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Southern Sun Bloemfontein
Ranked #1 of 25 Hotels in Bloemfontein
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 24, 2011

Why not to say in the Southern Sun Bloemfontein for a business trip
1.Room service food took more than an hour and a half
2.The vegetable and haloumni wrap had a piece of chicken in it!!! And the wrap was soaked in sauce – it was horrible
3.The power points in my room did not work and even after requesting to be shifted to another room, the request was not honoured
4.I received random phone calls from other rooms
5.The layout of the hotel is strange – ask not to be placed in the wing where rooms 155 etc is located – you have to walk up and down multiple staircases and with suitcases this is extremely inconvenient
6.No lifts - what modern hotels has no lifts!!!
7. No free internet! Hotels in SA cannot afford not to provide free wireless connections. Its a minimum / hygiene factor

Room Tip: Rooms facing the pool is pretty nice. Dont choose rooms on the floor starting with 150 - inconveni...
  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 9, 2011

Into Bloem for a business trip. Found this hotel to be perfectly located, excellent service and spacious room? Should try the breakfast. Very Good!
Specially liked the chocolate and notebook left in the room. Nice touch. Will go back again.

  • Stayed: June 2011
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Reviewed July 14, 2010

This hotel has spacious and comfortable rooms with two double beds etc.
Pity the shower is inside the bath. Staff at reception was helpful and fast.
All other staff friendly, but service at the Ladies Bar was extremely slow.
The adjoining restaurant "The Block and Cellar" was however not good.
Service very slow and steaks over cooked because of special "Hot" plate it is served on.
If you want a Medium Steak, you better order it rare . Also poor selection of wine. Rather go to another restaurant.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank 071710a
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Reviewed March 3, 2010

Entrance to hotel difficult to find, strange layaout of hotel - no lifts, and no staff willing to assist with luggage, slow booking in despite confirmed booking, dark and dingy rooms, dated decor, loud aircon, strange smells, slow room service, negative attitude from staff upon complaining - this place will never se mee again

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled on business
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1  Thank wennesseinmuss
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Reviewed October 6, 2009

Rooms were large, but lacked furniture & charm
Internet was crap! It was attached to the mall though, which was nice.

Stayed: October 2009, traveled on business
Thank GroverW
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Reviewed June 1, 2008

I was on business and this hotel definitely exceeded my expectations. Rooms were big, clean with a great view. Breakfast above average, and staff extremely friendly. I will return on my next trip.

  • Stayed: January 2008, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 22, 2008

Breakfast excellent, service good, rooms average.

Stayed: August 2007
Thank JournoPretoria
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Additional Information about Southern Sun Bloemfontein

Address: Cnr. Nelson Mandela and Melville Drive | Brandwag, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Free State > Bloemfontein
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 25 Hotels in Bloemfontein
Price Range: $549 - $549 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Sun Bloemfontein 4*
Number of rooms: 147
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Southern Sun Hotel offers the same level of comfort and service excellence that you have come to expect from the group and is situated in the perfect location to enjoy all of Bloemfontein’s attractions. The Cape Dutch architecture is in-keeping with the town and offers a unique take on conventional hotels. Designed with relaxation and convenience in mind, the hotel offers a home away from home with the added benefit of excellent service. ... more   less 
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