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Central Lodge
Central Lodge

Reviews of Central Lodge

Wildlife sightings and reviews

59 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Central Lodge and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

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Mr W & Ms W
NL

"Fine stopover in Central Lodge"

1 night Arrived 21 Jun 2018
"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." See all these reviews: 18n in Namibia; 4n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Average
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Average
Linda & Paul
UK

"Sub standard room and service"

1 night Arrived 5 May 2018
"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." See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Poor

Location:
Average
Service:
Poor
Rooms:
Poor
Food:
Poor
Facilities:
Poor
Mr J & Ms D
UK

"Central Lodge review"

1 night Arrived 2 May 2018
"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." See all these reviews: 10n in Namibia; 6n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Linda & Paul
UK

"A mediocre stay"

1 night Arrived 23 Apr 2018
"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." See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Average
Service:
Average
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Average
Mr D
Farnham

"Comfortable stay"

1 night Arrived 29 Dec 2017
"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." See all these reviews: 20n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Service:
Average
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Mr & Mrs P
Hook

"Good location"

1 night Arrived 10 Oct 2017
"Good location in centre of town. Accommodation clean and well presented.

Food options very good and enjoyed the separate cafe facility." See all these reviews: 18n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Mr Y & Dr C
Essex

"Good place for an overnight stay"

1 night Arrived 18 Sep 2017
"Comfortable rooms, good food and a pleasant lawn to enjoy sundowners.

Friendly and efficient with secure parking." See all these reviews: 13n in South Africa; 8n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Good
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
raedrian
Canada

"Central Lodge review"

1 night Arrived 1 Apr 2017
"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." See all these reviews: 22n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Average
Mr M
Toronto

"Not a good experience"

1 night Arrived 13 Sep 2016
"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." See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia; 4n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Poor

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Poor
Rooms:
Poor
Food:
Average
Mr & Mrs H
Cambs.

"Good for Namibian town life"

1 night Arrived 20 Jul 2016
"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." See all these reviews: 17n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
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