Desert Horse Inn

Reviews of Desert Horse Inn

Good(86%) From 29 travellers
Excellent
11
Good
16
Average
2
Poor
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Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 29 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.
J & R
Arrived on: 11-Apr-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Poor
Poor

Eagles nest

we upgraded to Eagles Nest - 6 or 7 chalets about 7km from the main lodge. Lovely room with amazing views.

Supper on the first night was not good, and we thought rather expensive compared to other meals we ate in Namibia, because we felt we were a captive audience. So on the next night we went to Aus for supper - the Bahnhof hotel, wonderful meal great service - we loved it!

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The Ys from London
Arrived on: 10-Feb-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent

Comfortable accommodation in nature reserve

After our "wobble" en route about staying in Aus, this proved to be a great place to stay. We were glad we were not at Eagle's Nest because of accessibility. Comfortable accommodation and good food. Service somewhat impersonal.

Good place for walking and seeing the desert horses. Very easy drive on good tarred road into Luderitz, an interesting town but we were glad we were not staying there! The ghost town of Kolmanskop was fascinating - certainly a must visit.

The garage/general store in Aus efficiently dealt with our punctured tyre. We had insufficient cash with us for this, but there is an ATM in the store which dispenses a maximum of $1500. The store supplied all our needs, including loperamide tablets for the diarrhoea after our stay at Desert Horse Inn.

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Mr. A - Washington
Arrived on: 23-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Desert Horse Inn review

The Desert Horse Inn was a very nice surprise -- attractive and well located just outside of Aus. Very comfortable and attractive rooms/lodges (with a U.S. Western flavor). One of the very nice features were several hiking options nearby in very attractive country.

You had several trails to pick from and all were well-blazed and with outstanding views. We didn't even think about running into animals until we hit the first troop of baboons. The main area had an attractive outdoor seating area for drinks and the dining room was just above with tables sprinkled around the balconies if you wanted to sit outside. While we didn't stay there, we walked through the camp grounds, which also looked quite nice. Just down the road in Aus is the Banholf guesthouse, worth the trip for a nice lunch. The food was excellent as was the service and the setting.

The guide book suggests there is a good gift shop at the DHI, but I'd have to disagree with that.

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Mr D and Ms P from Dursley
Arrived on: 22-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Good place to relax and acclimatise.

Good location for a stop over on our way to Kulala.

Staff friendly and helpful. Facilities good and accommodation comfortable, although wifi strength could be improved in public areas. Food good.

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Mr W & Mrs N - Namibia in February
Arrived on: 23-Feb-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Average
Average

Hospitable family-run inn

Very welcoming- felt like you were staying with hosts.

Our first experience of slightly better, lighter meals.

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C.+M from Zürich
Arrived on: 22-Feb-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Desert Horse Inn review

Ok but nothing spezial.

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Mr P & Mrs A - Namibia summer
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Desert Horse Inn review

OK but not wild about the place. surrounding desert is quite interesting, and this is a useful jumping off place for visiting Luderitz. No pool yet, but they are building one and are in the process of a major upgrade..

I found the commonwealth war graves interesting , and the nearby POW camp. I was not particularly sad to leave here . 6 out of ten

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Mr C & Mrs S - Namibia in July
Arrived on: 13-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Good
Good

Good for self-guided walks

Worth including for good walks. Also accessible (although a 100k drive) for Kolmanskop disused diamond mine (interesting) and Luderitz town (not very interesting).

Beware weather changing hour-to-hour.

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Mr & Mrs D - Cheltenham
Arrived on: 24-May-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Desert Horse Inn review

Well organised

Tour groups there but not intrusive

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Mr & Mrs E - Gloucestershire
Arrived on: 12-Nov-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Average
Average

Delighted to be in an Eagle Nest chalet

Rather than accept the room booked for us at the Desert Horse Inn, I asked about their Eagle Nest chalets and was lucky enough to pay for an upgrade. This made our stay there as I fear we would not have liked the busy (and perhaps noisy) atmosphere of the main Inn.

We were supplied with our breakfast and supper (food and beverages) which we took to our chalet 7 kms away from the main building. It was a good experience barbecuing (had to pay extra for the wood and firelighters) our supper. We enjoyed the overall and different experience.

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