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Southern Sun Dar es Salaam
Ranked #2 of 97 Hotels in Dar es Salaam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 14, 2013

My first trip of the year through Dar es Salaam and the Southern Sun's welcome is as warm as ever. This team never ceases to amaze me - friendly, attentive, accommodating. They understand what a business traveller needs - to feel at home, away from home.

Room standard as good as ever, and specials menu very good on the night I stayed (3rd Jan).

Highly recommended, fantastic position, a great base or transit point.

Room Tip: Upper floors with sea views are worth asking for.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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AdamGMSouthernSunDSM, General Manager at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2013

Hey MarkT! Thanks for your lovely review, much appreciated and we appreciate your loyalty even more. I am glad that my team takes such good care of you!
Best Wishes
Adam

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Reviewed January 11, 2013

Hotel is well situated both for business and holiday with good clean rooms and very friendly staff. Hotel is well run with good restaurant and convenient and close to centre of town. I would definitely come back to stay here again and have only had good experiences with this Hotel Group where ever they are in Southern Africa.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Ingvar P
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AdamGMSouthernSunDSM, General Manager at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2013

Dear Ingvar P
Thanks very much for your feedback and for taking the time to post your review. I am , as is my team, delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us! Thanks also for the thumbs up for the Tsogo Sun Group, it is also a great group to work for!
Best Wishes
Adam

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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Stayed twice this year and will be sure work puts me here again.

Good central location, friendly staff, very good food, comfortable rooms. Much better service than in 1 other local hotel (also large chain).

Will come back here again and again.

Stayed in Oct & Dec 2012

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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AdamGMSouthernSunDSM, General Manager at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2013

Dear MovingtoLugano!
I also hope that your work puts you up with us again! Thanks for your recommendation I am delighted that you enjoyed our hotel. We do have strong competitors but we enjoy trying to make our hotel like a home for our guests

Cheers and hope to see you again soon?
Best Wishes
Adam

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Reviewed January 8, 2013

Just finished a safari and needed a place to rest before early morning flight. Staff was great and worked hard to find us two connecting rooms. We were greated by multiple upon checkin all being very friendly and talkative.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Thank AKFamilyFun
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AdamGMSouthernSunDSM, General Manager at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2013

Hi AK Family Fun!
I hope you enjoyed your safari here in Tanzania and I am glad we were able to end it off on a good note! Also delighted that my team seemed to go out of their way to make you all comfortable!
Best Wishes for the Year Ahead
Adam

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Reviewed January 3, 2013

Stayed for one night. Transfers from/to airport was arranged through Southern Sun, which was prompt and reasonably priced. Standard rooms were comfortable, suitable for a couple night’s stay. We had an early flight out the next morning and were able to get some breakfast at 4.30am, although we did not eat much they had a wide variety of foods available. Free Wi-Fi and connectivity was good. Staff were friendly and approachable.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank valued09
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AdamGMSouthernSunDSM, General Manager at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2013

Hi Laura_Dev_Mac
Thanks for taking the time to post your review here on Trip! I am delighted that you enjoyed your brief stay with us!
Cheers
Adam

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

I stayed in a business trip for 12 nights in December, on B&B basis, breakfast was very nice & had too many options that comforted everybody, but could have some change specially for long stayers as it feels boring.. However food was tasty & you had every possible option in it..

Staff was really helpful & great & made my stay very comfortable .. Smell in the hallways & inside the cupboards must be monitored & worked on...

Room Tip: higher , pool viweing rooms
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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Thank lylymCairo
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AdamGMSouthernSunDSM, General Manager at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2013

Dear LylmCairo,
Happy New Year! Thanks for your feedback and your compliments! I understand that for a Long Term guest such as you, life here can get a little boring. I will work with my team to see what we can offer in and around town to take some of the monotony out of your stays!

Thanks again for the feedback
Adam

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Reviewed December 27, 2012

We stayed one night at the Southern Sun before going on safari in the Selous the next day. We arrived late at night (00.30) after eventually getting through the Visa process at Dar es Salaam airport. The checkin staff were expecting us and were friendly and the process was easy. The room whilst not exciting was very comfortable and had everything we needed. In the room was a lovely bunch of flowers, bottle of champagne and some nibbles, presumably as we were on honeymoon rather than for everyone?! Breakfast was good and there was a range of options including hot and cold items.

So whilst a very short stay the Southern Sun provided a very comfortable night before we continued on the rest of our honeymoon in Tanzania.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank cclaire9
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AdamGMSouthernSunDSM, General Manager at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2013

Happy New Year cclaire9!
I hope you enjoyed the rest of your Honeymoon! I am delighted that you enjoyed your brief stay with us! Thanks for taking the time to give us the feedback
Much Appreciated
Adam

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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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
Price Range: $186 - $293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Sun Dar es Salaam 4*
Number of rooms: 152
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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Southern Sun Dar Es Salaam Hotel Dar Es Salaam
Holiday Inn Dar Es Salaam

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