Roys Restcamp

Reviews of Roys Restcamp

Good(76%) From 14 travellers
Excellent
2
Good
8
Average
3
Poor
1
Terrible
0
Below are independent comments from 14 of our travellers who have visited Roys Restcamp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
M and M Oxford
Arrived on: 29-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Good
Location:
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Facilities:
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Roys Restcamp review

As advised by Expert Africa we were warned to adjust our pre-conceptions with regard to this lodge.

However we found it to be welcoming, novel and an appropriate and comfortable staging post on the way to the Caprivi Strip. No-one could say this quirky lodge would represent the norm in Namibia.

Its eccentric décor did not appear to upset the wild life which made their daily progress through the grounds to and from the waterhole.

On the day that we were there we were the sole overnighters in the bungalows but a full range of dishes were available both in the evening and at breakfast.

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Mr & Mrs E - Montana
Arrived on: 1-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
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Facilities:
Excellent
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Pleasant surprise

This camp was a happy surprise. We wish we had reason to stay longer. The owner is very creative and has spent a lot of time over the years adding quirky, whimsical items to the overall decor. A fun place to stay.

For us it was a little tricky getting to our next lodge at the appointed meeting time, the distance was just a bit too far. We really had to push it. Also the time change on Sunday, October 1st, did not happen in Botswana. At that point, it was the same time in both countries. This was very fortunate or we would have been really late.

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Mr W and Dr M from Southampton
Arrived on: 25-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
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Food:
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Activities:
Average
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Facilities:
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Roys Restcamp review

Great place! Really different with get sculptures and art all over the camp. The food was fantastic too! Only downside was that there isn't much to do due to its location, but its a great place to stop over and rest up.

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Family A - New Zealand
Arrived on: 17-Dec-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
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Food:
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Facilities:
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Roys Restcamp review

Very accomodating and friendly

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Dr G & Mrs Y - Walton on Thames
Arrived on: 21-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
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Food:
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Facilities:
Average
Average

Interesting and comfortable

Comfortable accommodation and a charming restaurant with good food.

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6 from Whangarei, New Zealand
Arrived on: 20-Apr-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
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Activities:
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Facilities:
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Quirky, cool and rustic

Great place for a one night stay en route to Caprivi area. All rooms different, some round and built around a tree, which makes for an interesting layout inside. Quite dark inside and dim lighting. Our beds were a mattress on top of a concrete slab, but no problem sleeping - quite comfortable - if not luxurious.

Small mosquito nets - adequate - but easy to get into a tangle with. The doors to the rooms had bolts on the outside, which could be a safety concern if someone chose to lock you in! The staff were friendly and helpful, and we were served a delicious breakfast.

Quirky, interesting place to stay. Fine for 1 night.

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The B family from Bristol
Arrived on: 5-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
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Average

very unique

Brilliant, so unique but just for one night, how do you explain this place its just so different, worth seeing

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Mr I & Mrs J - East Sussex
Arrived on: 18-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Terrible
Terrible
Service:
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Food:
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Poor

Roys Restcamp review

We shall not go again

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Expert Africa comments

We emailed this regular traveller after his feedback, and asked him to elaborate a little on his thoughts on Roy's, so we could better understand his remark about 'not going again'. He commented:

"Perhaps we were too hard on Roys in our assessment, though I do not think we resorted to "terrible". It just seemed a bit scruffy and under-managed. We were, however, comparing it with some pretty sophisticated outfits (Lianshulu, Erongo) and perhaps failed to take proper account of the fact that it was probably the cheapest place on the whole trip. I suspect it may appeal more to your younger clients than it did to us."

Mr U & Mr G Germany
Arrived on: 19-Jun-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
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Average

Roys Restcamp review

Just what it is meant to be, a place to stay overnight on a long road journey. Nothing to tell grandma about, but.

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Cape clawless otters - from California
Arrived on: 18-Nov-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
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Facilities:
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Roys Restcamp review

The rooms were rustic, charming, and well decorated. Please note that Chris Brandt's book states that this lodge has AC and hairdryers - this is not the case.

We enjoyed a trail walk on the property and ran into a group of elands.

The local staff was friendly and chatting with them in the evening made our experience more pleasurable.

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