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The Retreat Dar es Salaam

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 14 March 2015 via mobile

I have visited this restaurant quite many times. It is a vegetarian buffet indian food with quite many dishes at 10000 T shillings We can say it is very cheap for such a lavish buffet. It is a vegetarian ' s paradise

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1Thank satyaprasad2000
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 13 February 2012

Even though the property is furnished with beautiful Zanzabari-looking chests and furniture and has a pretty location on the beach, and the room was very pretty with a good bed, the atmosphere was creepy and we felt we paid way too much for everything. We were the only guests, the staff conveyed that we were in an unsafe area and...

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Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 February 2012

We stayed one night on a DAR stopover. Arrived DAR at 1630 hrs, took over 2 hours to get to hotel due traffic. We were thirsty & famished on arrival. Got beer/drinks quite quickly on terrace. Ordered meals, choice of 5 mains. About 25 mins later were we're told there was no pork which removed 2 of the mains. Down...

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2Thank Waggersting
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 13 January 2012

The retreat is a beautiful colonial style house with fantastic views of the ocean, a lovely garden and should be a perfect place for a stop over and the staff are incredibly helpful. However, it's let down by some things very badly, first, the food is wildly overpriced, from memory we were charged almost $40USD for two plates of fired...

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Winterthur, Schweiz
Reviewed 7 November 2011

The Retreat Dar es Salaam, an intimate bed & breakfast villa on the beach., very quiet and Peaceful. Very good food and a marvellous look over the ocean from the Room on the first floor.

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Annen
Reviewed 5 November 2011

The Retreat is an old colonial mansion with nice decorations and a lovely garden. The service is very good. Unfortunately these features are overshadowed by the negative things. The rooms are dirty, the curtains have not been washed or drycleaned since ages. The cushions and pillows in the garden chairs are in a miserable state, food is overpriced. This is...

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Thank Josannen
Brisbane
Reviewed 8 November 2010

This place is owned by a Swiss lady who clearly has just abandoned it to local management. It was a very sad and depressing place. The bedsheets were stained, the dogs were full of fleas and had serious eye infections which could easily have been treated. They had not paid the TV subscription so the TV didn't work, the location...

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Address: The Peninsula | P.O. Box 13757, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Dar es Salaam
Number of rooms: 9
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