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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
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    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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Worongary, Australia
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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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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

I spent the last year traveling around Africa, and had some reservations about staying in Nairobi. But this hotel, which sits in Karen, a quiet suburb of Nairobi, is truly wonderful. It's maybe not the place to go for a true Kenyan cultural adventure, but otherwise, it's relaxing, beautiful, and peaceful. We came to Kenya for my birthday in August,... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

Stayed here for three nights and it was a very peaceful location. The outstanding thing for me was the service with every greeting or request met with a warm Kenyan smile. No request was too much trouble. I really enjoyed the food in the restaurant which was excellent, including a very nice Sunday curry buffet. The room itself was a... More 

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ontario
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

The accomodation was very good. I had expected a much lower standard than I found. In spite of being in a very poor city in a fairly poor country, the Blixen compound comes as a welcome oasis. I was staying there while visiting relatives in Niarobi. The high standard of the estate accomodation is on a par with anything found... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

Very well run and cottages and comfortable, with lovely showers and bath. All the staff are extremely polite and helpful. Limited area around the pool and the pool is freezing cold. The cottages could do with Safes added as most people are passing through on holiday and would be carrying money. Overall expensive if one wasn't staying too long. Steeped... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

Located on the infamous Karen Blixen estate in the beautiful suburb of Karen, Nairobi. I stayed, and only recommend, the "Honeymoon Suite" which has a modern huge bathroom and a separate living room. I have been here several times and I would recommend this room. Although Hogmead has just opened and I recommend this hands down. Also in the suburbs... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2011

This is one of the best hotels I've ever stayed in, and I travel all the time in my job. And I'm talking global here!! The garden is a tropical heaven, beautifully maintained, the cottages are beautiful, clean, tastefully decorated and utterly romantic. Try the massage in the spa, it's great! But best of all: the historic heartbeat of the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2011

We stayed at the Karen Blixen cottages at the beginning and end of our African safari trip in Kenya and can't write enough accolades for this distinctive boutique hotel. After a 24 hr trip from the United States, the arrival at the Blixen Cottages was the sweetest thing one could hope for. Located in Karen, a short drive from the... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2011

The cabins are comfortable and spacious and the grounds are outstanding in the landscaping and historical buildings. The food and service were excellent, as were the array of curios at a fair price.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2011

I stayed at the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden for several days in March, 2011. I was there for a meeting with colleagues, but we also had significant leisure time. I loved everything about this place! The entire ambience was wonderful - classy yet relaxed. The rooms were great, the restaurants and food were great, and the bar was great. The... More 

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