Southern Sun Dar

Reviews of Southern Sun Dar

Good(82%) From 107 travellers
Excellent
36
Good
47
Average
23
Poor
1
Terrible
0
Below are independent comments from 107 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 from Newcastle
Arrived on: 10-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

see previos page

already commented on at beginning of qu [Ed: see below]

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Mr S. from Henley On Thames
Arrived on: 4-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good

Southern Sun Dar review

Much nicer than I expected. Great place to stay after a long flight.

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Mrs H from Wales
Arrived on: 2-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

2 nights and use of business centre

Very grand place. Good food. Excellent breakfast with lots of variety. The business centre is run by Kearsley safaris, but it was a very reasonable rate, and the man running it was helpful

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Mr and Mrs G from Newcastle
Arrived on: 28-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average

Good sleep

Fine for an overnight stay. Comfortable bed, adequate bathroom etc. Staff helpful & pleasant. Good location near the sea front

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Mr & Mrs F - Neterlands
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent

Southern Sun Dar review

Very welcoming comfortable and very good food. After a long journey it was a good choice.

We were only there for the night, arriving in the evening and leaving early the next morning. There was no time to explore the area.

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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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