Southern Sun Dar

Reviews of Southern Sun Dar

Good(82%) From 102 travellers
Excellent
33
Good
46
Average
22
Poor
1
Terrible
0
Below are independent comments from 102 of our travellers who have visited Southern Sun Dar, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr and Mrs G - Herts
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Better than expected for essential overnight

After 8hours + 5hours to Dar , the 1.5hrs taxi from airport was unwelcome. Due to 'rush hour' traffic chaos no option of course, but early morning return took 20 mins! Room good and clean, luggage space for some rearrangement OK. Bath welcome. Bar food good, prompt and good value.

Note: All assessments relative to our previous experiences of accommodation of its type.

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Charles Plowdog from Sydney
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good

Entering Africa

Excellent hotel. Good food, nice location but for a very short time. Staff were helpful.

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Ms. D from Washington
Arrived on: 4-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
Excellent

Southern Sun Dar review

Much nicer than I was expecting -- the room was spacious, comfortable, quiet, and well-appointed, and the breakfast buffet both generous and tasty. The traffic coming in from the airport, however, was awful. This is presumably the most convenient option for a short stay -- we arrived early in the evening from JNB and left at dawn for the Serengeti -- but Dar could really use an airport hotel!

We've rated Service as only "good" because the morning desk clerk tried to short us on a currency exchange -- we knew the rate would not be favorable, but the guy tried three times to hold a little back for himself ...

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Miss B and Mr G Taunton
Arrived on: 16-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent

Great place for a one/two night stay!!

Great stay at Southern Sun. Staff were friendly and rooms very comfortable. Really great introduction to Tanzania.

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Dr A, B & B - San Diego
Arrived on: 12-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 0 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Southern Sun Dar review

The hotel was marvelous. Absolutely great. The problem was trying to drive from the airport to the middle of town (one hour or so), 2.5 hour stay at the hotel, and then an hour plus back to the airport. The drive back to the airport was a bit harried as we were not sure we would make it in time. In the end it was no problem but the return driver was very timid and certainly did not assuage our concerns. If at all possible find a place, even if much less lavish, nearer the airport.

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Mr and Mrs T from Nuneaton
Arrived on: 31-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

Southern Sun Dar review

we did not stay at the southern sun hotel due to problems with the klm flight to dar.

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Mr S & Ms J - Sweden
Arrived on: 12-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent

Southern Sun Dar review

We had a very short stay at the hotel, arrived late evening and left at 8 am the next morning. Overall a nice hotel with pleasant staff and very good breakfast, but it was a bit noisy. We had trouble sleeping because of loud talking late at night from one of the other rooms.

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riguss from Belgium
Arrived on: 22-Dec-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Southern Sun Dar review

although the premises are conveniently located, the rooms are very small and the airco was not maintaned. We slept in bad smell of humidity, typical of uncleaned airco filters.

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Mr & Mrs H - Sweden
Arrived on: 3-Nov-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average

Southern Sun Dar review

As we only stayed at the hotel from 11.30pm till 6.30am it is hard to say so much.

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Mr & Mrs T - Victoria, Australia
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Southern Sun Dar review

Just a normal hotel with facilities you would normally expect. Just fine as a transit hotel (which in our case was our 'contingency' time in case the train was significantly delayed)

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