Southern Sun Dar

Reviews of Southern Sun Dar

Good(83%) From 179 travellers
Excellent
55
Good
95
Average
27
Poor
2
Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 179 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 Weymouth
Arrived on: 2-Feb-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Food:
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Southern Sun Dar review

Only stayed 1 night - no problems experienced

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Mary from Cornwall
Arrived on: 25-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
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Southern Sun Dar review

Our first night was spent at Southern Sun.

First impressions were how friendly and helpful the Tanzanian people are.

Sadly a rain shower stopped a quick dip in the pool.

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Mrs C. from Horsham
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
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Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
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Food:
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A good stopover hotel for a night

The hotel was friendly, clean and well located for the transfer next day. Breakfast was good

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Mrs C. from Edinburgh
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
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Activities:
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Southern Sun Dar review

As we were only spending one night in Dar the Southere Sun was more than adequate.

It did take a long time to reach the hotel due to road works so a hotel closer to the airport would be better if the traffic problems continue

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Mr & Mrs B from Belfast
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
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Good hotel for overnight stay

We used this hotel at the start of our trip to Tanzania as the flight times were such that there was the possibility of missing our connection at Dar to the first camp.

It proved to be a good idea as it allowed us a nights rest before starting the safari element of the trip. The hotel was clean, food was reasonable and it fitted the bill perfectly for a one night stay.

The only real issue was the time taken to get from Dar es Salaam International airport to the hotel as the traffic was truly awful, but you can't blame the hotel for that.

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Mr & Mrs F from Harrow
Arrived on: 23-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
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Food:
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Southern Sun Dar - arrival night stay

A good choice for our 1 night stay before heading off to the bush.

Staff friendly and helpful.

Breakfast had lots of good choice.

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Ian G from Wiltshire
Arrived on: 3-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Rooms:
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Food:
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Southern Sun Dar review

Only stayed to recover from journey prior to going on safari. Hotel has good facilities and helpful staff and is in quiet area of Dar.

Went to the botanical gardens next door and was approached by a man who had 'worked there for 20 years' who insisted on showing us around. Naïvely agreed and it turned out he was just after a 'tip'.

We walked around Dar as a couple and it is not a tourist destination. That said while we were the subject of some curiosity we were not hassled in anyway.

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Mrs T from Andover
Arrived on: 1-Feb-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Convenient comfortable hotel

Only stayed here one night before embarking on our safari adventure, nothing wrong at all, nice helpful staff clean tidy rooms and great food. I would stay here again for one or two nights no problem.

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Doctors from Sheffield
Arrived on: 13-Jan-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Average
Food:
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Southern Sun Dar review

Fine. Served the function perfectly well of an overnight/day stop on arrival and before departure

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Mr & Mrs S from Wiltshire
Arrived on: 28-Dec-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Good
Rooms:
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Service:
Average
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Food:
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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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