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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Jersey, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been here often. The rooms are a but small by US standards but awesome by UK standards. The hotel is first class in every way, the manager Mr Fuller is super friendly and extremely competent. A genius really for keeping this hotel the best in DAR es salaam. The best thing is the service and the food. The staff... More 

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Kigoma Tanzania
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing service, staff are warm and welcoming from the moment you step out of your vehicle right the way through your stay. Rooms are fantastic, food is wonderful, cocktails delightful and alcoholic.!

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

Hi 382Lucyn! Very kind of you to post such nice comments about your recent stay at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam! Thank you! Our People, The Food and Wine are the three critical elements that help make a great stay and I am glad the recede worked for you, Best Wishes and Karibu Tena Adam More 

Pretoria
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel is the perfect home away from home. Staff are friendly and proactive The hotel has kept it's standard high and I will def come back. The internet is very good with excellent reception throughout the whole hotel.

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

Hi Alida D Thanks so much for taking your time to review Southern Sun Dar es Salaam! I am delighted that our team are still friendly and efficient, and that the internet was to your expectations. To be honest these are things that we try very hard to maintain, there is plenty of choice in this City and we think... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here after not being able to get accommodation at another hotel and it came with favorable views here. I wasn't too sure what to expect and wasn't looking forward to my trip. How I was soooo wrong! This is actually a very very good hotel that doesn't seem like it. The location is quite good in down town... More 

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

HI AusitneO Thanks for the review and delighted that you found us!! We all look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, next time you come to Tanzania Best Wishes Adam More 

Pretoria, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a well located hotel in central Dar es Salaam with above average service - and since I travel to Dar es Salaam every month, I can also say that it is a consistently good hotel. Nothing is too much trouble for staff and the food is very good. Excellent breakfast too. Wifi is as fast as it can... More 

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

Hi Steven! Thanks for your generous review, We really do appreciate your loyalty and I am glad that at least we are consistent with the service end ! At Southern Sun Dar looking after the corporate traveler is our bread and butter, so we do try very hard to get the basics right (like electricity, internet and a good breakfast)... More 

Antwerp, Belgium
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My main reason for choosing Southern Sun is because it's in the city center and close to the office I have to visit. It's very quite and has beautiful surroundings. The rooms are spacious and clean, but sometimes smell a bit duff. Staff is very friendly and helpful. The breakfast buffet is good.

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

Hi Manolito Thanks so much for your kind review for Southern Sun Dar es Salaam! I think you hit the nail on the head with your comment about our location in the CBD yet adjacent to the Gardens and Sea! We are blessed with a great service team and I am glad they took good care of you. We have... More 

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
18 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere was very cozy. The buffet had a nice variety of fruits, pastry, cold meats, smoked salmon, cheese and no matter how you liked your eggs done, they would do it in a jiffy. This really made our Easter very special.

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

Dear Dirk M Thanks for your review about Southern Sun Dar es Salaam! I am delighted that you enjoyed spending your Easter With us! Best Wishes Adam More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
24 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This hotel never dissapoints, it is well located, very well run and offers a good valuae for money package That teh hotel offers breakfast from 04h30 is great as one can get out of town before traffic gets crazy

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

Hi Alan! So happy that we continue to delight!! Thanks for the feedback. I am glad that our early bird breakfast was useful, you are correct the best time to get around Dar nowadays is either very early or very late! We all look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam soon! Cheers Adam More 

West Linn, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It's tough to find a quiet yet centrally located and beautiful hotel in Dar - but this is definitely one. The staff go out of their way to be helpful. The rooms are very nice and even have central a/c. There's a beautiful pool and garden area. This is a Western type of hotel.

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

Hi JohnW Thanks for your lovely review! Southern Sun Dar es Salaam's location is unique in the CBD, even walking around is a pleasure here! I am glad that our team took care of you as well! Hope to see you back again soon Cheers Adam More 

Accra, Ghana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

From the arrival reception, Emmacrena received us with such friendliness and it didn't stop for the 10 days we stayed. Everyone was just super. .. from Leah, my chambermaid to Denzel, the restaurant manager, Ross, the beverage manager and William, the best conscientious chef I ever met in a hotel. Let's remember Angela, she was in charge of breakfast and... More 

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

Hey Vincent! Your shout outs to Emmacrena, Leah, Denzil, Ross William Angela have not gone noticed, thanks they are all thrilled and will be delighted to go into our monthly draw for the team members our guests love most! We cant wait to have to back here at the Southern Sun Dar es Salaam! Cape Town might have her Mountain,... More 

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