October 22, 2003
The hotel is built in traditional style, the walls are slanting and also serve as roofs.
There is a huge airy coffee lounge with slightly worn easy chairs, next to an equally large and airy dining-room. The Morogoro Hotel serves European and Indian cuisine. We had a lentil and aubergine dish with rice and Indian bread. It was prepared in an authentic way as both dishes had their own distinctive flavour. We finished the meal with spiced tea in the coffee lounge which overlooked the swimming pool ‘never-to-be’. The pool has no tiles, it is moldy and overgrown. It’s cordoned off and will never be used due to a structural problem, we were told.
When we were, there a large buffet lunch was put ready and soon the first business men and women appeared. They were attending a conference held at the hotel. Without them, the place would have been deserted.
The hotel is often used for this kind of functions, which is a good thing. When we wandered about the grounds, we didn’t see any other guests, nor evidence of occupied rooms. Hotel rooms are $40-50 and if this is in your price bracket, I can highly recommend this hotel.
From journal Traveller in Morogoro