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“Excellent value and a great place to stay”

Sophia House Hotel & Apartments
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Sophia House Hotel & Apartments
Ranked #16 of 114 Dar es Salaam B&B and Inns
Melbourne
Level 5 Contributor
36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Excellent value and a great place to stay”
Reviewed 31 July 2012

Sophia House is centrally located in Da es Salaam, within walking distance of restaurants and the Zanzibar ferry.

We stayed at Sophia House in June 2012 and were warmly welcomed by the manager Tawfiq and his staff. Our room was nice and clean and very reasonably priced at $45 per night. This included air-conditioning and a ceiling fan, a mini fridge, a very good hot shower, breakfast every morning, free wi-fi and free laundry service.

All the rooms also share a “common area” on each floor where we were able to sit, often using internet at the large table.

The staff were all friendly and Tawfiq was great, providing us with helpful information on Dar, places to go, where things were, arranging taxis’, etc., nothing was too much trouble.

Sophia House is excellent value in Dar and was a great place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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English first
Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
1 review
Reviewed 29 April 2012

I got a friend who stayed at the Hotel for a day or two,not only due to price range,but even the food to him was homely.I have work in the hotel for some time back so i know what it takes to create that hospitality.He just called from Uganda for long running week stay again at the hotel comes October.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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Thank Kenneth O
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Mombasa, Kenya
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 17 December 2011

Friendly and welcoming staff, the apartments are clean and tastefully furnished, free laundry service plus location is excellent for city tour.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Thank kevin k
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Scotland
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Reviewed 12 December 2011

Sophia house is first of all great value. Rooms have good A/C, internet access, cable tv, hot water, rooms are quite spacious and there is a free laundry service. Stayed there many times because I have not found any equal in that price range. Breakfast is above average, fruits, eggs, sausage, toast, etc

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Sophia House Hotel & Apartments
Address: Bibi Titi Mohamed st, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Dar es Salaam
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Ranked #16 of 114 B&Bs / Inns in Dar es Salaam
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