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Southern Sun Dar es Salaam

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I must say, my second visit to the Southern Sun left me feeling wonderfully spoilt. Kudos to the hotel Management and staff! The airport transfer, both ways, was timely and efficient. The driver was knowledgeable and was able to successfully navigate unusually heavy evening traffic to the airport when I was leaving Dar. Hotel check in was quick and the...

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

Dear Madren O Thank you so much for your very kind comments regarding your experience with us - much appreciated. We are delighted that you "Felt spoilt" at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, Michael Phillipson General Manager

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been staying at the Southern Sun for over 12 years and it is always very friendly, efficient and of a high standard. We particularly enjoy the relaxed atmosphere here. We thoroughly recommend this hotel for travellers of all types, for business or pleasure. You get a great glimpse at the cosmopolitan and friendly approach to life here in...

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

Dear H6173CCrobertg Thank you so much for your support over the past 12 years - much appreciated. We are delighted that you continue to enjoy our Hotel and our people. We look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam in the near future. Kind regards, Michael Phillipson General Manager

Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thoroughly enjoyed my last stay (Dec 2016) and would like to mention the restaurant staff , particularly Anthonia as truly professional and outstanding in their hospitality. They made my stay so comfortable. It was a special experience.

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

Dear Michael Lamwe 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 and we have shared your comments with Anthonia - much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar es...

LONDON-UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed there twice during our truip to Tanzania. Modern excellent hotel. Not far from the International airport. Very ggood rooms , wifi,tv, breakfast. Good restaurants serving nice food. Staff very friendly. Recommended.

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

Dear DSK540 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 with us and thank you for your very kind comments and FOR your recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My second visit to Dar Es Salaam's Southern Sun. Always immediately greeted by great staff who are friendly and helpful. Welcomes drinks and a gift pack too makes one feel pampered and right at home ! The hotel is beautiful and clean with service from all staff being exceptionally fantastic. The rooms have all the luxury amenities one needs. Definitely...

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

Dear emmaline s 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 with us again. Thank you for your very kind comments and thank you for your lovely photos - much appreciated. We look forward...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a new one to me as I had not been to Tanzania for many years. The service is impeccable, the food great and the location etc all work. Next door, through a small door is access to a park which is worth the walk in good weather. Down the street from the main entrance is a handy supermarket....

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

Dear Michael A 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, especially as you had not been back to Tanzania for many years. Thank you for your very kind comments and we hope to...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After many many trips to Tanzania, I prefer to stay at the Southern Sun, as I spent a week in Dar, and this hotel, is excellent and certainly meets my needs. The also have a networking session for guests which also you to mingle with guests from all over the world. Great idea indeed.... Management and staff always friendly and...

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

Dear Roy S 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 with us and thank you for your very kind comments - much appreciated. Please note that there is no Southern Sun in Etebbe....

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the room decor. Only downside there was a lot of renovation in the corridors and hotel that detracted from the otherwise beautiful surroundings. Dine-room experience was very good. Tasty and lots of variety at breakfast and meals.

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Dear beatriceanita 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. Please note that Southern Sun Dar es Salaam's refurbishment project was completed in August of this year. We look forward to welcoming you...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff are very welcoming, warm and helpful, but the foyer and dining room seem to be overstaffed. My room was rather small, but everything worked and the service was excellent. The botanical garden next to the hotel is a complete let down as it is hardly maintained at all.

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Dear johann_maree 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. We will pass on your comments regarding the Botanical Gardens to the local municipality who are responsible for the upkeep of the Botanical...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although in the business district and not close to many things to do, this hotel provides great service and attention to detail. Arranged prior to arrival, it was comforting after a very long trip to have a comfortable car waiting for me at the airport. The only drawback was the internet connection. I had to stand under the router in...

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Dear squeaksuze 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 with us overall. We did indeed have a few challenges with our Wi-Fi service - this has since been resolved and our Wi-Fi service...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Southern Sun Dar es Salaam

Address: 1 Garden Avenue | PO Box 80022, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (Formerly Holiday Inn)
Location: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Dar es Salaam
Price Range: $217 - $287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Sun Dar es Salaam 4*
Number of rooms: 152
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Also Known As:
Southern Sun Dar Es Salaam Hotel Dar Es Salaam
Holiday Inn Dar Es Salaam
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#2 Luxury Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#3 Business Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#5 Romantic Hotel in Dar es Salaam
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“Second floor rooms are very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles rabaria2016, Nov 14, 2016 | Read review
“The hotel is about a 15 minute walk to the seafront, or a 5 minute taxi ride.”
 of 5 bubbles djnow, Nov 4, 2016 | Read review
“Bar / pool area is a little noisy. If you are a light sleeper, ask for a room on the other side.”
 of 5 bubbles Eclipsegroupie, Oct 3, 2016 | Read review
“Be sure you do not stay on the pool side if you want to avoid the noise”
 of 5 bubbles PDM77059, Sep 5, 2016 | Read review
“rooms facing the poolside has spectacular views of the Indian Ocean and The Botanic Gardens..”
 of 5 bubbles nikkimalik, Aug 24, 2016 | Read review
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