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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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Ranked #4 of 69 hotels in Dar es Salaam
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Robin H Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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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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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a lovely oasis in downtown Dar, opposite the enormous Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre. The facilities are comfortable and the pool terrific after a long hot day. Above all, the staff - led on my visit by the incomparable Israel - were friendly and very eager to assist at all times. Restaurant good and breakfast fabulous. Highly recommended.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Soft bed..... Great ambiance..... Excellent food...... They could do with a personalized wake-up call rather than their automated one. Be ready to pay extra for the complimentary bar since it isn't so complimentary. Great experience!!

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No minibar in the room. Disappointing! Roomservice menu choice late in the evening is very limited and slow in delivery. Driver was misinformed about pick-up time upon arrival. Wasted almost 1 hr in getting to the hotel.

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

Dear Johanna B Thanks for your feedback, I appreciate hearing from our guests who arrive late in the evening, and must apologize for the delayed pick up at the airport. As I noted in our private exchange we will change our pick up protocol to track the flight time in addition to the ETA supplied to us. Mini Bars are... More

Kitchener, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in this hotel twice, coming and going from Tanzania approx 6 weeks apart. Room was spacious and nice. The restaurant and bar area are comfy and relaxing. Was able to make a day trip on the second visit as I had early morning flight the following day. Staff are welcoming and helpful. Book it, you'll be pleased you did.

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

Hey Morgan M We really appreciate your feedback and endorsement, it means a lot to us. I hope it wont be too long before we are able to have you back for some more! Best Wishes Adam More

Zug, Switzerland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly staff, great reception overall. Spent 6 days on business. Would go back. Nice oasis of quietness in pulsing Dar Es Salaam. Small but nice gym. Breakfast great, dinner OK. For local conditions a very high standard overall.

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

Dear Holgar A I really appreciate the time you have taken to share your feedback. Our Hotel is blessed with a fantastic location as you noted, an Oasis in the middle of a bustling CBD! I hope we will be able to welcome you back again soon Best Wishes Adam More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My stay at the Southern Sun in Dar was nothing short of fantastic. The Management and staff went out of their way to make my week stay an absolute pleasure. As a regular traveller and contributor, I have yet to experience the service level offered by this team of dedicated professionals in any other hotel I have stayed in within... More

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

Hi Pilotdean, You are very kind and thanks so much for your wonderful review! You have no idea what feedback like this does to our team - they love it!! Thanks Again!! Adam More

Basel, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good hotel. Quiet rooms, very clean. Helpful staff. Taxi driver on time at airport to meet us, very friendly. Served supper eventhough it was late at night as we arrived. Good and friendly atmosphere. Thank you very much!

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

Hi Nicoliene N Thanks so much for your kind words and I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us! I hope it wont be too long before we are able to welcome you back! Best Wishes Adam More

Suva
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is located in the center of Dar-es-Salaam (Dar is the nick name) and the one you should indeed prefer if your business concerns the European Union, the Netherlands or a few other European countries that share a common facility at 3 minutes walking time from the hotel main door). A number of shops are available at a moderate... More

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

Dear Lucanalink, Thanks for your review. I am delighted that you enjoyed staying with us and found our location in the Diplomatic Belt & next door to the Gardens useful. I am also glad my team was able to assist you with your IT and luggage problems - that's what we are here for! Best Wishes Adam More

Hertfordshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first visit to Tanzania. I certainly chose the right hotel. Southern Sun in Dar es Salaam certainly made my stay enjoyable. From stepping out of the taxi you are transported into a warm friendly environment. The staff greet you with a smile and are very helpful. After a long 16 hours of travelling you need a bit... More

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

Dear Barbara Thanks so much for taking the time to review our Hotel on Trip Advisor. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that my great team took such good care of you. Thanks for your comments about the Fruit, Slipper and Curio shop- we will certainly take those up with our partners and Chef! Looking forward to... More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We stayed in the Southern Sun in September 2013 only a short night after a very late arrival and a very early flight the next day.. A warm welcome and staff was very friendly and helpful. Since our transfer was fetching us at 6.00h next morning, we asked if we could have breakfast at 5.00h. No problem: breakfast is served... More

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

Dear Kees Ria Thanks for your feedback after such a short stay, I do look forward to the return trip later this year, please drop me an email when you plan to book it will be my pleasure to assist. I am glad you enjoyed our early breakfast! Best Wishes Adam More

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Additional Information about Southern Sun Dar es Salaam

Also Known As:
Southern Sun Dar Es Salaam Hotel
Southern Sun Dar Es Salaam Hotel Dar Es Salaam
Holiday Inn Dar Es Salaam
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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#2 Luxury Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#3 Business Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#5 Family Hotel in Dar es Salaam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Sun Dar es Salaam 4*
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 
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