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Southern Sun Dar es Salaam

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Garden Avenue, Dar es Salaam Tanzania
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#4 of 155 hotels 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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Tennis court offsite
Nightclub / DJ
Babysitting
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Business
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Swahili
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Zaid wrote a review Aug 2020
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania2 contributions
The rooms are good. The property maintenance is excellent. located in the city center. easy access to other places. Been in with family food is ok. But expensive . not affordable for Tanzanians. Management must consider for Tanzanians too. But rest all good
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Osasu O wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom7 contributions
First-rate hotel. Excellent staff. Southern/Tsogo Sun is HIGHLY recommended by me - and I am not easy to please! I was welcomed well and had all my needs attended to, during my stay. The only thing I can criticise is that room service brought the wrong order once. But it was easy to overlook, because the 'mistake' was a tasty dinner, nonetheless - LOL! I must thank Judith specifically - she did a very good job of arranging my trip to Zanzibar. Top lady!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Michael Phillipson, General Manager at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam
Responded Mar 20, 2020
Dear Osasu O Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and thank you for your wonderful feedback regarding your experience with us. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, your comments have been shared with Judy and The Team. We hope to welcome you back to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam in the near future. Kind regards, Michael Phillipson
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vpike2020 wrote a review Feb 2020
Ottawa, Canada1 contribution
Everything is taken care of by responsive, warm staff. The hotel systems pay attention to details that make the difference. Impeccably clean. The gym, meeting rooms, and room service made my work visit even smoother. After my 4 days here which involved some extra medical needs, I trust the staff and their drivers completely and will definitely stay at the Southern Sun next time I am in Dar es Salaam!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Michael Phillipson, General Manager at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam
Responded Feb 29, 2020
Dear vpike2020 Thank you for your comments and high rating regarding your recent stay at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam. Your comments have been shared with the Team and we are all delighted that your enjoyed your experience with us - we hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, Michael Phillipson General Manager
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Dmgituma wrote a review Feb 2020
Nairobi, Kenya1 contribution
Great hospitable and friendly staff. Accessible (PWDs), clean and well equipped rooms. Great location where one can safely take walks. Beautiful ocean view. My high was meals.......great culinary perfected over the years. My low was the mosquitoes that could not allow me to enjoy the evening by the pool!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Michael Phillipson, General Manager at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam
Responded Feb 29, 2020
Dear Dmgituma Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay overall, especially our food. We look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam in the near future. Kind regards, Michael Phillipson General Manager
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joma0405 wrote a review Feb 2020
Beirut, Lebanon76 contributions65 helpful votes
Lovely place, lovely staff, lovely food, relatively spacious rooms. I have only good things to say about my stay in Southern Sun in Dar Es Salam. One of my visitors at the hotel told me that it is far from the city centre, but I wouldn't know. Commuting didn't feel so distant, especially the airport, about 30 minutes away. I would repeat on my next visit.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Michael Phillipson, General Manager at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam
Responded Feb 29, 2020
Dear joma0405 Thank you for your lovely review, we are indeed located very close to the City and the Airport. We are delighted that you had a memorable stay with us, we hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, Michael Phillipson General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$171 - $243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
southern sun dar es salaam hotel dar es salaam, holiday inn dar es salaam
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Holiday Inn
LOCATION
TanzaniaDar Es Salaam RegionDar es Salaam
NUMBER OF ROOMS
152
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Frequently Asked Questions about Southern Sun Dar es Salaam
Which popular attractions are close to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam?
Nearby attractions include Kivukoni Fish Market (0.7 miles), St. Joseph's Cathedral of Archdiocese of Dar es Salaam (0.7 miles), and Azania Front Lutheran Chruch (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam?
Conveniently located restaurants include Akemi Revolving Restaurant, Chowpatty, and Oriental Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Southern Sun Dar es Salaam have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Southern Sun Dar es Salaam offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Southern Sun Dar es Salaam offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swahili.