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“Nice gardens” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Karen Blixen coffee garden and Cottages

Karen Blixen coffee garden and Cottages
336 Karen Road, Nairobi, Kenya
254-20-88 21 38
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Ranked #6 of 43 attractions in Nairobi
Type: Historic Sites
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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“Nice gardens”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Cute place, with a good atmosphere that makes a nice break from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi. Nice gardens, and a great place for an afternoon cup of tea.

Visited December 2012
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“Magical place.........”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Having read the book and watched the film at least 20 times, it was a dream come true to come to karen's home. The grounds were beautiful, the tour was superb and our guide was passionate and informative.
It was wonderful to see the costumes worn by Meryll and Robert in the film and you could understand how Karen Blixen fell in love with the place. To see the Ngong Hills in the distance brought you back to the beginning of the book/film.......... a must for any fan of the film/book.

It was not over crowded and you could wander the home and gardens at your own pace.

Visited April 2012
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London, Canada
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“a garden oasis in the midst of the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Rooms are separate cottages, large and elegant. The buildings are not new but this is part of the charm.

Visited October 2012
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“Good but inconsistent”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

I've been a frequent visitor to Tamambo during my business trips to the region. We often take guests there for lunch and dinner. The gardens are great and the lunch service is very good and well presented. Often the Manager is at the front, helping out and keeping things running smoothly. The food and menu is only one step below the nearby Talisman, Open House and Haru.restaurants.

However, once the sun sets it can be a different story. Evenings can be frustrating with no sign of management, staff pooled at the bar and extremely slow service. The food is still good but it is unfortunate to have to beg for it.

Visited October 2012
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“Pease and quiet! Had a business lunch, great service, great weather and good food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Great place to relax, lots of shade and attentive staff. Descreet location away from the chaos of daily nairobi life!

Visited October 2012
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