The Serena Hotel Dar is probably the best large, international hotel in Dar es Salaam.
Serena Hotel Dar: Our full report
Conveniently close to the airport, in the centre of town, the Serena Hotel Dar (previously called the Moevenpick Royal Palm Hotel) is perhaps the city's best large hotel: it's very professional and ideal for short overnight stops.
The Serena Hotel Dar 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.
Accessible by: Fly-and-Transfer
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
Further dining info: Yes
Attitude towards children: Children are welcome at The Royal Palm Hotel.
Property’s age restrictions: There are no age restrictions.
Generally recommended for children: Yes
Power supply: Mains Electricity
Communications: There is cell phone reception at the Serena Hotel Dar, 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 protection recommended: Yes
Medical care: The nearest hospital is a 15-minute drive away from the Serena Hotel Dar.
Dangerous animals: Low Risk
Fire safety: There are fire extinguishers and smoke alarms at the Serena Hotel Dar.
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.
Accepted payment on location: Credit cards are accepted.