Southern Sun Dar

Reviews of Southern Sun Dar

Good(82%) From 101 travellers
Excellent
32
Good
46
Average
22
Poor
1
Terrible
0
Below are independent comments from 101 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 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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Mr & Mrs S - Oman
Arrived on: 12-Nov-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Poor
Poor
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

Southern Sun (formerly the Holiday Inn) review

The room was very small and smelled dank. The bathroom was however clean and well equipped. Supper on the outside terrace was OK, not a great option.

Breakfast next morning was good, with fresh eggs available.

We only stayed here because there was a possibility we might have been unable to get a visa before arriving in Tanzania. In the event we had already got the visas. The short drive from the airport to hotel took more than an hour in dreadful traffic. When we arrived we asked when we should be collected to return to the airport the next (Saturday) morning. We were told by the driver we neede to allow 2 hours to drive there. This was repeated by the hotel. In fact it took us 20 minutes. Had they not realised it was a weekend? So we arrived ludicrously early for our short flight.

Having spoken to other travellers who had to get visas at Dar airport it does not seem to be a particularly long process, and another time I would prefer to risk that than spend a night in such accomodation.

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Mr & Mrs J from Stourbridge
Arrived on: 28-Oct-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent

Southern Sun (formerly the Holiday Inn) review

Lastly, the hotel for our final nights stay was first class and very much appreciated by all the party.

Excellent. Just what we needed.

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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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