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“Wonderful hotel and Fantastic Staff”
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Sea Cliff Hotel
Ranked #4 of 95 Hotels in Dar es Salaam
Certificate of Excellence
Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
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“Wonderful hotel and Fantastic Staff”
Reviewed 30 November 2012

My husband has stayed at the Sea Cliff Hotel many times on business and often talked of the fantastic location, wonderful staff and how he would love me to visit too. As our 25th Wedding Anniversary was approaching he organised for me to accompany him during a trip and it was just as he had described, if not better! The room was wonderful, huge, comfortable and fabulous views. Nana Mwinyi (Guest Relations) was just the nicest person you could meet, she ensured everything was perfect for us and even organised a beautiful cake from the hotel for our anniversary, nothing was too much trouble. The breakfast in the Karambezi restaurant was the best I have ever had, fresh, tasty and many options to choose from. The staff very attentive and courteous, views just awesome. I just hope I can go back again!!

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Christina H
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Sea-Cliff-Hotel, Director of Sales at Sea Cliff Hotel, responded to this review, 10 January 2013
Thank you very much for your lovely review and we are delighted we reached your expectations for your anniversary, you should come and visit us every year on that occasion! Wishing you many more years of happiness.

Very best regards.
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

This hotel's top qualities are the food, especially the breakfast buffet, and the ocean views. The grounds are also very nice, with a beautiful swimming pool. The rooms are well-appointed as well, and internet was pretty fast and reliable. The staff are courteous and aim to please. Rooms can be a bit noisy so choose carefully.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Ross V
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Sea-Cliff-Hotel, Director of Sales at Sea Cliff Hotel, responded to this review, 26 November 2012
Many thanks for your positive feedback, looking forward to welcoming you again.
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Freetown, Sierra Leone
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Reviewed 23 November 2012

2nd time there in 2 months, lovely rooms, really comfortable. Great views, and nice pool. Seems more of a business hotel, not much happening by the pool, including service!.
Nice place overall, good staff, very helpful, and a great breakfast!

Was surprised by the number of hookers around at night, but they stay outside in gardens and dont really hassle beyond the initial "hello baby" if you show no interest

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Thank wildpix
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Sea-Cliff-Hotel, Director of Sales at Sea Cliff Hotel, responded to this review, 26 November 2012
Many thanks for your positive feedback, we are also shocked by what you saw on site, we always try to make sure they stay away from the facilities as we do not tolerate this business obviously. The staff has strict guidelines about those situations and as been re-briefed accordingly following your feedback..

Many thanks.

JF Varet
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Aiken, South Carolina
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Reviewed 23 November 2012

The Sea Cliff makes business a pleasure. The staff - exceptional; the views - tremendous; the food - tasty. Markus de Smidt makes the Karambezi Cafe the place to go. The food is good, the wait staff friendly and responsive, and the view of waves lapping or crashing on the cliff a delight. From Silvery Duttu in reservations, to Nana Mwinyi in guest relations to Zawada and Alphasara in housekeeping, all were professional and responsive. The pool is very nice with either sun or shady places to relax so you don't miss the beach. The Internet is good. There is a casino on-site as well as shops and a spa. It is a little pricey, but well worth the shillings. I have stayed here many times and have been pleased every time.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Thank 4Carla
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Sea-Cliff-Hotel, Director of Sales at Sea Cliff Hotel, responded to this review, 10 January 2013
Thank you very much for this very flattering review and we look forward to welcoming you over and over again! Best regards.
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London
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Reviewed 14 November 2012

This hotel really is an oasis for either business or leisure travellers. Their staff are so friendly and nothing is too much trouble, and their guest relations manager Nana Mwinyi is exceptional. The Karambezi dining has great seafood, the views of the ocean calming and the buzz and atmosphere ideal for a great meal. I will certainly add this hotel to our preferred travellers list in our London and Dubai offices.
Caroline Pocock The Real Events Group

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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Sea-Cliff-Hotel, Director of Sales at Sea Cliff Hotel, responded to this review, 26 November 2012
Many thanks for your very positive feedback.
This is greatly appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you again.

Many thanks.
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Tanzania
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 6 November 2012

Stayed at Seacliff a couple of times this year. The rooms are wonderful and the beds are just amazing, huge and so comfortable. The location is fab especially if you don't want to be in the hussle and bussle of city centre. The pool is refreshing and they have some great dinning options, there is Karambezi which is on the waters front with a great mix, a bit of something for everyone and then there is Alcove which is chinese and indian food.

There is also the Seacliff village 1 minute walk away so you have some other close dinning options and a few small shops.

Nadine helped me with my bookings and she was excellent and everything was perfectly organised! Will definitely return to stay again one day.

Even when I go to Dar, which is often, if I don't stay at Seacliff I always go and eat at one of the restaurants, normally Karambezi!

Room Tip: I had a deluxe room but if you can get the one grade above and get a sea view
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank AfricanDayDreamer
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Sea-Cliff-Hotel, Director of Sales at Sea Cliff Hotel, responded to this review, 26 November 2012
Many thanks for your very positive feedback.
This is greatly appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you again.

Many thanks.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 27 October 2012

good hotel. on the expensive side. the rooms are old. need a revamp.
breakfast is exactly as it was when i stayed last year. thumbs up for consistency in service and food quality. no beach access but great views of the sea. didnt use the pool but would have liked to. this hotel can be good for both business or leisure. i stayed on business. very near to a shopping mall, with lots of food options and one bar.

Room Tip: rooms in the guest house at the plaza dont get room service.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Moeblues
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Sea-Cliff-Hotel, Director of Sales at Sea Cliff Hotel, responded to this review, 26 November 2012
Many thanks for your feedback.

This is greatly appreciated, all your comments have been reviewed and taken into account. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Many thanks.
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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 #4 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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