Southern Sun Dar

Reviews of Southern Sun Dar

Good(82%) From 132 travellers
Excellent
43
Good
61
Average
26
Poor
2
Terrible
0
Below are independent comments from 132 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 E. from Buckinghamshire
Arrived on: 4-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

More than a crash-pad

We used Southern Sun Dar more as a crash-pad to ease our 04-00 departure from Dar airport.

Facilities are as one would expect from any Western hotel.......bath, mini-bar, hairdryer, restaurant, TV etc. All were as one would expect. The staff were also helpful in letting us sort out pick-up times, print off boarding passes etc..

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Mr & Mrs E from Croydon
Arrived on: 3-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Southern Sun stopover

We only had a few hours here before starting our safari.

The room was comfortable, breakfast good and staff friendly and helpful. The only reason we did not rate this as excellent was because of a check-in problem: they did not have our booking reservation when we arrived from the UK.

Eventually matters were resolved satisfactorily.

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Mr and Mrs A. from Sevenoaks
Arrived on: 29-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent

Overnight at Southern Sun Dar

We spent one night here, arriving late in the afternoon before heading out to our first safari lodge early the next day. It is absolutely fine for this - the room was comfortable, the staff unfailingly helpful and charming, and the food excellent. We didn't have time to explore properly, beyond going out through the hotel's back gate to the Botanical Gardens. Although not extensive and now hemmed in by buildings, these at least offer the opportunity for a stroll after a long flight.

Two things might be worth mentioning if you are planning to stay here. First, the main road from the airport is supposedly being upgraded. It is unclear when work will be complete, but until then the short journey between airport and hotel (and vice versa) can take hours and demand significant levels of patience (at one intersection the traffic police allowed crossing vehicles to run for 30 minutes before giving traffic on the main road a go!). And second, for some reason construction work on the site next to the hotel went on throughout the night. In fact, we were so tired that it wasn't a huge issue and when I mentioned it in passing to the duty manager he was mortified and raced off to investigate. But if there is any doubt it would be worth trying to get a room on the opposite side of the hotel (we were in 330).

By the way, it didn't affect us, but the first floor fitness suite and restaurant were closed for renovation so we haven't commented on the facilities; the pool looked lovely!

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Charlotte and Dale Sheffield
Arrived on: 28-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Average
Average

Southern Sun Dar review

Comfortable for an over night stay between connecting flights. Good food and drinks.

Don't expect much from Dar its self. The airport could do with re organising, having to hand your passport over for visa processing and then having to wait in an anxious crown for your name to be called out to collect it back, made me feel uneasy been away from my passport.

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Mr P. from Dubai
Arrived on: 6-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good

Southern Sun Dar review

clean and convenient

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Mrs K. from Munich
Arrived on: 30-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Oasis in busy Dar

The hotel is a wonderful and stylish oasis in rather busy Dar. We loved the style of the building and the rooms, all very well renovated but still in traditional local style.

The garden and terrace were marvelous and allowed a wonderful break during visiting, recovering from the flights and preparing for safari.

The staff was very welcoming and helpful in helping us organize some local activities.

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Ms R from Peterborough
Arrived on: 30-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Pleasant Stay

Very short visit, but pleasant.

Food was excellent and the staff very keen to help us with anything we needed.

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Mr S & Ms W from Milton Keynes
Arrived on: 27-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Terrible
Terrible
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

Southern Sun Dar review

The hotel was ok but a long journey (2 hrs) just to spend a night in a hotel and then go back to the airport the following morning. Is there not a nearer airport hotel?

Also it stank, and I mean stank, of paint. It had just been painted they informed us, but we both had difficulty going to sleep and felt sick when we woke up. Imagine repainting your bedroom and not airing it at all and then trying to go to sleep like that and you will get the picture.

Service was fine

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Mr A. from Exeter
Arrived on: 23-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent

A Short Stay at Southern Sun

Seeing we were only there for about 7 hours and most of that we slept, we arrived at rush hour in Dar and it took us about an hour to get to the hotel, would have liked to have spent longer in Dar to explore

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Mr and Mrs W Kent
Arrived on: 21-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Nice hotel in good location

Spent 1 night here en-route from London to Selous.

Good standard of room and breakfast.

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