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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This is an okay hotel in a convenient location but expensive one assumes because of its proximity to the airport. They were accommodating to a traveler arriving in the middle of the night so no complaints there. The hot water worked for about 45 seconds, then disappeared. A taxi to and from Julius Nyerere Airport costs 10,000tsh ($5US).

Thank Greg&Shannon
TransitMotels, Manager at Transit Motel Ukonga, responded to this review

We would like to thank Greg & Shannon for their candid review. We are sorry for the hot water problem. I guess you didn't switch on the heater on time. The heater's switch is in the room and clearly marked so. We might be expensive compared to where you are coming from but when you compare our rates with other... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2015 via mobile

Spent a night, conveniently located just a stone's throw away from the airport, better off getting a cab from the airport which they arrange inexpensively. Friendly staff. No hot water in my room though and a little bit more attention could be paid when it comes to cleaning

4 Thank MissNaluyima
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2014

We needed to spend a few hours and have a shower before an early morning flight out of Dar. Booked and paid for a double room (including an airport pick up and drop off) through a travel agent in Zanzibar and confirmed all was paid for on checking in. This transit hotel is in a dire location and certainly not... More 

10 Thank Rubinah C

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Adelaide, Australia
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2014

We stayed for a one night stop over as we needed to be at the airport early the next day. It is located in an area where we didn't feel that comfortable walking around but that was OK as they have a basic little restaurant tucked away inside that serves cold beer and really nice food. My partner had the... More 

Thank dkg11
Mangawhai, New Zealand
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2013

Dar es Salaam isn't a place one wants to linger, and we had an early flight, so the airline guy in Zanzibar booked us into this place and arranged for someone to pick us up. The hotel was clean, quiet, had air con, and the restaurant was good and cheap. The staff have very limited English but the bar lady... More 

2 Thank Keasrule
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37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2012

It is a transit hotel and that is all you can expect from this place. We only stayed for a few hours to get some sleep. The bed was not the most comfortable, but it was clean. Because we were just taking a nap, it didn't matter, but I didn't like that there was no mosquito net in our room.... More 

1 Thank CDN_Wanderer
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2012

Since traffic in Dar is notoriously bad (it can take up to 2hrs across town as peak time); we decided to stay in this transit hotel for the few hours in Dar before departure. It was sufficient and adequate for that purpose; but for any longer stay I wouldn't recommend it. The staff were welcoming and accommodating; and we communicated... More 

1 Thank 0livinglife1
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57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2011

For what you pay and the proximity to the airport - this place is ideal. I found it quiet and clean and good value. I spend a few nights of the year in Dar and will most likely make use of it again.

Thank JambianiNeil
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2011

The motel is right next to a very noisy night club,which bangs out music so loud that you might as well be trying to have a sleep on the dance floor.The main trade for this Motel is a short stay for prostitutes and clients from the night club.as a result there's also a constant loud noise from drunken punters from... More 

6 Thank sunship20011
rolandi, General Manager at Transit Motel Ukonga, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for spending your time writing your experience while staying with us. We are located near a bar with a function hall that is used from time to time (not every day) for weddings and other functions. It is not a night club. We have been following up with our local govt regarding the sound of... More 

Wilmington, NC
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2011

pros: proximity to the airport - i had an early flight so this was crucial. the driver was dozing but woke up to take me there. also the room was clean and comfortable. when it comes down to it, that's really all i need. cons: room next to loud bar, burger at hotel bar was really bad, shower is just... More 

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transitmotel, Manager at Transit Motel Ukonga, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for taking your time to write your experience on staying with us. Your reviews are important as they enable us to improve our services and facilities for your comfort. Thank you very much roland shayo Transit Motels More 

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Transit Motel Ukonga is located few minutes drive (about 2km) from Dar Es Salaam's Mwl. J Nyerere International Airport. All rooms have private shower and toilet, TV set, telephone and air conditioner. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Transit Motel Ukonga

Address: Plot 7 Pugu/Segerea rd, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Dar es Salaam
Price Range: $57 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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“This hotel is single story and all rooms are close and easy to access.”
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