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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

The only good thing is the location. I wouldn't be so strict in my review if a room was cheaper but for 65 dollar you can stay in a much nicer place. The breakfast was not very nice and the restaurant very pricy. They wanted 9000tsh for plain rice?! Internet not working in the room.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Polite, helpful , clean room , air conditioning worked well, breakfast included and reasonable. In all very good and helpful for price 55us$ per night. Well positioned re downtown and railway station.

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Thank John L
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We stayed at the Rainbow Hotel because it was a 5 minute walk from the Ferry close to the Kariakoo Market. The room was clean and the beds were a bit stiff. It's a bit minimalistic but fine for short stays. The staff was nice and helped us arrange transport to the airport.

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1Thank PoppyPlay
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Rainbow is 30 min drive from the airport and 5 min walk from zanzibar ferry. It is also not that far from Kariakoo market (a must go in Dar) - 40 min walking. Rooms are quite nice but need some renovation. The price is a bit exaggerate for what you get, but considering other hotels fees you do not have...

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1Thank Francesca A
Reviewed 24 September 2016

The hotel needs some renovation, but it is clean, and a perfeclty fine place to stay for a few nights. It's a good choice if you are going to Zanzibar, since it's only a few minutes' walk to the ferry. You'll even have time to have breakfast first.

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Thank Liv V
Stavanger Municipality, Norway
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

The hotel is in need for renovation. The cleaning is bad,and the sheeting is dirty. It's close to the ferry to zanzibar and the food was ok - inspired by India. There is a/c and wifi avaliable Not gonna stay there again - I felt dirty when I left.

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2Thank CathrineD88
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Clean, anonymous hotel. Kind staff at the reception desk. Location is very close to the harbor, so ideal when you need a place for a night before you go to Zanzibar. We could stall our luggage after checking out. Breakfast was okay. Wifi at reception level is very good.

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1Thank Cornelie1971
Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Well, it should to everyone, but not that much to the owners of this hotel. Switching on AC, boiler, TV and charging few devices creates an unforgettable atmosphere of 80s disco when one is caught in one constant loop of flickering lights caused by power cuts. Repair solution? Get a big guy hit the card slot several times. 😂 ...butter...

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Thank Bakuan
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

I was here for 7 days and my room was big compared to others but the shower room was quite small at least it has hot water. Breakfast nothing great but restaurant food was okay and affordable. Very accessible to the port, Train station, embassies and banks. Great location. Friendly staff.

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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Clean. Close to Ferry terminal. Ok for an overnight. Paid USD$70 for son and I for 1 night including breakfast via Booking.com. Mamboz close by (5mins walk) so that was great. Restaurant offers little. Aircon works well. They organised a pickup from hotel for USD$20 so that was great.

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rainbow hotel is located in the heart of Dar-es-salaam city centre. Zanzibar Ferry terminal is only 5 minutes walk from the Hotel. There are lots of shops, restaurants, shopping malls, banks just as you step out of the hotel. The hotel has 75 rooms comprising of :16 singles, 24 standard doubles, 16 deluxe doubles and 16 twin rooms. We also have 3 apartments ( 1x 1 bedroom & 2 x 2 bedrooms). All bedrooms are ensuite and come with air conditioning, cable tv and free internet (Wi-Fi). We have a multi-cuisine restaurant which sits upto 90 people. There is also a Conference centre located on the top floor of the hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rainbow Hotel

Address: Plot No. 1900/59 Morogoro Road, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Dar es Salaam
Price Range: €61 - €116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rainbow Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 75
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