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Karen Blixen Coffee Garden Cottages Hotel
Small Luxury Nairobi Hotel with 16 En-Suite Rooms Each and One Large Executive Honeymoon Suite Located in Karen Blixen District Nairobi | Kenya

(Karen Blixen Coffee Garden in Karen, Nairobi - Kenya is about 30 minutes from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and approximately 20 Miles from downtown Nairobi. Karen Blixen Coffee Garden is about a half mile of the famous Karen Blixen Museum and Karen Country and Golf Club)

 

 

Karen Blixen Cottages

Karen Blixen Cottages

Karen Blixen Cottages

Karen Blixen Cottages


 

Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages Karen Nairobi

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Karen Blixen Coffee Garden Cottages Hotel is located in Karen, a beautiful, peaceful suburb approximately 20 miles from downtown Nairobi. Karen Blixen 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.

Karen Blixen Cottages 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 honeymoon cottage has a large bedroom and sitting room each with a fireplace. The Coffee Garden has 16 en-suite rooms each with large bathrooms and one large Honeymoon (Executive) Suite. Karen Blixen Cottages has three units which house two en-suite bedrooms and a joint sitting room (Family Style Cottage).

 

Karen Blixen Cottages does not have triple rooms but an extra bed can be used for small children. All rooms are furnished with fireplaces, verandahs, satellite TV, wifi, mini-refrigerator, bath and shower and hair dryers.

 

There is a small gym, spa (massages, manicures, facials, etc.) swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna for guests. The adjacent Tamambo Restaurant offers late night room service and early morning breakfast. Meals can be arranged in the main dining room, bar, gardens or your rooms.

 

For larger groups guests can be served meals by reservation in Grogan House, Swedo House or the Grand Marquee Tent.

 

 

 

Karen Blixen Cottages Non-Residents Accommodation Prices
2015 Non-Residents Accommodation Rates Per Night Include: Bed & Breakfast

 Accommodation Type

Bed & Breakfast

 Day Room Use
Single Room (1 Guest)
265 US Dollars
190 US Dollars
Double Room (2 Guests)
410 US Dollars
320 US Dollars

 

Notes

* Children above 10 years will be charged the full rate. This applies to day rooms as well

* There will be no charge for children below 4.99 years if sharing a double room with adults

* Karen Blixen Cottages Prices are inclusive of 16% tax. The prices are subject to change in January 2014

* Children between 5 and 9.99 years old will be charged ½ the rate of the single rate if sharing with an adult

 

 

 

Karen Blixen Cottages Residents Accommodation Prices

2014 Residents Accommodation Rates Per Night Include: Bed & Breakfast

 Accommodation Type

Bed & Breakfast

Day Room Use

Single Room (1 Guest)
190 US Dollars
150 US Dollars
Double Room (2 Guests)
250 US Dollars
230 US Dollars

Honeymoon Suite Room

(2 Guests)

315 US Dollars
- US Dollars

 

Notes

* Children above 10 years will be charged the full rate. This applies to day rooms as well

* There will be no charge for children below 4.99 years if sharing a double room with adults

* Karen Blixen Cottages Prices are inclusive of 16% tax. The prices are subject to change in January 2014

* Children between 5 and 9.99 years old will be charged ½ the rate of the single rate if sharing with an adult

 

 

 

Accepted Mode of Payment

 

online payment

 

 

 

 

Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages History

Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages was the original hunting lodge/farm house which was built around 1906 to 1908. It is located approximately a half mile from the Karen Blixen (Bogani House) museum, and is 15 minutes from downtown Nairobi.

 

When the house was built, it was surrounded by indigenous forest (bush and grasslands), most which was cleared for use as agriculture, particularly coffee in the first quarter of the 20th century. Aake Sorgren, who was the Swedish Consul in British East Africa until 1913 formed the Swedo-African Coffee Company.

 

Sorgren and Sir Northrup MacMillan formed the Swedo African Coffee Company from this house and later commissioned Bogani House in 1912 (the house featured in the movie "Our of Africa" (now known as the Karen Blixen Museum).

 

Bror Blixen bought the Coffee Company in 1913 for his wife Karen. The Swedo House played a central role in the Coffee Company and served as the farm manager's house. Karen Blixen (known by her pen name Isak Dinesen) spent a great deal of time at the Swedo House and her brother, Thomas Dinesen resided in this house for several years.

 

While the Bogani House represents the second generation of colonial residential architecture, the Swedo House represents the first generation of houses. These houses were constructed of wooden structures on raised stilts. This typical example of architecture of the pioneering days of Kenya was raised on stilts and had corrugated iron walls which were lined with wood inside and had railed verandahs with arched roof supports.

 

Later the outside walls were modified by removing the corrugated iron and replacing it with cement plastered over chicken wire. The colored window panes still present in the front sitting room were installed early in the history of the house and exist in the present day form.

 

The Swedo house is now available for breakfast, lunch or afternoon teas and for "Out of Africa" style candlelight dining by the old stone fireplace.

 

 

 

Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages Accommodations

Karen Blixen Cottages are located in Karen, a beautiful, peaceful suburb approximately 20 miles from downtown Nairobi. Karen Blixen 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. Karen Blixen Cottages 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 honeymoon cottage has a large bedroom and sitting room each with a fireplace.

 

Karen Blixen 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. Three cottages have two private suites with a separate dressing room. All cottages have a verandah for relaxing while enjoying the birds, butterflies and flowers of the garden. We provide feeders to attract a wide variety of birds.

 

Residents can also enjoy twenty-four-hour room service. A private swimming pool and private garden bar are available for a relaxing afternoon or for small group get together. Private outdoor dinner parties by the pool can also be arranged.

 

 

 

Karen Blixen Coffee Garden Restaurant

The Restaurant is open for breakfast from 700 hours daily and the kitchen remains open until 2200hours. (A light menu is available in the bar for late night snacks and a clay pizza oven is being built.) Diners have their choice of five areas for lunch or dinner.

 

Residents can also enjoy dinner in their rooms or poolside. The outdoor garden is spacious for those who enjoy watching birds and butterflies while dining. On week-ends and holidays numerous live music groups featuring African Music or Easy Listening Music play for additional enjoyment and relaxation or relaxed dining by the fish pond with waterfall.

 

The restaurant veranda is also a popular place to spend a relaxing lunch and afternoon. The Large dining room of the romantic L' Amour Restaurant also has large framed windows overlooking the verandah and gardens. It has large suede chairs for comfortable seating and its two large fireplaces provide a warm and cozy atmosphere for raining or chilly days.

 

For many, the bar and bar verandah are fun places to have lunch or dinner while playing darts, board games, or watching news or sporting events. The refurbished c.1910 Swedo House is available daily as a lounge for guests or for tea or cappuccino or for romantic dining by the fireplace.

 

The Swedo House is also a popular venue for receptions, small meetings and formal dinners by reservation. | Full Details

 

 

 

Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages Location & Attractions

Karen Blixen Coffee Garden Cottages is located in Karen, a beautiful, peaceful suburb approximately 20 miles from downtown Nairobi. Its numerous advantages as a commercial tourist property include the following:

 

* Karen Blixen Coffee Garden Cottages is about a half mile of the famous Karen Blixen Museum, which is one of principal tourist attractions in Kenya. The museum property does not have facilities for meals or lodging but the Karen Coffee Gardens has historically been major draw for the tourists visiting the museum.


* Karen Blixen Coffee Garden restaurant and cottages are near the Wilson airport, which is used for all local safari flights in Kenya.


* Karen Blixen Coffee Garden is located outside of Nairobi so guests coming on safari do not have to deal with the traffic and other problems of large city life.


* Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and restaurant are within a few minutes' drive to the Nairobi National Wildlife Park. In route to the Coffee Gardens guests can be taken from the international airport and within 10 minutes be on their first safari game drive through Nairobi National Park (see photo of Masai Giraffe on the road back to Karen). They will exit on the Langata side of the park to arrive at the Coffee Gardens and Cottages within 10 minutes.


* Karen Blixen Coffee Garden Cottages and restaurant is located within 15 minutes of the Kenya Wildlife Service headquarters and zoo and within 10 minutes of the Sheldrick elephant and rhino orphanage.


* Karen Blixen Coffee Garden is five minutes from the small town of Karen and the new Karen Connection shopping centre that have banks, pharmacies, local restaurants, medical facilities, etc.


* Karen Blixen Coffee Garden Cottages are about a half mile from the Karen Country and Golf Club. Arrangements can be made for guests staying at the cottages to use the country club facilities which include, golf, tennis and pool facilities.


* Karen Blixen Coffee Garden Cottages are only two miles from sanctuary managed by the National Museums of Kenya. Guided nature walks for clients on those grounds and horse riding trips can also be arranged through this wildlife reserve.


* A new multiple screen movie theatre in a major shopping center, "The Junction" is only ten minutes away.

 

 


 

Booking & Reservations for Karen Blixen Cottages located in Karen, a beautiful, peaceful suburb approximately 20 miles from downtown Nairobi, Kenya

Booking Office Tel: + 254 718-179-967

Mobile : + 254-721242711

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