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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very good Wifi.. A huge bonus. Restaurant and food good... Breakfast could be a little better, but dinner was delicious. Very Corporate. Definitely recommended to stay. The standards are good ...... Ladies toilets near the restaurant needs a good scrub and deep clean, tiles are grubby and lots of dirt behind the door... Not pleasant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am staying at the Southern Sun Hotel in Dar es Salaam on business. I am enjoying the experience so far, friendly stuff, clean rooms, good food (including buffet breakfast). i specifically have enjoyed their backed Salmon, and for entree the chicken liver. I would recommend it as one of the best locations to stay in if you have meetings... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was warmly welcomed by Southern sun staff on entry and presented with a tray of drinks to chose from after a long day of flying. Checking in was quick as the front desk staff was efficient. Definitely recommend this hotel to anyone traveling for Business or Leisure. Great staff

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice resturant with great service. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The food recommendation from Denzil was extremely helpful. Definitely a place to try out in dar salaam! The hotel room was clean however furniture is a bit dated. Good value for money accommodation which is central to the business area. I could easily get to all my meetings... More 

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

Hey AndrewM! I really do appreciate the time you have taken to review Southern Sun Dar es Salaam! Well done for finding Denzil - though I am sure he found you! Denzil is our star who runs the Baraza Restaurant! Yes our furnishings are a little retro, - we will be refreshing our rooms soon and look forward to showing... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For Dar and the price it is not a bad choice. Furnishings are getting a bit old but everything works well. You will get charged expat prices if getting taxi service through the front desk so negotiate if you can or seek alternative.. I did order a sandwich after midnight and to my surprise it was delivered reasonably fast and... More 

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

Hi Ivymelbourne Thanks for reviewing Southern Sun Dar es Salaam! I am very happy that we did a decent job with the Late sandwich ! Whew! You are correct about the taxi charges though. We advertise the maximum prices that Taxi's can charge - but a little negotiation with the driver, in shillings usually yields better deals! I hope we... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was on the 5th floor and clean with very good facilities. Bistro dining was good but watch out for VAT. The only ATM near the hotel only takes Visa.This a modern hotel in the center of town close to attractions and the beach.

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

Dear Brianmelb2016 Thanks for reviewing Southern Sun Dar es Salaam. I am glad you enjoyed your brief stay! I did not realise the ATM only takes VISA cards. I will make contact with Standard Chartered - who operate that machine to see if they can at least take Master Card. Of course here in the hotel we do accept all... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed on a official trip. We reached there without a booking as there is some goof up at the hotel booked through Booking.com. The reception was warm and the rates, though at that night seems to be more, seemed normal on the next day after some experience in the city. Good breakfast spread. Try their squid preparation for dinner. A... More 

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

Dear SusanteS Thanks for the review for Southern Sun Dar es Salaam. Sorry about the mix up with booking.com but glad you came right and delighted that you enjoyed the Squid! All my best Adam More 

Geneva
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a week in Dar foir business and the hotel is conveniently located in the city center. Staff extremely courteous and available to respond to guests' needs. I would definitely recommended and return again.

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

Hi Lorenzo30_tosini I am so happy that your week's stay at the Southern Sun Dar es Salaam was a fun one! I am blessed with the most amazing service team that really do take pride in their work! Keep Well Adam More 

Egypt
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the hotel is nice, clean, rooms are spacious, its location is good, where u can move around easily and close to some attractions.. was not much impressed by food, especially breakfast.. staff are friendly, but dont listen to them if they offered to get u a taxi. I highly recommend this place but make sure to reserve the rooms overseeing... More 

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

Hi Hala94 I really appreciate the time you took to review Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, and am glad you found everything to your liking. I am a little unclear about the taxi comment though? We have two providers of taxi services that take care of our guests, one essentially is responsible for airport transfers and the other for trips... More 

Cape Town
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited this hotel on 4 occasions. Each time I was amazed with the professional way how you are treated as a guest. To the manager and his staff well done. You certainly have made my trip away from home something to talk about.The staff is always friendly and the service good. Well done.

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

Dear henno67 Thanks for your loyalty and for continuing to stay with us at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam! I am delighted that we continue to meet your expectations! THanks again Adam More 

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