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2 outdoor pools
2 outdoor pools
2 outdoor pools
1 bedroom, in-room safe, desk, free WiFi

Guest reviews

4.2 out of 5 Very Good
84 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Parking included


Explore the area

Popular LocationThe Sarit Centre7 min walk
Popular LocationKenya National Theatre8 min drive
Popular LocationNairobi National Museum8 min drive
AirportNairobi (NBO-Jomo Kenyatta Intl.)38 min drive

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  • Standard Single Room

    Room amenities

    • 146 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 King Bed OR 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsStandard Single Room
  • Standard Double Room

    Room amenities

    • 146 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsStandard Double Room
  • Executive Room

    Room amenities

    • 172 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsExecutive Room
  • Suite

    Room amenities

    • 534 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuite

About this area


Southern Sun Mayfair is located in Nairobi. Karen Blixen Museum is a cultural highlight and some of the area's popular attractions include Giraffe Centre and AFEW Giraffe Centre. Traveling with kids? Consider Nairobi Railway Museum and David Sheldrick Elephant & Rhino Orphanage. Our guests appreciate the hotel's location for the sightseeing.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • The Sarit Centre - 7 min walk
  • Aga Khan University Nairobi - 2 min drive
  • Kenya National Theatre - 8 min drive
  • Nairobi National Museum - 8 min drive
  • University of Nairobi - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Syokimau SGR Railway Station - 36 min drive
  • AirportJomo Kenyatta Intl. Airport (NBO) - 38 min drive


  • Oasis — 1 min walk

About this property

Southern Sun Mayfair

4-star family-friendly hotel near University of Nairobi
This hotel features 2 restaurants, 2 outdoor pools, and a casino. Free buffet breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free manager's reception. Additionally, a restaurant, 2 bars/lounges, and a health club are onsite. All 171 rooms offer free WiFi, 24-hour room service, and TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include coffee makers, free newspapers, and hair dryers.
Southern Sun Mayfair offers 171 accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

This Nairobi hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a health club and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge) during limited hours
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 6 AM–10 AM
  • 2 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Free daily reception
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness center
  • Golfing
  • Playground
  • Sauna
  • Shopping
  • Spa services
  • Tennis

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Casino
  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer


  • Satellite channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Phone
  • Safe



Check-in from 12:00 AM - anytime


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
Airport shuttle service is available on request during limited hours
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Shuttle transfer per adult: KES 37 (one way)

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: KES 37 per person (one way)
  • A pet fee will be charged

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Southern Sun Mayfair and receive a full refund?
Yes, Southern Sun Mayfair offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Southern Sun Mayfair cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Southern Sun Mayfair have a pool?
Yes, this property has 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
Is Southern Sun Mayfair pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Southern Sun Mayfair?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Southern Sun Mayfair?
Check-in is from 12:00 AM–anytime.
What time is check-out at Southern Sun Mayfair?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Does Southern Sun Mayfair provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of KES 37 per person, one way, applies.
Where is Southern Sun Mayfair located?
This family-friendly Nairobi hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Oshwal Religious Centre and The Sarit Centre. University of Nairobi is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) away.
Very Good
84 reviews
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4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Poor
1 - Terrible




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Business traveler
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A disappointed rewards member
Compared to the rest of the southern sun hotels I’ve used over the years. This is the worst!! The rooms are not appealing, the towels are not clean. They look something between white and brown. The bathrooms are a turn off. The workmanship on the plumbing is just untidy. This hotel needs a serious revamp. The walkways are so dull. It looks so dingy.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

3/5 Okay

Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Mayfair hotel is an a calm and cooled oasis in the middle of bust Nairobi
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

2/5 Poor

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

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