We used Dar es Salaam as our travel hub on a 6 week trip to Africa. We stayed at the Transit 3 seperate nights when we had transfer flights a day apart. This hotel is basic, real basic. The place has curb appeal. It looks good from the street but the inside does not maintain the image. Once through the door it is a 2 star hotel. The rooms are very small and rather bleak. The rooms we had were clean. You had better have something to read because that is about all there is to do. There is free wifi so you can catch up on email or some of your favorite websites. The staff are hit and miss. Half are really nice and helpful, the other half I think hate their job. The restaurant is inexpensive and adiquate but the food is totally uninspired. A couple of things that you might want to know, there is no hot water, this was not much of a bother as the water is not really cold either, the shower was only slightly bracing. On two of our stays we asked for a wake up call, both times the call came an hour earlier than we requested, something missed in the shift change I guess. There is AC and a fan. The AC was not working properly but did cool the room adiquately.
The hotel will book a taxi for you but it costs $5 per ride. The ride is literally 500M. The times we arrived or left in the daylight we walked and had no trouble what so ever. If you can arrange your own taxi, easy on arrival, you can get a ride for 4500 TSH or less, 1/2 of what the hotel driver charges. I assume the hotel gets a kick back or the driver is making a fortune. You can also arrange for the driver that drops you off to pick you up at a specfic time and negotiate that cost as well. To get to the hotel walk straight out the international airport road, across the busy highway and along the street directly opposite the airport entrance. About 100M you cross a rail road track and 20M later the hotel is on the cross street on you left hand side.
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- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Transit Motel Airport is located near Dar Es Salaam's J Nyerere Airport providing clean and affordable no frills accommodation. The Motel is ideal place for travelers arriving late during the night or those departing very early in the morning. We provide airport transfers to our guests upon request. Check-in can be done any time (yes! 24/7) And late check out can be arranged. Breakfast (included in the room rate) is available even for early departed guests. Free WiFi available to our guests ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Transit Motel Airport Hotel Dar Es Salaam