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Boulevard de la Liberte 920, Douala 4007 Cameroon
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#9 of 92 hotels in Douala
Location
4.0
Cleanliness
3.6
Service
3.6
Value
3.2
Akwa Palace Douala est un complexe hôtelier 4 étoiles situé au cœur de la ville de Douala, capitale économique du Cameroun, et à proximité de tout : l’aéroport international, les stades, Le centre des affaires, le quartier administratif, les espaces touristiques. Il se présente sous la forme d’une bâtisse coloniale à laquelle est annexée un bâtiment moderne de 12 étages offrant une vue panoramique du centre-ville et du port. L’hôtel dispose de 184 chambres et suites spacieuses, délicatement décorées avec un mélange de matériaux modernes et du bois local. Toutes les chambres sont non-fumeurs et équipées de salle de bain privative, grand bureau, fauteuil avec table basse, rideaux occultants, TV à écran plat, Mini-bar, plateau de courtoisie, coffre-fort. Avec ses trois restaurants haut standing, huit salles de réunions, sa piscine semi-olympique, son jardin et ses espaces bien-être (fitness, hammam), c’est un cadre unique approprié aussi bien pour le travail que pour les loisirs. Depuis 1951, l’hôtel Akwa Palace accueille à Douala, avec charme et raffinement, les convives du monde entier. Bienvenue chez Vous!
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Property amenities
Free private parking nearby
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Evening entertainment
Children's television networks
Kids pool
Paid public parking nearby
Street parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Personal trainer
Swimup bar
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Poolside bar
Free airport transportation
Airport transportation
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Hammam
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
First aid kit
Infirmary
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate living room
Telephone
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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City View
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French
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George T wrote a review Oct 2022
Cape Town, South Africa32 contributions7 helpful votes
Very pleasant stay clean, impeccable service pleasant, nice pool area and importantly, cool rooms. Good breakfast. Only criticism i would have is that the chairs at the pool bar are low and uncomfortable. I would stay there again if I am in Douala.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Y&Y - Manchester wrote a review Jun 2022
Manchester, United Kingdom5 contributions5 helpful votes
I had a very pleasant stay at Akwa Palace from May 26th to June 7th, 2022. The service was impeccable: Very attentive, polite and courteous staff. I'd like to single out Sylvie at reception. She was exceptional. She was always pleasant, professional, and addressed all issues I had without delay. I had a standard room which was adequate for my needs. The only slight negative was the noise from the air con early in the morning, but that didn't dampen my experience of the hotel. The buffet was great, with wide variety of food, even though I always had puff-puff and fried beans (African delicacy). I'll certainly be staying there again during my visit to Cameroon (as long as the price remains fair) and I'd definitely recommend this hotel to anyone who wishes to visit Douala. Thanks to the staff for making my stay very comfortable. Dr Yves Tchapda
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Massimo Oriani wrote a review Jan 2022
Milan, Italy220 contributions97 helpful votes
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It was my first time at Akwa Palace. Rooms are modern (no carpets! I have no idea why so many place in Africa with the humidity year round still choose carpeting) and functional. Clean, air con was great, location is excellent, downtown, not too noisy inspite of that. Staff is great! So corteous and helpful. Food is very good, with a nice choice from the menu and with a very good breakfast buffet. Definitely would stay there again!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Bruce Anderson wrote a review May 2021
South Korea5 contributions1 helpful vote
Very nice hotel in the centre, everything about this hotel is great, nice staff and nice pool. The staff here are extra helpful with anything you need and are there 24/7, I would highly recommend this hotel for your stay here in Douala. Again a big thank you to the staff here for making this experience in a new country for me feel like home. 10 out f 10 and shall definitely be back soon.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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ricky v wrote a review Jan 2020
Trieste, Italy472 contributions184 helpful votes
I was here 5 years ago, and this visit is exactly the same feeling as back then. it is an ok hotel, my room was facing the inner garden, still noisy from some construction. breakfast are quite nice with good variety of food. the pool has a strange color and I would not swim in it. the gym is small and a bit cramped.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from VIVIANE MAH, Autre at Hotel Akwa Palace
Responded Feb 25, 2020
Dear rickyv_12 We thank you for this comment and regret that your stay is not up to your expectations. In fact we have been in renovation work for several years already, the time is long following orders of materials that come from Europe and Asia for your greatest comfort. We are working to ensure that the work is completed in the very near future. Apologizing for any inconvenience caused by the noise, we hope to see you again for the appreciated points (the room, breakfast, service, staff, location, etc.) knowing that the pool has resumed its normal colour. Kinds regards,
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Nigel A wrote a review Oct 2019
Dorchester, United Kingdom98 contributions59 helpful votes
Fabulous swimming pool with seating area was the focal point for me. The food served there was exceptional, as was the service. As for the hotel itself, it is a classic property with lots of character and I liked it very much.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Stay07580000017, Responsable hebergement at Hotel Akwa Palace
Responded Dec 6, 2019
Dear NigelA437, Thank you very much for taking a few minutes of your valuable time to share your experience at the Akwa Palace Hotel. Indeed, we pool space and our food (taking into account a good value for money) are the best in the city. The Akwa palace hotel is a structure that has the particularity of having a soul for the satisfaction of its kind clientele. We look forward to seeing you again for new experiences. Best greetings,
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Grant T wrote a review Jun 2019
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I had the pleasure of staying in Akwa Palace for 4 nights in March. The hotel staff are extremely welcoming and attend to your every need. The rooms are large and very comfortable due to recent renovations which is always nice when you're traveling far. The hotel features a beautiful pool area with terrace bar, and a fully equipped gym. Akwa Palace also features a great rooftop breakfast buffet, where you can find great views of Douala. I highly recommend anyone traveling to Douala to stay here as you will be more than comfortable.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Room Tip: Ask for renovated rooms while booking.
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Response from Stay07580000017, Responsable Hebergement at Hotel Akwa Palace
Responded Jun 27, 2019
Dear Grant T It is very nice to read you, the whole team of the Akwa Palace hotel thanks you for the note and the comment consistent with the reality of our establishment (Satisfaction and Loyalty customers, our priorities). We are honored to know that your stay has exceeded your expectations and we give you the assurance to do what is necessary to stay the best of the hotels in Douala. Thank you again for your sincerity and see you soon. Best regards,
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JandNMc wrote a review Apr 2019
Hong Kong, China639 contributions181 helpful votes
This hotel was good especially given I was not expecting much. Given the available options I would happily return to it when staying in Douala On the plus side: -The staff were very friendly and relatively efficient - It has a very good restaurant in Le Tournebroche -The pool bar and pool are decent -The gym, though small was adequate -The rooms were clean and comfortable. On the negative side; - It is relatively expensive for what you are getting -The AC in the room could not be adjusted - Having a key operated room safe (very easy to forget or lose) - The ongoing renovations
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Response from Stay07580000017, Responsable Hebergement at Hotel Akwa Palace
Responded Apr 26, 2019
Dear jandNMc, We are very pleased that you took a few minutes of your valuable time to share your experience. We thank you for that. the positive aspects are not a given for us, we guarantee you to always do what is necessary to stay on course. Concerning the negative points, we assure you that they have been taken into account and that improvements will be made to make your next stay more satisfying. Best regards
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Diego Fontes wrote a review Feb 2019
Sao Paulo, SP166 contributions47 helpful votes
A huge hotel with nice receptionists and air-conditioning even though has an old infrastructure. The services, orders at restaurant or room taking too long time to deliver. But I think even these issues, Akwa is the best hotel in the city, close to airport and easy to take the roads.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Response from Stay07580000017, Responsable Hebergement at Hotel Akwa Palace
Responded Mar 19, 2019
Dear Mr. Sao Paulo, We thank you for this opinion and we reassure you that we have taken into account all the negative points highlighted and that the improvements have been made to your satisfaction. Best regards
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samer_zaki wrote a review Nov 2018
Nairobi5 contributions6 helpful votes
I like the view of the rooms and location of the Hotel. they have MTN customer service closer to them. They have also ATM Machines to draw money. I have concern about their Room services and house keeping, they always let you feel that they are doing any service as a special case. also, they put a small bottle of water per day which is not sufficient at all,
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Room Tip: Rooms with SP view are nice and it should be on the new wing
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PRICE RANGE
$120 - $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Akwa Palace
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Akwa Palace?
Nearby attractions include Cathédrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul (0.4 miles), La Pagode (0.7 miles), and Villa Mandessi Bell (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Akwa Palace?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Akwa Palace?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Akwa Palace?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Akwa Palace?
Yes, free private parking nearby, paid public parking nearby, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Akwa Palace?
Conveniently located restaurants include Saga Africa, la Fourchette, and Mediterranee Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Akwa Palace?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Does Hotel Akwa Palace have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Akwa Palace offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel Akwa Palace located near the city center?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the center of Douala.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Akwa Palace?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Akwa Palace offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.