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Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages

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336 Karen Road | P.O Box 163, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
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Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages
Ranked #10 of 96 Specialty Lodging in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is what colonial Africa was like back in the days. Everything about this place is period. Nice little cottages surrounded by exceptional garden setting. A perfect place to have a very tasteful lunch. My room was bright and clean. The room safe was broken. Getting the water temperature right was a challenge in the shower. Service was inconsistent (some... More

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Doha, Qatar
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This was a very pleasant stay to end our safari. Food was not outstanding, but staff helpful, grounds very nice, and rooms spare and elegant. Very nice bathroom, hot water, pressure, all fine. A nice gift shop with no pressure, but staff willing to say "that's from Nigeria" or "this isn't from Kenya" when it's not:) Evening had live local... More

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Hungerford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We loved spending a couple of nights here BUT our room was cold, why have a fireplace if they don't light the fire for you, or even lay it. At 1900 metres, evenings are chilly which is why they gave us a lovely small chiminiere next to our table at dinner in recognition of the temperature, but nothing in our... More

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This was our final day in Kenya before catching the flight home. We had an excellent lunch during which the service was excellent. Everyone was most welcoming and friendly. Following lunch we were invited to wander through the gardens. We took the advantage of visiting the two well stocked gift shops to buy a few final presents, the girls were... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

For $500 a night surely one would expect something...anything..to write home about? This place is over priced, tired, worn out, patchy, and at best adequate. There is nothing inviting or romantic about this space we are sitting in. Not even the bed looks inviting....unless you have been sleeping in a sleeping bag on a ground sheet en route. Karen Blixen... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This was an unexpected pleasure and escape from Nairobi. We stayed here over night on route to the airport. The tranquil and stylish setting is beautiful. The rooms were superb, I only wish we had longer to stay, hopefully next time.

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Boston, Massachusetts
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

After a morning of sightseeing and bumping around this area of Nairobi, this was the perfect lunch spot. We ate outside in the delightful afternoon sun, the food and service were both great, lots of options, even for the vegetarian (me). This is located not far from the Elephant orphanage and of course the museum, so an easy way to... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

When we got to Kenya, we were looking for a place where it is comfortable for our 10 month old baby too, where he can play around and no need to be in one room only. we got to Karen Blixen Coffee Gardens and it was the answer. The cottages are spacious clean and exactly what we where looking for.... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

For those arriving at Jomo Kenyatta airport in Nairobi, it can be very stressful to make the drive into Nairobi for your first night's stay in Kenya. I'd recommend travelers consider instead to make a detour to peaceful Karen. We did just that and stayed at the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages. We arrived around 11 PM, exhausted from... More

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Gunnison, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

My first stop in Kenya was here at the cottages. the cottage was spacious , clean, and beautiful. Wonderful, friendly service too! Great gift shop and dining. In great location for the Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe Center , and Elephant Orphanage, by car. Highly recommend !

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Additional Information about Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages

Address: 336 Karen Road | P.O Box 163, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Also Known As:
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