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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 92 hotels in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2009

Located in a safe area of Nairobi, lots of history (used to be called Mayfair), visited it a lot during my six months stay in Nairobi in 2007. Great sun downers too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2009

Its a nice place to hold conferences.... and very conformtable

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Camberley UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2009

We stayed just the one night after landing in Nairobi the roads to the hotel are terrible especially in the dark! However, we found the hotel spacious, nicely laid out with attractive garden/Pool area you over looked having breakfast which was a good spread. I would happily stay here again. The hotel had secure parking and restaurant attached (we did... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2009

I had a pleasant stay at Holiday Inn. The hotel staff provided good service and I felt both welcome and at ease with their professional attitude. Very good and friendly staff in the reception - except for the one which managed to spoil the whole experience. -If you insist I will of course pay for the rest of the laundry,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2009

We stayed here for one night in late September 2009 and had a day room in early October. Kuoni and The Travel Collection use this hotel as the start and finish points for their safaris. The hotel has two restaurants, a bar, a business area and a small shop. The rooms were clean and a decent size; on our second... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2009

We stayed at the Holiday Inn on the first day of our holiday before setting out on safari. We’d expected this to just be a city hotel, but found the surroundings much more spacious, with beautiful gardens and a lovely pool. The room was pleasant with all the facilities you would want. The Golden Spur Restaurant had beautiful steak, which... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2009

Having stayed in Holiday Inns in the UK I thought I knew what to expect, but this was a whole league above and beyond! There is a choice of two restaurants, one by the main reception and another by one of the two pools. We tried both and found the food to be very good indeed. The staff are friendly... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2009

Unlike other Holiday Inns I've been to, this one has character. The gardens are beautiful and a great escape from the pollution in the city. The restaurant menu was uninspiring but it's not far by taxi to city centre eateries. A relaxing place to break our journey between safari and Zanzibar. The powerful shower was much appreciated!

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2009

We stayed here on arrival from England before setting out on our safari. The room was good, the grounds beautiful, the staff very friendly and the food great. We had breakfast in the "posh" restaurant at 6.30am and it was adequate as we didn't feel like eating much anyway. We really liked the buffallo grill, which was where we ate... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2009

We stayed here for a one night stopover before our safai began. We arrived at 10am and our room was ready for an early check in. Reception staff were friendly and efficient. After a recovery sleep we had lunch at the pool side restaurant where the lunchtime menu had a reasonable amount of choice. The meals were fine but basic... More

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Also Known As:
Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi Hotel
Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi Hotel Nairobi
Holiday Inn Nairobi
Nairobi Holiday Inn
Address: Cnr. Parklands Road & Msapo Close, Parklands | PO Box 66807, Nairobi 00800, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Nairobi
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
Hotel Style:
#13 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
#14 Family Hotel in Nairobi
#18 Business Hotel in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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