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 Fresh from America, the bathrooms seemed a old/outdated.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.
- Also Known As:
- Mayfield Guest House Hotel Nairobi