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Lugano, Switzerland
Reviewed 16 April 2015

I have been staying at this hotel many times over the last 6 or 7 years. Pros: low price, safe rooms and safe environment (which is no irrelevant aspect in Africa), friendly staff, free storage room, reasonably clean (never saw bugs), mosquito free, internet access, restaurants nearby. Cons: the structure of the hotel itself is rather old. This is no...

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safariinntanzania, Webmaster at Safari Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your comments about our safe, clean rooms that are better than most in our region. While we always recommend that guests take safety and security precautions, we’re pleased to have an excellent safety record and to be located in a very safe area. We’re also pleased to exceed the expectations of most guests and provide them...

Hull
Reviewed 6 March 2015 via mobile

Firstly, the Safari Inn is an ok budget option located close to the city centre with a lot of affordable eateries. It's cheap but unfortunately not very cheerful. The staff is exceptionally rude and unhelpful. We were constantly made to feellike we interupted his busy private life. He would come into the TV lounge and change the channel that all...

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safariinntanzania, Webmaster at Safari Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your comments. I’m very sorry that you came away with a negative impression of our property. We take providing a great guest experience very seriously and obviously let you down in some ways. We’re working to make the experience here better than ever and will use your comments as we change and improve. I sincerely apologize...

Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 December 2014

The place was tricky to find but we got there eventually. The staff were friendly and we were seen to pretty fast. The room was very basic and to be honest served the job of a quick stop over and exactly what we were after (price wise). The bed was fine and only after we were in it for a...

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safariinntanzania, Webmaster at Safari Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for commenting. I’m glad that may aspects of your stay were to your liking. I sincerely apologize that you had a negative experience with us. While we do not have bedbugs in any of our rooms, it is unfortunate that some insects of some sort got in. We’ve taken steps since the time of your stay to...

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 13 November 2014

It is a safe place to stay in, but when you walk out, be careful. By the time i visited, there were some street gangs hanging around on the nearby streets trying to get in touch with tourists.. The rooms in the Hotel are cheap, but pretty dirty. Fans in the rooms worked ok. I wouldn't stay here longer than...

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safariinntanzania, Webmaster at Safari Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for commenting. I’m sorry that some actions by others beyond our control detracted from your stay. I also apologize that there were apparent housekeeping lapses that detracted from your stay. We taken steps since that time to correct these issues and hope you will consider staying with us again if in the area. Sincerely, Hotel Manager

Boise, Idaho
Reviewed 9 November 2014 via mobile

I have been here a number of times over the past 10 years. Simple, economic rooms with en suite, basic breakfast included with room. I think a fan room is totally fine even at the hot time of year. Friendly staff. Great view from rooftop of the city center. I love it's location right in the center of the Hindi...

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Reviewed 25 October 2014

Stayed for one night after missing the ferry to Zanzibar, i paid 28000 shillings is about usd17 so cheap compare to the hotels prices in Dar, The way to the towards hotel is a bit scary and crowded, the neighbourhood is so busy with so many people. The guy at reception was so charming and helpful, the room was fine...

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safariinntanzania, Webmaster at Safari Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for recognizing our great value and for your kind words about our staff. We take true pride in providing the best possible experience in the area at a price everyone can afford. If there were any small failings, I apologize. I hope you will stay with us again if you ever find yourself nearby. We sincerely appreciate...

Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 22 September 2014

We had several difficulties to find an affordable and safe hotel in Dar Es Salaam. All the reviews we saw were very scary. While in Zanzibar we met a girl who had stayed in Safari Inn and we decided to give it try. We just wanted to stay for one night anyway. The hotel is near the zanzibar boats port...

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safariinntanzania, Webmaster at Safari Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for staying with us and offering your comments. I’m sorry if some things about the city or about our unique ways here caused you concern. We’re pleased to run a safe, clean, comfortable and affordable inn and look forward to having you with us again if you’re in the area. I truly value having you as a...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 18 September 2014

Rooms here aren't great but this is the cheapest accommodation you're gonna find in Dar so keep that in mind. They were clean enough but the mosquito nets weren't great and no hot water. There's free wifi that works from the lounge area but they provide a computer too. I wouldn't go out walking in the area at night, it...

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safariinntanzania, Webmaster at Safari Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your kind words about our inexpensive rooms and the great location of our hotel. We believe we provide a great experience and that the area is safe for all kinds of travelers. I apologize for any small lapses you may have experienced. I hope you will stay with us again if you come to this area...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

Safari inn is located in a perfect location. It isn't the cleanest or safest street but you can walk anywhere! Even walking down the alley to the hotel I normally would feel dirty water drip on me. Gross! Our bathroom was pretty dirty and didn't offer hot water. I had to ask for shower sandals because I wasn't going to...

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safariinntanzania, Webmaster at Safari Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your kind words about our location. I apologize if there were housekeeping or other lapses that detracted from your stay, but I’m glad you got a good night’s sleep in our comfortable bed and under the great fan. I’m also pleased that you enjoyed the breakfast. I hope you have the opportunity to stay with us...

Lourdes, France
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Rooms are ok but not perfectly clean..but they're actually handwashing everything. Very poor breakfast, there wasn't event enough butter for the bread but with a little surplus you can have something more. Very slow internet connection. They helped me with the ticket for Zanzibar and they called a taxy for me agreeing the price but once at the harbour the...

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safariinntanzania, Webmaster at Safari Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for comments. I’m sorry that several small issues detracted so much from your stay with us. I apologize for any lapses or issues you experienced. We take customer satisfaction seriously and will use your comments as we change and improve. I hope you will focus on the good and choose us again if you come this way...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Internet
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Additional Information about Safari Inn

Address: Band Street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Dar es Salaam
Price Range: €11 - €14 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Safari Hotel Dar Es Salaam
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