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Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Kilcoole, Wicklow Ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After arriving back in Kenya we transferred to The Karen Blixen Cottages, a place of beautiful peace and quiet. Our room wasn't quite ready but at such an early hour that wasn't unexpected... we didn't have to wait long though and we were able to go and have a relaxed breakfast beside the pool... the staff couldn't be more helpful...

Thank Moscan
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I had looked forward to staying at the cottages for some time. I decided to treat myself and at $400 a night it should be some treat. The room was charming overall but filthy as was the pool. The furniture was shabby and not in a chic way. Most disappointing of all, the staff are wearing threadbare ill fitting clothes....

Thank raffertybrown
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This is a beautiful place and you can walk away not only with a full stomach but with paintings done on the spot. You can choose to dine outside under a shade of trees and watch birds singing. This is the experience i got last year with both friends and colleagues taking end of year dinner . The setting was...

Thank cheruiyot c
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Decided to treat ourselves, however found that - reputation far exceeded reality! No hot water on both days, after having asked twice for someone to see to it, breakfast was passable for an establishment a tenth the cost, and cleanliness suspect after having to have the bathroom re cleaned after check in.... Beautiful gardens and chalets are not a substitute...

Thank steve192
Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 4 December 2016

I just went to Karen Blixen Coffee Garden with my husband. We live in Nairobi and planned to have breakfast as we saw some good reviews; and also on their website where is it explicitly mentioned that they are opened from 7am to 10pm and breakfast is served since the first hours. We arrived there and found the place completely...

Thank Camila L
Reviewed 2 November 2016

had lunch here on a Saturday. We were seated immediately at 2 pm. There are some seats inside, but most are outside under the trees and in the yard --absolutely beautiful. The food was outstanding, the service was excellent and the price was amazingly low. I really loved it. It was so relaxing. You wanted to stay.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

First time staying there was really impressed with the rooms, the quiet and the gardens. The pool was nice as well. The restaurant is basic but decent. My son enjoyed having his own room, swimming and certainly the food.

Thank Greg_Edwards
Eugene, Oregon
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages This delightful place to stay just out side of Nairobi has everything you need for a wonderful stay. The cottages are spacious comfortable and tastefully decorated. The cottages are spread among the trees, giving a feel of solitude.The is a very nice pool with one of the two restaurants located next to it. The...

Thank Glenn S
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Great location - gives you the sense you much further out from Nairobi. All rooms are themed, we were in the Chui (cheetah) room which has pictures of cheetah all over and there was a cosy fire place. 2 fantastic restaurants on site - Tamambo and Tamarind, although some more variety in the food was be nice so you don't...

Thank Pareet_Shah
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We came here as part of our safari package. The restaurant and grounds are quite beautiful and you can buy local paintings if you're so inclined. The food was delightful! I was pleasantly surprised by the quality. Fish dish was great and the breads to start were incredibly fresh. The staff are very attentive and good at what they do....

Thank AmberLeeC44

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The cottages are located in Karen, a beautiful, peaceful suburb approximately 20 miles from downtown Nairobi and about half a mile from the famous Karen Blixen Museum. The cottages are located in the midst of one of the oldest formal gardens in Kenya which have huge jacaranda, candelabra, cactus, bottlebrush, and other trees. Over 200 types of flowers bloom through the year and numerous bird feeders attract hundreds of varieties of birds. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages

Address: 336 Karen Road | P.O Box 163, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range: ₹ 13,484 - ₹ 29,820 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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“Just go somewhere more professional and service friendly”
bulgenes, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The hotel is located on a very busy road with a lot of truck noise. Ask for a cottage as far away from the road as possible.”
693LindaB693, 1 Mar 2016 | Read review
“less noise on the south side”
Lightskinsensation, 14 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All equally good from what we observed.”
  • Double sink and lots of toiletries
  • Very comfortable
  • View from verandah
822suek, 8 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Choose a room away from the restaurant and bar.”
SDarlington, 6 Mar 2015 | Read review
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