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Karen Gables, Nairobi

Sitting serenely in its own verdant gardens, this characterful Cape Dutch-style property is a place where travellers can really make themselves at home
Karen Gables, Nairobi

Sitting serenely in its own verdant gardens

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With its rounded gables, white-washed walls and plenty of cosy corners to relax in, Karen Gables makes for a charming overnight stay in Nairobi before setting off on your Kenyan safari. The hotel has a fabulous location in the leafy, upmarket suburb of Karen – undisturbed by the bustle and traffic jams of the city centre. After a long journey, you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the pool, a drink on the veranda or a stroll through the landscaped gardens, stopping to rest by the gentle river.

Originally built as the owner’s private residence, the property feels very cosy with an eclectic collection of furnishings and antiques. The seven rooms and suites are spacious and beautifully styled with window seats, French doors and four-poster beds. Superb meals are freshly prepared throughout the day, and there is easy access to attractions like the Giraffe Centre and Karen Blixen Museum.

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OVERVIEW

Karen Gables, Nairobi

Karen Gables, Nairobi at a glance

  • Character-filled boutique guesthouse in the resplendent suburb of Karen to the southwest of Nairobi
  • Built in the Cape Dutch style with rounded gables and white-washed walls
  • Surrounded by just over a half acre of lovely landscaped gardens
  • Just seven rooms and suites, all well-appointed with four-poster beds, writing desks and Persian rugs
  • Ensuite bathrooms with twin washbasins and walk-in showers
  • Elegant dining room where breakfast, lunch and evening meals are served
  • 30 minute drive from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and 15 minutes from Wilson Airport

For leisure and pleasure

  • Easy access to the Karen Blixen Museum, the serene Oloolua Nature Trail and other attractions
  • Boutique shopping districts and countless restaurants on the doorstep
  • Game drives and excursions in Nairobi National Park can easily be arranged
  • Expansive indoor lounge adorned with plush sofas, winged armchairs and a good selection of reading material
  • Solar-heated swimming pool with an adjacent bar
  • Laidback outdoor seating areas
  • Enjoy a relaxing stroll in the gardens with its mature trees and rolling lawns
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