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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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  • 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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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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75 reviews 75 reviews
20 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

The cottages are wonderful with beamed ceilings, white walls, lovely furnishings, a fireplace, large windows and over-sized bathrooms. The grounds are filled with flowers, birds, lovely trees and pathways. The pool is nice but the water was cold and had debris from the trees floating in it. The restaurant serves delicious meals and the gift shop is fairly priced with... More 

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6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

A very colonial feel, almost overwhelming at times. Friendly attentive service and a remarkable location with a fascinating history. Has an almost disturbing colonial feel. Worth the trip and the area has many attractions.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

I had a great time at Karen Blixen Sunday afternoon; their buffet is amazing! I especially liked their saute fish, you should definitely try it. The service is really nice, and I like that the manager walks around chatting with guests to see how they're doing; it feels homely. I also like eating out in the gardens in a relaxed... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

I have stayed at Karen Blixen Coffee Garden seven times over the last 5 years and have always had a positive experience. The rooms are large, clean, and very well maintained. The food, drinks and service at the restaurant and bar are excellent. There's reliable WiFi for anyone interested in staying connected or reconnecting after a safari. I have always... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

The Karen Blixen Coffee Gardens is a speciality lodge-based hotel, bar, restaurant and function suite. It is steeped in history and run by Bonny - a PhD mirco biologist who is a real character and pillar of the Kenyan community. We were made welcome from the first moment we arrived and the personal service didn't abate as the week progressed.... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

We stayed for 4 nights in early December 2011. The individual cottages are set within stunning gardens. Our cottage had a a beautiful 6' wide bed with a good sized sitting area around an open fire and a television. There was a separate dressing area and a large bathroom with a walk in shower, double sinks and a bath. You... More 

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Voorburg, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

Warning! armed robbery in this hotel. At the first night stay in Karen Blixen Coffee garden Restaurant and Cottages we are attacked by 4 armed robbers, under threating with guns they took all our goods. The security of this hotel failed, they are not capable enough to protect their guests and we heard it happens two times before. Till now,... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

Do you recall the Movie--Out of Africa? This is the site that the Movie is about.We stayed here as an overnight while on Safari in Kenya and Tanzania. What a treat it was to find this literal "garden spot" in Nairobi/Karen. It was our pleasure from the very beginning with staff,luxury and very roomy cottage quarters. In addition there was... More 

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Karatu, Tanzania
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

I stayed here several years ago and enjoyed returning to this place. Karen is a better option than the city centre and this is a sweet choice near Karen Blixen's museum, the giraffe centre, Kazuri beads and not too far from a good shopping centre (Junction) with great shops and restaurants. Why stay in dirty, crowded Nairobi when you can... More 

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Worongary, Australia
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78 hotel reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011

We only wanted to stay here mainly because of the connection with Karen Blixen's farm and its history, and its location, but do feel (as I've already noted in other reviews of Kenyan places) it was overpriced. i.e. compare this with what you can get in the rest of the world for the same money and there's often a glaring... More 

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