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

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Infinity pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Spa lounge

Reflex massage

Overview

Situated near Nairobi National Museum, Karura Forest Reserve and American Embassy Memorial Garden, the comfortable Southern Sun Mayfair offers a patio, a tennis court and a golf course. Southern Sun Mayfair has been welcoming guests to its bright rooms since 1997.

The hotel lies within 10 minutes' walk of Nairobi Mosques, The Sarit Centre and Snake Park. Nestled in the suburb district and 3 km from the city center.

The venue is notable for the excellent location within a 10-minute drive to Wilson airport.

Rooms

Southern Sun Mayfair provides guestrooms appointed with a laptop-size safe, a seating area, TV with satellite channels, a minibar and coffee/tea makers. The guestrooms feature parquet floor and wooden furnishing.

Eat & Drink

A delicious breakfast is served every morning. The property offers an informal restaurant serving local cuisine. Guests can savor tea and coffee in the lounge bar.

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

Aside from a designated smoking area, a souvenir shop and a safe deposit box, guests can make use of free shuttle service, housekeeping and laundry.

Relax

Southern Sun Mayfair is a child-friendly hotel offering children’s meals and a pool.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   171.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Exterior corridors
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

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

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

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

Media

  • 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

  • One child under the age of 1 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

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

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City Center
  • Nairobi
    2.6km
Airports
  • Wilson (WIL)
    6.7km
  • Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO)
    14.6km
Restaurants
  • Steers (cuisine: Hamburgers, Fast Food, Fish & Chips)
    90 m
  • Naked Pizza (cuisine: 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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    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
      2.6km
    Airports
    • Wilson (WIL)
      6.7km
    • Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO)
      14.6km
    Restaurants
    • Steers (cuisine: Hamburgers, Fast Food, Fish & Chips)
      90 m
    • Naked Pizza (cuisine: 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

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    Southern Sun Mayfair Location

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    What's nearby

    Popular areas

    • City Center - 2.5km

    Parks

    • masia mara national park - 1.4km

    Local Attractions

    • Nairobi National Museum - 1.7km
      Museum Hill, Nairobi
    • Nairobi Arboretum - 2.1km
      State House Road, Nairobi
    • Jamia Mosque - 2.5km
      Banda Street, Nairobi
    • Uhuru Gardens Memorial Park - 1.6km
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    • Karura Forest Reserve - 2.5km
      Limuru Road, Nairobi

    Near the hotelNear the hotel

    • Nairobi Mosques - 1.2km
      St Marks ( Waiyaki Way), Nairobi
    • Snake Park - 1.4km
      Museum Hill, Nairobi

    Restaurants Nearby

    • Steers - 90 m

      Cuisine: Hamburgers, Fast Food, Fish & Chips
      Price Range: GBP 4 - GBP 6

    • Havana Bar & Restaurante - 400 m

      Address: Woodvale Grove
      Phone: +254 20 4450653

      66% likes this, based on 69 reviews
      Cuisine: Seafood, Grill, Caribbean, Pub
      Price Range: GBP 3 - GBP 9

    • Gipsy Bar - 470 m

      Address: Woodvale Grove. Opposite Barclays Bank

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

    • Naked Pizza - 140 m

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

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

    • Mediterraneo - 440 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

    Hotel Awards

    KenyanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedNairobiSouthern Sun Mayfair

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

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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
    Excellent
    Based on 67 reviews

    Rating by category:

    Service
    7.5
    Location
    6.0
    Rooms
    8.0
    Value
    4.0

    Individual 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
      2.6km
    Airports
    • Wilson (WIL)
      6.7km
    • Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO)
      14.6km
    Restaurants
    • Steers (cuisine: Hamburgers, Fast Food, Fish & Chips)
      90 m
    • Naked Pizza (cuisine: 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