Hôtel SAWA

4.0 star property
4-star hotel in Douala with outdoor pool and restaurant

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Hôtel SAWA

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Front of property
Poolside bar
Premium bedding, memory-foam beds, in-room safe, individually furnished
International cuisine

Overview of Hôtel SAWA

6,6 out of 10 Good
6,6/10 Good

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Internet access
  • Free WiFi
488 Rue De Verdun - Bonanjo, Douala, 2345
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Fitness center
  • Steam room
  • Children's pool
  • Pool bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • 24-hour room service
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Children's pool
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

Comfort Double Room, City View

  • 30 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Double Room (Prestige)

  • 35 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Comfort Double Room, Pool View

  • 30 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Executive Room

  • 30 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Standard Double or Twin Room

  • 32 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Large Twin Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Douala

Getting around

  • Douala (DLA-Douala Intl.) - 15 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle


  • Bolongi Open MIC - 3 min drive
  • Bali rue de la Joie - 3 min drive
  • La Pizzeria - 3 min drive
  • Boulangerie-Restaurant Lilas - 3 min drive
  • Opiom Bali - 3 min drive

About this property

Hôtel SAWA

Located just 3.8 mi (6.1 km) from the airport, Hôtel SAWA offers a free shuttle (available 24 hours). Guests can indulge in massages or mani/pedis, then grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe. Other highlights at this upscale hotel include an outdoor pool, a poolside bar, and a fitness center.


English, French

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 288 rooms
  • Arranged over 8 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport; to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (12 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed*
  • Restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free wired Internet access in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite RV/bus/truck parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Free airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Children's pool

What to do

  • Shopping

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting room
  • Conference space


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Steam room
  • Banquet hall
  • Reception hall


  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Alarm clock
  • Premium bedding
  • Memory foam mattress

What to enjoy

  • Yard
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free wired internet


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine. Open 24 hours.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 8.58 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 25 for adults and USD 15 for children

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for USD 31.0 per day


  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 17 per pet, per day

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a security system on site.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

SAWA Douala
Hôtel SAWA Hotel
Hôtel SAWA Douala
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Hôtel SAWA
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Frequently asked questions

Does Hôtel SAWA offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hôtel SAWA does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hôtel SAWA?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Hôtel SAWA?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Hôtel SAWA?
Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of USD 17 per pet, per day.
Is parking offered on site at Hôtel SAWA?
Yes, there's free self parking. Free RV/bus/truck parking is available.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Hôtel SAWA?
Yes, a free airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hôtel SAWA?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Hôtel SAWA and nearby?
Practice your swing on the tennis courts. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a steam room and a picnic area. Hôtel SAWA also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hôtel SAWA?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers international cuisine.
Does Hôtel SAWA have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a yard.
What's the area around Hôtel SAWA like?
Hôtel SAWA is in the heart of Douala, a short 12-minute walk from Port of Douala and 17 minutes' walk from Espace Doual'art.







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8/10 Very good

Christian, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Adolphe, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Alexandre, 4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Good location, friendly staff. The facilities need an upgrade.
George, 4-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Veey good
Very good stay, near the airport and the room was clean
Amr, 1-night business trip
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2/10 Poor

First red flag my booking wasn't available when I there. Second the receptionist 😡
2-night family trip
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6/10 Good

It is a mistake to book this property through Expedia. Expedia did not send my reservations information to the property and it caused me so much headache. I paid for breakfast on one of the days I reserved but Expedia claimed to the property that there was no breakfast included.
1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Hotel SAWA is a great deal for a great hotel.
Hotel SAWA is a great hotel in a good location. It is a good deal. The staff is very helpful. The on-site restaurant is clean and serves good food as well. The rooms are clean and serviced daily. The front desk staff are available and helpful. We have stayed there 3 times now. The main lobby is under construction at the moment, but they have done a good job of making the construction invisible.
Dennis A, 3-night business trip
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6/10 Good

Hotel needs updating badly
Very old hotel in a great location. Staff very friendly and helpful. Pool area great for sunset drink and snack.
Dave, 2-night business trip
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6/10 Good

Needs some work !
AC didn't go below 23deg, rooms are in desperate need of attention, there is a new lobby area being built. The pool and garden are a very nice place to relax and unwind, very friendly & helpful staff.
David, 1-night business trip
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