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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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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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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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Iver Heath, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 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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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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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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Hemet
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We stayed here three separate nights during our stay in Kenya. The first night was upon our arrival in Nairobi and it was unseasonably cold and rainy in September. The staff cheerfully built a fire and continually provided wood for us to make the cottage cozy. The rooms have the modern furnishings required, but the ambiance of colonial East Africa... More 

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Solon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Our first 2 nights in Kenya were spend at Karen Blixen Cottages. What a way to start our Safari. The staff was very nice and the cottage was very spacious and comfortable. The breakfast by the pool was very nice and ready to made omlets were a nice touch. The bathroom was quite large . We had a very nice... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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