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Marimba - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels

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Slipway Road, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
+255 22 221 0000
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Average quality hotel restaurant with prices that you would expect from an hotel restaurant compared to local restaurants in the area. Staff are friendly. Terrace along the sea in the garden around the pool serves the same menu with a nice outdoor atmosphere at least.

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Cologne, Germany
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

What I like about the Double Tree are the spacy rooms and the huge terrace with a wonderful view on the sea. The service is very often mediocre and a bit slow. There is a pool, a pool bar, you can smoke shisha. Besides the hotel is a market with Tansanian fabrics, jewlery and paintings, just behind you find the... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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443 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Given I stayed at the DoubleTree for a number of nights, I did find myself eating a few meals at this restaurant. I tried Indian food one night, the "Swahili Buffet, and the Seafood buffet. All of the meals were very good as the chefs seem to be quite proficient with both Indian and African flavours. While the most expensive,... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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98 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Not all hotels I go to I can call home. This one is. And the restaurant is just like that as well. From service to quality of ingredients. They can improve the way they cook the fish but overall they do with most of the dishes a great job. Sometimes they could be faster but in reality this is the... More 

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Thank TaniaTiberia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Had several experience with this place from 2011 to 2013. They have a good hospitality with a nice sea view from the top floor rooms.

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Medfield, MA
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131 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

I enjoyed a four night stay here. The setting is lovely and a quick walk to a small shopping area. The rooms are very modern--especially those that have had a recent bathroom upgrade with a new shower head. The beds were very comfortable and I slept very well here. The breakfast buffet is nice and I enjoyed a Cappuccino each... More 

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Thank LJSMedfield
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Went there for a family dinner, it was swahili night. Good atmosphere but a slow service. It was a buffet night with very minimal selection but good food.

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Thank Ney K
Johannesburg, South Africa
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Went for the Wednesday night buffet which was really nice. Food tasty and well cooked. Good service from the waiters. Buffet was on the terrace so very nice setting and views.

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Thank Sandra D
Dar Es Salaam Region, Tanzania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Went for a lunch with family on 8th Nov. The girl serving us was nice and helped us with the menu, but the Indian food and the mocktails that we ordered were terrible. Extremely expensive and not worth a single shilling !! Definitely a place to be avoided, unless you want to enjoy the view.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Beautiful hotel by the Sea. Nice view. Dinner on this day was Indian...our favorite, but didn't have quite the variety we had anticipated. The naan was rather hard, but the deserts were very good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Indian, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Slipway Road, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Dar Es Salaam Region  >  Dar es Salaam
  • Phone Number: +255 22 221 0000

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?