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Southern Sun Dar es Salaam

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1 Garden Avenue | PO Box 80022, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (Formerly Holiday Inn)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel never dissapoints, it is well located, very well run and offers a good valuae for money package That teh hotel offers breakfast from 04h30 is great as one can get out of town before traffic gets crazy

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West Linn, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's tough to find a quiet yet centrally located and beautiful hotel in Dar - but this is definitely one. The staff go out of their way to be helpful. The rooms are very nice and even have central a/c. There's a beautiful pool and garden area. This is a Western type of hotel.

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Accra, Ghana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the arrival reception, Emmacrena received us with such friendliness and it didn't stop for the 10 days we stayed. Everyone was just super. .. from Leah, my chambermaid to Denzel, the restaurant manager, Ross, the beverage manager and William, the best conscientious chef I ever met in a hotel. Let's remember Angela, she was in charge of breakfast and... More 

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

Hey Vincent! Your shout outs to Emmacrena, Leah, Denzil, Ross William Angela have not gone noticed, thanks they are all thrilled and will be delighted to go into our monthly draw for the team members our guests love most! We cant wait to have to back here at the Southern Sun Dar es Salaam! Cape Town might have her Mountain,... More 

Kitwe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only place to stay in Dar very central to port/ town center and Peninsular. Traffic in Dar is crazy so leave everything an hour earlier just to be safe. The Bar is open to the public and can get quiet busy and no preference is given to Hotel guests. Pool area is just what you need after a hot... More 

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

Hi Richard P Thanks very much for taking the time to review Southern Sun Dar es Salaam! I am glad you enjoyed our central location in the Gardens and delighted that you were able to quench your thirst on the verandah! We are lucky in that our Restaurant and Bar is popular with Dar citizens as well as our own... More 

New York City, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very good overnight stay on our way from safaris in Tanzania to the Seychelles. We stayed in Dar Es Salaam to take advantage of the relatively new Air Seychelles flight to Mahe. This hotel provided a good, clean and quiet room and a good breakfast. It was consistent with international standards. The staff was helpful. In the... More 

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

Hi Youngryman Thanks for the review and I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam. You must be one of the first to use the fantastic new Air Seychelles connection,well done. Sorry the Museum disappointed, we could have offered a more exciting cultural interlude, our neck of the woods is jammed packed with History... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the best tuna steak I have ever had in my life at this restaurant. I recommend it to anyone and everyone! The service was excellent from front office to porters, I would certainly visit this again.

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

Hi Busi Roberts Thanks for taking the time to review Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and our famous Baraza Restaurant. The Tuna Steak is one of our famous signature dishes (along with the Chicken Rotisserie)n The Tuna is sourced from local fishermen from sustainable seas, so not only do they taste great but you are supporting our local communities doing... More 

West Sussex
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74 reviews 74 reviews
26 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If arriving at the airport, please be warned of the horrendous traffic going into Dar es Salaam city, but it is worth it when you arrive at this very welcoming hotel. We stay at other Southern Sun hotels and all seem to have this homely feel, with comfortable rooms, nice restaurants, very helpful staff and this one was particularly peaceful.... More 

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

Hi Brighteyes! Many thanks for reviewing Southern Sun Dar es Salaam!! I wish we had a solution for the traffic nightmare that Dar has become, but am glad you found your 'home' at the end of the journey! Hope to welcome you back again soon Cheers Adam More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Homely Atmosphere. As always taken care of like royalty As a frequent visitor, you enjoy the extra mileage they give you by adding extras FOC. For example I enjoyed a special treatment this time with bathroom slippers and robe :)

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

Dear Karim Thanks as ever for your loyalty! I am delighted that Tsogo Suns Rewards programme is paying off!! Hope you are back soon Best Wishes Adam More 

Norwich, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second week-long stay at the Southern Sun. It is pretty, comfortable, has a gogeous pool setting, nice food, and the staff is over the top helpful and friendly. There are a few tourists, but it seemed most were using it as a base for business in Dar and this included a very international clintele. On 24hrs notice,... More 

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

Hi Linda K Thanks for the feedback, I am delighted that Judy and the rest of my team, made your trip to Dar es Salaam that much easier! It was a pleasure for us!! Cheers Adam More 

New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Southern Sun is a great hotel to stay in if you're in Dar on business. My colleagues and I stayed here for 3 wks in February 2015 and it was overall a very positive experience. The breakfast is wonderful - you can get fresh coconut water (in a coconut!) every morning, a great cappuccino and many assorted breakfast foods.... More 

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

Hi Peripatetic Too! Thank you VERY much for your kind review, it was great to have been able to host you for the past three weeks and I am glad we were able to make your Dar trip a little more comfortable! As you say our rooms are in need of a remodel, and plans are well advanced for this... More 

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