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“Lovely hotel, would stay again.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi

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Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi
Ranked #11 of 156 Hotels in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely hotel, would stay again.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We stayed at Southern Sun Mayfair before and after our safari and loved it! The staff were super friendly and helpful. The breakfast buffets and dinner were fantastic, our children (8&10) particularly enjoyed it and I thought they offered a great variety of fresh food. Gardens were lovely and there was a relaxed feel about the hotel and grounds. Loved the little tabby cat who was quite at home in the reception area! The Golden Spur restaurant was also good and has a climbing wall for the kids. Only thing I would suggest is that if you are a light sleeper to request a room away from the road. We were just above reception and sometimes noise from traffic was quite loud. We would definitely stay again!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

If you really looking for a great place to stay, Southern Sun Mayfair offers the great feel of home away from home. The freshness of the trees and landscape is so unique. The staff are very professional and great attitude

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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Udaipur, India
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Hotel staff was friendly. Hotel was fully managed. Everything was awesome. Wednesday was always awesome there. Nice concept of social gathering. I had a lovely breakfast every morning.
The hotel is an old colonial collection of structures in a well maintained compound which is charming. Overall awesome experience.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Mitin2014
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Staff were friendly and welcoming. Hotel was clean and nicely decorated, rooms of a good size and clean . Rooms were quiet and we all slept well in comfortable beds. We're disappointed the lovely poolside was shut in the evening for a wedding but we had a lovely break fast there in the morning.
I thought the service was of a high standard and I would recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Dar es Salam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The architecture is well preserved Colonial type. Very well preserved with a very well kept garden and a koi carp pond. The food is excellent with a choice of restaurants by the poolor the steak house inside.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Very quiet and serene compound, decent rooms with comfortable if not a bit dated amenities. The hotel is an old colonial collection of structures in a well maintained compound which is charming, but the rooms deserve a bit of a face-lift. Breakfast was among the best anywhere, with a wide array of super delicious treats. Staff very polite and helpful. Within walking distance to shopping and restaurants. Need a taxi to go downtown though.

Internet was not much to sing about, slow and unreliable. TV was small with not many channels for the hotel class.

Verdict: great for a good night sleep & vacation, not so if you need to do a bit of work in the room.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank MsafiriTexas
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Arrived late in the evening. A ways from the airport. Time for fine dinner in the Golden Spur. Room was fine and breakfast was excellent. Nice hotel for a layover. Grounds were quite lovely. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank David4780
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Additional Information about Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi

Property: Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi
Address: Cnr. Parklands Road & Msapo Close, Parklands, Nairobi 00800, Kenya
Phone Number:
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling 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:
#1 Casino Hotel in Nairobi
#4 Family Hotel in Nairobi
#8 Business Hotel in Nairobi
#11 Luxury Hotel in Nairobi
#14 Romantic Hotel in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi 4*
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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Holiday Inn Nairobi
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