After researching hotels in Dar es Salaam on Trip Advisor, it was a toss up between Sea Cliff and another comparable one in a nearby location. Sea Cliff won out in part for their good communication in responding to our emails. Silvery and Cecilia were prompt and helpful in providing information about the hotel. We were looking for a nice relaxing place to spend Christmas and New Years.
The whole experience was excellent from start to finish. Our check-in was efficient and professional, being greeted at the front door by a maasai doorman and directed to the reception counter. We were given a beautiful room (227) overlooking the ocean. Not only the room, but the hotel is very clean with tasteful decor. Being Christmas, everywhere was beautifully decorated for the season. The room was lovely, the bed very comfortable, the bathroom was spotless and well stocked with quality linens and toiletries. The showers were wonderful! Guests also received Christmas and New Year's gifts in their rooms.
We spent most of our day by the pool, which is very nice and an adequate size for a good swim. The pool area, overlooks the ocean and catches the sea breeze. Waiters made regular rounds offering guests food and drinks. We were impressed with how consistently clean the poolside washroom/change rooms were kept.
The hotel has two restaurants on the premises and both offer good food. Breakfast was a delicious buffet of almost everything imaginable that one would want. We enjoyed dinner buffets for Christmas and New Years, which were very nice. The staff were very pleasant and helpful.
Adjacent to the hotel is a small plaza with several restaurants, a supermarket, bank and shops. It offered a variety of different venues for meals at reasonable prices.
We were also pleased to see good security around the grounds and the adjacent plaza.
Overall, we were very impressed with Sea Cliff Hotel and their excellent service. We hated to leave and hope to return some time.
- 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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