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Hotel Description

4-star hotel in Kivukoni

City center stay

With a stay at this Kivukoni hotel, you'll be 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 half a mile (1 km).

Multiple dining options

This hotel features 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and airport shuttle. Relax with a drink at the bar/lounge and enjoy free perks like full breakfast and valet parking.

Free WiFi, satellite TV

The 152 guestrooms have TVs with satellite channels and offer free WiFi and 24-hour room service. Other amenities include separate bathtubs and showers, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers.

Executive Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Southern Sun Dar es Salaam ratings based on 1 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
1.0 out of 5 1.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 2.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 1.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 1.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 0.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Southern Sun Dar es Salaam

1 out of 5

Hotel

the hotel stunk and the service was horrible

Posted by on Mar 10, 2008

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About the Southern Sun Dar es Salaam

Location 1 Garden Avenue, Dar es Salaam, 0000

Renovations + Closures

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

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 1 2021 to April 1 2022 (dates subject to change):

  • Bar/Lounge(s)
  • Breakfast
  • Business center
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Meeting facilities
  • Parking area
  • Shuttle services
  • Supervised childcare
  • Swimming pool

Property Features

Southern Sun Dar es Salaam offers its guests an outdoor pool and a fitness center. There are 2 restaurants on site, as well as a snack bar/deli and a grocery/convenience store. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a business center, a meeting room, and limo/town car service. Event space at this hotel measures 516 square feet (48 square meters) and includes a conference center. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills are also featured at the business-friendly Southern Sun Dar es Salaam. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a ferry terminal shuttle are available for a fee. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The property offers extended parking privileges. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Dar es Salaam hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 152 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 516 sq ft of conference space
  • 48 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2001
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Bar or lounge
  • Deli
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Convenience store
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free valet parking , RV, bus, truck parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Julius Nyerere Intl. Airport (DAR) (11.9 km / 7.4 mi)
  • Train station: Dar Es Salaam Central Station (1.8 km / 1.1 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle, ferry terminal shuttle, and shopping center shuttle
  • Parking: Free valet parking and self parking

Room Amenities

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.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

Guests are served free full breakfast on weekdays from 4:30 AM to 11:00 AM and on weekends from 4:30 AM to 1:00 PM.

Kivulini - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast only.

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

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

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

  • Golfing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. 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.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

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

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Dar es Salaam Southern Sun
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You should know

  • Southern Sun Dar es Salaam offers transfers from the ferry terminal and airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 72 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.