Southern Sun Dar

Reviews of Southern Sun Dar

Good(82%) From 150 travellers
Excellent
48
Good
73
Average
27
Poor
2
Terrible
0
Below are independent comments from 150 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 S from Wiltshire
Arrived on: 28-Dec-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good

Southern Sun Dar review

Various items that we requested failed to appear, and the house keeping was haphazard.

Having said that, we had a good meal in the evening and a good night's sleep. Our very early transfer to the airport delivered us there about three hours before necessary - which meant a really early breakfast.

The reason given was variable traffic conditions.

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Mrs H. from Bristol
Arrived on: 2-Dec-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
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Facilities:
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Good for an overnight stay near the airport

We stayed here for one night before starting our safari. We arrived about 10 in the morning and were greeted with a cold drink. Our room was ready so we went straight up. The room was very comfortable with everything we wanted and more. We used the pool which was lovely and ate in the brasserie where the food and service were very good. We had breakfast at 5.45am the following morning and it was excellent - so much choice.
I would definitely stay here again.

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Mr and Mrs M from Gloucestershire
Arrived on: 2-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
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Food:
Good
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City overnight

The room was clean and tidy. Comfy bed.

The food in the restaurant was excellent- tasty and v reasonably priced. The staff were helpful and welcoming.

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Ms W. from Kenora
Arrived on: 31-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
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Facilities:
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Southern Sun Dar review

We arrived fairly late in the evening and received a welcoming beverage and attentive staff to help us get checked in and assistance to our room. It was spacious, spotless, quiet and had fabulous beds and linens for a great night's sleep. Breakfast was delicious, with plenty of fresh choices and offered both an inside and outside seating option. We sat outside enjoying the warm fresh air overlooking the lovely garden.

The hotel concierge arranged a guide for us to tour the city and made some helpful suggestions as to places we might like to visit and some dining options as well. We had a fantastic day touring the city although I would recommend if anyone plans to visit the actual fish market, which was very busy and interesting, there is an expectation that all visitor sign in the market office upstairs on arrival. Our guide had to pay a fee as well and it was not clear why this happened.

We really enjoyed all the markets we visited and felt perfectly safe with our guide. We took the concierge recommendation for dinner and ate at a restaurant called the Fish Market. We enjoyed fresh sushi in a beautiful setting overlooking the water.

Check out was easy and our pre arranged transportation was on time and shared more information on life in this busy city.

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The V family Surrey
Arrived on: 17-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good

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
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
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Facilities:
Good
Good

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
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

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
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
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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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