The Best Business Hotels In Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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

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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.

Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel

This hotel is one of the few true 5-star hotel properties in Dar es Salaam and features everything a business traveler with luxury taste could want. The lovely surrounding gardens overlook the green Gymkhana Club golf course next door, making the Serena a peaceful oasis in the city center. The 230 rooms are well-decorated and spacious, featuring large double beds, fast WiFi, and large desks. Other amenities include an array of shops flanking the grand lobby, a European-style café and an efficient business center. A grand piano lends an additional touch of class for entertaining clients.

Tanzanite Executive Suites

If you’re looking for something a bit more budget friendly while still accommodating your business needs, head to Tanzanite Executive Suites. All rooms feature standard business amenities such as a large desk, complimentary WiFi and are spacious enough where you won’t feel cramped. There are several workstations throughout the lobby for getting work done, and business travelers looking to stay healthy will enjoy the gym, sauna and Jacuzzi. There is no onsite restaurant outside of breakfast and room service, but the hotel is conveniently located near several great places worth checking out.

Sea Cliff Hotel

For business travelers wanting to truly enjoy the beauty of Dar es Salaam, it’s hard to beat the Sea Cliff Hotel. Most of the hotel’s 93 rooms overlook the Msasani Peninsula, and feature wide views over Dar es Salaam Bay from its cliff-side gardens, stiff sea breezes and the soothing sounds of waves crashing against the rocks below. It doesn’t offer the business facilities of a Hyatt Regency, but there is a small business center in the lobby and complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel. Most people staying at the hotel won’t mind though, as the views alone are well worth it. The hotel is also situated in the city’s diplomatic quarter, making it a perfect place to entertain guests for a night out on the town.

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This article was originally published July 13, 2015.

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