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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Really close to airport, very clean and tidy! Breakfast was included and we had arranged for a late checkout the night before so that we could just relax and wait for our flight in the afternoon the next day, when we woke up there seemed to be a powercut in only our room, but staff was very helpful and just... More 

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Thank Elin R
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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Clean enough for a lay over. Very close to airport. Transfer costs $5. Safe too. Room clean Beds clean Fan Air con TV Bathroom, ok not amazing but will serve purpose. Not bad for $50 Local area is quite busy and I wouldn't say it's very touristy, so be careful if you venture out.

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Thank Mamnunz
rolandi, Manager at Transit Motel Airport, responded to this review

We would like to thank Mamnunz for taking his time to write this candid review of our place. We hope that you will stay with us again when on transit in Dar es Salaam. Karibu sana Mamnunz More 

Alnwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

If you arrive lat in Dar, this is probably the closest and easiest place to stop. They will meet you for $5. The rooms are basic, the staff friendly and the breakfast good. My room had no hot water. But, overall, not a bad place to spend the night.

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rolandi, Manager at Transit Motel Airport, responded to this review

Thank you Ian for the review of our place. I am sorry that you had a problem with hot water. I guess you stayed btn room 5 to 10. The problem is now solved as from mid october 2016 we're installing a water heater in every room. We are getting rid of the centralized heater which when broken the whole... More 

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Reviewed 23 September 2016

Serviceable accommodation near to the airport. Clean and convenient for early morning departures or quick stopovers. Friendly staff and decent wifi is also very convenient. They also will arrange a taxi for you to get back to airport for around 10,000 TZS.

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TransitMotels, Manager at Transit Motel Airport, responded to this review

We would like to thank Jamie for the candid review of our hotel. I will definitely pass your compliments to our staff. Karibu sana More 

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Reviewed 18 September 2016

Needed to stay near the airport to catch a flight the next day. The Motel staff kindly picked us up at 11pm from the airport and dropped us off the next morning, the motel is about a 5 minute drive across the road. Basic facilities but the shower was cold, and stopped working. Upon arriving, there was a confusion with... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Located about a 5/10 minute walk from the International airport (I say international because the domestic airport is further away being about a 15/20 minute walk from the motel). Paid 40USD for 1 night stay, which is quite expensive, although breakfast is included in the price. It is possible to get a taxi from the international airport for about 5USD/10,000TZS... More 

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Reviewed 25 July 2016

We stayed at this place twice on an overnight layovers in Dar Es Salaam. The room was basic, the water wasn't hot and the food was fine. I would avoid this place because some of the staff were pretty rude. We had booked in advance and paid some small fee to hold the room and they wanted to charge us... More 

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Reviewed 8 July 2016

Flying into Dar es Salaam in the evening and knowing we had a flight out again early in the morning, it did not make sense to go into town and face the possibility of heavy traffic on a workday morning. We chose Transit Hotel for its convenience and based on the ratings here, I thought it will be fine. I... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $54 - $72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Transit Motel Airport 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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