Villa Margherita

Reviews of Villa Margherita

Good(87%) From 31 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 31 of our travellers who have visited Villa Margherita, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr G and family - Philadelphia
Arrived on: 23-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Villa Margherita review

We loved Villa Margherita. Once again our expectations were quite low as we hadn't heard much about the place (we had wanted to stay at a couple of other properties but they were booked).

VM is relatively new and doesn't yet have the reviews that other places enjoy but it definitely will!! The location is terrific, just a couple of blocks away from downtown swakopmund where all the shopping, restaurants and services are located. The rooms are very comfortable, tastefully decorated and the in-room lap tops with web access are a godsend after a week in the wilderness.

The staff are very friendly and the owners are always available and extremely helpful. I would love to go back to swakop and would definitely stay here regardless of availability of any other hotels. Bravo to Elliot and Claudine!

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Ms B & Mr W - Switzerland
Arrived on: 18-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Awesome dune ride...ask for Hermann

Villa Margherita---Good location to area amenities. Owners mingle with the guests during breakfast. On-street parking was initally a concern, but in the end not an issue. Internet service was appreciated. Great kitchen and ambiance in the dining area. Muti was especially accomodating.

The outside vendor (Mula/Mula (sp?) ) for activites was very cool. The boat ride in the morning was very cold and heavy jacket, gloves and hat were all appreciated. The bay was fogged-in most of the day, especially in the morning, but this was the luck of the draw. The boat dropped us off on shore for a Land Rover ride in the dunes (guide was Hermann and he was most excellent !) Once a few kilometers from shore the weather improved dramatically.

The lunch set-up in the dunes was probably the best overall lunch experience of the entire 2 1/2 week trip. Fresh oysters, game, pasta and champagne.....awesome!

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Family P - Cirencester
Arrived on: 29-Jul-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Villa Margherita review

This was more like a small boutique hotel than a guesthouse, and the food was better than the local seafood restaurant we tried (The Tug).

The Italian flair for interior design and attention to detail made it quite a contrast to other places we stayed. Lovely breakfasts.

The Sandwich Harbour Tour was real highlight. The guide was absolutely fantastice, very knowledgable, relaxed and friendly.

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4 travellers from the UK and Zambia
Arrived on: 11-May-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Convenient loaction at Villa Margherita

We were given rooms in the main house. Queen was large but warm with a sitting area in the bathroom for some reason, King was a suite of 3 rooms, rather unnecessary for 2 of us, and rather cold. Bathrooms well kitted out, as were bedrooms, just needed a bit more thought. Electric blankets provided but no-where to plug them in unless you go out and buy an adaptor so you can have the light on as well.

Very cold when we were there but they wouldn't light the fire in the hall. TV only seemed to have 1, occasionally 2, channels, sport and film. Trying to be luxurius but needs more thought.

Ate there the first night but didn't really enjoy it. Food took a long time to come and we were rather cold so the waiting was painful.
Location convenient for town centre.

Small courtyard area pleasant. Staff very nice. Internet access available and being improved.

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Mr L & Mr L - Kent
Arrived on: 9-May-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Villa Margherita review

The service was good, very friendly and welcoming. The room was very comfortable.

Location was good, easy to find and well situated for the local area.

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Expert Africa comments

Whilst here, Expert Africa organised a Pelican Point Kayaking trip for these travellers.
They commented about this:

"Great ! The only two on the trip, how lucky is that ? A lovely way to spend a Monday morning. Jeanne was a good hostess, informative, enthusiastic and relaxed company. Seals wonderful, Dolphins annoyingly appeared only very briefly, Pelcians, Flamingoes and Jackals all nice to see too.

Never kayaked before, but didn't have much trouble working it out."

Mr & Mrs R - Warwickshire
Arrived on: 13-Apr-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Villa Margherita review

Great guest house only 5 minutes walk from the centre of town. Do very tasty Italian evening meals which we took advantage of on our first night. They booked a Seal and Dolphin watching cruise from Walvis Bay for us which was very good although the dolphins were not too co-operative and only gave brief views.

Ate at the Tug on our second evening which gave excellent value for money and good quality food.

We both loved Swakopmund which had a great atmosphere and every one was very friendly even those selling trinkets on the streets.

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Mr A and Ms W - London
Arrived on: 30-Dec-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Villa Margherita review

Great room, friendly and helpful staffl lovely building.

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Mr and Mrs F - London
Arrived on: 18-Dec-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mr and Mrs C - Edinburgh
Arrived on: 2-Nov-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Villa Margherita review

Villa Margerita was a lovely place to stay and an excellent location right in the centre of Swakopmund.

The breakfasts were delicious and the staff very helpful in recommending places for dinner, reconfirming activities etc.

The room and the communal areas were very stylishly decorated.

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Ms. H & Mr. D - Oldham
Arrived on: 12-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lovely house in good location

A lovely, stylish, well furnished house. Breakfast was lovely and everything was professionally delivered.

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