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“So So place at a good price”
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Hotel Sapphire
Ranked #24 of 95 Hotels in Dar es Salaam
Abuja, Nigeria
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6 reviews
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“So So place at a good price”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Ended up staying here for a few hours after getting in from Tanzania, because my onward connection was several hours later. made a reservation on booking.com, but was told that i would have to pay an additional $20 breakfast fee because it was my wife and I. tried to tell them I was only going to be in the room for a few hours and wouldn't even be in the hotel by the morning. They weren't budging and I didn't feel like arguing so I paid.

Upon going to the room we find dirty towels and what looks a hairdressers go bag. I can only assume that someone was using the room to make some money on the side because the room and contents of the bag looked like mini salon on the good.

We point it out the porter, who goes downstairs to gt us another key. At any rate, we shower and go out to get a bite to eat only to be locked out of our room. The door lock was malfunctioning. The porter comes and bangs on it a few times and voila door opens.

you get what you pay for.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014

I had recommended this hotel to my Principal Supplier from South Korea. He had booked online and as a gesture of goodwill he was upgraded to a higher grade room. M guest was very happy with the central location of the hotel, the people on the welcome desk and reception. he was also very happy with the facilities provided in the room.
Being health conscious and always eager to keep himself fit, he was excited to see the gym and was satisfied to have spent an hour in the gym.
He has asked me that on his next visit he will stay at the same hotel again.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Mwanza, Tanzania
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

If you are in Dar,it is a nice and clean place as to stay,a bit expensive but do not forget that you can bargain on anything as you are in Africa,in fact we got a small discount! Enjoy your staying and get a nice drink on the fabulous roof garden.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

Good value for money. nice clean rooms and good staff. Good breakfast choices. In the city centre close to India street. no spa pool, but gym and roof top restaurant are nice. not very costly and good for long stay

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

We visited this hotel and we really had very good experience. The hotel is nice organised and well clean. The rooms are very good size and neat and clean. Also their service to customer is A-one and highly recommended..

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Kitwe, Zambia
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

stayed here for 2 nights, i must say the place is clean and nice, windows are insulated, very important if you are going to spend a night in Dar es Salaam city center, its in an Indian area, not a bad location, found it a little hidden but ok, the reception staff, very lovely and manager was very kind and polite when i checked happened to offer me a room discount . wifi worked very well it was super fast for the duration of my visit. the restaurant is more on the Indian menu, don't expect meat to be served, its mostly Indian food, i would stay here again

Room Tip: 506 had issues with wifi signal my ipad just wouldnt connect, moved to a different room and every th...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Culver City, California
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

I ended up staying here for 3 nights after having to cancel some plans due to illness. My room was spacious and clean and a very comfortable place to recuperate. The air conditioning worked fine and the restaurant served very good Indian food. The location is great and it's easy to walk to many places nearby. The staff was very friendly and the rooftop bar is great. The only complaint I had was that drains in the bathroom smelled a bit off, but housekeeping was happy to come spray disinfectant in them if I asked. I would stay here again if the opportunity presented itself!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Property: Hotel Sapphire
Address: Mtendeni Street, Dar es Salaam 20009, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Dar es Salaam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 95 Hotels in Dar es Salaam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Sapphire 3*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Sapphire is a Contemporary and vibrant 3 Star Hotel in the Haven of Peace and is centrally located in Dar es Salaam just a few minutes drive from International Airport and within a major commercial and shopping area. It is a splendid and comfortable Hotel offering personalized service & great value for money. Suitable for Business, Leisure & Family clientele. Hotel Sapphire is the perfect place to saturate your carvings for a fine lifestyle. ... more   less 
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