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Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages

A continuation of storytelling and building of history around Karen Blixen, the famous author of Out of Africa. The facility has boutique luxury accommodation cottages and a very popular Coffee Garden Restaurant close to the Karen Blixen Museum.

Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages is set in what used to be Karen Blixen’s old coffee farm estate, in the heart of Karen in beautiful gardens and peaceful suburb approximately 20 miles from downtown Nairobi, Kenya. It is located in a beautiful peaceful setting on Karen Road, about half a mile from the Karen Golf and Country Club, it is the site of the original farmhouse which was part of the Blixen property.

Centrally and conveniently located, it is a short walk from the Karen Blixen Museum, Kazuri Bead Factory and an easy 10 minutes’ drive from the popular Daphne Sheldrick Elephant & Rhino Orphanage as well as the Giraffe Centre. Just 10 minutes away, it is also well-placed for game drive in Nairobi National Park where one can spot the big game with the city skyline in the background. The Southern bypass makes Wilson Airport, which is used for all safari flights in Kenya, a quick 20 minutes’ drive. The bypass combined with the new Express Way on Mombasa Rd makes transfer to/from Jomo Kenyatta a breeze.

Butterflies and birds are seen around the gardens among the sweet-smelling frangipani and brightly colored bougainvillea. Diners have a choice of different areas for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The Blixen Pool Bar & Restaurant has an elegant and stylishly furnished indoor restaurant, cozy bar with a fire place and huge sky-lights, an adjacent pergola and garden right next to the beautiful heated pool. In-house guests can enjoy room service.

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ACCOMMODATION

The cottages are configured as follows;

3 standard cottages with a sitting area around the fireplace. The standard cottages are ideal for singles, couples or friends traveling together. Please note that these cannot accommodate a third bed – only a baby cot.

3 family cottages each with 2 en-suite bedrooms and a common living room. The family cottages are ideal for families or friends traveling together. An extra bed can be added in the living room.

1 honeymoon suite. This suite has a large bedroom, a lounge spacious for two and two fire places.

All rooms apart from the honeymoon suite can be configured into twins.

Guests’ are now assured of a more enjoyable stay following the renovations. Each cottage had the roof and bathroom done afresh. The sky lights in the bathroom flood it with light giving it an illusion of being part of an outdoor space. The bathrooms have double vanities, a bench and huge shower cubicles that can comfortably fit a wheelchair. The wooden flooring and high ceilings were sanded to their natural color making the interior feel cozy. All furniture and soft furnishings in neutral colors are new giving a sense of warmth and calmness. All rooms are now equipped with a coffee station, satellite TV, telephone, WiFi, safe, iron & ironing board, hairdryer, fireplace and a mini bar.

The whole property is accessible by wheelchair users. Some bathrooms have grab rails and shower stools.

RESTAURANT

There is a charming Garden Restaurant where you can choose from the cosy indoor sitting with adjacent terrace or garden for a la carte fine dining or set menus. Enjoy a beer or a Cocktail as you catch your favorite sporting events at the bar which opens out to a lounge.

SWIMMING POOL

There is nothing more refreshing than a dip in a heated pool. Surrounded by deck chairs, it is a perfect spot to take a few strokes then relax with a G&T.

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