Hotel Slipway

The Slipway, Chole Rd., Masani Bay, Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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.

PROS

  • convenient for restaurants and shopping
  • hotel arranges island trips

CONS

  • located in a large, busy shopping center that is undergoing massive construction
  • night noise from restaurants can be intrusive

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Lively
Central
Casual Chic

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 022-260–0893

HOTEL DETAILS

9 souks, 20 standard rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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