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“Almost decent place”
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Safari Inn
Ranked #57 of 97 Hotels in Dar es Salaam
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Not as easy to find because you hace to go through an alley that at night might seem dangerous (it's not). Very basic rooms but with hot water. Very basic breakfast (bread, coffee and a banana). WiFi only on the lobby. Very near to ferry spot (about 5 blocks). Difficult to find a beer, all restaurants around don't sell. Not all rooms have A/C

Room Tip: No elevator so be careful if you have heavy luggage.
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  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled with friends
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Thank Carlos E
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safari2, Manager at Safari Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

Thank you for your review.

Safari Inn was built much earlier than the surrounding development, hence the accessway (alley) is the conduit from the main street to our entrance.
We have posted plenty of signs and given that we are older than fred flinstone :), ask anyone in town and they will guide you to us. Plus we are in the centre of town.

Yes, our rooms, amenities and other services are basic but very clean and inviting. We are a budget hotel, hence we have to adhere to a certain service model to keep it affordable.
Our rooms do have airconditioning; however, it is an extra charge as electric utilities are very expensive.
Hope this help clarify your expectations.
Thank you again.

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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Having returned to Dar Es salaam I needed a place to stay local to all the eateries the the location had to offer. Presented is safari inn, at budget price which includes very good free wifi and shared lounge area which includes a TV. You will also find a fridge for cold drinks and water and also somewhere to keep your lunch.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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safari2, Manager at Safari Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

Appreciate your comments and glad you enjoyed your stay!

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Reviewed 8 September 2016

Its cheap and within walking distance of the ferry and plenty of good/cheap restaurants.

You might feel a bit uneasy about walking round the area late at night on your own, but once inside it feels OK.

There are plenty of backpackers around and there's a sitting area with wifi and TV. Staff are helpful and friendly.

Rooms are pretty basic and one of us had hot water, the other didnt.

I would stay again for a night or two if passing through. There isnt much reason to be in Dar for any longer than that anyway!

Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
Thank PaulIanLyons
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safariinntanzania, webmaster at Safari Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2016

Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for comments. We take pride in this hotel and its amenities and sincerely appreciate the opportunity to serve you. If you will come this way again, I hope you’ll consider staying with us again.

Sincerely,
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We first got a fowl smelling twin room instead of the booked double room. After changing the room, thinks took a better turn. Only, the bednet was to small for a double bed, leaving us exposed at night. Luckily not many mosquitoes during the dry season. The breakfast is ok, if you pay a small (1000tsh) extra for eggs.
Although I couldn't compare to similar places in Dar, I think, you get what you expect for this price range.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Lukas V
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safari2, Manager at Safari Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

Thank you Lukas for the review.

Given that cleanliness and ambiance is something we put emphasis on, the foul odor in the room was a surprise.
As for the bednet, that also is a surprise as it is an important component for us and we make sure guests are fully protected. Perhaps the unfamiliarity of setting the bednet might have contributed, but we will be pleased to assist next time you visit.

Our breakfast is mini continental and we charge a nominal fee for extras, but it is less expensive than other restaurants. We understand the budget constraints of travelling and have priced our services accordingly.

Hope this helps.

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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the Safari Inn for one night.

When I checked in the staff we helpful.

The room was terrible - it was on the third floor with no lift. There was no mosquito net and there was a very loud night club or bar nearby which played music all night and made sleep near impossible.

I arrived from the bus station late and was hungry, but there is no restaurant in the evening which is worth noting if you are also arriving late. The hotel is in a very dodgy part of town,so I wasn't really up for a walk in the dark.

On the plus side there was hot water.

When I was leaving, around sun rise time the staff refused to help me get a taxi! Instead the men behind reception gave some vague instructions and told me to go and walk in the dark with my bags to the taxi rank which was ten mins away. I asked a second time if they could hail one for me - they said to walk.

I left the hostel and immediately a security guard in the street hailed a cab when I asked him to - which is much more typical of Tanzanian hospitality.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled solo
Thank Jude B
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safariinntanzania, webmaster at Safari Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2016

Dear Guest,

Thanks for staying.We saw your review and apologize for your experience howsoever it might have happened.We shall investigate and take corrective actions based on your observations and shall ensure that staff are behaving in a very hospitable manner.
We have engaged a professional team to check the housekeeping, cleanliness and all the amenities and to ensure the rooms are in the finest condition before a new guest is checked in.It is our earnest request to make note of the actions and reconsider your decision.

Sincerely,
Hotel Manager

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Address: Band Street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Dar es Salaam
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Ranked #57 of 97 Hotels in Dar es Salaam
Price Range: RM69 - RM102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 40
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