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Southern Sun Bloemfontein
Ranked #1 of 22 Hotels in Bloemfontein
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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41 reviews
33 hotel reviews
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“Convenient location.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

I stayed here for 2 nights on a business trip.
The hotel is built in a circle and my room was clear on the other side of the check-in desk. There are no elevators and you walk forever and climb stairs to get to your room. Not easy with heavy luggage.
Cut through at the swimming pool if they tell you your room is that far away. :-) or ask for a room closer to reception.
Rooms are average size, but ok. Only a few channels on TV.
Breakfast was standard. Nothing over the top.
Appreciated the tea and coffee in my room!

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Clifford C, Manager at Southern Sun Bloemfontein, responded to this review, 21 October 2013
Dear Nellan

Thank you for taking the time to write your review with regards to your stay with us.

It is always appreciated when guests provide us with their feedback so that we may look to improve their experience while staying with us.

We hope to welcome you back soon to the City of Roses

Kind Regards
Clifford Campbell
General Manager
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Benoni, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

The room I was allocated was spacious and clean although it had it's windows dirty on the outside! The staff was both helpful and friendly and made one feel at home.
I tried the restaurant and was disappointed at the food, the meat, done medium was balnd and dry while the chicken did not taste like chicken!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Thank DaveSet
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Clifford C, General Manager at Southern Sun Bloemfontein, responded to this review, 18 September 2013
Dear DaveSet

Thank you for taking the time to write your review with regards to your stay with us.

It is always appreciated when guests provide us with their feedback so that we may look to improve their experience while staying with us.

Your comments on the meal from Block and Cellar has been passed on to the owner who will look into.

We hope to welcome you back soon to the City of Roses

Kind Regards
Clifford Campbell
General Manager
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Vereeniging, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

It was a very good experience for me to be treated as if i was the only customer on the day. It was during the busy and hectic time of the Mangaung cultural festival and i travelled all the way from Vereeniging

Room Tip: always ask at the help desk and the staff there will make you choose the right room for you
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Jim M
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Clifford C, General Manager at Southern Sun Bloemfontein, responded to this review, 5 September 2013
Dear Jim M

Thank you for the positive words, it is always appreciated when guests recognise us and our efforts to create great experiences.

We hope to welcome you back soon to the City of Roses

Kind Regards
Clifford Campbell
General Manager
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Paarl, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013

Recently stayed at hotel for one night on route to Cape Town. Was a wonderful experience. Of the friendliest staff I have encountered in a long time. Rooms were very nice. Did not expect much from a hotel in Bloem, but was pleasantly surprised. Will certainly return.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Kevin M
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

Central location, hotel door to Mimosa Mall right next door, king sized beds and wonderful comfy mattresses! It really doesn't get better than this ! Management and staff so friendly and have happy smiley faces. Breakfast buffet is full of fresh baked croissants and pastries, the chef comes out to chat to the clients and Susan is worth her height in gold! Queen of the poached eggs! Reception area has complimentary newspapers and there are soft drinks and snacks every evening.This is the second time we have stayed here attending sports festivals for our son and I look forward to coming again. Lots of green space and a full sized swimming pool plus unlimited wi fi. Would definitely recommend this hotel. Well done Tsogo Sun, has to be one of your most friendly hotels I have stayed in.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2013 via mobile

This was a very pleasant stay for a business trip - central located. Very, very friendly staff - nothing is to much for them to do. Breakfast excellent - cheff friendly and helpfull.room with hugebed very comfortable and crisp. Will definitely recommend this hotel.

Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2013

This was an unscheduled trip for me - our plane being unexpectedly diverted to Bloemfontein. The hotel is very clean and well presented and located next to a large shopping mall. The staff on hotel reception desk could smile and look a bit more happy, but otherwise a nice place. The room was very large - two doubles - and very comfortable. We also tried the restaurant which was excellent - I recommend the Ostrich steaks. After a sound night's sleep, breakfast was plentiful and with a good variety. I'm not sure I would ever go to Bloemfontein again, but if I did, I would be sure to make my stay here.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank richak39
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Property: Southern Sun Bloemfontein
Address: Cnr. Nelson Mandela and Melville Drive | Brandwag, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Free State > Bloemfontein
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 22 Hotels in Bloemfontein
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Sun Bloemfontein 4*
Number of rooms: 147
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Southern Sun Hotel offers the same level of comfort and service excellence that you have come to expect from the group and is situated in the perfect location to enjoy all of Bloemfontein’s attractions. The Cape Dutch architecture is in-keeping with the town and offers a unique take on conventional hotels. Designed with relaxation and convenience in mind, the hotel offers a home away from home with the added benefit of excellent service. ... more   less 
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