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Southern Sun Dar es Salaam

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Exterior
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
In-room safe, desk, free cots/infant beds, free WiFi

Overview of Southern Sun Dar es Salaam

Southern Sun Dar es Salaam

4.0 star property
4-star hotel in Kivukoni with outdoor pool and bar/lounge

8.4/10 Very good

104 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
Map
1 Garden Avenue, PO Box 80022, Dar es Salaam, 0000

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Kivukoni

Getting around

  • Dar es Salaam (DAR-Julius Nyerere Intl.) - 30 min drive
  • Dar Es Salaam Central Station - 22 min walk
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping centre shuttle (surcharge)

Restaurants

  • Retro Cafe - 4 min walk
  • Samaki-Samaki - 5 min walk
  • High Spirit Rooftop Bar - 6 min walk
  • Akemi Revolving Restaurant - 7 min walk
  • Oriental - 9 min walk

About this property

Southern Sun Dar es Salaam

Southern Sun Dar es Salaam is a great choice for a stay in Dar es Salaam. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at Kivulini, one of 2 restaurants, which serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast. This upmarket hotel also features a bar/lounge, a fitness centre and a snack bar/deli. Fellow travellers like the pool and WiFi.

Languages

English, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Check-in

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

Safety measures

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

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 152 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2 PM until midnight
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Children

  • Babysitting*

Pets

  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site valet parking
  • On-site motorhome/coach/lorry parking (fees apply)
  • On-site extended parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking is limited
  • Height restrictions apply for on-site parking

Transfers

  • Ferry terminal shuttle*

Off-site

  • Shopping centre shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast 4:30 AM–11:00 AM on weekdays and 4:30 AM–1:00 PM on weekends
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • BBQs
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Local/corner shop

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Golfing nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting room
  • Computer station
  • Conference centre (516 square feet of space)

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2001
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness centre
  • An outdoor pool

Accessibility

  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord

Languages

  • English
  • Swahili

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Dining

Kivulini – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and only serves breakfast.
Baraza – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Shopping centre shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 1 2021 to March 31 2023 (dates subject to change):
  • One of the dining venues
  • Bar/Lounge(s)
  • Breakfast
  • Business centre
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Fitness facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Meeting facilities
  • Parking area
  • Shuttle services
  • Supervised childcare
  • Swimming pool

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Parking

  • Parking height restrictions apply

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Policies

<p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

Southern Sun Dar es Salaam Hotel
Southern Sun Dar es Salaam
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

Does Southern Sun Dar es Salaam offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Southern Sun Dar es Salaam does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. The swimming pool will be unavailable from September 1 2021 to March 31 2023 (dates subject to change).
Are pets allowed at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam?
Yes, there's free self and valet parking. Parking spaces may be limited. Motorhome/coach/lorry parking is available. The parking area will be unavailable from 1 September 2021 to 31 March 2023 (dates subject to change).
What are the check-in and check-out times at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Southern Sun Dar es Salaam and nearby?
Southern Sun Dar es Salaam has an outdoor pool and a fitness centre, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Southern Sun Dar es Salaam?
Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants, featuring international cuisine. One of the dining venues will be unavailable from 1 September 2021 to 31 March 2023 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Retro Cafe (4-min walk), Samaki-Samaki (5-min walk) and High Spirit Rooftop Bar (6-min walk).
What's the area around Southern Sun Dar es Salaam like?
Southern Sun Dar es Salaam is in Kivukoni, a short 3-minute walk from Julius Nyerere International Conference Centre and 19 minutes' walk from Zanzibar Ferry Terminal. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.

Reviews

8.4

Very good

8.6/10

Cleanliness

8.7/10

Staff & service

8.0/10

Amenities

8.3/10

Property conditions & facilities

Reviews

10/10 Exceptional

very accommodating staff. Great pool and garden. Great bed. Delicious breakfast . Super clean
s., 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very nice area
Excellent hotel and brilliant staff
AMANPREET, 2-night business trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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
David, 2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

5-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Had a wonderful stay Hotel not far from city enjoyed our stay Staff friendly and very helpful
Usha, 3-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Michael, 2-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night business trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

It is closer to the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre
Levers, 6-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Quiet location near work, only disadvantage for tourists would be the pool area doesn’t get much sun at all
11-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Good location and friendly service. Cleanliness is OK. However the hotel is being refurbished in spite of the need for a full renovation. Doesn't comply with a 4 star hotel by Southern Sun. Serious issue with ventilation as the main lobby and restaurant area smell like fish. Corridors and rooms smell fungus, and I had to keep the room window open all the time.
3-night trip
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