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“Average but convenient”
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Rainbow Hotel
Ranked #38 of 98 Hotels in Dar es Salaam
Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

Walking distance to/from the ferry for convenience. The rooms are very basic, but there is aircon. Could do with some maintenance in the rooms. The mattress was extremely hard. Ok for a cheap hotel for one night though.

The big plus for us was the restaurant. Excellent Indian food.

  • Stayed: August 2014
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

Good budget Hotel in center of DAR ,some maintenance needs to be done on the rooms and ablutions.staff were courteous and you can bargain with the management on price. A plus for his hotel is the food quality and quantity.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

The staff at Rainbow Hotel were amazing. They were friendly and helpful. We called them a few times in regards to getting taxis and ferry tickets to Zanzibar (the terminal is super close to the hotel). They even walked us to the shops so we could purchase a phone. Food at their restaurant was great too.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

This is a very good Budget Hotel for Business Travellers located in downtown close to all markets.
The Restaurant & reception have Indians working there and they speak good Hindi.
Budget rooms US $ 45 are small but very clean & neat with good aircon and LCD TV. Economy rooms are big enough for a family for US $ 60. Lot of good reataurants & supermarkets are available very close to the hotel.
Taxis are available 24 hrs at the hotel entrance. Grand Casino is a few steps away.
Ferry stations to Zanzibar is within walking distance.

Room Tip: Budget travellers single room is Ok. For family go for double room Guest friendly hotel
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Thank RAJ k
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Reviewed 1 May 2014 via mobile

The managment , reception and service staff was very courteous and friendly.the breakfast menu should be looked into too
A few minor maintenance upgrades required
But it was a great 2 days we spent there
Keep up the good work

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank shabbir m
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Reviewed 26 February 2014

Its awesome location....very good restaurant good tast of food..infact very good....nd specialy all the staff are very friendly. ..I enjoyed my stay der....will look to stay every time wen come comes to dar e salam....
HUSSY

  • Stayed: February 2014
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

the hotel is good and price is affordable and resonable . the location of the hotel is in central area of the city, just five minutes walk to get zanzibar ferry. helpful staff, good indian spicy and delicious food i had in restaurant of the hotel. ,even late night air port transport is available . i enjoy my stay. great budget hotel in dar es salaam for business trip.

Room Tip: deluxe double and deluxe twin rooms are very good.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Address: Plot No. 1900/59 Morogoro Road, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Dar es Salaam
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 98 Hotels in Dar es Salaam
Price Range: £16 - £49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rainbow Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rainbow hotel is located in the heart of Dar-es-salaam city centre. Zanzibar Ferry terminal is only 5 minutes walk from the Hotel. There are lots of shops, restaurants, shopping malls, banks just as you step out of the hotel. The hotel has 75 rooms comprising of :16 singles, 24 standard doubles, 16 deluxe doubles and 16 twin rooms. We also have 3 apartments ( 1x 1 bedroom & 2 x 2 bedrooms). All bedrooms are ensuite and come with air conditioning, cable tv and free internet (Wi-Fi). We have a multi-cuisine restaurant which sits upto 90 people. There is also a Conference centre located on the top floor of the hotel. ... more   less 
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