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Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages

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Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

had lunch here on a Saturday. We were seated immediately at 2 pm. There are some seats inside, but most are outside under the trees and in the yard --absolutely beautiful. The food was outstanding, the service was excellent and the price was amazingly low. I really loved it. It was so relaxing. You wanted to stay.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

First time staying there was really impressed with the rooms, the quiet and the gardens. The pool was nice as well. The restaurant is basic but decent. My son enjoyed having his own room, swimming and certainly the food.

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Thank Greg_Edwards
Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages This delightful place to stay just out side of Nairobi has everything you need for a wonderful stay. The cottages are spacious comfortable and tastefully decorated. The cottages are spread among the trees, giving a feel of solitude.The is a very nice pool with one of the two restaurants located next to it. The... More 

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Thank Glenn S
Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Great location - gives you the sense you much further out from Nairobi. All rooms are themed, we were in the Chui (cheetah) room which has pictures of cheetah all over and there was a cosy fire place. 2 fantastic restaurants on site - Tamambo and Tamarind, although some more variety in the food was be nice so you don't... More 

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Thank Pareet_Shah
Sydney, Australia
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91 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We came here as part of our safari package. The restaurant and grounds are quite beautiful and you can buy local paintings if you're so inclined. The food was delightful! I was pleasantly surprised by the quality. Fish dish was great and the breads to start were incredibly fresh. The staff are very attentive and good at what they do.... More 

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Thank AmberLeeC44
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Having stayed at a number of different hotels in Nairobi over the last 30 years, this is most definitely our favourite so far. Situated in the quiet suburb of Karen, the lodge is set in large grounds with flowering trees and bushes and plenty of colourful birds. Rooms are in individual cottages dotted around the grounds, and are spacious, clean,... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Go for the scenery. I found the tour quite scripted and is informative but can be skipped. Lovely view of Ngong hills. Great location for a picnic. Get there by matatu from the city center, I found that cheaper and quite convenient too.

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Thank Deola2013
Los Angeles, California
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68 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

These cottages are perfectly situated for a tip to Karen Blixen Museum and there is a good restaurant on the grounds but very expensive! Unless you are a huge Out OF Africa fan - as I am - best to pick a more reasonable place. The rooms are big and spacious, but cold, There is a fireplace but our fire... More 

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Thank Jim M
Wellington, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Stayed for 2 nights after Masai Mara safari. The "hotel" is a number of large, spacious bungalows set in extensive grounds, with a small central swimming pool adjacent to the breakfast room. The rooms are large, each with comfortable beds, a large shower/bathroom and sitting room, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. The staff were friendly and helpful, and there is... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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214 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Unfortunately our hotel of choice was booked in Karen so we had to settle for Karen Blixen Coffee Gardens. The old lady would turn in her grave is she experienced the complete lack of focus and attention the current hotel displays. The setting is nice - old fashioned bungalows with large rooms and spacious areas. Add in a nice garden... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The cottages are located in Karen, a beautiful, peaceful suburb approximately 20 miles from downtown Nairobi and about half a mile from the famous Karen Blixen Museum. The cottages are located in the midst of one of the oldest formal gardens in Kenya which have huge jacaranda, candelabra, cactus, bottlebrush, and other trees. Over 200 types of flowers bloom through the year and numerous bird feeders attract hundreds of varieties of birds. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages

Address: 336 Karen Road | P.O Box 163, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range: $297 - $420 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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“Just go somewhere more professional and service friendly”
 of 5 bubbles bulgenes, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The hotel is located on a very busy road with a lot of truck noise. Ask for a cottage as far away from the road as possible.”
 of 5 bubbles 693LindaB693, 1 Mar 2016 | Read review
“less noise on the south side”
 of 5 bubbles Lightskinsensation, 14 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All equally good from what we observed.”
  • Double sink and lots of toiletries
  • Very comfortable
  • View from verandah
 of 5 bubbles 822suek, 8 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Choose a room away from the restaurant and bar.”
 of 5 bubbles SDarlington, 6 Mar 2015 | Read review
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