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Cold Springs Karen Boutique Hotel

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Marula Lane, off Karen Road P.O. Box 19684, Nairobi 00202 Kenya
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#27 of 504 B&Bs / Inns in Nairobi
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Cold Springs Hotel – Karen is a 9 bedroom property. The hotel offers a unique blend of comfort and relaxation. Set in 1 acre of lush green gardens, it’s a great getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city center. The hotel is located approximately 30 km from the airport and approximately 20km from the city center.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Wifi
Hot bath
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
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Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Minibar
Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Jostein B wrote a review Apr 2022
Bergen, Norway1 contribution1 helpful vote
We consider ourselves experienced travellers but this was just one of the best experiences we have had. The service was super, staff very nice and professional, the garden was just lovely and well maintained. We had breakfast outside and the food was delicious. Every day! One of us had birthday and every staff helped to make this a birthday party we will remember. The rooms were charming and all had its own atmosphere. Being Europeans we are still very dependent on stable Wi-Fi when visiting Kenya, this was at times a little unreliable but that is the only slight potential for improvement we could find. We will recommend the place highly, and have already made plans for coming back.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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kusaa wrote a review Nov 2021
Nairobi, Kenya22 contributions15 helpful votes
I needed a place to relax for my birthday and Coldsprings did not disappoint. It is located in a relatively calm area, with a beautiful garden, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It is not your regular large hotel, and I would therefore recommend this to anyone looking for some peace and quiet. The food was great and the ambience even greater. Joab, who received us upon entry, offered some commendable customer service from the beginning to the end of our stay. The only thing I can recommend is an improvement in terms of communication, and perhaps not being so rigid with checkout times. I wanted to leave at about 2pm, but that wasn't allowed "according to hotel policy" and no alternative had been offered to whoever booked the room for me. That was a bit disappointing. Email inquiries also take a while before being responded to.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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vap wrote a review Sep 2021
Denver, North Carolina118 contributions11 helpful votes
We needed a place to stay prior to a Safari starting in Nairobi. We had planned on staying at the Stanley (more about that in their post) but it was in a covid 'bubble' for an athletic event. We chose to stay in the lovely suburb of Karen so as to be safer from both Covid and also what we didn't know about Nai-robby. We got in really late (2am) and found them up and waiting to escort us to our rooms. VERY NICE! The rooms are clean and basic. A bit of updating could be done but very serviceable. The grounds are beautiful and maintained perfectly. We had our breakfast in the open patio every day with lovely meals and options. The service was GREAT! Nice people, very helpful and genuine. Recommend it highly and it was a great value as well.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: There are rooms for 1, 2 and multi-beds.
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nixo safaris carhire wrote a review May 2021
Nairobi, Kenya26 contributions
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Since 2015 to date,l have been Assigned Transport contract with coldsprings hotel,My work included Picking the Hotel Guests from Airport to hotel,Offering Hotel Guests,Transport to work,gamedrives and Attraction in karen and in Nairobi,All Guests were Happy with their stay at the hotel,the always appreciated the welcoming from Hotel Manager,Steve Ndong,Dancan and Anita, Dan and Anita always call me in time to pick the Guest,working with them was excellent,am still happy to work with them regardless of Covid,
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Coldsprings Hotel/Karen boutique hotel is the ample place to stay
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Broiler91 wrote a review Apr 2021
Berlin, Germany129 contributions48 helpful votes
During our trip through Kenya we stayed at many hotels in the upper price class. This was, by far, the place we felt most welcomed. We arrived in a struggling time (corona, lockdown etc.) but only here the staff had a smiley on there faces and really gave there best to make us happy. We had really interesting talks with our waiter Denis but also all the others were always most polite and carrying. This is a place we’re hospitality is written in capital letters. The building it self is located in beautiful Karen. Little outside the city center but therefore save and calm. It used to be the villa of the hotel owner, until he decided to build a small (maybe 15 bedroom) hotel in it. Some parts of the hotel are maybe a little worn down or could use a fresh painting, but every thing is clean and if there should be a reason for a complain they will find a way to make you happy anyway. The food is good and comes to a fair price. Don’t expect too fancy stuff but definitely ask for the home made juice or lemonade! All in all: when ever I will come back to Nairobi, I will come here. TIPP: Call the hotel directly and ask for the best price. They will make you a fair offer.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jonathan M wrote a review Oct 2020
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Security is good as the compound is locked and patrolled by security staff throughout the day and night. Rooms are average, WiFi was slow, parking is minimal. We stayed for 2 nights, the pool is ok. The food takes an average of 2+hours to arrive per meal.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Christie C wrote a review Oct 2019
49 contributions13 helpful votes
Stayed 2 nights on business. Definitely would not class this as a boutique hotel. The deco is old and outdated. Water pressure weak. Not enough plug points by the bed. The staff were kind however lacked hospitality knowledge, they had no idea of the menu, food took forever to come and was mediocre. Whilst eating one night, the one waiter sat on his phone near by laughing at his messages. Howling dogs (possibly locked up) were heard all night not sure if they were on the property or next door.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Anne H wrote a review Sep 2019
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Confirmed booking made in June, for 21-22 Sept, 1 double and 3 singles. On arrival, no rooms ready and only 3 available? Can we share?? Despite asking repetedly for mgmt, only showed up as we decided to leave after 2,5 hrs. Very poor reception by front desk, very poor follow up. Avoid!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Ralph wrote a review May 2019
Canada25 contributions9 helpful votes
So the hotel driver picked us up at the airport and drove us to the hotel. It was down a lane so I was starting to have bad thoughts. Well, to our surprise, it turned out to be a charming boutique hotel. Only 9 rooms, so you do get spoiled. Special thank you to Joab. He was the ultimate host and we will never forget him. We had a wonderful time and it was all because of the fantastic staff. Thank you.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Guy S wrote a review Jan 2019
Temse, Belgium128 contributions44 helpful votes
Stayed for one week in this lovely little hotel. I enjoyed the cosy atmosphere, the swim pool, the good breakfast. It is a small place, so enjoy the the decor. I stayed at room 9, and enjoyed the balcony to work. The wifi is good. Comfortable, good food and very friendly and accommodating staff. Thank you.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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PRICE RANGE
$191 - $275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
KenyaNairobi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cold Springs Karen Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Cold Springs Karen Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages (0.9 km), Maji Magic (0.9 km), and The Waterfront (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cold Springs Karen Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Cold Springs Karen Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Cold Springs Karen Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Cold Springs Karen Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cold Springs Karen Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tamarind Restaurant, Tamambo Karen Blixen, and Hemingway's Brasserie Nairobi.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cold Springs Karen Boutique Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Cold Springs Karen Boutique Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Cold Springs Karen Boutique Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Cold Springs Karen Boutique Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages (0.9 km).
Is Cold Springs Karen Boutique Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.