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Southern Sun Dar es Salaam

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Rooms are clean, food amazing. I was happily surprised that every and each staff of this hotel are smiling and willing to assist. From the minute you check in till your check out customer service experience is excellent. I would suggest it for everyone. Do not forget to try the cookies you have in the room as they are amazing!!!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Dar. I received exceptional service, the staff are friendly and inviting. The food was excellent too. The rooms were well maintained and the hotel was clean as a whistle.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredible value for money, is very seldom that one finds this level of service in Africa for the price. The food is of excellent quality, with matching service. The rooms are high standard with all the amminities that one expects from a hotel of this standard.

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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. Thank you for your kind comments - much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam in the near future. Kind regards, Michael Phillipson General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel used to be the holiday Inn and you can see has kept very much the same fee and experience. The restaurant food is good, but rooms are very basic and not the best from an overall perspective (I expect more from Southern Sun Hotels).

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

Dear TrevorBurchell 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 overall. Your comments have been constructively communicated to our Development Team for consideration and we look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun...

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good standard and friendly staff. We appreciate very much that the hotel give us the opportunity to keep the room longer because we have a flight after midnight. Very central and easy to walk to all famous places.

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

Dear larss407 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 that our gesture of a late check out was well received. We look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun...

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We spent a night here before and after our safari. We were in and out quickly both times and didn't get to use the pool or check out the premises closely. However, all our interactions with staff (manager, doorman, bell staff, front desk staff, breakfast room servers) were really pleasant. Everyone we encountered was friendly, kind and helpful. The room...

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

Dear always_ambulatory 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 very much for all your kind comments - much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to Southern...

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Nice upgrades to room since I last stayed there. Very conformable, clean rooms with Internet access. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Check in and out was quick and efficient. Breakfast as nice with good choices. Had a chicken burger for lunch, it was quite bland and basic was not very satisfied with my lunch. Good business hotel for short...

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

Dear Rachael C 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 overall. Your comments regarding our chicken burger have been constructively communicated to our Executive Chef for consideration and investigation. We look forward to...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Very friendly and comfortable hotel well placed for central Dar in a good location next to Botanical Gardens. Nice restaurant, reliable wifi, good laundry and airport pick up. Stayed here five or six times across two years and consistently good.

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

Dear 497jon 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 very much for your continued support - much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar es...

Sandton, South Africa
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Great Accommodation & extremely pleasant and helpful employees. Dining area peaceful and tranquil, outside All round service expectations fulfilled, ideal location with readily available tour and taxi services.

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

Dear jamescW155PV 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 our tranquil environment. We look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam in the near future. Kind regards, Michael...

Mozambique
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Located in the hub of the city this Hotel met my expectations with everything that a business person needs. Extremely friendly staff that are willing to go the extra mile. Highly recommended and will stay again.

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

Dear M3519CLsandrar 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 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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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • 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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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • 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: $273 - $415 (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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