Elegant Guesthouse

Reviews of Elegant Guesthouse

Good(85%) From 86 travellers
Excellent
32
Good
46
Average
6
Poor
2
Terrible
0
Below are independent comments from 86 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 J & Mrs V and Mr R & Ms C - Luton
Arrived on: 3-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Ideal overnight preparation stop

Easy to find from airport and located just out side of Windhoek centre. (we were advised to taxi in or self drive in; this was no problem.)
A warm welcome and very helpful and friendly service

Ideal stop to anticipate the journey ahead.

Plenty of places to eat in town. Joe's Bar is worth it

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Ms. M-E - Nevada
Arrived on: 19-May-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Overnight - Windhoek's The Elegant Guesthouse

The Elegant Guesthouse is a beautiful guesthouse with lovely rooms. However, it is not a convenient location. We understand that Windhoek can be a risky place for tourists, and possibly not many areas are considered safe for visitors. We had to sign a waiver of liability since we wanted to walk from the guesthouse (as opposed to taking a taxi). The woman at reception when we checked in was not at all friendly or helpful.

There really wasn't much choice of places to eat dinner in the area. Basically, it was just a place to stay until our fligh to Botswana the next morning.

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Mr and Mrs I - New Zealand
Arrived on: 17-May-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Good
Good

The Elegant Guesthouse review

The receptionist was not (Lisel?) was not paricularly genuine or pleasant. It was cold and noisy.

Breakfast was good and the woman manning the desk when we left was very pleasant.

It was looking a bit shabby and I would not recommend it.

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Expert Africa comments

The owner of the Elegant Guesthouse corresponded with these guests through us to find out more about their comments. He was keen to rectify any issues as swiftly as possible and has already taken steps to ensure that he and his staff learn from this experience. The guests told us that a panel at the reception was loose giving the guesthouse a ‘shabby’ feel. The owner of Elegant Guesthouse explains that this was knocked out by someone’s knee accidentally and that they were just awaiting the joiner to fix it at the time. These guests went on to tell us that although they felt the guesthouse was noisy, they realise that this was partly the product of a town accommodation in comparison to the more remote safari camps that they had stayed at previously and during the rest of their trip. The owner explained to us that his aim is to have a guesthouse that is one of the best in Windhoek with a well thought out an modern décor, offering excellent service. He appreciates that these guests feedback on their stay and will use these comments to help him achieve this.

The Ramblers
Arrived on: 14-May-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent

The Elegant Guesthouse review

A pleasant if rather impersonal place to stay, with a good breakfast buffet and eggs cooked to order, and tea & coffee available all day. On arrival we were given a printed sheet warning us about muggings on tourists and advising us to take a taxi to and from the restaurant in the evening. On a weekday evening we drove into the centre of Windhoek and parked outside a restaurant where car-guards operate, and did not feel threatened or at risk in doing this. We enjoyed wonderful food at Gathemann's in a lovely old fashioned setting, also lunch on the terrace at Cafe Zoo was most enjoyable.

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Mr & Mrs K - Laguna Beach
Arrived on: 26-Apr-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good

The Elegant Guesthouse review

Downside: not walking distance to shops or restaurants,

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Mr W & Miss H - London
Arrived on: 5-Apr-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Average
Average

Nice welcoming place to spend our first night

Nice welcoming place to spend our first night

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Mrs & Dr B - Richmond
Arrived on: 13-Nov-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

The Elegant Guesthouse review

A good hotel for its purpose as an overnight stay before our flight. Helpful staff and comfortable room.

Pool was OK though it was raining so we only had a quick swim.

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Mr A & Mrs L - Norfolk
Arrived on: 10-Nov-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average

An Ideal First or Last Night Stop

Situated on the side of Windhoek closest to the airport, the location is ideal.

The guesthouse has a very pleasing, modern design with good rooms, all at ground floor level and is in a quiet neighbourhood. There is an honesty system for any drinks you take from the fridge in the restaurant and complimentary tea and coffee at all times. There is secure parking and it is very easy to find after long flights when maybe you are not at your best. Breakfast is a combination of light buffet and someone to cook eggs etc in the open kitchen.

All in all we can't think of how it could have done it's job of a clean, quiet and comfortable first night stop any better.

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Ms S & Mr D - South
Arrived on: 19-Oct-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good

Elegant Guesthouse

The Elegant Guesthouse is an oasis in Windhoek. It was straightforward to find driving from the airport. The staff were friendly and helpful and greeted us with a welcome drink. The guesthouse is close to the city centre - a short drive, we chose not to walk due to the heat and on the advice of staff at the guesthouse. We had an enjoyable dinner at Joe's Beer House - close by and well worth a visit (we took a taxi, NAD 50 each way).

Breakfast at the guesthouse was good, including eggs and bacon made to order.

We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely return. The guesthouse is ideal for your first or last night in Namibia.

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Ms H & Mrs J from London
Arrived on: 8-Oct-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

The Elegant Guesthouse final stop

Same comments as before. We ate outside at Fusion again, same wine, same food...

Disappointed with Windhoek shopping, although the Alte Fest Museum was well worth the visit. The National Art Gallery was closed on Saturday, not as Chris says in his book. It might have been interesting to have had a guided tour of even just 1 hour. We had most of the day available but couldn't really fill it given shopping wasn't attractive.

Elegant were very accommodating with our late departure for the airport at 1530 hours.

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