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Southern Sun Dar es Salaam

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Garden Avenue | PO Box 80022, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (Formerly Holiday Inn)
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Nairobi, Kenya
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent Hotel which makes you not miss your home when away on Holiday or Business. Good service and care given by all Staff from the time you arrive to depart. Food and drinks service excellent Thanks Karim

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Delft, The Netherlands
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64 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place to stay before you travel inland. Very friendly personnel, good room, nice food and in the town center, so all preparations for a trip can be made easily. If you really want to swim, go early.

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

Hi Jooplent Thank you for your review! I am glad that our central location with her ease of access to most parts of town worked well for you! Karibu tena Adam More

Morogoro, Tanzania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has probably been one of my best customer service experiences since arriving in Tanzania. From the moment you step through the hotel's automated doors, you feel that you are valued as a customer. The check-in process was swift and smooth and came with a welcome drink and a goodie bag. Although my room was a bit small for the... More

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

Dear Eleanor_Madziua Gosh what a lovely review, thank you so much for taking the time to make your notes. My team is without exception entirely focused on taking care of our guests and I am glad that we did not disappoint you. We don't promise to always get it right (we try!)but when we don't it is important that my... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed one night here after an overland trip from Moshi, post-safari. The staff could not have been more welcoming and the ambience of the hotel is truly restful, enjoying its unique position next to the Botanical Gardens.

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

Dear RuthR What a great headline! Thanks! A restful retreat is exactly what we are and what everyone least expects, thanks to our neighbours the Botanic gardens. I am so happy that we were able to take care of you as you ended your tour of Tanzania! Hope to see you back again Kind Regards Adam More

Oslo, Norway
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed on a business trip and found it pleasant from check-in adn trhoughout my entire stay.Great breakfast. Wide selection of dishes in restaurants. Tasty and succulent food. Good price-performance.

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

Hi Toro065! Thank you very much for your feedback and I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us! Thanks again for your support Best Wishes Adam More

Sandton, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was my second visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam. The hotel is beautifully decorated with spacious areas to sit and relax. The rooms are comfortable, modern and spacious. The service are professional and prompt. The food is tasty and of the highest quality. This hotel is worth a visit.

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

Dear Morne Thanks for your feedback and for your loyalty! I am glad that we continue to meet your expectations and I hope we will continue to welcome you back to your Dar Home! Cheers Adam More

Lisbon, Portugal
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the Southern Sun in Dar Es Salaam for a week on a work trip and the hotel was a pleasant surprise. The room was comfortable and the bathroom was fine, with toiletries and it even had insect repellent. The food at breakfast was great. There was a great selection of food from the buffet and you could... More

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

Dear Allwaystravelling3, I really appreciate your feedback and for taking the time to review our Hotel. A week is a long time in a hotel and I am delighted that we were able to surprise you! The mosquitoes are a problem here on the coast and we try very hard to keep them under control. The best strategy is to... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service and the restaurant food are really excellent! The rooms are ok, altough a little bit smelly. Well located near the city center. Since was Ramadan during my stay the restaurant did open at 4:00 a.m.

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

Dear Gustovo Miotti Thanks for your feedback as well as for taking the time to note your comments on our hotel. Sorry about the musty odor in some of our rooms. This has been a challenge for us here in this Humid climate, however I am sure that my Housekeeping team is overcoming the problem. Our restaurant opens every day... More

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every aspect of our stay was outstanding. We were so glad we decided to stay here rather than other hotels in Dar. Reception staff very efficient for check in and for all our enquiries during our stay. Pool was lovely (with fantastic bar service around it too). Baraza grill served good quality food with exceptionally attentive whilst unobstrusive service. Breakfast... More

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

Dear RT Bennett, We are also delighted that you decided to make our Hotel your last port of call before heading back home! Thanks!! Thanks also for taking the time to give us your detailed feedback! I hope you will come back to Tanzania soon Best Wishes Adam More

Amsterdam
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hotel to relax after a day working in dusty Dar. Near The Netherlands Embassy, Tanzanian Investment Center and beach. High standard service, good food, cappucino and high standard rooms. I will return.

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

Hi Michel51 Thanks for the feedback, I am glad you enjoyed our location right in the middle of the diplomatic belt! We have some great coffee here in Tanzania ours comes from an estate up near Mbeya Makes great cappuccinos and americano's - my best! 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*
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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 
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