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Chelsea Hotel

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Comfort Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, City View, Executive Level | In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, blackout curtains
Breakfast, lunch, dinner served; local and international cuisine

Overview of Chelsea Hotel

Chelsea Hotel

3.0 star property
3-star hotel with restaurant, near Kariakoo Market
8.2 out of 10 Very good
8.2/10 Very good

96 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
Uhuru Street, Dar es Salaam
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Front desk safe
  • ATM/banking services
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Meeting room
  • Luggage storage
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Kariakoo
  • Kariakoo Market - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Dar es Salaam (DAR-Julius Nyerere Intl.) - 21 min drive
  • Dar Es Salaam Central Station - 8 min walk


  • Chef's Pride Restaurant - 8 min walk
  • Le Grande Restaurant - 10 min walk
  • Narung'ombe street - 3 min walk
  • TSAVORITE Cafe - 10 min walk
  • Chai Wala Cafe - 10 min walk

About this property

Chelsea Hotel

Enjoy your visit to Dar es Salaam with a stay at Chelsea Hotel. For a bite to eat, guests can visit Chelsea Restaurant, which serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other features include a bar/lounge and a terrace. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and family-friendly amenities.


English, Hindi, Swahili, Urdu

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 68 rooms
  • Arranged over 10 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 5:30 AM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (11 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking is limited
  • Height restrictions apply for on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Built in 2017
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace


  • Lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LED TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


Chelsea Restaurant – This restaurant specialises in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 25.0 per night


  • Parking height restrictions apply

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a security system on site.
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Chelsea Hotel Hotel
Chelsea Hotel Dar es Salaam
Chelsea Hotel Hotel Dar es Salaam

Frequently asked questions

Does Chelsea Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Chelsea Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Chelsea Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Chelsea Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Chelsea Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Chelsea Hotel?
You can check in from 2 PM - 5:30 AM. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
Is there an on-site casino at Chelsea Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Le Grande Casino (11-min walk) and Sea Cliff Casino (11-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at Chelsea Hotel and nearby?
Recommended spots to visit include Kariakoo Market (9-min walk) and St Joseph's Cathedral (0.8 mi), along with Zanzibar Ferry Terminal (0.8 mi) and National Museum of Tanzania (1.3 mi).
Are there restaurants at or near Chelsea Hotel?
Yes, Chelsea Restaurant offers local and international cuisine.
What's the area around Chelsea Hotel like?
Chelsea Hotel is in Kariakoo, a short 8-minute walk from Dar Es Salaam Central Station and 9 minutes' walk from Kariakoo Market. Travellers say that the area is walkable and good for shopping.



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2/10 Poor

Service and facilities not worth the money paid , breakfast horrible , staff not professional , have to be careful while paying your bills , need to check and total or else u can be paying more , if you trust , wifi limited , overall not satisfactory
Jackson, 2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Linda, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Was just fine for a night stay until catching the ferry to Zanzibar next day. Room was clean and comfortable enough. Nothing fancy but nothing to complain about, got a good night sleep which was all that was needed.
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10/10 Exceptional

michele, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Overall hotel is just Ok
Hotel is just ok staff is not really friendly. Although I prepaid everything but while checkout i got a surprise that i have to pay additional 40,630 Tanzania Shillings because their system is showing that and they don’t have any explanation to that additional amount and they keep calling it human error in the system which doesn’t make sense. I will probably won’t book this hotel again. If someone stay please don’t pay in advance
Shoaib, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Herbert, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Timothy Ocen, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Good place
The service was great but the breakfast options are limited
Esther, 1-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Decent hotels
From the room you can heard the traffic loudly. Room was clean. Breakfast was bad. Wifi work well. Location is fine.
Felix, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

9/10 with low key WIFI connection
Great. Only one issue was of WIFI. Rest 10/10
2-night trip
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