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.
Mr J & Family - Cape and Namibia
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Cornerstone Guesthouse review

Very friendly host !

You are given one mobile phone per room with the ability to contact the owner in case of problems - nice touch ! (although Swakopmund, like the rest of Namibia, is so safe and crime free, these were probably unnecessary)

Not all rooms were equal - we had two rooms, one was half the size of the other.. no complaints, both were OK, just one room was better. The owner did point this out and give us the choice of who had which room.

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Mr W & Ms W from Netherlands
Arrived on: 6-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Cornerstone Guesthouse review

Fine place to spend the night in Swakopmund. Within walking distance from the beach and easy to reach from the 'highway'.

Very nice garden. Breakfast was excellent.

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Mr & Mrs P - Beckenham
Arrived on: 6-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Good base for coastal Namibia

Extremely helpful owners.
Very useful drive in secure parking.
Centrally located for exploring Swakopmund.
In our opinion the breakfast was not as special as we read about, fairly average.
Good eating at Eriks and The Tug.

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Mr & Mrs K - Nottingham
Arrived on: 31-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellent accommodation and service. Beautiful comfortable rooms with chairs and table outside. Lovely garden areas.

Owners extremely pleasant and helpful.

Probably the best breakfast of our whole trip! (and there were plenty of other good ones too)

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Mr & Mrs H - Middlesex
Arrived on: 23-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Cornerstone Guesthouse review

Helpful staff, great breakfast, pristine room and dining room, very central.

Helpful advice, including booking restaurant and how to get to places.

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The B family - St Albans
Arrived on: 21-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Gorgeous Cornerstone Guesthouse

In middle of residential area in Swak, everywhere walkable. Stunningly converted house, beautiful room with high quality bed linen and towels. Very luxurious. We had family room, which was really a one bed apartment with kitchen which had 2 extra beds put in. This worked fine.

Really delicious breakfast in stylish dining room. Very friendly and helpful people, got lots of good useful info. We felt comfortable and at home. We had driven through Walvis Bay and were sorry that we hadnt booked one of the guesthouses on the Esplanade with great views across the bay, but Cornerstone was so special that we didnt regret our decision. Swak was great, nice beach walks, our boys loved the crystal museum and the snake museum.

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The E family - Bath
Arrived on: 20-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Cornerstone Guesthouse review

It is necessary to book for dinner if you wish to visit a restaurant in Swakopmund - even if you are out early.

We had some difficulty but then found an excellent restaurant slightly out of the way at the Boutique Hotel

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Dr K - Cheshire
Arrived on: 18-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Very nice place for a stopover in Swakopmund.

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T Family - Auckland
Arrived on: 30-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Cornerstone Guesthouse review

The pictures of the Guesthouse do not do it justice !

Our room was set in a graden of lavender and was decorated in clean fresh colours. As we were here for 3 nights we were concerned about space - but the room offered it (as well as a TV where we could watch the Crusaders play rugby !!). The rooms are also well equipped with fridge, kettle, coffee grounds etc

The owners were wonderful - as my son put it - "Peter is such a nice man because not only is he the boss but he also gets in and does the work with all the staff as well". Peter was knowledgable in the activities available (we ended up doing everything he suggested), recommended some great restaurants and even booked them for us and generally made us feel so welcome.

Having a free internet service was also a major bonus ! A wonderful 3 days - thank you !

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Mrs & Prof R - Southampton
Arrived on: 19-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Cornerstone Guesthouse review

An ideal place to stay in Swakopmund (we had 4 nights there).

Very quiet, pleasant room and gardens, lovely breakfasts and a proprietor - Peter - who could not have been more friendly and helpful. The wi-fi and TV were a bonus. Very convenient location to walk to shops, museums and restaurants.

Highly recommended.

Whilst staying here, Expert Africa organised a Pelican Point kayaking trip for these travellers, who commented:

"A magical, well- organised kayaking trip in amongst the seals and then beyond the point into the open sea to see dolphins. The excellent guide took photos which she gave us on a disc before we left Swakopmund. Highly recommended."

We also organised a day trip to Sandwich Harbour, about which they commented:

"Excellent very knowlegable and experienced guide - Axel. A lovely day, though it was a very expensive trip."

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