Hohenstein Lodge

Reviews of Hohenstein Lodge

Average(65%) From 4 travellers
Excellent
0
Good
2
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 4 of our travellers who have visited Hohenstein Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Cambridge 4
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Terrible
Terrible
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Beautiful setting

The Lodge is in a beautiful setting on the edge of the Erongo mountain range. The late afternoon colours were stunning.

We took a short walk out & saw lots of birds. There appear to be many more interesting walks available if time permits.

Rooms are nice & we had lovely views toward the mountains.

Check in was fine & we were welcomed by a lovely lady, who also served us the following morning at breakfast.

Our evening & dinner, was completely marred by one particular member of staff who was, at best, surly & very rude & as we were staying only one night this coloured our view overall, sadly.

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Expert Africa comments

Both we, and the lodge manager, were surprised to hear about a ‘surely & very rude’ staff member, so we asked our traveller for more details. They explained what had happened, and noted in passing that ‘it was so different from everywhere else we went.’ On a wider note, they also commented that: ‘It was a significant and enjoyable part of our holiday chatting with people at the various lodges.’

Once the lodge manager had understood what had happened, he apologized profusely. He’s taken this up directly with the waitress, who had had ‘personal problems’ at the time, and assured us that this shouldn’t happen again.

The Leemings - Kent
Arrived on: 2-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Average
Average

Lodge & camp underwhelming

We had the same guide at the lodge & camp . He was adequate but did not convey much enthusiasm . The lodge was comfortable but did not seem to fit well into the environment. It was devoid of reference books which would have made identification of the many birds we saw much easier.

The camp was basic with outdoor showers & a rather uncomfortable dining/ lounge area. The new camp under construction is reported to be on hold with some equipment now being removed for use elsewhere.

Hohenstein overall was rather disappointing.

The road directions need attention.

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Mr S & Ms H - Dublin
Arrived on: 30-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Average
Average

OK place to stay as a stopover

OK place to stay in a beautiful location beind the Hohenstein mountain which looked fabulous in the eveiung sun. Rooms are clean and fairly basic. Meals were good.

It is quite a long drive out of Usakos and off the main route.

We took an evening game drive where the guide was excellent and knowledgeable. However we only saw a few animals in the distance. The sundown stop wasn't great (next to a fence where we couldn't see the dun go down) and we weren't taken to the rock art.

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Dune-hoppers from London
Arrived on: 31-May-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Average
Average

Hohenstein Lodge review

Now under overall direction by Ulf, owner of Luderitz hotel. Newly installed manager and wif, a delightful couple. Promise of improvement.

Good overnight stop for people going north or returning from North. Not ideal for longer stay ... pretty hot in midday and nowhere cool to sit , and mountain rather too far to walk to and climb. I think Expert Africa should have discouraged us from staying two nights (we left after one night).

Night safari was very enjoyable, especially the rock art on massive boulders and potent sundowner.

However ride was long, road bad, and landrover emitted strong petrol fumes. The Namibian tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable.

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