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Protea Hotel Courtyard

Certificate of Excellence
Sea-view Ocean Road, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Ranked #2 of 79 Hotels in Dar es Salaam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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109 reviews 109 reviews
43 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Three nights in the Courtyard Hotel. It is a historic building and very attractive. The staff were pleasant and breakfast was good. I was disappointed with my bedroom. It was small and very dark - I found it a bit depressing. The beds have a plastic under-blanket which is my idea of hell - slippery sheets and sweaty sleep!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Located away from the bustle of Dar and ideal place to relax after a hectic day in the city. The staff were friendly and very helpful. Service all round very good- from airport transfers to assistance and advice with taxis.

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West Linn, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third stay in six months. We'll return. The Protea is a beautiful oasis in the midst of very busy Dar. The staff go out of their way to be helpful. The food is excellent - one of the best breakfast buffets. The gym is unusually well equipped, especially for a relatively small (50 room) hotel. We have... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 1 night at the Protea Hotel Courtyard on our way out of Tanzania and it was a great stay. Airport shuttle arrangement by email done with the Concierge service were spot on, they picked us up from our inbound flight from Pemba Island and dropped us off the next morning to the Dar Es Salaam Intl airport and... More 

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DinishAntony, General Manager at Protea Hotel Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear tlps74 Good day, jambo from Protea Hotel Courtyard. Thank you for staying with us and sharing your experience here on TA. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and the STAFF ensured your comfort. We look forward to host you again soon. Thanks and regards, Dinish Antony Group General Manager Protea Hotels - Dar es Salaam/Znz... More 

Sweden
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the opportunity to be guests at Protea Hotel Courtyard when we visited Dar the first week of Febrary, 2015. It was a very great experience! When we arrived late in the evening we where warmly greated by the staff at the front door and in the reception. The room was really nice, the AC was on which was... More 

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DinishAntony, General Manager at Protea Hotel Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear Eric G Good day, jambo from Protea Hotel Courtyard. Thank you for staying with us and sharing your experience here on TA. I am glad that you and your wife enjoyed your stay with us and the STAFF ensured your comfort. We look forward to host you again soon. Thanks and regards, Dinish Antony Group General Manager Protea Hotels... More 

Whitehorse, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

It was our first time in Dar and so we weren't sure about the location etc. So glad we chose this place- great spot not too far from downtown (you can walk), but nice and quiet. Breakfast was awesome, the pool area is great- because you can escape the city and just relax. Would recommend to anyone traveling to Dar,... More 

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DinishAntony, General Manager at Protea Hotel Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear Heather K Good day, jambo from Protea Hotel Courtyard. Thank you for staying with us and sharing your experience here on TA. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and the STAFF ensured your comfort. We look forward to host you again soon. Thanks and regards, Dinish Antony Group General Manager Protea Hotels - Dar es... More 

Tanga, Tanzania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We visited Protea Courtyard a week or two ago on a shopping trip to Dar and found it to be a haven in the bustle of Dar. Sitting in the Courtyard by the pool is bliss , cool and relaxed with great service for drinks and snacks and even Antony the GM took the time to stop by and ask... More 

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DinishAntony, General Manager at Protea Hotel Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear GraemeCandy Good day, jambo from Protea Hotel Courtyard. Thank you for staying with us and sharing your experience here on TA. It was a pleasure to meet you and exchange notes. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and the STAFF ensured your comfort. We look forward to host you again soon. Thanks and... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This was an excellent choice of hotel, quiet, with very attentive and happy staff. The room was very good, spotlessly clean, with a comfortable bed, great bathroom and the necessary air con and room fan. The restaurant was affordably priced with superb food especially the Indian menu which was exceptional. Breakfast was sumptious also and waiters very professional. I have... More 

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DinishAntony, General Manager at Protea Hotel Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear Stevefsgt Good day, jambo from Protea Hotel Courtyard. Thank you for staying with us and sharing your experience here on TA. It is quite fulfilling to read comments such as yours. I am delighted to hear that we made you feel at home, all credit goes to the TEAM. I will pass your compliments to them, especially the kitchen... More 

Durban, South Africa
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I had never been to Dar Es Salaam before so was completely reliant on reviews and recommendations from Trip Advisor in terms of finding accommodation. This hotel looked promising but one is never sure if the pictures will live up to expectations. I can honestly say that the Protea Hotel Courtyard exceeded my expectations. The rooms are tastefully furnished and... More 

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DinishAntony, General Manager at Protea Hotel Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear Tamaryn C Good day, jambo from Protea Hotel Courtyard. Thank you for staying with us and sharing your experience here on TA. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and the STAFF ensured your comfort. We look forward to host you again soon. Thanks and regards, Dinish Antony Group General Manager Protea Hotels -... More 

Berlin, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The hotel is really nice, quiet and clean. The food is varied and very tasty. We spent the christmas holidays here is reasonable. The hotel was decorated for Christmas. We felt very comfortable, especially our 3 years old daughter, and we would always come back.

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DinishAntony, General Manager at Protea Hotel Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear Janine L Good day, jambo from Protea Hotel Courtyard. Thank you for staying with us and sharing your experience here on TA. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and the STAFF ensured your comfort. We look forward to host you again soon. Thanks and regards, Dinish Antony Group General Manager Protea Hotels -... More 

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