Overview of Southern Sun Dar es Salaam

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Interior Entrance
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
In-room safe, desk, free cribs/infant beds, free WiFi

4.2/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationDar es Salaam Botanical Gardens3 min walk
    Popular LocationNational Museum of Tanzania5 min walk
    Popular LocationAtiman House16 min walk
    AirportDar es Salaam (DAR-Julius Nyerere Intl.)11 min drive
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  • Executive Room

    Room amenities

    • 431 sq ft
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsExecutive Room
  • Standard Room

    Room amenities

    • 366 sq ft
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsStandard Room

About this area

Dar es Salaam

Located in Dar es Salaam, Southern Sun Dar es Salaam is in the city center and near the beach. Zanzibar Ferry Terminal and Port of Dar es Salaam are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Dar es Salaam Botanical Gardens and Kijiji Beach. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing.
Visit our Dar es Salaam travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Dar es Salaam Botanical Gardens - 3 min walk
  • National Museum of Tanzania - 5 min walk
  • Kivukoni Fish Market - 16 min walk
  • Atiman House - 16 min walk
  • Zanzibar Ferry Terminal - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Dar Es Salaam Central Station - 7 min drive
  • AirportJulius Nyerere Intl. Airport (DAR) - 11 min drive


  • Kivulini — 1 min walk
  • Baraza — 1 min walk
  • Retro Cafe — 4 min walk
  • High Spirit Rooftop Bar — 6 min walk
  • Akemi Revolving Restaurant — 7 min walk

About this property

Southern Sun Dar es Salaam

4-star Dar es Salaam hotel in Kivukoni with 2 restaurants
This hotel features 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Free weekday breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free valet parking are also provided. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, a conference center, and coffee/tea in a common area. All 152 rooms offer free WiFi, 24-hour room service, and TVs with satellite channels. Separate bathtubs and showers, coffee makers, and free newspapers are among the other amenities available to guests.
Southern Sun Dar es Salaam offers 152 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in September 2016.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • Free valet parking
  • Extended parking
  • RV/bus/truck parking
  • Limited parking spaces
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Limo/town car service
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available 4:30 AM–11:00 AM on weekdays and 4:30 AM–1:00 PM on weekends
  • 2 restaurants
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool


  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Grocery/convenience store

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Swahili

Business services

  • 1 meeting room
  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Conference center (516 square feet of space)


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height counter and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Renovated guestrooms - September 2016
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Linens


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Towels


  • Satellite channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • In-room massage
  • Phone
  • Safe



Check-in from 2 PM - midnight
Express check-in


Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from March 26 2020 to March 31 2021 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.50 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 35.40 per vehicle (one way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal and airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Parking height restrictions apply

Property is also known as

Dar es Salaam Southern Sun
Southern Sun Dar es Salaam
Southern Sun Hotel Dar es Salaam
Southern Sun Dar es Salaam Hotel
Southern Sun Dar es Salaam Hotel
Southern Sun Dar es Salaam Dar es Salaam
Southern Sun Dar es Salaam Hotel Dar es Salaam

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and receive a full refund?
Yes, Southern Sun Dar es Salaam offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Southern Sun Dar es Salaam have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Southern Sun Dar es Salaam pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam?
Self parking and valet parking are free at this property.
What time is check-in at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam?
Check-in is from 2 PM - midnight.
What time is check-out at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Does Southern Sun Dar es Salaam provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of USD 35.40 per vehicle applies.
Where is Southern Sun Dar es Salaam located?
Located in Kivukoni, this hotel is steps from Dar es Salaam Botanical Gardens and Julius Nyerere International Conference Centre. National Museum of Tanzania and Dar es Salaam International Conference Centre are also within 10 minutes. Dar Es Salaam Central Station is 22 minutes by foot.
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
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very accommodating staff. Great pool and garden. Great bed. Delicious breakfast . Super clean
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler
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Very nice area
Excellent hotel and brilliant staff
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler
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They welcome you during check in with a bottle of cold water. Breakfast is excellent and includes fresh coconut juice as well as other standard items. Very nice veranda for informal meetings near the pool. Pick up and drop from airport was very efficient. The park next door is an amazing place - must be enjoyed. Altogether a relaxing and efficient stay
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

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Had a wonderful stay Hotel not far from city enjoyed our stay Staff friendly and very helpful
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

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