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kenya
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Swimming pool access not friendly to visitors in swim suits since changing room was not nearby and the back corridor access was not comfortable enough. Guest sat too close to the pool and anyone wishing to swim would definitely inconvenience them .

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

Dear clivegari Thank you for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam. Your comments have been constructively communicated to our Development Team for consideration and we look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam in the near future. Kind regards, Michael Phillipson General Manager

Attleborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Slightly old-fashioned feel about the hotel but comfortable, good service, formal but friendly staff. Bedroom a little on the small size but comfortably furnished and more than adequate for an overnight stay. Good buffet breakfast.

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

Dear Berdewelle 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 Team for consideration and we look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar...

London
Reviewed 4 November 2016

All the staff were very friendly and provided good service. I felt totally looked after, and relaxed and enjoyed my stay here. It was a short business trip, but if time had allowed would have happily stayed there longer. I can recommend it.

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

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

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This is a great hotel situated a few meters from the beach and offers great atmosphere at the bar in the afternoons and late evenings. The only challenge is they don't have free shuttle to the airport. They have great breakfast

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

Dear Mambushu_10 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 Transport Team for consideration and we look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun...

Los Angeles
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Amazing generous free breakfast buffet, restaurant was so good! I had a steak and was surprised at the quality. My wife's tuna was grilled perfectly. Wifi and business center worked fine. Staff friendly.

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

Dear L297JOmichaelm 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 2 November 2016 via mobile

This hotel was not what we expected. We arrived and as a welcome drink were given a bottle of artificial cranberry juice. The key feature pointed out to us on check in as the 0400 breakfast. We got into the lift and noticed the smell (mouldy and damp). We then noticed the steamers everywhere with lavender oil being distributed into...

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

Dear JHELondon Thank you 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 level of product delivery you experienced. We are most disappointed that you did not enjoy our usual high standards of product and service delivery. Please be so...

Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The hotel rooms were very good, with modern furniture in good condition and comfortable bed. The appliances were of good quality and bathroom was also quite spacious. However the room itself was small in size, but live able. Tiled floors, good interior. Breakfast area was very nice, even though breakfast menu lacked variety. The view from the breakfast area was...

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Dear Batul F 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 Executive Chef For consideration. Please be so kind as to advise us what you...

Cape Town
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The hotel has all the signature Southern (Tsogo) Sun items like friendly and responsive staff, efficient check-in, great location and overall great ambiance. The location is quite nice as it allows you to unwind by taking a walk on the beach, or drive easily into town. It is one of the safest areas (not that there is anything to worry...

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

Dear Tebogo M Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and thank you for your very kind comments regarding our Team and our Product. We all look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun dar es Salaam in the near future. Kind regards, Michael Phillipson General Manager

Cape Town
Reviewed 22 October 2016

My stay during this stint in Tanzania has been exceptional. Service at the hotel from all its staff members was very good. Keep up the good work. A special mention to Guest relations - Rita. Well done.

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

Dear henmo67 Thank you for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. Your very kind comments have been shared with Rita and the entire Team - thank you so much. We all look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam in the near future....

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Charles and Thomas thanks för an awesome hotel both at Thé resturant and front desk awesome as always and the Chef too well worth the stay need more staff like u pleasure to habe stayed and Travelled well donr

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Dear Virat 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 with us. Thank you for your very kind comments regarding our Team members - much appreciated. Your comments have been shared with them....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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: $311 - $409 (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
#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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