Hotel Sea Cliff
Set among majestic gardens hugging the Indian Ocean, Hotel Sea Cliff offers one of the most dramatic settings in Dar es Salaam. The hotel’s tropical lobby and the staff’s warm greetings instantly put you in vacation mode, and that first glimpse of the oceanfront pool only welcomes you further. A stay in one of the hotel’s 93 spacious and stylish guestrooms and suites makes for an escape of world-class hospitality and charming comforts. Jaw-dropping views and one of the best seafood restaurants in town mean you are happily mingling alongside many repeat guests.
- Dine at the hotel’s two-story restaurant overlooking the Indian Ocean
- Breath in the fresh, salty sea air from your poolside sun lounger
- Work out in the gym with extra motivation, thanks to ocean-facing cardio machines
- Enjoy enviable floor-to-ceiling views from the members-only cocktail bar
- Satisfy your gaming itch at Sea Cliff Casino, featuring 140 slots and 16 table games
Hotel Sea Cliff prides itself on world-class hospitality, with each guest greeted by a cheery “Karibu.” Feel cozy, welcomed, and right at home with the hotel’s calm and convivial atmosphere, with staff wishing you well as you head out to explore the lively city’s most popular attractions.
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Hotel Sea Cliff’s 93 guestrooms, including five suites, feature wooden floors, taupe and teal tones, local artwork, and armchairs you can sink into. Large windows overlook the resort or ocean, filling the guestrooms with light and giving you the chance to fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves in sizable, crisp-sheeted beds. Bathrooms come with rain showers and freestanding bathtubs, while some of the suites have open-plan bathrooms that ensure you keep an eye on the spectacular view as you soak.
Staff will turn down your sheets each evening and place your slippers by the bed. If you stay in an Executive Suite, you also enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks in the exclusive lounge.
Fresh, local ingredients and endless ocean views keep Hotel Sea Cliff’s two restaurants as popular with locals as they are with guests. From seafood platters piled high with lobster and shrimp at Karambezi Café to delicately spiced meat straight from the tandoor oven at The Alcove Restaurant, each eatery delivers a tempting menu and plenty of atmosphere.
Karambezi Café – Boasting sensational 180-degree views over the rippling sea, Karambezi Café is a well-loved local hot spot. Sit outside on the glassed-in terrace or upstairs in the picturesque dining room and feast on fresh seafood, roasted chicken, and juicy steaks. At breakfast, there is an impressive international buffet.
The Alcove Restaurant – A local institution since 1987, The Alcove Restaurant serves up authentic Indian and Chinese cuisine in stylish surroundings. Open for lunch and dinner, the favorite eatery offers fragrant curries, biryanis, and dals, with bread fresh from the tandoor. You can also opt for Cantonese and Szechuan specialties, such as Shanghai lobster.
Kaskazi Lounge – Expect to be mesmerized by the views at this glass-walled, members-only bar. [As a hotel guest, you have exclusive access.] Open from dawn until midnight, the unique social venue invites you to recline on a low-slung sofa and choose from a menu of imported wines, spirits, and cigars.
The Alcove Bar – Head to this enticing spot for afternoon tea on the terrace, or take a seat at the curved bar and sip an aperitif or nightcap. Enjoy wine by the glass, ice-cold beers, and classic cocktails, or ask the bartenders to create a cocktail especially for you.
Spend your days swimming in the pool and dozing under thatched umbrellas or by staying active in the fitness center. Treat yourself to a visit at the beauty salon, with aromatherapy massages and skin-plumping facials using luxury French brand Repêchage®. Shop around the hotel’s two boutiques for unique souvenirs, such as handwoven baskets, colorful kikoy throws, and handcrafted Tanzanite jewelry. If you are feeling lucky, try your fortune on the slots or tables in the casino.
Catch the early-morning auction at Kivukoni Fish Market, and head to Coco Beach to stroll along the long stretch of sand, dotted with food stalls and coconut stands. Take a 30-minute ferry ride to idyllic, uninhabited Bongoyo Island, where you can swim, snorkel, and spot dolphins, all before feasting on freshly grilled fish at a beach shack. You can also take a day trip to Zanzibar and explore the island’s Stone Town, recognized by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
Hotel Sea Cliff
Overlooking the Indian Ocean in a quiet neighborhood, Hotel Sea Cliff is one of the most sought-after spots in the city. Next door is Sea Cliff Village, a shopping center with a supermarket, a currency exchange, a pharmacy, and several casual eateries. Coco Beach is less than a 10-minute drive from the hotel, while the Kivukoni Waterfront is 20 minutes away.
Julius Nyerere International Airport is 13 mi / 21 km from the hotel.
The Bongoyo Island Ferry Terminal is a seven-minute drive from the hotel, while the departure point for ferries to Zanzibar is 25 minutes away.