With so many properties available within Dar for hotel choices it is sometimes difficult to settle upon one (given their range of ratings and reviews) and after my recent 2 night stay at Protea I know that I made a great decision. The hotel is very clean and well maintained...the courtyard is nicely landscaped, well groomed and a comfortable place to just sit and relax for the day. Pictures of the pool are a bit deceiving and make it look much bigger than it actually is, but at the same time it is still a pleasant place to take a dip and cool off from the heat. The rooms are beautifully decorated...a bit on the small side and a little dark, yet very comfortable. The staff for the most part are exceptionally friendly and helpful with the housekeeping and restaurant employees leading the pack. Warm greetings, friendly smiles and a real willingness to help in any way they can. I met and talked to the restaurant supervisor who displayed a true professionalism in his position and a pride rightly deserving of his entire staff. The reception staff was courteous but a little stiff...not quite as friendly and welcoming but with proper training could very well turn this around. This being said, the good definitely outweighs any of the not so good.
I would certainly recommend this property to anyone who is looking for a very nice place top stay in Dar. I am quite confident that I will pay another visit and lengthier stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Protea Hotel Courtyard offers affordable accommodation in Dar es Salaam, the financial hub of Tanzania. Apart from the friendly and efficient service, along with the high quality facilities, Protea Hotel Courtyard’s location makes it one of the most preferred hotels by both corporate and leisure travellers. This is because the hotel is only 12 kms from the airport, 3 kms from the city centre and 500 metres away from a tranquil, beautiful beach. The hotel offers attractive rates for overnight accommodation to leisure travellers before or after safaris to the famous Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Sealous Game Reserve and Zanzibar. All 52 en-suite rooms are built around a beautiful, lush, green courtyard with the view of the pool. They are tastefully decorated and are equipped with all modern amenities including 32 inch LCD TV offering satellite TV channels (DSTV), personal electronic (laptop friendly) safe, mini bar and direct dialling enabled telephones. Free high speed internet is available via WIFI for our hotel residents. Protea Hotel Courtyard offers a wide array of wining and dining facilities, which comprise of Langi Langi – our multi-cuisine restaurant, Open House – 24 hr coffee shop, Jahazi Bar and 24 hour room service. With so many activities in the area, like a swimming pool, golf courses, yachting and a gym; get ready for an action packed holiday. Not to mention the shopping facilities nearby for all those last minute gifts and memorabilia. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Courtyard Dar Es Salaam
- Dar Es Salaam Courtyard