Betesda Lodge

Reviews of Betesda Lodge

Good(72%) From 5 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 5 of our travellers who have visited Betesda Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs G and Mr & Mrs W - Surrey
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Food:
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Betesda Lodge review

The staff were very friendly and eager to please. Because we were unable to get into our requested accommodation near Sesriem this was a reasonable place to stay. We thoroughly enjoyed our day at Sesriem seeing the amazing dunes with their magnificent colours along the 50k drive to Death Valley and Sossuslvlei.

Afterwards we went back to the Sossulsvlei Lodge which is a place where we would encourage people to stay since being in the Park one would be able to start the drive earlier and it looks a lovely Lodge. Here we also did the Sesriem Canyon walk which was very interesting.

Since we had an onward journey the next day, we feel accommodation nearer Sesriem or the Swakupmund side of Sesriem would be a better bet if unable to get into the Park if this is possible.

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Mr & Mrs E from Morden
Arrived on: 29-Jul-2010 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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Betesda Lodge review

We absolutely loved Betesda. It had a fantastic feel about it, very relaxed and friendly. Activities if you wanted them. We only did the sundowner trip but it was great - the guide was brilliant. (Website says you can go horseriding but they don't do it any more).

We got caught out with the solar water heating that meant the shower on the first night was cold. The second night we were camping and the showers were great and you still get access to all the facilities.

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Mrs J. & family - Warwickshire
Arrived on: 6-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
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Rooms:
Average
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Service:
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Food:
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Betesda Lodge review

Very functional.
Solar water heating limited, no hot water from late afternoon!

Would have preferred one night here, and gone on to Rostok directly for two nights after early morning visit to Sossusvlei, rather than back to Betesda.

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Dr H & family - Cockfosters, Herts
Arrived on: 2-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
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Activities:
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Betesda Lodge review

Not our favourite place but lots of good points. Fantastic view from the bed rooms out the back, food disapointing as a bit like school dinners , though the dinning room was lovely. It was fun to get up early to visit sossusvlei and great to have a packed breakfast. Beware that the hot water runs out if you have a late shower ie after 5pm.

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Ms M & Mr G from Surrey
Arrived on: 22-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
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Rooms:
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Food:
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Facilities:
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Betesda Lodge review

The owner and staff are very helpful and friendly. The service by one particular staff is outstanding because he is very attentive to our needs such as getting up very early to make sure that we receive the breakfast boxes and warm drinks before we set off to see the sights nearby.

We enjoyed our stay there because of the peaceful surroundings.

The only downside we experienced is the food. When our holiday was booked, I requested for vegetarian food as part of my dietary requirments. When I asked them about a vegetarian dish as I expected that they are aware of my requirment and prepared one. Instead, they assumed that the alternative dish is fish with which I do eat. The standard is not up to the level that I would liked to have.

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