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Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages

336 Karen Road, Nairobi, Kenya
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336 Karen Road, Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed May 1, 2017

Although sad due to the fact that things didn't work out too well for Karen Blixen and her husband in the area, it's very interesting to see a house/this house and the things she had. Guests are well greeted by a friendly staffer and assigned...More

Thank Maus D
Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

Sitting in the garden, surrounded by the art on show, sipping cocktails and eating snacks and of course a gorgeous desert. What a way to spend a sunny lunchtime in Nairobi!

Thank Escape-overseas
Reviewed April 24, 2017

We stopped in for a quick bite and had a wonderful time. I would highly recommend this- and we will be back.

Thank Bob W
Reviewed April 19, 2017

A lovely place to stroll around before having lunch under one of the large umbrellas in the garden. I enjoyed watching an artist painting an elephant with a brilliant blue skyline. It is a lovely venue to relax and enjoy some time over a meal...More

Thank Emily W
Bonnie D, Owner at Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2017

Thank you for you nice review. I am pointing out that you were eating at the Tamambo which is our tenant and the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages is the boutique hotel on the property. We hope you will return and stay in the...More

Reviewed April 11, 2017

Very special place with a lot of references to Karen Blixen and the times she spent in Kenya. Marvelous trees in the garden and excellent food.Must visit for an afternoon or a dinner.

Thank fs d
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

We visited The Karen Blixen Coffee Garden several times during our time in Nairobi ...We loved sitting and relaxing in the garden, enjoying the calm far away from the bustling traffic ... The menu was varied and offered a great selection ... Everything we sampled...More

Thank elephant022
Reviewed April 5, 2017

when in Nairobi , you have to visit this area "Karen district" loads to do and top it off by lunching at this venue, very cool vibe , quiet and clean, good service, manicured gardens in a very historic venue

Thank NerveEventsSA
Reviewed March 31, 2017

We have been to Kenya several times - from 2009 twice a year , and this is the Place we won't miss. Take a brake and have luch here!

Thank Marjo123
Reviewed March 31, 2017

We enjoined our lunch in the very rustique garden. And quality of the food was exceptional. The service was very friendly and professional.

Thank Dick M
Reviewed March 25, 2017

We booked a room for September, 2017 at Blixen in November, 2016 and paid in full in advance. In February, 2017, our trip plans changed and we asked Blixen for a refund. There is no mention of their cancellation policy on their web site nor...More

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No R
Hi, sorry about my review, I didn't check properly. I am trying to delete it as the review is not for you, but I can't seem to.
April 27, 2017|
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Response from Bonnie D | Property representative |
thank you for your consideration. Y ou can contact trip advisor to delete.
Is the Blixen Coffee Garden located in the Home of Karen Blixin or somewhere else in Karen?
April 26, 2016|
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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