Stayed at Ocean Front Suites with wife and 3 children for 3 nights - plan was to rest and recuperate after a couple of months on the road and make use of the promised 'reliable high speed internet' to catch up on admin.
The pluses - clean, spacious, great views, reliable aircon, washing machine.
Negatives - service - waited ages at reception to check in. Internet didn't work - took 2 days to fix (after much prompting) then it stopped working by evening. Asked to order taxi to airport which didn't happen. Symptomatic of our stay.
Also - in every other short term or serviced apartment there are always a few conveniences to get you started - dishwashing clothes and liquid, washing powder etc. Nothing here bar a bar of soap.
All in all huge potential with better management/service but was left feeling disappointed given the price.
Stayed in Ocean Front Suite apartments for two months - July to August. I recommend it for anyone wishing to stay for short to long term in Dar. It is located in a quieter side of the City Centre. The view to both the ocean and the city is a wow. the Furnishing is excellent although the general finishing in some parts could have been better. They have an excellent Manager (Fahim) who was on hand to help even with getting by in Dar whether you want an eating place or a place to enjoy the night. Walking distance to many places including the Zanzibar Ferry station (2 minutes or thereabouts). Many taxis outside if you need one.
Exceptional property. Fantastic and faultless service from the manager and staff. Stayed here on and off for a month with my mother and grandmother whilst traveling to Serengetti and Zanzibar. Rooms were big, bright, clean and airy! The views of the city and ocean are breath taking!!
We hardly switched the tv on as we used to sit on the balcony enjoying the view and watching the world go by.
The area is reletively safe compared to other areas in Dar, and security is pretty tight so you feel safe.
Town is walking distance and easy to get by with taxis around the corner. The port of Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar is a 2 minute walk away.
The only thing that i would fault is the finishing but its nothing when your living in such a well maintained and amazing apartment!
I would definately recommend Oceanfront Suites to anyone travelling to Dar.