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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent value for money, felt like home away from home being from South Africa, little touches such as biltong on the bar counter, dry wors, nuts and fruit in the rooms upon arrival. All staff are fully fluent in English which makes the stay even more pleasant. Rooms are well kept, Lunch and Dinner was superb, Will be staying there...

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Michael P, General Manager at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, responded to this review

Dear rogerlE7193DZ Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for all your very kind comments - much appreciated. Kind regards, Michael Phillipson General Manager

Arusha Region, Tanzania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service while my stay with warmly and cheerful staffs from the door man to the entire place in the hotel. I give good grade this hotel how the staffs are well trained and have good customer care. and what I have observed the staffs work as a team. Congratulation to all of you staff at Southern Sun Dar es...

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Michael P, General Manager at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, responded to this review

Dear C2871BJpeterm Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We are delighted that you had an enjoyable stay with us and thank you for all your very kind comments - much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to Southern...

Puyallup, Washington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Southern Sun for three nights. The room was very nice. A huge breakfast buffet was included. We were able to order a very good box lunch for the day that we left. It was a good location for visiting our great niece who is living in Dar. There is a nice garden that we toured one...

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Michael P, General Manager at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, responded to this review

Dear ben-marilynb Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We are delighted that you had a memorable experience with us and thank you for all your very kind comments - much appreciated. We hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for one night as we were in transit to Zanzibar. Hotel has clean and comfortable rooms. Friendly professional staff, always willing to help. Good breakfast spread.Beautiful lobby with a great ambiance.

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Michael P, General Manager at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, responded to this review

Dear AnitaMunetsi Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for your very kind comments - much appreciated. We hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back to...

Kempton Park, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely place, friendly staff, very warm and welcoming. Enjoyed the cocktail night, the food was good. It was nice to meet the other guest at the hotel , and socialise. I will come again and be quest next time I come to Dar es Salaam . Thank you!

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Michael P, General Manager at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, responded to this review

Dear Disebo T Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for joining us for our cocktail evening, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed the evening. We look forward...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time i visit DAR i stay at the Southern Sun for the past 7 years. The staff are very welcoming whether new staff or old staff. The rooms are tastefully maintained with regular upgradingf of rooms.

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Michael P, General Manager at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, responded to this review

Dear Rabari A Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that we make you feel welcome in your "home from home". We look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar...

Toledo, Ohio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here on a layover in Dar es Salaam on way home from safari in Tanzania. Clean and modern. Restaurant had good food and service. Not at all touristy and good to clean up in western style hotel after dusty, gritty travel from Zanzibar. Comfortable bed and spacious room

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Dear Kathleen D Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us and thank you for your comment regarding our food and our service - much appreciated. Kind regards, Michael Phillipson General Manager

The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is very well situated, efficient airport pick-up,lfriendly service, welcoming atmosphere and good working wifi-system!! The breakfast variety and quality is good! The staff is very friendly and helpful !

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Michael P, General Manager at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, responded to this review

Dear 67lend Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We appreciate your very kind comments regarding our service and product delivery and we look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam in the near future. Best regards,...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is very well run. The management are good and have their thumbs on the situation here. Room are clean, breakfast is very good and food in general is good. It's located not to far from the city, quite close to the ferry that crosses to Kigamboni (Kipepeo and that area), also not to far from the Zanzibar ferries....

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Michael P, General Manager at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, responded to this review

Dear John777077 Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us and thank you for your very kind comments, much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar es...

kenya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Swimming pool access not friendly to visitors in swim suits since changing room was not nearby and the back corridor access was not comfortable enough. Guest sat too close to the pool and anyone wishing to swim would definitely inconvenience them .

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Dear clivegari Thank you for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam. Your comments have been constructively communicated to our Development Team for consideration and we look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam in the near future. Kind regards, Michael Phillipson General Manager

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Southern Sun Dar-Es-Salaam offers the best of all worlds with excellent facilities and within walking distance of the city centre. It is situated in a quiet part of town, close to the sea, next door to the Botanical Gardens and numerous diplomatic missions. The Hotel was recently awarded Silver status by the Heritage Environmental rating program in recognition of our commitment to reducing the Hotels environmental impact. A free Wi-Fi service is offered throughout the building. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Southern Sun Dar es Salaam

Address: 1 Garden Avenue | PO Box 80022, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (Formerly Holiday Inn)
Region: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Dar es Salaam
Price Range: £164 - £230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Sun Dar es Salaam 4*
Number of rooms: 152
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Also Known As:
Southern Sun Dar Es Salaam Hotel Dar Es Salaam
Holiday Inn Dar Es Salaam
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#2 Luxury Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#3 Business Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#5 Romantic Hotel in Dar es Salaam
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“Second floor rooms are very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles rabaria2016, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The hotel is about a 15 minute walk to the seafront, or a 5 minute taxi ride.”
 of 5 bubbles djnow, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Bar / pool area is a little noisy. If you are a light sleeper, ask for a room on the other side.”
 of 5 bubbles Eclipsegroupie, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Be sure you do not stay on the pool side if you want to avoid the noise”
 of 5 bubbles PDM77059, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“rooms facing the poolside has spectacular views of the Indian Ocean and The Botanic Gardens..”
 of 5 bubbles nikkimalik, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
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