Central Lodge

Reviews of Central Lodge

Good(72%) From 47 travellers
Excellent
5
Good
19
Average
22
Poor
1
Terrible
0
Below are independent comments from 47 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.
Mrs B - Edinburgh
Arrived on: 21-Jul-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

Central Lodge review

Basic accommodation for a stop off on the way to Fish River Canyon.

Keetmanshoop was not somewhere to spend any time.

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Mr & Mrs H - Surrey
Arrived on: 1-May-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Poor
Poor
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Poor
Poor

Central Lodge review

We were greeted by blank looks at the Reception Desk....it would appear no booking had been made! There was a wedding reception at the Lodge that day and they were accommodating wedding guests.

We were put in Room 19 next to a room used by the staff when off duty.....thru' the night we had loud music and high spirits. Please warn your guests in future not to accept Room 19!

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Dr. L & Family - Denmark
Arrived on: 19-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Central Lodge review

We were dissapointed with the family room at this place and glad we only booked one night. It was worn down and have definitely seen better days. E.g. the curtains were very dirty and fell down when you touched. The door to the toilet could not close ect..

At least the family rooms need a serious makeover! However, the staff in the reception were friendly and the restaurant fairly good. The pool could be nice at summertime, but freezing cold at winter.

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Ms R & Mr G from Hants
Arrived on: 27-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average

Central Lodge review

It was a bit of a let down after Anib - the AC wasn't working and it was cold - we were supplied with a heater which did the job. The fountain was lovely and lit up.

We ate in the resturant where the food was acceptable, but staff kept walking in and out, leaving doors open and it was freezing!

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Mr. & Mrs. B - Hampshire
Arrived on: 7-Jun-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Central Lodge review

The only let down was the room. I appreciate they gave us the room nearest to the facilities because of John's disability, however, the room was dated, too many beds crammed in and a strong smell of airfreshener was possibly to disguise the smell of cigarettes.

The refridgeration unit backed on to the room and was very noisy during the night. We didn't get to see the newer rooms but certainly from the outside they looked far superior and were just as easily accessible and if we were staying longer I would have asked to move rooms.

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Mr.B & Dr.T - London
Arrived on: 8-May-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Good for a stopover

On the long drive between Windhoek and Fish River Canyon, Keetmanshoop is an obvious stopping off place, to fill up supplies of fuel and cash. Although the town is the administrative centre of this part of the country it is still a small town by European standards. The range of accommodation is limited.

Central Lodge is as the name suggests bang in the middle of town, with everything one needs. The rooms are spacious and air conditioned with TV, there is a pool and a good restaurant and small bar.

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Mr. T & Ms. M - West Molesey
Arrived on: 15-Dec-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Central Lodge review

Bright decor everywhere .Good room more akin to motel , good choice of very reasonably priced food if a little like 'Macdonalds'.

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Mrs. I and Family - Keston
Arrived on: 31-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Central Lodge review

A nice hotel, good rooms and good food.

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Mr F and party - Portugal
Arrived on: 26-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

One night stopover.

Well appointed hotel for a one night stopover. The ambience of a small and typical Southern African town on a Sunday afternoon could be felt.

During the day while driving down from Bagatelle, we visited Quiver Tree Forest, Giants Playground which are well worth a visit. Fish River on the way to Brukkaros was dry and no birds could be spoted.

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Mr and Mrs B - London
Arrived on: 25-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good

Central Lodge at Keetmanshoop

Beautiful location. Driving down dusty street looking for the hotel, and were whisked into cool interior, Rooms laid out round courtyard with fountain and palm trees!

We also enjoyed going to Naute Dam after leaving the next morning. Spent a quiet morning there with refreshments supplied by pleasant English couple - great way to spend the Sunday morning.

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