"Convenient hotel for airport overnight connections"
This was my 3rd stay at the Transit Motel Airport. The rooms are basic and clean. The water is at best warm, but you don't really need hot showers in Dar--the coolness is refreshing. What's best is the staff. They are extremely helpful and provided breakfast to us even though we were leaving the hotel at 5 am. They have an airport shuttle that costs $5 one way, and if you call in advance, they will pick you up with a signboard outside the airport arrival area.
Traveller from Boulder, CO
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Tanzania National Stadium, Ilala Market, and Uhuru Monument …More
First experience on an all-inclusive hotel. very nice service, the staff is super friendly and helpful. The location is amazing, lovely beach and coral reefs to explore. no snorkeling or dolphins, that is on the other side of the island. The buffet and drinks service is ok, nothing special, although I'd have liked to have some local/african foods or drinks to experience.
General facilities within the hotel and the beach side are very nice, the wi-fi is limited to some location only (reception-bar area, beach area), is not super quality but just fine for messaging, social media and basic emails/browsing.
Room was clean and comfortable. All in all a very good experience.
Traveller from South Africa
This East Coast Zanzibar resort is on the beach, 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Mapenzi Beach, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Kiwengwa …More
As newlyweds Sea Cliff offers a pleasant experience, they do the basics very well but lack the WOW factor to make it an amazing experience.
All of the staff were always polite and happy to help, however the pool staff didn't proactively approach guests for drinks/food requests on a regular basis, usually you need to go to the bar or hope that someone is passing.
The inclusion of leisure activities for free (pool, squash, darts, bikes, table tennis, tennis, snorkelling, kayaking and other non-motorised water sports) are a good idea however they are of a low quality, for example the snorkels and masks were dirty and not cleaned after each guest, pool balls were missing, darts had no flights and bikes were unavailable.
They offer a shuttle bus into Stone Town with little to no information, arriving in town the bus driver simply pulls over and indicates to leave the bus. With men hounding at the window as you pull up and following individuals for 50m to offer 'tour guide services' it was a bit much for the elderly couple who were traveling with us and could have been managed with a simple communication to guests.
The list goes on, they set high guest expectations with their prices and fall short of amazing due to their neglect for the details. For our honeymoon and the price we paid I expected more, ultimately it has the ingredients for an amazing holiday and its disappointing that they go 90% of the way and yet fail to deliver due to seemingly a lack of care.
Traveller from London
Nestled on the beach, this Mangapwani hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Chapwani Island, Shangani Beach, and Prison Island …More