Ratings based on 35 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 out of 5
88% of guests recommend
4.1 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Hotel and staff were excellent.

Posted Apr 11, 2016
Pros: Excellent service, friendly staff and reliable and fast wi-fi.
Cons: No improvements required.
Location: Located near to malls and various banks, shops, etc. Really good location.
The hotel staff are very friendly and accommodating and always makes one feel welcome.
5 out of 5
by Carlos from Barcelona

Posted Jan 22, 2016 on Hotels
Después de 5 semanas de viaje por África, el personal y las comodidades del hotel fueron un broche de oro.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 9, 2016 by allen, Hotel Management
carlos gracias por la hermosa retroalimentación. estamos encantados de que haya disfrutado de su estancia con nosotros. estamos deseando darle la bienvenida de nuevo en un futuro próximo. usando el traductor de Google
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Las Vegas

Quiet friendly clean very modern hotel

Posted Jan 3, 2016
Very nice new lovely lobby and extra friendly staff. Room excellent new very clean and beautiful setting garden in back. Area is not safe to walk around in at night. Not much to do right there except stay in the hotel but vety close tp downtown and close to the ocean but again nothing to see or really do at the ocean there?
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 6, 2016 by Allen Saitoti , Hotel Management
Good day Scott, thank you for taking your time to write feedback about your stay. i would also like to inform you that we have begun a refurb programme to upgrade our bedrooms so hopefully on your next visit we can allocate you to these. Allen Saitoti allen.saitoti@tsogosun.com
1 out of 5
by Amir

Posted Dec 22, 2015 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 9, 2016 by allen, Hotel Management
Good afternoon Amir, greetings from southern sun Dar es salaam. i have noticed the low rating in reference to your previous stay with us. please do share with me where you saw we went wrong to ensure that your next visit we meet all your expectations. you might also want to know that we have embarked on a room refurbishment project in all our bed rooms to give them a more modern look and feel.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Nov 25, 2015
comfortable respite from the chaos of the city - easy walking distace to the National museum and cathedrals, short taxi ride to other sites
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Lite slitet men helt ok

Posted Oct 23, 2015 on Hotels
Hotellet har en trevlig innegård med restaurang och pool. Poolen ligger dock lite för nära restaurangen och det känns lite som man bada r bland middags- lunchgästerna. Maten och frukosten väldigt god. Rummen lite slitna men helt ok.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 9, 2016 by allen, Hotel Management
good day Tack för dina synpunkter och hjälper dig planera din resa. Vi har påbörjat vår sovrum renovering projektet och hoppas på att slutföras i juni 2016. Det kommer att bli vårt nöje att vara värd för dig inom en snar framtid.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Canada

Excellent 4* class Hotel, well located

Posted Oct 6, 2015
Pros: everything
Cons: The restaurant personnel should be have a less agressive approach to serve you more of everything
Location: Excellent location, not far from city utilities
I had all the services expoected from a 4 stars class hotel, and more. size of the room, Service, cleanliness, equipment, choice of meals for breeakfast and a good restaurant. One thing though, restaurant personnel wants to clean your my too fast and serve you more drinks. Kind of pressure sales I dont like.
4 out of 5
by Runa from Göteborg

Business hotel

Posted Sep 24, 2015 on Hotels
A beautiful hotel in downtown Dar in an area full of embassies. So if you have business there, a perfect location. Otherwise this is a fairly dead area over weekends. It is close to the coast but no seaview. Also close to ferry for zanzibar. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Room was not that big but w enough space for a comfortable double bed, a desk, an armchair, a cupboard and a suitcase stand. Bathroom w both a bathtub and a shower. Complimentary products. (Hair dryer hidden in a drawer in the room.) Room towards the pool was very quiet. But I heard there is a party rental place to close that might play sone loud music in the early evenings. I also saw a room facing the parking, which had two big beds otherwise it looked equally nice. Breakfast was plentiful w a buffe as well as eggs to order. Milk, yoghurt, cereals, fruit, sausages, bacon, bread, cheese, salmon, juice, tea, coffee etc. Inside AC seating or at the outside overlooking the pool/garden area. The pool was situated in the small beautiful backside garden area. Not so big but enough for a cooling swim. Dinner in the evening close to pool area on ground floor was good. My tuna was ok but a bit dull. They also have a business center that helped me to buy a ticket for the zanzibar ferry for a fee of 5$.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 9, 2016 by allen, Hotel Management
hello Runa, thank you for the lovely and detailed feedback. our new chef jimmy will be more than willing to make-up to the tuna meal you had on your next visit. i would also like to mention that we have begun an exciting project to refurbish all our bedrooms. this will be completed in June 2016 with a bright and modern look.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Bra jobb hotell!

Posted Sep 21, 2015 on Hotels
Southern sun är en jättebra hotell om man är i Dar för jobb och vill vara nära centrumet. Själva hotellet är fint och fräscht och har även ett gymm som funkar fint. Frukosten är jättebra och wi fi fungerar toppen. Enda som är dåligt är ljudisoleringen, så när du bokar be om ett rum på den tysta sidan. Annars riskerar man swahili disco på rummet till sena timmar.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 9, 2016 by allen, Hotel Management
bra dag och tack för feedback. Vi har ett nära samarbete med miljö kommissionen att minska partymusiken nivåer från närliggande platser. Vi har även börjat att renovera ditt sovrum och juni 2016 alla rum kommer att slutföras
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Eskisehir, Turkey

Dar Southern Sun

Posted Sep 20, 2015
When I checked in, I was invited to a house party which I was told that it has been going on every Wednesday. That was really a nice taken very seriously by the hotel staff. Thanks the hotel manegement for keeping up this hotel cheerful. The rest is usual Southern Sun treat meeting travellers' expectations.