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Southern Sun Bloemfontein

Cnr. Nelson Mandela and Melville Drive Brandwag, Bloemfontein 9301 South Africa
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R 2 097
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This Southern Sun Hotel offers the same level of comfort and service excellence that you have come to expect from the group and is situated in the perfect location to enjoy all of Bloemfontein’s attractions. The Cape Dutch architecture is in-keeping with the town and offers a unique take on conventional hotels. Designed with relaxation and convenience in mind, the hotel offers a home away from home with the added benefit of excellent service.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Concierge
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air purifier
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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Mid-range
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu

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Cnr. Nelson Mandela and Melville Drive Brandwag, Bloemfontein 9301 South Africa
Southern Sun Bloemfontein
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Apath wrote a review Jun 2023
South Africa54 contributions17 helpful votes
It is decent enough for business. The Wifi was not working . What a pity. Next to a mall. The location is good . Not far from the airport . Furniture is dated. The room was clean. Had a problem with a light not working and it was attended to . Staff were friendly. Breakfast reasonably good.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Kered wrote a review Mar 2023
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As the logistics manager for an international sports team, I've been delighted with my 4th stay at Southern Sun Bloemfontein and am looking forward to a further 3 week visit with our 25-strong team in 2024. The team is comfortable, happy and well rested here and the hotel can accommodate such large groups without overwhelming the facilities or other guests. Excellent and flexible response to any requests from the team - thank you.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Jeremy L wrote a review Mar 2023
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Brilliant Staff, great venue and no apparent load shedding! This is the sixth time I’ve stayed here over the last 20 years. Excellent in all areas and won’t stay anywhere else. Looking forward to visiting next year. Thank you.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Sightseer621682 wrote a review Mar 2023
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Stayed for two weeks. Great hotel, clean, excellent food, bar, outdoor area and swimming pool. Very friendly and helpful staff. Good location also with connection into shopping centre. Will be returning.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Whizzybill wrote a review Mar 2023
Eastbourne, United Kingdom51 contributions14 helpful votes
As excellent as it was when I was last there in 2017. First class facility with friendly staff, very accommodating and in a good location in easy reach of some good restaurants and attached to the Mimosa Mall, which is good for essentials and has a few reasonable places to eat as well. The pool is well-maintained and very welcome.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Room Tip: Breakfast service is particularly good.
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Karen wrote a review Mar 2023
Woking, United Kingdom14 contributions4 helpful votes
An absolutely fantastic stay - the hotel allocated me an accessible room at the front of the hotel as requested (as I have mobility issues) so easy to get to the restaurant. Breakfast was amazing - lots of choice and lots of it. The housekeeping staff were excellent - wish I could make beds like that! All the staff were smiling and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The staff even provided an extra desk so I could work more easily. There was a tree outside our room which was full of birds in the morning and late afternoon with a couple of resident Hadedas keeping the grass free of worms. Only thing which would help in an accessible room would be textured tiles on the bathroom floor as it could be slippy when wet - not a problem but maybe worth looking into next time the room is decorated. Definitely the best hotel in Bloemfontein and we will be back (next years stay already booked!) Please can we have the same room as it was so good! Thank you to everyone at the hotel for a brilliant time.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Alma N wrote a review Mar 2023
Roodepoort8 contributions5 helpful votes
Starting with rooms not being ready at 14:00 which is check-in time, no refreshments offered while you wait. No mini-bar fridge in the room, apparently they don't have enough for each room to have one, so you must improvise with an ice bucket. Only 1 bottle of 300ml still water provided per day. Day 2, housekeeping didn't replace the used hand towels...still no fridge available. Day 3, by 13:20 the room had not been cleaned by housekeeping...still no fridge, reported all issues to duty manager in order for hotel to redeem itself. Day 4, by 12:56 the room had not been cleaned by housekeeping, and informed same manager...by 14:57 housekeeping still did not bring fresh towels and maintenance walked past my room to move a fridge to another room - alas I only get an ice bucket again. Never has Southern Sun ever let me down this much. The only redemption is their chefs and evening waiting staff. If I wasn't booked to stay here by my employer for work, I would have demanded a refund and checked into another hotel.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Book anywhere else...but if you must, bring enough water and don't expect your room to be ready...
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Faedah wrote a review Jan 2023
Cape Town, South Africa176 contributions55 helpful votes
The hotel has great infrastructure. Nice pool and lovely garden settings with direct access to the garden if your room is located on the ground floor. Some recommended improvements would be add two point plugs and USB ports to charge devices. Breakfast was average but was good enough for the family. Overall great stay for one night. Tip: try and book room on the ground floor
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Try and book room on the ground floor
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VonVintlo wrote a review Dec 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa193 contributions90 helpful votes
The hotel is old and probably requires a revamp. Furthermore, the layout is very strange, ie its built in a circular shape. We had to walk far to access our room, and climb stairs. The aircon in the room is very noisy, and should be replaced with quieter models. The wifi is ok. Room is spacious, but carpets require replacing. The bathroom only had a shower ie no bath. The only highlight was the breakfast which really was exceptional
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Sybil Gray wrote a review Nov 2022
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My husband and myself went for a drink at the lobby,people come into the hotel with cooler boxes full of alcahol and drink it in the garden of the hotel. Also got rouwdy in the bar area with each other.Would not go back again.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Southern Sun Bloemfontein
Which popular attractions are close to Southern Sun Bloemfontein?
Nearby attractions include Vodacom Park (0.8 km), Gallery on Leviseur (1.0 km), and Mimosa Mall (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Southern Sun Bloemfontein?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Southern Sun Bloemfontein?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Southern Sun Bloemfontein?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Southern Sun Bloemfontein?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Southern Sun Bloemfontein?
Conveniently located restaurants include New York Restaurant, Bella Casa, and 59Plenty.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Southern Sun Bloemfontein?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Southern Sun Bloemfontein have airport transportation?
Yes, Southern Sun Bloemfontein offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Southern Sun Bloemfontein?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Southern Sun Bloemfontein offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Southern Sun Bloemfontein?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, Zulu, and Xhosa.