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“Perfect.” 5 of 5 stars
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Ngong Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #38 of 194 Nairobi B&B and Inns
Chicago, IL USA
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“Perfect.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2010

We stayed here for two nights. This was the first night of our Missionary trip to Kenya. Our second night here was on our return, the evening before our flight back.

The first night was admittedly a bit of a culture shock. Fresh from America, the bathrooms seemed a old/outdated. The beds were comfortable. Some in our group shared bunk beds. Others had twin beds. Rooms slept 2-4 people, each room had a sink and mosquito netting. Bar soap was provided. All water from the taps was filtered. The hosts were very friendly. The food was hot and very good. Prices included breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Eating is family style: dishes are shared. There is no ordering off of a menu. No one in the group complained about the food. The lobby has snacks and water/soda/juice. There is internet access. Many others there used their laptops wirelessly. For those without a laptop, there are two Dell desktops in the basement. In addition, in the basement, there is satellite TV, a VHS player, and a DVD player. Guests can sit on the couches to share a movie or read from their extensive library. There is a craft room which we did not utilize. The guest house is fenced in and security guards were present. The group felt safe. The guest house is well maintained.

Depending on what part of the Guest house you are staying, the accommodations seemed different. In some of the bathrooms, there are bathtubs with hand held shower heads. In other bathrooms, there are showers. Of note, the showers had plenty of hot water and great water pressure. All of the bathrooms are tiled and all of the toilets are regular toilets, no "pit" toilets.

Most, if not all, of the guests are missionaries. This is not a resort, this is not a hotel. The accommodations are basic and simple. You can feel safe here, well fed, and can clean off nicely. For our group, the Mayfield Guest House was perfect. Staying here at the tail end of our missionary trip, the place seemed like heaven on earth. We highly recommend the Mayfield Guest House.

  • Stayed August 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Kai-Lan-Chicago
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2010

I stayed in Mayfield Guesthouse with a mission group in April 2010. We were stuck there because of the volcanic ashes. I find the staffs warm, friendly, and helpful. The hosts allow the freedom of hospitality flow around. I find strength and comfort when praying with many missionaries during meal time. I appreciate to have the access to computers and tv room, which helped me to connect to home front during such a critical time. I will certainly recommond this facility to friends and relatives.

  • Stayed April 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank LiveinChrist
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Kisumu, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2008

I have stayed here a few times. For a guest house it's pretty nice. Breakfast is hot, showers are hot and they have a nice courtyard in the front. The courtyard is restful.

Bottled water, sodas and snacks on hand near the front desk. Be sure to ask for specific bed types when staying here. They have singles and bunks and doubles. Most rooms share a bathrooms and showers but there are plenty to go around.

Taxi's hang out in the front so it's easy to find a safe ride to the mall or the open market (under 10 minutes away). Staff is friendly, very helpful and can arrange for pick up and drop off at the airport.

Not a super fancy place but nice, clean and pleasant for Nairobi.

  • Liked — Taxi service
  • Disliked — It was all good for nairobi
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 Thank cmeliw
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Address: Ngong Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
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Ranked #38 of 194 B&Bs / Inns in Nairobi
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Mayfield Guest House Hotel Nairobi

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