Nest Hotel

Reviews of Nest Hotel

Good(78%) From 39 travellers
Excellent
9
Good
19
Average
10
Poor
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Terrible
0
Below are independent comments from 39 of our travellers who have visited Nest Hotel, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr. A - Washington
Arrived on: 22-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Facilities:
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Average

Nest Hotel

A comfortable travel hotel at the end of the long drive to Luderitz from the Fish River Canyon, but not much more. Well located in town on a point overlooking water on three sides.

Attractive outdoor areas for enjoying fish-andf-chips in the brisk sea air. A disappointing restaurant with poor service (though the presence of an international windsurfing/kitesurfing festival probably contributed).

While Luderitz itself has relatively little in the way of tourist attractions, the drive between Luderitz and Aus is amazing, with the Namib-Nakluft Desert on full display in all its arid beauty,

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Mr C & Mrs L with friends - birthday in Namibia
Arrived on: 27-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
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Food:
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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.

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Mr F & Ms E - USA
Arrived on: 5-Jul-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
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Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

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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Mr and Mrs P from South Wales
Arrived on: 9-Jun-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good

GREAT LOCATION

NO COMMENTS

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Mr W & Mrs N - Namibia in February
Arrived on: 21-Feb-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

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.

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Mr & Mrs D - Bristol
Arrived on: 11-Jun-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

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.

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Mr D & Ms E - Hertfordshire
Arrived on: 17-May-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

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.

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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.

Miss K & Mr G from London
Arrived on: 15-Apr-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Good
Good

Nest Hotel

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)

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Mr P & Mrs A - new year in Namibia and Botswana
Arrived on: 21-Jan-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Excellent
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Food:
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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.

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Mr & Mrs P - Glasgow
Arrived on: 13-Jan-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Excellent
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Facilities:
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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 !

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