Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel - Nairobi  4 stars

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Cnr Parklands Road & Msapo Close, P, Po Box 66807, Nairobi, Kenya, 00800  show mapSave
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 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas


Paid parking


24-hour reception


Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Infinity pool

Outdoor swimming pool


Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course


In-room breakfast


The comfortable 4-star Southern Sun Mayfair offers modern accommodation in a commercial area of Nairobi.

Major Nairobi sights, such as Karen Blixen Museum, Karura Forest and Hell’s Gate National Park are located nearby.

Close to restaurants, boutiques and casinos, this hotel also offers a tennis court, an outdoor swimming pool and a casino on site.

45 minutes' drive from Wilson airport.


The hotel offers 170 rooms. All of them feature individual climate control, a patio, a minibar, a laptop-size safe and a private balcony. Guestrooms feature parquet floor and wooden furnishing.


Every day a delicious breakfast is served in the dining room. The informal restaurant provides fresh meals.

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. 


For business guests Southern Sun Mayfair offers laptops, a business center and a photocopier, while leisure travelers can enjoy a beauty salon, parking and a designated smoking area.


The on-site spa center offers shiatsu massage and a sauna. The hotel's activities include golf and squash.


Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free private hotel parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms   171.

City Center Nairobi - 1.6 mi
Airports Wilson (WIL) - 4.2 mi, Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO) - 9.1 mi
Restaurants Steers (cuisine: Hamburgers, Fast Food, Fish & Chips) - 300 ft, Naked Pizza (cuisine: Pizza) - 500 ft
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  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid 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
  • Tennis
  • 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
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's pool
  • Children's menu
  • Children's buffet
Leisure facilities
  • Infinity pool
  • Casino
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/TV room
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
  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
Kitchen facilities
  • Electric kettle
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
Room decor
  • Parquet floor



from  2 pm


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. 

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    What's nearby

    Popular areas
    • City Center
      1.6 mi
    • masia mara national park
      4600 ft

    Local Attractions

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

    Near the hotel

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

    Restaurants Nearby

    • Steers

      Cuisine: Hamburgers, Fast Food, Fish & Chips
      Price Range: USD 6 - USD 9

      300 ft

    • Naked Pizza

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

      500 ft
      Fedha Plaza, 16 Mpaka Road

      Phone: +254 707 111 888

    • Havana Bar & Restaurante

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

      1400 ft
      Woodvale Grove

      Phone: +254 20 4450653

    • Mediterraneo

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

      1500 ft
      9 West

      Phone: 254 020 4447494/4450349/ 0733576630

    • Gipsy Bar

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

      1600 ft
      Woodvale Grove. Opposite Barclays Bank

    Southern Sun Mayfair Reviews

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

    Average guest rating

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    Based on 67 reviews

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    • Single

      No elevator poor washroom

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    • Single

      Convenient location, good amenities, familiar brand

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    • Single

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

      • Average rating
    • Single

      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

      • Average rating
    • Single

      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

      • Average rating
    • Single

      Room with doors opening to the gardens and the breakfast buffet

      Event with far too loud music disturbing for a few hours

      • Average rating
    • Single

      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

      • Average rating
    • Group of friends

      The greenary enviroment inside the compound

      The over crowded number of staff

      • Average rating
    • Single

      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. rates for this hotel was inclusicve of all taxes, whereas at hilton, I had to pay taxes & service fee over and above rates.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      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.

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    • Single

      Majority of staff were polite, courteous and helpful.

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

      • Average rating
    • Single

      Location, gardens, facilities such as good hair saloon

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

      • Average rating
    • Family with children

      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

      • Average rating
    • Single

      cost & enveronment.

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    • Single

      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.

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