Southern Sun Mayfair - 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 - Nairobi

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Overview

Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel is a 4-star charming venue featuring a modern accommodation within a 20-minute walk from Nairobi National Museum. The hotel was opened in 1997 and remains an example of historical architecture in Nairobi ever since.

The property is set 20 minutes' walk from Nairobi Arboretum. Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel is within about 30 minutes' walk of the center of Nairobi.

The hotel allows quick access to parks and a landscaped garden.

Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel is around 15 minutes' drive from Wilson airport.

Rooms

Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel offers 171 rooms fitted with climate control, a private safe, a patio, a seating area and a writing desk for a comfortable stay in Nairobi. Rooms come with the garden view. Guests will enjoy a shower, a hairdryer and toiletries provided in the bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

A breakfast is served in the restaurant. Refreshing drinks are offered in the café bar. Naked Pizza and Steers are situated in a commercial area, about 50 meters from the venue.

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

Guests are welcome to use an elevator, a souvenir shop and a hairdresser for general purposes and a business center and a photocopier for business needs.

Relax

Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel provides babysitting, a mini club and a special menu for children.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   171.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site car park
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Barber shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Exterior corridors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour 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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's buffet

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • Garden view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Toilet

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

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

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Southern Sun Mayfair - Nairobi Nairobi location
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Hotel Address:

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

Get directions
City Centre
  • Nairobi
    1.6 mi
Airports
  • Wilson (WIL)
    4.1 mi
  • Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO)
    9.1 mi
Train Stations
  • Nairobi Railway Station
    2.5 mi
Restaurants
  • Steers
    200 ft
  • Naked Pizza
    400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    171

Hotel Awards

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Best Luxury Hotels in Kenya

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Rooms and availability

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

    165 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe
  • Fan
  • Parquet floor
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Entire unit situated on ground floor
  • Laptop safe box
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Chocolate or biscuit
  • 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.

Executive King Room
Garden view
  • Room size:

    165 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe
  • Fan
  • Private entrance
  • Parquet floor
  • Privilege access to executive lounge
  • Trousers press
  • Telephone
  • Entire unit situated on ground floor
  • Laptop safe box
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Glassware
  • Bottled water
  • Chocolate or biscuit
  • 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 Center1.5 mi

Places of interest

  • Kumbu Kumbu Art Gallery1400 ft
  • Habitat for Humanity Kenya1400 ft
  • Eden Square Office Block1700 ft
  • Kipro Centre2300 ft
  • Peponi Plaza3000 ft
  • TransUnion Kenya Offices3700 ft
  • Highridge Shopping Centre4000 ft
  • RaMoMa Art Gallery4300 ft
  • Diamond Plaza Shopping Complex4300 ft
  • Nairobi Snake Park4600 ft
  • Heritage Hotels Limited4600 ft
  • Nairobi Botanic Garden5000 ft
  • KenGen Offices1.0 mi
  • Kasuku Centre1.1 mi
  • Double Touch Supermarket1.2 mi
  • Spring Valley Shopping Centre1.2 mi
  • University of Nairobi1.3 mi
  • City Park Market1.3 mi
  • Sigiria - Karura Forest1.4 mi
  • Nakumatt Lifestyle Shopping Centre1.5 mi

Shopping areas

  • The Sarit Centre1400 ft
  • Westgate Shopping Mall2700 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Kazuri Beads Factory2700 ft

Museums

  • Museum Hill Centre4000 ft
  • Nairobi National Museum4600 ft

Parks

  • masia mara national park4300 ft
  • Nairobi Arboretum1.1 mi

Theaters

  • Kenya National Theatre1.2 mi

Local attractions

  • Nairobi Arboretum1.1 mi
    State House Road
  • American Embassy Memorial Garden1.6 mi
    Moi Ave P. O. Box 7010
  • Jamia Mosque1.7 mi
    Banda Street
  • Spinners Web Kenya1.1 mi
    Getathuru Gardens, off Peponi Road Spring Valley
  • Central Park1.7 mi
    Kenyatta Avenue

Near the hotel

  • Westgate Shopping Mall 2700 ft
    Mwanzi Road Westlands

    Restaurants nearby

    • Steers200 ft

      Price Range: USD 6 - USD 9

    • Havana Bar & Restaurante1300 ft

      Address: Woodvale Grove
      Phone: +254 20 4450653

      66% likes this, based on 69 reviews
      Cuisine: Caribbean
      Price Range: USD 5 - USD 12

    • Gipsy Bar1600 ft

      Address: Woodvale Grove. Opposite Barclays Bank

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

    • Naked Pizza400 ft

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

      74% likes this, based on 42 reviews
      Price Range: USD 5 - USD 15

    • Mediterraneo1600 ft

      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
    Fabulous
    Based on 67 reviews

    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 - Nairobi Nairobi location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

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

    Get directions
    City Centre
    • Nairobi
      1.6 mi
    Airports
    • Wilson (WIL)
      4.1 mi
    • Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO)
      9.1 mi
    Train Stations
    • Nairobi Railway Station
      2.5 mi
    Restaurants
    • Steers
      200 ft
    • Naked Pizza
      400 ft
    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