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Ryan's Bay Hotel

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent hotel with decent food. Friendly staff and good service. Food of our choice is prepared fresh and served. Quite a relaxing view from the room. The only drawback I could see is that restaurant space has to be expanded so that it can accommodate more guests with some privacy.

Thank Jagannath K
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 17 March 2017

One of the few places in TZ where most things do actually work - very friendly and capable staff, shower with good water pressure, fast wifi, library with a good selection of books, firm mattress, variety of TV channels, nice breakfast with lots of fresh fruit. However, the rooms are quite noise sensitive - you can hear the TV and...

Thank Evitschka
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I had another great visit to the Mwanza area in January 2017. Stayed at Ryan's Bay again -my 3rd time- and had a most comfortable, uneventful stay. I say uneventful which is what one, coming from North America would appreciate. If you didn't know that you were looking out at Lake Victoria from your room, you might think that you...

Thank Babu1950
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 December 2016

A hotel in an idyllic location, in a beautiful city. I had an fantastic view of Lake Victoria from my clean & spacious room, the food in the restaurant is fantastic and the staff are all helpful and friendly. The wi-fi connection is great, I was able to skype with no problem. The only slight gripe I have is with...

Thank Edward F
Western Cape
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Although the property is very good quality for where it is situated, I booked this hotel for a group of investors that we were accompanying around Tanzania. To my abject mortification and even-though I had booked on line, received emailed confirmation and provided credit card details - 4 of the 5 rooms booked were NOT AVAILABLE on arrival. We had...

Thank TravelbugWesternCape
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Recently enjoyed a great night and meal at Ryans bay. The staff were friendly and helpful, the food selection was excellent, something for everyone, the portion size was massive (so do share if you are not a big eater) and the food came super quickly. It is a great spot looking out onto the lake. Definitely worth a visit when...

Thank Jenny R
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Ryan's Bay for 8 days whilst doing some voluntary work in Bugando. The hotel is clean, efficient and safe. Security is obvious. The restaurant provides a good breakfast and a reasonable menu for dinner. The tilapia fish was excellent but the highlight was the chefs home special of Goan fish curry. Great flavours. The swimming pool was...

Thank RobP553
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I find myself coming back to this spot over and over. Mwanza. 25 years ago, a laid back town on the shores of lake Victoria, now bustling and growing into the new port to Serengeti safaris through ndabaka gate. Walking distance to the old centre and ever interesting market, Ryan's bay is an escape, safe and luxurious, clean and as...

1Thank Erich T
Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Very comfortable room and ambient restaurant and pool area on the edge of and overlooking Lake Victoria. Good Food in the restaurant at reasonable prices with the curry dishes being a highlight. Very pleasant pool to relax in in the heat.

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The Best Hotel In Mwanza Which Located To The Bank Of Lake Victoria, Nearby City Center And You Will Enjoy Lake View And Attractive View Of Saa Island National Park, It Offer Different Services Good..

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Ryansbay, Public Relations Manager at Ryan's Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your feed back. We are delighted to know that your enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you again. Kind regards Yvonne

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ryan’s Bay is situated in the heart of the city – on the shores of Lake Victoria. It is luxurious yet affordable with 50 spacious rooms and 4 service apartments. Each guest room and suite offers a magnificent view of the bay. There's ample parking. The restaurant is spacious and also has an excellent view of the lake. It has a private swimming pool, complete with swim-to bar and lounging area for residents only. Other facilities include wireless internet access on the premises, Fitness center, room and laundry service and BBQ area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ryan's Bay Hotel

Address: Station Road, Capri Point, Mwanza, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Mwanza Region > Mwanza
Price Range: ₹ 7,131 - ₹ 9,465 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 50
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“Any room on the and 2nd and 3rd floors overlooks Lake Victoria”
Babu1950, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ensure that your room is reserved when booking on line -it is a LONG way to travel only to find your booking is not available on arrival”
TravelbugWesternCape, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the pool also overlook the lake”
andrewwR2387FG, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“They have an old wing and a new wing. Any room in the old wing from first floor is great. Gives you a very good view of the lake”
Midecha, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Lake views are best!!!”
890harrietn, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
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