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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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Centrally located for those on business, this hotel also offers great service. A nice garden/pool terrace with good food offered . Staff are well trained offering an impeccable service with a smile. Knowledgable and caring! Highly recommended for a business trip

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

Hi Bahjat Thanks for taking the time to write the kind words you have to say about Southern Sun Dar es Salaam! We are very lucky to have such a great team on board and I am delighted that they took such good care of you! Best Wishes Adam More 

Arusha, Tanzania
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Either you travel with your family the hotel is very at conveyance location and very easy to get around the city center and other places. The food is good and very friendly atmosphere a nd locate at the area where is easy and safe for walking around.

Review collected in partnership with Tsogo Sun Hotels

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

Hi! Thanks so much for your kind review, I am delighted that you enjoyed the convenience of Southern Sun's location as well as our unique setting in the Gardens next to the Ocean Cheers and hope to see you again soon Adam More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favourite hotels in Dar . Super Friendly staff, amazing service. Mostly in love with their blackout curtains ! room service was perfect . Arrived earlier then check in time but was well handled . Looking forward for more stays ♡

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

Dear Amne Thanks so much for taking the time to review our hotel! I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and our service!! See you soon Adam More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Hotel, with all the expected commodities of an City Hotel. Staff very helpful, and pleasant to deal with. The Sunday Brunch is a must, you will not be disappointed if you make the effort, specially on the Varanda overlooking the pool.

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

Hi Jose Hee Hee thanks for your great review! I am so happy you enjoyed our brunch on Sunday Looking forward to your next visit! Cheers Adam More 

Minorca, Spain
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we stayed here after returning from Zanzibar for our last night as it sclose to the airport. A great town hotel, good food and excellent service. very smart. good tourist gift shop if you still want to buy some pressies for going home. friendly staff. small bedrooms but its only for one night and nice bathroom. hairdryer. satelite tv. fine... More 

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

Hi Pimmsinmenorca Thank you for taking the time to talk about Southern Sun Dar es Salaam! I am delighted that you found us a useful stop over to and from the airport, we are also very close to the Ferry, which is a better option for getting to Zanzi nowadays I hope you had a great Holiday? Cheers Adam More 

San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's a reason people love this place. I've reviewed the Southern Sun before, but once again they made my travel experience exceptional. I stay here regularly for business. Every time, I am warmly greeted and treated as part of the family. This time, South African airlines lost two of my bags. Lorencia at the front desk went above and beyond... More 

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Thank SandiM10
AdamGMSouthernSunDSM, General Manager at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, responded to this review

HI Sandi I think you made more than a few of us have an even happier start to the New Year thanks!! I was listening to Laurencia talking with the airlines about your bags, and agree she was VERY firm, I am so happy that she was able to help reunite you with the luggage. We are having our annual... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pros I have stayed at this hotel more than 4 times in 2015 as i travel regularly for work to Dar. the hotel suits all the needs that i have which is mainly to sleep at night, have breakfast and occasionally work from the room The location is good as it is near where my client is located but you... More 

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Thank ismailm08
AdamGMSouthernSunDSM, General Manager at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, responded to this review

Hi Ismail Thanks for taking your time to review Southern Sun Dar es Salaam. I am sorry we dont offer Halaal food, sadly our kitchen infrastructure does not make it possible for us to be compliant. I am glad you found our location useful, and that you enjoyed our services. We are all looking forward to having you back soon!... More 

Nairobi Region, Kenya
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Perfect hotel for a business traveler. Great WiFi. Continental, Local and Indian cuisine. Very friendly staff. Clean rooms. Nice lobby and open restaurant. Enjoyed my stay and will definitely go back.

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

HI Wanhaji Thanks for your lovely review! I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay and we too look forward to your speedy return Compliments of the season! Adam More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Very pleasant relaxing hotel in a great location downtown Dar es Salaam. Wonderful staff beautifully decorated hotel lobby and all areas. Great work out area with all the equipment you would need to unwind and burn off some stress. Pool area and bar area very relaxing and quiet to enjoy yourself. The weather was extremely hot for late December and... More 

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Thank Sixshooter888
AdamGMSouthernSunDSM, General Manager at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, responded to this review

Hi SixShooter! I am delighted that you had a relaxing stay with us at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam! You are quite right Dar has been the hottest place on the continent for a few days now! Thanks for your feedback and I hope 2016 is going to be a bumper year for you Karibu Adam More 

Accra, Ghana
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Rooms were basic and a little dated, but comfortable, especially given the price. Outdoor area by the pool is lovely. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was excellent. Very central location for business in downtown core.

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Thank abfab1970
AdamGMSouthernSunDSM, General Manager at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, responded to this review

Dear Abfab! Thanks for taking your time to review your comments about Southern Sun Dar es Salaam! Our rooms are 15 years old now and for sure a little dated. Good news is that we have just started a renovation programme that will update and upgrade our hotel. thanks for the heads up on our team, I am blessed with... More 

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