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Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Cnr. Parklands Road & Msapo Close, Parklands | PO Box 66807, Nairobi 00800, Kenya
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Ranked #21 of 96 hotels in Nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2011
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2011

As usual the service, friendliness and efficiency of the staff at this hotel is the winning aspect. However, it's ambiance, service, enviroment and comfort also make for a very enjoyable stay.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2011

Stayed at this hotel for a business meeting with 60 other colleagues. Excellent facilities. Friendly staff. All requirements met promptly. Comfortable rooms. Reasonable price. Good choice of food. Would thoroughly recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2011

During the month of February I had the pleasure of staying at the Southern Sun three times. Evrything was just right - the room service, the restaurants, the pools, the business centre, the car parking and the front desk but above all, it was the quality of friendly service. I shall certainly stay there again, the next time I am... More

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Borehamwood
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36 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2011

Stayed 9 nights on buisiness and ony the Naironi traffic caused concern. The Hotel was very good, staff, food,, facilities staf, all very acceptable. Thre were no issues for any of us. The rooms were roomy (UK plugs) and the bathroom fine. Plenty of choice for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The gym is well equiped, the pool 'fresh' and clean.... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2011

Actually I stayed only 2 nights in Holiday Inn,the name the hotelused to have,therefore I can only say that the location is a little bit far for a business traveller, when you consider the heavy traffic in Nairobi.And if you are there for leisure or your schedule is a little bit loose,than it is great to sleep and wake up... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2011

We stayed at the Southern Sun for one night before our safari in the Masai Mara. We found the quality of the rooms to be bad (frayed carpet, old furniture etc.), and they are extremely small - we needed to put an extra bed in one of them (cost a lot extra) and they had to search the hotel to... More

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UK
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2010

stayed one night at end of tour - poor quality rooms, need improvement. Breakfast cold - poor service and not as expected

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Arab Times - Kuwait
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2010

We were staying for one night at this hotel on our way back to Kuwait after excellent Masai Mara experience. To get to the hotel from domestic Airport and back to International Airport is real hell. Traffic in Nairobi really puts you off. Hopefully in next 2-3 yrs things should change as lot of Chinese constructions going on along the... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2010

Stayed as first night on the wonderful Kuoni Leopard Safari. Clean comfortable safe with the best food we had in Kenya.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2010

I stayed in this hotel for 1 day. I paid 215USD ( company negotiated rates) for a small room. its built like a resort. breakfast is good. My room didn't have AC. location is good. staff is friendly. They have gym, pool, saloon and casino in house. they also have some children park but I was not able to check... 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:4 star — Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi 4*
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Also Known As:
Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi Hotel Nairobi
Holiday Inn Nairobi
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Amenities

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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#10 Family Hotel in Nairobi #14 Business Hotel in Nairobi #14 Luxury 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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