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Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi

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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had been staying in this property since the time it was Holiday inn. but things have really gone too old and need a lot of refurbishment. Also things are more focused on its casino ,while other areas also need a lot of concentration.

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Gorinchem, The Netherlands
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We found the hotel very comfortable with good service. The breakfast was excellent and the staff extremely friendly. We came in late and left early. The garden was very well kept and, if you like gardening, you can spend sometime watching an African garden

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Reviewed 1 week ago

What you feel the time you get in to the hotel is staffs with friendly words and actions that will make you to feel at home.when you get in inside amazingly quite despite that the hotel 's location .which is in the heart of the Nairobi city.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place, beautiful garden type hotel to make you feel like you out of the city, with nice large swimming pools. The food was wonderful, buffet type breakfast and dinners to cater for everyone and all cultures. The service was superb, always someone ready to serve or help you.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service at this hotel was extremely good, the rooms were cleaned thoroughly and staff went out of their way to ensure I am satisfied. The only thing I struggled with was to find "halaal" food, but the staff really tried their best to accommodate my dinner requests. I think the nice thing about this hotel is the layout and...

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

I will book this hotel again - friendly staff, good on premise restaurant, as with most affordable African hotels need slight tlc, but nothing too bad. They assisted me very good when left my phone on the plane did all the calling etc and I got my phone back.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Southern Sun Mayfair in Nairobi twice during a trip to Kenya with a group of 12 tourists. The hotel landscaping is gorgeous with fountains and blooming flowers bordering walkways throughout the interior grounds. This serene setting and the inviting outdoor swimming pool make up the view for breakfast, where the buffet is everything you could want with...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Horns. Noise. Congestion. Heat. Humidity. Yup - that's Nairobi traffic. Then you step through the doors of this immaculate hotel and you are in a calm serene quiet oasis with lush gardens, Fountain flowers and birds. Whether on business or on your way to or from a tour, this is a really nice place. And their guest relations is world...

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Nairobi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always enjoy my stay at this homely hotel. The hotel has got very good environment, staff are very experienced, professional and friendly. It gives that feel of a country resort in the city center. Great service above all.

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Nairobi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The breakfast is very good. The rooms are clean, bedding very comfortable, WiFi is fast and reliable. However beers are expensive for Kenyan hotel standards and the restaurant service can be a bit lackluster at times.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $273 - $386 (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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#4 Family Hotel in Nairobi
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“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.”
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“ask for a room overlooking one of the pools or a garden area”
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