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.
Ms L & Mr DB - Oxshott
Arrived on: 8-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Southern Sun (formerly the Holiday Inn) review

As we only spent a few hours sleeping at the hotel, I'm not able to give a more thorough review

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Mr. & Mrs. F - Harrow
Arrived on: 8-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

Last night!!!!!

Average hotel slightly disappointing, too many power cuts, a bit grubby when you looked round. (Bottom sheet was not good - discovered in the morning!!!!!!).

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Mrs H & Mr S - Monkswood
Arrived on: 20-Aug-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Southern Sun (formerly the Holiday Inn) review

A very comfortable night's stay before our early morning flight back to the UK. We were able to check-in on line in the Business Centre which was great. The shop was very useful for last minute gifts as there was very little to buy at any of the camps. We had a lovely evening meal but left before breakfast.

Kearsleys travel were efficient getting us to and from the hotel. The journey to the airport from the hotel howerver was very unnerving with erratic, dangerous driving. We were amazed we arrived without a crash.

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Miss M & Mr D from Kent
Arrived on: 11-Aug-2011 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

This hotel was exactly what we were hoping for as a stopover on the journey home. A modern, western style business hotel, it is clean, well equipped and has a good restaurant meaning we didn't have to leave the hotel!

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Mr and Mrs P from Hampshire
Arrived on: 9-Aug-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Southern Sun (formerly the Holiday Inn) review

hotel was 45 min drive through busy dar es salem traffic but good quality

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Ms W - Bedfordshire
Arrived on: 8-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Friendly hotel

Very welcoming. All staff really friendly and very helpful, this was the best thing about this hotel. Food very good. A nice place to get over your plane journey and to relax. Liked the pool area - not at all busy.

Area around hotel not that great.

Rooms typical of this sort of hotel, but were fine.

Would recommend this as somewhere to stay in Dar for a short pit stop is Dar.

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Mr & Mrs B - Kent
Arrived on: 26-Feb-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Southern Sun (formerly the Holiday Inn) review

Centre of town hotel . Smart, tidy good service . Ideal for a night stop over before returning to the UK

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Mr & Mrs LB, from Alderney, Channel Islands
Arrived on: 22-Jan-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Poor
Poor
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

A short stay

We only stayed a few hours as our plane did not land until 11.30 p.m and we left at 7 the next morning. However it was rather a long way to drive from the airport after we had had a long flight.

We did have a problem at the airport as one of our soft top bags, ( which we had to use to go on safari) had been ripped open which delayed us. We did not lose anything - it only contained T shirts, walking boots etc no valuables but was not a good start to the holiday. We think travellers should be aware that this can happen.

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Ms G & son - Australia
Arrived on: 12-Jan-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Southern Sun (formerly the Holiday Inn) review

No non smoking rooms available upon check in.
Rooms were good and clean and the a/c was very efficient.
Good bathrooms.
Changed momey here but could only change 100usd

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Mr & Mrs B - Devon
Arrived on: 13-Dec-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average

Southern Sun (formerly the Holiday Inn) review

Considering it was just a "stop over", the Southern Sun was very welcoming.

Perhaps Mondays are not a good day in Dar as some things were off the menu, but enough alternatives not to be too disappointed. The traffic (makes the UK look good!) meant that the transfer was an hour from the airport, but only 10 mins or so early morning for the BA flight.

Would use the hotel again without hesitation. Friendly staff and comfortable hotel.

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