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Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi
Ranked #9 of 164 Hotels in Nairobi
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent hotel and location”
Reviewed January 30, 2010

Good standard of hotel located close to the city centre and airport. Pool, gym, sauna and steam room plus wi-fi. Friendly staff, great breakfasts and nice size rooms. Great location to go exploring and amenities. Would definitlely recommend.

Stayed January 2010, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 587 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2010

This hotel is far from both the city center and the airport, so I'm not sure why our package landed us here for an overnight stop between safaris. It's in a leafy upmarket area but surrounded by busy roads and nightlife. Our room was a very long way down a lot of corridors and no-one offered to help with our luggage. The room was tiny but clean and modern. The shower was great and the bed wonderfully comfortable. The only ventilation options were a ceiling fan, which hung scarily close to one's head from the low ceiling, or the window. The rooms all overlook either very busy and noisy roads or the gardens where there were no less then two seperate weddings going on (we were there on a Saturday) with loud music into the small hours. I think it would probably be quieter here during the week with no parties around you but if I ever have a stop-over in Nairobi again I would prefer to stay somewhere more central to the downtown area.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2010

Noise from outside traffic prevented me from sleeping. The restaurant was ok. The gym equipment is plentiful but placed in a very small room. I originally booked a three night stay but left after two, as I couldn't bear the noise.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled on business
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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Reviewed November 26, 2009

Stayed at the Holiday Inn in the Parklands area of Nairobi on two seperate occasions at the beginning and end of a safari trip.
As aa quick overnight stop the hotel is fine....clean comfortable and reasonably close to the city centre but it has one huge drawback NOISE !!
Both rooms that we stayed in were totally ill equipped to deal with the noise of traffic outside and the constant honking of horns at all hours of the day
The rooms do not have double glazing and given the fact that the this may be difficult to fit to the buiding without spoiling it I feel that secondary glazing inside should be fitted to all rooms as a matter of priority

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 14, 2009

Located in a safe area of Nairobi, lots of history (used to be called Mayfair), visited it a lot during my six months stay in Nairobi in 2007. Great sun downers too!

Stayed February 2007, traveled on business
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Nairobi
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Reviewed November 9, 2009

Its a nice place to hold conferences....
and very conformtable

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled on business
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Camberley UK
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238 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2009

We stayed just the one night after landing in Nairobi the roads to the hotel are terrible especially in the dark! However, we found the hotel spacious, nicely laid out with attractive garden/Pool area you over looked having breakfast which was a good spread. I would happily stay here again. The hotel had secure parking and restaurant attached (we did not get a chance to try it out) All in all a good stop over

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi
Address: Cnr. Parklands Road & Msapo Close, Parklands, Nairobi 00800, Kenya
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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
#9 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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