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.
Miss R & Mr N - Surrey
Arrived on: 18-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent

Stupendous Stiltz by the Sea

Fabulous room, beautifully decorated and furnished. The overall attention to detail and execution in the design is brilliant.
Very friendly welcome, helpful with booking boat trip, restaurant reservations and general directions. Appreciated that we had little time and were passionate to ensure we did what we wanted to do.

Breakfast room was delightful, great service, lovely fresh food and a good choice

Short walk from the sea and town - don't rush to the TUG restaurant go to the Kelder instead.

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Mr & Mrs C
Arrived on: 30-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Poor
Poor
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

OK for a stay in that area

Would not select it again as location not ideal, it was our second choice

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Mr & Mrs A - Nottinghamshire
Arrived on: 29-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Chilly Swakopmund, warm welcome at Stiltz!

We arrived in Swakopmund on a chilly Saturday afternoon. Everywhere seemed closed but we quicklly found Stiltz and I just fell for the modern rustic Africa decor. However it was so cold we were provided with a fan heater as well as the wall heater and we were advised to put our electric blankets on before we went out to dinner and then leave them on overnight!

The next morning we had a lovely breakfast in the stunning dining room and we happy to be heading out into the desert again.

I have to say that we have returned home definitely not fans of Swakopmund - a combination of the weather, people (having had the luxury of solitude), and an uninspired meal have served to put us off it. I think it would have helpful to have had a table reservation at a good restaurant before we arrived - the receptionist at Stlltz was arranging tables at the reknowned restaurants but there was no availability. Perhaps future guests could be advised of the need to book well in advance and arrangements be made accordingly.

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Mr. L - Bristol
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Poor
Poor

High life at The Stiltz

Large and comfortable accommodation again. In-room facilities included electric blankets, which we needed! The Stiltz would benefit from a public lounge/bar area. Reception finished at 6pm and nobody was available after that. Although slightly out of the way, we did not feel unsafe walking into town. Good advice on restaurants - The Tug , De Kelder and Brauhaus- all in the Brandt Guide, of course!

Walvis Bay cruise, with Laramon, very good value. We were lucky in seeing Bottle-nosed dolphins, Benguela dolphins, seals, cormorants. pelicans, flamingoes and even two hump-backed whales. Superb food and drink supplied on board!

Moonscape worth visiting but gave up on rest of Welwitschia Drive because of very poor road.

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Dr African Crake
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Poor
Poor

The Stiltz review

Poor in comparison to everywhere else rooms were basic & VERY COLD !

No facilities after 6.00pm - everwhere is locked up. Noise from the walkways was intrusive esp early in the morning .

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Mrs A - St Paul
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Unique!

We stayed in Room 6 and would recommend this for the best view of the lagoon and sea.

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Mr & Mrs H - Isle of Wight
Arrived on: 15-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Above it all

Unusual and well thought out idea for building above the ground. A short distance from town but not too far to walk if necessary.

Proprietor has some good options for evening meal bookings. Swakopmund was the the most pleasant and enjoyable of the towns in Namibia.

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Mr. Pix
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent

Unique design

We were able to book in a day early after receiving treatment at the Bismark Clinic.

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Mr. & Mrs. Bourne farm
Arrived on: 5-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Swaks's stylish tree house

Only stayed one night but upgraded to family room (2 bedrooms and small sitting area). Warm welcome from staff who showed us to treehouse and explained all the facilities (including the radiator which was very welcome later on once the temperature dropped to 60F).

Kettle provided with tea and coffee and well stocked mini bar (reasonably priced). Excellent shower - open to the rafters as are the bedrooms. Stylish and spacious main room with plenty of space to unpack and good storage. Good birdwatching from the sofas out over the lagoon although the traffic from the road from Walvis Bay to Swap could be heard and seen.

We dined at the Tug (pre booking essential) also designed by the same architect round an existing old boat - worth a visit if only for a drink. Breakfast is enjoyed in a large room with views out to the lagoon. Very amenable staff will cook breakfast to order - plenty of choice of both food and beverages.

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Mr. D. Buntingford
Arrived on: 30-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent

The Stiltz review

A lovely place to stay but better to drive than to walk to town at night.

The restaurant they recommended on our first evening 'De Keller' was a big disappointment.

Sandwich Harbour excursion with Turnstone Tours - A very knowledgeable guide who took us into remote country with complete confidence and really knew the country and the wildlife.

He identified numerous birds and showed us sand creatures with a quick scoop of his hand.

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