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 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
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free 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

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City Center
  • Nairobi
    1.6 mi
Airports
  • Wilson (WIL)
    4.2 mi
  • Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO)
    9.1 mi
Restaurants
  • Steers
    300 ft
  • Naked Pizza
    500 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    171

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Rooms and availability

Southern Sun Mayfair photos Room
Standard Double or Twin Room
Bed type: King-size bed
Size: 165 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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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.

Room facilities
    Southern Sun Mayfair photos Room
    Executive King Room
    Bed type: King-size bed
    Size: 165 sq. feet
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    • Shower
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    Features a private patio overlooking the tropical gardens.

    Room facilities

      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)
        4.2 mi
      • Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO)
        9.1 mi
      Restaurants
      • Steers
        300 ft
      • Naked Pizza
        500 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

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      Southern Sun Mayfair Location

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      What's nearby

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 1.6 mi
      • Kenya Parliament Buildings - 2.1 mi

      Places of interest

      • Kumbu Kumbu Art Gallery - 1700 ft
      • Nairobi Snake Park - 5000 ft
      • University of Nairobi - 1.4 mi
      • Central Park - 1.6 mi
      • Jamia Mosque - 1.7 mi
      • Kenya National Archives - 2.0 mi
      • August 7th Memorial Park - 2.2 mi
      • Shifteye Gallery - 2.4 mi
      • Karura Forest - 3.0 mi

      Convention centers

      • Kenyatta International Conference Centre - 2.0 mi

      Shopping areas

      • The Sarit Centre - 1400 ft
      • Westgate Shopping Mall - 2300 ft
      • Village Market - 2.2 mi
      • Yaya Centre - 2.4 mi

      Monuments and Landmarks

      • Kazuri Beads Factory - 2700 ft

      Museums

      • Nairobi National Museum - 4600 ft
      • Railway Museum - 2.3 mi

      Parks

      • masia mara national park - 4600 ft
      • Nairobi Arboretum - 1.1 mi

      Galleries

      • Nairobi Gallery - 1.8 mi

      Local attractions

      • Nairobi National Museum - 1.0 mi
        Museum Hill, Nairobi
      • Nairobi Arboretum - 1.3 mi
        State House Road, Nairobi
      • Jamia Mosque - 1.6 mi
        Banda Street, Nairobi
      • Uhuru Gardens Memorial Park - 1.0 mi
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      • Karura Forest Reserve - 1.6 mi
        Limuru Road, Nairobi

      Near the hotel

      • Nairobi Mosques - 4100 ft
        St Marks ( Waiyaki Way), Nairobi
      • Snake Park - 4700 ft
        Museum Hill, Nairobi

      Restaurants nearby

      • Steers - 300 ft

        Price Range: USD 6 - USD 9

      • Havana Bar & Restaurante - 1400 ft

        Address: Woodvale Grove
        Phone: +254 20 4450653

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

      • Gipsy Bar - 1600 ft

        Address: Woodvale Grove. Opposite Barclays Bank

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

      • Naked Pizza - 500 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

      • Mediterraneo - 1500 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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      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

      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
        1.6 mi
      Airports
      • Wilson (WIL)
        4.2 mi
      • Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO)
        9.1 mi
      Restaurants
      • Steers
        300 ft
      • Naked Pizza
        500 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