As a first-time visitor to Africa, I arrived with typical US jet lag and a cranky, tired 3 year-old in tow. We were met at the airport as requested by a driver with our name on a placard. The village "family room" was huge, clean, and beautifully made up with a king-sized bed and a full twin bed for the child. A huge sealed bottle of water is provided daily as well as a refrigerator and coffee/tea center. The Java Lounge provides room service and full sit-down breakfast for the Villagers, and leads the pack in hospitality. The staffed playground was a godsend, and having a bank with separate ATM, travel agency, supermarket, clothing and book stores steps away from your room is the best. There are a number of other excellent restaurants including Indochinese,a French bakery, seafood, steak house, Indian and a juice bar. In the main hotel the swimming pool is a delightful magnet for ex-pat families and you will meet people from all over the world. The 24-hour cafe was most accommodating to our nocturnal adventuring. The service is very responsive. The beauty salon is considered one of the best in Dar, and next time I hope to visit the bowling alley and casino. There is wi-fi access throughout the hotel, which is good considering the business center is not always air conditioned.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking