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Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort

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Juba, South Sudan
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

First off the rooms were clean, bed was comfortable, and we enjoyed the food. But the pools were ok we enjoyed them. The sand and beach were really dirty and tractors were moving sand around so it was loud. The pier you were not allowed on it was roped off, barring guests. The music was so loud on Friday night...

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Diana K, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Aswad9, Thank you for staying at Hotel white Sands and for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor, I am happy that you enjoyed your time with us but disappoint that you were not able to enjoy the Jetty as it was under maintenance. I can assure you, you will enjoy it on your next visit. I would...

Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

Went to have Lunch Buffet the first sunday it was 35,000 then the next they charged us with 40,000. They should have a fixed amount. They were explaining that they have barbecue but they had barbecue the last week too. Crew is the worst keeps coming back to you even when you don't ask them to. And charges your bill...

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Diana K, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Mis Von E, Thank you very much for the feedback, and for joining us at Hotel White Sands for our delicious Sunday lunches. We will look into the points mentioned and address them accordingly. We would like to invite you back to assure you, that all your possible concerns have been addressed appropriately. Kind regard, The Hotel White Sands...

Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

The reason why i gave this hotel 4 stars is that ... Yes the hotel is beautiful the rooms are amazing the service is amazing too ... But there are alot of ppl that do not reside in the hotel and come there n take random pics of people at the hotel i personally did not like this at all......

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Diana K, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Neelam l, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and for commending our beautiful property and service! The matters raised will be addressed with the Team so that we can implement necessary action. We would love to host you again, Please check our website for our end of year specials. Best regards, The Hotel White Sands...

Seattle, WA
Reviewed 5 December 2015

Total surprise to fall into White Sands in the north end of Dar. Lovely grounds, very comfortable rooms, gorgeous pool, friendly staff. Only drawback was that the hotel restaurant was only so-so in terms of food and service, but that was ok for me. I will definitely be back, this time with the family in tow!

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Diana K, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Ekellison, We would love to host you again! Thanks for coming and for the feedback - the comments have been discussed with our F&B Team and will be looked into. On your return we look forward to receiving positive comments on our excellent food as well! See you soon! The Hotel White Sands Team

Reviewed 30 November 2015

Out of town and great if you are looking for a quiet relaxed time. Beautiful view of the ocean. Food - nothing out of the ordinary. Clean and spacious rooms. Good room service too. I would definitely come back again.

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Diana K, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Steve A, Thank you for selecting our serene resort for some R&R. We really appreciate your visit and excellent comments. The points raised have been discussed with the Team for necessary action! Look forward to welcoming you back soon! The Hotel White Sands Team

Reviewed 23 November 2015

This is a great place time at whether any day or the weekend either solo or with the family, the resort is clean with good services, food and atmosphere. Normally we visit for the day, but am intending to spend the weekend there.

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Diana K, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Fayyaz A, Thanks for the excellent feedback. Please come and spend a weekend - the Team look forward to welcoming you back! See you soon! The Hotel White Sands Team

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 16 November 2015

The 4 star rating is due great service and its setting. However, I think 3.5 would've been more accurate, but based on the alternate options I feel justified in giving it a full 4 stars. We visited Ramada for sundowners and wow, overfull, slow service, and we were glad we picked White Sands. The good: As sated above, efficient and...

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Diana K, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear JohnBoyZA I would like to thank you for staying at Hotel White Sands and for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. Guest comments are highly appreciated as it enables us to improve our services and products where we are lacking, I am glad you chose us and please note all comments and observations have been taken on...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 6 November 2015

Stayed here for five days. Room was large with a balcony and had a nice view of the ocean. Persistent sea breeze kept it cool. Bathroom needed a reno and even though shampoo and body lotion are provided, you may want to bring your own. Wifi was terrible. During my stay, there were very few foreign guests. Pool and gym...

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Diana K, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Wendy F, Thank you for staying at Hotel White Sands and for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. Guest feedback is always a very important thing for us, as it always enables us to improve on areas where we may lack. Please note that's your comments and observations have been taken on board and will be addressed...

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 22 October 2015

The food is good. Also has a decent menu and is not too pricey. By the beach so the hotel has a decent view and a few outdoor activities you can try. Its a pretty place, good for couples. Would recommend going there if on holiday. Not so much if on business cause it is quite a while away from...

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Diana K, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear tamanda2015, Thank you for staying at Hotel White Sands and for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor, I am happy to read that you enjoyed not only the food but scenery and services provided and I would like to also thank you for your generous feedback. I would like to thank you once again and we look...

Hythe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Had dinner here several nights in a row with colleagues. Very nice food, lots of choice and excellent desserts too - chocolate mousse was particularly good. It's good value too, at 30,000 each for an all you can eat buffet dinner of a good standard, and the staff are lovely too.

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Dear Olivia_H0wland, Thank you for visiting Hotel White Sands and for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. I am happy to hear you and your colleagues, had a wonderful time with us and enjoyed the services and food provided. I would like to thank you once again for your generous feedback and we look forward to welcoming you...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The real gem of the East Coast of Africa! The White Sands Beach Resort is situated on an idyllic stretch of private beach front, just 25kms North of Dar es Salaam city centre, making it the gateway to a unique East African experience!Immerse yourself in the welcoming culture of Africa whilst you enjoy sincere, heartfelt GUEST service. The seaside accommodation comprises of 118 spacious, well appointed, standard rooms and 28 studio, one or two bedroomed apartments.Satisfy your palate with sumptuous fare from one of our restaurants, quench your thirst with an ice cold drink on the deck of the Pweza Jetty overlooking the warm Indian Ocean, unwind with a relaxing treatment from our White Sands Spa, take a boat trip to one of the nearby uninhabited islands, be adventurous and experience the beauty of the underwater world with a Scuba course from our PADI Dive Centre, have a work-out in our Gym or simply relax at the swimming pool or on the beach. Whether on Holiday, Business or Conferencing, the White Sands Hotel & Beach Resort is proud to provide our GUESTS with everything that they need and more! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort

Address: Africana Road | Jangwani Beach, Dar es Salaam 3030, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Dar es Salaam
Price Range: $175 - $308 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 146
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Also Known As:
White Sands Hotel And Dar Es Salaam
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#5 Business Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#8 Luxury Hotel in Dar es Salaam
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“all rooms are same and on seaside.”
 of 5 bubbles 168irfanq, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you like walking ask for a room in the 400's, if not get something around 200-300.”
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“We had a 2 bedroom apartment villa right on the beach. Room 119 - excellent , spacious and ideal for families and all the luggage”
 of 5 bubbles MiAlpesh, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a sea facing room.”
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