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Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 18 March 2016

I stayed at the hotel as this is where the conference was held that I attended. I am a regular visitor to Nairobi but this was my first stay at this hotel. Friendly staff and nice basic room. The wifi is fantastic.

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Michael P, General Manager at Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear Susann B Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi in the near future. Kind regards, Michael Phillipson General Manager

Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 17 March 2016

If you are going to Nairobi, this is a great place to stay!! Almost as big as a compound, it has a couple of shops, a gym, different types of accommodation... It is such a nice place to stay! The security checks give you a sense of safety and there is even an on-site Spur (for home-sick SA travellers)... Hehehe!...

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Dear Willie G Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi in the near future. Kind regards, Michael Phillipson General Manager

Reviewed 17 March 2016

A serene atmosphere will great you when you visit the southern hotel ,quite a contrast from the outside,the pool area at oasis is completely cozy and comfortable . I tried their mixed platter with prawns,chicken,boerewoers,and beef patty along with some salad .Awesome !this one place to recommend ,I realized they even half a fitness center and a gym . Their...

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Michael P, General Manager at Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear ogingowuod Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and enoyed our food, thank you so much for your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi in...

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Nice and cosy place in the middle of hectic Nairobi. Value for money. Breakfast was enjoyable, with smoothies etc. Rooms were efficient. Surveys in the area (beauty salon) super! Wonderful start for a morning having a foot massage & pedicure.

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Dear johannal759 Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi in the near future. Kind regards, Michael Phillipson General Manager

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Your home away from home. Great food, great staff, clean rooms, secure, relaxing ambience, felt like I was in the country and not in the city. Excellent conferencing facilities. Situated close to major malls. All in all, a lovely warm experience

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Michael P, General Manager at Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi, responded to this review

Dear peterjohnt2016 Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi in the near future. Kind regards, Michael Phillipson General Manager

TOULOUSE, France
Reviewed 8 March 2016

I spent one night in this hotel before going for safari to Nakuru and Masai Mara sanctuaries. It's a lovely and quite place with a beautiful garden, a large swimming pool and very pleasant common areas. The restaurant and the bar are ok. The hotel staff is very nice and helpful. The bedrooms are correct but I expected something more...

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Dear Alain B Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay overall. Your comments have been constructively communicated to our Development Team for consideration and we look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun...

Reviewed 7 March 2016

Chose this hotel because it had a good price/rating ratio and it was a really good choice. The hotel has a British colonial style, two exterior pools and plenty of green space inside. Hotel service was excellent, variety at breakfast, good wifi connection for Nairobi, along with emphasis on security (security check when going in the hotel, two guards at...

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Dear Tudor F Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi in the near future. Kind regards, Michael Phillipson General Manager

Holland
Reviewed 4 March 2016

The rooms were very neat and the services offered were of standard. The check out too was o.k and I enjoyed my stay and am looking forward to come once more and info all my friends of the good quality services that you offer

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Dear rudio843 Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi in the near future. Kind regards, Michael Phillipson General Manager

Nairobi-KE
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Stayed with my partner and two kids and i must say the level of hospitality is on another level; very friendly and professional staff always ready to help. They made the kids feel so much at home. The food is excellent, beautiful pool dining and the service is super fast. I would recommend this place to any traveller looking to...

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Dear valerie_ramona Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi in the near future. Kind regards, Michael Phillipson General Manager

Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 29 February 2016

We had a three day meeting/workshop and lodged here at the hotel. The staff were always kind, courteous and service oriented. If there were any problems (which were usually minor) the staff responded quickly and efficiently to try and meet our needs. The setting and rooms were comfortable and the campus very lovely with many mature trees, vegetation and even...

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Dear 43gregoryg Thank you so much for your recent visit to Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi and thank you for your valuable feedback regarding your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi in the near future. Kind regards, Michael Phillipson General Manager

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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: $213 - $289 (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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