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.
Mr & Mrs D - Chester
Arrived on: 5-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Central Guest House review

The bedrooms were on the cool side as they had a stone floor and were situated off the courtyard.

The breakfasts were good and they made us a packed lunch at short notice/

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Mr & Mrs J from Coventry
Arrived on: 14-Jun-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Comfortable, friendly, and convenient

For us, Central Guest House was an ideal place to stay for three days in Swakopmund. It was easy to find, with secure off-street parking, and a 5-minute walk away from the centre and sea front. Our room (No. 5) was spacious and well equipped, and it was nice to be able to hang up clothes in a big wardrobe for a change. The communal lounge was ideal for one of us to spead out and write postcards, while the other reported home via the internet. Owners and staff were friendly and exceptionally helpful - phoning to confirm the arrangements for our outings with Turnstone Tours and Eco Marine, arranging an early breakfast on a Sunday so we could get to Walvis Bay on time for our trip, and getting laundry done on a Sunday too.

We have no hesitation in recommending Central - if we ever returned to Swakopmund we would be very happy to stay there
again.

Whilst in Swakopmund these guests took a day excursion to the coast south of Swakopmund. This is what they said about it: Educational and exhilarating - what a day !
On our trip to Sandwich Harbour we were lucky enough to have Bruno Nebe all to ourselves for the day. And what a day - the driving was exhilarating, the wildlife was fascinating, and the views from the top of the dunes by the sea were spectacular. And all this came with Bruno's good company and intimate knowledge of the natural history and cultural history of Namibia. Oh - and a delicious spread of home-cooked food for lunch.

They also opted for a kayaking excursion on Walvis Bay Lagoon upon which they commented: And we would also want to return with Jeanne and her husband to kayak with the seals at Pelican Point. Paddling around the placid bay with excitable seals, eager to jump like dolphins right beside you, and even nibble playfully at your paddle, was a magical experience. Jeanne even takes photos and videos to e-mail back to you at home so you can re-live the experience.

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Amigos de Espana
Arrived on: 1-Apr-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Central Guest House review

The room we stayed in was excruciatingly small - From one side of the bed one could touch the wall, there was only 1 foot clearance at the bottom of the bed, and acrobatics were needed to get into the bathroom as the door filled most of the bathroom

The service was very good from the receptionist and the position is good

My rating is based on the room. You really have to be fussy about what room you get. It is a converted private house, so all the rooms vary

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Mr & Mrs K - Germany
Arrived on: 6-Mar-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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nice and central

you can reach everything by foot, safe parking lot, very helpful staff that speaks even fluent german

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Mr & Mrs W - VIC Australia
Arrived on: 7-Feb-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Functional and efficient

Sensational breakfast and proprietors help in finding restaurant excellent. A nice experience in a great town.

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Mr W & Miss W - Rochdale
Arrived on: 7-Jan-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Perfect location

A very well run guest house. Possibly slightly impersonal compared to others.

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Mr A & Ms J - Brighton
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Very helpful staff

Nadine really helped us sort out our car problems and made calls for us.

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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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