Cornerstone Guesthouse

Reviews of Cornerstone Guesthouse

Excellent(95%) From 100 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 100 of our travellers who have visited Cornerstone Guesthouse, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mrs S & Ms C - Hampshire
Arrived on: 13-Oct-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Cornerstone Guesthouse review

we really liked Cornerstone,the room was large and nicely furnished,and a real luxury bathroom. Specially liked the international plug.not seen that before. Cleverly designed rooms layed out in garden without rooms looking out over one another. Pretty and well tended garden.

Pleasant family members to help guests and good service from other staff

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Dr's Spear - Washington DC
Arrived on: 6-Oct-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Cornerstone Guesthouse review

Among the best guesthouses or B&Bs we've encountered. Incredibly clean, with a beautiful garden full of flowers; comfortable rooms, fine service, and a very good breakfast. Plus a short walk to the city center (and to Tug, probably the best restaurant in town and the best seafood we had in Namibia).

Private day tour to coast south of Swakopmund including Sandwich Harbour:

This was one of the highlights of our entire trip. The co-owner, Naude Dreyer, who drove us, is well informed and passionate amateur naturalist, so his knowledge added a lot to the marvelous landscapes we saw. Every moment of the five-plus hours was wonderful. Sandwich Harbour 4 x 4 is highly recommended for this trip.

Private scenic flight over the desert:

An 'excellent' rating because of the nature we saw, though we didn't feel that we truly had a customized flight but instead that the pilot was keen to follow a standard scenic flight. That's not to say that we didn't fly over what was listed, but that that list was generated by Scenic Flight's routine itinerary more than our submitted interests.

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Mr C & Mrs K - Leicestershire
Arrived on: 3-Oct-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Cornerstone Guesthouse review

Another friendly guesthouse with superb rooms. Actually the 'room' was a self contained appartment with living, bed and shower rooms plus a kitchen with full size cooker. There were plates glasses and cuttlery but no pans. We purchased a take away from the local fish restaurant (~150m) and a bottle of wine from the supermarket (~350m) and ate in on the first night.

Breakfast was good and the garden is charming. Parking is in a secure compound. There is free WiFi in the rooms.

Kukis pub opposite the supermarket gives good meals but is busy - best to book. Watch out for hawkers and 'education beggars' if you visit The Tug or the Jetty restaurants, very popular with tourists, on the sea front.

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Mr P, Mrs A and master W - Gloucestershire
Arrived on: 23-Aug-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Cornerstone Guesthouse review

Our room was huge - a small apartment. With full kitchen, living room. Breakfast was really excellent.

We were checked in very quickly and helped (strongly encouraged) to book dinner in town that night, and calls were made to restaurants for us to find a table. We were very thankful they had done that for us, as it was definitely necessary.

The guesthouse is in a really good spot to walk around Swakopmund, and the owners were happy for us to leave our car in the secure car park after we had checked out while we explored the town.

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Mrs F and family - London
Arrived on: 16-Aug-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Friendly Cornerstone

Peter and the other staff were fantastic - helpful and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. We were recommended restaurants, and they booked tables for us, as well as liaising with Jeanne for the sea kayaking we'd booked.

The rooms, indeed the whole place, was immaculate. We used the laundry service and found it very efficient.

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Mr E & Mrs T with family - Denmark
Arrived on: 9-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Cornerstone Guesthouse review

Very efficient and friendly.

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Dr & Mrs C - West Sussex
Arrived on: 16-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A very comfortable B&B in Swakopmund

Easy to find. A very welcoming team, simple but tasteful room and an excellent breakfast.

A good base for activities, choice of restaurants and a short walk to the centre of town or the beach.

We organised a Sandwich Harbour Day Trip from Swakopmund for these travellers. They commented:

"Excellent.

A fascinating day-trip to a beautiful spot.

Our guide, Ernst of Turnstone Tours, gave us a wonderful experience, with a lot of the history of the area, geological factors and the natural history of the sea and the dunes. It was an exhilarating drive along the beach at high tide and we were the only people at our destination. We waded through lagoons and climbed the dunes for a fantastic view. Thoroughly recommended!"

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The B Party - Hampshire
Arrived on: 13-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Cornerstone - A pleasant play to stay

Easy to find and safe to park.
Easy and safe to walk into town for restaurants etc.
Rooms based round an attractive courtyard.
Good breakfast in pleasant dining room
Owners helpful with suggestions on eateries etc.

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The H family from Chester
Arrived on: 6-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Cornerstone Guesthouse review

This is possibly the best place to stay in Swakopmund as far as we could see. The location is perfect, rooms are excellent, and the breakfast was excellent.

The staff could not have been more helpful, making calls for us to book trips and restaurants.

Eleanor and Russell did the kayaking trip, which they thought was amazing. At the same time, we explored the town, including two hours in the excellent museum, which taught us a lot about Namibia.

We all did the Sandwich Harbour tour, guided by the excellent Ernest. Outstanding thing to do, including lunch in the dunes with table and chairs, and table cloth! Ernest knew all the birds very well.

We had dinners at The Tug (excellent), and Kucki's Pub and Erich's (both perfectly fine).

We went to the crystal gallery, which we really enjoyed, and Eleanor bought a lovely little necklace in the unique Namibian Pietersite stone. Peter at Cornerstone asked if we would put a review on Tripadvisor, which they find useful. We will do so.

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Mr & Mrs O - California
Arrived on: 15-May-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Cornerstone Guesthouse review

Very pleasant guesthouse. They truly went out of their way to find the food I could eat for breakfast.

Host & Hostess were very helpful with all information about the area.

We went on a tour to the sand dunes with Turnstone Tours which was an excellent tour.

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