Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, Dar es Salaam $$$$
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, SpaSubscribe now to Condé Nast Traveler for just $1 an issue! ›
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