Central Guest House

Reviews of Central Guest House

Excellent(91%) From 64 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 64 of our travellers who have visited Central Guest House, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Dr D. from Parker
Arrived on: 25-Apr-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Central Guest House review

Central Guest House turned out to be what we expected--adequate to very good room and facilities. The breakfast was very good including cooked eggs and bacon with lots of choice, The owners and staff were very friendly and helpful, advising us as to where to go and what to do. Good location a five minute walk to the central down town.

We walked around town several times and drove to Walvis Bay as well. Overall we did not see much reason to return with a group. We spent an entire day on a drive through the Namib desert park and enjoyed that very much. But given the 6 hour drive from Windhoek and the 6 hour drive to Kalala Desert Camp, we are not sure how to make it work to include Swampkomund.

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Ms T and Mr R from Bath
Arrived on: 12-Feb-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Central Guest House review

Good position for getting into town.

Very clean and efficiently run.

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Ms O and friends from London
Arrived on: 31-Dec-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Central Guest House review

It wasn't the hotels fault, but we were overall quite disappointed with Swakoppmund. Not quite the experience we had expected.

Even on the night of the 31st of Dec, the streets were empty and quiet. Most restaurants were closing at 9pm. A lot of the bars/clubs weren't open for NY celebrations.

But the guest house was perfectly fine. Within a walking distance from everywhere.

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Dr M & Mrs S - Namibia in November
Arrived on: 24-Nov-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Central Guesthouse

Perfectly suitable for a stay in Swakopmund.

We can recommend the Fish Deli just down the road. Looks a bit like a cheap cafe, but the fish was excellent. The Living Desert tour with Chris was superb. Can thoroughly recommend this.

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Mr A & Mrs L - Norfolk
Arrived on: 28-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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A Good Choice

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very conveniently situated just a few minutes walk from the main street of the attractive town of Swakopmund. Friendly and efficient staff ensure Central runs like clockwork. Smart and clean, there is a guest lounge with comfortable furniture and complimentary sherry in the evening. Free wi-fi in the public areas. Breakfast is excellent.

There is a complimentary drinks station on the first floor landing but this is not ideal as you are conscious of making a noise which could wake other guests when making an early morning coffee. We had room 6, which though small had our required twin beds and bath/shower, and was fully equipped. The bath was a welcome luxury in what can be the very cool micro-climate of Swakopmund. This is a comfortable base and a good choice.

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Mr & Mrs C - Norwich
Arrived on: 15-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A good place to stay in Swakopmund.

The guest house is very central as the name implies.

The rooms are comfortable and the staff very hospitable.

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Mr & Mrs J - Munich
Arrived on: 15-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Central Guest House

Stayed in the family room in the annex building. Bathroom had some mould on the walls and the place had a damp feel and smell. Didn't feel the need to mention this as we only stayed 2 nights.

Staff were very friendly and booked a trip for us. Breakfast excellent.

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Mr F and Ms C from Toronto, Canada
Arrived on: 6-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Really helpful staff and good location

Comfortable rooms and a good location to walk around town.

Anya, if I spelled that right, was great in helping to sort out our passports being left behind at the previous location. Without her not sure what we would have done.

Breakfasts were really nice too.

Had a great Marine Dune day with Sandwich Harbour 4X4.

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Mr and Mrs S from London
Arrived on: 22-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Beautiful

My review is probably slightly over shadowed by the fact that I really disliked Swakopmund. Don't take this as universal - my husband loved it. The guesthouse itself was beautiful with a fantastic selection of pastries and cooked food for breakfast. We had a television in the room which was the only one we saw during our time in Namib.

The owners were really warm and inviting. Yet, I couldn't wait to leave Swakop, so probably didn't notice all the other lovely details. The only negative I have is the bathrooms which were really cramped.

In case you are wondering why I disliked the town - it was the coldest days of our trip by a mile, there were people everywhere and I became accustomed to the peace and quiet of the tents and it wasn't visually a very pleasing town. The activities on offer were wonderful though.

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Ms. V family trip - Namibia holiday
Arrived on: 28-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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High standards at Central Guest House

The rooms were comfortable, nice bed linen, very clean, excellent showers. Lovely helpful hosts and good breakfast.

We weren't so keen on the decor however - but it was a safe, clean and convenient place to spend two nights if you want to visit Swakopmund.

Whilst in Swakopmund, we organised an activity Kayaking at Pelican Point. They commented:

Magical experience kayaking amongst the seals.

We loved this trip. Jeanne is terrific and very knowlegeable and fantastically well-organized.

We were bowled over by the flamingoes, the seals and the dolphins. An extraordinary once-in-a-lifetime experience, not to be missed. It made our stay in Swakopmund.




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