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City Lodge Hotel

Cnr Magore and Vijibweni Streets, Dar es Salaam Tanzania
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20/06/23 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/06/23 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#41 of 149 hotels in Dar es Salaam
The 148-room City Lodge Hotel Dar es Salaam in Tanzania is conveniently located in the Ilala area of this fascinating city. This air-conditioned, modern property offers upmarket facilities for business and leisure travellers, uncapped WiFi, as well as three meeting rooms, fitness room, sparkling swimming pool and deck. The hotel is 13km from the airport and close to the city centre, embassies, shopping centre, botanical gardens, national museum, golf course, Zanzibar ferry, and other cultural and social points of interest. The hotel team is knowledgeable on the sights, sounds and tastes of the region and can assist with organising excursions.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Dry cleaning
Breakfast available
Shuttle bus service
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Grade: 52 out of 100
22Restaurantswithin 1 km
3Attractionswithin 1 km
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Whisky17 wrote a review Jan 2021
George, South Africa2 contributions
From arrival to checkout the staff was friendly and professional, always smiling and offering assistance. Standard of food is great, except that avacado supply was limited... Rooms are very neat and comfortable. Will definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Public Relations Manager, Marketing at City Lodge Hotel
Responded 25 Jan 2021
Thank you for staying with us and for the constructive review. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon.
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Mmazipan wrote a review Dec 2020
London101 contributions35 helpful votes
This place was just amazing. From the friendly, lovely staff to the immaculate, clean and sanitised rooms, flexibility and support from the staff (I had a lot of requests/questions!) There was AC, hot water, power showers, TVs in every room. Honestly one of the best hotwls I have stayed in and I have travelled all over. The room was also super affordable. Gym super clean and well equipped. Only downsides were the food was a bit boring, bland and pricey, especially the breakfast which was subpar. There were not many Tanzanian food options, no porter tp help with luggage, communal bathroom in lobbh never had paper to dry hands. This still was not enough to take away from the wonderful experience I had here however.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from Public Relations Manager, Marketing at City Lodge Hotel
Responded 03 Jan 2021
Thank you for staying with us and for the positive review. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon.
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Victor R wrote a review Nov 2020
Denver, Colorado37 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed here for two nights upon arrival from the US before a six-day safari and four days in Zanzibar, and it was the perfect way to get our bearings about us. The room was quite comfortable; the bed was great, and the hot shower with good water pressure was fantastic. Breakfast each morning was quite tasty and eaten in a stylish dining area. The WiFi worked great, and just about any football match you could possibly want to watch on tv was available. Zacariah at the front desk was so helpful and even more friendly. The property also arranged our airport transfers which was very helpful. They also helped us find a great restaurant to have dinner on our second night. I can’t recommend this place highly enough, it was just absolutely superb.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Public Relations Manager, Marketing at City Lodge Hotel
Responded 16 Nov 2020
We are so pleased to read such a review! Thank you for staying with us and commending our staff for their great efforts to give you a comfortable stay, meeting all your requirements and needs. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Al-fayaz wrote a review Jan 2020
Nairobi, Kenya20 contributions19 helpful votes
A Perfect Place for the Business Traveler! I’ve stayed at several Hotels from 2 star to 5 star ratings In my past 15 years of visiting Dar es salaam but this I must say this something!!just perfect for someone traveling for business. 1. Perfect location 2. Extremely clean ( let’s hope it stays this way and maintained even after a year ) 3. Excellent service and well trained staff I must say it must be the senior management staff as they too are on the floor assisting and you can see them going to each individual client checking up 4. The gym is just right and clean better then some of the 5 star hotels 5. The rooms are perfect and just right with amazing showers and quality sanitary wear. This place May have fewer rooms and fewer staff plus being small and not all the pomp and hype but it’s run well and that’s what matters SERVICE & QUALITY All in all for the price you pay and the kind of hotel this is anytime worth for a business traveler, for sure it’s not a Hotel for holiday makers but I give it A* To the management kindly keep up the good work and maintain the standard
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from The_CLHG_Team, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel
Responded 23 Jan 2020
Thank you for staying with us and we are so glad that you had a great stay! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Binal Shah wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution
Very poor welcome service No porter or room service Very unprofessional and rude staff. The manager was not even ready to meet the group considering we had booked 10 rooms. Overall bad experience and we do not recommend this hotel
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Date of stay: November 2019
Response from CLHGMarketing, Public Relations Manager at City Lodge Hotel
Responded 04 Dec 2019
Thank you for choosing City Lodge Hotel Dar es Salaam and taking the time to rate your stay. We are saddened to hear that that you did not feel welcome on arrival, as we strive to offer a warm welcome to all of our guests. Our hotel general manager has looked into the matters raised in your review and has shared that your group was extended every courtesy within the services offered by the hotel, including early check in, late check out and a buffet tailored to specific dietary needs. This hotel does not offer a porter service, whilst we assist guests with baggage as far as possible, we do not have staff specially designated to this task. While we do not offer room service, our #Café restaurant caters for full breakfast, lunch and light dinners, with dining facilities extending from the restaurant to the lounge and outside pool deck. We value all of our guests and aim to offer the best service excellence. We are sorry you felt you did not receive that on this occasion.
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US$101 - US$184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
TanzaniaDar Es Salaam RegionDar es Salaam
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Frequently Asked Questions about City Lodge Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to City Lodge Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Las Vegas Casino (0.7 km), VIVA Towers (0.8 km), and Uhuru Heights (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at City Lodge Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at City Lodge Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at City Lodge Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to City Lodge Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Central Park Cafe, Mamboz Sizgrill, and Mainland China.
Are there opportunities to exercise at City Lodge Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does City Lodge Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, City Lodge Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at City Lodge Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Is City Lodge Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.