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Southern Sun Dar es Salaam

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed at the hotel for 6 weeks while on business in Dar Es Salaam. The hotel did not only check all facility and comfort boxes but impressed me most with their levels of service and professionalism. The people are warm and approachable who go beyond expectations to ensure your happiness and satisfaction. Truly fantastic staff make this hotel the... More 

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

Dear Boerazza 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. Your very kind comments are most appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam in the near future. Kind regards, Michael Phillipson General Manager Southern... More 

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Southern Sun hotel has very friendly staff, well real love the rooms, dependable WIFI, a nice pool to freshen up and a restaurant serving delicious food. It is well located in a quiet area where the Embassies are located. Much to our surprise the hotel management invited us for a cocktail on Wednesday night to mingle with the other... More 

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

Dear Eperience Z 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. We look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The three days that I spent in southern sun hotel was the outstanding moments I ever had🤗 Everything was perfect ✨form the room services,the delicious breakfast&lunch&dinners😋 Above all the swming🏊🏼 site was superb👌🏼 Plus the caring and loving waiters&supervisors😍 with their excellent jop. The love i feel for you southern sun hotel is an explainable thanks for everything and hopefully... More 

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

Dear Moonah M 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 thank you for your lovely review of our Hotel - much appreciated. We have shared your very kind comments with Afolabi, thank... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotel a couple months ago, so as this is quite a late review I'm not sure if the construction is still going on. But from 7 am you can hear the hammers and banging like it's right above you. This goes on for the whole day into the evening. As I stay here regularly for work,... More 

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

Dear Ken P 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. Please accept our sincerest apologies for the noise you experienced during your stay. We are delighted to inform you that the refurbishment of our bedrooms has now been completed and our... More 

Weesp, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Southern Sun hotel has very friendly staff, well equipped rooms, dependable WIFI, a nice pool to freshen up and a restaurant serving delicious food. It is well located in a quiet area where the Embassies are located. Much to our surprise the hotel management invited us for a cocktail on Wednesday night to mingle with the other guests.

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

Dear Albert_Keesman 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 look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam in the near future. Kind regards, Michael Phillipson General Manager... More 

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33 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a fantastic short stay here. The hotel is comfortable and conveniently located for Dar es Salaam's business and embassy district, the rooms comfortable, recently renovated and clean and the garden pleasant. But what made my time so memorable was the way in which the friendly staff made me feel so cared for. Many of them remembered my name... More 

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

Dear AdamusLondon Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for your very kind and generous comments - much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam in the near future. Kind regards Michael Phillipson... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel has a dedicated staff, excellent service (breakfast from 04 am), great restaurant, fast wifi and proper cleaning. The hotel even organised a coctail for all their guests. Located in a quiet and green area of Dar

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

Dear herman52 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 interaction with our Team members and that you enjoyed our food. We look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam in... More 

Boonah, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good service, with excellent breakfast choices. We were offered our room until departure for airport at 1PM, a very nice touch. There is not a lot to do nearby, did not worry us as only for a stop over. The botanic garden near by very small, did not feel very safe walking in the garden.

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

Dear v0gue 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 look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam in the near future. Kind regards Michael Phillipson General Manager... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used Southern Sun Dar more as a crash-pad to ease our 04-00 departure from Dar airport. We only stayed three-quarters of a night..... Facilities are as one would expect from any Western hotel.......bath, mini-bar, hairdryer, restaurant, TV etc. All were as one would expect. The staff were also helpful in letting us sort out pick-up times, print off boarding... More 

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

Dear David E 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, although it was a very short stay. Perhaps next time you will have the opportunity of staying with us a little longer to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed for one night while on business. Hotel has a lovely welcoming lobby with coastal decor. The hotel has friendly and efficient staff; receptionist kindly agreed to a late checkout due to flight time and our business account representative made sure to check in on our hotel experience. The room was neat and clean. Good breakfast spread. Good airport... More 

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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 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 thank you for your comments regarding our service and product delivery. We look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
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: $206 - $303 (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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