Southern Sun Dar

Reviews of Southern Sun Dar

Good(81%) From 95 travellers
Excellent
28
Good
45
Average
21
Poor
1
Terrible
0
Below are independent comments from 95 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 & Mrs Y from Angus
Arrived on: 26-Oct-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Southern Sun (formerly the Holiday Inn) review

A comfy hotel ,very helpful staff, and a good place to spend our last night.

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Mr & Mrs N - Waterlooville
Arrived on: 30-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent

Southern Sun (formerly the Holiday Inn) review

An excellent business hotel, ideal for an overnight stop before an early flight.

Comfortable, well appointed room, excellent breakfast. Evening meal was first class and very reasonable, as was the wine.

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Mr & Mrs G - Kent
Arrived on: 30-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average

Southern Sun (formerly the Holiday Inn) review

Fine for one night. Very busy in bar & restaurant, with lots of locals presumably due to keen pricing.

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Mr. J - Surrey
Arrived on: 27-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Southern Sun (formerly the Holiday Inn) review

Rather difficult to comment on all the facilities as I was just staying the night.

However the room, breakfast, & service were excellent.

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Mr and Mrs P - Wiltshire
Arrived on: 21-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average

Southern Sun

Breakfast was available from 4.30 am despite information in room saying it was later.

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The M family - Manchester
Arrived on: 21-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good

Southern Sun (formerly the Holiday Inn) review

Only stayed there overnight.

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Ms C and Ms B - London
Arrived on: 19-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Southern Sun (formerly the Holiday Inn) review

Perfectly comfortable and well placed. The staff were helpful and pleasant

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Mr & Mrs M & family - Suffolk
Arrived on: 31-Jul-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Southern Sun (formerly the Holiday Inn) review

An excellent choice for our ovenight in Dar. The service and food were excellent and very good value for money.

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Miss J - Reunion
Arrived on: 30-Jul-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Good hotel . Clean, safe and comfortable

Good place to stay in Dar Es Salaam .

The room was clean and comfortable. I have asked for wake-up calls and it has been done. You can have breakfast early in the morning which is good especially when you have to catch an early flight in the morning.

Because of luggage restrictions on internal flights I had to leave a piece of luggage in the luggage room at the hotel.

When I came back from the bush I got my luggage back and everything was ok.

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Mr C - West Sussex
Arrived on: 22-Jul-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

a genuine 'welcome back'

# on return we further explored Dar and bumped into a couple of ex Mdonya guests staying at the 'new' Holiday Inn - clearly they were not impressed and likekened it to a souless UK Travel Lodge.

# Accepting that some clients will want very large 5* hotels, we suggest that for most Experts clients the Southern Sun would be an deal base for a pre and / or post safari stay in Dar, with the Kearsley office as a bonus.

# we enthused about the mutton curry when the house manager asked how was our meal. Shortly after the chef joined us at our table for a pleasant general chat during which he explained it was a new recipe and warmed to us as 'foodies'. He was clearly delighted at the feedback and we were certainly impressed by the contact and the clear committment to quality and value for money.

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