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Southern Sun Dar es Salaam

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Exterior
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

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

Property highlights

  • 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

  • Julius Nyerere Intl. Airport (DAR) - 26 min drive
  • Dar Es Salaam Central Station - 22 min walk
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping center 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 upscale hotel also features a bar/lounge, a fitness center, and a snack bar/deli. Fellow travelers like the pool and WiFi.

Languages

English, Swahili

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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 152 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 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 onsite self parking
  • Free onsite valet parking
  • Onsite RV/bus/truck parking (fees apply)
  • Onsite extended parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

Transfers

  • Ferry terminal shuttle*

Offsite

  • Shopping center shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 4:30 AM–11:00 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Grocery/convenience store

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Golfing nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Computer station
  • Conference center (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 center
  • An outdoor pool

Accessibility

  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counter/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 crib/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage

Freshen up

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

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Dining

Kivulini - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast only.
Baraza - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Shopping center shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from January 5 2022 to December 31 2022 (dates subject to change).
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 center
  • 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 sanitizer.

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

Policies

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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

Is Southern Sun Dar es Salaam currently open?
This property is closed from January 5 2022 to December 31 2022 (dates subject to change). The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 1 2021 to March 31 2023 (dates subject to change):
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast
  • Business center
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Fitness facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Meeting facilities
  • Shuttle services
  • Supervised childcare
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 to 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 sanitizer, 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 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 spots may be limited. RV/bus/truck parking is available. The parking area will be unavailable from September 1 2021 to March 31 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 check-in 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 center, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Southern Sun Dar es Salaam?
Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring international cuisine. One of the dining venues will be unavailable from September 1 2021 to March 31 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 19-minute walk from Zanzibar Ferry Terminal and 3 minutes' walk from Julius Nyerere International Conference Centre. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.

Overall score and ratings

8,4

Very good

8,6/10

Cleanliness

8,7/10

Staff & service

8,0/10

Amenities

8,3/10

Property conditions & facilities

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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