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Karen Blixen Cottages

Nairobi, Kenya

Gold price level

Mango Opinion

These little cottages are a nice garden setting of a larger compound. There is a lot going on really so the feeling is a bit disjointed. Otherwise these are mid priced little cottages in a good area.

Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages are located in Karen, a beautiful suburb outside Nairobi. The cottages are located in the midst of 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.

Cottage facilities house as many as 30 guests. Eight of the cottages have individual suites and three have two bedroom suites with a common large sitting room. The cottages have been designed after the historic Swedo House to give a sense of reliving history in elegant style. All well appointed cottages have hi-beam ceilings with fireplaces, wood and mazeras stone floors. Mini bars, satellite TVs and internet connections have also been installed. Each bedroom has a large bathroom with its own shower and bath. Internet connections and phones are available in all rooms. The Restaurant is open from 7am until 10pm bplus 24 hour room service. Diners have their choice of five areas for lunch or dinner. A private swimming pool and private garden bar are available for a relaxing afternoon. 

There are many interesting things to do in the city of Nairobi. Visit the baby elephants and rhinos at the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, feed giraffes at the Giraffe Center or tour the Karen Blixen Museum.