Beach Lodge

Beach Lodge: Our full report

Rooms
19 bedrooms
Traveller's rating
Excellent (91%) From 38 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.
All rooms are equipped with a telephone, TV and coffee/tea station, safe, and wifi in the rooms is available for a small charge. Most of the rooms have a small fridge, roof fans and others have fireplaces for those cold evenings - those without fireplaces are equipped with heaters. All of the rooms at beach lodge have en-suite bathrooms with showers, his and hers sinks, and hairdryers. Every room has either a private patio or balcony accessed by large sliding glass doors, and so the rooms here are bright and airy and offer lovely sea views.

There are 13 standard rooms at Beach Lodge. These are clean and functional, but somewhat sparsely decorated. The nautical theme continues through some of the rooms with circular, port-hole windows, and many are decorated with photos of beaches or sea views.

Beach Lodge’s 6 luxury rooms are stylish and modern, decorated in muted and neutral tones. With all of the same amenities as the standard rooms, they also have desks and are much larger. The en-suite bathrooms are spacious and bright, some with baths as well as showers, with thoughtful touches such as candles next to the bath.

Beach Lodge's central facilities are made up of a small lounge in the reception area that also has internet access. Outside there is a grassy area with deck chairs, providing space to relax and sunbathe if you are lucky enough to have a sunny day during your time in the often misty Swakopmund! Upstairs is a large, bright dining room where breakfast is normally served. The room has a nautical theme with large porthole windows, giving excellent views of the coast. At lunchtime and in the evenings this dining room becomes the “The Wreck" restaurant where guest can have a really classy dinner without having to travel into town. On our last visit, in June 2014, we found this restaurant to be serving excellent seafood, steaks and delicious deserts. There's also a children's menu. The restaurant is highly recommended even if you are not staying at Beach Lodge – although if you’d like to enjoy the views from the restaurant then we would advise a lunchtime visit, by dinnertime it will be dark and so you would miss the views!

Our view

Beach Lodge is quiet and relaxed and could be the right place for you if you want a very private base. It offers good accommodation, great food and has a fantastic location right on the beach. However, some may prefer to stay somewhere more central in Swakopmund, as Beach Lodge is about a fifteen-minute drive from town.

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.

The Wreck restaurant closes from mid January to mid February, although guests staying can still have breakfast here.

Dining style: Individual Tables

Dining locations: Indoor Dining

Further dining info: Room service from the restaurant is available in the evenings only.

Children

Attitude towards children: Children are welcome at Beach Lodge.

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

Equipment: Beach Lodge has cots and baby baths available.

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 for a small charge.

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

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended: No

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

Dangerous animals: Low Risk

Security measures: There is a security guard in the evenings and overnight. There are also alarmed light beams at night to protect cars parked at Beach Lodge.

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.