Below are lists displaying some ideal hotels according to region.Here we have put the 4 most popular hotels in Arusha City (the capital of Tanzania’s Northern Safari Circuit) and Dar es Salaam – the countries commercial capital & the ‘stepping stones in its less known Southern Safari Circuit.

We have chosen these hotels for a number of reasons and all of these criteria combined do not necessarily apply to each hotel. The criteria we have based our choices on are as follows:

  • Quality
  • Value for money
  • Popularity
  • Facilities

Please click on the region’s name to see our choice of hotels:

ARUSHA HOTELS:

Mount Meru Hotel

The Hotel boasts 4 premier restaurants with International Wine Lists and Menus, it offers an array of luxury choices when it comes to accommodation, If the tranquil surroundings and the beauty of nature isn’t enough to have you looking at life a little differently, get pampered in the three treatment rooms offering a variety of health and beauty treatments. The hotel has:

  • 108 Standard Rooms
  • 30 Standard Twin Rooms
  • 22 Executive Rooms
  • 2 Junior Family Rooms
  • 4 Junior Family Suites
  • 6 Executive Suites
  • 4 Presidential Suites
  • 2 Paraplegic (Disabled) Rooms

In-room facilities include: Direct dial telephone, mini bar, free Wi-Fi, Satellite TV, Pay-Per-View Movies, an electronic Safe, Air Conditioning PanelsandTea / Coffee making facilities

The hotel has a delightful twin level swimming pool, in addition to a well equipped fitness center and spa. The hotel also has excellent conference facilities, executive business rooms for board meetings or workshops and a business center.

Situated at the foothills of Mount Meru in the city of Arusha, Tanzania, the Mount Meru Hotel lies on 9 acres of lush landscape, surrounded by some of Africa’s most breath-taking vistas, rich with a diverse array of wildlife, etched against the fertile slopes of this beautiful mountain. The adjacent carefully designed golf course is sure to attract bird lovers from all over. An array of birdies, Eagles and even an Albatross or two have been rumoured to be in residence.

The New Arusha Hotel

One of the first hotels in Arusha (though it barely resembles its former incarnation) and it’s smack in the city center, but the large lush garden at the back gives it a countryside feel. Facilities include a gym, casino and 24-hour room service, and the service is top notch.Its 86 rooms offer 3 levels of accommodation – Superior, Executive Deluxe and Suites.All rooms are fitted with tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryers and amenities. 24-hour room service is available in all rooms. Mini Bars and ironing equipment can be provided on request.

The Superior rooms have wonderful views of either Mt Meru or across five acres of gardens, and have en-suite bathrooms, with a combined shower and bath, plus a basin and toilet.Executive Deluxe rooms have fantastic views over the gardens, with double or twin rooms and larger beds than the standard rooms. All are en-suite with a separate bath and shower 4 Suites offer an extra seating/office area and bathroom facility. In the main hotel building, the Suites have a separate seating area with fridge, a bedroom and two bathrooms. In the Hotel’s new wing, two Suites offer an open plan living area also with two bathrooms.

All rooms have air conditioning units, an electronic safe, iPod docks, flat screen televisions with a selection of satellite TV channels and a dvd player, and two telephones with direct international dialing, energy saving electronic card door locks and electricity points.

The hotel has a nice swimming pool with an excellent ‘kiddies pool,’ in addition to a well equipped fitness center facing the ‘pool garden.’ The hotel also has good conference facilities and a small business center.

Impala Hotel

The Impala has the widest range of cuisines in any Arusha hotel. It has 4 restaurants including Indian, Chinese, and Italian & Continental food. The hotel has a large, popular swimming pool and a ‘kiddies pool.’ It also has good boardrooms and conference rooms for any event, big or small facilities. It is set in a beautifully landscaped garden with a profusion of flowers and birds.

The hotel offers 177 well-furnished standard rooms in addition to:

  • 10 junior suites
  • 20 executive suites
  • 10 deluxe suites.

The rooms are spacious, well ventilated and offers all the modern room amenities one would expect including: En-suite bathrooms, TV, Direct dial, mini bar, coffee making facilities, WiFi connectivity at no cost, Twenty-four hour restaurant and room service and a safe deposit box.

The hotel also runs its very own, good shuttle bus service between Arusha and Nairobi in neighboring Kenya, as well as to Arusha’s Kilimanjaro International Airport, and the adjacent town of Moshi (famously known as the town nestled below Kilimanjaro, and the stepping stone to hiking safaris).

Kibo Palace Hotel

Kibo offers a selection of rooms and suites comprising of 77 rooms, 2 Presidential Suites, 2 Family Suites, 3 Deluxe Suites, 3 Executive Suites, 57 Executive Doubles and 10 Executive Twins.

Executive Twins &Executive Doubles offer comfort and privacy, with a full array of amenities that make your stay productive and peaceful. Suites at the Kibo Palace Hotel offer some of the largest and most luxurious accommodation in the city – especially popular with celebrities, diplomats and international executives, our suites offer the very highest level of service and elegance.The rooms have all modern amenities, and king, queen or twin size indulgent beds with cotton linens.

Kibo Palace Hotel has the facilities and the professional experience in staging meetings and banquets , leaving you free to ensure your meeting works at maximum productivity, that your conference delegates are relaxed and happy, that your presentation is at its most effective. Five fully air conditioned rooms are available to host events for up to 100 people, creating endless possibilities for successful meetings, seminars, exhibitions, cocktails and banquets. The conference rooms offer a variety of sizes and configurations tailored to meet your needs. All rooms have abundant natural light and have fixed installations of State-of-the-Art Audio Visual Equipment and high-speedInternet connection.The hotel also has an attractive swimming pool and a health & fitness center.

DAR ES SALAAM HOTELS:

Sea Cliff Hotel

Set among lush, beautifully manicured gardens above the Indian Ocean (as its name implies), its 93 rooms are nestled in an idyllic and tranquil setting along the famous Msasani Peninsula, in Dar es Salaam. The room categories include:Deluxe Room, Superior Deluxe Room, Executive Room, Executive Suite, Presidential Suite and Village Room

Sea Cliffs 72 Deluxe Rooms combine modern luxury with African-inspired interior design. They offer all you would expect from a leading 5* hotel with a personal boutique hotel feel.With more space than Deluxe Rooms and the option of interconnected rooms, its8Superior Deluxe Rooms are a very popular choice among guests. Its 7 elegant Executive Rooms provide a spacious environment to work and relax, designed to meet the needs of highflying business travelers.Located on the Executive Floor, guests staying in the Executive Rooms have access to an exclusive business lounge area supplied with daily newspapers, news television and complimentary drinks and snacks. 5 Executive Suitesoffer complete luxury and sophistication, and are designed to make you as comfortable as possible with separate living and sleeping space.

Located on the Executive Floor, guests staying in suites have access to an exclusive business lounge area supplied with daily newspapers, news television and complimentary drinks and snacks.The Presidential Suite offers true luxuryand an unrivalled view of the ocean below.Adjacent to the hotel there are 21 rooms located in Sea Cliff Village. Sea Cliff Village is a very popular shopping center has a wide variety of shops, restaurants and cafes as well as a supermarket, ATM machine and pharmacy.In addition to this the hotel has In addition to this Sea Cliff has a superb Fitness Center & Pool, Casino, Beauty & Hair Salon, Business Center and Tic Gallery.It offers more than just a place to sleep and is popularly recognized as a place where people come to relax, have fun, socialize and work in inspiring surroundings.

Double Tree Hilton

This hotel is an oceanfront property offering bay views in a suburban neighborhood close to embassies and international companies. It is only 15 miles from the Julius Nyerere International Airport and a 20-minute drive to the City Center.

Located in the most affluent area of Dar es Salaam, the Double Tree Hilton is within walking distance of Slipway Arts and Crafts Center and Banks. It is also close to restaurants, shops and clubs. It offers contemporary designed guestrooms, with one-or two-bedroom suites with king and twin bed options, with terrace or bay views.

Its contemporary accommodation has all the essentials and more in its modern, stylish guest rooms. Guest Rooms are furnished in a welcoming, contemporary style with an African flavor.

2-bedroom Suites have a separate lounge furnished in a contemporary style with inspiration taken from local arts and crafts.

The luxurious Presidential Suite is entered via a hand-carved Zanzibar double door and is furnished with modern conveniences and traditional African influences. Accessible Guest Rooms are furnished in a welcoming, contemporary style with African touches. All have high-speed Internet access and 32-inch LCD TV.

The Hotel amenities and services are extensive, including shops, business and a conference. In addition it has a good fitness center and welcoming pool facilities – to name but a few!

The Double Tree Hilton – Dar es Salaam is part of a very successful chain of hotels numbering 400 across 33 different countries.

Slipway Hotel

Hotel Slipway is ideally located just 7km from the Dar es Salaam city center on the posh Msasani peninsula, right on the Indian Ocean overlooking Msasani Bay. It offers best value for money accommodation in an upmarket neighbourhood!

The hotel is integrated into the Slipway complex, which provides a wide range of amenities including various dining options and everything a traveler needs. Within its vicinity is a selection of popular shopping, dining and nightlife destinations, cafes, and pubs overlooking its beautiful wharf on the Indian Ocean.

Its also has Dar es Salaams largest and authentic arts & crafts market (supporting many great artists), and the hotel and center are neighbours with Dar es Salaams Yacht Club.

Hotel Slipway has 39 rooms including 10 studio apartments. All rooms are en-suite and offer the following facilities:

  • Satellite TV
  • Internet (free of charge)
  • In-room safe
  • Stand-by generator
  • Air-conditioning
  • Swimming pool access (free of charge)
  • Gym access (free of charge)
  • Telephone services
  • 24-hour concierge service
  • Guarded car parking (free of charge)

Studio apartments, in addition to the above, have a built-in kitchenette and basic cooking equipment.

Hyatt Regency – Dar es Salaam

Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam is a modern oasis in the heart of the largest Tanzanian city. The five-star hotel’s superb waterfront location has spectacular views of the harbour and Indian Ocean, and its proximity to the city’s International Airport ensure it is among the best-situated luxury hotels in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Providing some of the best hotel accommodation in Dar Es Salaam, you can choose a generously-appointed, beautifully decorated and supremely comfortable Standard or Sea View room, or a spacious and fully-equipped Regency Club room or a Luxurious suite. Each room has ‘High Speed Internet Services,’ and each room has all modern amenities and features expected of a high class, modern hotel with the addition of floor-to-ceiling windows and a Nespresso coffee machine! All have a warm blend of African and European décor, giving a classic, smart and comforting look and feel.

The hotel has a shopping gallery, fitness center pool and the ‘Anantara Spa’. Unwind with a soothing massage or body treatment at the Anantara Spa, or enjoy sunbathing on the infinity pool deck and the superb views overlooking Dar es Salaam harbour. In the hotel’s ground floor there is the Kilimanjaro Casino, within the shopping arcade.

Hyatt Regency Kilimanjaro also has a total of 830-square-metres (8,930-square-feet) of meeting space, well equipped to host a variety of meetings and events, from private business assemblies and seminars to grand events, conferences and receptions for up to 400 guests. The ballroom can also accommodate up to 400 people and can be divided into three sections, ideal for business meetings, seminars, and group incentive meetings – small or large events. The hotel’s Business Centre provides full secretarial services.