Central Lodge

Reviews of Central Lodge

Good(71%) From 59 travellers
Excellent
6
Good
25
Average
24
Poor
4
Terrible
0
Below are independent comments from 59 of our travellers who have visited Central Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr W & Ms W from NL
Arrived on: 21-Jun-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Fine stopover in Central Lodge

The lodge is located very centrally in Keetmanshoop, which makes it easy to do some shopping.
Otherwise, it was a bit basic, but the service was very friendly.

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Linda & Paul from UK
Arrived on: 5-May-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Poor
Poor
Facilities:
Poor
Poor

Sub standard room and service

Did not expect top accommodation in the town of Keetmanshoop and maybe this is the best place to stay in the town. However, we were put in a sub-standard and tired looking room next to the restaurant as all the other rooms had been filled by a coach party.

Service in the restaurant was also poor and lacked organisation, staff were not coping with the pressure of dealing with a large party and arguing amongst themselves.
Although the manager was walking around he did not appear to be doing anything to resolve the problems.

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Mr J & Ms D from UK
Arrived on: 2-May-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Central Lodge review

Our room was fine but located next to the kitchen and restaurant was a bit noisy. But fine for one night. Good clean accommodation.

Worth being there for the quiver tree forest.

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Linda & Paul from UK
Arrived on: 23-Apr-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

A mediocre stay

Some reported that rooms were not as clean or well equipped as other locations. The food service was slow.

It is accepted that good accommodation in a town like Keetmanshoop may be more difficult to source.

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Mr D from Farnham
Arrived on: 29-Dec-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good

Comfortable stay

We were a little surprised at the breakfast buffet having been cleared away at 08:25, when we had been told the previous evening that it ended at 09:00. Nevertheless, what we were served was reasonable.

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Mr & Mrs P from Hook
Arrived on: 10-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Good location

Good location in centre of town. Accommodation clean and well presented.

Food options very good and enjoyed the separate cafe facility.

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Mr Y & Dr C from Essex
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Good place for an overnight stay

Comfortable rooms, good food and a pleasant lawn to enjoy sundowners.

Friendly and efficient with secure parking.

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raedrian from Canada
Arrived on: 1-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Average
Average

Central Lodge review

This lodge is somewhat dated but is a very interesting property, it has a very historical look and ambiance. location was in middle of town with a parking area within the secured property.

Some aspects of the room such as door fit and some other minor details were so so but given that it was priced accordingly, we had no problem with it. The staff were excellent and provided a great candle light supper in the open central court yard.

The staff also was very helpful in pointing out local attractions and providing directions.

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Mr M from Toronto
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Average
Average

Not a good experience

This hotel is nicely situated but it is very basic. The room we were allocated had a most awful smell and although this is not our normal custom we had to ask reception to change our room. The entrance of even the new room was off an ugly yard area.

It seemed as if as most of the rooms opened onto a courtyard so we had to close the curtains fairly early for privacy.

Dinner was fine although the napkins were so flimsy and tiny they were barely useable. Our waiter, Eric, was excellent. We could not charge the dinner to our room.

A buffet breakfast was included and the choice was expansive even with some meat and salad with feta cheese but there was little service unless one asked for help even though 3 waitresses stood and just watched. Perhaps there is a management issue. The next day at about 10 a.m. there was no toilet paper in the guest toilets.
Beds were comfortable.

Maybe it was just that the hotel was far less expensive than the others we stayed in and not sure if there is anything better in Keetmanshoop.

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Mr & Mrs H from Cambs.
Arrived on: 20-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good

Good for Namibian town life

Small hotel in the middle of town. The accommodation is not luxurious but it's quiet and more than adequate. Really enjoyed the beer in the courtyard when we arrived!

We liked this place as it gave us a feel for Namibian life as the restaurant was used by locals as well as tourists.

Walking round Keetmanshoop watching Namibians going about their daily lives was also informative.

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