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Protea Hotel Courtyard

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Sea-view Ocean Road, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Ranked #4 of 80 Hotels in Dar es Salaam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014
Patricia991 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Had gone there for dinner last night, and I enjoyed the choice of food in their menu. The food tasted fresh and was well prepared. The staff were always attentive. The portion of food was adequate, well prepared good presentation and the price was also reasonable.

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

Dear GUEST Good day, thank you for dining with us and taking time to write this review. I am really glad to hear that you found the food, service and ambiance of great value for money. We look forward to serve you again. Thanks and regards, Dinish Antony Group General Manager Protea Hotels - Dar es Salaam/Znz gm@proteadar.com More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The service was absolutely impeccable! at the reception, the restaurant, the bar, the concierge and the housekeeping. The rooms are very nicely decorated and there courtyard is very pleasant to spend time at, whether for a beer, a swim or a dinner.

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

Dear Theo-Pierre Good day, thank you for staying with us and taking time to write this review. I am really glad that you had a fantastic stay with us and that our TEAM looked after you very well. We look forward to host you again soon. Thanks and regards, Dinish Antony Group General Manager Protea Hotels - Dar es Salaam/Znz... More 

Chennai (Madras), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Don't let the shabby entrance and building fool you, for inside lies a gorgeous property! The service is great, room was small but simply gorgeous, and the breakfast spread was fantastic. I did have a problem with the plumbing (leaking wash-basin drain pipe) but it was quickly & efficiently sorted out for me. The hotel even supplies condoms in the... More 

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

Dear GUEST Good day, thank you for staying with us and taking time to write this candid review. I am really glad that you enjoyed your stay. I am sorry to hear that you found our entrance a bit unappealing, but any work done outside the main gate area needs to be approved by the concerned authorities and we are... More 

New Delhi, India
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Very friendly staff, warm hospitality - I travel a lot and do not often come across this level of service. Immaculately clean rooms. Fresh and well laid out complimentary breakfast. Restaurant offers decent menu, great food quality. It's a small property, not a 5 star, but doesn't miss out on gym, bar, pool (small one). Outstanding value for money.

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

Dear GUEST Good day, thank you for staying with us and taking time to write this great review. I am really glad that you had a fantastic stay with us and that you found us to be of great value for money. All credit goes to the TEAM, who work relentlessly to ensure each every GUEST's comfort. We look forward... More 

Perth, Western Australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
18 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This hotel is very nice inside. I stayed here for one night. Old world charm comes to mind when you enter the lobby. Check in and out very easy. All staff very nice, efficient and helpful. Location is in a good area of Dar es Salaam with short ride to number of Dar's attractions. Courtyard is very nice to relax... More 

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

Dear GUEST Good day, thank you for staying with us and taking time to review your experience. I am glad that we pleasantly surprised you! We always strive to deliver more than what GUESTS expect. All credit goes to our lovely TEAM. Thank you once again for the great review, we look forward to host you again soon. Thanks and... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I agree with most of the positive reviews. I stayed for three days and two nights - the hotel is a charming refuge from the hussle and bussle of Dar. Compliments to: - housekeeping for spotlessness throughout; - the chef and team for an excellent spread and delicious fare (try the gobi manchurian - a cauliflower dish that I had... More 

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

Dear GUEST Jambo from Protea Hotel Courtyard. Thank you for staying with us and taking time to write this great review. I am delighted that you had a great time & our TEAM looked after you very well. I could not have described our hotel, its services and the ambiance any better! I will share your feedback with the TEAM... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Stayed here for a night despite visiting dar for 3 nights. To start it off, the manager of the night on 13th, May, 2014 couldnt check me in until she confirmed that i was to leave the next day as all rooms had been booked. Ended up standing at the reception for 30 minutes. Finally am given room 45 only... More 

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

Dear GUEST Kindly check and post your review to the right hotel, it appears that you have posted this review to the wrong location. Thanks and regards, Dinish Antony More 

London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 hotel reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

THE PROTEA COURTYARD AT A GLANCE Relaxing, quiet 3*** hotel conveniently located in Dar es Salaam, close to the beach and at a short distance from the Zanzibar ferry terminal, featuring a nice courtyard with swimming pool. Colonial atmosphere, spotlessly clean, well appointed air-conditioned rooms, good breakfast buffet and friendly, helpful staff. LOCATION The hotel is located in the upper-middle... More 

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

Dear Marius_Berger Jambo from Protea Hotel Courtyard! Wow! What a great, motivating and detailed review! I am absolutely delighted to read about your opinion on all aspects of our operation and grateful for your kind and encouraging words. All credit goes to our fantastic TEAM! I have shared this with them and needless to say, they were so glad that... More 

Bremen, Germany
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The hotel is really nice and peaceful, and the rooms are large and spotless. The pool area is nice and green, feels like being in the jungle! The staff in the restaurant and bar was very friendly and made the stay enjoyable. The food was good, but a bit overpriced. But well worth staying in the hotel rather than finding... More 

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

Dear GUEST Good day, thank you for staying with us and taking time to write this candid review. I am really glad that you enjoyed your stay and the STAFF ensured your comfort. Our menu prices are in line with other similar establishments - perhaps cheaper. A few items which require imported ingredients might be on the higher side. I... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The Protea Courtyard provides a relaxing calm stay for business travellers. The front office staff are efficient and friendly and the rooms clean and comfortable. There is a business office if you prefer to work away from your room and a pool to do a few lengths and unwind. The noise levels from the pool can be a little invasive... More 

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

Dear gavinareid Good day, I am glad that you stayed with us this time, thank you for trying our accommodation facilities. Extremely sorry about the disturbance caused by the group the first night. I will urge the TEAM to enforce the pool timings strictly. I have shared you feedback with the F&B TEAM. We had a few changes in the... More 

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