Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages

Historical Site Dating from 1906

The reception at the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages, Ltd. is the Historic Swedo House which was the original hunting lodge/farm house, built between 1906 and 1908. It is located approximately half a mile from the Karen Blixen Museum (Bogani House from the film “Out of Africa”) and is a 30-minute drive from downtown Nairobi.

The luxury hotel cottages were built in 2001, and are adjacent to the Karen Golf and Country Club where guests can enjoy a host of leisure activities, including golf, tennis, and squash. A host of other amenities such as shops, restaurants, and financial services can all be found nearby, within the Karen suburb.

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There are 13 en-suite cottages – 6 one-bedroom cottages, 3 family cottages, and 1 honeymoon cottage. They can be configured into a single, double, or twin. A baby cot is provided on request.

Our Services

Accommodation
Accommodation

There are 13 en-suite cottages – 6 one-bedroom cottages, 3 family cottages, and 1 honeymoon cottage. They can be configured into a single, double, or twin. A baby cot is provided on request.

Restaurant
Restaurant

There is a charming Garden Restaurant where you can choose from the cozy indoor sitting with an 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
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 and then relax with a G&T.

The perfect venue to start or finish your African Safari.

What our Guests Say About Us on Trip Advisor

Peaceful, lovely setting

We stayed for 4 nights and loved our time so much that we returned for one day after our safari. The owner Bonnie has created a lovely, quiet setting that is perfect before or after a safari.

Can’t wait to return!

We stayed for two days in June 2018, one day prior to, and one day following a two-week safari. Our room was spectacular super comfortable, clean and welcoming.

Peaceful historic location

This hotel has a wonderful history that dates back more than 100 years. The cottages are lovely surrounded by gardens. Wonderfully peaceful to go enjoy the poolside breakfast in the morning.