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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I showed up at the New Dodoma Hotel this morning, they refused to honor my reservation because last night's guests had decided to not check out of their room (how odd!). They acknowledged having my reservation but they would not do anything about it. I went over to the Moreno Hotel where the staff called every other hotel in...

Thank DeSTan2015
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The rooms are OK, but not worth 70 USD per night. There is no hot water and the accommodation needs an update. The pool is green and not to be used. Overall it seems a bit of a faded glory. The food is good though.

Thank 55hansm
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Everything in this hotel is of poor quality. The rooms are small despite we had a "luxury" room. The bed is not very comfortable and the matresses are very soft. The inventury is a mixture of different styles and everything seems to be old and run down. The overall cleanness of the room terrible. The sound from the TV was...

Thank R56-12
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Enjoyed the evening meal, the room i used was very spacious and homely.There is available hotel transport and taxis to conveniently facilitate your town errands around the city. The hotel staff are very helpful with information and endeavour to make you feel welcome.It is not a beyond the ordinary hotel.

Thank ngugijohn
Moshi, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I stayed here both in November as well as January. My room was very comfortable, and I was pleased with it, but the rooms can vary quite a bit in quality and some are newer looking than others so if you are picky it is good to check the room first.I could tell they are trying to improve the motel...

Thank Melodie J
Reviewed 16 December 2016

As a resident of Dodoma,I've never slept in this hotel but for other occasions (eating, drinking, parties and business) I've been there many times. Normally, the atmosphere of the inner court is quite nice and you can order food from different restaurants. There's also the best place (as it is the only one) in Dodoma for cappuccino, on your right...

Thank bonvre
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

My Son and I went there for Dinner the first day,had a very nice bites to start with then very heavy main course. The food was superb my son loved food much. Waiters were very attentive. Second day was Monday we went try another hotel,my son wanted to swim we went to MORENA HOTEL my son enjoyed swimming but didn't...

Thank Vicent K
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I was at this Facility in October 2016 for one night in the standard room. When I got to my room I noted the worn out carpeting, unsightly wood-works and stuck locks. All the locks of this room were in need of repair (I can be sure one or two guests may have locked themselves in as I almost did)....

Thank Paul N
Hythe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I spent the day here working with a colleague recently. It was fine, the staff were very nice and helpful and the food was fine. I feel like the glory days of this once splendid hotel are sadly in the past. It has been unsympathetically modernised and those of you who, like me, crave the gorgeous old buildings of Tanzania's...

Thank Olivia_H0wland
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the New Dodoma Hotel for one night and took the standard room single. I thought that 55$ for a Hotel like this is almost a fair price. Well I ended up paying 92$. They charged me extra for: -Laundry which i didn't wanted or asked for. -a side dish which I got told is included -an additional...

Thank Artur R

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The landmark New Dodoma Hotel is over one hundred years old and was originally built as a rest house for the Kaiser of Germany to inaugurate the National Railway Line. It stands as the most historic hotel in the region and still has all of the old world splendor which one would expect from such a historic monument. The hotel suites are built around a large botanical courtyard which features a decorative water fountain, tiki-bar and restaurant service. The botanical garden has been grown with great care to ensure an oasis like experience upon entering. Each hotel suite features large beds, hot water and air-conditioning as well as access to the hotel swimming pool, fitness center and relaxation areas. The New Dodoma Hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi for hotel patrons, 24-hour electricity backed by a generator, late night food service and concierge service to ensure that all of our clients’ needs are tended to. With all The Grandeur of the Ages with Modern Amenities and Excellent Service - The New Dodoma Hotel offers you the Best of the Nation’s Capital. ... more   less 

Additional Information about New Dodoma Hotel-Dodoma Rock Hotel

Address: Station Road Plot No. 459 (opposite Dodoma Railway Station) | opposite Dodoma Railway Station, Dodoma, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Dodoma Region > Dodoma
Price Range: €55 - €65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — New Dodoma Hotel-Dodoma Rock Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 91
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“Suggest you take the room overlooking the main road adjacent to the Railway Station.”
munird2014, 4 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Please clean the bed nets they were very dusty”
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“Keep away from road side ground floor. Station side is better”
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“2nd and 3rd floors”
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