Sea Breeze Guesthouse

Reviews of Sea Breeze Guesthouse

Good(84%) From 10 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 10 of our travellers who have visited Sea Breeze Guesthouse, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs E from Morden
Arrived on: 31-Jul-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Sea Breeze Guesthouse review

We couldn't recommend this enough.

Benny and his family gave us the warmest welcome and within 5 minutes all our activities were booked, dinner reservations made and tea served.

Sea Breeze is slightly out of town, but that's what we were looking for and as long as you're happy with that you couldn't find a fault. We'd not think of staying anywhere else in Swakopmund.

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Mr & Mrs Pel's fishing owl - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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A great little B&B

Yet another very good B&B with attentive hosts. In particular, their recommendation of the "Wreck" restaurant in Beach Lodge some 2 Km away was excellent as we had a superb dinner there.

We were also lucky that we arrived in and departed Swakopmund in sunny weather which gave us the opportunity to "walk the sights".

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Family H - Surrey
Arrived on: 8-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Sea Breeze Guesthouse review

Staff very welcoming but location uninspiring.

It is fair to say that Swakopmund was something of a disappointment, the town's archictecture was not as expected.

We did though thorougly enjoy the activities ( boat trip at Walvis Bay, Sandboarding and Quadbiking) and found the town's tourist information highly efficent.

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Miss W & Mr A from Surrey
Arrived on: 13-Nov-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Sea Breeze Guesthouse review

Lots of help in organising trips from host who was happy to share local knowledge and make arrangements on our behalf.

A little out of town, but not so as to cause any issues. Good to have a night watchman.

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Mr I & Mrs K - Edinburgh
Arrived on: 22-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Sea Breeze

Sea Breeze was a fine B&B. No complaints whatsoever. It was clean, friendly and our room was a good size with a large shower/bathroom.

Whilst on the edge of town, it was next to the sea and we had a pleasant stroll along the beach.

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Mr. D - Norman
Arrived on: 19-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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sea breeze

we have stayed in more upmarket hotels than this one, and have rarely received the help and service provided by Heike ,who sorted out taxis and resturant bookings for us.

room and facilities good - having a bath was a real bonus. breakfast OK

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Mrs Barn owl
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Aptly named Sea Breeze

This was a delightful stay. After the desert it was great to come to the coast and cool down. The owner was a great guy who would book tables at restaurants for you if requested. He and his staff were so helpful and the breakfasts were enjoyable sitting upstairs looking out towards the sea.

It was a long walk into town which was not to be recommended after dark only because of no lighting. Taking the car was no trouble, with plenty of parking (watched by attendants) for a few dollars. We liked the location of Sea Breeze although it was a little out of the town. To be able to walk down to the shoreline and breath in that invigorating air was great.

There's lots to see in this area which could keep you busy for few days,

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Mr DS - Surrey
Arrived on: 28-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Not recommended.

We found the location of the B&B disappointing, after what we were used to! It was cold and windy when we arrived, so being close to the sea wasn't a particular advantage; a sea view would have been nice but wasn't available. The main problem was the distance from Swakopmund - certainly wouldn't have been a 30 minute stroll along the beach. We had to drive in and out of town, through a rather dreary and lifeless suburb (people commented that it was rather like the retirement area of Eastbourne!)

Giancarlo was charming, however - no reflection on him. Two nights would have been enough for us, rather than three - an extra night in Etosha instead would have been great.

We went on a day trip to Sandwich Bay with Turnstone tours which was expensive but very good. The guide, Ernest, was excellent very knowledgable and friendly. Would recommend to others.

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Expert Africa comments

Travellers can note from this that there’s often big differences between different places which we include in self-drive trips to Namibia. In this case, the Sea Breeze is a fairly simple, inexpensive guest house. We can understand why travellers might feel a little disappointed – if they follow a stay in a relatively costly, luxurious bush lodge with one in a simple guest house costing a fraction of the price.

Namibia’s coastal weather can be cold, windy and often foggy in the mornings. Guest houses like this provide blankets and heaters, but what they do to make up for the weather is limited.

The sea is lovely to look at – but often swathed in fog. Sea-view rooms might seem like a good idea here, but most of the hotels are away from the sea. Hence, the ‘suburban’ feel to the location – and the drive to the centre of town.

Mr J - Heathfield
Arrived on: 21-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A GOOD BASE

THE HOSTS WERE VERY HELPFUL IN MAKING ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE BOAT TRIP AND SUGGESTING WHERE TO EAT.

FANTASTIC BREAKFAST AND VERY GENEROUS ACCOMODATION. WE COULD PERHAPS HAVE TAKEN UP ONLY TWO FLATS RATHER THAN THREE.

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London Smith
Arrived on: 22-Jul-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Comfortable B&B just outside Windhoek

A bit out of town this is a simple but clean B&B with spacious rooms. Staff were helpful and reasonably friendly including advice on places to eat. Not a long drive from centre. Good place to stay as stopping point on self drive holiday

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