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“Very pleasant”
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Sea Cliff Hotel
Ranked #5 of 95 Hotels in Dar es Salaam
Certificate of Excellence
Durban, South Africa
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4 reviews
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“Very pleasant”
Reviewed 16 September 2012

Used this hotel for a business trip and was pleasantly surprised. Nice hotel and good service. Meals where delicious and the breakfast buffet is good.

I was very tempted to use the helicopter shuttle service to the airport when I left, but unfortunately had to book out at 4am to catch a flight and it would have been too dark to enjoy the experience.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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Sea-Cliff-Hotel, Director of Sales at Sea Cliff Hotel, responded to this review, 27 November 2012
Many thanks for the positive feedback, sorry you could not enjoy your last day properly!
Hopefully next time.
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Watsons Bay, Australia
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Reviewed 13 September 2012

We stayed at Sea Cliff recently on a business trip. We had early morning starts, tight laundry turnarounds and a busy schedule. All purvarrangements were handled effectively. The rooms are large and comfortable with excellent bedding. Most importantly, staff are well trained and genuinely friendly. Our next transit stay in Dar was at the Two Trees by Hilton, which should be avoided at all costs, and must rate as one of the world's worst hotels. As it is not listed on Trip Advisor, I cannot post a review. Back to the Sea Cliff: food was good, not fancy but tasty and wholesome. I would definitely come back to the Sea Cliff, knowing I will receive warm, efficient service and a comfortable room.

Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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Sea-Cliff-Hotel, Director of Sales at Sea Cliff Hotel, responded to this review, 27 November 2012
Your feedback is greatly appreciated.
We are delighted you enjoyed the hotel and the facilities and look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Prague
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

Stayed here on a business trip to Dar....have to say, beats the hell out of many other business trip hotels. The building is beautiful, the views of the Indian Ocean are stunning (if you ignore the container ships waiting to dock) and the staff are delightful
Sunrise is stunning and if you are very lucky, as we were, you can watch the whales gamboling...do whales gambol? And if you want to gamble there is an on site casino too
Plenty of choices to eat without leaving the hotel and the upstair bar offers a wonderful view
breakfast overlooking coral watching the octopus fishermen...bliss
Visit the yacht club for sundowners and watch the sunset - obviously

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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Sea-Cliff-Hotel, Director of Sales at Sea Cliff Hotel, responded to this review, 8 September 2012
Many thanks for your great feedback, the whales were fantastic to watch indeed, amazing sight and so close to the hotel, we need to make sure they come more often! Very happy you enjoyed your stay with us and looking forward to welcome you again.
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Beau Bassin - Rose Hill
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Reviewed 28 August 2012

Stayed there on business for 2 nights in July 2012. Good to have meetings in the lounge (1st floor) by the seaside restaurant. The lounge is comfortable for meetings. The view is quite impressive with the high and low tide during the day. There could easily be a 3 m difference between the tides. Restaurant is always busy and the food is good whether for lunch or dinner. I have been twice to this hotel. The room is clean and comfortable so I have not really been tempted to try another hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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Sea-Cliff-Hotel, Director of Sales at Sea Cliff Hotel, responded to this review, 8 September 2012
Thank you for your nice review and for making the right decision to stay with us, we hope to see you again very soon. Best regards.
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Reviewed 28 August 2012

I arrived in Dar es Salaam with only an over night stay before i went inland to rural areas. After a long flight it was very welcoming, comfortable, relaxed atmosphere and great food. On my way back out of the country, i overnighted again.... and another perfect way to end my tour of the country. I really love it there...... You have got to try the Calamari starter and the Grilled Snapper main, at the restaurant.... probably the best grilled fish i have had in a LONG time...

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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Sea-Cliff-Hotel, Director of Sales at Sea Cliff Hotel, responded to this review, 8 September 2012
Many thanks for your very positive feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed your two stays with us and we hope to see you again for some more calamari and red snapper!
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 23 August 2012

As its name implies the Sea Cliff is perched on the edge of a cliff overlooking the a magnificent view of the Indian Ocean. The Hotel is set in a tropical garden splendid in its array of indigenous flora.
Spending 3 nights here including a Friday was a real treat , the rooms are excellent and well located within the grounds. The Friday night atmosphere in the bar overlooking the ocean was mix of nationalities from all corners of the world , good fun was had by all.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Thank John B
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Sea-Cliff-Hotel, Director of Sales at Sea Cliff Hotel, responded to this review, 8 September 2012
Many thank you for your lovely feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and looking forward to see you again.
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Helsinki
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2012

We stayed here 2 nights recently before our flight to europe and it was a very good and relaxing stay.

The hotel has all the features you need and even as it was pretty full you felt relaxed.

Some plus thing and some minus then;

+ comfortable rooms, excellent view, very good sleeping quality
+ good breakfast with many choices
+ very good food in general (had a very good prawn-avocado salad and a tender T-bone steak)
+ friendly staff (and its plenty of them around)
+ good location if you like to be a bit outside the city centre.... which is less hectic...

- a bit old and worn down (just some details in the room and public areas, not too much though)
- we had the bad luck of being there when it was end of Ramadan, and the noise from the party in the garden was a bit disturbing... but ended before bedtime, so not too bad
- the taxi drivers could have been a bit more communcative and client friendly
- although many waiters and staff during meals, it felt like sitting in a chicken house with people running around all the time.... but it was pretty good service after all, but a bit unorganised..

So all in all a 5 star experience, and yes, I will be back and I will reccommend this to my collegues and friends. keep it up.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sea-Cliff-Hotel, Director of Sales at Sea Cliff Hotel, responded to this review, 23 August 2012
Thanks very much for the very constructive review, this is 'spot on' and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and planning to visit us again.

Karibu Tena.

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Property: Sea Cliff Hotel
Address: Toure Drive | Msasani Peninsula, Dar es Salaam 3030, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Dar es Salaam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 95 Hotels in Dar es Salaam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sea Cliff Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 93
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Sea Cliff Hotel - a stunning 5* hotel jutting out majestically on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean with beautifully manicured gardens. It offers an oasis of calm just 5km from the hustle and bustle Dar es Salaam’s city centre and 22km from the airport, nearby all that the city has to offer. All 93 rooms are beautifully furnished and include seven executive rooms, five executive suites, and a magnificent presidential / honeymoon suite with panoramic views out to sea. All rooms have complimentary WiFi, satellite television, direct dial telephone, mini bar, tea & coffee making facilities, digital safe and bathroom amenities as standard. 24-hour room service, laundry, dry cleaning, airport transfer and babysitting services also available. On site, there is also a fitness centre, outdoor pool with sun terrace, casino, hair & beauty salon, two restaurants, coffee shop, bar, members lounge, full service business centre, conference and banqueting facilities and service with a big smile. ... more   less 
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