Southern Sun Dar

Reviews of Southern Sun Dar

Good(82%) From 107 travellers
Excellent
36
Good
47
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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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.
Miss J - Reunion
Arrived on: 30-Jul-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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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
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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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Mr C - West Sussex
Arrived on: 14-Jul-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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very good base for a southern Tanzania safari

# Having seen internal photos of the old Holiday Inn, Southern Sun have done a superb renovation job. The ambiance, staff, food and facilities were all very good. In short, this is an ideal hotel for a short stay before and/or after a safari.

# Surprised but pleased to see the Kearsley office on the mezzanine next to the breakfast restaurant

#' breakfast - particularly good selection, with eggs cooked to order. If daylight when taking breakfast, strongly recommend the outside balcony overlooking the pool and Botanical Gardens.

# hot water - on our inbound / first night (14 July) we wasted loads of water before the shower ran luke warm (room 212). On our return (22 July - room 208) we wasted even more water before the shower eventually delivered very hot water.....concerned at the waste of water?

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Mr S & Dr B - Northampton
Arrived on: 7-Jan-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Southern Sun (formerly the Holiday Inn) review

I often stay at Hiltons, Holiday Inns, etc and so the 3 paws is in comparision to these. We also stayed 1 night at the Holiday Inn in Dar and the later was a better hotel. Though the Southern Sun does have an outside pool.

The aircon was not very powerful and possible as a consequence we had a couple of mosquito's in our room. We had evening dinner at the hotel and the food and price were fine.

The hotel does have a buiness centre with Internet machines (at small cost), which we were able to checkin for our return flights

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Mrs F & Mrs M - Isle of Wight
Arrived on: 12-Nov-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Average
Location:
Average
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Southern Sun (formerly the Holiday Inn) review

We had a small problem with the service at our evening meal but we sorted it out so they are aware of it.

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Miss H & Mr B from Shropshire
Arrived on: 29-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Rooms:
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Southern Sun Review

We only stayed at the hotel overnight before our early morning flight home so did not really use any of the facilities.

The food was very good and the hotel was close to the airport which was ideal for what we wanted.

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Ms O - London
Arrived on: 26-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Rooms:
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Food:
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Activities:
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Pleasant stay at the Southern Sun

A comfortable hotel for a stopover

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Mr F and party - Portugal
Arrived on: 26-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Rooms:
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Good hotel

One can not require more just for one night.

At reception, we asked for a Dar city Map , and unfortunately they could not find any.

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Mr & Mrs L - Devon
Arrived on: 24-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average

Southern Sun (formerly the Holiday Inn) review

Only arrived late at night and left early next day so can not comment fully but the breakfast was very good.

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Mr and Mrs P - London
Arrived on: 24-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
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One night in Southern Sun hotel

We spent only the last night on this hotel before our next early morning flight. We don't have comments on it as we only had dinner in the hotel and left the next morning.

We would have preferred to spend this last night in another hotel because this one was very expensive, and that would have reduced the price a little. But that was our mistake because we did not comment on this last night, as we were concentrated in the safari and Mafia Island planning.

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