Perfect choice for our short layover in Nairobi. The house is beautiful and so were the staff! Feels like a home away from home. Christian and Clemence made us feel so welcomed and Sansu, the German Shepherd (bear!) made our stay even more special as he is always there to greet us!
Highly recommend a stay here, the rooms are spacious and beautifully presented. The house has various fireplaces and cosy corners to chillout at.
Easy access to Karen Blixen museum, the giraffe centre and the elephant sanctuary.
Can't wait to be back!
I stayed for four nights and you couldn't have asked for a better place. The staff is top notch and make you feel right at home. Every meal is amazing, and the rooms are quite and very comfortable.
We couldn't have asked for something better.
Great management and owner Chris, very friendly and decent Magnificent staff specially Silas and Fred.
Rooms are great and clean with ensuite spacious bath with twice a day room device.
The location is stunning with outdoor swimming pool and it's own water stream
It won't be the last time but a beginning of many visit to come to this stunning place.
Keep up the good work you have a beautiful mansion ❤️
We had an awesome two night stay at Karen Gables! The property is beautiful and comfortable, and waking up to the sound of birds and fresh air was unexpected in Nairobi. Fred, Clemence, and Chris made our stay perfect. They also arranged a great driver for us (Martin) who was able to take us through Nairobi National Park and to all of the best spots in Karen. Highly recommend. We had breakfast and dinner at Karen Gables, both of which were spot on. Karen Gables was such a nice alternative to a big chain hotel that we probably would have stayed in otherwise. If we pass through Nairobi again, we will absolutely be back!
What a beautiful home. I loved every minute, feel lucky to have found Karen Gables and hope you can stay there as well/ Frederick, Clem and whole staff are wonderful.
Karen Gables is a fantastic place to stay. You are made to feel so welcome by Clemence and Frederick. It's set in a stunning location, and you can either just chill out at the house by the pool or head into Nairobi to explore. They will help you organise day trips from the hotel. The food is incredible - the best I had during my two week stay in Kenya.
Everything about staying at Karen Gables is top class. The beautiful home, the quality of the decor (homely, full of beautiful antiques), the well manicured gardens, the amazing warm friendly staff who bend over backwards to meet your every need - (even baking a birthday cake and singing Happy Birthday in Swahili), the delicious food, the facilities (lovely rooms and bathrooms), and even an SAS trained guard dog to greet you at the door and protect you at night. I highly recommend this special place to anyone who wants a relaxed visit to Nairobi in a beautiful peaceful environment. We are definitely going back there.