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Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages

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336 Karen Road | P.O Box 163, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Mombasa, Kenya
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50 reviews 50 reviews
34 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted to try somewhere new for a family weekend in Nairobi. The cottages are very well laid out, spacious, the bathrooms are ENORMOUS! We had a cottage with a bedroom either end of a lovely sitting room with dining table, fridge, tv and settees. The gardens are beautiful and the cottages blend in with the old original buildings. With Tamambo... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely property! I only had two days and one night, but I enjoyed every minute. Friendly staff, quiet, lush grounds. On site restaurants are very good, and it is nice to have the option to dine outside. Pool was relaxing and not crowded. I was traveling solo and felt very safe here. I wanted to walk to the Karen Blixen... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Trip Advisor had reviewed the cottages favourably and I was looking forward to our stay in Karen. The staff were perfectly welcoming and kind but the room was a big disappointment. Holes in the mosquito netting, dingy and topped off with a loud hailer bingo style quiz going on right next to our room. A breakfast promised never turned up... More 

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Only stayed for one night and arrived late in the evening after a long flight. Even so I was impressed by the initial sight of this establishment and the helpful porters. Stayed in one of the cottages. The room was very big and the Double bed was clean and very soft. Wi-fi and tv worked. The kettle could have been... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Had a large family meal in the front of the garden when visiting family who live locally. Great food & service, stunning surroundings. Very welcoming for small children also. Close to Giraffe Manor & the Sheldricks elephants.

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Sough
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14 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

About twenty minutes from the safari park (which is unbelievable and packed with wildlife), this sort of chalet hotel is very historical and beautifully presented. Big rooms, four posters, loads of space, great African atmosphere and a good bar with exceptional steaks. Fantastic - recommended without hesitation. 10/10 on all calls.

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Kenya
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I was there for a simple espresso coffee and a cup of tea, I set in the bar with a friend and the waiter comes to ask us what we want to have without a menu. The order was simple, one espresso coffee and one cup of tea, but the surprise came when I went to pay the bill: 560... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

What a terrific stay after some hit and miss lodging on the safari. A beautiful room, they made a fire for us which was great, mini bar was inexpensive, room and showers were terrific. And near to Nairobi's best attractions.

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Pattaya
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I am halfway through my 4 week stay at the Karen Blixen on business. I have to say that I am enjoying my stay however I find a few smalls things that annoy me. On a few occasions there has been no hot water for my morning shower.I find the bed very comfortable and have managed "a good nights sleep"... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

As down town Nairobi is very hectic with a lot of traffic and in consequece chronically congested roads, being at Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages, regenerates all your senses and a all around well being comes about. Sitated in the middst of a wonderful exotic garden, the homy and at the same time elegant cottages, all fitted with a... More 

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