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Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, Dar es Salaam

Tanzania, Africa + Middle East: Kilimanjaro Hotel Kempinski
Kivukoni Street
Dar es Salaam
Tel: 255 764 704 704
From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:
Editor's Note: This property is now the Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam.

A renovated 180-room hotel across the street from the Indian Ocean, the Kili, as locals call it, is a modernist beauty that dates to the mid-sixties, when the newly independent country was full of optimism. Socialist economic fumbling followed, and the property eventually shut down for a decade. Happily, Kempinski has given the Kili a strong sense of place, with a stone facade, rooms that use the same bright colors you'll find in the local markets, and amenities including satellite TV and a big pool. The first-rate Asian restaurant instantly became the hottest table in town, and whether you need tickets on a flight to Zanzibar or want to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the concierge is fast and reliable.—2006 Hot List

When to go: November through January. Splurge on a high-floor suite with an Indian Ocean view (doubles, $150–$180).

Amenities: 24-hour Room Service, Bar/lounge, Gym, Pool, Spa

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