Beach Lodge

Beach Lodge: Our full report

Rooms
19 bedrooms
Traveller's rating
Excellent (91%) From 32 reviews
Open
All year

Beach Lodge is located about 5km north of Swakopmund town centre, directly overlooking the beach. It's distinctive and quirky design makes it stand out from the other buildings in the area – it is built in the shape of a boat and has a nautical theme.

Beach Lodge has 19 rooms that form part of a boat-shaped building. The rooms are light, airy and stylish each with a private patio or balcony overlooking the sea.
Continuing the nautical theme, many of the rooms have circular, port-hole windows. All rooms are equipped with a telephone, TV, coffee/tea station and a small fridge. Most rooms have roof fans and others have fireplaces for those cold evenings. Rooms without fireplaces are equipped with heaters. There are en-suite bathrooms with showers and/or baths adjoining all rooms.

Beach Lodge's central facilities are made up of a small lounge in the reception area that also has internet access, and a large, bright room where breakfast is normally served. The room has a nautical theme with large porthole windows and patio doors that look out to the sea. At lunchtime and in the evenings this room becomes the “The Wreck” restaurant where guest can have dinner without having to travel into town. On our last visit, in April 2010, we found this restaurant to be serving excellent seafood, steaks and imaginative deserts. There's also a children's menu. The restaurant is highly recommended even if you are not staying at Beach Lodge.

Our view

Beach Lodge is relaxed and may be the right place for you if you want a very private base. It offers good accommodation, great food and has a fantastic location on the beach. However, some may prefer to stay somewhere more central.

Geographics

Location: Swakopmund & Walvis Bay, Namibia

Ideal length of stay: 2-3 nights

Directions: Beach lodge is located on Stint Street, about 5km north of Swakopmund's town centre. Follow the Strand North of town, where it will turn into Fischreiner Street. Turn left on Flamingo Street and then right onto Tsavorite Street. Take a left into Plover Street and follow it until you reach Stint Street on the left. Beach Lodge is at the end of this road.

Accessible by: Self-drive or Fly-and-Transfer

Food & drink

Usual board basis: B&B

Food quality: A breakfast buffet is served in the restaurant, consisting of the usual bread, jams, fruit, yoghurts, cereals and tea and coffee. Lunch and dinner are both served in the fabulous Wreck Restaurant, from an à-la-carte menu that includes a wide variety of seafood, steaks and European-inspired meat dishes. Follow it all with one of the delicious desserts. They also have an extensive wine list.

Dining style: Individual Tables

Dining locations: Indoor Dining

Further dining info: No

Children

Attitude towards children: Children are welcome at Beach Lodge.

Property’s age restrictions: There are no age restrictions at Beach Lodge.

Notes: There is a children's menu on offer at the Wreck restaurant.

Infrastructure

Power supply: Mains Electricity

Communications: Internet is available in reception and there's WiFi in all the rooms.

TV & radio: All the rooms are equipped with TVs and telephones.

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended: No

Medical care: The closest doctor is in the town centre of Swakopmund.

Dangerous animals: Low Risk

Fire safety: There are fire extinguishers at Beach Lodge.

Extras

Disabled access: On Request

Laundry facilities: A laundry service is available for an extra charge.

Money: Local currencies are accepted.

Accepted payment on location: The lodge accepts Visa and MasterCard.