Desert Horse Inn

Reviews of Desert Horse Inn

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Below are independent comments from 22 of our travellers who have visited Desert Horse Inn, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr C & Mrs S - Namibia in July
Arrived on: 13-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Average
Location:
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Activities:
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Good for self-guided walks

Worth including for good walks. Also accessible (although a 100k drive) for Kolmanskop disused diamond mine (interesting) and Luderitz town (not very interesting).

Beware weather changing hour-to-hour.

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Mr & Mrs D - Cheltenham
Arrived on: 24-May-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Excellent
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Rooms:
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Food:
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Well organised

Tour groups there but not intrusive

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Mr & Mrs E - Gloucestershire
Arrived on: 12-Nov-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Good
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Food:
Good
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Facilities:
Average
Average

Delighted to be in an Eagle Nest chalet

Rather than accept the room booked for us at the Desert Horse Inn, I asked about their Eagle Nest chalets and was lucky enough to pay for an upgrade. This made our stay there as I fear we would not have liked the busy (and perhaps noisy) atmosphere of the main Inn.

We were supplied with our breakfast and supper (food and beverages) which we took to our chalet 7 kms away from the main building. It was a good experience barbecuing (had to pay extra for the wood and firelighters) our supper. We enjoyed the overall and different experience.

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AB from Essex
Arrived on: 10-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Rooms:
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Food:
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Desert Horse Inn review

Rooms were great - clean and fresh and had fridge and tea making facilities.

Supper was a real disappointment because we were placed in the bar area/walk through to kitchen area [ table of 5 had been moved there we think] and it was boiling as fan useless] so we ate food and got out of there. Shame really as rest of restaurant space was good just our space.

They were very helpful re our puncture - lovely chap helped me out.

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6 from Whangarei, New Zealand
Arrived on: 8-Apr-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Desert Horse Inn, Klein Aus Vista

As recommended, this was a great place to stay for 2 nights with a day trip to Luderitz/Kolmanskop/Namib wild horses in between. Fuel is available at nearby Aus.

The rooms were good, food and service also great. Lovely remote location for enjoying the sunset and sundowners on the deck. Staff were helpful and Piet very hospitable.

Would definitely return here.

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Mr & Mrs M from Leeds
Arrived on: 31-Oct-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Facilities:
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Desert Horse Inn

It was a great place, but after the isolation of the Eagles Nest, seemed very busy. The food was excellent and the facilities very good.

I cannot think of any downside, other than it wasn't the Eagles Nest!

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Mr & Mrs R from Berkeley
Arrived on: 1-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Wild West Movie Set!

This is like a wild west movie set complete with the fantastic wild horses nearby. Three nights here were ideal, especially after the long drive from Fish River Canyon (Canyon lodge). We used the southern C13 route so that we could visit Ai-Ais en-route (Ai-Ais accomdation and campsite has largely been re-built recently) and for the dramatic scenery. However this route is long and in parts quite difficult, (if it wasn't for the clear directions in the Bradt guide it would have been easy to have taken a wrong turn - so well done Bradt guide!). Even so the decision to use the C13 route was well worth it.

Everyone very helpful and they make you feel at home, e.g allowed to use the internet which is not possible in most places. Standard rooms are spacious but functional at best.

Long awaited swimming pool is still not built.

First day there we relaxed and the farm dogs took us for a lovely walk!. Aus Visitor's Centre well worth a visit as were the wild desert horses (don't panic when they lick the flies off the front of your car!)

Second day we were booked onto the "Sedina" - a trip out of Luderitz to visit penguins, flamingos and seals. This trip is advertised widely as being a great experience. However, Gunther (page 228 Bradt Guide) no longer owns the Sedina and the trip was disappointing. It lasted only two hours with little commentary and served as little more than transport. At £30 each it was not good value.

Diaz Point near Ludertiz an interesting area (you can see the penguins, seals and flamingos without the £30 price tag!), but the remote cafe did not provide a wam welcome - owner a bit offhand.

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Mr & Mrs H - Surrey
Arrived on: 4-May-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Good
Good
Food:
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Wish we had taken Tracy's advice and booked Eagle's Nest!

Desert Horse Inn was good but Eagle's Nest would have been absolutely amazing...the scenery and sunsets are to die for!

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Mr I & Mrs A - France
Arrived on: 15-Apr-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
Good
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Facilities:
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Desert Horse Inn review

The Desert Horse Inn is a good staging post on the way to Luderitz.

The rooms have a lovely view but would benefit from fly screens so that you can leave the windows open on hot nights.

The staff are all friendly and professional.

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Mr W & Mrs L - Belgium
Arrived on: 24-Dec-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Desert Horse Inn review

We arrived there at X-mas evening- nice dinner and very friendly staff.
Nice rooms.

Visit to luderitz and wild horses is a must.
We liked it there. - We missed a swimming pool in hot december...

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