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Transit Motel Airport

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Windhoek, Namibia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The only positive is proximity to the airport, but I would definitely not stay here again. The neighbourhood is very noisy (train, motor vehicles and loud music). The room was small and the bedding very old (but clean enough).

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed one night as a couple. The room, although clean was very basic and overcrowded with two double beds with barely space to move in. The bathroom however was dirty with remnants of previous visitors's toothpaste on the tap as well as a blod smear on the basin. There was no shower curtain and I had to request an extra...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For close to airport over night this works do not be put off by the neighbourhood it is clean and basic - expensive for what you get bit worth it to save the hassle of dealing Dar traffic. Tv channels mainly local and poor reception

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1Thank Ruth P
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Let's be honest: people come to this hotel for one reason only-- to kill time/take a shower/sleep a little bit during a long layover in Dar es Salaam (because that is NOT an airport you want to sit around in for more than a couple hours. For that purpose, this hotel serves wonderfully and at a great price ($40/night, $5/airport...

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Wilmington, Delaware
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We stayed there for an early flight out of DAR. The rooms were fine. The advertised breakfast was non existent - it was toast and jelly and they tried to charge us for a juice. Not a great location unless you need to be close to the airport.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 29 January 2017

It was good for an overnight stay close to the airport. It was a very short drive to the airport and Reception organised a transfer for USD5 each way, which was a great help to us. The rooms were comfortable and clean but very noisy. Noise came from both outside (night market / party, as well as a mosque) and...

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1Thank Jo S
Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We landed at 22:00 and had to be back at the airport the next morning at 6:00. This hotel arranged pick up and drop off without incident and is located super close to the terminal. We got checked in quickly and the room was clean and ready. Our A/C unit had a tough time keeping up with Dar humidity, but...

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1Thank Alice K
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

My friend and I stayed here for several hours after arriving on Turkish Airlines which gets into DAR at around 3am and before our mid-afternoon flight out to Zanzibar. If you're looking for something more 'marginally more comfortable' than staying in the hotel for greater than 4 hours but less than 10 hours, this is your best bet. However, if...

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1Thank Ben N
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Does what it says on the tin. Very basic, easy place to crash for a night in between flights. Less than 5 minutes to the airport and airport transfers are available at any time, and are very cheap (10000 shillings or 5 usd). The rooms are clean which was my main concern.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Clean, tidy rooms. Food was lovely though you do have to wait for ages (an hour in our case .. there is a TV with English subtitles to watch) . Staff are friendly but have limited English. Only negative was the African plumbing (ie shower didn't work and taps iffy)

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Transit Motel Airport is located near Dar Es Salaam's J Nyerere Airport providing clean and affordable no frills accommodation. The Motel is ideal place for travelers arriving late during the night or those departing very early in the morning. We provide airport transfers to our guests upon request. Check-in can be done any time (yes! 24/7) And late check out can be arranged. Breakfast (included in the room rate) is available even for early departed guests. Free WiFi available to our guests ... more   less 

Additional Information about Transit Motel Airport

Address: 4 Block D Karakata Rd, Off J Nyerere Airport | P O Box 18083, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Dar es Salaam
Price Range: ₹ 2,586 - ₹ 3,879 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Transit Motel Airport 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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Transit Motel Airport Hotel Dar Es Salaam
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“If something isn't working (hot water, WIFI) just ask, because it DID work when I was there so there is capacity”
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“Perfect for overnight but no longer.”
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“All a bit noisy”
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“Honestly don't think there is much to choose - noisy area.”
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