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“Great Gardens in beautiful environment” 4 of 5 stars
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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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Tunis, Tunisia
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“Great Gardens in beautiful environment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

The gardens are exceptionally great, providing a more relaxing environment, the rooms have good views. I liked to see the golden fish swimming! The reception team is welcoming and swiftly attend to your needs.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012 via mobile

Excellent location for bars, restaurants and access to the city. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Rooms in need of a refurb - paper peeling off walls and a but drab! Lovely pool and grounds. Restaurant over priced and wine very expensive

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York, New York, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

excellent hotel but would be good if they had heaters in the months of July and August when the nights are cold! The rooms near the main pathway are noise, especially in the mornings when guests are checking out. The dragging of bags on that uneven walkway is very irritating especially in the morning!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Spent a night here after our safari, had a lovely stay, great atmosphere, close to shopping centres, frogs singing in the gardens... :)
We didn't try the food unfortunatelly, as our flight was too early, but I am sure it was as good as all the service provided!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

The hotel is not very big but it's quite nice and cozy with 2 swimming pools and average sized rooms. The hotel is located in Westlands which is not very far from the international airport. There is a choice between 2 restaurants, one is continental and the other has steaks. The staff at the hotel is quite friendly. The rent of the room of the hotel as of September 2011 is $200 for a single room/night and $350 for double room/night.

Room Tip: Choose a room on the ground floor facing the pool and the restaurant.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Espoo, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

We stayed in this hotel on they way to the safari and back. Both nights the service was pleasent, friendly and prompt (although the restaurant was very slow with the a la carte on the second night). I did give feedback on the moskito bites which my wife got during both nights (had none during 6 nights on the safari). Giving this high recommendation ist due to the overall impression and good feeling during the stay. Especially however, the receptions managers ability to handle my constructive feedback was very professional. I guess that is the basis for a constantly improving service and a good basis for my recommendation.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

ecently I was in Nairobi and stayed at the Southern Sun Hotel, the atmosphere and ambiance was tremendous, the Hotel GM goes out of his way to make your stay pleasent, and even has a networking cocktail function for all business people within the hotel on a Wednesday evening. I can recommendthis hotel to all people.

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the interior courtyard
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi

Address: Cnr. Parklands Road & Msapo Close, Parklands | PO Box 66807, Nairobi 00800, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
#10 Family Hotel in Nairobi
#14 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
#15 Business Hotel in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Also Known As:
Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi Hotel Nairobi
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