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Southern Sun Dar es Salaam

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
USD 524*
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Tanzania
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Generally, the workers offered me the service I needed on time and the cleanliness in my room was superb The hotel is closer to the city center and met my expectations Best that I liked most was the cleanliness of my room it was perfect, keep up! My suggestion: Regular check on the TV's in the rooms cause many channels...

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

Hi L586LAvictoriac! Very many thanks for taking the time to review Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay! I am sorry about the TV channels, we use a satellite system to receive our TV and this can get disrupted by cloud cover. I am glad the hotel was clean!! Karibu Tena Adam

Sacramento, CA
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Ok, maybe my review is biased because I was traveling on business and my company reserved this hotel. If I were an independent traveler on my own dime, I could not afford the $180-$220/night fee. However, the place was extremely comfortable. Fully up to 3-4-star US standards (I'm talking Hilton/Hyatt/Marriot). The rooms were very comfortable, the showers had good water...

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

Hi Canela SF I am absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your long stay with us at the Southern Sun Dar es Salaam! Thank you for your very thoughtful review and for touching on those points that made the difference. Bottom line is that I am blessed with an excellent service team, who do love the business of Hotel Keeping. We...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 5 July 2015

The service at the reception upon arrival was excellent which helped to sooth away fatigue from my busy travel schedule. The rooms are clean, homely yet luxurious and clean. The food is good - however the fruit juices at dinner time could have been better; but overall a superb place to stay - i have been here a couple of...

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

Hi Cynthie2015 Thanks for taking the time to review Southern Sun Dar es Salaam! I am really happy that you enjoyed your stay! Sorry about the beach, though we do have some excellent swimming beaches just across the harbour Karibu Tena Adam

Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

As a regular, baraza restaurant is second to none. The manager is always on point with the recommendations for the day. And the chef doesn't disappoint. In the whole of the CBD baraza is my number one choice. The fish is fresh and the service is beyond par...

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

Hi Ben M! I am delighted that you enjoy your meals with us in Baraza! We are very lucky to have Denzil and Chef Joe working their magic for us! Bon Appetite! Adam

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Very good Wifi.. A huge bonus. Restaurant and food good... Breakfast could be a little better, but dinner was delicious. Very Corporate. Definitely recommended to stay. The standards are good ...... Ladies toilets near the restaurant needs a good scrub and deep clean, tiles are grubby and lots of dirt behind the door... Not pleasant.

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

Hi Eric I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam! I am sure the Chef appreciates your comments about Dinner and Breakfast, thanks for that. I was disturbed to read about your experiences in the Ladies loo. It isnt somewhere I visit too much, but will certainly get my team on to it! See...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 30 June 2015

I am staying at the Southern Sun Hotel in Dar es Salaam on business. I am enjoying the experience so far, friendly stuff, clean rooms, good food (including buffet breakfast). i specifically have enjoyed their backed Salmon, and for entree the chicken liver. I would recommend it as one of the best locations to stay in if you have meetings...

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

Dear Shingai Thanks so much for staying with us and for taking the time to review Southern Sun Dar es Salaam! I am glad you enjoyed the baked Salmon, it is also one of my fav's healthy too! Next time you come ask for a room high up ending in 30's they have a lovely view over the ocean and...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Was warmly welcomed by Southern sun staff on entry and presented with a tray of drinks to chose from after a long day of flying. Checking in was quick as the front desk staff was efficient. Definitely recommend this hotel to anyone traveling for Business or Leisure. Great staff

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

Dear Faheem Thanks so much for the feedback, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam! Cheers Adam

Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

Nice resturant with great service. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The food recommendation from Denzil was extremely helpful. Definitely a place to try out in dar salaam! The hotel room was clean however furniture is a bit dated. Good value for money accommodation which is central to the business area. I could easily get to all my meetings...

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

Hey AndrewM! I really do appreciate the time you have taken to review Southern Sun Dar es Salaam! Well done for finding Denzil - though I am sure he found you! Denzil is our star who runs the Baraza Restaurant! Yes our furnishings are a little retro, - we will be refreshing our rooms soon and look forward to showing...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 21 June 2015

For Dar and the price it is not a bad choice. Furnishings are getting a bit old but everything works well. You will get charged expat prices if getting taxi service through the front desk so negotiate if you can or seek alternative.. I did order a sandwich after midnight and to my surprise it was delivered reasonably fast and...

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

Hi Ivymelbourne Thanks for reviewing Southern Sun Dar es Salaam! I am very happy that we did a decent job with the Late sandwich ! Whew! You are correct about the taxi charges though. We advertise the maximum prices that Taxi's can charge - but a little negotiation with the driver, in shillings usually yields better deals! I hope we...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 June 2015

The room was on the 5th floor and clean with very good facilities. Bistro dining was good but watch out for VAT. The only ATM near the hotel only takes Visa.This a modern hotel in the center of town close to attractions and the beach.

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Dear Brianmelb2016 Thanks for reviewing Southern Sun Dar es Salaam. I am glad you enjoyed your brief stay! I did not realise the ATM only takes VISA cards. I will make contact with Standard Chartered - who operate that machine to see if they can at least take Master Card. Of course here in the hotel we do accept all...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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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  • 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: $263 - $393 (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”
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