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Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi

#16 of 129 Hotels in Nairobi
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Cnr. Parklands Road & Msapo Close, Parklands | PO Box 66807, Nairobi 00800, Kenya
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Helsinki
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

A nice hotel. Much better than some of the brand-name hotels in the center. Once inside, you don't know that you are in a major city. It is like a colonial estate with gardens. Rooms are pretty standard fare, but the grounds are a oasis of tranquility. Staff is nce and friendly.

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Mombasa, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

I always stay at Mayfair Southern Sun Nairobi due to its location and functionality . The Team recongises me and my requests of a room type are always catered to , unless the reservation is last minute and the hotel is full - which is understandable . The Coffee Shop has excellent breakfast and dinner buffets . The Gym is... More 

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Marquette, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

We arrived late, but we're greeted warmly and showed to our room. There wasn't air con, but there was a good ceiling fan. The room had hardwood floors, a desk, coffee & tea fixings, biscuits for morning, and free bottled water. The second floor room meant we could open windows at night, but no screens and no mosquito nets, so... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

The hotel hosts the Spar Grill where you can eat the best pork in town! If you dine by the pool side there is plenty of great food to choose from but I loved the freshly made salmon. It is set in very beautiful gardens so the birds chirping makes it so natural.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

This is a lovely old hotel, not terribly run down by Nairobi standards. There has been fairly recent renovation and upgrades to some parts. There are tall tall trees and mature plants in the courtyards of this hotel which are wonderful. You wake up to birdsong, go to sleep to frogs peeping and risk having your roll taken off your... More 

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Mumbai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

We stayed in this hotel in Nairobi in Feb'12 for 15 days. Being business travellers, u expect a comfort of home when you are away from home for more than 2 weeks but we were first put in such compact rooms where you would even struggle to stand without hitting yourself in the bathrooms...The air conditioners were very noisy and... More 

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Oroville, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

Very nice place, great breakfast buffet by the pool. Felt very safe there. Nice restaurant. The traffic to and from the airport was very bad, happy to get out of the town and to Amboseli park and start of 12 day Safari. .

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Pune, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

I stayed at southern sun last week. The ambience is good, very professional staff and food was tolerable. What was intolerable was the noisy environment - some party near the pool - couldn't sleep throughout the night due to that awful racket, surprisingly no air-conditioning in the room and whole load of free mosquitoes! The casino is good though.

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East London, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

My family spend about 2 weeks in December at this hotel, It was such a wonderful experience. meals are great!!!, room are second to none, so clean and classy. I would recomend anyone travelling to Nairobi Kenya to give this hotel a chance, you will not be dissapointed.

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Mombasa, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

This is a great hotel, with beautiful gardens, 2 swimming pools and nice parking. The hotel is very secure and the rooms are comfortably furnished. Being in Westlands, the hotel is a convenient location to access the C.B.D. There are two restaurants; I particularly enjoyed grilled steak at the Spur Restaurant, which I alternated with meals at Zafferano Restaurant which... More 

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