Cornerstone Guesthouse

Reviews of Cornerstone Guesthouse

Excellent(95%) From 175 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 175 of our travellers who have visited Cornerstone Guesthouse, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Frank and Cath from Retford
Arrived on: 10-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Cornerstone Guesthouse review

A very comfortable guest house, well situated for exploring Swakopmund on foot. It complemented the game lodges well.

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Mr K. from Hexham
Arrived on: 13-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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we were in the separate apartment, which was fine

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BarryT from Knutsford
Arrived on: 28-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Beautifully clean with a very good location

We stayed here two nights and highly recommend it. It is spotless and only five minutes from the centre of town. Parking is either on site or just outside and they have security.

We ate the first night at Kucki's Pub which was good but really just pub food. The second night we ate at The Tug.This is fantastic but you must book as it is very popular. Its the best John Dory I have ever eaten. We also visited the gem stone factory and the museum which are both worth a visit. We also did the Welwitchia Drive where you must get a permit in town before you go for negligible cost but we were never asked to show it. It is spectacular.

It is noticeably colder in Swakop but a warm fleece is enough unless you are particularly susceptible to the cold.
We then drove up the coast to the seal colony. Amazing site and very smelly. Its a long drive but worth it.

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Mr & Mrs B.from Herts
Arrived on: 26-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Very good location for Swakopmund

Cornerstone was very comfortable and accessible, located just off the main road and close to the City Centre.

They provided info on restaurants and other points of interest.

The Museum and the Krystal Gallerie are both well worth a visit,, and although we didn't get to the Tug or Jetty, Kucki's was very good..

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Mrs K. from London
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Spacious, good food and helpful service

Nice big rooms with en suite bathroom, a TV and a laundry service, which was very welcome after a week on the road. Excellent breakfast and really helpful staff, who kindly arranged breakfast packs on the day we had an early start.

Only suggestion for improvement would be extractor fans in the bathrooms, as we found the room ended up a bit steamy and damp after we used the shower.

Whilst here, these travellers took a Day trip to Sandwich Harbour. They commented:

Brilliant fun in the dunes!
We had so much fun on this trip - driving over the dunes was absolutely brilliant and we could have stayed there for hours!

It was a bucket-list thing for me to go to Sandwich Harbour, to see where the desert meets the sea - and I'll never forget the drive along that precariously narrow stretch of sand between the crashing waves and the huge dunes. My only suggestion for the future would be if they were to advise where you can see the classic viewpoint of the headland curving out into the sea in the distance, ringed by the dunes - possibly the best vantage point of this would be on top of one of the dunes, but we never quite saw it from that angle.

They also enjoyed a scenic flight over the coast, and said of that:

Mind-blowing, once-in-a-litetime trip!
This was far and away the most exhilarating, inspirational and beautiful excursion we've ever taken! It was a big expense, because we were the only two passengers, but it was entirely worth it.

The first leg of the flight, over the Namib desert sand sea, was phenomenally beautiful - I must have taken a thousand pictures! To see the huge, snaking apricot coloured dunes, Sossusvlei and the Tsauchab corridor from the air was mind-blowing - and something I'll treasure for ever. And after that, we still had Fish River Canyon, mountains and Sperrgebeit, the diamond coastand Sandwich Harbour to go! The tour of Kolmanskopp was great: another bucket-destination that we were pleased to experience but we felt we were hurried out of fascinating Kolmanskopp to get to lunch and the Luderitz tour, which was far less interesting to us.

Nevertheless, the day overall was outstanding - one we'll never forget!

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Mr & Mrs K - New Forest
Arrived on: 2-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Good base for a stay in Swakopmund

Very helpful and friendly staff - Robyn helped with meal recommendations and reservations and she also managed to explain to me how my local data package worked!

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Mr & Mrs J. from London
Arrived on: 27-Jul-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Cornerstone Guesthouse Review

We stayed one night at one of Cornerstone Guesthouses' apartments, An der Mole Apartment and it was superb. The wife of the owner who ran Cornerstone was concerned we were late, she escorted us to the apartment and showed us round it and made us feel really welcome. Situated on the seafront, we wish we had had more time to enjoy its beautiful location. The apartment itself was fabulous, with three beautiful bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and an enormous open plan kitchen/ living area. Even in the short time we had there we managed to get a load of washing clean and dried!

The following morning we drove to the Cornerstone Guesthouse for an excellent breakfast.

We would recommend the apartment not only for a stopover, but for a longer stay. You can't do justice to it in only one night!

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Family H & L - Berkshire
Arrived on: 25-Jul-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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nice - a good place for a quick break

Nice place - good to have a day of rest! Boys went sand boarding and quad biking, Rob and I went walking round the town.......and ended up buying a black diamond ring!

Dinner at the Tug was good - but glad we had pre-booked or would not have got in. Second night was a pub - also very good.

Stocked up on wine and beer for rest of trip. Hosts very nice and friendly.

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The E family - Bath
Arrived on: 18-Jul-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Cornerstone Guesthouse

Very welcoming and friendly, excellent breakfast. Only minor criticism is noise from kitchen at early breakfast time in adjacent room.

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Whilst staying here these travellers took a dolphin cruise and commented:
Very enjoyable cruise with very close encounters with pelicans and seals. Very good food with plenty of variety and regular drinks offered.

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Mr A. from London
Arrived on: 27-May-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Exemplary B&B

Cornerstone is centrally located about 5 minutes walk from both the sea and "downtown". It is run with great charm and efficiency by Peter and his staff.

We stayed in the courtyard apartment, which was very comfortable. Breakfast was an extensive buffet, tasty and abundant.

I would definitely stay there on a return to Swakopmund.

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Whilst staying here these travellers also took part in a guided trip to Sandwich Harbour, here are their comments:

Sandwich Harbour is an interesting day-long excursion, an example of where shifting sand dunes have encroached on the historic habitation and fresh water lagoon. We were very fortunate to have Bruno himself, who runs both Turnstone and Mundulea Reserve, as our guide. Highlights also included driving at speed along the sand, the key requirement being timing one's return to avoid high tide wholly covering the "road".

We did get temporarily stuck, which was great fun but were easily freed by a combination of a Land rover tow (our companion vehicle) and letting the tires down even further. It was definitely a trip where the quality of one's guide was crucial.

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