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Southern Sun Dar es Salaam

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Reviewed 15 October 2016

This hotel is not at 4 star standard. Rooms are just ok. Staff is friendly but will not out of their way. Room service was slow. Restaurant has limited menu and takes too long to order. I stayed at southern sun for 10 day with my family. I had to extend for one more night and had made a mistake...

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

Dear Sabir 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. It was a pleasure to chat to you on the telephone this morning - thank you so much for taking the time to chat to me. Please accept our sincerest apologies...

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We have been coming to the Southern Sun for nearly three years. You are welcomed as if coming home! The hotel does not disappoint. The recent room refurb has been tastefully done with light fresh colours. Helpful, friendly staff who are keen to please. Nothing is too much trouble which is a huge plus. Food of quality and the best...

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

Dear D10UPsimons Thank you for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and thank you for your lovely review of our Hotel, much appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed our new Guest Room product as well as our breakfast. We look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam in January 2017. Kind regards,...

London
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Stayed two nights traveling on business. Well appointed comfortable room and beautiful bathroom with shower and bathing arrangements.Very good food and helpful business centre. No separate air conditioning in rooms and the temperature control did not really work very well. No complaints and definitely recommende.

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

Dear WanderingParomita 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. Please accept our sincerest apologies that the individual air conditioning control unit in your room was not functioning correctly - we have since...

Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We spent several nights at different times in this hotel. It is modern, clean, with a great English-speaking staff. We liked the restaurant, which was above the cut re hotel restaurants. Nice pool area with bar open late. We arranged for a car in from the airport and that worked perfectly. Location was great - near the national museum and...

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

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

Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the hotel for 6 weeks while on business in Dar Es Salaam. The hotel did not only check all facility and comfort boxes but impressed me most with their levels of service and professionalism. The people are warm and approachable who go beyond expectations to ensure your happiness and satisfaction. Truly fantastic staff make this hotel the...

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

Dear Boerazza 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. Your very kind comments are most appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam in the near future. Kind regards, Michael Phillipson General Manager Southern...

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
Reviewed 20 September 2016

The Southern Sun hotel has very friendly staff, well real love the rooms, dependable WIFI, a nice pool to freshen up and a restaurant serving delicious food. It is well located in a quiet area where the Embassies are located. Much to our surprise the hotel management invited us for a cocktail on Wednesday night to mingle with the other...

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

Dear Eperience Z 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 look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar...

Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The three days that I spent in southern sun hotel was the outstanding moments I ever had🤗 Everything was perfect ✨form the room services,the delicious breakfast&lunch&dinners😋 Above all the swming🏊🏼 site was superb👌🏼 Plus the caring and loving waiters&supervisors😍 with their excellent jop. The love i feel for you southern sun hotel is an explainable thanks for everything and hopefully...

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

Dear Moonah M 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 your lovely review of our Hotel - much appreciated. We have shared your very kind comments with Afolabi, thank...

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I stayed at this hotel a couple months ago, so as this is quite a late review I'm not sure if the construction is still going on. But from 7 am you can hear the hammers and banging like it's right above you. This goes on for the whole day into the evening. As I stay here regularly for work,...

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

Dear Ken P 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. Please accept our sincerest apologies for the noise you experienced during your stay. We are delighted to inform you that the refurbishment of our bedrooms has now been completed and our...

Weesp, The Netherlands
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Southern Sun hotel has very friendly staff, well equipped rooms, dependable WIFI, a nice pool to freshen up and a restaurant serving delicious food. It is well located in a quiet area where the Embassies are located. Much to our surprise the hotel management invited us for a cocktail on Wednesday night to mingle with the other guests.

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

Dear Albert_Keesman 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...

London
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I had a fantastic short stay here. The hotel is comfortable and conveniently located for Dar es Salaam's business and embassy district, the rooms comfortable, recently renovated and clean and the garden pleasant. But what made my time so memorable was the way in which the friendly staff made me feel so cared for. Many of them remembered my name...

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

Dear AdamusLondon Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for your very kind and generous comments - much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam in the near future. Kind regards Michael Phillipson...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
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: $295 - $412 (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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“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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