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Geneva
Reviewed 8 June 2015

Spent a week in Dar foir business and the hotel is conveniently located in the city center. Staff extremely courteous and available to respond to guests' needs. I would definitely recommended and return again.

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

Hi Lorenzo30_tosini I am so happy that your week's stay at the Southern Sun Dar es Salaam was a fun one! I am blessed with the most amazing service team that really do take pride in their work! Keep Well Adam

Egypt
Reviewed 6 June 2015

the hotel is nice, clean, rooms are spacious, its location is good, where u can move around easily and close to some attractions.. was not much impressed by food, especially breakfast.. staff are friendly, but dont listen to them if they offered to get u a taxi. I highly recommend this place but make sure to reserve the rooms overseeing...

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

Hi Hala94 I really appreciate the time you took to review Southern Sun Dar es Salaam, and am glad you found everything to your liking. I am a little unclear about the taxi comment though? We have two providers of taxi services that take care of our guests, one essentially is responsible for airport transfers and the other for trips...

Cape Town
Reviewed 4 June 2015

I have visited this hotel on 4 occasions. Each time I was amazed with the professional way how you are treated as a guest. To the manager and his staff well done. You certainly have made my trip away from home something to talk about.The staff is always friendly and the service good. Well done.

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

Dear henno67 Thanks for your loyalty and for continuing to stay with us at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam! I am delighted that we continue to meet your expectations! THanks again Adam

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 June 2015

Good accommodation Centrally located for business in and around Dar. Staff very friendly. Service good Rooms are comfortable I would recommend this hotel for business in and around Dar Es Salaam......

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

Hi Redneyd433 Thanks for your succinct review for Southern Sun Dar Es Salaam! I am delighted that you enjoyed our hotel and service Best Wishes Adam

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 29 May 2015

I have stayed many times at the Southern Sun in Dar. It has always been a good experience, with friendly staff, clean room and good food. We love the fact that on occasion we need to bring our dog to the vet, and the Southern Sun allows him to stay in our room with us overnight.

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

Dear Betty Jean S Pets not just allowed but very welcome to the Southern Sun Dar es Salaam es Salaam! I am happy that you continue to stay with us, your loyalty really does mean a lot and is appreciated See you both soon Adam

Seattle
Reviewed 28 May 2015

One of the things I most appreciate about this hotel is that its staff are so customer service oriented. For example, when Martin, a waiter in the restaurant saw that I wanted to sit by the pool at night he went and got me cushions - without being asked. Or my chambermaid who, when she found out I had been...

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

Dear Monika Ursula Martin, Mohamed, your room attendant and the rest of my lovely team will love your feedback! Thank you. We have a monthly meeting where we share comments and commendations made on Social Media with our team. I am glad that you enjoyed our leafy gardens , but sad you were taken ill ! The Apprenticeship programme is...

Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

I stayed for two weeks for business and I almost didn't want to leave. From the pickup at the airport to the return taxi there, the Southern Sun treated me like family. Staff responded well to nearly every request for assistance, from them heading out to find me a Vodacom SIM card on a Sunday to Denzel surprising me with...

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

Hi EdB02149 My team really to relish positive reviews like yours- Thank You! I am glad you enjoyed our complimentary sunset hour drink - we also enjoy that time to network with our guests, as is the case with our Weekly Wednesday Cocktail Party! Our location in the older and historic part of Dar es Salaam is unique and I...

Abidjan
Reviewed 27 May 2015

One of the best welcomes I have had in many trips. I arrived in the dead of night and they were nice - drinks and all. The rooms are nice too. I love that there is a botanical garden and I could wake up and just look at it ... However, Staff appear to end all conversations with "no problem"...

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

Dear NnennaWest Africa Big thanks for taking the time to review Southern Sun Dar es Salaam! I am delighted that you got such a warm welcome but devastated that we missed your wake up call! Yikes that could have been a challenge. I have reiterated with my team how important it is to be 100% reliable and consistent with our...

Reviewed 27 May 2015

Arriving at the hotel you are greeted by very friendly staff that makes every effort to make you feel welcome. This is the industry but having stayed at other hotel in the city, the Southern Sun in Dar es Salaam is an outlier. Breakfast opens at 4 AM (yes 4 in the morning) which is definitely one of the attributes...

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

Hi 64mervinp! Thanks so much for your kind review! I know others try to copy us, but I do believe that we have the best team in town! The 4am breakfast is very popular especially nowadays when flights seem to leave earlier and earlier. Hope you keep coming back to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam ! Best Wishes Adam

Reviewed 27 May 2015

Well located in down town business distrct but still peacefull. Excellent helpful staff and food and beverage manager and staff go the extra mile to ensure an enjoyable and relaxed stay well appointed rooms with good high speed wifi Useful meeting place in quite part of business district and near government offices Selfdrive parking can be an issue

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

Hi Mbovaan Thanks for the feedback, I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam! I think our location really is great next to the Botanical Gardens, yet slap bang in the City Centre I hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back soon Cheers Adam

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus 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 

Additional Information about Southern Sun Dar es Salaam

Address: 1 Garden Avenue | PO Box 80022, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (Formerly Holiday Inn)
Region: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Dar es Salaam
Price Range: ₹ 13,987 - ₹ 18,235 (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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“Room 102 not a good view”
 of 5 bubbles luka99, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Second floor rooms are very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles rabaria2016, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The hotel is about a 15 minute walk to the seafront, or a 5 minute taxi ride.”
 of 5 bubbles djnow, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Bar / pool area is a little noisy. If you are a light sleeper, ask for a room on the other side.”
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“Be sure you do not stay on the pool side if you want to avoid the noise”
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