Only 15 minutes from downtown on the edge of the Msasani Peninsula, this classy hotel has good-size, comfortable rooms (but insist on one with a sea view), two restaurants, a casino, a pool, and a gym. There's an adjacent shopping mall with more restaurants, curio shops, and a hairdressing salon. Even if you're in Dar es Salaam for only a night, it's always good to have a sea view. Like most hotels in Dar, the Sea Cliff caters mainly to business travelers, but the option
to take day tours, Maasai cultural trips, and scenic helicopter rides offer something for tourists, too. Children under 12 are free if sharing with adults. The advertised "village rooms" are outside of the main hotel grounds, inside a shopping center, which is undergoing construction, and there are no views.