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.
Ms L & Mr H - West Boylston, USA
Arrived on: 27-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Villa Margherita was lovely

Beautiful small hotel, with elegantly decorated rooms (each one of which is different).

I wish we had realized that we needed to book several days ahead if we wanted to eat dinner at the hotel. We did try 24 hours in advance, but that was not long enough, as the chef needed longer notice in order to be available that night. ( And the restaurant looked lovely.) Since it was a Sunday, our dining options were limited, but we had a perfectly fine dinner at a pub-style place in town.

We stayed two nights in Swakop; I think one would have sufficed.

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Mr & Mrs H - York
Arrived on: 27-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Very comfortable

A good middle of the holiday break. We enjoyed the seaside and the town / shops. We were B & B but found excellent retaurants to eat out in.

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Mr & Mrs C - Gloucs
Arrived on: 27-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Villa Margherita review

A nice place to stay if you need to be in Swakopmund. That said in future I would not chose to stay 2 nights here I would rather move on back into the 'real' Namibia that we came to see.

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Mr & Mrs S - Inverness
Arrived on: 27-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Villa Margherita review

Very friendly, competent and helpful staff. Extremely spacious rooms with a great deal of individuality between them. General ambience very pleasant with attractive common areas, both inside and out.

No evening meals taken but breakfast excellent. Staff arranged and advised on a number of things for our group.

Evening meals must be pre-booked, but it should be noted that this service is not available on Sundays and that a number of restaurants in Swakopmund are also closed on that day.

Had a meal at the Tug seafood restaurant on one evening and the food, service and ambience were all excellent. Both it and the Villa Margherita are highly recommended.

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Miss. TT - London
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Villa Margherita review

A fantastic and very stylish B&B. We had an enormous and beautiful room.

The owners and staff were wonderful.

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Miss G - Hertfordshire
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Villa Margherita review

An excellent location as just a couple of min walk to everything. The house has been decorated very stylishly and to the highest quality and so if you like a colonial house but with everything modern then this fits the bill.

We had the Queen room which is upstairs and it was really spacious, we thought the accomodation could not be faulted. Breakfasts were really good and large, garden was a little sun trap when we were there.

Parking is on a driveway to the side but is not actually secure.

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Mr & Mrs S - York
Arrived on: 17-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Villa Margherita review

Comment on Swapokmund - we had problems getting into the restaurants we wanted to try.

It might be worth advising people to ring ahead to avoid disappointment. It's common sense I guess but I didn't think about it.

Pelican Point kayaking excursion
Excellent view, well organised, the guys put on a real show for us.

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Mr & Mrs N from Hexham
Arrived on: 29-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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B and B in Colonial House in Swakopmund

Very good large comfortable room in older Colonial house made our stay more interesting.

Receptionist very helpful and rang Dunlop Tyres Out of Hours service so we could buy 2 new tyres, Also advised on restaurants. Liked the decor.

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Mr & Mrs P - Belgium
Arrived on: 25-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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space and comfort

very well renovate. Reception personal efficient but a bit distant.

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Mr & Mrs S from Norfolk
Arrived on: 25-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Villa Margherita review

We had the honeymoon suite equipped with laptop!

As we were tired Saturday evening we decided to eat in. Limited choice of food (note we were told [Ed: by other travellers] this was a recommended Italian restaurant), steak only on offer and in comparison was expensive.

The restaurant is closed on Sunday evenings.

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Expert Africa comments

Claudine, the owner of Villa Margherita, commented that their "in-house slow-food Italian restaurant is working exclusively for our clientele, even if just one or two people decide to dine with us we are delighted to serve them...."

So if you choose to dine here, then we would hope that the very private and home-cooked dining experience would make up for the lack of a vast menu.