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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 5 September 2015

We used the Rainbow Hotel in Dar as a jumping off point several times in our month in East Africa. The service is reliable, the rooms clean and quiet. A very functional hotel, not fancy but meets the needs especially with its location. The staff was friendly and helpful, even when we arrived late or left very early. Breakfast leaves...

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Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Good location and serves the purpose for just what u need! near the train terminal and mall nearby where you can get everything yoyu want. no need to look for expensive hotel with no value added. cstomer service is a journey, I like hotels that say what they do (average)

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Thank Sed566
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 1 September 2015

The hotel was clean and comfortable. Located right in the middle of Dar es Salaam city center, and a five minutes' walk away from the Ferry Terminal (Zanzibar Ferry) , good value for money The bathrooms were small, you can barely squeeze in, we had asked for early breakfast and the manager had agreed, come next morning there was no...

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Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 27 August 2015

The staff was super friendly and helpful. The location of the hotel is great as it's a 5 minute walk from the ferry terminal.The amenities such as AC and TV worked absolutely fine. The room and the bathroom particularly were pretty basic but could be somewhat cleaner in my personal opinion. The restaurant was affordable with good spicy Indian cuisine...

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Thank Gyasi2015
Nairobi Region, Kenya
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Nothing special with this hotel but it serves its purpose. The bathroom wasn't really working and the sheets weren't clean. The staff was very nice though and helped us with transfer when we arrived by bus from Nairobi. The hotel is also perfectly located if you're taking the ferry over to Zanzibar but other than I would only recommend you...

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Thank Axel W
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 8 August 2015

The hotel staff were amazingly friendly and helpful, the rooms were clean, the bed was comfortable, the AC worked well, and with the windows closed you could barely hear the street noise. The restaurant was also good and affordable, especially the Indian menu (their obvious specialty). The location is good- in the city center, mere blocks from the Zanzibar Ferry...

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1Thank Lindsay M
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Hotel was in downtown area where majority of hotels were located. Room was adequate size but amenities didn't work (A/C and internet). Furniture was broken in both rooms we stayed on our way in/out of safari. Didn't have the cash to pay US dollars on one trip and they wouldn't give the correct market exchange for the shillings we had....

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Thank 78maeves
Cape Town via New York
Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

The Rainbow hotel is perfect for nights between places- ferry rides<<>> international airport to Domestic... Accommodation is decent and clean. The staff are friendly and helpful. The restaurant serves good Indian food- at least that is all I had. My only comment of curiosity- the showers are odd...

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1Thank TurtleLady2013
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 28 June 2015

The rooms do give you the comfort as you will seek as an Asian traveler. Overall the staff is not found to be too friendly, but the front office Indian guy makes you feel welcome. I recommend here for a short stay before you take a ferry trip to Zanzibar. The ferry terminal is at a walking distance about 5...

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Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 19 June 2015

I arrived in Dar es Salaam with no reservations and found Rainbow Hotel by chance. The location is very convenient in the city centre. The staff were helpful and friendly and the service over all good. It does lack ambience but makes up for this by being clean, well run and everything works properly.

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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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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • 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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