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Transit Motel Airport
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Reviewed 10 October 2011

Although I have booked over the internet, paid the USD5 depost and received a booking confirmation, neither of my two one-nights were on their system/booking register. So, the first night (1/10) we had to find alternative accommodation but the second night (8/10) they have had a bed for us. Thus, I do not trust their internet booking facility.

Although the motel is VERY VERY basic, it is close to the airport and cheap! I will stay there again, but DEFINITELY not more than one night at a time! The surroundings of the motel however is scary, but don't be put off!

Room Tip: Not sure if there are other room options available
  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank ErnieVW
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rolandi, Manager at Transit Motel Airport, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2011

Dear Ernie,

Thank you for taking your time reviewing our Motel. We are happy that you had a pleasant experience while staying with us.

Our records shows that you booked a room for 8th Oct on 21st September. On the same day we sent a confirmation mail to you. We have not received 1st October booking information. We are following up with HostelsClub, who runs the booking facility for us, to see if the booking went through.

As you have said, our motel is designed for travelers staying for one or two nights and not a destination for a longer stay.

Roland Shayo

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Reviewed 2 October 2011

Landing at Dar Es Salaam early in the morning we wanted somewhere to spend a few hours before our onward flight late in the afternoon. The hotel served exactly that purpose. Staff were friendly and let us book in early (we had already spoken to them previously to explain we only wanted a few hours during the day). We were able to get a couple of hours sleep, take a shower and have a coffee before returning to the airport. The hotel is very close-only costing us $5 by taxi each way. Much better than spending 8 hours at the airport!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 September 2011

We were looking for a place near the airport where we could lay down for a few hours while waiting for an early morning flight. This place fitted the bill and it would be unfair to review it in any other way. We were mildly concerned when our taxi turned off a main road onto a wet track but the hotel appeared soon after. It was secure, the room was okay, the toilet flushed and the hot water flowed. For $40, we couldn't ask for much more. Our only minor gripe is that our evening meal took a bit long even by African standards.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 September 2011

We had an early morning flight leaving Dar for JoBerg and just didn't want to put up with the long ride from one of the nice hotels downtown to the airport and waste another hour of sleep. So, we booked this place and crossed our fingers.

It's essentially across the street and down a long block of "real Africa" from the airport. So the taxi is like 5 minutes. There is a market across the street if you need to pick up some fruit or veggies or a bucket.

The hotel has a small restaurant. We waited over two hours from the time we ordered dinner to when we were served our food. It was the worst service in a nation that doesn't really get customer service. I think the proper technique is to go to the restaurant as soon as you get to the hotel. Ask what is easy and quick for them to prepare. Then make your order and tell them when you will be back to eat. They should have it ready for you. (This works in other places in East Africa.)

The bed was fine. Good mossi nets. The air conditioning worked. Price was right. I wouldn't stay more than one night here, but I've stayed in much much worse!

Room Tip: Ask for two sheets - you'll probably have to make your own bed.
  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 July 2011

Transit Motel is the only hotel anywhere near the Dar International AIrport, so if you get in really late or fly out early, this is the place to stay - a taxi will cost 5,000 TSH with very little haggling -- I'm sure you can get it cheaper but this is about US$3.50 so its hardly worth the hassle when you've just got off a flight. Between 15000 -25000 TSH to Ubungo bus station spending on your haggling skills. It costs 30 dollars for a single and 40 dollars total for a double (2 people) and includes breakfast (or so they say)... I left at 6am and they told me that it was too early to get breakfast.

If you've spent time in Africa, it won't be a problem, but if this is your first time to africa and you've just got off the plane, the neighborhood may be a bit shocking to those people who have never experienced a true african neighborhood - may be a bit intimidating. The compound that the hotel is on is very secure though, and open 24 hours so it doesn't matter what time you arrive.

Rooms were adequate, had a mosquito net but doesn't reach all the way down around the entire bed so kind of pointless. Rooms have private bathrooms with sink, toilet, and a shower head on the bathroom floor - very weak shower but nice to have a few minutes of running/ hot water after months of living in rural areas of Tanzania.

Cheap, close to airport, quiet. Works just fine.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled solo
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Thank stephanieeec
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rolandi, Manager at Transit Motel Airport, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2011

Dear Stephanie,

Thank you for taking your time to write a review of our property. I hope it will help future travelers to this part of the world to make a good decision.

We have also noted your concern about our breakfast and mosquito nets. We have add some food variaties in our breakfast buffet and change mosquito nets that were few inces short.

Thank you again Stephanie and welcome again

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