While many tourists on vacation skip Dar es Salaam and head straight for Tanzania’s beaches or safari parks, business travelers know it has a lot to offer. The city is a hub of commerce in east Africa, and its hotels offer all the comfort and connectivity needed to get business done. Here are our picks for the best business hotels in Dar es Salaam.
Protea Hotel Courtyard Dar es Salaam
Starting off our list is a fabulous business hotel that manages to offer a personal touch with reasonable prices. Inside, old-style rich wooden Swahili balconies surround the inner leafy courtyard and small pool. Rooms are clean and neat, as you might expect from a hotel that has a constant stream of returning clients and business travelers who demand a certain level of service. Conference facilities at the hotel include five function rooms with standard equipment, as well as a business center. Another real plus of staying at the Courtyard is its very central access to a wide variety of top-class restaurants and activities that Dar Es Salaam has on offer, particularly around the nearby waterfront and Oyster Bay areas.
Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro
This luxurious business hotel features 180 rooms and suites, many of them with fantastic views of the sea. Rooms have a blend of European and African decor, ample desk space, and speedy WiFi. The Kilimanjaro is also one of the best places for hosting clients in the city, and features a ballroom with capacity to hold 400 guests, along with 830 square meters of meeting space. There are several options to entertain on the premises, including the The Palm, The Citrus Poolside Lounge, Flame Tree Lounge, and more. After a long day of work, business travelers will enjoy relaxing at the soothing Anantara Spa and large swimming pool.
Southern Sun Dar es Salaam
The Southern Sun hotel chain is known around the continent for providing great amenities at fair prices, and this location in Dar es Salaam doesn’t disappoint. The hotel’s 152 rooms cater to the needs of the modern business traveler and include elegant decor, comfy desks, and of course, complimentary WiFi. The conference room, while modest, can still seat 25 people and offers a range of services and equipment for hosting meetings. The Southern sun also offers several onsite restaurants to entertain clients, including the Baraza Grill, and Kivulini.