The accommodation options offered around Douala Airport are the best that you can get in the whole of Cameroon. Visitors usually shun West African destinations because of the poor accommodation offered. Now, Douala brings a totally different twist to that and you will enjoy your stay there. Most of the hotels there have very many rooms that are spacious and well conditioned to meet international standards.
Availability of taxis and car rentals at the airport means you will get to the hotel very fast and easily. Whether you are looking to book into a 5-star or 4-star hotel, there will be an option for your consideration.
- Hotel Le Chateau - it is located at 1.4 miles from the airport. Its nearness to the airport means you will have a place to rest immediately after arrival. Even though it lacks many rooms with multiple beds, it’s not bad for a family.
- Afrique Hotel Douala Airport - at 1.8 miles from the airport, this hotel will demand you seek car hire services. They have their representatives at the airport to pick visitors which will be an advantage on your side when visiting. Their prices are affordable and enough rooms offered for you to choose the best ones.
- Somatel Hotel - this one is a bit far from Douala Airport at 2.1 miles so renting a car will be inevitable. The rooms are always clean, internet access is unrestricted and the swimming pool offers for a good way to relax. You might not be impressed by the small size of the rooms but this hotel is far better.
- Starland Hotel - it is another hotel very close to the airport at about 1.4 miles away. Make it your first consideration once you have landed because it’s a nice place to stay. The rooms have tiles making it easy to clean while breakfast, lunch and dinner served are of the best quality. You will have value in return for your money.
Other hotels to consider booking around Douala Airport include Ibis Douala, Hotel Sawa, Hotel Laguna Palace, Hotel Akwa Palace and Hotel Palace Bano.
Why not spend your free time in a valuable way? Yes, you will have a lot of things to see in Douala some of which are lined up from the airport while others are in far areas. Some very popular attractions to see include Doual'art, Douala Memorials, Douala water Park, Douala shops and Place du Gouvernement. There is a lot of history to learn from these places about the evolution of the city and country at large.
What to do
Beaches are in big numbers at Douala and you can go there to swim. That is a very popular pastime activity that will give you a lot of fun. Even though not many are near Douala Airport, Limbe is a very nice and strategic place to visit with a rented car and enjoy many beaches. Water currents are always strong and facilities are in plenty. Before swimming, seek to know if the spot you are targeting is safe.