We stayed at the Southern Sun fort two nights at the beginning of July on our home from Zanzibar. It was a real pleasure to walk through the hotels doors to be met by friendly faces and an ice cold drink after a nightmare taxi ride from the airport into the centre. We were on holiday as part of our wedding anniversary and the hotel treated us amazingly well - upgraded room, fresh flowers and a bottle of bubbly.
We ended up spending most of our time in the hotel as Dar had little to offer. The food was excellent and ambience of the hotel was very good. We were frequnelty asked by staff if everything was ok and the head chef was particularly attentive and chatty. Breakfast was especially good and very early on Sunday morning (which was great as we had an early flight back to London).
Our room was very nice and had a comfortable bed and good bathroom.
My only gripe was the lack of transfers to the airport (these had to be booked through the business centre and not the hotel). We pre-paid our transfer and it turned out that we got the wrong driver who hadn't been paid. The hotel should really take ownership of the process or offer a shuttle 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
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- Also Known As:
- Southern Sun Dar Es Salaam Hotel Dar Es Salaam
- Holiday Inn Dar Es Salaam