Chelsea Hotel

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Overview of Chelsea Hotel

Chelsea Hotel

3-star property
3-star hotel with restaurant, near Kariakoo Market

8.2/10 Very Good

88 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
The price is $40
Price available on 10/9/2022
Uhuru Street, Dar es Salaam
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant 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

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Kariakoo

Getting around

  • Julius Nyerere Intl. Airport (DAR) - 19 min drive
  • Dar Es Salaam Central Station - 8 min walk

About this property

Chelsea Hotel

3-star hotel in the heart of Kariakoo
Consider a stay at Chelsea Hotel and take advantage of free continental breakfast, a terrace, and laundry facilities. The onsite restaurant, Chelsea Restaurant, features local and international cuisine. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a bar.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Free self parking
  • ATM/banking services, a 24-hour front desk, and a front desk safe
  • Smoke-free premises, luggage storage, and an elevator
  • Guest reviews speak well of the family-friendly amenities, helpful staff, and proximity to shopping
Room features
All guestrooms at Chelsea Hotel offer thoughtful touches such as laptop-compatible safes and laptop-friendly workspaces, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and air conditioning.
Extra amenities include:
  • Rainfall showers and free toiletries
  • 32-inch LED TVs with cable channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, ceiling fans, and daily housekeeping


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 sanitizer 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 - 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 cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite 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)

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free

Working away

  • Meeting room


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


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


  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • Hindi
  • Swahili
  • Urdu

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LED TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Window screens

Sleep well

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

Freshen up

  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (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 specializes 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, amount varies)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • 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 sanitizer.


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing 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 Dar es Salaam
Chelsea Dar es Salaam
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 to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Chelsea Hotel?
As of Oct 4, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Chelsea Hotel on Oct 9, 2022 start from $40, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
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 sanitizer, 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 spots 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 (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
What is there to do at Chelsea Hotel and nearby?
Recommended spots to visit include Kariakoo Market (10-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. Nearby restaurants include Jambo's Shamiana (7-min walk), New Zaire Restaurant [55] (7-min walk), and Fusion Restaurant (8-min walk).
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 10 minutes' walk from Kariakoo Market. Travelers say the area is walkable and good for shopping.

Overall score and ratings


Very Good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



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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6/10 Good

The area is very bad there were cockroaches in the room it doesn’t look like the photo but the staff is nice
Omaima, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

Breakfast is a bit sparse
Erik, 1-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Pros: Air conditioning, clean, has elevators, continental breakfast, blackout curtains Cons: Small room, lumpy pillows and bed, noisy busy street, tv satellite didn't work, small lobby (can't really hang out there), terrible free parking garage (fits 3-4 cars and you have to go down a steep angle to get there and can be trapped in by other cars so we paid for expensive parking across the street)
Rebekah, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Pleasant restaurant view.  Delicious breakfast and meal selections.
Daniel, 10-night business trip
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