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Hotel Sawa

Jumia TravelUS$ 129*
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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

A big hotel outside city center with restaurant, swimming pool and good service level. But the hotel need to bee renovated, many of the rooms should have been closed for renovation. Also the restaurants are old fashioned.

Thank Erik B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 4 March 2017

we reserved two rooms facing each other. after flying 16 hours only to arrive at hotel and one room not ready. Clerk suggested I check into another room them check out and recheck into prior reserved room once ready! Bizzare, after long flight was in no mood for this experience. Day two, room service asked if I would require room...

Thank Soonest
Sunnyvale, California
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We stayed at the Hotel Sawa twice recently, and both rooms had similar issues so I suspect they are systemic. This is a Hilton property listed as being 4 star, but it is at best a two star establishment. The hotel was built in the late 1960's (1968 I believe) and not much has been done since. The decor is...

Thank CyclistRick
Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I just spent the last week at the Sawa Hotel in Douala, Cameroon and it was Okay. The Sawa has a nice pool which can be very refreshing during the day and is good to sit beside at the fairly expensive restaurant/bar, though the french fries are quite reasonable, during the day or evening. The Sawa has average connectivity to...

Thank Thomassenbart
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We used to stay here for work as company provided accommodation before we got a rented apartment, my wife cried the first time she had to stay here, rooms are very basic and damp, watch out for mosquitoes. Food wasn't that great, I had a tuna sandwich for dinner which was terrible, breakfast is much better but still not dat...

Thank NavSin
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Hotel Sawa would be a good choice to stay in Douala, Cameroon. Their rack rates are high, but you can get a good rate of approx US$ 100 / night (breakfast extra) thru a local business contact who gives them regular business. It is important to insist on a room that is newly furnished & also pool (+ sea) facing...

Thank Bankim-Kreena
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Rooms are falling part but clean Elevators are very slow Food is ok but service need a lot of improvement Check in and check out was not smooth at all Hotel is well located and reasonably priced as per west Africa standards Would not recommend staying here if you have a choice especially for long stays

1Thank Djamel Z
Crawley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Checked into the hotel was quick, and receptionist spoke a good level of English. Wasn't in hotel long but the bed was comfortable but the bathroom was caught in the mixture of time periods! Gold taps, powerful shower when it would stay in its holder, had to turn down power to make it stay in position! But the tiles around...

1Thank Neil M
Yaounde, Cameroon
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Stayed at this hotel for 2 nights in early January. Check-in was quick and the receptionist was quite welcoming. My room was spacious and clean. I didn't visit the restaurants or use room service during my stay because I was very busy in town. On my 2nd night there was a party near the pool and I was attending. Well...

Thank Yvonne A
Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

I stayed there for a week. If you get a room please ske for one on the poolside. These have nice balconies and a great view. Also unless you are on the 8th floor (which os a four star floor) ask for a room without carpeting. Reason being the corridor carpeting on those floors though cleaned daily has a mouldy...

1Thank Pheona W

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Hotel Sawa
Cuisines: African
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Hotel Sawa

Address: Rue de Verdun 488 | BP 2345 Douala - Cameroun, Douala 2345, Cameroon
Region: Cameroon > Littoral Region > Douala
Price Range: ₹ 6,625 - ₹ 9,713 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Sawa 4*
Number of rooms: 301
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“No real difference in rooms as far as I could determine.”
Thomassenbart, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“It is important to insist on a room that is newly furnished & also pool (+ sea) facing room.”
Bankim-Kreena, 7 May 2016 | Read review
“Executive Rooms Pool view are the best.”
Rast, 8 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Pool Facing Rooms”
kalroyash, 5 May 2015 | Read review
“go for executive or prestige room.”
EmrahK256, 27 Mar 2015 | Read review
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