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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 yesterday

Even if you have not read her somewhat fictional memorial or seen the movie you will enjoy this space... Visiting her home was special. She lived on her own terms. And then some...

Thank Deirdre R
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice ambiance in an open, beautiful garden. The food left something to be desired. The caesar salad was very basic and overpriced. It was about $9 for lettuce and a few shavings of parmesan cheese. The burger was somewhat redeeming. Fries/ chips were very soggy....More

Thank BVincent30
Bonnie D, Owner at Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are not certain if your complaint is the Coffee Garden Hotel Restaurant or the Tamambo Restaurant which is not managed by the Hotel. We have a new Chef and menu update at the Coffee Garden Hotel pool restaurant and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A stunning setting, with seating to get out of the sun if you want to. Relaxed environment and great food

Thank RAStephens
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch in the lovely grounds of this site. Usually there is a buffet but we were a bit early. Everything was pleasant. The staff were very attentive.

Thank ozzie5melbourne
Bonnie D, Owner at Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Client. I assume you were at the Tamambo restaurant which is not the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden Hotel which is this travel site. We would welcome you to our Pool Restaurant next time you visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to give the place one more try after our failed after wedding party. This time it became successful. Very nice evening under the stars in the garden.. we had 2 different choices of oyster for sharing. They offer mangrove oyster who are pretty...More

Thank Niels Peter P
Bonnie D, Owner at Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages, responded to this review

This is to let you know that you havve posted on the wrong site. The Tamambo restaurant where you had your bad experience is affiliated with the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden Cottages boutique hotel. We hope you will visit our pool side restaurant for another...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautifully designed and landscaped property built around one of the grand old Karen buildings. Simple, tasteful elegance in the bungalow rooms, and a great breakfast around the pool.

Thank tatahongkong
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 19 April 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 review

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

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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.
27 April 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?
26 April 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