Desert Horse Inn

Reviews of Desert Horse Inn

Good(89%) From 41 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 41 of our travellers who have visited Desert Horse Inn, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr M. from Wakefield
Arrived on: 20-May-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great location and food

We had a well appointed and spacious room with a great view. Good bar with wide choice of beers.

The food in the restaurant was the best we had on the whole trip and the price of the wine the best value for the quality as well.

Very well placed for visiting Kolmanskop and Luderitz.

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TansySue
Arrived on: 16-May-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Situated in a very small settlement

Our room No 21 was a semi-detached chalet which could accommodate 3 people in single beds. It was one of the closest rooms to the main hotel facilities which included lounge, restaurant and swimming pool. There was a little terrace situated up a couple of steps with a table and seating to allow us to watch the sun go down. Nice to have fridge, kettle and tea/coffee making facilities.

A notice advised that water was scarce here in the desert. It was heated by solar power which would be hottest in the afternoon and evening and it would cool down overnight. If no sunshine, electricity would heat the geyser. Thus evening showers were appropriate during our stay.

The main course of the evening meal was buffet style with the starter and dessert served at the table. We were very upset regarding the wine; on tasting, we found our bottle of Merlot was corked and undrinkable. Initially the inexperienced waitress stated we would have to pay for the bottle as it had been opened! It was not until our Ultimate Safari guide intervened that 2 acceptable glasses of house Merlot were produced and for which we paid.

This hotel in Aus is well placed to see the wild horses which live in the spectacular desert landscape and for us, was over an hour's drive to Kolmanskop, the old diamond mining town which we particularly wanted to visit.

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Mrs C. from Shrewsbury
Arrived on: 4-Jan-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great place

Once again wonderful setting with excellent accommodation in very Moroccon style lodges/chalets.

Lovely outdoor dining area on a balcony around the main building. Food was very good, service friendly, eager to please & welcoming.

The wild horses were worth a visit but sad to see them in such a poor state & learn how man is interfering with nature.

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Mr & Mrs C. from Cambridge
Arrived on: 3-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Desert Horse Inn review

Used as a brief overnight stop en route north from Fish River - pity as we could easily have stayed longer.

Good walks available.

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raedrian
Arrived on: 6-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Great stay at the Desert Horse Inn

We stayed here just one night so as to see the feral horses in the area. The facilities and rooms (very roomy) were great and the staff was very friendly and helpful. We ate supper in town so could not rate it but the breakfast was excellent.

We were a little late in arriving so did not see the horses at the nearby waterhole but by getting there early the next morning, we were rewarded by a beautiful sunrise and seeing the horses (6) saunter over from afar to drink at the waterhole, followed by a lone Oryx bull.

As elsewhere in Namibia, the scenery was outstanding.

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Ms J. from Northamptonshire
Arrived on: 18-Dec-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Desert Horse Inn review

This accommodation was above our expectation and food was excellent.

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Miss M. from Margate
Arrived on: 12-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Very homely with a lot of thoughtful touches

After the remoteness of Fish River, it was great to arrive at Desert Horse Inn - it had a very homely feel and the room had a few thoughtful touches like a hot water bottle and blankets in case it got chilly.

The restaurant and bar area were lovely - we didn't eat dinner there as we were full from lunch although the barman did suggest a cheese platter which went down a treat - breakfast was lovely with lots of home made treats

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Ms V & Mr C - Belgium
Arrived on: 11-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Relaxed camping at Desert Horse Inn

We camped at Desert Horse Inn for 2 nights. On our arrival, we missed the entrance to the campsite. There are no signs for Desert Horse Inn at the side of the road, but there are for Klein Aus Vista and that is where you need to be. This was indicated in our travel information, but we noticed it a bit late.

However, this gave us the chance to visit the Garub waterhole immediately. The campsite itself is nicely located at the side of a few mountains. All facilities are good, the main building and reception area are at Klein Aus Vista which is 2km from the campsite.

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Arrived on: 24-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Friendly, homely place to stay

A very comfortable place to stay with individual chalet rooms well spread out, with a number of local walks with good views.

Staff were very friendly and helpful, and the meals were excellent. One of the owner brothers came around each table at dinner and gave us some great insights into the lodge, the hstory of the area and the Namibian climate.

A walk in the evening gave great views at sundown even if we did lose the route on the return so walked further than planned!

We only saw a few of the desert horses in the area and not close enough for photos. The drive to Luderitz is amazing with the barren Karoo desert, including sandstorms closer to Luderitz, albeit not sufficient to impact driving on the tarred road.

We had two lunches at the Bahnhof Hotel in Aus coming and going. It is a friendly and efficient spot with a surprising good and broad menu and worth a stop in the town.

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Mr & Mrs C - NSW Australia
Arrived on: 22-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Fantastic private cabins

Great cabins and good meals.

Actually spotted a few wild horses.

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