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
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

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 parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Exterior corridors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor 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 center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

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

Room view

  • Garden view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • 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 / CHECK-OUT

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

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 2 years
Crib FREE
Existing bedding FREE
All children
3 - 12 years
Existing bedding FREE
Extra bed FREE
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel - Nairobi Nairobi location
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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
    1.6 mi
Airports
  • Wilson (WIL)
    4.1 mi
  • Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO)
    9.1 mi
Restaurants
  • Naked Pizza
    100 ft
  • Steers
    600 ft
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:

    165 sq. feet

  • 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:

    165 sq. feet

  • 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 Center1.5 mi
  • Kenya Parliament Buildings2.0 mi

Places of interest

  • Kumbu Kumbu Art Gallery1000 ft
  • Nairobi Snake Park5000 ft
  • University of Nairobi1.4 mi
  • Central Park1.6 mi
  • Jamia Mosque1.7 mi
  • Kenya National Archives2.0 mi
  • August 7th Memorial Park2.2 mi
  • Shifteye Gallery2.3 mi
  • Karura Forest3.0 mi

Convention centers

  • Kenyatta International Conference Centre2.0 mi

Shopping areas

  • The Sarit Centre1000 ft
  • Westgate Shopping Mall2700 ft
  • Village Market2.2 mi
  • Yaya Centre2.4 mi

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Kazuri Beads Factory2700 ft

Museums

  • Nairobi National Museum4600 ft
  • Railway Museum2.3 mi

Parks

  • masia mara national park4600 ft
  • Nairobi Arboretum1.0 mi

Galleries

  • Nairobi Gallery1.7 mi

Local attractions

  • Uhuru Gardens Memorial Park5100 ft
    NairobiKenya
  • Nairobi Arboretum1.3 mi
    State House Road, Nairobi
  • Jamia Mosque1.5 mi
    Banda Street, Nairobi
  • Nairobi National Museum1.0 mi
    Museum Hill, Nairobi
  • Karura Forest Reserve1.5 mi
    Limuru Road, Nairobi

Near the hotel

  • Nairobi Mosques3900 ft
    St Marks ( Waiyaki Way), Nairobi
  • Snake Park4600 ft
    Museum Hill, Nairobi

Restaurants nearby

  • Naked Pizza100 ft

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

    72% likes this, based on 44 reviews
    Price Range: USD 7 - USD 17

  • Havana Bar & Restaurante1000 ft

    Address: Woodvale Grove
    Phone: +254 20 4450653

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

  • Haandi1500 ft

    Address: The Mall Shopping Centre
    Phone: 4448294

    60% likes this, based on 224 reviews

  • Steers600 ft

    Price Range: USD 4 - USD 7

  • Mediterraneo1300 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

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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 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
    1.6 mi
Airports
  • Wilson (WIL)
    4.1 mi
  • Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO)
    9.1 mi
Restaurants
  • Naked Pizza
    100 ft
  • Steers
    600 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