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Karen Gables

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
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Overview of Karen Gables

Karen Gables

4 out of 5

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
Mbagathi Ridge No 76D, Karen, Nairobi, 415-00502

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKaren Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages4 min drive
  • Popular LocationKaren Blixen Museum4 min drive
  • Popular LocationThe Karen Hospital6 min drive
  • AirportNairobi (NBO-Jomo Kenyatta Intl.)30 min drive

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About this area

Nairobi

Located in Nairobi, Karen Gables is in an area with good shopping. While the natural beauty of Nairobi National Park and Uhuru Park can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can explore Kenya Railway Golf Club. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Nyayo National Stadium or Nairobi City Stadium. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including game drives. Guests appreciate the guest house's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages - 4 min drive
  • Karen Blixen Museum - 4 min drive
  • The Karen Hospital - 6 min drive
  • The Hub Karen - 7 min drive
  • AFEW Giraffe Centre - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Syokimau SGR Railway Station - 29 min drive
  • Nairobi (NBO-Jomo Kenyatta Intl.) - 30 min drive

Restaurants

  • Hemingways Nairobi - 11 min walk
  • Tamarind - 3 min drive
  • Acacia Tree Lodge - 4 min drive
  • Graceful Chinese Restaurant - 5 min drive
  • Panarottis Kenya - 6 min drive

About this property

Karen Gables

4-star guesthouse near Karen Blixen Museum
An outdoor pool, 2 bars/lounges and concierge services are available at this guesthouse. Free English breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, dry cleaning, laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk are on-site. All 6 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and room service. In addition to upscale touches such as private pools and private spa tubs, guests will find premium bedding and heated floors.
Karen Gables offers 6 forms of air-conditioned accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features private pools and private plunge pools. Beds feature premium bedding. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access.

Bathrooms include bathrobes, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks and safes. Additionally, rooms include private hot tubs and complimentary bottles of water. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the guest house include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast available daily 6 AM–10 AM
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Desk
  • Heated floors
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Private plunge pool
  • Private pool
  • Private hot tub
  • Safe
  • Soundproofing

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 3 and younger are not allowed at this property; all guests older than 3 are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 3 children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 88.0 per day.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 50 per person (one way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 25 (one-way), (from 4 to 17 years old)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 88.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and debit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Children 3 years old and younger are not permitted at this property

Property is also known as

Karen Gables House Nairobi
Karen Gables Nairobi
Karen Gables Guesthouse Nairobi
Karen Gables Guesthouse
Karen Gables Nairobi
Karen Gables Guesthouse
Karen Gables Guesthouse Nairobi

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Overall score and ratings

4.9

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 17 out of 18 reviews
5 - Excellent 94%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 18 reviews
4 - Good 6%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 18 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 18 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 18 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.9/5

Cleanliness

4.9/5

Staff & service

4.7/5

Amenities

4.8/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Quiet place to relax
Great homey stay in a quiet part of the city. Loved the attention to detail and the friendly staff. Will be back.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
The staff and place all together were amazing. I had a great experience and will be coming back.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Amazing, homey place with interesting details and fabulous service. A peaceful island in Nairobi.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The house and grounds are stunning and extremely relaxing. The food is also very good. Not fancy, but deliciously prepared and served.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Hidden gem in Karen
Amazing hidden gem in Karen. The building and grounds are beautiful. The staff were very kind and welcoming. Comfortable room in a stately home. I could only stay one night, so didn't get to relax and enjoy the property as much as I would have liked to.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020