Reviews of Nest Hotel
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Nest Hotel review
Nothing exceptional but a quite adequate hotel with a good outlook over the sea and convenient for the town.Read more about the whole trip
The place to stay in Luderitz
Nest hotel is not only the best known hotel in Luderitz, it's a local landmark and hangout, so it's a pretty bustling place in an otherwise sleepy town.
Situated at the very tip of a peninsula over the water of the bay, it has fantastic views on the ocean and the city from almost every room. The pool area looked very inviting, but we didn't check it out, it was too cold during our stay. The restaurant has an outdoor patio which is perfect during the day for lunch or a drink, and dinner was delicious; lots of options and very attentive service. They did lose our reservation the first night, but accommodated us anyway.
Reservations are definitely recommended, as they seem to be sticklers about having a reservation for dinner. Nest's location also makes it an easy starting point for exploring Luderitz on foot, or starting a drive of the area. The concierge was happy to spend the time to explain all our tour options to us, and make suggestions for things to see.
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A good base for Luderitz
Served as a good base.
We were in Luderitz during high winds and sand storms, so we were bunkered down to some extent here. We would have liked to dine at other places in town but the weather prevented us on Saturday and The Nest seems to be the only restaurant open on Sunday.
Generally the hotel was of a good international standard.
Nest Hotel review
This was a very modern and well appointed hotel with an excellent Wi-Fi system which we could access in our room. There was some confusion on the first night and we were told we had to have the set menu. On the second night we were denied access to the set menu and told we had to have al la carte as we were only booked for b&b. Strange as our meal on the second night was cheaper than on the first night! Service in the restaurant was very slow and staff not as friendly as those on reception.Read more about the whole trip
Buffet on Saturday night
We were there on a Saturday night and surrounded by tour groups, the buffet dinner was not very good.
Sunday night was a la carte and much improved.
Expert Africa comments
We have forwarded these travellers� feedback to Ulf Gr�newald (the General Manager at the L�deritz Nest Hotel) and he was very apologetic for the service standards that did not meet our travellers� expectations on their first night�s stay. However, Ulf was pleased that the travellers had a better dining experience on their second night, with the full � la carte menu available.
The L�deritz Nest Hotel assures us that they are committed to providing the best possible experience for all their guests and they take onboard all the feedback that they received.
This is a dated large business hotel that feels quite impersonal. The bathroom is ok, the beds are comfortable and the sea view is nice. The air conditioning in our room didn't work properly - it just pumped out hot air.
The restaurant is expensive by Namibian standards and the service is incredibly slow. The food was quite nice though. Breakfast buffet was good. Wifi was free and reasonable.
I would recommend having dinner in the Bay View Hotel instead, although they don't take walk ins so you need to reserve a table in advance (the service here was also very slow but the food was better and the prices were much lower)
A pleasant hotel in an attractive location
This was the only actual hotel we stayed in rather than a safari lodge. It is clean and well-appointed on a headland to the south of the interesting, still very Germanic town of Luederitz. There is a good restaurant in the hotel although other places can be reached quite easily in town.
Although this was quite different from the much smaller places we used for the rest of our trip - the restaurant one night had a busload of guests which was almost a culture shock for us - the staff were friendly and helpful upholding the high standards we had already come to expect in Namibia.
We gave the room a rating of "good" as it was genuinely good, but not excellent if compared with some of the other safari lodge accommodation we had experienced.
Nest Hotel review
Charming little oasis set aside from the town. Very helpful and friendly staff. Safe parking. Loved my flaming crepe suzettes done at the table. Good breakfast buffet.
No malt whisky in the bar !
On the face of it a standard, local 4 star hotel but while we can't put our finger on why, it exceeded expectations and was very comfortable.
We specifically asked in advance for a room on the top floor with full sea view and balcony and I'm sure that added to our enjoyment. Waking up to the sound of the waves was very pleasant after days in the desert and the view splendid. Breakfast was very good and dinner at the a la carte Penguin restaurant was probably as good as anything in town.
The manager was notable in being visible at each mealtime and taking the trouble to speak to everyone - always a good sign. Free wi-fi. Overall I would have no hesitation in recommending.