The Stiltz

Reviews of The Stiltz

Good(87%) From 55 travellers
Excellent
27
Good
21
Average
7
Poor
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Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 55 of our travellers who have visited The Stiltz, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Jacana family from Bristol
Arrived on: 24-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good

Luxury in the Villa at Stiltz

We were booked into the Villa, which is the most luxurious accommodation we have ever encountered. Two stories, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, with a huge picture window upstairs giving views from the emperor sized bed out to sea. Whole assembly of buildings looks to have emerged from the computer game "Myst" and is unlike anything I have seen anywhere else in the world. None the worse for that. Well situated close to South end of Promenade. We were told that the tourist part of town was safe and encountered no problems walking around before or after dark.

We ate the first night at The Tug (N$840) for four people including wine which was really excellent and the second night at Der Keller (N$580) which provided quantity rather than quality - the steak being tasty but requiring much chewing.

We were booked onto the day tour to Sandwich harbour, but this was frustrated by rising tides and onshore winds, so spent a day in the dunes instead (a bit anti-climatic), and the next morning kayaked on Walvis Bay. An early start, but a very strongly recommended trip - we got really close up views of the seals and their colony and more distance sightings of porpoises.

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The Dassies from Cumbria
Arrived on: 1-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

The Stiltz review

The Stiltz is a very convenient base to explore Swakopmund from. The staff here were very helpful. When we were unable to book a table at the nearby Tug restaurant they were able to secure one for us.

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Ms. Z - Ford
Arrived on: 26-Jun-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent

The Stiltz review

We really enjoyed our stay at The Stilz. It is a hotel with a difference and we had a beautiful room overlooking the sea and surrounding area.

The Stilz is in a great location and it is very easy to explore Swakopmund from there. Definitely a great place to stay in that area.

Day trip to Sandwich Harbour - We had a great day with Ernst, who was extremely knowledgeable about the area. The home-cooked lunch was also absolutely delicious!

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Mr U & Mr G Germany
Arrived on: 31-May-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

The Stiltz review

Certainly a place where we could have easily spent another day or two. A small charming seaside resort with nice shopping and restaurants, a very clean Internet cafe to catch up with the news from home, comfortable roomy bungalows on stilts, and finally the Tug - a seaside restaurant run by the same owner as the Stiltz (the hotel will make a dinner reservation for you) - with delicious food and a great selection of mostly South African wines. The day trip to Sandwich harbour with Turnstone Tours was one of the highlights of our entire Namibia trip with hundreds of pelicans and comorants by their thousands near the shore.

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The swifts from London
Arrived on: 22-May-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Great design, good location

The room was in a good location, however it was damp and smelt mouldy.

The rooms were large, yet there was virtually no cupboard space.

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The rock Pipits from London
Arrived on: 29-Apr-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

The Stiltz review

The hotel is ok , nothing special really apart from the fact that it s close to the beach . Very friendly staff and the breakfast was good.

But i guess it s the town of swakopmund that had nothing to offer us .. we left a day earlier .

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Mr P & Mrs A from Chipping Norton
Arrived on: 27-Apr-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent

An excellent hotel.

We enjoyed our one night stay at the Stiltz very much. The room was very well appointed with a lovely view of the sea.

We had dinner at The Tug. The meal and service were excellent

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Artist from Connecticut
Arrived on: 6-Apr-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

unique place and location

charming and nice
without a car one is a bit lost "out there"

we ate at the tug every night and the walk was perfectly safe even though one is a bit wary as there is no one in the streets

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The Eagle family from Quarry
Arrived on: 27-Dec-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent

The Stiltz review

great family room, with separate bedroom for the girls.

Rosi on reception was quite simply a star and managed to sort us out reservations at various restaurants, activities etc, and generally offer good advice.

I would highly recommend the 'Living Desert' safari tour searching for the 'little five' with a chap called Chris Nel. He is a knowleable and entertaining conservationist who appears to be taking on the problems of quad biking single-handed! A good morning activity and very informative (we did see all the animals listed too!)

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Mr & Mrs Aardvark - Taunton, UK
Arrived on: 19-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

The Stiltz review

We were given a super stiltz cabin - a two decker that sleeps six, beautifully furnishedand with great view of the lagoon and sea which was what I had wanted, and consequently our opinion is somewhat biased. Some of the other cabins have no view at all and I would not be so keen on them tho they are obviously okay as a base for Swakopmund.

The breakfast room and breakfasts were fine and the staff were helpful tho they forgot to make a promised dinner booking one evening. In which connection we rate the Tug, even with the seaview and sunset, as over-crowded, over-noisy and over-rated, through not over-priced. But we are over-60.

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