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“Nice Beach Hotel in quiet spot”

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Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort
Ranked #12 of 97 Hotels in Dar es Salaam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 December 2013

We spent our first night in Tanzania in this hotel. It was quiet and relaxing after a full night on the plane. The rooms were quite small, but very nicely furnished and the bathroom was good. The Indian Ocean was very close by and coming from the ice cold Nordics it was very refreshing with a swim in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. We had dinner in the hotel restaurant. This was a buffé type of dinner. If you can, have something else. The poolside bar was a nice spot with a many outsiders coming in for a drink. The atmosphere is quiet and relaxed and if you want to wind down this could be a nice place to stay a few days.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Carmen T, Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2013

Dear Harald J,

Thank You for your review. We are pleased that we were able to provide you with a pleasant first night experience in Tanzania, as we continually strive to ensure that our Guest's comfort remains our priority, especially after a long journey.

We look forward to Welcoming you back again soon.

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Reviewed 18 November 2013

We hosted a conference for 130 delegates. The staff were brilliant and helpful. Always on hand to assist with any request from our side. Beautiful rooms. Beds were turned down every night and mosquito repellent was sprayed in the rooms every night. The GM met us as well. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone going to Dar es Salaam

Room Tip: 2 Bed apartments are good for 3 ppl sharing and families
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank Glynis G
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Jacques d, General Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2013

Dear Glynis D,

Thank you for taking time to write a review about your stay at the Hotel White Sands, Resort and Conference Centre. Knowing that we have provided you with a great conference experience makes us extremely proud. My management and STAFF will be very delighted by your positive feedback and motivate them to strive for excellence even more.

We definitely look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind Regards

Jacques

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Reviewed 15 November 2013

I was at the White Sands running a conference with colleagues in the HIV field. By the time I left I knew the staff and I can't think of a problem they didn't address. The guys running the restaurant actually stand to one side, checking to make sure there are no problems. very good conference venue.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank Cape-Town-Steve
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Jacques d, General Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

Dear Cape-Town - Steve,

Thank you for taking time to write a review about your Hotel White Sands, Resort and Conference Centre experience. It gives us great pleasure to learn that we are providing our GUESTS with excellent facilities and great service. I will ensure that your review is shared with my management and STAFF and rest assured, your comments will encourage all of them to maintain and do their best ,to meet your and our future GUEST expectations, consistently and continuously.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Kind Regards

Jacques

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Reviewed 11 November 2013

We visited the place while my trip to Tanzania and my experience was good . Cordial staff , restaurants serving great food , neatly maintained resort property and above all the amazing beach .The name "White Sands" justifies itself .

We also took a boat ride which was enjoyable and had a gala time altogether .

I look forward to visiting this place again when I visit Dar next time ....

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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Jacques d, General Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2013

Dear Pritt4321,

Thank you for taking time to write a review about your recent stay at the Hotel White Sands, Resort and Conference Centre. Your compliment on the hotel facilities, quality of the food and the service of our STAFF,most certainly motivate us to maintain the highest levels of GUEST service possible.

Thank you once again and looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

Regards

Jacques

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Reviewed 5 November 2013

Having had enough of the working week in Dar I contacted the ever-friendly general manager to see if I could get a room for the Saturday night. Within 5 minutes he had emailed me a great deal and I was on my way. Great room (a suite), very quiet, clean and big! Saturday spent by the pool and served by brilliant staff, dinner with a group of friends in the evening and back to the pool on Sunday. Terrific. Fantastic clean beach as well. The only criticism would be the restaurant. Although the food was good it should be better. If it gets the standard up then WS will definitely be a destination for the many people who live nearby.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Greg R
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Jacques d, General Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2013

Dear Graig R,

Thank you for taking time to write a review about your stay at the Hotel White Sands, Resort and Conference Centre. Knowing that we have provided you with the ideal breakaway, certainly encourages my TEAM and STAFF to do even better.

You will be pleased to know that we are currently upgrading our restaurant facilities and soon a new concept will be launched that will enhance all food and beverage services at the hotel.

Thank you and looking forward to welcoming you back soon,

Regards

Jacques

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Reviewed 4 November 2013

We are back in Morogoro today after spending a wonderful weekend at the White Sands with our son, daughter in law and two grand children aged 5.5 and 2.5 years who were on holiday from Ireland, at Beach Cottage 116 .The beach cottage is in a fabulous location with some lawn in front which runs down to a lovely white sandy beach which was great for the children. The pool was very popular and the children's pool was great for the two year old.The staff were friendly and accommodating. Breakfast was to die for, I have traveled to many countries but the assortment of fruit and choice was just tops. The pizza and snacks around the pool were delicious. We choose to have a la carte at night rather than the huge buffet. There was a good healthy choice and the waitress went out of her way to get the children some pasta from the buffet without any hassle.One recommendation I would have it that the management get a children's channel on the TV which is good to have when the sun gets too hot. I did mention this to Tarryn. Thank you White Sands for a lovely stay and hope to see you in early January when our daughter and family come to visit.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Mariea064
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Jacques d, General Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2013

Dear Mariea064,

Thank you for taking time to write about your recent stay at the Hotel White Sands, Resort and Conference Centre. Your comments about our facility and our services are much appreciated. It is really comforting to know that our GUESTS are enjoying their stay at the hotel and the compliments will certainly encourage my TEAM and STAFF to maintain and hopefully improve.

Your comment about the availability of a children's channel has been noted and you will be pleased to know that we have asked our service providers to add a children's channel.

Thank you once again and wishing you a beautiful festive season and looking forward to welcoming you back in January 2014.

Regards

Jacques

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Reviewed 24 October 2013

I have now stayed at the White Sands in Jangwani Beach in Dar es Salaam twice in the last month for just over a week both stays. The resort is a fabulous location on the beach with excellent facilities and I would say ideal for both business and pleasure. The management and staff are excellent and so easy to get along with and very friendly. The food is very good and the menu provides enough variety for an extended stay. The rooms are always clean and very comfortable with excellent air conditioning - this is particularly useful for working during the day.

I hope White Sands becomes a regular location for me for business and pleasure.

Room Tip: Beach view and garden view rooms are both excellent
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank Alan B
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Jacques d, General Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2013

Dear Alan B,

Thank you for taking time to write a review about your stay at the Hotel White Sands, Resort and Conference Centre. Your compliments on the hotel's services and facilities are very much appreciated. Knowing that we are meeting your expectations, certainly will motivate my TEAM to maintain service levels and hopefully encourage them to improve.

Please inform me when you intend to stay with us again as it will be my pleasure to welcome you personally.

Looking forward to welcoming you back.

Regards

Jacques

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Additional Information about Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort

Address: Africana Road | Jangwani Beach, Dar es Salaam 3030, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Dar es Salaam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#5 Business Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#10 Luxury Hotel in Dar es Salaam
Price Range: £93 - £129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 146
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The real gem of the East Coast of Africa! The White Sands Beach Resort is situated on an idyllic stretch of private beach front, just 25kms North of Dar es Salaam city centre, making it the gateway to a unique East African experience!Immerse yourself in the welcoming culture of Africa whilst you enjoy sincere, heartfelt GUEST service. The seaside accommodation comprises of 118 spacious, well appointed, standard rooms and 28 studio, one or two bedroomed apartments.Satisfy your palate with sumptuous fare from one of our restaurants, quench your thirst with an ice cold drink on the deck of the Pweza Jetty overlooking the warm Indian Ocean, unwind with a relaxing treatment from our White Sands Spa, take a boat trip to one of the nearby uninhabited islands, be adventurous and experience the beauty of the underwater world with a Scuba course from our PADI Dive Centre, have a work-out in our Gym or simply relax at the swimming pool or on the beach. Whether on Holiday, Business or Conferencing, the White Sands Hotel & Beach Resort is proud to provide our GUESTS with everything that they need and more! ... more   less 
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