Cornerstone Guesthouse

Reviews of Cornerstone Guesthouse

Excellent(95%) From 90 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 90 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 & Mrs H - West Sussex
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Cornerstone Guesthouse review

After the heat of the desert, arriving at Swakopmund with 15 degC was a shock but this cannot be changed unfortunately.
Cornerstone's is very conveniently located and provides good quality accomodation with a short walk into town.
The owners , Peter & Margo, were very friendly... look out for Margo's paintings they are very good indeed and should be on sale.
The rooms were very clean with a hair drier a great advantage for Particia.
Breakfast was excellent as was the packed lunches provided.
For the 1st evening meal, booked ahead by email by our hosts, we ate at " The Tug"... some of the best fish ever and with a table directly overlooking the ocean.
On the 2nd evening wanting something lighter we visited " Nonna's" and had their special meatballs.. delicious.

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Ms R & Mr G from Hants
Arrived on: 20-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Cornerstone Guesthouse review

Charming room, lovely breakfast room - everything tastefully decorated and furnished - very hospitable people who waited on us at breakfast, offered to arrange any trips we might want and to book restaurants.

Ideally placed for a stay in Swakopmund.

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Ms W & Ms B - Alaska
Arrived on: 7-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Cornerstone Guesthouse review

The Cornerstone Guesthouse provides everything one would want in a bed and breakfast. The facilities were new, clean, nice, secure, all rooms have a private entrance, there was access to local tour information, a wonderful breakfast, and a host that was familiar with the area and willing to assist us with our activities. The breakfast truly offered something for just about everyone! We also enjoyed the well cared for courtyard and grounds as a place to sit and relax.

The Cornerstone is well within walking distance of downtown Swakopmund making things readily accessible. Margo was helpful in making phone calls to one of our tour providers, making recommendations for dining, and potential attractions to see. We very much enjoyed our stay there.

Expert Africa also organised a day trip to Sandwich Harbour for these travellers. They commented:

"Our guide for this trip was Ernest and he was GREAT! He was very familiar with the birds of the area and was quick to point them out. He proofed to be a very skilled driver as he navigated the dunes, etc....We enjoyed a nice amount of time in the Sandwich Harbour area. This tour was a wonderful way to get out and experience the dunes and birds of the area during our short stay. Ernest was also very good about providing history on the local area and information about the ecology of the area."

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Mr W & Ms G from Glamorgan
Arrived on: 20-May-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Very personal service.

Very happy to help with restaurant bookings and gave us a free bottle of wine when the solar power stopped working one day!

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Mr M & Mrs L and Mr P & Ms H - Hampshire
Arrived on: 15-May-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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We were really surpised out how lovely and quaint this was, we had lovely rooms and the luxury of a hair dryer. The location is excellent for the short walk to town, however if you arrive on a Saturday be aware that it is half day closing and everything closes.

The lady who was not the owner, (her name was Ellena), did everything to make our visit special, she even booked us our restaurants for our evening meal and a great trip on a catamaran to see the seals and dolpins at Walvis bay and at a special price. She even informed the Skipper that one of our party was a vegetarian and he had put on a lovely spead for all of us.

On the morning of oor trip the cook even came in early to get us an early breakfast before we went, we were really impressed.

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Ms J x 2 from Birmingham
Arrived on: 10-May-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Very pretty house and garden.

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Honeymooners from Surrey
Arrived on: 9-May-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Freindly, clean, central and secure...

...Everything we needed. Peter was v.helpful in booking restaurants and excursions for us and Margot's paintings and lavendar biscuits in our room were nice personal touches.

We did two excursions in Swakupmund: Hot air ballooning near the moon landscape; and kayaking with seals at Walvis Bay - we'd highly recommend both.

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Expert Africa comments

These travellers commented specifically about the kayaking trip:

"Highly recommended. It's great to be able to get so close to the seals - even in the dull weather this made it worth the trip to Swakupmund."

Mr. & Mrs W-J - Nottingham
Arrived on: 7-Jan-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Cornerstone Guesthouse review

Margo and Peter made us very welcome, being particularly concerned about my food allergy. Rooms are bright and fresh with plenty of storage space, fridge and even TV. Our bathroom, however, (room 2), whilst adequate did feel cramped.

Secure parking was excellent.

The location is good, within easy walking distance of the town centre, and felt very safe.

We'd definitely stay here again - we'd originally planned to stay at The Stiltz but are now glad we ended up at Cornerstone.

Desert & coast guided day trip - A wonderful day with the aging hippy Wayne. He was superb company, very informative and entertaining. The tides allowed us to get to Sandwich Harbour this time - an exhilarating drive with a beautiful destination. We'd recommend this trip to anyone- that's why we've been twice!

Harbour cruise - A thoroughly enjoyable morning. Seals on the boat were great fun - especially when one decided to sit on Martin's lap! The highlights for us however were the pelicans flying alongside the boat and Fritz the cormorant perching on the rail, allowing us to see just how beautiful he was.

An entire separate platter of food had been prepared for me to take my cheese allergy into account - many thanks to Mola Mola for their thoughtfulness. Throughout the trip the quality of food and drink available was excellent.

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Mr. & Mrs R from Alford, Lincs
Arrived on: 27-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Cornerstone Guesthouse review

Accommodation was first class, and within easy walking distance of the town. Peter and Margo were excellent hosts and deserve to make a success of their new venture. Highly recommended.

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Expert Africa comments

We organised a day-trip to Sandwich Harbour for these travellers from Sakopmund, about which they commented:

"What a wonderful experience. This trip turned out to be the highlight of our holiday. Our guide Ernst was a pleasure to spend the day with. He was very informative and caring of the wild life and environment. It was a priviledge to be shown the wonderful bird life of the area and experience the spectacular "dune drive" - memory of which will last forever."

Mr & Mrs P - Lisbon, Portugal
Arrived on: 3-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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it Was not Indongo but another colled ?

Vary nice guest house to stay, with excelent hosts,

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