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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 19 September 2016

The design of all the rooms is not really user friendly as all the rooms are carpeted and does not accommodate people with upper respiratory conditions such as sinus, broncholitis asthma and others. the dinning combo used for buffet at dinner does not offer a variety like other Sun hotels. hoping this will change with time to even encourage non... More 

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Thank gijimak
Mark R, Manager at Southern Sun Bloemfontein, responded to this review

Dear gijmak Thank you for taking the time to complete our online Trip Advisor guest questionnaire and for the positive feedback given. Please accept my apologies for the concerns raised in your feedback to us, I assure you I have communicated your comments with the entire team, to impliment changes where possible. We look forward to welcoming you back to... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 19 September 2016

the location of the place is strategically at the centre of the town, next to the all government services, hospital services and shopping centres. what I enjoyed better was the in house bread and breakfast.

Review collected in partnership with Tsogo Sun Hotels

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Mark R, Manager at Southern Sun Bloemfontein, responded to this review

Dear ivanmlondolozip Thank you for taking the time to complete our online Trip Advisor guest questionnaire and for the positive feedback given. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and assure you I have communicated your comments with the entire team, as this will only serve to motivate us to try deliver the service you received to... More 

Bloemfontein, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Nice center location. Food excilent. Clean and welcome rooms. Enjoy the eara of the swimming pool and like to watch the rugby at the bar. Service was good. Everything works in the room and the tv was good all the channals

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Mark R, Manager at Southern Sun Bloemfontein, responded to this review

Dear estien2016 Thank you for taking the time to complete our online Trip Advisor guest questionnaire and for the positive feedback given. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and assure you I have communicated your comments with the entire team, as this will only serve to motivate us to try deliver the service you received to... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

Best location, easily accessible and linked to a shopping mall. Welcoming and friendly staff, they make time and attend to all your needs. The service was good but can improve to be even better. Great experience during breakfast and dinner.

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Mark R, Manager at Southern Sun Bloemfontein, responded to this review

Dear jdinake Thank you for taking the time to complete our online guest questionnaire and for the positive feedback given. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and assure you I have communicated your comments with the entire team, as this will only serve to motivate us to try deliver the service you received to all our... More 

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

This hotel is not on par with the other Southern Sun Hotels (particularly the ones in Durban and Cape Town). The buffet dinner leaves a lot to be desired. I would say this hotel could as well have been a Garden Court rather than a Southern Sun.

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Mark R, Manager at Southern Sun Bloemfontein, responded to this review

Dear Gcobane_Quvile Thank you for taking the time to complete our online Trip Advisor guest questionnaire and for the constructive feedback given. I would like to sincerely apologise for the concerns raised relating to the dinner offering as well as our service levels not being on par as you mentioned during your last stay with us. This has been discussed... More 

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

Southern Sun is one of the better hotels in Bloem. The rooms are large but a bit outdated, beds are very nice and comfortable. All the people who work there are very friendly and service-oriented. Breakfast is fine and so is bar food that you can order at the non-heated pool.

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Mark R, Manager at Southern Sun Bloemfontein, responded to this review

Dear Gido V Thank you for taking the time to complete our online Trip Advisor guest questionnaire and for the positive feedback given. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and assure you I have communicated your comments with the entire team, as this will only serve to motivate us to try deliver the service you received... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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4 reviews
Reviewed 28 August 2016

I stayed in the SS Bloemfontein for 4 days in August 2016. While the rooms are fairly average and the lighting is not great (which is a problem with every Southern Sun that I have stayed at), my stay was really good and I looked pass this because of the wonderful staff. The staff were unbelievably friendly. I was assisted... More 

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Mark R, Manager at Southern Sun Bloemfontein, responded to this review

Dear Radia M Thank you for taking the time to complete our online Trip Advisor guest questionnaire and for the positive feedback given. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and assure you I have communicated your comments with the entire team, as this will only serve to motivate us to try deliver the service you received... More 

South Africaq
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Rooms clean and linen very comfortable. Easy to locate the hotel. Difficulty in taking the luggage to rooms, no escalator only stair case, porters need to be allocated for assistance with luggage. But so far experience was good.

Review collected in partnership with Tsogo Sun Hotels

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Mark R, Manager at Southern Sun Bloemfontein, responded to this review

Dear yomvulas Thank you for taking the time to complete our online Trip Advisor guest questionnaire and for the positive feedback given. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and assure you I have communicated your comments with the entire team, as this will only serve to motivate us to try deliver the service you received to... More 

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10 reviews
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Myself and two colleagues were returning from Cape Town on a business trip and used the Southern Sun in Bloemfontein. I must stress that usually all Southern Sun hotels are usually world class however we were disappointed with this one! Over priced and not exciting at all. The rooms are however large and spacious and linen neat and very clean.... More 

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Mark R, Manager at Southern Sun Bloemfontein, responded to this review

Dear SVR1980 Thank you for taking the time to complete our online Trip Advisor questionnaire and for the constructive feedback given. Please would you accept my most sincere apologies for the concerns raised relating to your recent stay with us and for the inconvenience this has caused you. As a management team we have addressed your concerns highlighted where possible,... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 21 August 2016

improve on your menu as the food that is served in your restaurant is not enticing. Variety of food needed so that your customers can have a selections. Also housekeeping to acknowledge notices left by guests on the room

Review collected in partnership with Tsogo Sun Hotels

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Mark R, Manager at Southern Sun Bloemfontein, responded to this review

Dear mantsiem Thank you for taking the time to complete our online Trip Advisor questionnaire and for the constructive feedback given. Please would you accept my sincere apologies for the concerns highlighted in your feedback relating to your dining and housekeeping experience which was not up to standard and for any inconvenience this has caused you. I would like to... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
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 

Additional Information about Southern Sun Bloemfontein

Address: Cnr. Nelson Mandela and Melville Drive | Brandwag, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Free State > Bloemfontein
Price Range: RM622 - RM1,778 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Southern Sun Bloemfontein 3*
Number of rooms: 147
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“request a room close to the reception”
 of 5 bubbles SZavahir, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room 267 is a Suite ,really classy and eloquent.,nice and fancy and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles botfam, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Every room the same.”
 of 5 bubbles paulrO306QC, 7 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The rooms facing the pool is a good choice”
 of 5 bubbles 659esmeraldaj, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“Consider a closer room to reception as some of the rooms are very far to walk.”
 of 5 bubbles wernerd983, 25 Feb 2016 | Read review
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