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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 70 hotels in Dar es Salaam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    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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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I received a very warm welcome when i arrived at 22hrs. It was late and i was exhausted and had apprehensions on the way they would deal. To my surprise i was treated in a very professional manner and checked in my room without much ado. The room was very nice and cosy. Breakfast was pleasant and the exotic fresh... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the Southern Sun in Dar es Salaam for a week whilst on business in Tanzania. Not only was I greeted and treated with absolute professionalism and courtesy throughout my stay, but I was even more impressed with the quality of service and food (particularly the Fillet) in the Baraza Restaurant. I never thought that I'd need to... More

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

Hi Andrew L Thanks for your great feedback especially on Baraza and our superstar Denzil! Denzil has been with us for about a year and is having a fantastic impact on the experience in Baraza. I am also happy, as is Joe our Chef, that the fillet exceeded your expectations. Tanzania is great for many things, but its Beef is... More

Istanbul, Turkey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Southern Sun is every time the best place in town to stay. They are friendly, well organized, the hotel facilities are exactly what you need, the food is very good and the location is helpful in the chaos of DAR. There was never a "not possible" whenever i requested something. My number one tip for a stay in DAR.

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

dear Spiceybine You are a star! Thanks very much for your kind words! Joe our Chef has been working very hard with his team and with our customers to make sure our food meets the very varied expectations of our guests, I am delighted that in your case they have hit the sweet spot Hope to see you again soon... More

Moscow, Russia
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As many reviewers, we have stayed at Southern Sun for a night after our flight from Istanbul to Dar and before the flight to Zanzibar. Overall the hotel matched our expectations. The hotel's staff had built a very pleasant impression from the very beginning, when we asked to book a room and organize a transfer from and to airport by... More

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

Hi From _Moscow Thanks for your very detailed and accurate review! We are correct that our rooms need some updating and plans are well in place to do just that. I hope we are able to welcome you back one day and show you Cheers Adam More

Bromley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a one night stopover here en route to Serengetti National Park. In spite of arriving at 4am our rooms were available to us; the super efficient staff looked after our bags and we went straight to breakfast before having a few hours sleep prior to meeting friends. Buffet breakfast was hot and plentiful with a good choice and the... More

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

Dear Mark Thanks so much for taking the time to review our hotel here in Dar es Salaam. Thanks for picking our Punim and Rahim, they both play key roles in our hotel and I know they appreciate your feedback. I hope you also enjoyed your safari in our Parks, I think Tanzania has the greatest game experience on the... More

Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We stayed at this hotel as a stop over on our way from the U.S. to Zanzibar. We arrived late in the evening and we left early the next morning. The hotel was in a safe area, not too far from the airport, and it was very nice. The rooms were clean and very comfortable. Breakfast the next morning was... More

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

Dear Dohiki! Thanks for taking the time from your holiday to review us! I am glad you enjoyed your brief stay here and hope that you had an equally fun and comfortable sojourn in Zanzi Kind Regards Adam More

Halifax, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I was among the first guests when this hotel on Garden Road first opened. It became a point of stability in my Tanzanian travels. I returned last week, for the first time in 4 years. Their records reminded the front office staff that I was a frequent guest, but they were professional and welcoming even before that. Complimentary wine in... More

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

Hey Delphine! I am so sorry for responding so late to your kind note! It was fun having you back with us again, and am very happy that you have been able to migrate away from that 'other' place. Thanks for the feedback and hopefully it wont be too long before you are able to have a decent breakfast with... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

A real pleasure, tranquil, enjoyable and gem of an hotel, with a constant flow of smiles, eager and willing staff and ever caring management. Cannot be done and not today are words that do not exist in their book. I was way beyond impressed. meals were wholesome, well cooked, in good portions and tasty. Breakfasts were lavish, but I have... More

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

Dear ChristianBoix, First off, sorry for my tardy reply - I have been away on leave! Anyway's I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us! I am blessed with a very special team to work with who enjoy our business, makes my job easier and clearly rubs off on to our guests! Sorry about the coffee though -... More

Mbeya, Tanzania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My wife and I were travelling for a safari in tanzania, the hotel in Dar Es Salaam we stayed at was Southern Sun. The rooms were clean, staff extremely friendly, food is great. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone

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

Hi Umanngossein! Thank you both for taking the time to write a review. Thanks for your kind words of encouragement as well, they do have a wonderfully positive impact on my team! Cheers Adam More

Brussels, Belgium
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The room where I stayed (2° floor) was relatively small but very clean, well stocked with tea and coffee, bathroom amenities including insect repellent. Breakfast was excellent -- from the hearty welcome to the choice of fresh fruit and the local newspapers. Cleaning was efficient and impeccable. The restaurant has a very nice choice of wines and the dishes are... More

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

Dear 16MayMyVilc Thanks for your feedback and I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay! ] We hope you find time to return again soon! Best Wishes Adam 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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Holiday Inn Dar Es Salaam

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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
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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 #4 Romantic Hotel in Dar es Salaam
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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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