Harbour View Suites
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Harbour View Suites

Samora Machel Avenue, Kivukoni, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, 9163
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    Harbour View Suites Reviews

    8.0
    Excellent
    /10
    (111 reviews)See what guests said
    8.2
    Excellent cleanliness
    Recommended by 81% of guests

    Things you’ll love about Harbour View Suites

    Things you'll love

    • 690 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    Excellent
    Location
    8.3
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    Excellent location
    Popular
    Nearby
  • Mbudya island18.43 km
  • Value for money7.7
    Distance to city center0.2 Km
    Location rating8.3
    Nearest airportJulius Nyerere International Airport (DAR)
    Distance to airport10.4 km
    Property overview

    Well-positioned in Kivukoni, Harbourview Suites is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Dar Es Salaam. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just 0.2 Km away, and it normally takes about 20 minutes to reach the airport. With the city's main attractions such as Telecom Office, St Joseph’s Cathedral, St. Joseph Cathedral within close reach, visitors to the hotel will just love its location.

    At Harbourview Suites, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. To name a few of the hotel's facilities, there are 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, taxi service.

    Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find television LCD/plasma screen, complimentary instant coffee, complimentary tea, free welcome drink, linens. The hotel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities, including fitness center, outdoor pool, garden. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Harbourview Suites.

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    Rooms available at Harbour View Suites

    7.7
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Executive King Room
    Executive King Room
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    • Room size: 63 m²/678 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed
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    Superior King Room
    Superior King Room
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    • Room size: 63 m²/678 ft²
    • Sea view
    • 1 king bed
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    Two Bedroom Suite
    Two Bedroom Suite
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    • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 queen beds
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    Standard Studio
    Standard Studio
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    • Room size: 39 m²/420 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    Executive  Twin Room
    Executive Twin Room
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    • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 single beds
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    Executive Double - Single Use
    Executive Double - Single Use
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    • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
    • Sea view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Superior - Double
    Superior - Double
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    • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
    • Sea view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Standard Studio
    Standard Studio
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    • Smoking allowed
    • Shower and bathtub
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    Studio Executive
    Studio Executive
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      Deluxe Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Sea View, Sea Facing
      Deluxe Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Sea View, Sea Facing
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        Agoda Reviews (111)Booking.com Reviews (688)
        8.0
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        10
        Cleanliness8.2
        Facilities7.8
        Location8.3
        Room comfort and quality7.7
        Service8.1
        Value for money7.7
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        8.7
        Excellent
        Rosa from United States
        Couple
        Standard Studio
        Stayed 2 nights in June 2015

        Convenient location”

        Close to ferry terminal, clean and comfortable room

        The location is convenient to the ferry terminal. The room was spacious, with a spotless bathroom, a small kitchenette, and comfortable bed. There is a small, clean gym that was also convenient for a quick run on the treadmill. The restaurant overlooks the harbor, and the balcony is a great spot for enjoying a couple of drinks at sundown, but the food was overpriced and disgusting.

        Reviewed October 25, 2015
        8.0
        Excellent
        Cheng from Singapore
        Business traveler
        Superior King Room
        Stayed 3 nights in October 2015

        2. ”

        1. Simple breakfast but was good enough

        Overall, it was a comfortable stay in Harbourview Suites Hotel in Dar Es Salaam. Room was clean and air-cond was functioning well. Staff were courteous. Breakfast was simple but it was good enough. Perhaps, the hotel should consider to include more International Channels / program on the TV system. Currently, they have only BBC, CNN, Movies, and Indian Channels. Unfortunately, I encountered 2 hiccups in which the hotel had forgotten : 1. to provide wake up call as I have requested. 2. to arrange for my booking for transport to the airport at 4 am. Finally, they got a local taxi to send me to the airport.

        Reviewed October 16, 2015
        8.4
        Excellent
        Jan from Germany
        Solo traveler
        Standard Studio
        Stayed 1 night in October 2018

        Rooms and location good, Staff mediocre ”

        Stayed for one day. The hotel is in a convenient location close to the Zanzibar Ferry. Also the rooms are clean and very well equipped, WiFi was the best i had in Tanzania. The pool could not be used during my stay, since the cleaning took a whole day. Gym and restaurant were fine. When i checked out, staff seemed to be a bit overwhelmed with the payment process. Also the taxi i asked them to order hours before was not ready, so you better remind them twice if you are in a hurry. All in all i would probably stay there again, next time hopefully with a cleaned swimming pool

        Reviewed October 07, 2018
        6.8
        Good
        eugene from Tanzania
        Couple
        Standard Studio
        Stayed 1 night in February 2018

        Smell was awful”

        The whole floor is filled with rotten smells The smell in the room was so bad that we had to keep the door to the balcony open. It may help if they chance AC filters and clean its ventilation. Otherwise, the room was clean and spacious.

        Reviewed February 07, 2018
        8.0
        Excellent
        Rowena
        Couple
        Standard Studio
        Stayed 1 night in December 2017

        Convenient for Ferry ”

        The Hotel is very close to the ferry terminal if one is planning to catch a ferry to Zanzibar. We did not have a seaview but the Restaurant does. The room was spacious and clean and had a microwave and kettle.There is not much around the Hotel but it is perfect for an overnight stay en route to Zanzibar by Ferry.

        Reviewed December 12, 2017
        8.4
        Excellent
        Alam from Malaysia
        Business traveler
        Standard Studio
        Stayed 2 nights in December 2015

        I like it ”

        I was in Dar on a business trip, alone, planned to stay just for 10 days but ended up stayed here 20 days, it was stressful business deal but the hotel and staffs relaxed me!! I enjoyed it. It is safe, securities are everywhere, they turn down and clean your room daily. The room is clean, I had a view of the sea, which is nice with a balcony. I'd recommend this hotel to other business or family travelling to Dar Es Salaam.

        Reviewed November 20, 2016
        6.4
        Good
        Mohamedi from United Arab Emirates
        Group
        Standard Studio
        Stayed 14 nights in September 2016

        Negative”

        We were at Dar e Salam for a religious event and stayed at this hotel for 15 days. And we booked close to 15 rooms in this hotel. I would like to share both the positive and negative aspects of my stay. POSITIVE Large spacious rooms and bathrooms Conveniently located supermarket, exchange, restaurant below the building Friendly service staff Decent breakfast with 6 hot varieties, egg station and fresh fruit and juices. Excellent coffee! On request, they went out of their way to provide us with an extremely early breakfast buffet one day, that started at 3am. Good location near city centre and plenty of taxis outside the hotel. NEGATIVE Rude and unaccommodating reception. They were really condescending and we had to plead and cajole them for the basic services. That's because there was a high demand for rooms for these days. Extremely unprofessional!!! We were 3 people in a room and they charged 30$ extra per day but they didnt provide any bedding whatsoever!

        Reviewed October 18, 2016
        9.3
        Exceptional
        Donald from United States
        Business traveler
        Two Bedroom Suite
        Stayed 1 night in October 2015

        Huge 2-bedroom suite”

        The living room of the two-bedroom suite was huge; the view out the windows was fantastic; The downtown location was convenient.

        Traveling with a business colleague, we rented a 2-bedroom suite in lieu of 2 separate rooms. We got a huge sitting room with a glass dining room table, sofa, wide flat-screen television. Staff were friendly and helpful. A dinner guest loved the seafood medley in the hotel restaurant with prawns, lobster, and other delicacies.

        Reviewed October 13, 2015
        7.3
        Very good
        Michelle from Indonesia
        Business traveler
        Standard Studio
        Stayed 1 night in July 2015

        Not a four star hotel”

        Location

        This was my second stay here. See my review for the first. This time I stayed for 10 days for work. I must admit I liked the room they gave me. It was large and this time had a view of the street below, which is interesting for me. As I stayed longer, I also get to enjoy the complimentary breakfast, which is very good, in African standards. In fact, having had 2 meals at the restaurant, I can say that the food is good. The restaurant staff, especially a Mr. Leonard, is great. Mr. Leonard can be giving lessons to the rest on what a great waiter is. He is professional and lovely. The view from the restaurant is nice. It is of the sea and it is interesting. The hotel is really in the centre of the hustle bustle of the city and at certain times, the traffic outside the hotel is at a complete standstill. The security staff on the ground level hardly speaks English and therefore not very friendly. All in all, this is a hotel you can stay in if your business is in the city centre. There is a supermarket below and a casino for those who like it. However, for tourists, stay somewhere quieter.

        Reviewed July 17, 2015
        7.3
        Very good
        Michelle from Indonesia
        Business traveler
        Standard Studio
        Stayed 4 nights in July 2015

        Sufficient”

        Location

        This was my first stay at this hotel and I had no eectations. Having been a few times now to Africa, I am aware that I have to lower my standards for hotels as they cannot compare to those I know in Asia. This hotel has its lobby on the eleventh floor. The service of the staff varies between terrible and very good, depending upon who you meet. But again, this is Africa and perhaps it is not a norm for them to know what good customer service in a hotel is. My room was large, with no view or a view of a building, but as I was there only for a night, it was fine. The television had 'cable' but the reception was terrible. What, for me, makes a great hotel, is really the service they provide. And some of the staff really requires training on this.

        Reviewed July 17, 2015
        9.0
        Exceptional
        LUDWIG from Philippines
        Business traveler
        Superior King Room
        Stayed 3 nights in May 2015

        Good Hotel but noisy in the night :(”

        location, room size and value for money

        The room is very spacious and very nice sea view but not so pleasant in the night due to noise from construction at adjacent site. The bath tub is having lots of stains and the water coming from the tap of bath tab is rusty in color.

        Reviewed May 31, 2015
        8.0
        Excellent
        Peter from United Kingdom
        Business traveler
        Standard Studio
        Stayed 1 night in October 2014

        Nearly a good business hotel”

        Cleanliness. Quiet. Views of the harbour.

        Only stayed one night. Hotel was being renovated when I stayed - I see this as a positive rather than a negative as looked to be to a good standard. My room was of a good size and nicely fitted out. My only real criticism is that the Internet was totally substandard for any hotel, let alone a business oriented one - I could barely get any coverage in my room or even in their lobby. Once this is sorted, I would highly recommend. Until then, it's nearly a good hotel.

        Reviewed October 14, 2014
        9.0
        Exceptional
        Donald from United States
        Business traveler
        Standard Studio
        Stayed 2 nights in February 2014

        Centrally located hotel with spacious rooms”

        Large space, central location, nice swimming pool

        Staff were friendly. The kitchenette and large space were comfortable, allowing me to bring in food for dinner and eat it comfortably at a round dining table. The view out the window from the 10th floor was attractive. The always-open pool made exercise available regardless of the time.

        Reviewed March 07, 2014
        8.7
        Excellent
        Donald from United States
        Business traveler
        Standard Studio
        Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

        Excellent value and great, central location”

        Moderately priced, magnificent view of the harbor and the historic City Hall from the restaurant; excellent buffet breakfast included

        I appreciated the fully equipped kitchen, which allowed me to keep juice cold in refrigerator and cook hot soup for supper. When the stove top did not function correctly initially, the maintenance staff promptly replaced the malfunctioning item. The room was very spacious. The large work area made it easy to confer with a work colleague. Just a block from the Morogoro Road and the City Hall, the hotel was in the center of the business area of Dar es Salaam. The swimming pool was a welcome addition in downtown location.

        Reviewed December 25, 2013
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Colin from United States
        Couple
        Standard Studio
        Stayed 1 night in December 2018

        Exceptional”

        Nice big room. Was a little odd having a hotel on floors 9-11 of a building. But a quick walk to the ferry made it ideal for a trip to Zanzibar. We enjoyed our stay.

        Reviewed January 05, 2019
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Miranda from Australia
        Solo traveler
        Standard Studio
        Stayed 1 night in April 2018

        Great location”

        Enjoyed my stay. Great buffet breakfast

        Reviewed April 29, 2018
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Miranda from Australia
        Solo traveler
        Standard Studio
        Stayed 1 night in April 2018

        Great location by the water”

        Staff very friendly and helpful. Close to the Zanzibar ferry and they happily store your luggage if you plan a few days away. Close to city centre. Clean and comfortable.

        Reviewed April 29, 2018
        8.4
        Excellent
        Duc from Vietnam
        Solo traveler
        Standard Studio
        Stayed 1 night in January 2017

        One of the best in Dar”

        For the price, I think it might be the best in Dar. Very clean, great location, and the rooms are fantastic. Breakfast is definitely a highlight.

        Reviewed March 12, 2017
        9.2
        Exceptional
        DAVIDE from Italy
        Solo traveler
        Standard Studio
        Stayed 3 nights in November 2016

        3 days in this hotel”

        Very beautiful hotel, clean room, perfect service...everything perfect. If I come back in Dar Es Salaam sure I will come here again...

        Reviewed November 24, 2016
        6.0
        Evelyn from Netherlands
        Couple
        Standard Studio
        Stayed 1 night in January 2019

        Clean , Well equiped, close to the ferry”

        The food in the restaurant was not very special

        Reviewed January 25, 2019
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