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Southern Sun Dar es Salaam
Ranked #2 of 97 Hotels in Dar es Salaam
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Reviewed January 16, 2011

Great value for money in Dar es salaam.Good safe location. Very freindly and professional stuff.Free WiFi ! Simple but very good breakfast, lunch is also ok, but for the diner, the city has better options. If ever in Dar again, I will be back.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled on business
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AdamGMSouthernSunDSM, General Manager at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2011

Dear Nir54. Thanks very much for taking the time to post your comments about our hotel here. My staff always appreciates feedback from our guests and I am delighted that you had a great stay and I hope we get to see you again soon! (glad you enjoyed the free internet as well!!)Best Wishes for a magic year ahead. Adam

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Reviewed January 13, 2011

This hotel turned out to be good value for the money it cost. It was professionally run, had a nice restaurant, and a nice pool/restaurant area outside. Big pleasant lobby. A nice hang-out during 3 days in Dar Es Salaam

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled with friends
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AdamGMSouthernSunDSM, General Manager at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2011

Dear MsLittleNorway
Thanks for your kind words of appreciation, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our Hotel and in Dar es Salaam. I hope it won’t be too long before we are able to welcome you back once again.
Best Wishes
Adam

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Reviewed January 5, 2011

We arrived in Dar for the first time on our way to Zanzibar on Dec 15th. We stayed two nights at the Sothern Sun, mainly on the basis of the reviews that had been posted on Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed. From the moment we arrived after 14 hours travelling from snowbound UK, we were made to feel welcome. As in so many of the forum comments the General Manager Adam leads by example, and that filters through to the staff. A great guy called Israel is always willing to help, but to single out one would be unfair as all were attentive and friendly.The breakfast was the best we enjoyed in Tanzania and the hotel setting next to the botanical gardens is great. For things to do we walked down to the port from the hotel and took a taxi trip around Dar and followed the jogging route along the sea front, before heading to Zanzibar by ferry...all in all 10/10 for our stay in Dar...

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled with family
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AdamGMSouthernSunDSM, General Manager at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2011

Dear Simon,
Thanks for taking the time to share your opinion on Trip Advisor! I am delighted that you and your family had a fun holiday and hope that it won’t be too long before Tanzania can welcome you all back for another dose of Sun and relaxation. I have shared your review with my team and I know they will take comfort in the fact that you enjoyed your stay at Southern Sun Dar! Cheers and I hope the rest of your year continues on this high! Adam

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Reviewed December 19, 2010

We had a lovely 4 days stay and enjoyed the friendliness of the staff, de long evenings at the terrace (with internet connection), hours at the pool and the enthusiasm of manager Adam, who is really the unbelievable driving force behind the success of this place. A few areas need attention however, a) 8 out of 10 times the key card of the hotel room did not work, b) the service in the restaurant was sometimes very slow and c) we never got our wake up call early morning at departure day. Small minus points for a wonderful place with a lot of character and personal touch.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled on business
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AdamGMSouthernSunDSM, General Manager at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2010

Dear JAEMH
Thank you so much for your kind and helpful comments! My team and I really do appreciate your feedback and that you have taken the time to post them! I am so sorry about the Key card, service issues and the missed wake up call. Our team fully understand that breakdowns in these services are what we call true enragers, and we continuously work towards eliminating them from our hotel.
I hope that we will get to welcome you back soon and in the meantime on behalf of my team I would like to wish you a very Festive Christmas and happy travels in the New Year. Cheers Adam

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Reviewed December 8, 2010

Coming in early from the UK, needing breakfast, sleep and wind down with no messing around!!!...the staff here were fantastic. They were courteous, helpful and got on with the job of getting me to my room and helping prepare for busy meetings the following day.
Kato who works in the restaurant exceptional communication skills, great leader and organises the restaurant team to deliver great service. Congrats Adam and your team....see you soon. Ian

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled on business
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1  Thank ianwilsonb2a
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AdamGMSouthernSunDSM, General Manager at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2010

Katawo was delighted to read your comments, thanks Ian for taking the time to show your appreciation. At the end of the day it’s our people that will make the difference to a stay and we all try very hard to remain focussed on delivering great service. Cheers and all the best for a very festive season. Adam

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Reviewed November 28, 2010

I stayed at the Southern Sun Hotel in Dar es Salaam for nearly 3 x weeks in November 2010. I found all the staff very friendly and professional and the General Manager, Adam Fuller very helpful. He arranged delivery of local mobile phones for us to help us kick start our visit and his weekly networking parties every Wednesday, are great ways of meeting others also doing business in Tanzania.

If you are travelling on you own then the staff at this hotel will make you feel most welcome.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled on business
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AdamGMSouthernSunDSM, General Manager at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2010

Dear Steve
Thanks for taking the time to post your comments here. My team appreciates your feedback and I am delighted that in some small way we were able take some stress out of your visit to Tanzania. We all look forward to welocoming you back soon. Regards
Adam

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Reviewed November 8, 2010

I have just returned from living for the past 10 months at the Southern Sun in Dar es Salaam and cannot adequately express my gratitude to the GM Adam Fuller and his superb team for their care and concern during my stay. Its not easy adjusting to a new environment or being comfortable in a hotel for 300 days, the team in DAR are as true as the advert proclaims ... the friendliest hotel in town!! You guys Rock and i would recommend you over any other hotel in DAR to anyone anyday!! Thank you to each of you for your friendship and care for your love and attention to detail for your warm embrace and loving reception. Above all Thank you for giving me a Home away from Home!

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled on business
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1  Thank nomadicscorpio
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AdamGMSouthernSunDSM, General Manager at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2010

Dear Nomadicscorpio
Staying in any hotel for such an extended period is bound to test anyones sanity and I am delighted that we managed to maintain yours over the better part of a year. I think my guys like to pay individual attention, and I am glad it has paid off in your case. I will be sharing this with my team who take great joy in positive feedback!
Asante and hope we get to see you again soon
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: $184 - $294 (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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