Dodoma in detail
Aside from one rather lovely old colonial option, Dodoma's hotels are on the basic side. They fill up fast whenever parliament is in session, so you may need to try several before finding a room.
Dodoma has a reasonable food scene, and you can eat Indian and international dishes as well as Tanzanian standards. Yashna’s, Mama King and Two Sisters are minimarkets for self-caterers.
The leafy poolside at the New Dodoma Hotel provides the best spot in town for a relaxed drink – you can even quaff local Dodoma wine here.