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“friendly and clean” 4 of 5 stars
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Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Cnr. Parklands Road & Msapo Close, Parklands | PO Box 66807, Nairobi 00800, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #19 of 105 Hotels in Nairobi
Brooklyn, New York
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“friendly and clean”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

A definite 4 star hotel, grounds were extremely well maintained and very picturesque. Pool was
more than adequate. Room service was A1 and hotel restaurant satisfactory and reasonable.
Staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Rooms were clean. We stayed there twice, once before our safari experience and then after. Both times had no complaints and was happy with the experience

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I had a wonderful stay at the honeymoon suite the service was excellent, fast and with a smile, the package for the honeymooners is great. I would highly recommend the hotel to others, kudos and keep up.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Nairobi, Kenya
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Generally staff were courteous and available whenever needed. i like the location as it in a generally peaceful environment and proximity to and from the airport was good without being held too much in the Nairobi Traffic. breakfast was incredible. the wifi might need some upgrading. there was good relaxing space by the two pool sides and good fitness centre.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Reviews in 84 cities Reviews in 84 cities
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

The grounds are not huge but pleasant. Service is friendly and reasonably good. The breakfast spread is generous. The gym is small and a bit dated. The rooms are the weak link at this property: Old, extremely basic from all viewpoints, no water pressure even on the ground floor, AND with insects of various kinds flying around. This is the kind of room one would find at old Holiday Inn Express properties in the US, or old Novotel or even Ibis hotels in Europe.

Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The Bathrooms needs a renewal. Apart form that I had a good time and probably I will go back; I hope my considerations will be followed by some actions. I like the location because it´s close to everywhere.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The location of the hotel was amidst lot of greenery surrounding the property. The room in which I was lodgeed was on the first floor overlooking the small fountain and a small garden in between the hexagon shaped hotel. The pool side are where breakfast was served was calm and serene and a perfect location to have a morning feast. variety was brilliant and will suit all taste buds...overall a good experience but at a high price...

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Impressive Greenery inside the hotel...with a big sound from Toads in the night. It was fun to experience nature in the comfort of a Clean and Nice hotel. The well appointed breakfast on the side of swimming pool was so refreshing. Room opening to a lawn and outside sitting for a cup of tea was divine.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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 ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Nairobi
#14 Business Hotel in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi 3.5*
Number of rooms: 171
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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