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Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi

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The last time we stayed at the Southern Sun Mayfair (it was then the Mayfair Hotel) was over 10 years ago. We were very pleased that the hotel was still the same as we remembered a sanctuary. The hotel has been very well looked after and the mature gardens are a big plus to the tranquillity of the place. The...

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Jinja, Uganda
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A great service team awaits for you in the splendor of old houses with modern decorum for one or more days in Nairobi. The Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi will welcome you in the city center while you actually are breathing the fresh country side air; with the croaking of frog and fish pools inside the tropical greenery of lush big...

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Liege, Belgium
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm each time happy to stay in this hotel. It's quiet and friendly. I'm now well-known by the team and it is pleasant! One time my chamber was not so quiet and I could change right away. Thanks to all the team and see you soon.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed here a few times now. I love the ambiance, service and food at the hotel, but while the rooms are a good size I feel they are in need of modernisation to compete better with the other newer hotels in the area.

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Cali
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we step into the hotel the welcoming was absolutely wonderful. The kitchen staff , the chef's and service attendants were absolutely wonderful. I would definitely return to this hotel.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel is almost a resort in the city. Very nice and well maintained gardens, 2 pools. My room was groundfloor but I dont think there was more than 1 floor higher anywhere on the premises. Breakfast is nice in the restaurant at the poolside. In the hotel is also a Spur restaurant for steaks and drinks etc. Ribs are very...

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Spain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect hotel for any kind of travelers, either tourism or business: very nice gardens, nice swimming pool, confortable rooms and very helpful staff. The location is also suitable, outside the center of the city,

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Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice hotel, very good service and wifi. Room a little dark and old, but had all you needed. Nice surroundings and high service on the staff. they were very friendly and caring. Food ok and very nice breakfast.

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Andrew H, General Manager at Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for staying at the Southern Sun Mayfair and we really appreciate your positive feedback. We are looking forward to the day your return to Nairobi and our hotel. Kind regards Andrew & the TEAM

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is ideally located in the heart of Nairobi's ever expanding Westlands area. Very nice colonial type of setting makes you forget you are in town.Staff is welcoming and always ready to assist, food is really decent for Nairobi. Rooms are terrible though, old fashioned and uncomfortable.

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Andrew H, General Manager at Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear Stratotraveler Thank you for staying at the Southern Sun Mayfair and we all appreciate your positive feedback and your constructive comments regarding the bedrooms. We do have a unique proposition and due to the nature of the hotel design and architecture, we have many different types of rooms and room configuration. Please feel free to discuss your requirements with...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the Southern Sun (formerly the Holiday Inn) many times between '95-'05, and I am pleased to say that the new owners have really kept the high standards. The rooms are great, and the grounds are just the perfect tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi. We stayed for one night after returning from the Masai...

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Andrew H, General Manager at Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi, responded to this review

Hi Jonathan Thank you for staying with us and we all really appreciate the positive feedback. You have highlighted some of the unique aspects of the property and our gardens, trees and two swimming pools make all the difference in a city based hotel. We look forward to seeing you again Kind regards Andrew

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi

Address: Cnr. Parklands Road & Msapo Close, Parklands, Nairobi 00800, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range: $207 - $323 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi 4*
Number of rooms: 171
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Also Known As:
Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi Hotel Nairobi
Holiday Inn Nairobi
Nairobi Holiday Inn
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“groundfloor rooms and garden is all wheelchair-friendly as far as I have seen.”
 of 5 bubbles J4715UBjohnt, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“No idea. Wasn't crazy about going through an outdoor maze to get to my room.”
 of 5 bubbles fatimau_13, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“ground floor rooms are worth the extra as you can sit outside and chill.”
 of 5 bubbles wimbledonjoshis86, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“rooms overlooking the garden are the best. rooms towards the street can get somewhat noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles vet0n0, 25 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in room 253 and loved it.”
 of 5 bubbles 930michaelm930, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
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