This hotel is located on the outskirt of the city centre, around 10km from the city centre. The whole area is a mixed development with some shops and commercial spaces, and office blocks. Parking is available and secured. However, the surrounding area doesn’t seem to be that safe, hence please be careful if you intend to go out, especially in the evening.
Although the hotel has signed of aging, it is quite welcoming and the hotel is rather clean. The lobby area is huge, and not the sort of cramped into a small area. Plenty of seating places to unwind. Next to it is the restaurant where the buffet breakfast is served from 5.30am – that is pretty early, but you need to leave early if you want to be in the city centre by 8am,or even if you have to travel to the airport. The traffic jam is pretty bad due to major roadworks, and plenty of potholes on the road.
The room has a small kitchenette complete with microwave, fridge, toaster and cutlery. The room is spacious and the bed is nice and firm. However, the pillow is way too soft for my liking. The bathroom is decent with a bathtub, though it is a bit small. Plenty of space in the cupboard as well.
There is a swimming pool on the rooftop where you can have a 360degree view of the area. The walkway to the pool is also filled with flowers, and there are plenty of seats available. There is a small gym on the 12th floor – you have to go through the gym to get to the pool.
At USD78 / night,I think it is a bargain and would recommend for those on leisure and no need to be in the city centre very early in the morning. However, there is no free internet available.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the blossoming Ubungo area in Dar es Salaam, the Blue Pearl Hotel & Apartments is the largest all apartment-suite style hotel in the country and offers a wide selection of luxurious suites, conference venue and fine dining. We offer the best of business, leisure and luxury in the area with excellent amenities including the only rooftop swimming pool in Dar es Salaam. All of our spacious suites include air-conditioning, large beds, Wi-Fi and continental breakfast served from 6am to 10am in the Famished Restaurant. Our proximity to the Dar es Salaam University Campus and Mlimani City Shopping Centre as well as inter-city bus and train stations makes us a premier destination for travellers, business people and conference groups. For Luxury and Value, visit The Blue Pearl Hotel & Apartments – The Largest Apartment Hotel and Premiere Conference Destination in the Region. ... more less
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