Reviews of The Stiltz
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Poor location near club
Stiltz is a novel idea but its location near a club dramatically detracted from our stay here. On a weekend the music ends at 2.15 and you can clearly hear it in your room.
That said the breakfast was the best we experienced.
Rooms were okay but not as good as other places we stayed in. Staff were very helpful and friendly.
Whilst here, we arranged a 'Pelican Point Kayaking trip' for these travellers. They commented:
Kayaking was fantatsic fun
Great to have such a knowledgeable guide. A really fun trip out, loved getting so close to the seals. Just a shame not to have spent more time with the flamingos.
A warm welcome at The Stiltz.
This wonderful little hotel is exactly as described on their website, really funky! Our room (no.8) was ideally located with great views over the Swakop River estuary and its resident flamingos and cormorants, the crashing waves of the Atlantic and the distant dunes of the Namib Desert. Tall reeds surrounded the hotel and appeared to be home to vivid yellow weaver birds.
The room itself was very spacious (actually, enormous!) and had a very well designed en-suite. Had the weather been warmer, we would have spent some time relaxing on the verandah but unfortunately overnight fog only lifted into low cloud which the sun would not burn off and the temperature remained cool for the duration of our two-night stay. We never did see Swakopmund at its best even though just two or three miles inland it was gloriously sunny and very warm!
The beds were really comfortable and had electric blankets. For the first time in my life I actually switched mine on as it was surprisingly nippy at night and that was probably why I slept like a log for almost ten hours! It was nice to be able to make tea in the room as a kettle with tea bags and coffee was provided.
The breakfast room was welcoming, spacious and comfortable. The buffet breakfast had a good choice of yoghurts, fresh fruit, cold meats, cheese and bread. Hot food was on offer and cooked to order by one of the kitchen staff. We made good use of the toaster and enjoyed the mild coffee from the perculator. (Could have made tea if we wanted).
It really is difficult to find fault with this hotel. We were warmly welcomed on our arrival and the staff couldn't be more helpful. The only factor which spoiled our stay was the cool weather and the fact that our luggage (containing our warm clothes) was still in Frankfurt when we arrived at Windhoek, eventually catching up with us towards the end of the second day! We would definately go back and would recommend The Stiltz to anyone. It is such a different experience.
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The rooms are large, but have little in the way of storage. One small radiator was not enough to take the chill off a particularly cold evening!
On the more positive side, the location overlooking the Atlantic, but only minutes walk from the restaurants & bars is great. At check-in the staff were keen to discuss the numerous activities available in and around Swakopmund, & more than happy to give recommendations & make reservations
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We were welcomed by Maraget who was extremely helpful throughout our stay, The rooms are large with everything you need, even an electric blanket, which we did use as it was quite cool during the night whilst we were there.
Breakfast was in "The Viilla" & they had an excellent choice. The chef & assistant were very helpful & service was excellent. We stayed in room 6 & we thoroughly enjoyed out stay here.
The Stilltz is a place with a difference-we loved it.
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Great accommodation - thanks for recommending. The owner [or manager] was wonderful particularly post our Mountain Homestead experience.
The only thing that let this villa down was two bedrooms sharing one bathroom which also had to function as the sink/water supply for the kitchenette. FAr from ideal. Helpful staff - from the people who took our luggage through to the chef who was very cheery. Still hate swakop tho!
We went for dinner at The Wreck - not bad - bit overrated but view great.
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Margaret was the most helpful person! She very quickly confirmed our pre-booked activities and helped us with suggesting and booking restaurants as well as taxis. She took a real interest in our visit and was a delight to talk to.
We had room 7 and a lovely view over the reeds and out to the ocean. The room and hotel was quirky and comfortable with all of the staff very pleasant and friendly. The breakfast room / lounge was surprisingly large and the breakfast delicious.
Relaxing start into the holiday at The Stiltz
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Ocean view from the Stiltz
Great location on the mouth of the Swakop river, which at this time of year was a dry river bed. A walk into the city center took us less than 10 minutes.
Our chalets, which were very spacious, looked out onto the sea. The staff at reception were very friendly and booked us into the restaurants we wanted to try, the Tug and Küki's pub, both excellent and reconfirmed pick-up time for our trip to Sandwich Harbour, which we felt was a highlight of our trip. I would recommend anyone to do it!
We also enjoyed the handmade wind glasses supplied with the mini bar. It all was very well organized and the place well tended.
Whilst here, Expert Africa organised a day-trip to Sandwich Harbour. These travellers commented:
We had great expectations and were not disappointed. Our driver and guide Ernst, was very knowledgeable and easy-going. We passes the guano islands and salt mines, saw masses of flamingoes and pelicans and decided to have lunch amid the dunes, as it seemed too windy at the ocean.
The picknick lunch privided by Ernst was delicious and the location superb. We then waited for low tide in order to continue our trip to sandwich harbour, left the car and continued barefoot on top of a dune in order to enjoy the view over the mounth of the Swakop river and enjoyed hearing the dunes "sing" as we run down again. On our return the fogs moved in, we could hardly see a thing, but enormous flocks of cormorans overtaking us. The day was one of our highlights and I would highly recommend it to anyone!
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We stayed in one of the bungalows overlooking the sea. The welcome was very friendly indeed. The location good - lovely and quiet.
The accommodation was first class, the breakfast was excellent, the decor was excellent, the beds really comfortable, spotlessly clean - absolutely no complaints and could not recommend highly enough
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We thought we were booked in room 6, 7or 8, but ended up in one of the 2 villas. It had 2 levels and 3 bedrooms as well as loads of space to lounge around in. As a result, we were more than happy with the change.
We walked from here into town - it took about 10 minutes but seemed quite safe even in the dark. The breakfast was fairly standard but taken in very pleasant surroundings.
These travellers arranged a kayaking trip with Expert Africa, about which they commented:
Sea and seals - excellent
Despite the original vehicle breaking down, the experience overall was great. This was our first try at kayaking, you really do get in close amongst the wildlife.
The leader obviously knew her stuff and as it was a small group - 6 of us - was able to spend time with each couple explaining what was happening with regard to the colonies of animals we encountered.
This trip is excellent value for money and well worth undertaking.