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Southern Sun Dar es Salaam

4.0 of 5 1 Garden Avenue | PO Box 80022, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (Formerly Holiday Inn)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed in the Southern Sun for five nights on business. It is very well located in the down town area with easy access to the business district. While the gym, breakfast selection, pool and bedrooms are smaller than many business hotels, the plus side is the nice calm, peaceful and homely atmosphere. It is not at all corporate in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed here for a week on business and it is a nice hotel. The rooms are comfortable and the staff are very courteous. There is a pretty nice pool and two restaurants. They also have a free happy hour on Wednesday nights for hotel guests. If you want something a bit smaller and more low key than the Hyatt... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had excelente experience in Southern Sun Dar es Salaam .The service ,the hospitality and the food were in every high standard .The management likewise the entire staff are giving warm welcome .It is really enjoyable hotel.

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Bologna, Italy
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice building, skilled personnel. This are the only two positive aspects of my staying. Unfortunately the rooms conditions are very poor. The AC is not working properly and the only system to avoid having wet walls, carpet, tiles and beed sheets and blanket is to keep it at maximum speed with low temperature and, consequently, to FREEZE !!! My first... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed a night here in January on my own. Check in is easy. Rooms are really clean and convenient. Good tea and coffee tray. Restaurant is pleasant and food good. Service all round fantastic. This is a great place to stay if you need to be in the middle of town. Recommendable.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel itself is pleasant in a nice part of town. I actually saw peacocks on the road outside where I walked to a restaurant someone recommended - High Spirits. However, the building is dated and needs a facelift sooner rather than later. The pool is not very big and you would imagine in the hot Dar weather, many more... More 

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

Dear Cheemra Thanks for taking your time to review Southern Sun Dar es Salaam! I am glad you enjoyed your stay here and pleased that you appreciated our weekly networking party! BUT I am so sorry about my service staff. We really do have a lovely team working with us, who take their jobs as hospitality specialists very seriously, I... More 

Montevideo
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17 reviews 17 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a single complaint after 15 days. It was a hard work period and really needed a good place to rest, relax and recover. Everybody very kind and always happy to serve you. I needed the conference room with my team, to discuss over a few slides; not a problem, we got it on the spot. The internet is the... More 

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

Dear Pablo! Happy New Year! And thanks so much for taking the time to review Southern Sun Dar es Salaam! I am delighted that my team made you feel so much at home. That is our mission here, to ensure that the Hotel part of a visit to Dar es Salaam does not add in any way to the stress... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice and helpful staff. Good location, close to the ferries. Nice breakfast with lots of options. Clean rooms with everything you need ( safety box, air condition, tv, wifi, hair dryer etc.). I felt totally safe during my stay.

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

Dear 52petral Thanks so much for taking the time to review Southern Sun Dar es Salaam! I am glad you had a good stay and felt safe with us! I hope you had a fantastic Christmas and are going to have a festive New Year! Best Wishes Adam More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The Southern sun isn't the most upmarket hotel in Dar Es Salaam, but is very well run with a nice relaxed atmosphere. The quality of the dinner was first class and the breakfast was also pretty good. It also has the fastest internet connection that I've so far found in four years of visiting Africa on a regular basis.

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

Dear AndyW Thanks for the feedback, I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us at the Southern Sun Dar es Salaam. We try very hard to ensure we have a responsive and fast internet connection, - We understand how important this service is to ensuring you get your business done without too much hassle Cheers and I hope you... More 

New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The manager/staff make the hotel a pleasant place to stay. I had a problem with slow wifi in one room and they were very nice (manager Thomas) to change me to another room in 15 minutes with fast wifi. The room service food was nicely presented (and tasty). However, the hotel itself is a bit old/stale (room, carpet, bathroom, etc.).... More 

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

Dear MackR Thanks for your review, and I am delighted that at least on the service front we were able to hit the right buttons for you. You are correct in that this Lady is due for a face lift and we do have one in the planning stages right now. Next time you stay with us let me know... More 

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Address: 1 Garden Avenue | PO Box 80022, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (Formerly Holiday Inn)
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Location: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Dar es Salaam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Sun Dar es Salaam 4*
Number of rooms: 152
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Holiday Inn Dar Es Salaam
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