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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2010
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2010

I spent two weeks in Nairobi and area in March 2009. I stayed at budget hotels most of the time, of course to save money. 5 star hotels in Nairobi tend to be very expensive and there aren't many 4 star hotels. On my last night I decided to upgrade and after some research, decided on the Holiday Inn, Nairobi.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2010

Low rise hotel built in two sections; I stayed in a room facing the main pool and restaurant. My sleep was disturbed by the pump going on and off all night - extremely irritating. Problem stopped after I had talked to the reception. No air con, but roof fan. Bath room quite simple but OK. Pool quite cold and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2010

Good standard of hotel located close to the city centre and airport. Pool, gym, sauna and steam room plus wi-fi. Friendly staff, great breakfasts and nice size rooms. Great location to go exploring and amenities. Would definitlely recommend.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2010

This hotel is far from both the city center and the airport, so I'm not sure why our package landed us here for an overnight stop between safaris. It's in a leafy upmarket area but surrounded by busy roads and nightlife. Our room was a very long way down a lot of corridors and no-one offered to help with our... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2010

Noise from outside traffic prevented me from sleeping. The restaurant was ok. The gym equipment is plentiful but placed in a very small room. I originally booked a three night stay but left after two, as I couldn't bear the noise.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2009

Stayed at the Holiday Inn in the Parklands area of Nairobi on two seperate occasions at the beginning and end of a safari trip. As aa quick overnight stop the hotel is fine....clean comfortable and reasonably close to the city centre but it has one huge drawback NOISE !! Both rooms that we stayed in were totally ill equipped to... More

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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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Nairobi
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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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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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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 Luxury 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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