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Mayfield Guest House
Ranked #50 of 249 Nairobi B&B and Inns
Raleigh, North Carolina
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Feels like family”
Reviewed July 2, 2012

We have just return from our latest Kenya mission trip. We tried Mayfield for the first time for our Nairobi stay as we were coming and going to our area of ministry. Good points: Feels like family, Clean, very clean, Safe feeling with security guard and gate, Good food (Baked Spaghetti & salad was yum), wireless internet, Great towels, In-room sink, Suitcases fit under bed, closet available, Electricity day and night, Kids play room, library, Filtered water, Mosquito nets, desk, and Hot showers. Down side: Although they request quiet after 9pm, hall noise is easy to hear. tub, showers & toilets were down the hall and shared and the pillows were extra firm. I hope they will spring for some new pillows soon. I sent them an email to suggest it.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 4, 2012

Stayed here on multiple occasions, very friendly place and conveniently positioned just off Ngong road. Rooms are pleasant, comfortable with mosquito nets, desk, drinkable water in a jug and sink. Toilets and showering facilities close by with hot water.
Food is good, Kenyan staff are lovely and theres quick and free wifi included. Will be returning to Mayfield when back in Nairobi.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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New Hamburg
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4 reviews
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Reviewed March 26, 2012

We recently stayed at Mayfield en route to and from Uganda. I last stayed at Mayfield when working in East Africa over forty years ago. Since that time there have been major expansions to the guest house. The accommodation and food were certainly very acceptable and the Kenyan workers were excellent. It was also good to enjoy stimulating and uplifting conversation at meals. I was not happy with the cost. Although we were going to Uganda to do volunteer work with a Christian group we were still charged the full rate and what particularly disturbed me was that being offered a day room for our final day we were charged the full rate. No prior indication was given that this would be the case and it simply involved one extra meal and being allowed to stay in our room until our flight time in the afternoon. So unless you are working with the A.I.M. you need to be aware the place is not particularly cheap and unless you are loaded with money do not ask for a day room.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Cestrefeldian
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Collingwood, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2011

I had heard of Mayfield over the years from several missionaries who had enjoyed its hospitality. I was not disappointed at all when I had the pleasure of staying there in May. The rooms are clean and comfortable, the facilities met all my needs and the food and friendship in the dining room was wonderful. The grounds provided a quiet place to read and re-focus.

The staff were very helpful and went beyond what they needed to in order to assist.

I plan on staying there on every future visit to Nairobi.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
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3 Thank 19PaulH
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Kisumu, Kenya
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Reviewed June 11, 2011

I have stayed here several times. Staff is helpful. Rooms are clean. Not a fancy place but good for Nairobi. Shared bathrooms. Plenty of them. Hot Showers. Hot breakfast. Airport transport service available. Grounds are nice. Wireless (when it works).

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
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2 Thank cmeliw
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Corning, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2010

I thank G'd often for the treatment, the rest and care I had there. I was welcomed and taken care of after my mission trip to Tanzania. The food was wonderfully prepared and there was ample supply. There was protein sources, which lacked in the "bush". It was comfort food leaving out the "junk". I needed to get there to recover from the "bush". A friend needed to recover from working in the Kibera slum, full time. She came for a weekend respite. Hot showers are there, friendly co mission people, praying and conversing, sharing experiences.
This is like a youth hostile, except that born-again beleivers come with service to Jesus in mind and a mission work to do. Doing mission work is taxing on the body, so I wholly recommend Mayfield for the retreat it is especially after or during service to the 'least of these". There is no lack of work to do, only the caring amenities available at Mayfield. CK

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled on business
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2 Thank bniceministry
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Korr, Kenya
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 27, 2010

Mayfield is a wonderful place to stay with friends or as a single traveler. With friends you can enjoy communal or single rooms with a central, homey living room for chatting and even a home-theater for watching movies and television. As a single, you can also take advantage of the friendly atmosphere to meet many fellow travelers around the dining table or relaxing on the compound. Meeting new friends and spending time with old ones is easy in Mayfield. (And if you like solitude, there's a nice, green garden with chairs all around for reading, writing in your journal, or meditating.)

It's in a safe and central part of Nairobi, with malls and superstores within walking distance. The shops are close and easy to find which provides a convenient way of exercising, avoiding cabin fever, and getting shopping done while in town. Only a 20 minute walk away, there is also the Maasai Market on Sundays which is a fun, but very touristy, way of finding souvenirs.

Mayfield's food is great! It’s always hot, served family style, and familiar to the western palate. They also provide complimentary tea at 10 and 4 (traditional Kenyan tea time) with PB&J fixings available all day long.

The staff are gems. They are invaluable in helping you find your way around Nairobi, are quite fond of chatting with visitors, and honest and helpful in sorting your travel plans out. They also provide their own taxi service especially between airports and even to shopping centers if you would rather add these expenses onto your bill instead of using other transport.

The beds, showers, living areas, and toilets are all clean and private. There is also free internet, and while it's slow, Mayfield isn't to blame, as it's like that anywhere you go in Kenya.

I've stayed at Mayfield every time I come into Nairobi (4 times and counting) and have yet to have a bad experience with them. You won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
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1 Thank KenyanResident
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Property: Mayfield Guest House
Address: Ngong Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
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Ranked #50 of 249 B&Bs / Inns in Nairobi
Number of rooms: 6
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Mayfield Guest House Hotel Nairobi

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