Elegant Guesthouse

Reviews of Elegant Guesthouse

Good(85%) From 82 travellers
Excellent
29
Good
45
Average
6
Poor
2
Terrible
0
Below are independent comments from 82 of our travellers who have visited Elegant Guesthouse, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs C from Basingstoke
Arrived on: 18-Nov-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Ideal first night stop at Elegant Guesthouse

This was a perfect first night stop after arriving in Windhoek. It was very easy to find and secure parking was available. It is in a quiet area in Klein Windhoek and felt peaceful and perfectly safe and secure. The staff were welcoming and friendly and on arrival, were able to recommend and reserve Joe's Beerhouse for dinner as well as providing details of a taxi for the journey back, approx N$50. The Beerhouse is in walking distance in daylight but lack of pavements makes this unsafe for walking back in the dark. This is a good and atmospheric place to eat and to start your Namibian adventure.

Rooms were very clean and comfortable with air conditioning and a small individual patio. As the rooms are quite close together and are glass fronted, we were aware of people leaving early in the morning but this is the only slight criticism. Breakfast was good and an honesty bar operates in the evening if you want to sit and relax with a drink on the communal terrace or in your room.

Read more about the whole trip
Mr & Mrs O - Lechdale
Arrived on: 6-Oct-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Perfect Windhoek base

Stayed here 3 times. Breakfasts were excellent, rooms good, showers excellent, staff friendly & helpful.

Arranged taxi & restaurant bookings for us v quickly & efficiently

Read more about the whole trip
Mr M & Dr K - Massachusetts, USA
Arrived on: 15-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Average
Average

Elegant Guest House

We did not care for this location. Even though the room was adequate, the many windows throughout the room made us feel as if we were on display from the front hallway to the pool area in the back. The staff was pleasant, but the guest house was not a positive way to end our experience in Namibia.

Read more about the whole trip
Prof & Mrs H from Bristol
Arrived on: 4-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Elegant Guesthouse review

Our short stay there very enjoyable.

Easy to get to from the airport. Our first contact with a receptionist was not as warm as we would have liked since we appeared to have been booked in twice and thus they were expecting four guests, not two!

Read more about the whole trip
Mr & Mrs S - Worcester Park
Arrived on: 12-Aug-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

Elegant Guesthouse review

Clean and tidy, a good stop for one night.

Read more about the whole trip
Mr J & Mrs C - West Sussex
Arrived on: 23-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Elegant Guesthouse review

Pleasant people and ideal for us for our first night after the flights.

About 30mins from the airport and close to a supermarket for stocking up with travel provisions.

Read more about the whole trip
Mr M & Mrs S and Mr N & Miss P - Cambridge
Arrived on: 26-May-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Elegant Guesthouse review

Hugely welcoming.

Very helpful with travel directions and helped contact the airport when our son's luggage went missing

Read more about the whole trip
Mr & Mrs O - California
Arrived on: 19-May-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Poor
Poor

Elegant Guesthouse review

Not a friendly place. Would not recommend.

[Ed: These travellers also stayed here on 8 May; see below for their review]

Read more about the whole trip
Mr & Mrs W - Isle of Man
Arrived on: 11-May-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Elegant Guesthouse review

Very nice property to relax in after a long flight.

Warm welcome, nice garden and taxi service available to local restaurants for evening meal

Read more about the whole trip
Mr & Mrs O - California
Arrived on: 8-May-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Poor
Poor
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Poor
Poor

Elegant Guesthouse review

First arrived we were exhausted, so all we wanted was a place to lie down and we left early the next morning. We had planned to walk into town for dinner but were told that the neighborhood is not safe.

Breakfast was OK. When we returned before going on to Botswana it was not a real pleasant experience. The room was very cold. The only heater/AC is mounted high on the wall where it blows straight down on the bed. In the evening there was the night watchmen, who I found to be rude. We left early the following morning.

There was no attempt to prepare some sort of cold breakfast or "box" for us or other guests who were leaving before they started cooking breakfast.

Read more about the whole trip

Expert Africa comments

Expert Africa forwarded these comments to Jorn Dedig, the director of the Elegant Guesthouse. He was sad to hear that they did not enjoy their stay with them, though assures us that the staff always try to do their utmost to keep all the guests happy. Expert Africa are sorry that on this occasion the travellers did not enjoy their stay, but hope that Jorn's kind offer of compensation will go some way to making amends.