Royal Palm Hotel

Reviews of Royal Palm Hotel

Good(77%) From 37 travellers
Excellent
6
Good
21
Average
9
Poor
1
Terrible
0
Below are independent comments from 37 of our travellers who have visited Royal Palm Hotel, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs W - Andover
Arrived on: 29-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent

Royal Palm Hotel review

All you would expect of an international hotel and quite a culture shock after the bush, the beach and Dar es Salaam outside.

Beware of poor rate of exchange if settling your bill in dollars or credit card. Restaurant prices are in Tanzanian shillings. Good room service breakfast as we had an early flight and were too early for restaurant breakfast.

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Mr & Mrs R from Somerset
Arrived on: 2-Feb-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Poor
Poor

Royal Palm Hotel review

After delayed flights we were not here long enough to make much comment other than reception were surly and did not give us the wake up call requested. Had three hours sleep and moved on!

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Mr & Mrs G from Basingstoke
Arrived on: 27-Nov-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

City centre stop over

We had not been looking forward to our night at Royal Palm purely because it felt like our holiday ended early. However, the hotel was far better than we had expected. We were only there for 12 hours and most of the time asleep but the room was very smart, the bed comfortable and the air conditioning a blessing after temperatures of up to 38 degrees in the Selous.

We only had room service as we couldn't be bothered to get dressed up to go down for dinner but the service was good and the food was fine and not too expensive.

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Mrs & Mr A from Brighton
Arrived on: 18-Nov-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Average
Average

Royal Palm Hotel review

Our only negative part of the holiday! We arrived about 7.00pm fairly tired after travelling to be told our room was still being cleaned and wouldnt be ready for 45 minutes!!

We did feel that for a 4 or 5 star hotel the wait wasnt acceptable as the room surely should have been ready by about 3.00pm for us if needed.

It would have been nice to have gone straight to the room for a shower etc. before dinner but by the time we got in the room we just felt tired!

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Mr & Mrs R from Edinburgh
Arrived on: 11-Nov-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Royal Palm - Good for Stopover

A perfectly good international hotel in the middle of Dar es Salaam. Italian food in hotel restaurant was great.

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Mr L and Ms A of West Midlands
Arrived on: 2-Nov-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good

Royal Palm Hotel review

Serviceable hotel for a 1 night stay before connecting to the safari lodges.

Remember to request a 'non-smoking' room if this is your preference - we were originally accomodated in a room that smelt very smokey. Staff were helpfully in arranging an alternate room when the request was made.

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Mr. & Mrs W-J from Nottingham
Arrived on: 4-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Royal Palm Hotel review

For a major City-centre hotel we found it very friendly - staff were excellent.

We were upgraded to a Junior Suite - very nice but perhaps unnecessary - a bottle of bubbles might have been more welcome!

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The Nightjar Family - Chepstow
Arrived on: 28-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Royal Palm stopover

Good city hotel, for one night in transit to Zanzibar. Excellent food and atmosphere in the restaurant.

The only issue was that following purchasing some items in the hotel shop one of our party had their credit card details stolen and fraudulently used, which we have notified the hotel of.

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Mr H & Ms E - London
Arrived on: 10-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Royal Palm Hotel review

A useful and comfortable international hotel about 25 minutes from the airport.

Fine for an overnight before the early morning flight to London.

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Mr & Mrs lion Southampton
Arrived on: 5-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
Excellent

Royal Palm Hotel review

THis was a great hotel for a stop-over. Staff were friendly and efficient. The rooms were clean and contained all that you need.
The restaurant we visited was brilliant. There was a fish night when we were there and the freshness, quality and variety of food was amongst the best we have eaten anywhere. The price was reasonable and a lot cheaper than in England.

The bar was lively with live music but almost exclusively male predominated.

The concierge was particularly helpful and arranged a taxi out to the slipway. The driver was superb and reasonably priced. In the morning the bill was already prepared and we wasted no time in being able to get to the airport.

One word of caution. the restaurant doesn't serve breakfast until half six so if leaving earlier you need to book room service before three o'clock on the previous day.

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