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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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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I spent two comfortable nights at this hotel while on business. A quiet stroll along the beach ended in a nasty confrontation with a plain clothes security man who took my camera. The staff at this hotel went to great lengths to assist me and helped retrieve my camera. Aside from this incident, I had a pleasant stay and found... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Staid here for one night between safaris. The rooms were ok nothing special fairly clean. The staff was pretty good allowed me to take a late checkout ordered room service which showed up quickly and the food was good. Overall a decent place if you need a couple of nights in Dar.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The staff are friendly, the room was comfortable, one could have a few drinks and a nice meal under the Tanzanian night sky. Breakfast was excellent and starts at 3am if you have to get away to go 'on Safari' as we did.

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Dar Es Salaam Region, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have enjoyed my stay and felt safe welcomed. A few changes need be added but overall to met my expactations. My colleagues and I were happy and felt a place to go to either for bussibess, vacational.

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Dodoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good service. Rooms are cool and clean. Get a room overlooking swimming pool and public garden!! Hotel is well located cloose to beach. The restaurant and Bar are very cozy. And finally and more important for us, the hotel is pet friendly!!! Reccommended.

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

Dear DanielSoardi Thank you for your review! I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. It was a pleasure to accommodate your pet, pets are always most welcome in our hotel! As of course Humans are :) Best Wishes Adam More

Brighton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel over the weekend on a business working trip. Friday night there was constant loud music and announcements from near the hotel this lasted until way after midnight. Same again Saturday night. Both nights I got very little rest and was barely functioning a work the next day. Will steer well clear of this hotel. Put me... More

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

Dear Arsenalfan65, Oh dear I am SO sorry about the noise, we should have been much more sensitive and placed you in a quieter room, I am also very sorry we did not offer you a range of rooms to choose. A good nights sleep is of course fundamental to our business, and I would like to compensate you you... More

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

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

Hi Karim_Kassam Thanks SO much for your kind words and for taking the time to post on Trip! I am so happy you feel at home when you stay with us, that is our objective. See you again soon! Adam More

Delft, The Netherlands
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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

Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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 August 13, 2014

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

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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*
Number of rooms: 152
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Holiday Inn Dar Es Salaam

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