Lagoon Lodge

Reviews of Lagoon Lodge

Excellent(92%) From 23 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 23 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.
Mr & Mrs B from Beds
Arrived on: 14-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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A hotel with a fantastic view

3 nights here was the right amount of time. Both rooms overlooked the lagoon with balconies.

The owners have always made us welcome especially when taking an 11 year old grandson who enjoyed the pool and their dogs.

Revisited The Raft restaurant and was disappointed, nothing like 4 years ago - maybe new owners. Menu quite limited and not much choice of seafood for which they were famous for. Went to Crazy Mama's very enjoyable and reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend the French restaurant Lyon des Sables run by the hotel owners son - an absolutely fantastic meal.

We organised a day-trip to Sandwich Harbour for these travellers. They commented:

Very good day trip to Sandwich Bay - enjoyed by all. Excellent lunch and weather was warm almost too hot after our previous trip which I found very cold

Our previous trip had been with Bruno but he's too busy doing other things now, but our guide was excellent and informative and answered all of the 100 questions Ben asked him.

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Family M - Massachusetts
Arrived on: 1-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Lagoon Lodge review

very nice host. and we loved the dogs!

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E & D from New Mexico
Arrived on: 19-May-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Best location in Walvis Bay

If you enjoy looking at sunsets over the ocean with flamingos in the foreground, this is the place!

Day trip to dunes and coast (Sandwich Harbour) arranged by Expert Africa:

Worth every minute.

Astonishingly exciting and vivid, but also lovely peaceful moments hiking up the dunes and dabbling our toes in the ocean. Bruno produced a puff adder out of a little clump of bushes and answered our endless questions about the environment/history of the area.We felt lucky to be guided by Bruno, with all his years of experience.

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Miss G - Hertfordshire
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Lagoon Lodge review

We were only at Lagoon Lodge for 1 night and it was fine for a stop after our Kayak trip but we would definately not have needed longer in Walvis Bay. The bedroom was very cosy as it was cold but the bathroom looked a bit dated.

We were on the ground floor so did not have a balcony to sit out on so I think the upsatirs rooms with this may have been a bit nicer for somewhere sheltered to sit and read. The lodge itself is bright yellow which I thought could be toned down a little to fit in with the rest of the Bay but this is obviously just external appearance.

We happened to be there on a sunday and there is nothing open, we managed to find one italian restaurant for dinner that evening and that was excellent.

Whist staying here, Expert Africa organised a kayaking trip for these travellers. They commented:

Brilliant.

Not to be missed!! even though we had never kayaked before.



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Mr & Mrs L from Huntingdon
Arrived on: 21-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Lagoon Lodge review

Lovely bed and breakfast lodge with views across the lagoon. The omlettes are especially good.

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Dr R & Dr M - North Yorkshire
Arrived on: 15-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lagoon Lodge - a nice surprise

We stayed here because one of us wanted to look at birds in Walvis Bay! This is not a location I would have normally chosen but I enjoyed the stay very much.

Room was nice and separate - own front door on the bay. Run by a French couple - so breakfast was a cut above most other breakfasts! They looked after us extremely well. The first evening we ate at the Raft which is the best known fish restaraunt in Walvis Bay and written up well in all the guidebooks. The guidebooks are wrong, our hosts were right....very mediocre.

Second night we succumbed to advice from our hosts and went to their French friends new restaraunt....supposedly fusion but seemed pretty North African to me. This was the best food I had in Namibia by a million miles. Called Lyon des Salles I think. Sadly my pal had too bad a cold to taste it!

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Mr A & Mrs A - Twickenham
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Lagoon Lodge review

Good value, friendly, great breakfast (homemade jams and decent coffee!), convienient for sea kayaking (Jeanne picked us up at the lodge), clean and very helpful.

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Expert Africa comments

We also organised a kayaking trip for these travellers from here, about which they commented:

"Great morning out with a very knowledgeable guide. The dolphins and seals were very playful and there was an interesting look at the birds on the lagoon.

Also, sandwiches and coffee are included which was a nice surprise and we were sent some digital photos afterwards."

Mr & Mrs F from Kent
Arrived on: 14-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lagoon Lodge review

A surprise package! Not a part of the trip we were particularly looking foward to (town v country) but we had a really enjoyable stay and the children in particular enjoyed access to a TV for the Olympics, a later start, excellent breakfasts, and the shops and restaurants we visited.

The owners were really friendly and helpful and it was also a joy to spend some time with two delightful dogs (sad people that we are we were missing ours).

Curiously we could have spent an extra day very happily as it was one of the few places where we all felt we had left things that we wanted to do undone!

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The Water dikkops from Calgary, Canada
Arrived on: 22-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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One of our favorites!

The books make Walvis out to be a dump!!! Not so! Sure it isn't Swok but we found it very nice and not so busy. Very good restaurant on the dock!

One of the BEST B+Bs we stayed at. Nice location, nice building/rooms, great food, nice owners... THANKS AGAIN FOR THE RECOMMENDATION TRACEY!!!!

Booked up but all we heard was good about some guy who does the "Small Five" desert tours. Guess it's Very good!

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Mr & Ms Rockjumper from London
Arrived on: 14-Feb-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lagoon Lodge unconditional recommendation!

Lagoon Lodge is a cheery yellow house on a main road going out of Walvis Bay. The owners are a lively French couple who make the place great fun. They are both artists and the rooms are furnished with some amazing wood and textile pieces created by them.

The accommodation was so comfortable and lovely that we bought our own food and ate dinner on the balcony for both nights of our stay. The breakfasts were the absolute best of the whole trip.

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