The Slipway


  • Wide choice of rooms and suites
  • Pleasant waterfront location with plenty of bars and cafes
  • Relax by the pool and at the spa
  • Enjoy sunsets over Msasani Bay
  • Boat trips, sailing, fishing and scuba diving

Open: The Slipway Hotel is open all year.

Location: The Slipway is seven kilometres from Dar es Salaam city centre, in a quiet location on the Msasani Peninsula. It can take uo to two hours to reach the airport from here, depending on traffic conditions. 

Rooms: There 72 rooms and suites arranged in two adjacent buildings, with the executive rooms and suites in the newer section. The nine economy rooms range from 18 to 24sqm in area, and are twin bedded. There are 20 standard rooms, 20 to 30sqm with a queen size bed. The 34 executive rooms cover 33sqm, have a queen size bed plus a sofa bed, and each has a balcony. 20 of which have a seaview. There are nine suites, each 65sqm including a lounge and balcony, five of which have a view of the sea. All are en-suite, equipped with air conditioning, safe, hot drinks maker, minibar, TV and complimentary W-Fi. 

Activities: Swim in the pool, have a workout in the gym and enjoy a massage at the spa. You can take boat trips out to Bongoyo and Mbudia islands, go sailing, fishing and scuba diving. Dar city centre with its shops and services is just a few kilometres away.

Facilities: There is an outdoor swimming pool and sunbathing area. Other receational facilities include a gym, spa, hair salon and nailbar. There is a choice of restaurants (see below) and nearby bars and coffee shops, The hotel has a night club, open from 9pm most evenings. The Slipway Hotel is part of a complex which includes shops, boutiques, art galleries, a bookshop, supermarket, pharmacy, bank, hair salon and a children's playground.

Dining: Meals are eaten at separate tables at various outlets. The Terrace is open for lunch and dinner and is a fine dining establishment with indoor and outdoor areas. The Waterfront on the promenade specialises in seafood and also has a wood-fired pizza oven. It's an informal al fresco eaterie, often with live music at weekends. 

Children: Children of all ages are welcome.

Health: This is a low risk malaria area.

Communication: There is free Wi-Fi internet access throughout the hotel.

Notes: There are lots of stairs and no lifts so this hotel is not suitable for people with limited mobility.

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