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Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages

336 Karen Road, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 728 787607
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336 Karen Road, Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Delicious food, marvellous service and lovely setting in the restaurant. The restaurant could have been a bit cooler but other than that the whole meal was superb.

Thank AbiRound
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful place to have lunch and cocktails. Lovely setting, large buffet. Extremely good service. Staff seemed to be enjoying themselves as much as we were.

Thank LEHankins
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit, the staff are welcoming and our guide very clear and knowlegeable. The house and grounds ar well tended and it is definitely aplace to go if you have seen the films Out of Africa and White Mischief.

Thank agricolaw
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cottages are spacious with basic amenities provided. Trees and flowers are lovely. Keep the windows open so you can hear the birds. Total area is relatively compact. Food is good - I had both dinner and breakfast in the pool area. Breakfast is included and...More

1  Thank Jo T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These buildings are steeped in the history of Karen Blixen. If you haven't read or seen "Out of Africa" you have missed something really special. We wanted to be in easy reach of the David Sheldrick elephant orphanage, since we are really committed to their...More

Thank Andy L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a pleasant place that has many little shops containing souvenirs that we didn't necessarily see in other places. There was no pressure placed on us which was a nice contrast to many of the other souvenir places we had visited. All-in-all, very nice.

Thank Elin L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely garden and a place worth visiting in Nairobi. There was a large wedding at the premises when we were so the restaurant was closed for the public. However, it was inspiring to feel and see the colonial past at the Karen Blixen museum meet...More

1  Thank Marila0370
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a lovely peaceful serene place for lunch and/or drinks having visited the museum. Extensive menu. Plentyful and very tasty food.

Thank shahsampler
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Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

Service here is consistent with international best practices. The establishment has invested culinary skills.This is now our preferred destination

Thank DismasMokua
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Reviewed January 12, 2018

Really expensive place to stay, looks nice at first with lovely fire place and four poster bed. Look just a little closer though.. the loo had not been cleaned, the furniture was chipped and broken in places and the poor staff had holes in their...More

1  Thank raffertybrown
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Response from rtrjane | Reviewed this property |
SWEDO house, built in 1912, was the original farm office and is the current site of the Karen Blixen Coffee gardens. Bogani house, occupied by Karen Blixen from 1917 to 1931 is about half a mile down the road, towards the... More
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