Very quiet and serene compound, decent rooms with comfortable if not a bit dated amenities. The hotel is an old colonial collection of structures in a well maintained compound which is charming, but the rooms deserve a bit of a face-lift. Breakfast was among the best anywhere, with a wide array of super delicious treats. Staff very polite and helpful. Within walking distance to shopping and restaurants. Need a taxi to go downtown though.
Internet was not much to sing about, slow and unreliable. TV was small with not many channels for the hotel class.
Verdict: great for a good night sleep & vacation, not so if you need to do a bit of work in the room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- SOUTHERN SUN MAYFAIR IS ONE OF NAIROBI'S BEST KNOWN LANDMARKS THAT FIRST ENJOYED ITS HEYDAY IN 1940'S COLONIAL KENYA. IT HAS BEEN EXTENSIVELY REFURBISHED TO PROVIDE MODERN FACILITIES, YET RETAINS THE UNDERSTATED CHARM AND ELEGANCE OF YESTERYEAR. THE HOTEL IS SITUATED CLOSE TO THE CITY CENTRE AND ONLY 20KM FROM JOMO KENYATTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. WE WELCOME GUESTS TO EXPERIENCE THE TRADITIONAL WARMTH AND HOSPITALITY FOR WHICH BOTH KENYA AND SOUTHERN SUN ARE RENOWNED. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi Hotel Nairobi
- Holiday Inn Nairobi
- Nairobi Holiday Inn