Central Guest House

Reviews of Central Guest House

Excellent(91%) From 57 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 57 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.
Mr & Mrs D - Wiltshire
Arrived on: 2-Oct-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Central Guest House review

The lady who runs this is so helpful. Recommended places to eat and booked our table. Arranged a balloon ride for us

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Mr & Mrs D - Toronto
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Central Guest House review

Nice place & budget-friendly too.

Anya & other staff members were very helpful & answered all questions. They helped us book dinners couple of times on Saturday calling around.

Great breakfast which they will serve quite early for you if you tell them the night before.

Whilst here, we arranged for a day-trip for these travellers to Sandwich Harbour. They commented:

Excellent.
The tour to experience Sandwich Harbour was an EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE! This place is beautiful & Turnstone goes out of their way to make this a memorable visit. One thing to keep in mind is that you have to get up early in the morning to be able to get into Sandwich Harbour before high tide cuts out access... Sea level changes & Turnstone called us the night before saying they will pick us up at 6:30am rather than 8am next morning. But then again, the best time of day in Namibia IS early morning & late evening so you get used to getting up early.

We also organised a kayaking excursion from Pelican Point. They wrote about this:

Excellent.
It was fun! Who'd think that fur seals, so passive ashore, would be so playful in the water. We did couple hours of light kayaking not leaving the Pelican Point lagoon due to expected high wind. This was an easy exercise & it was very nice to be in the water for a change. Jean is great too.


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Mr M & Dr K - Massachusetts, USA
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Central Guest House - Windhoek

Great location to access Windhoek. Monica was a delight, and extremely helpful with the local attractions and food.

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Mr & Mrs K - Wisconsin
Arrived on: 21-Aug-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Central Guest House review

We enjoyed our stay at Central. They gave us a room not in the main house, but just off the carpark. Plusses were that it was a very large 2 bedroom with a huge soaking tub and we only had to carry our luggage a couple of steps. Minuses were that the room had ants and was drafty. To use the wifi we had to go around the back of the house and use a key to go into the house. However a plus was that the lady of the house offered me a glass of sherry while I was catching up on my emails. Breakfast was lovely.

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Mr J & Mrs C - West Sussex
Arrived on: 27-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Central Guest House review

Helpfull and friendly staff. Clean and cosy guest house feeling.

Well placed for a walk into town to shop and eat, so did not need to use the car here. plenty of local activities if required.

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Honeymooners from Brussels
Arrived on: 26-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A good night's sleep!

I personally appreciated sleeping for a couple of nights in Swakopmund's non-wilderness setting.

The manager of the guest house was very friendly. She helped us settle in, provided advice regarding our scheduled plans, and helped us with restaurant recommendations and arranging the reservations.

The room was very clean and comforable. The breakfast was also excellent. We truly enjoyed our stay at this b&b.
The restaurant that was recommended to us was "The Jetty", at the pier on the seaside. Very worth the visit as well.

Expert Africa arranged an excursion kayaking from Pelican Point for these travellers. They commented:

The most relaxing part of our trip!

We were both a bit stressed about doing this activity at first, but motivated each other into doing it as "if we're already all the way here, we better do all these things that we will not be able to do once we leave!".
Best. Decision. Ever.

It is amazing to be so close to the sea lions and see them just splash around and play with you. We were not lucky enough to see dolphins close by (we saw them some 50 meters away), but what we did was still enough to make it the most relaxing experience of the whole trip (and one of the most ever, in my case at least). The light sport, the sea, and being so "in the middle of it" seeing the wild sea lions playfully interact with you was just fantastic.

Take a camera with you (a small, inexpensive one that you won't be so stressed about if it gets a bit wet). You will want to remember that moment.

Personal recommendation, we arranged at the last minute to combine this activity with a 4x4 drive to Sandwich Harbor. Also worth it! It's a great activity, with action (quite a fun bumpy ride in the 4x4 in the dunes and the beach), great views of the dunes meeting the sea, and a VERY nice lunch in the middle of the dunes.



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Mr T & Ms S - Germany
Arrived on: 8-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Central Guest House review

You cannot imagine what you will get when you first see the Central Guest House from outside.
First, it's the warm welcome of the owners, then it's the spacious, sunny and very comfortable room with all possible amenities (we got the family room). But the most memorable in this guesthouse for us, will be the breakfast. They serve among others excellent bread and a choice of very good marmalade, like the rhubarb one. The breakfast room is also inviting to a longer stay, as you get rays of sunlight directly through the big windows, which was really welcome in the winter time.
The guesthouse is downtown and it took us about 10 minutes walk to reach the ocean and the restaurants. We also walked back at night and we didn't feel unsafe.

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Mr M & Mrs K - Hampshire
Arrived on: 27-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Central Guest House review

Central and very friendly.

The receptionists were very willing and helpful, booking our restaurants and confirming our planned tour for us. Our room was a little small but otherwise an excellent place to stay.

Whilst here, we organised for these travellers a trip to Sandwich Harbor. They commented:

We spent a full day with Ernst from Turnstone Tours on a 4WD trip to Sandwich Harbour.

A very special place and an excellent guide. Do it!

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Dr I - London
Arrived on: 17-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Central Guest House review

Central Guest House in Swakopmund was really clean and comfortable with kind and helpful staff and an excellent breakfast.

It's central location was useful with just a short walk down to the sea.

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Mrs W - London
Arrived on: 7-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Helpful and welcoming

Good central location, just 5-10 minutes walk from the town centre and the sea. We had a really lovely large room and enjoyed the good choice of hot and cold breakfast options. We also took advantage of the laundry service which was efficient and reasonably priced.

Ellen was extremely helpful in assisting with reservations for dinner and confirming our Sandwich Harbour trip - very much appreciated.

We arranged a 'Full Day Sandwich Harbour' trip for these travellers. They commented:

Our trip to Sandwich Harbour with Turnstone Tours was a definite highlight of the trip.

Ernest was engaging, informative and entertaining and tried hard to make sure all particular interests in our group were covered. Highly recommended.

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