Southern Sun Dar Es Salaam

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

80022 Garden Avenue, (Formerly Holiday Inn), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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Southern Sun Dar es Salaam
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Satisfaction Excellent
Very Good

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 70% more than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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  • Families86
  • Couples91
  • Solo95
  • Business87
  • artvandaly's Profile Photo

    Luxury Holiday Inn?!?!


    Luxury as compared to a Holiday Inn in the US. After a month of camping and hiking this was a true oasis of comfort. The perfect place to clean up and get some western style food before the 30 hours of travel to get home. Its expensive but worth it if you can afford it. Highly recommend. The staff and food are great and they have the nicest cleanest rooms with great showers. Very safe.

    Directions: Near all the embassies and close to the ferry dock to Zanzibar.

  • sugardutchie's Profile Photo

    Centrally located high quality hotel


    We recently spent two nights at the Holiday Inn, Dar Es Salaam, our first and last night in Tanzania. The hotel is of a very high standard, nice clean and comfortable rooms (particularly the bed after a long flight), and how nice to have a bath and relax after the flight too. The bar and restaurant have a good atmosphere, the menu offers a large choice of good food. Breakfast has a great offering and is quite easy to eat too much! There is a pool, although we didn't make use of it, it is small but certainly would do the job to cool down and relax.
    The staff, particularly concierge, are very friendly and helpful, all speak great english, but are more than willing to teach you a few words in swahili.

  • Kentigern's Profile Photo

    Best Quality Hotel in Dar


    I have been visiting Dar Es Salaam on a very regular basis for over seven years for business and pleasure.

    Although the Holiday Inn is pricey (around $120), it is the best value quality hotel in Dar.

    In the other >$100 hotels, you always feel ripped off but in the Holiday Inn, the employees are fantastic.

    Each worker is an individual who will be more than happy to sincerely chat to you and give you advice on Dar.

    The pool is crap, so if you are looking for a bit of swimming I would avoid it. However, if you are just needing a stopover and are willing to pay that level of fees for a room, then Holiday Inn is the place for you.

    Unique Quality: Great atmosphere, Internet Cafe (TSh2000/30 minutes), good bar (a bit pricey compared to the local bars but so are all the quality hotels), Restaurant has a wide variety of western and swahili foods).

    I would say that the views are not as good as other quality hotels.

    Directions: It is in the centre of town just off Shabaan Robert Street. Every taxi driver will know it.

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by Franklennrocha


My Hotel is Holiday Inn , Dar es Salaam

new diplomatc mission USA , Plot 140 , Rd. off Kinondonu Road.

I fly to Ethiopia in Ethiopian Airlines..


Tanzania IPA: [t├Žnzəˈniə],[1] officially the United Republic of Tanzania (Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania in Swahili), is a country in East Africa. It is bordered by Kenya and Uganda on the north, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the west, and Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique on the south. To the east it borders the Indian Ocean.

The country is named after Tanganyika, its mainland part, and the Zanzibar islands off its east coast. Tanganyika united with Zanzibar in 1964, forming the "United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar", which later the same year was renamed the "United Republic of Tanzania".[2]

In 1996, government offices were transferred from Dar es Salaam to Dodoma, making Dodoma the country's political capital. Dar es Salaam remains as the principal commercial city.[2][3]

"History ..."

In 1979, Tanzania declared war on Uganda after Uganda invaded and tried to annex the northern Tanzanian province of Kagera. Tanzania not only expelled Ugandan forces, but, enlisting the country's population of Ugandan exiles, also invaded Uganda itself. On April 11, 1979, Idi Amin was forced to quit the capital, Kampala. The Tanzanian army took the city with the help of the Ugandan and Rwandan guerrillas. Amin fled into exile.[1]

Nyerere handed over power to Ali Hassan Mwinyi in 1985, but retained control of the ruling party, Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM), as Chairman until 1990, when he handed that responsibility to Mwinyi. In October 1995, one-party rule came to an end when Tanzania held its first ever multi-party election. However, CCM comfortably won the elections and its candidate Benjamin Mkapa was subsequently sworn in as the new president of the United Republic of Tanzania on 23 November 1995. In December 2005, Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete was elected the 4th president for a five-year term.

One of the deadly 1998 U.S. embassy bombings occurred in Dar es Salaam; the other was in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2004, the undersea earthquake on the other side of the Indian ocean caused tidal surges along Tanzania's coastline in which 11 people were killed. An oil tanker also temporarily ran aground in the Dar es Salaam harbor, damaging an oil pipeline.


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 Southern Sun Dar Es Salaam

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Address: 80022 Garden Avenue, (Formerly Holiday Inn), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania