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Protea Dar es Salaam Oyster Bay, Tanzania [Master Thread]

Protea Dar es Salaam Oyster Bay, Tanzania [Master Thread]

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Protea Dar es Salaam Oyster Bay, Tanzania [Master Thread]

Protea Dar es Salaam Oyster Bay,

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Protea Dar es Salaam Oyster Bay,

Corner of Haile Selassie, Ali Hassan Mwinyi Rd, Dar es Salaam, TZ

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You will find the prices will probably always be exactly the same as the other DAR city property, since the owner appears to treat them as comparable. I prefer this property slightly over the other one.

The internet coverage was a bit spotty at times.

Overall in the city I would recommend more the Four Points. That does not in any way mean that I would not recommend the two Protea properties. They are, in a way, how I would expect properties to be in a developing country with slightly lower standards. It is at a lower price point than the Four Points both for points and cash and is a reasonable alternative.

 

Overall

I just noticed that I never took any photos of the rooms, which is a bit of a shame, since I think the hotel photos are misleading. This property needs some updating, but is otherwise cleaner than the other city Protea.

Uber works in DAR and I recommending using it. You can even take the Poa (motor rickshaws).

Dining

Food was decent, but limited. It was a mixture of international and local Tanzanian food. There is only one restaurant called "The Club", I believe, which is next to the pool and has an outdoor terrace. This is also where breakfast is served.

Breakfast was given as a plat amenity.

Location

DAR is relatively small, so nothing is far away. This property is a bit quieter and located near some city beaches.

The nearby beach is not really nice and there is a bit of construciton going on. Further away is another beach that is nicer.

Service

The staff was always very helpful and willing to try to fulfill any special wishes. They were also accommodating for an early check in and late checkout. The level of service was similar to the other city Protea property.

Room

I really do not feel that the pictures online reflect what the rooms look like. I had two rooms and neither were as updated as the pictures. Perhaps there are a couple of rooms like this, but I am doubtful. The hotel is a bit worn. 

My room had a kitchen with microwave and refrigerator. This property is suitable for limited self-catering. I do not think you will be able to cook a gourmet meal here due to the limited equipment. However, for those that want it, it is a possibility. I stook to the restaurant.

I remember that the air conditioner was a bit challenged, but was able to get the room down to a reasonable temperature.

I did use the tv briefly and there were a good selection of English-language programming, for those who have not been brushing up on their Swahili.

 

Check In

No issues whatsoever. As usual in Tanzania, they want to see the passports of all party members.

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