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Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages

Address: 336 Karen Road, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: 254-20-88 21 38
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Ranked #7 of 43 Attractions in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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france
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Sad to say we found this on our last day of the holiday, the gardens were lovely, food was excellent and such an amazing place to eat..just wish we had known about it earlier we would have gone there every day.

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Nothing went wrong just didn't meet my expectations shouldn't have watched the film first liked the gardens they were quiet and tranquil we were the only tourist there so perhaps might have enjoyed it more if it had been busier

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New York, NY
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Yawn! I don't know if we had a bad guide or it is just a filler activity on tours in Nairobi. This museum was boring and I felt a waste of our time. The grounds were pretty, but that's about it.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

great oysters, nice fish, albeit the cocktaisl are a bit watered down... great atmosphere. attentive servants. and not too expensive for the quality.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

After finishing what brought you to the Karen Blixen Museum, dont be in a hurry, take some sips of freshly baked coffee. The staff are very courteous, hospitable and professional and the snacks excellent.

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Frome, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great spot to sit outside and relax, and enjoy some food and drinks. Have visited here a few times over the last 20 years, and I feel it has lost some of it's distinctive feel. Too many widescreen TVs inside have spoilt this lovely venue. Stay outside and enjoy the sunshine.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

After visiting other tourist venues in the area we arrived for lunch in the beautiful gardens of the Karen Blixen coffee garden with quite good food for lunch. Another mini oasis in Nairobi!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

To sit in the garden amongst the trees and have the delightful staff waiting on you was good enough. Even better was the artworks through the garden and the opportunity to purchase some excellent canvases from this talented man. Food was great, service great, courteous staff.

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san jose del cabo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Anyone who saw the movie would enjoy walking the grounds and visiting the house. The tour guides made an effort to provide as much information about Karen Blixen as possible. Definately fascinating how she landed in this part of the world, some of her painting are displayed. Its a peaceful site.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

...guide will show you around the cottage while giving you an indepth talk about Karen Blixen life. Haven't seen the film 'Out of Africa' but enjoyed the hour I was there.

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