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Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi

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Cnr. Parklands Road & Msapo Close, Parklands | PO Box 66807, Nairobi 00800, Kenya
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cork, Ireland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

An excellent hotel in the middle of Nairobi. As a businessman, I need a hotel that is clean, efficient and I am comfortable in. There are probably better hotels but you will pay more for them than they are really worth. I don't feel this about the Southern Sun. This is the second time I have stayed here and I... More 

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Westmount, Canada
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53 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

The highlight is the setting; with gardens, greenery, swimming, and a nice gated escape from the busy streets. My room was clean and fine, but nothing special. I had an air conditioner, but check that your room will have one when you reserve (apparently not all rooms have AC). Breakfast was a very good buffet. The fitness centre was quite... More 

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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23 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Arrived at the Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel after a very exciting drive through busy Nairobi at 5pm on a Friday Night - an amazing (though nerving) experience. Check-in was effortless and we were led to and shown around our room. The room was very pleasant, nice view of the gardens, we laid out, air-conditioned, great bathroom, TV, ceiling fan and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

I stayed here for 2 nights. The first night was great no issues..Good breakfast and very large variety of items.I was to check out on sunday morning to catch an international flight. Had my breakfast which is served till 11am on weekends went back to my room and into the shower. This is when the problems started. In the middle... More 

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London
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We stayed here for just three days prior to a safari. It definately has a transit hotel feel to it. It's very pretty to look at, the grounds are nice and the rooms a good size and faacilities all there. The rooms are single glazed and we were unfortunate to be on the main pathway (315), we didn't realise the... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Given Nairobi's shortage of reasonably rate comfortable rooms, I would rate this hotel as 'fair'. Small but clean, quiet and comfortable rooms. Pool is small and the water cold. Food was great and reasonably priced.

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Amersham
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

I travel a great deal with my work and have the pleasure (?) to stay in many hotels - mainly for business purposes. Plusses/Minuses: The hotel has a good location and is generally quiet, although if you take a room adjacent to the fish pond beware - at night the noise from the 'frog chorus' is deafening! We were there... More 

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Hobart
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

According to the printed hotel blurb in the rooms, the hotel has gone through a few lives since originally opening in the 1940's and for a while operating as a private university. The note from the GM on arrival acknowledges that the rooms are undergoing refurbishment and whilst they are clean and comfortable there is still work to be done.... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

while the grounds and buildings are absolutely beautiful and a great introduction to Nairobi if its your first time, the rooms and the business services are lacking-including the internet connectivity and this has been the case the past few times I have stayed there. It is one of the few kid friendly hotels in Nairobi that is still within walking... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

My wife and I spent one night at this hotel at the beginning of our honeymoon. We were looking for a good nights rest before a safari trip but ended up not sleeping much at all. The hotel grounds were beautiful and the staff were very kind. We were shown to our room and that's where the disappointment started. The... More 

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