Southern Sun Dar

Southern Sun Dar: Our full report

Traveller's rating
Good (82%) From 127 reviews
All year

The Southern Sun is located in Dar es Salaam's town centre, making it very convenient for those who only have a short stay in the city. With an outdoor pool, restaurant, fitness centre and variety of other facilities, it is a pleasant and good value hotel.

Southern Sun is suitably situated in the commercial capital of Tanzania. With vast gardens, full of flora and fauna at its backdrop, the hotel offers its guest space and relaxation. The hotel includes an outdoor pool, restaurant and fitness centre amongst other facilities by which the guests can occupy themselves.

Southern Sun has 152 comfortable rooms. Each is lightly decorated, and offers peace and calm away from the non-stop capital. All the rooms are spacious and include an en suite bathroom.

The 10 Executive rooms have a work desk and en-suite bathroom with bath and shower. These rooms are fitted with air-conditioning, complimentary WiFi, television with DStv, fully stocked mini-bar on request and other amenities that add to your comfort.

The 140 Standard rooms have an en-suite bathroom with bath and shower, as well as scenic views. All rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, work desk, complimentary WiFi, television with DStv, tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryer and mineral water to add to your comfort.

The two Suites have a lounge area, work station and en-suite bathrooms with scenic shower. In-room comforts include television with DStv and DVD player, comfortable seating, fully stocked mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities and other amenities that enhance your stay.

Southern Sun is a large property that offers numerous services and facilities by which the guests can keep themselves occupied. Nearby facilities include restaurant, squash and tennis courts and a golf club.

Our view

Southern Sun is a vast hotel within the bustling capital of Tanzania. It is designed for comfort in order to allow the guests to relax away from the city. Its masterpiece is its vast gardens that are full of fauna and flora, and are frequently explored by those staying. Southern Sun is suitable for all ages and is a prime spot to relax, which is rare being in a city such as Dar Es Salaam.


Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Accessible by: Fly-and-Transfer

Food & drink

Usual board basis: B&B

Dining style: Individual Tables

Further dining info: Yes



Power supply: Mains Electricity

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended: Yes