As many reviewers, we have stayed at Southern Sun for a night after our flight from Istanbul to Dar and before the flight to Zanzibar. Overall the hotel matched our expectations.
The hotel's staff had built a very pleasant impression from the very beginning, when we asked to book a room and organize a transfer from and to airport by e-mail. The replies were prompt and clear.
Upon arriving to Dar airport we easily detected a driver who was holding a sign with our names. The transfer was fast and efficient.
Upon arrival we have been checked-in and given the keys from our room, which turned out to be rather outdated, but clean and with comfortable bed and good bathroom (insects repellent is among bath amenities, no bed mosquito net).
Next morning we were surprised with a very nice, I would even say amazing window view on vast green gardens and very good breakfast. The restaurant offered seats both inside and outside on nice terrace.
Before departure we asked the front desk staff to check a possibility of orginizing a small city tour with our driver. It was immediately done for a very affordable extra payment.
So, the hotel would be absolutely perfect after it renovates the rooms. For now, it is very good for short overnight or business stays.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Southern Sun Dar Es Salaam Hotel Dar Es Salaam
- Holiday Inn Dar Es Salaam