Desert Horse Inn

Reviews of Desert Horse Inn

Good(86%) From 29 travellers
Excellent
11
Good
16
Average
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Poor
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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.
Ms J & Mr R - Bath
Arrived on: 29-Jun-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Desert Horse Inn review

Unfortunately we couldn't get a room at Eagles Nest so we stayed at the Desert Horse Inn. The rooms were spacious, very clean and comfortable. The food was excellent.

We didn't particularly rate Luderitz but we loved our trip to Kolmanskop, the old diamond mining town - well worth a visit but it's worth noting that it closes at lunchtime.

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Mr. & Mrs. B - Hampshire
Arrived on: 10-Jun-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Desert Horse Inn review

The original rooms we stayed in were lovely as was the patio area. Only drawback for someone with disabilities was the stone stairway to the rooms had no handrail.

In this respect the chalets were more accessible (I appreciate these were more expensive) as the stairs to the reception/dining room had handrails.

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Mr M & Mrs P - Hampshire
Arrived on: 15-Jan-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Another favourite.

Location for Luderitz/Kolmanskop/feral horses very good.

Piet helpful knowledgable and amusing.

Proposed pool a distinct benefit.

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Mr. & Mrs R from Alford, Lincs
Arrived on: 20-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Desert Horse Inn review

Enjoyed our stay but perhaps the least spectacular of the locations visited on our trip.

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Ms. Wattled Starling
Arrived on: 7-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Great, varied walks in wonderful location

Campsite - One member of staff was very unwelcoming when I arrived and remained unfriendly but other staff really lovely. Beautiful location for walking and of campsite. Loud pop music played in bar early evening, which seemed more of the staff need than the visitors. This seemed out of place, especially when people seemed to want to enjoy the sunset peacefully. Varied lengths of walking trails through different mountain terrain. Stunning views. Feral horses nearby a must visit on your own - wonderful.

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The Dassies from Cumbria
Arrived on: 25-Jun-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Desert Horse Inn review

The Desert Horse Inn provided perfectly adequate acommodation for our third night in Aus.

The staff here were very hepful.

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Mr & Mrs H - Isle of Wight
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Outstanding location in Eagles Nest bungalows

We had Desert Vista, tucked under the edge of the mountain at the far end of the access track. Worth the extra 7 km drive from the main buildings to the Eagles Nest.

Peace and quiet with ouitstanding views. We did one of the self guided walks that was quite exciting. The evening meals were very good and the optional breakfast pack enabled us to prepare our own breakfast and thus avoid the drive down. Visiting the Desert Horses was well worth while.

Visiting the village of Aus and its visitors centre is well woth while.

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Mr. L - Bristol
Arrived on: 12-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent

Desert views at Eagles Nest.

Boulders Chalet incredible. We spent the afternoon looking at the fabulous view.

Shuttle bus to Desert Horse Lodge (7 kms away) would have been much appreciated. We actually did get a lift from somebody else also travelling with Expert Africa!

Great to see the desert horses on our way to Luderitz the next day.

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Mr DS - Surrey
Arrived on: 23-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Poor
Poor
Facilities:
Average
Average

Two days would have been enough!

It was very cold, we had not been warned about the temp and winds! We'd only brought clothes with us suitable for a chilly English summer evening. No heating in the rooms and hot water in short supply. Went to bed with hot water bottle!

Also we tried 2 of the advertised trails and both times the signposts were inadequate. This could potentially be serious if caught on the mountain after sunset. Would be happy to talk about this.

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