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Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort

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Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I stayed four nights at the White Sands. The hotel itself is good. But not five star. The rooms are nice but old and worn. The plumbing in the bathroom was past its prime, shower leaked on the floor, floor round the toilet constantly wet, water dripping out of the wall under the wash basin. It takes long before hot...

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Diana Kalikwela K, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Peter M, Thank you for staying at Hotel White Sands and for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. I am happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, as you know we can not control the tide but we always try our level best to ensure that the beach is cleaned throughout the day. I would also...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I stayed at whitesands, an amazing facility. Spacious rooms, well kept and the hotel is generally beautiful. However, the food is a letdown. There is no variety at the buffet and the children, especially below 2 years will not have much to eat or live on carbs only. The waiters are rude and always look like they are doing you...

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Diana Kalikwela K, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Joyce, Thank you for staying at Hotel White Sands and for reviewing us on TripAdvisor. Firstly kinldy accept our sincere apologies as your experience with us did not meet your expectation. Hotel White Sands caters to guest from around the world and to ensure that all our guest receive exceptional service. I would like to thank you for your...

Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I and my friends visited this place for wedding photo capture and video shooting, the staff were very friendly, talk to us and help us to show good place that we can take some best pictures, we visited the restaurant was so clean and nice, ordered our dinner was superb, I highly recommend this place especially if you need the...

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Diana Kalikwela K, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Nyanja255, Thank you very much for visiting Hotel White Sands and for taking the time to review us. Hope you had the opportunity to take great pictures on the property and I am happy to know that you were met with the White Sands hospitality throughout the day. Kind regards, Hotel White Sands Team.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Reviewed 22 August 2016

It was my first time in Tanzania and first time in this hotel. I felt very good about it. The facilities, ambiance and staffs are simply great. Conference facilities were equipped with good technology. Staffs were ready to provide assistance whenever required. Food in lunch was full of varieties including fruits. Snacks were also quite good. Coffee and tea were...

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Diana Kalikwela K, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear ShashankaSaadi, Thank you you very much for staying at Hotel WHite Sands and for reviewing your stay on TripAdvisor, Our main goal as Hotel White Sands is to always ensure that our guest's leave feeling happy and satisfied with their stay. and I am happy we were able to achieve this. I hope on your next visit you will...

Reviewed 9 August 2016

Was here for a conference, but found the hotel to be very pleasant, clean, good food, great beach and restaurant. Was relaxing, good gym and very friendly staff. Rooms are spacious, has a full kitchen and comfortable bed.

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Diana Kalikwela K, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Jason C, Thank you very much for staying at Hotel White Sands and for taking the to review us on TripAdvisor. I am happy to know that you enjoyed your time whilst conferencing with us and took the time to enjoy our post card scenary and White Sands hospitality. I would like to thank you for your generous feedback...

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 1 August 2016

If your looking for a place to relax with family or friends this is the place to go, a bit far from town, depending on the traffic, as we all know how Dar es salaam traffic is, but the place is beautiful, its surroundings the service the food and also very reasonably priced, I would recommend this place to all....

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Diana Kalikwela K, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Jordan T, Thank you very much for staying at Hotel White Sands and for taking the time too review us on TripAdvsor. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and had a fantastic time, taking the opportunity to enjoy both the surroundings and hospitality. I would like to thank you once again for your...

London
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Ideal location - fairly close to the capital and airport but outside the Dar es Salaam urban area. Friendly and helpful staff, always ready with a greeting and advice when requested. Reasonably priced.

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Diana Kalikwela K, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Damurtagh56, Thank you very much for staying at Hotel White Sands and for taking the time to review the Hotel on TripAdvisor. I am happy that yo enjoyed your staff with us, services and that the staff showed you our White Sands Hospitality. I would like to thank you once again and we look forward to welcoming you back...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I stayed at this hotel in early July 2016 for business meetings. I was impressed from the moment I arrived. The staff brought drinks and hot towels out to our taxi when we arrived. It was late night when I arrived and when I got to my room the air conditioning was on and the mosquito net pulled around the...

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Diana Kalikwela K, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Chantelle_thomas, Thank you very much for staying at Hotel White Sands and for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. I am more than happy to know that you had a great time and that your stay met all expectations. I would like to once again thank you for your detailed and generous review and looking forward to...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Stayed here with my Wife and Son of 1 and 1/2 the staff were great talking to him when he was getting worked up at dinner/breakfast they would even lift him up and walk around so me and my wife could eat our dinner before feeding him. the location is great right at the sea and with 2 pools there...

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Diana Kalikwela K, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Ledger12016, Thank you very much to you and your family for staying at Hotel White Sands and for taking the time to review us. Fistly I would like to thank you for your generous and detailed feedback and happy to know that that not only that didi your enjoy your stay but staff were able to accommodate you in...

Kampala
Reviewed 18 July 2016

The food was great and variety good. The rooms and environment is very clean. the place allows focus on the task with limited distraction. However, internet in the rooms was not good and should be improved.

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Diana Kalikwela K, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Kedrace, Thank you for staying at Hotel White Sands and for reviewing us on TripAdvisor. I am happy to know that you enjoyed your time with us, and I would also like to thank you for your feedback, it is highly appreciated. Kind regardis, Hotel White Sands Team

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
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 

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
Price Range: $242 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 146
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Also Known As:
White Sands Hotel And Dar Es Salaam
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
#7 Luxury Hotel in Dar es Salaam
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“Room are well placed for viewing the beach whether you are on ground or other floors.”
 of 5 bubbles 466japhetk, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Sea views are the best.”
 of 5 bubbles robertsD3582IP, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“eat out as much as you can. there is target, triple 7, mbalamwezin and a few other places around with amazing food.”
 of 5 bubbles 650joyce, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Good but limited access to internet.”
 of 5 bubbles kedrace, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
“rooms on the Beach from 1st row are Wow.”
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