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Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Cnr. Parklands Road & Msapo Close, Parklands | PO Box 66807, Nairobi 00800, Kenya
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my first time ever to Africa. Was on a business trip and therefore stayed in Sun Mayfair for a week. Overall a great experience, specially the staff, so helpful, friendly and warm. I was trying to get larger room for myself and since I couldn’t find the room size I was looking for they upgraded me to the... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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222 hotel reviews
245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a two night stay in the Southern Sun Mayfair, located in a suburb about 7 km N of the city centre and thus a good base for visiting the national park. The hotel is a low-rise quiet oasis with well kept gardens and outdoor dining overlooking its pleasant pool. Our room and bathroom were not ‘luxurious’ but they... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only had a day room as we were enroute to London from The Mara Safari. The food was excellent and so was the helpfulness and politeness of the staff. Rooms were clean but simple. However, I found this hotel is more catered for business or very short stay than long term. Nevertheless, I would choice this hotel again as... More

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for one night on our way to the Masaai Mara in August 2013. We have arranged to stay here again on our next safari adventure, August 2015. It is very nice and comfortable, the people are very friendly and courteous and the atmosphere was very pleasant. We ordered room service when we arrived, and had breakfast the... More

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nairobi
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love it, Great hospitality and good food. Reception wait of about ten minutes...that's good but why not make it even 5 minutes if you can. Thanks. I am sure I will come over next time and also recommend to my friends.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started and ended our safari holiday here and loved this hotel. You cannot really compare city hotels with safari lodges as a city hotel is bound to lack the atmosphere of a safari lodge but has the potential for better facilities. That said, this was possibly our favourite hotel of the holiday. Rooms were good- spacious with comfy beds,... More

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we pulled up to the front doors of this place we knew it was going to be great. The building itself is beautiful and the staff are very warm and friendly. The grounds are beautifully maintained and the food is delicious. We took our meals out by the pool in the centre of the property and we... More

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Pemba Mozambique
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I received first class service and will be in a position to recommend the Hotel to my colleagues. The Hotel environment was very welcoming and one felt like he/she was in the country side full of fresh air, thanks to the natural trees that the Hotel management has maintained.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Southern Sun Mayfair is located in Westlands which is a good choice for business travellers due to its location. Plan a 1.5-2hrs trip to airport though during peak hours , Check-in/checkout services are very efficient and staff friendly. Rooms are average but overall good value for money..

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Marrakech, Morocco
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7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This hotel should be in the top 10 mostly because of its atmosphere: Staff is great, friendly and attentive, food is excellent and so is the breakfast buffet. The Management is omnipresent and helpful. The rooms are not crazy but it is a good value for money - nice beds very comfortable. I think after the friendliness and food my... More

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Address: Cnr. Parklands Road & Msapo Close, Parklands | PO Box 66807, Nairobi 00800, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi 3.5*
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Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi Hotel Nairobi
Holiday Inn Nairobi
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#11 Family Hotel in Nairobi #14 Business Hotel in Nairobi
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SOUTHERN SUN MAYFAIR IS ONE OF NAIROBI'S BEST KNOWN LANDMARKS THAT FIRST ENJOYED ITS HEYDAY IN 1940'S COLONIAL KENYA. IT HAS BEEN EXTENSIVELY REFURBISHED TO PROVIDE MODERN FACILITIES, YET RETAINS THE UNDERSTATED CHARM AND ELEGANCE OF YESTERYEAR. THE HOTEL IS SITUATED CLOSE TO THE CITY CENTRE AND ONLY 20KM FROM JOMO KENYATTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. WE WELCOME GUESTS TO EXPERIENCE THE TRADITIONAL WARMTH AND HOSPITALITY FOR WHICH BOTH KENYA AND SOUTHERN SUN ARE RENOWNED. ... more   less 
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