The Protea Courtyard Hotel in Dar is Salaam is a wonderful place to stay. The hotel staff's care, friendliness, and attention began as soon as I arrived at Dar es Salaam's airport at eight in the morning after flying for about 20 hours from the Philippines. Thom Haule, a driver from the Protea, met me at the airport, and patiently waited while I exchanged currency and bought a sim card for my phone. When we reached the hotel one of the staff escorted me to the hotel's dining room, where a large and varied buffet breakfast was available. My room was prepared while I ate breakfast, looking out at the hotel's plant-filled courtyard and swimming pool. When I went to my room there was a plate of fruit and a candy bar waiting for me, along with a large bottle of water, which was replaced every day.
I can't say enough good things about the Protea. The rooms are kept meticulously clean, and the hotel is a quiet refuge to return to at the end of a day. There's free wifi, which worked fairly reliably; a ceiling fan and air conditioning made the room comfortable even during Tanzania's summer. When I returned to the U.S. and stayed at a hotel before finally returning home, i found myself wishing that my American hotel had the same level of service (and excellent breakfast!) as the Protea Courtyard.
- 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