Located in the Slipway, a shopping and leisure complex in a converted boatyard, the Slipway is a great place for an overnight or home base in Dar. The rooms are simple, but comfortable—they are a respite from the craziness of the city in calming shades of blue and white. The rooms are separated out into Souk rooms, which are found above the shopping complex, and studio rooms above the main lobby area. Ask for the rooms with views of the Msasani Bay. The complex that the hotel is built above has a bookstore, supermarket, a playground for the kids, four restaurants, and numerous curio shops including a great craft market. Transportation can be arranged to and from the airport, and there are regular tours of Bongoyo Island, Tanzania's first marine reserve, as well as fishing trips and cruises to Mafia, Pemba, and Zanzibar islands as well as Costal Aviation's office for internal flight bookings.