My spouse and I stayed at this hotel on twice as a stop over after and before our flights. It's not far from the airport, although with traffic it can take a long time to get there. Once we arrived, we found the staff to be very welcoming and the rooms to be very comfortable. We stayed in 2 different sections, one was a bit more modern although they were both very comfortable with adequate bathrooms and soft bedding with plenty of pillows. There are no screens, but we didn't need to open windows and didn't have a problem with mosquitoes although there was a spray available in the room. There are no bed nets although other hotels do provide these at time. During a warmer time of year this might be a problem. The grounds of the hotel are filled with plants and flowers and there are 2 pools. One has a restaurant by it where they serve breakfast and other meals. The breakfast was amazing, with several stations to make pancakes or eggs to order. There was also plenty of fresh fruit as well as other warm breakfast treats. It was very professional and friendly service at breakfast. On our final stay we had a very early flight and needed to eat an hour before standard hours. We mentioned this hoping they would give us some croissants or something in the morning. They told us to just come down early and we were amazed to find a couple of others there already and the full spread already out for early risers. The property can provide for all your needs as they have some small shops and restaurants open late. They do charge a lot for bottled water, but it was nice to know that we had plenty available and that they were willing to take US $ so we didn't have to change money. If we return to Nairobi, we will stay here again and hope to have a longer stay if we do.
- 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
- Holiday Inn Nairobi
- Nairobi Holiday Inn