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Reviewed 6 July 2016

Safari Inn offers really cheap rooms, which even have own bathrooms. There is not much to say, no negative and no positive experiences. Drinks can be bought for 1000 Tsh, the Lobby has free wifi. The breakfast is really really small (a banana and 2 slices of toast). For the room price you should not expect more, but you might...

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1Thank Jürgen K
safariinntanzania, Webmaster at Safari Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for staying with us. I’m very glad that our hotel impressed you in so many ways. We focus on offering a guest experience that will satisfy a wide range of travelers. When you’re in the area again, I hope you will make us your first choice. We’ll be here when you need us with another great stay...

Iringa, Tanzania
Reviewed 27 April 2016

We were warmly welcomed to this basic but pleasant hotel in central Dar es Salaam. There was a slight delay in the allocation of rooms, this however was resolved and we made our way to our humble abodes. Whilst dark and unairconditioned the rooms did provide satisfactory mosquito nets in case of attacking predators. The bathrooms were however much to...

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safariinntanzania, Webmaster at Safari Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your comments. I’m pleased you had a good experience with us although I regret and apologize if you experience any rudeness or maintenance issues with the property. We take real pride in our hotel, and I apologize if we let you down in any ways. We want you to have the best possible experience here, and...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

I have stayed at safari inn many times before and it's always like coming home .. Good location , safe location , very friendly people , good wifi .. It's very basic but you get all you need for the price you pay . They also have a good tour company they are working with for safaris and tours .

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safariinntanzania, Webmaster at Safari Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for staying with us so many times. I’m very glad that our hotel impressed you in so many ways. We focus on offering a guest experience that will satisfy a wide range of travelers and on providing additional services that enhance your stay. When you’re in the area again, I hope you will make us your first...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed here twice now. Hidden gem, literally, but in a good location with the ferry and markets in walking distance. Don't be put off by the street entrance, all locals are friendly. Staff are both helpful and kind, and the rooms are basic (could do with a clean) - you get what you pay for. If you have time, try...

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safariinntanzania, Webmaster at Safari Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments and your positive feedback for both our friendly staff and great location. We are sorry to hear that you found cleanliness levels in your room low. We take your feedback seriously and will be looking into this. Cleanliness is important to us while also offering value for money. Sincerely, Hotel Manager

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Love Safari Inn! Great location in historic Indian/Arab Kisutu area - far enough away from the city centre to reduce annoyance om the street. TSH 35,000 for single room with A/C. The rooms are small and basic but clean. The staff are friendly, helpful and trustworthy. Breakfast is basic and it's worth the 2,500 upgrade option to the omlette! Wifi...

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safariinntanzania, Webmaster at Safari Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay and had such a rich time in the surrounding area. We take care to offer a friendly service to our guests and are happy you were able to appreciate this, along with the relative quietness of our location. We extend our...

Moshi, Tanzania
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Great budget option, somewhere between a totally basic 15,000 TSH a night local joint and a western style backpackers set up. Pros: Air con, hot water, outlets all work. Staff friendly, responsive by email and phone, easy to make reservation Very near to great street food, safe to walk to at night Centrally located; can walk anywhere downtown and easily...

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safariinntanzania, Webmaster at Safari Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments and for taking the time to list all the benefits of staying with us. We very much appreciate your feedback. We are happy that you were able to find some quiet whilst staying with us and that the location was central and convenient. We look forward to having you again the next time...

Dresden, Germany
Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

Positiv: The price is not as hight as in most other places in Dar. They offer an airport pick-up for about 18$ (how was on time and very helpful). The communication via email worked very well and they respondent quickly. The Hotel is placed right in the city center and in walking distance to most sights. The staff was friendly...

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safariinntanzania, Webmaster at Safari Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the review. I’m terribly sorry we failed to meet your expectations. We take pride in the cleanliness of our hotel and in the overall experience we provide to guests. I sincerely apologize that we let you down and assure you that action is already being taken to make things better for the future. Your experience...

Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

This place is fine for one or two nights if you're a backpacker making a quick stopover in Dar. I wouldn't want to stay for any more than that. The rooms are basic but the air con works, which was our main priority. The hot water didn't work and our room was up four flights of stairs (no lift). The...

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safariinntanzania, Webmaster at Safari Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your comments. I’m pleased you had a good experience with us although I regret that we couldn’t completely satisfy you in every way. We take real pride in our hotel, and I apologize if we let you down in any ways. We want you to have the best possible experience here, and we’re working toward complete...

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 16 January 2016

location is okey. room is small and a medium clean. mosquito net is old and a bit dirty. but its okey for the price. what was really annoying was the fact that the owner allows all his friends to sell stuff to the clients. we wanted to go out for dinner and could not even leave the door before a...

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safariinntanzania, Webmaster at Safari Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for staying with us. I hope we met your needs. Products and services can be hard to obtain in our area, so we contract with local businesspeople to make sure you needs beyond lodging are met. You can deny the opportunities they present if you choose and find these things for yourself. Everything we do here is...

Bradenton, Florida
Reviewed 7 January 2016

My husband and I are volunteers in TZ and have stayed in the Safari Inn many times now. The owners are friendly and accommodating; the rooms are basic but equipped with everything you need; and the prices are good. Hot water in the rooms, choose from a fan or air conditioning, and they have wifi downstairs (I know it reaches...

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safariinntanzania, Webmaster at Safari Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m so pleased that you found us a clean and pleasant place to stay and that our amenities were to your liking. I’m also pleased that your taxi driver took smart and correct action on your behalf. We take real pride in this hotel and in serving guests like you,...

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Safari Inn

Address: Band Street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Dar es Salaam
Price Range: $16 - $21 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Safari Hotel Dar Es Salaam
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“No elevator so be careful if you have heavy luggage.”
 of 5 bubbles 778carlose, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“A/C advised!”
 of 5 bubbles jammys2016, 19 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with external windows as they are generally quieter and less stuffy”
 of 5 bubbles Becca9310, 5 Oct 2015 | Read review
“first floor rooms are cool”
 of 5 bubbles athumanifromstjude, 5 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Insist to have a clean one!”
 of 5 bubbles Fishworkss, 14 Jul 2014 | Read review
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