Southern Sun Dar

Reviews of Southern Sun Dar

Good(82%) From 110 travellers
Excellent
37
Good
48
Average
24
Poor
1
Terrible
0
Below are independent comments from 110 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.
Justin and Megan from Portland
Arrived on: 31-May-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Southern Sun Dar review

After the long trip from the western US to Dar, this was a terrific place to grab a nice meal, a little looking around, and a nice rest before setting out.

The highlight is certainly the adjacent botanical garden, and we were lucky enough to get a tour from the groundskeeper who explained everything we were seeing and even picked a couple little fruits for us.

While we weren't there long enough to take in much of the city, it was just a short walk to the water to watch the sun go down.

The staff was very friendly and helpful, and the breakfast was great.

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Ms S from Canada
Arrived on: 23-Feb-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Southern Sun Dar review

Room was a little musty

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Mr & Mrs P . from Hockley
Arrived on: 24-Jan-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Nice hotel, pleasant room, slow service.

On arriving at Dar es Salaam we were collected by our driver and taken to the hotel. Unfortunately we arrived at the start of the afternoon rush hour so our journey to the hotel took almost an hour although it was only a short distance. The location of the hotel would be good if arriving outside rush hour times.

Once checked in we went for a snack and a drink but the service was very slow. At dinner the service was better but quite a limited menu.

Our room was comfortable and had air-conditioning.

We left early for the airport after a small breakfast.

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Mr and Mrs G from Newcastle
Arrived on: 10-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

see previos page

already commented on at beginning of qu [Ed: see below]

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Mr S. from Henley On Thames
Arrived on: 4-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good

Southern Sun Dar review

Much nicer than I expected. Great place to stay after a long flight.

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Mrs H from Wales
Arrived on: 2-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

2 nights and use of business centre

Very grand place. Good food. Excellent breakfast with lots of variety. The business centre is run by Kearsley safaris, but it was a very reasonable rate, and the man running it was helpful

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Mr and Mrs G from Newcastle
Arrived on: 28-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average

Good sleep

Fine for an overnight stay. Comfortable bed, adequate bathroom etc. Staff helpful & pleasant. Good location near the sea front

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Mr & Mrs F - Neterlands
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent

Southern Sun Dar review

Very welcoming comfortable and very good food. After a long journey it was a good choice.

We were only there for the night, arriving in the evening and leaving early the next morning. There was no time to explore the area.

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Mr and Mrs G - Herts
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Better than expected for essential overnight

After 8hours + 5hours to Dar , the 1.5hrs taxi from airport was unwelcome. Due to 'rush hour' traffic chaos no option of course, but early morning return took 20 mins! Room good and clean, luggage space for some rearrangement OK. Bath welcome. Bar food good, prompt and good value.

Note: All assessments relative to our previous experiences of accommodation of its type.

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Charles Plowdog from Sydney
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good

Entering Africa

Excellent hotel. Good food, nice location but for a very short time. Staff were helpful.

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