Airport Transit Lodges

3.0 star property
3-star Dar es Salaam hotel with restaurant

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Airport Transit Lodges

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In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets
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Overview of Airport Transit Lodges

7,6 out of 10 Good
7,6/10 Good

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
Kipawa Area, Kiwalani, Ilala District, Dar es Salaam
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Babysitting
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Front-desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting services
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

Deluxe Single Room

  • 7 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Twin Bed

Twin Room

  • 13 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Beds

Superior Double Room, Balcony

  • 11 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed

Deluxe Double Room

  • 15 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed

Family Room

  • 15 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed

Triple Room

  • 14 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Twin Bunk Bed and 1 Twin Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • Kariakoo Market - 9 min drive
  • Zanzibar Ferry Terminal - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Julius Nyerere Intl. Airport (DAR) - 3 min drive
  • Dar Es Salaam Central Station - 9 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle


  • City Garden Hotel, Gerezani - 8 min drive
  • Pizza Hut - 10 min drive
  • KFC - 10 min drive
  • Baracuda bar kitchen - 5 min drive
  • New Ukonga Recreation - 7 min drive

About this property

Airport Transit Lodges

Located just 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from the airport, Airport Transit Lodges offers a free shuttle (available 24 hours). Free perks include WiFi, self parking, and buffet breakfast daily between 6 AM and 10 AM. Other highlights include a snack bar/deli and a terrace.


English, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 13 rooms


  • Check-in time from 10:00 AM - midnight
  • Express check-out available
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport; to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

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


  • Up to 5 children (1 year old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding, but may not be eligible for free breakfast
  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Free airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 6 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Babysitting services


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle rentals


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property does not have elevators.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Airport Transit Lodges Dar es Salaam
Airport Transit Dar es Salaam
Airport Transit Lodges Hotel
Airport Transit Lodges Dar es Salaam
Airport Transit Lodges Hotel Dar es Salaam

Frequently asked questions

Does Airport Transit Lodges offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Airport Transit Lodges 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Airport Transit Lodges?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Airport Transit Lodges?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Airport Transit Lodges?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Airport Transit Lodges?
Yes, a free airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Airport Transit Lodges?
You can check in from 10:00 AM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-out is available.
Is there an onsite casino at Airport Transit Lodges?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Le Grande Casino (9-min drive) and Sea Cliff Casino (19-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at Airport Transit Lodges and nearby?
Recommended spots to visit include Tanzania National Stadium (5 mi) and Kariakoo Market (5.8 mi), along with Zanzibar Ferry Terminal (6.3 mi) and Port of Dar es Salaam (6.4 mi).
Are there restaurants at or near Airport Transit Lodges?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Good option to stay near airport
If you need to stay close to the airport for an early flight, this is a great option. Simple but clean and super welcoming staff. It offers free breakfast and has food service. Also offers free airport transfers which is very convenient.
Maria, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

As suggested, I re-confirmed my reservation 1 week before my arrival, along with my request for the complimentary shuttle to meet me at Nyerere Airport late that night. It was confirmed on the Expedia website that the driver would be there to meet me for the ~4 minute drive to the hotel. But no driver was there. Finally, after roughly 2 hours (nearly 1:00 am) with some kind help from the airport staff, a shuttle did arrive. Once finally there, I was greeted by a very polite and apologetic night manager, who showed me to the room. It was clean and comfortable, and that was all I needed. He had a nice breakfast fixed for me before I departed for the airport in the morning, and he and all the staff were very kind. I would stay there again, but would plan other transportation from/to the airport.
Heloise, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

This a great accommodation in a great neighborhood. The three nights were very exciting.
Deo, 3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

This a very convenient location for air travelers. The service was great.
Deo, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Okay for a short overnight close to the airport. It served the purpose and was about what I expected. The staff are great and there was a nice breakfast.
Cynthia, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Michele, 1-night trip
Verified Travelocity guest review

2/10 Poor

Beyond disgusting
Disgusting… dried blood on the dirty sheets, pubic hair in the bathroom that hasn’t been cleaned in forever. I just wanted a clean place to sleep for the night, I escaped as soon as I could. The most disgusting place I have ever stayed. I would have been better sleeping in the airport.
1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

I recommend this. I loved the stay and staff was very friendly
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Price and proximity to the airport
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Brief and good. Free shuttle to and from the airport
Lameck, 1-night business trip
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