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Southern Sun Dar es Salaam

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

I stayed in this hotel between 16 July to 20th July. The checking in was smooth and quick. I was assigned to a room in the 5th floor which I did not like but the front desk immediately moved me to the 3rd floor overlooking the swimming pool. The room was clean specious with TV and AC. The bed was...

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

Dear HadiM Thank you for taking the time to review Southern Sun Dar es Salaam! I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we too look forward to your return. We will be refreshing our rooms later this year and hope to take up many of the issues you raise about the rooms! Karibu Tena Adam

London
Reviewed 25 July 2015

I stayed here twice in the same week and the positive experiences were consistent throughout...an easy check-in, lovely rooms which were very quiet and comfortable, nice pub, good restaurant and a good breakfast which is available from very early in the morning to cater for people catching early flights. I have stayed at other hotels in Dar but this is...

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

Cheers and thanks so much for reviewing Southern Sun Dar es Salaam! Glad you appreciate the WiFi, we are about to boost that system to make it faster and allow more devices to join. Thanks also for the compliments about our other services! Cheers and Karibu Tena! Adam

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 24 July 2015

The hotel is tastefully decorated in a quiet neighborhood. I have stayed here at least five times in the past two years and the service is consistently good and the breakfast excellent. The airport transfer arranged by the hotel was efficient.

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

Dear Jonesrichardb I appreciate the time you took to review Southern Sun Dar es Salaam! Thanks also for your loyalty over the past five years, we really do appreciate that, and hope we are able to take good care of you for even longer! Best Wishes Adam

Nairobi
Reviewed 20 July 2015

I got an A class service at the Southern Sun, with friendly staff and very convenient to town. A first experience of the networking cocktail courtesy of the hotel. Very well though out. Value for Money,

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

Hey 548MAYN! Really appreciate the time you have taken to review Southern Sun Dar es Salaam! Wednesday's would not be Wednesdays in our hotel without our famous networking party! Its also a great opportunity for our guests to meet some of the team that runs this place! Karibu Tena Adam

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 20 July 2015

It was a great experience and the hotel stuff was friendly and welcoming. The room catered everything that I needed. Hotel is in a nice location and it is not far from the beach. Cocktail party that happens on Wednesday for networking

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

Hi Khotsom839! Thanks for reviewing Southern Sun Dar es Salaam! I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, and found our unique location met your needs! Karibu Tena ADAM

Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

Been here a couple of times. Good hotel with good service and restaurant. Cant go wrong. Excellent restaurant with good breakfast. Good location if you need to operate in the city (not if you need to work in the Peninsula area). Staff always very friendly. Rooms will need a upgrade in coming years though.

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

Dear Hardus I am glad that you continue to enjoy Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and appreciate your feedback! Our central location is ideal for most travel purposes and between Denzil and Chef Joe we do try to keep on top of our game in the Food department! Karibu Tena Adam

Benoni, South Africa
Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

I stayed at the Hotel earlier this year. All in all it was a nice stay, however, I stayed above the "backyard" part pf the ground. A lot of noise from dust bin lids being closed marred a good night's rest. The ambience in the reception area is great. Almost as if in the colonial days.

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

Hi Bert Thanks for the feedback! Gosh I am so sorry about the noisy backyard! I will make sure my team is more mindful in future!! Thanks for your loyalty!! Cheers Adam

Arusha, Tanzania
Reviewed 15 July 2015

I love Sunday breakfasts at the Southern Sun. I especially love to sit outside with friends and enjoy the pool view and the lush garden. The service is the best in Dar and their breakfast buffet is one of the best in Dar. I have also stayed in their room and they are very comfortable, however a bit on the...

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

Hi The John 255! Thanks for your review, I am delighted that you rate our breakfasts so highly! I have to agree that sitting on the terrace especially at this time of the year when the weather is cool is a delight! Karibu Tena! Adam

Dodoma Region, Tanzania
Reviewed 13 July 2015

I enjoyed the services offered by the Hotel. The check in process was very good and I liked all services provided in the room and Hotel in general (TV, WI-Fi, Cleanliness and Breakfast). The owners should improve the quality of the Hotel Dinner.

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

Dear Emmanuelm966 Thanks very much for taking the time to review our hotel! I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam. Denzil and our Chef Joe continually monitor the quality of our food and service to ensure it remains tip top! Hope to be able to welcome you back! Regards Adam

Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

Had an opportunity to visit Hotel Southern Sun along with my Japanese friends who were staying in the same hotel. Huge campus surrounded by woods, lush green and an excellent swimming pool. We had lunch on a weekend, menu was comprehensive and the setting arrangements made outside was very pleasant. Food preparation, presentation and service was outstanding. We cherished the...

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

Hi KV Thanks for the stunning review! Both Denzil and Chef Joe will take heart in your compliments about our Baraza Restaurant. I do hope we will have an opportunity to welcome you back soon! Best Wishes Adam

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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: £149 - £221 (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
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#2 Luxury Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#3 Business Hotel in Dar es Salaam
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“Room 102 not a good view”
luka99, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Second floor rooms are very quiet”
rabaria2016, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The hotel is about a 15 minute walk to the seafront, or a 5 minute taxi ride.”
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.”
Eclipsegroupie, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Be sure you do not stay on the pool side if you want to avoid the noise”
PDM77059, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
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