Central Lodge

Reviews of Central Lodge

Good(71%) From 51 travellers
Excellent
5
Good
21
Average
22
Poor
3
Terrible
0
Below are independent comments from 51 of our travellers who have visited Central Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr M from Toronto
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Average
Average

Not a good experience

This hotel is nicely situated but it is very basic. The room we were allocated had a most awful smell and although this is not our normal custom we had to ask reception to change our room. The entrance of even the new room was off an ugly yard area.

It seemed as if as most of the rooms opened onto a courtyard so we had to close the curtains fairly early for privacy.

Dinner was fine although the napkins were so flimsy and tiny they were barely useable. Our waiter, Eric, was excellent. We could not charge the dinner to our room.

A buffet breakfast was included and the choice was expansive even with some meat and salad with feta cheese but there was little service unless one asked for help even though 3 waitresses stood and just watched. Perhaps there is a management issue. The next day at about 10 a.m. there was no toilet paper in the guest toilets.
Beds were comfortable.

Maybe it was just that the hotel was far less expensive than the others we stayed in and not sure if there is anything better in Keetmanshoop.

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Mr & Mrs. H - Cambs.
Arrived on: 20-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good

Good for Namibian town life

Small hotel in the middle of town. The accommodation is not luxurious but it's quiet and more than adequate. Really enjoyed the beer in the courtyard when we arrived!

We liked this place as it gave us a feel for Namibian life as the restaurant was used by locals as well as tourists.

Walking round Keetmanshoop watching Namibians going about their daily lives was also informative.

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Mr & Mrs C from Manchester
Arrived on: 30-May-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Poor
Poor

Central Lodge

The room was clean, the staff were helpful however there was no hot water in our room either in the evening or the following morning. On complaining to the management we were advised that it was a problem with the town mains and that she could not wash either, which as you can imagine was a great comfort to us after our drive from Windhoek. There was no offer to provide hot water from the kitchen.

That said the beer was cold the soup and pizza were great.

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Mr &Mrs P. from Staffordshire.
Arrived on: 9-May-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Central Lodge review

Central Lodge provided a welcome stop over.

The hotel rooms are a little `tired` but the overall impression of the place with its court yard, restaurant ,and staff was very good.

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J & R
Arrived on: 8-Apr-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Poor
Poor

Keetmanshoop

Basic room, no toiletries! ok supper.

lovely staff

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The Ys from London
Arrived on: 8-Feb-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average

OK

Description of our room as "luxury" was presumably because there was a jacuzzi in the "suite" (which we didn't use). The hotel is centrally situated in Keetmanshoop, which doesn't have much to recommend it as a town.

There was a bit of a frantic air in the hotel, with presumed members of the management marching up and down through the restaurant area and barking a few instructions to staff. We wished we had eaten more calmly and comfortably in the garden, which is a very pleasant area.

We visited the Quiver Tree Forest on our way to the town - well worth the short diversion.

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Mr N & Mrs J - Namibia in February
Arrived on: 2-Feb-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Poor
Poor

Central Lodge review

rooms very public - big sitting area outside each of the rooms.

Pool cloudy/unattractive.

Helpful people.

Keetmanskop not of much interest and dead after 7.00 p.m.

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Mr F & Ms E - USA
Arrived on: 4-Jul-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Good place to stop over on the way south

Definitely the simplest accommodation of our trip in all regards, but perfectly adequate for what it is, as Keetmanshoop seems to be a stopover town.

The highlight is definitely the sunny central courtyard. Rooms are very basic, but clean and tidy. Easy drive to the Quivertree forest.

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Mr & Mrs F from Glastonbury
Arrived on: 7-Jun-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Good stopover point

Location very good in centre of the town. Quiet and secure although very busy.

Food and restaurant excellent. Rooms a bit cramped but well equipped. Service and staff generally good although we had a bit of delay getting our bill on departure but management quickly stepped in.

We would recommend this as a stop over or for a longer stay.

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Mr & Mrs H from Cardiff
Arrived on: 3-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Central Lodge review

This lodge requires a make over but we suspect offers the best option for a one night stop over.

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