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“Brilliant Stay” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Karen Country Lodge

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Karen Country Lodge
Certificate of Excellence
Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Brilliant Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

Had a really good night at Karen Country Lodge. Had a very good dinner, headed down to the rooms, where there was a fire already made, making the room very warm, good atmosphere. The service as very good, we were looked after very well throughout our stay. This is a perfect spot, will defiantly be coming back here whenever i am in Nairobi.

Room Tip: Room 5 nice very in the mornings.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nick W
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Jedidah N, Guest Relations Manager at Karen Country Lodge, responded to this review, 19 November 2014
Karen Country Lodge is glad to have hosted you.Thank you for your positive response and you are most welcome when you come back to Nairobi.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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London, England
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68 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2013

Enjoyed a week at the Karen Country Lodge being looked after by Rob and his team. Rooms were outstanding and the restaurant was excellent. Especially enjoyed the breakfasts and the fresh tree tomato juice. Nothing was too much trouble and I will definitely look forward to my next stay.

Room Tip: Stayed in Cottage 1 which was extremely quiet and only a 2 min walk from/to the restaurant.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JASH09
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Jedidah N, Guest Relations Manager at Karen Country Lodge, responded to this review, 19 November 2014
Karen Country Lodge is happy to have hosted you Jash.We are glad you enjoyed your meals and the excellent hospitality in our lodge.Thank you for your positive response and you are most welcome again.
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2013 via mobile

We stayed 4 nights in two different stays. Loved it. Say hello to Rob and Georgina. They have established a delightful place to stay in great location. Visit Georgina's studio to see some very well crafted art. Dine in Rob's restaurant for good quality well prepared meals.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank wfm2011
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Jedidah N, Guest Relations Manager at Karen Country Lodge, responded to this review, 19 November 2014
We at Karen Country Lodge are happy to have hosted you.We are glad you enjoyed your conversations and meals at our Lodge.Thank you for your positive response and you are welcome again.
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Sydney, Australia
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

I had a wonderful stay here while in Nairobi. The Rooms, food and general atmosphere was perfect. Would happily recommend especially for couples. Great value for money. Hope to come back very soon. Lovely gardens and water features. Quiet and safe in a good location. Easy to get to and from the airport and very accommodating. My room had an open fire, and huge bathroom and lounge area, cable TV and tea and coffee facilities. See pictures. Would love to come back with my partner. Perfect for couples. Thanks Rob and Georgina.

Room Tip: I stayed in room 4 it was wonderful.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Doron M
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Jedidah N, Guest Relations Manager at Karen Country Lodge, responded to this review, 20 November 2014
Karen Country Lodge was happy to host you Doron.Thank you so much for your positive review and we look forward to hosting you and your partner when you come back.
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Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2013

Karen Country Lodge is like a hidden gem. Was looking for a place where we could reconnect with hubby after being away from one another for a while, all I can say......We enjoyed our one night there. They have wonderful hospitality! The cottages are amazing with splendid décor....was impressed with the double shower concept. We shall definitely be back! Thank you!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank kui_nganga
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Jedidah N, Guest Relations Manager at Karen Country Lodge, responded to this review, 17 November 2014
Good to hear that you enjoyed your stay Kui.Thank you for your review and you are most welcome once again.
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nairobi
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94 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2013

I have been to the lodge on a few occasions for meals and drinks at the restaurant. I always wondered when and where they were putting up the accomodation area because I thought it was going to be a lovely place to have a get away.
I found out while browsing that they had actually set up the lodge and had cottages available.
Arrived late afternoon after making a call early in the week to check availability.
The rooms are just lovely. Set up on raised wooden cottages. They are tastefully decorated, the bathroom beautiful, with twin rain showers and claw foot bathtub.
They have an option of a fire being lit for you if the room gets too cold. There is a little kitchenette that allows for coffee making and a small fridge too. Each has a small verandah that one can sit out in and relax while reading, having a drink or just napping.
The cottages are arranged in a way that there are those that are closer to the dam, and those a level higher. There are beautiful glass decorations along the path to the accomodation area, Dan I believe they are going to keep changing the place with new ideas.
The only problem I noted was the stench from the dam, and the mosquitoes. Yes, each cottage has an electric trap and insect repellant spray but I believe a net would be very useful in preventing the mozzie nuisance.
The breakie was served by polite staff, and on being received during check in, the service was commendable.
Noted that we didn't get a clear indication of check out time, but the staff were so accommodating it was refreshing.
I would definitely recommend the lodge and would also definitely make another visit.
They have special rates for residents, great plus for that!!!!,

Room Tip: The cottages further from the dam though restricted view may be better until they clear the dam, and...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank wanderlustciru
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Jedidah N, Guest Relations Manager at Karen Country Lodge, responded to this review, 19 November 2014
Wanderlustciru thank you for your positive review.We will consider your concern with out most importance.You are welcome to enjoy our products again.
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2013

Karen Country Lodge what can I say, hospitality at its best!!
The food, atmosphere, room, grounds and staff are all the best of quality!!
Warm wood burning fires in the rooms at night and breakfast in bed in the morning.
What more can one want?
I will be back again and again !!

Room Tip: Ask to use a fishing rod as the little lake is full of fish!!
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank HGHAKJ
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Jedidah N, Guest Relations Manager at Karen Country Lodge, responded to this review, 19 November 2014
We are glad you enjoyed.welcome once again HGHAKJ
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Additional Information about Karen Country Lodge

Property: Karen Country Lodge
Address: Warai South Road | 24390, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 198 Speciality Lodging in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the leafy- green, Karen suburbia rests an eclectic leisure haven. Draped in modern, chic decor, this once colonial bungalow radiates a stunning, serene ambiance that captivates any audience. Sip a cocktail in the luscious, vibrant gardens or host a conference in this tranquil refuge. Surround yourself in serenity, let go in classic comfort in our chic boutique cottages. ... more   less 
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