Lagoon Lodge

Reviews of Lagoon Lodge

Excellent(93%) From 26 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 26 of our travellers who have visited Lagoon Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mrs C and Mr R from Bristol
Arrived on: 30-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lagoon Lodge review

We had 2 enjoyable nights here. We had a great view over the lagoon from the balcony and saw dolphins from there as soon as we arrived.

We thoroughly enjoyed the kayaking trip with Jeanne (and for me this was probably the highlight of the whole trip). We also had a great time on the catamaran trip the following day and saw seals, dolphins, flamingos, pelicans and a pygmy right whale. The team on the boat were very informative and the 'Namibian coffee', sparkling wine and snacks were an added bonus.

We also went on the Sandwich Harbour trip. We did enjoy this although in retrospect I might not have chosen to do it as we didn't actually get to Sandwich harbour. The driver said that you can only get there at low tide as you have to drive along the beach when the tide is out. So we had a hair-raising trip up and down the dunes instead. It was quite fun but not what I was expecting. Robin enjoyed it more than I did. I think that as the tide tables are published well in advance it shouldn't be advertised as a Sandwich harbour trip when there is no chance of getting there.

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Mr K & Mrs N - kayaking in Namibia
Arrived on: 18-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lagoon Lodge review

Near-perfect location over-looking the lagoon at Walvis Bay. A little distance from the restaurants of the waterfront, but this wasn't too much of a problem having a hire car. There was also some noise from the road (having been completely removed from traffic for 9 days, this was probably us not being used to it!).

Helene and Wilfried were very welcoming and helpful (booking our table at the restaurant, ensuring our arrangements for our kayaking trip were all made), the breakfasts fantastic. We had dinner at the Lyon des Sables on one evening and, not only was the food excellent, the service and consideration we received was equally as good.

This was one of the few places we visited with wi-if which worked very efficiently.

We organised a trip for these travellers to go kayaking at Pelican Point. They commented:

We cannot thank Jeanne and Bernd enough for our three hour kayaking tour - it was brilliant. We were picked up at Lagoon Lodge, taken out to the point and then provided with layers of clothing, waterproofs, gloves, life jacket etc. We have previously only kayaked once before and the assurance that you do not need any experience really is genuine - the water is quite shallow and generally quite calm so we felt very safe.

The seals were all around and we got really good photos, Jeanne took videos and emailed these to us also. There were plenty of rolls provided for lunch with tea and coffee once we got back to shore before the drive back to Walvis Bay past the many flamingoes and other water birds.

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Mr & Mrs G from London
Arrived on: 17-May-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Excellent B&B in a Great Location

Walvis Bay is much underrated and the Lagoon Lodge B&B has a fantastic location with a view over the lagoon where flamingos, pelicans and dolphins provide entertainment over the excellent breakfast.

The owners are very pleasant and helpful, and their son owns the outstanding Lyon des Sables restaurant which we highly recommend for dinner.

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Mr & Mrs M and Mr & Mrs G - Worthing
Arrived on: 3-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lagoon Lodge review

Everything was perfection. Rooms were spotless and well-appointed with interesting individual decor (we were lucky in being allocated the Bird Room). Secure parking organised by the owner. The French owners spoke perfect English and could not have been more helpful. I will definitely bring my friends here. Walvis Bay has a lot to offer, be sure to stay at least 2 nights. Try the Sable D'Or for your evening meal overlooking the bay (run by the owners' son) or the rather noisy but fun Raft Restaurant at the end of the jetty.

Best breakfast ever...home-made yoghurt was delicious with the fresh fruit, even bacon & eggs for the hungry Brits! Of course the Coffee and croissants were there too.

Mine host will arrange a booking on a 8.30am Boat-trip for you (choose the stable catamarans). We saw Whales, Dolphins, rare sea-birds plus close encounters with the Seals and Pelicans as they jump on board to be fed. The Oysters and Wine were a nice finale too. The cost was about £35 per head, very good value 4 hour trip, cosy blankets & complimentary hot drinks provided on deck, loo and inside bar available!

For bird-watchers, Madame can put you in touch with Karel Naibab who runs 'Bird Paradise' an Oasis reserve in the sand-dunes, open 08.00-16.00hrs, take binoculars if you have them.

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Mr & Mrs E - Gloucestershire
Arrived on: 16-Nov-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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A colourful guesthouse

This is a colourful guesthouse - yellow and blue exterior. The French owners are equally colourful but also friendly and helpful. Even our bedroom was colourful - a strong pink. However, the location on the front of the lagoon is good, although we found it very noisy on Monday morning because of the lorry traffic at the busy intersection. We were therefore pleased that our stay was over a weekend but frankly we were surprised to have been booked into this guesthouse in the first place. There were only two restaurants in the vicinity - both a 25/30 minutes walk along the coast which was in some ways good, yet challenging on a dark and windy night.

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Mr & Mrs W from Croydon
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Room with a great lagoon view

Excellent accommodation in a room with a wonderful view over the lagoon and flamingos.

The owners were very welcoming and helpful. Good location with a short drive into the town centre and restaurants.

Whilst staying in Walvis Bay we organised a full day trip to Sandwich Harbour with Turnstone Tours. They commented:

"Excellent.

Ernst made trip very informative & memorable.

This was exactly what we had hoped for - a combination of wildlife and dunes with informative commentary (and tasty lunch) from Ernst of Turnstone Tours. It was a very good day."

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Mrs A & Friends - Whitton
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lagoon Lodge review

We arrived while Wilfred and Helene were having lunch but they dropped everything to settle us in. We had stayed before.

The rooms are quirky but the whole lodge is full of character with good hosts and good breakfasts. Bit noisy with traffic during the day but we knew that was one of the downsides.

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The H family from Sweden
Arrived on: 24-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Lagoon Lodge review

Very quiet location on a Sunday, which we estimated a lot after a long drive from Sossusvlei.

Lagoon Lodge offered the best (strong) coffee during our trip.

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Mr & Mrs W - Isle of Man
Arrived on: 24-May-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Lagoon Lodge review

Very spacious room with sitting area looking out towards the lagoon.

Very nice owners who helped us repair the locks on our vehicle, book our restaurant for dinner and advise us on local attractions. A lovely b&b.

The murals in the main house and the furnishings throughout the property were very stylish and individual.

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Ms T & Mr B - France
Arrived on: 12-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lagoon Lodge review

Very attractive house with a beautiful view. There has obviously been a lot of care taken in the decor - you know you are in Africa! Traffic noise a bit of a problem, also the neighbours' dogs barked ALL night

In Chris' book, he highly recommends the restaurant "Lyon des Sables". We were very disappointed. It was a Saturday night and there were only 8 customers so the atmosphere was a little cold. The waitrons were pleasant enough but not very knowledgeable about the wine or food. In our opinion this was not "high quality and imaginative French cuisine" The chef is trying too hard to be innovative and combining ingredients which were never meant to go together.

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

Excellent!

An excellent 8 hours with Ernest, a man who is passionate about his subject and eager to share it.

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Expert Africa comments

Expert Africa forwarded these comments to the Meiller family, who run both Lagoon Loge and Lyon Des Sables. They thanked these clients for their comments and feedback and are sorry that they found the food to be too creative. However, they would like to point out that their chef David Thomas has been voted best chef of Namibia two years running (2010-11) and he came third in the semi finals of the Middle East and Africa Global chef's challenge in November 2011 and each time his creations have been highlighted as very innovating.