Southern Sun Dar

Reviews of Southern Sun Dar

Good(82%) From 146 travellers
Excellent
47
Good
70
Average
27
Poor
2
Terrible
0
Below are independent comments from 146 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.
The V family Surrey
Arrived on: 17-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Good
Location:
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Food:
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Travelling made easy at Southern Sun

My husband and I and two girls aged 13 and 11 were so tired after our flight from the UK. Southern Sun Dar was perfect for an overnight stay.

Staff very friendly and we were greeted with a lovely cool bottle of water each. Clean, air conditioned rooms with everything you might need at your fingertips. Dinner was good and there was a wide choice at breakfast.

Altogether very easy , it did the job perfectly.

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Mr L & Mrs M - Coventry
Arrived on: 5-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
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Facilities:
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Southern Sun Dar review

Having arrived mid afternoon in Dar Es Salaam, we transferred to the Southern Sun for an overnight stay prior to our early morning flight to Selous Game Reserve. We were warmly greeted at the hotel with welcome drinks and shown to our room which was spacious, comfortable and quiet.Our evening meal in the hotel restaurant, offered a reasonably priced varied menu with friendly prompt service. The hotel provides a full comprehensive breakfast service from 04.00 am, which met our requirements perfectly, prior to our early morning transfer to Dar Es Salaam domestic terminal, and our onward flight to Selous. The hotel more than met our needs for a one night stop over and we would certainly return......and indeed recommend.

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Mr and Mrs L. from Sweden
Arrived on: 19-Feb-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good

Southern Sun Dar - Transfer Hotel

As this was a transfer solution - arriving late from overseas and needed one night before the domestic flight early next morning, nothing special to mention, We have used this hotel before and meet and greet is very good, rooms are spacious and breakfast gives you what you need before the next step. Arriving late Sunday was fine as there was very little traffic, other times traffic from airport to downtown Dar can be congested - hopefully better when the fly over bridge from the harbour is completed.

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Mr & Mrs G from Surrey
Arrived on: 2-Feb-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
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Southern Sun Dar review

As you know, we stayed at this hotel for just one night as a stopover. We bought dinner which was perfectly satisfactory but not a gourmet experience – which was not sought anyway.

We would be happy to recommend the hotel to anyone looking for a similar facility/service.

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Dr. S. from Providence
Arrived on: 14-Jan-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
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Food:
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Southern Sun Dar review

Very serviceable stopover on our way to the airport.

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Mrs M. from Muri
Arrived on: 28-Dec-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good

Southern Sun Dar review

we had only one night there and arrived quite late - the restaurant was closed already. We can't tell you much about it.

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Mr J. from Coventry
Arrived on: 31-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Good
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Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
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Short stay.

Only stayed at the hotel for about 9 hours to while away some time before we had to catch the plane back to Nairobi.

Hotel comfortable and the meal we had was both delicious and very inexpensive.

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Mr & Mrs T from Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 17-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
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Facilities:
Good
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A problem - well handled

This was just a stop over on our way to the Selous. When we arrived they had no record of our booking, but they were extremely professional and found us a room. A quick call to Expert Africa and all was resolved. As they say: It's not the mistakes you make, it's how you get out of them...

We appreciated the chance to relax after a long flight.

The only downside is the drive from the airport, which introduces you to Dar-es-Salaam traffic (and roadworks). Be prepared to be patient...

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Mr S & Mrs K - West Midlands
Arrived on: 21-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good

Southern Sun Dar review

See our earlier review. [Ed: see below]

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Ms A - Cambridgeshire
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Excellent
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Facilities:
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Exceeded expectations

Nice quiet, comfortable room overlooking the gardens. Front desk were very efficient and helpful; assisting when my luggage had been left in Jo’burg.

I enjoyed dinner in the restaurant, where service was also extremely good. An extensive breakfast buffet is served from 4am; wide choice of bread, rolls, pastries, jams, meats, cheese, and eggs cooked to order.

Would definitely stay again.

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