Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel - Nairobi

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Cnr Parklands Road & Msapo Close, P, Po Box 66807, Nairobi, Kenya, 00800  show map
 4 stars
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Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel - Nairobi

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Locker room

24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Welcome drink

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Infinity pool

Overview

The comfortable Southern Sun Mayfair is a 4-star hotel and offers a golf course and a tennis court. Featuring colonial architecture, the hotel is welcoming guests since 1997.

The hotel is perfectly situated in a shopping area, close to a landscaped garden and a tropical garden. The venue is located within 30 minutes' walk from Nairobi center.

Karura Forest Reserve is 2.5 km from the hotel and Nairobi National Museum is 1.6 km away.

Guests can reach Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel by car from Wilson airport in 10 minutes.

Rooms

Rooms of Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel are appointed with a private safe, a writing desk, climate control, a sitting area and a balcony. The bright rooms feature the garden view. Guests can also use a dishwasher, coffee/tea makers and an electric kettle.

Eat & Drink

Start your day with a delicious breakfast served at the restaurant. The restaurant entices with dishes of local cuisine. Serving an array of dishes, Naked Pizza and Steers are just 100 meters away.

You can start your day with a buffet breakfast, which costs USD 12.50 per night per child under 12 years.  A buffet breakfast is served at the price of USD 25 per night per child under 19 years. 

Services

Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel provides guesets with laundry, ironing service and a doctor on call.

Relax

A mini club, a special menu and a pool are available for children. A gym and a fitness centre are among the on-site facilities.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   171.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Locker room
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Exterior corridors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's buffet
  • Children's pool
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Infinity pool
  • Casino
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa lounge
  • Sauna
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Garden view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Room toiletries
  • Toilet

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 12 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Cnr Parklands Road & Msapo Close, P, Po Box 66807, Nairobi, Kenya, 00800

Get directions
City Center
  • Nairobi
    2.6 km
Airports
  • Wilson (WIL)
    6.7 km
  • Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO)
    14.6 km
Restaurants
  • Steers
    90 m
  • Naked Pizza
    140 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    171

Hotel Awards

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Rooms and availability

Southern Sun Mayfair photos Room
Standard Double or Twin Room
Garden view
  • Room size:

    15 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Parquet floor
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This room features a satellite TV, desk and tea/Coffee maker. The bathroom comes with toiletries and a hairdryer. There are non smoking rooms and facilities designed for the physically challenged.

Southern Sun Mayfair photos Room
Executive King Room
Garden view
  • Room size:

    15 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Private entrance
  • Parquet floor
  • Privilege access to executive lounge
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Features a private patio overlooking the tropical gardens.

Southern Sun Mayfair Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center2.5 km
  • Kenya Parliament Buildings3.3 km

Places of interest

  • Kumbu Kumbu Art Gallery500 m
  • Nairobi Snake Park1.5 km
  • University of Nairobi2.2 km
  • Central Park2.6 km
  • Jamia Mosque2.7 km
  • Kenya National Archives3.2 km
  • August 7th Memorial Park3.6 km
  • Shifteye Gallery3.8 km
  • Karura Forest4.8 km

Convention centers

  • Kenyatta International Conference Centre3.2 km

Shopping areas

  • The Sarit Centre400 m
  • Westgate Shopping Mall700 m
  • Village Market3.5 km
  • Yaya Centre3.9 km

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Kazuri Beads Factory800 m

Museums

  • Nairobi National Museum1.4 km
  • Railway Museum3.7 km

Parks

  • masia mara national park1.4 km
  • Nairobi Arboretum1.7 km

Galleries

  • Nairobi Gallery2.9 km

Local attractions

  • Nairobi National Museum1.7 km
    Museum Hill, Nairobi
  • Nairobi Arboretum2.1 km
    State House Road, Nairobi
  • Jamia Mosque2.5 km
    Banda Street, Nairobi
  • Uhuru Gardens Memorial Park1.6 km
    NairobiKenya
  • Karura Forest Reserve2.5 km
    Limuru Road, Nairobi

Near the hotel

  • Nairobi Mosques1.2 km
    St Marks ( Waiyaki Way), Nairobi
  • Snake Park1.4 km
    Museum Hill, Nairobi

Restaurants nearby

  • Steers90 m

    Price Range: GBP 4 - GBP 6

  • Havana Bar & Restaurante400 m

    Address: Woodvale Grove
    Phone: +254 20 4450653

    66% likes this, based on 69 reviews
    Cuisine: Caribbean
    Price Range: GBP 3 - GBP 8

  • Gipsy Bar470 m

    Address: Woodvale Grove. Opposite Barclays Bank

    50% likes this, based on 45 reviews
    Cuisine: International

  • Naked Pizza140 m

    Address: Fedha Plaza, 16 Mpaka Road
    Phone: +254 707 111 888

    74% likes this, based on 42 reviews
    Price Range: GBP 3 - GBP 11

  • Mediterraneo440 m

    Address: 9 West
    Phone: 254 020 4447494/4450349/ 0733576630

    55% likes this, based on 67 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    171

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Southern Sun Mayfair Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Southern Sun Mayfair

Average guest rating

7.6out of 10
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Based on 67 reviews

Rating by category:

Service
7.5
Location
6.0
Rooms
8.0
Value
4.0

Guest reviews

  • Single
    5.8

    No elevator poor washroom

  • Single
    8.2

    Convenient location, good amenities, familiar brand

  • Single
    7.4

    Free wireless and complimentary welcome drink voucher for the bar. Hot Rock fillet at the adjoining Spur restaurant is awesome!

  • Single
    6.2

    Staff are friendly and polite

    Hotel, particularly the business rooms, are grossly overpriced. One can get a better room with far better facilities in central London, Paris, Rome, New York etc

  • Single
    7.4

    I had issues with my Credit Card and was very impressed with your front staff's patience and assistance

    Not your fault, but the traffic congestion from the airport and back may be an issue for me in the future because of the time it took

  • Single
    7.4

    Room with doors opening to the gardens and the breakfast buffet

    Event with far too loud music disturbing for a few hours

  • Single
    6.6

    The hotel location makes it good for business travellers. The ambience is very good, but most of it would get missed by a typical business travellers who would typically use it is a place to sleep only.

    This would be a great hotel but fot the price the demand

  • Group of friends
    5.4

    The greenary enviroment inside the compound

    The over crowded number of staff

  • Single
    8.2

    Very nice, loved the courtyard and the view out of the rooms. Relaxing and soothing. Close to west gate mall and sarit center. Spur at the hotel was good. Staff were efficient and helpful. Free internet & b/fast included in the room rates. Booked.net rates for this hotel was inclusicve of all taxes, whereas at hilton, I had to pay taxes & service fee over and above Booked.net rates.

  • Single
    9.6

    The Mayfair (as I have always known it) is located in an ideal setting, 5 minutes walk from all the shopping malls and excellent bars and restaurants of Westlands. The hotel is enclosed within very lush green grounds that compliment its Colonial architecture and makes you forget that you are surrounded by the city. I would highly recommend paying a visit to Spur's Steak Ranch, located on site. It's Steaks are some of the most tender I have ever tasted and excellent value for money. I only sampled The Mayfair's breakfast menu but found the choice of food to be vast and extremely well cooked. The staff and friendly, professional and helpful. I couldn't have asked for me. I will return again.

    My only, (and very minor complaint) would be that the pillows in the room are far too soft for me. However I did not ask for a change so am unable to comment on whether this could be rectified.

  • Single
    6.2

    Majority of staff were polite, courteous and helpful.

    Oasis restaurant. No reply from Manager to a written complaint.

  • Single
    7.0

    Location, gardens, facilities such as good hair saloon

    My room located close to the power generator, very noisy when electricity goes off

  • Family with children
    5.8

    Location Food Courteous Staff

    Rooms look fairly old the location of the room was not good hair found on the bed sheets no air conditioner in the room fan cannot be controlled

  • Single
    4.2

    cost & enveronment.

  • Single
    9.0

    Staff could not be more helpful. Excellent security. Extremely attractive pool area for breakfast and drinks Central and convenient for bars restaurants but hotel itself is peaceful. Serena and Inter pool area is noisy from road. Like being next to a motorway. Good value so why pay more (double) to stay in the Serena especially if you are paying yourself.

How to reach hotel

hotel Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel - Nairobi Nairobi location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Cnr Parklands Road & Msapo Close, P, Po Box 66807, Nairobi, Kenya, 00800

Get directions
City Center
  • Nairobi
    2.6 km
Airports
  • Wilson (WIL)
    6.7 km
  • Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO)
    14.6 km
Restaurants
  • Steers
    90 m
  • Naked Pizza
    140 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    171

Hotel Awards

KenyanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedNairobiSouthern Sun Mayfair

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Luxury Hotels in Kenya

Use Badge