Beach Lodge

Reviews of Beach Lodge

Excellent(91%) From 40 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 40 of our travellers who have visited Beach Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mrs J and Family - Dunmow
Arrived on: 19-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Food:
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Beach Lodge review

Lovely rooms overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The Wreck, the restaurant, served delicious meals.

From here we did kayaking, sand boarding, sky diving and dune buggy driving.

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Mr C & Mrs L - Kent
Arrived on: 10-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Food:
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Beach Lodge review

Super room right on the beach.

We ate in the on site "Wreck" restaurant. very good food, beautiful view and good prices.

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Sheffield party of 4
Arrived on: 26-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Beach Lodge review

Lovely location on the beach but it was very hot when we were there.

Although there was a fan in the room it couldn't come on without the light which was a nuisance.

We organised a Turnstone Tour to Sandwich Harbor for these travellers. They commented:

Life in the sand dunes of the skeleton coast: Excellent.

This was like being with David Attenborough on tour! We had a beautiful and amazing day.

I wouldn't have missed this for anything.

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Mr D & Mrs Martina - Switzerland
Arrived on: 16-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
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Mr A & Mrs L - Norfolk
Arrived on: 17-Nov-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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A Good Choice

Completely different from the lodges we used elsewhere, this was a resort hotel. Situated right on the beach in a very imaginatively designed building, it is an easy 5km drive from the attractive town.

The standard rooms are large, very clean and have a balcony or terrace as well as a simple kitchen. It's not 5 star but doesn't claim to be and if you were being really picky you might say that the room had a few bumps and scrapes which could be touched up but overall we found it to be an excellent choice and have no complaints at all.

The really big surprise was 'The Wreck', the hotel's very stylish restaurant which was very good and way above our expectations. It was noticeable that most of the diners were either local or staying elsewhere. It was full each night and pre-booking is a good idea.

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Mrs B - Edinburgh
Arrived on: 28-Jul-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Average
Average
Food:
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Beach Lodge review

Right on the beach - great location although it is a few miles out of town. Other than a mix up over the booking - a family room is not ideal for two couples! - the rooms were very comfortable and having a fridge and kettle etc was very handy.

The restaurant at the hotel - The Wreck - has a very good menu and is much easier than driving into town for dinner. However on our first night we were told it was fully booked and only after some discussion they agreed to try and squeeze us in after some early diners were finished if we didn't mind waiting in the bar area until then. We went up to the restaurant at the agreed time and were somewhat irritated to find half the tables empty - no wait at all.

The food was very good though - so much so that we ate there again on our second night. This was the only place in our three week visit where the dining room service was poor - the head waiter was totally uninterested in serving us, spent the first evening in complaining about a table of Italians who were very late in arriving but was no more pleasant on the second evening. The other restaurant staff seemed very junior and were not of the same standard as everywhere else we visited.

Reception staff on the other hand were very helpful.

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Mr & Mrs A - Nottinghamshire
Arrived on: 18-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Excellent
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Facilities:
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What a find!

This was our second choice of accommodation as where we'd stayed previously was fully booked, but we had a luxury room, 'Southern Cross' with a bath with a view to die for!

We were very lucky with the weather and even went for a paddle and walk along the beach. An excellent base just outside Swakopmund. We don't understand why everybody seems to choose the Hansa Hotel when there are better alternatives available if you are self driving.

We stayed on a Sunday when the on site restaurant was closed, but breakfast was good.

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Mr. T & Mr. B - Crowthorne
Arrived on: 12-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
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Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
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Facilities:
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Beach Lodge

The Beach Lodge is architechtually interesting building and right on the beach. Our stay was clouded by the cold and misty weather of Swakopmund. We could only imagine what this place would be in a warm and sunny day.

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Mr & Mrs P from Purley
Arrived on: 3-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
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Food:
Excellent
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Activities:
Average
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Facilities:
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Great location

Although out of town location by beach is great. Fodd was very good inc evening meals. Slight mix-up with messages not passed to us but that did not spoil activity. Recommend highly the Turnstone Tour to Sandwich Bay.

Day excursion along coast south of Swakopmund

Ernst our driver gave us a wonderful day which was one of the highlights of the trip. His food eaten sitting in the middle of nowhere was very good - how did he keep it warm!! If you love The natural world we recommend highly the trip.

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Mr J & Mrs P and Mr C & Mrs R - Wembley
Arrived on: 28-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
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Poor
Food:
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Average

Great location, but poorly managed

Absolutely met my criteria of sea view and balcony as our room had great views both from the bedroom and the bath.

The building was designed and built to very high standards, but is let down by poor management and maintenance - various bathroom fittings were loose or missing (and nothing was done when we reported that the shower didn't work), and it would be generous to describe the hot water as lukewarm.

The hotel restaurant served great food, both at breakfast and dinner.

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