Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages is a luxury boutique hotel, situated on a historic site in the leafy suburb of Karen, Nairobi. It is the perfect venue to start or finish your African Safari.
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”).
The Coffee Garden sits on 5 acres of land with large hundred-year-old trees, beautiful gardens and pool, and hundreds of different varieties of blooming flowers and a large population of birds. The historic Grogan/MacMillan Manor House is an additional historic feature which was moved brick by brick from downtown Nairobi to the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden in 2008 to save it from demolition. It is now used for special occasions and dining.
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.
Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages consists of 13 luxurious cottages, each equipped with a large fireplace, spacious private bathroom, wireless internet access, minibar, veranda and satellite TV. There are a total of 9 individual units and an additional 3 “family cottages” each with two bedrooms with private bathrooms and a large central living room with fireplace, dining and sitting area. There is also a “Honeymoon Cottage” with two fireplaces in the bedroom and a separate sitting area.
The cottages are set in gardens surrounded by lush trees with a koi pond adjacent to an inviting Mazeras stone pool, pool bar and restaurant, spa and gym.