The Royal Palm is probably the best large, international hotel in Dar es Salaam.
Royal Palm Hotel: Our full report
Conveniently close to the airport, in the centre of town, the Moevenpick Royal Palm Hotel is perhaps the city's best large hotel: it's very professional and ideal for short overnight stops.
The Royal palm has 230 rooms in total, including:
- 36 Executive Rooms, each with its own private executive lounge;
- 9 Junior Suites
- 3 Diplomatic Suites
- 1 Presidential Suite.
All the rooms here have individually controllable air-conditioning systems, direct-dial phone/voicemail, a high-speed internet connection, satellite TV with 21 channels, hairdryer, a fridge/mini-bar, a room safe and in-room tea and coffee-making facilities.
Ideal length of stay: Usually just one night – when over-nighting between connections.
Directions: It's a 45-minute drive from the airport, depending on the traffic.
Food & drink
Usual board basis: B&B
Dining style: Individual Tables
Dining locations: Indoor and Outdoor Dining
Drinks included: Tea and coffee from in-room facilities
Attitude towards children: Children are welcome at The Royal Palm Hotel.
Generally recommended for children: Yes
Power supply: Mains Electricity
Communications: There is cell phone reception at The Royal Palm, and in-room phones.
TV & radio: There are televisions in all of the rooms. There are also computer connections and WiFi in the rooms for those wanting to use their own laptops.
Health & safety
Malarial area: Yes
Medical care: The nearest hospital is a 15-minute drive away from The Royal Palm Hotel.
Dangerous animals: Low Risk
Fire safety: There are fire extinguishers and smoke alarms at The Royal Palm Hotel.
Disabled access: On Request
Laundry facilities: Full Laundry Service - Extra Charge
Money: There is a facility to change money here, athough their rates are not always the best in town.