Sam's Giardino

Reviews of Sam's Giardino

Good(89%) From 121 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 121 of our travellers who have visited Sam's Giardino, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Dr J & Ms G - the best of Namibia
Arrived on: 31-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Sam's Giardino review

Sam’s Giardino was a wonderful place. Sam’s interests in food, wine, music and conversation, combined with a very homely place, meant that after three nights it was like saying goodbye to an old friend.

The food and wines were exceptionally good and the garden a delight. And that lovely, lovely dog… we took him for a walk and brushed him and entirely fell for him (clever PR move!). It wasn’t until we were well on our way onwards that I realized we hadn’t put anything in the staff tips box, which I feel particularly bad about.

We can recommend the boat trips with Ocean Adventures: we saw dolphin, whale, tame seals and tame pelicans, and the trip was very well run (they collect you from and return you to your hotel). Even better it seemed that nobody else on the trip ate oysters, so after tentatively wondering if we could have more than one we realized that we could have as many as we liked (and did!).

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W family - birthday in Namibia
Arrived on: 4-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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A relaxing 'home from home' at Sam's

We liked the atmosphere and relaxing 'home from home' feeling at Sam's. The decor may be a little old-fashioned but the food was excellent and accommodation well-located for walking in to town. Very quiet location too. Definitely recommend it particularly if some normalcy is needed after too many 5 course meals in the lovely lodges! A walk into town for a pizza did the trick!

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Mr D & Mrs J. from Dudley
Arrived on: 30-Mar-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Too long a walk to the town centre.

Sam was very helpful booking restaurants and gave good advice

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Family P from London
Arrived on: 26-Mar-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Sam's Giardino review

Very personal attention from the owner. A nice and interesting man and a good hotelier. Excellent dinner for such a small guest house. A characterful and memorable place. Would definitely go back.

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Mr M & Ms O from Kidderminster
Arrived on: 9-Mar-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Beethovens Symphony

Sam's a great caring host. Less eccentric than we remember - loves his classical music! No longer has the St Bernards have been replaced by one very large Bernese dog!

Lovely gardens! Definitely the place to stay in Swakopmund.

Ate out at the Tug, on the pier - fantastic restaurant, superb food.

Went sand boarding too - highly recommended for all ages as long as you have good underpants - reached up to 72kmh.

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Mr & Mrs J - Dorking
Arrived on: 29-Jan-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Very comfortable with excellent service and food.

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Mr G party of four - Norway
Arrived on: 28-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Sam's Giardino review

We had 2 nights there and enjoyed our stay in Swakopmund even if the weather was misty most of the time.

Good service and friendly staff.

Whilst in Swakopmund these guests took a day excursion to the coast south of Swakopmund. This is what they said about it:

This turned out to be one of the highlights during our trip, highly recommended.
Our guide Ernst Ritter shared his knowledge and showed us a lot of facinating and interresting things in and around Sandwich harbour. We even got a bit of sunshine when we headed back.
We also enjoyed the driving on the sand dunes and along the coast almost in the waves.
An exciting day we will never forget, thanks a lot.

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Mr M & family - Cheshire
Arrived on: 23-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Very hospitable

We arrived in Swakopmund on a cold foggy day , unfortunately our rooms at Sam's were very chilly and perhaps less appealing than our previous accommodations however Sam's hospitality and Cuisine made up for the lack of comfort ion our rooms .

We had a very informative and great guide Sean in our desert trip which was great fun and a highlight of our trip here, the museum in town was first class and the whole family enjoyed it .Our boat trip was very cold , we saw many seals but sadly very few dolphins from a distance a little disappointing .We would if we had our time again probably only spend 2 nights here .

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Mrs A with party of five - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 15-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Sam's is a great place to stay

We all asked to go back to Sam's, as we had enjoyed it so much 2 years ago. Luckily, we enjoyed it all just as much again.

Excellent well trained staff.

Superb service

Delicious food & wine

We had arranged our own activities, a full day 'Living Desert' tour with Chris Nels, and a Seal & Dolphin trip with Levo Tours, both of which we would thoroughly recommend. (Both companies collected us from Sam's)

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Ms T & Mr C - San Francisco
Arrived on: 11-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Sam's Giardino review

Sam's was nice. The room was nicely decorated. Bathroom was huge, modern and clean.

We had dinner on site one night. It was 5-course fish meal at 5-star level for reasonable 2 star price. Sam was very helpful providing information, advise and suggestions. The restaurant he recommended in town (Erich's) was also excellent.

They also played a key roll in getting us a scenic flight to see the dunes and skeleton coast.

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