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 H & Ms E - London
Arrived on: 15-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Food:
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Southern Sun Dar review

We only stayed here for about 8 hours while waiting for a flight from Dar to Nairobi. It was a good place to rest up, have a shower and a beer and something to eat.

The staff were professional and the rooms were comfortable. It's not too far from the airport.

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Ms M
Arrived on: 7-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
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Very short stay, but very nice hotel!

My stay at the Southern Sun Dar was very short - I arrived around midnight and left early the next morning. The transfer from the airport to the hotel was very efficient and my driver was waiting for me at the airport. He made me feel welcomed and he was extremely courteous.

It's a bit of a drive to the hotel but it was nice to take in some of the sights, sounds and smells of Dar. This was my first time travelling to Tanzania (Africa too) and the Southern Sun was a nice first stop. The staff was welcoming and the room was comfortable.

I did not get a chance to look at the grounds of the hotel but the hotel itself was nice and in a nice area.

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Mr & Mrs E - Cambridgeshire
Arrived on: 13-Feb-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:
Good
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Overnight stay

An oasis in the middle of a very busy and chaotic city.

Good dinner.

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Mr & Mrs D from Winchester
Arrived on: 12-Feb-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Excellent
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Food:
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Facilities:
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Tanzania in the (very) Wet Season

Good morning transfer from airport after a nightmare getting visas!! The hotel was a perfect place to overnight before our onward journey.

In a very tranquil setting yet reasonably close to airport this hotel was staffed by very pleasant and helpful staff.

Our room was good though, perhaps,a little 'tired' but the hotel was undergoing a major makeover so this minor fault is being addressed. The air conditioning had a slight odour but this was also being sorted during the renovations.

We enjoyed a very good meal sitting on the terrace beside the swimming pool

We would definitely use the Southern Sun Dar again.

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Mrs & Mr D - Sydney
Arrived on: 3-Feb-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Terrible
Terrible
Service:
Terrible
Terrible

Southern Sun Dar review

Oh dear, this was a bit of a disaster. They were undertaking major repairs - fair enough, but unfortunately put us in a room in the middle of the renovations which were still going strong at 5pm. It was just banging, more disconcerting was the fact that there was an internal shute for the rubbish which was inside a wall adjacent to our room, so there was some fairly violent rumbling of garbage every couple of minutes. Oh and the room stank - it was musty and awful - no doubt the reason for the renovation.

We zipped over to the Hyatt Regency, had a lovely drink on the roof and then went to a local BBQ restaurant for dinner, so not all was lost.

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MW from Leek
Arrived on: 17-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Excellent
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Facilities:
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Greta overnight stop

We were recommended this hotel by Expert Africa but frankly were able to book a room on line ourselves at a very much reduced cost and Liz Wollen was fine about that.
Very warm welcome ,lovely ambiance ,clean and comfortable . There was a nice shop but not open while we were there .We thought we might have to skip breakfast because of an early start but as the very comprehensive and delicious breakfast starts at 4.30 am there was no problem.

It was a Sunday morning when we left and traffic was minimal so it only took 20 minutes to the domestic airport .It would take much longer on a working day.

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J & M Family - Tyne & Wear
Arrived on: 21-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
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Food:
Good
Good

Overnight stop

Difficult to comment in detail as we were only in the hotel for about 9 hours as an overnight stop.

However the staff were very welcoming with a cold drink, and friendly throughout our visit. The room was comfortable(the bathroom miniature products were very nice).Had a view over Botanical Garden. Breakfast was an interesting & very varied buffet with sweet and savoury options(eggs cooked to order), well presented.

Didn't get an opportunity to use the pool or dining room.

A long way from the airport so had a very early start to get back for our flight-but needed a lot of time due to crazy traffic. Didn't see any hotels any nearer the airport though. Fascinating, "no rules"driving!

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Mr &Mrs M from Ballymena
Arrived on: 17-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Terrible
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Service:
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Food:
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Poor

Southern Sun Dar review

The room was dark, damp and smelled musty. The bed felt damp and cold. I have asthma and I coughed constantly. The carpet was dirty.

I definitely would not recommend this hotel.It was a bad start to our holiday.

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Mr and Ms W. from Geneva
Arrived on: 15-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
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Arrival overnight stop

We stayed at Southern Sun for our first night in Tanzania. We arrived at 10PM and left the next morning at 6.30AM so we did not had time to really look around.

We had a light dinner on the terrace. The food was fine but nothing special.

Good and spacious hotel with comfortable rooms.

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Ms M from Bahrain
Arrived on: 12-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Average
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Facilities:
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Good location, clean hotel, friendly staff

Great location; not far from the sea as well as the museum and other touristy places to check out.

The staff were extremely amicable and our room and the venue quite clean.

Average food at the restaurant, not exactly traditional if that is what you're looking for.

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