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London
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here for almost a week on a business trip to Dar, and it was very good. The rooms seem to have been newly renovated, are comfortable and the aircon works well. Wifi is included and works very well. I could even stream Netflix in my room without any problems. The breakfast and restaurant areas are very nice and the...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

i stayed less than 48 hours and their policy made me pay for "full 3 days". all other good things means nothing when you pay for one extra day although you preliminarily inform them. they made you pay full day when you make early morning check in immediately but don't be surprised the same happens when you check out early...

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Nuremberg, Germany
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

All in all, a very pleasant experience, I think I will return to the hotel. The location, the service, the food and the staff were at a very high level. The catch of the day - well, all I can say is that this is how the fish should taste. I have only two critic points - the wifi was...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good customer experience overall, except with some room for improvement in the dining area. The food was of inferior quality with the cost on the high side. Lots of cats around the dining area too, which disturbed the experience

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

Dear sifisorodneys Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay overall. Your comments have been constructively communicated to our Executive Chef for consideration and corrective action. We look forward to welcoming you back to...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I regularly stay at the Southern Sun Dar - I have not been disappointed yet. I am treated like part of the family. The fish served in the restaurant is always fresh and tasty - the rare tuna is the best. The shuttle service to and from the airport is always on time and the service of a high quality.

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

Dear DenniscZ6941ME Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam in the near future. Kind regards, Michael Phillipson General Manager

Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I only spent a night here before going on safari, but was very impressed with the staff at check-in, who were cheerful, efficient and helpful in every way. After a long flight, all I needed was a shower and a bed to sleep in, and both were more than adequate. The room was a bit functional in that non-descript international...

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

Dear diverdoc Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam in the near future. Kind regards, Michael Phillipson...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly staff, if visiting restaurant do not eat meat which was not good. TV viewing in room was poor ewven that all the TV sets had been renewed Sorry for the Hotel after such a nice upgrade of rooms. Liked the wooden floring.

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

Dear 230larsn Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We offer you our sincerest apologies for the quality of our food delivery and product delivery during your stay with us. We have since resolved these issues and we hope to welcome...

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After 4 years living in Dar and going often for lunch at the Southern Sun (always satisfied), this was my first stay overnight. Had a series of meetings in the town centre and this is ideally located hotel in such a case. All great, from welcome to room. Service at restaurant very good. Excellent breakfast... I much appreciated not been...

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

Dear Eric B Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your kind comments - much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful place to be,great room beautiful ambiance ,wonderful staff.Please assign someone responsible for your gym are just to guide the visitors and offer a little help.The meals are wonderful ,well presented and good quality.

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

Dear 594cliveg Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We have taken your comment regarding our gym into consideration and we look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam...

Zomba, Malawi
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is an excellent hotel in terms of service, cleanliness, rooms, sleep quality, value for money and also location. The hotel is located right in Dar es salaam walk-able distance to the ocean, main town. It's very safe even to travel by foot at night to churches, bars and other places.

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

Dear twikam Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam in the near future. Kind regards, Michael Phillipson General Manager

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • 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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • 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: RM930 - RM1,235 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles Eclipsegroupie, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Be sure you do not stay on the pool side if you want to avoid the noise”
 of 5 bubbles PDM77059, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
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