Desert Horse Inn

Reviews of Desert Horse Inn

Good(87%) From 23 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 23 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 W & Mrs L - Belgium
Arrived on: 24-Dec-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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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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Ms J & Dr S - London
Arrived on: 7-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Desert Horse Inn review

The best food of our trip (with Wolwedans coming a close second and Little Kulala third).

We're keen hikers, and the Inn is nicely placed for a number of hikes. We took a 10km one from the camp site and it was very nice - reasonably well marked too, bar the odd lack of an arrow here & there.

If you're driving here from Fish River Canyon, make sure you take the Orange River route via the C13 and Rosh Pinah - it is a stunning drive, through the mountains and then by the river, which is beautiful. The gravel roads were fine, and it's tarmac from Rosh Pinah

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Mrs & Mr R - Hampshire
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Location:
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Rooms:
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Desert Horse Inn review

We really liked the atmosphere in this hotel - the rooms were built in semi detached blocks and were pleasant, but the dining room was good, serving excellent food and a good atmosphere - the bar area was good as well. The electicity kept failing but that just added to the atmosphere, and the staff were charming.

We drove ourselves to Luderitz, but found the town very uninspiring, but the ghost town tour was interesting, and we found desert horses on the way back to the Inn

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Ms R & Mr G from Hants
Arrived on: 13-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Desert Horse Inn review

Again, difficult to follow Canyon Lodge - Desert Horse lacked its ethnic charm and is starting to show its age although the accommodation was more than adequate in terms of size and facilities.

For the first time a cooked breakfast was not 'custom made' so we went without one as we didn't fancy the pre cooked food which was being kept warm. However, there was plenty of lovely fruit salad, seed bread and cheese and ham.

We decided on the 10 k hike which revealed a far more interesting terrain than driving had done. Dinner on the second night was better, on the first they had run out of potatoes and presented us with hard ones - we would have prefered to have been told that there weren't any!

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Ms J & Mr R - Bath
Arrived on: 29-Jun-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Desert Horse Inn review

Unfortunately we couldn't get a room at Eagles Nest so we stayed at the Desert Horse Inn. The rooms were spacious, very clean and comfortable. The food was excellent.

We didn't particularly rate Luderitz but we loved our trip to Kolmanskop, the old diamond mining town - well worth a visit but it's worth noting that it closes at lunchtime.

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Mr. & Mrs. B - Hampshire
Arrived on: 10-Jun-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Desert Horse Inn review

The original rooms we stayed in were lovely as was the patio area. Only drawback for someone with disabilities was the stone stairway to the rooms had no handrail.

In this respect the chalets were more accessible (I appreciate these were more expensive) as the stairs to the reception/dining room had handrails.

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Mr M & Mrs P - Hampshire
Arrived on: 15-Jan-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Another favourite.

Location for Luderitz/Kolmanskop/feral horses very good.

Piet helpful knowledgable and amusing.

Proposed pool a distinct benefit.

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Mr. & Mrs R from Alford, Lincs
Arrived on: 20-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Desert Horse Inn review

Enjoyed our stay but perhaps the least spectacular of the locations visited on our trip.

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Ms. Wattled Starling
Arrived on: 7-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great, varied walks in wonderful location

Campsite - One member of staff was very unwelcoming when I arrived and remained unfriendly but other staff really lovely. Beautiful location for walking and of campsite. Loud pop music played in bar early evening, which seemed more of the staff need than the visitors. This seemed out of place, especially when people seemed to want to enjoy the sunset peacefully. Varied lengths of walking trails through different mountain terrain. Stunning views. Feral horses nearby a must visit on your own - wonderful.

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The Dassies from Cumbria
Arrived on: 25-Jun-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Location:
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Food:
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Desert Horse Inn review

The Desert Horse Inn provided perfectly adequate acommodation for our third night in Aus.

The staff here were very hepful.

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