Reviews of Brigadoon
Wildlife sightings and reviews
21 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Brigadoon and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
However hard she tried with her natural warmth and keenness to help, Margaret could not make the outside temperature any warmer in the morning, when eating breakfast outside was just a bit chilly ! Brrrrr !
Brigadoon is quite conveniently placed for shops restaurants and seaside.
The one thing we emphatically loathed at Brigadoon was the toilet. It was positioned behind the fridge in the living area, sharing the same air as the living room, with a waist high partition behind the fridge, no door! The shower was similarly 'open plan' but we could manage that one, no problem. An open plan toilet is a different matter ! There are many good features at Brigadoon, but this single feature is enough to make it unsatisfactory accommodation for us." See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia; 2n in South Africa
It is very close to the centre of town, in a quiet road opposite the beach. The only negative is that the room inlcudes the bathroom which is fine except that the toilet is only cut off by a small wall, so if you're standing up in the room you can see the other person on the toilet! Being english we didn't really like this. It has been refurbished beautifully and is a very relaxing place to stay in the town. We would definitely return." See all these reviews: 11n in Namibia
Although the lady who greeted us was very friendly and helpful, and the breakfast staff were also friendly, some of the other reception staff were rather more "abrupt" and made us feel like we were a bit of a bother rather than paying guests.
The living desert tour here was great - enoyed by us as much as the children. My son still talks about the rolling, dancing, kung-fu spider!" See all these reviews: 19n in Namibia
Margaret was an attentive hostess, finding us a table at the Lighthouse when we were unable to get a booking at the Tug.
Swakop is busy aand lots of people eat out so booking ahead is well advised." See all these reviews: 9n in Namibia; 1n in South Africa
Very proactively going out of there way to organise anything you needed.
Great to have this pit stop with washing machine in kitchen and be able to do a bit of cooking for yourself with groceries from major grocery store just around the corner.
Day trip to desert coast south of Swakopmund: Great to be able to ask lots of questions about living in Namibia and they were excellent at tailoring a trip to our group.
Kayaking to Pelican Point: Lovely enthusiastic guide. We did not take our kids but it would have been fantastic for all our kids ages 4,6,8." See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia
The kayak trip at Walvis Bay was fantastic and I am so glad we booked this in advance, it was in many ways one of the highlights of the trip.
Morning kayaking excursion - The kayak trip at Walvis Bay was fantastic and I am so glad we booked this in advance, it was in many ways one of the highlights of the trip." See all these reviews: 11n in Namibia
"Our children's favourite place!"
It was wonderful to have the independence of a self-contained appartment. The voucher sent to us to confirm our booking stated we were on a B&B basis - but it was self-catering. This was fine. It just would have been nice to know before we arrived. The kids loved the apartment and the freedom to roam around the rooms playing or watching DSTV. It was also nice not to have to get up for breakfast for an allotted time. It was very clean, well decorated and well equipped. The opportunity to do our washing and to dry it was great! The location was close enough to the beach and town centre to walk in a few minutes, but in a residential area and so quiet. We think our kids liked this accommodation the most." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia; 3n in Zambia
The breakfast was good, served outside the room in the small garden, which was a very pleasant green space after the desert.
All the staff were very friendly and helpful. The location was nice and central and we would certainly stay there again." See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia
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