Cornerstone Guesthouse

Reviews of Cornerstone Guesthouse

Excellent(95%) From 152 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 152 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.
Mr & Mrs W. from Clitheroe
Arrived on: 14-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Immaculate guesthouse

Very helpful receptionist who confirmed our reservations and organised a taxi. The guesthouse is surrounded by charming gardens which reflect the pristine décor.

Breakfasts were excellent. On our first night we ate at The Wreck, an upstairs restaurant with views over the beach on the opposite side of town. Delicious food.
On our second night we walked to Kucke's Pub for another excellent meal. Beware of large portions though.

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Mr & Mrs - Bath
Arrived on: 7-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Cornerstone Guesthouse was comfortable

This is located fairly close to both the town centre and the beach area and so was convenient for exploring Swakopmund. Room was clean and comfortable and the garden was pretty and well kept.

Just no 'wow factor' when compared to the other places we stayed in Namibia.

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Bruce from Harrogate
Arrived on: 5-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Cornerstone Guesthouse review

charming and helpful owners and comfortable room. Smooth operation and well placed for all activities and sights.

Safe parking and well positioned. Will recommend it warmly

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Mr R and Mrs N - Northern Ireland
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Cornerstone Guesthouse review

Cornerstone was easy to find. It has a superb location, being only a short walk to the seafront and, importantly, to the top restaurants. The accommodation is both spacious and superb ... spotless. The owners are incredibly efficient and personable: Robyn and Peter in particular being very helpful. Breakfast is a very pleasant experience.

An excellent idea was the availability of an electronic fob giving us access to the property and to the private parking. In addition we were given a cell phone with preloaded emergency numbers for members of staff. Excellent service.

This was the base for a tour to Sandwich Harbour.

A place that one is reluctant to leave.

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Mr T and Mrs H - Namibia in 14 days
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Cornerstone Guest house , ok

The Cornerstone Lodge was adequate, certainly the dining room was efficient in the mornings, breakfast good.

Staff were helpful

We felt the rooms were cold

These travellers also took part in the following activities whilst in Swakopmund and had the following to say:
Pelican Point kayaking:Loved it !
Jeanne was a brilliant guide who had thought of everything to make the morning a success.

Catamaran Boat cruise:
A good trip, though very cold.
Did feel that maybe blankets could have been provided..
We were kept waiting an hour before boarding
The sealion and pelicans on board provided entertainment!!

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Mrs A & Mr J T - Namibia in three weeks
Arrived on: 6-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Cornerstone Guesthouse

Excellent position in respect of the town. Wonderful room and good food.

The owners are proud of their town and very friendly, and helpful with their advice and guidance of places to eat and things to do. E.g. we ate at The Jetty (The Tug needs booking weeks in advance for info) a very good meal, and we went to the museum which was very good too (we went back again after lunch).

We bought woolly wall hangings from the 'Karakulia' workshop; an experience in itself to see the artisans at work.

We left an ipod in the room safe and thought it lost. We drove on to our next lodge (Doro Nawas), and lo and behold it beat us there by hours; the owners had had it forwarded on a local flight. We were, and remain, very grateful for this excellent service.

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Ms R and Mr M from York
Arrived on: 11-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Cornerstone Guesthouse Review

This was a fine base, within easy reach of restaurants in Swakopmund, fulfilling all our needs.

Excellent breakfasts and very comfortable.

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Ms C. from London
Arrived on: 22-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Cornerstone Guesthouse review

Again a very positive experience of a guesthouse. Room was clean and well-presented, plenty of space and a very pleasant setting. Very helpful staff, who checked bookings for us and made dinner reservations etc. Plenty of suggestions of what to do in Swakopmund. Great breakfast.

We really enjoyed our time in Swakopmund which is a most unusual place and could have stayed longer as there were other things to do. (And we are not talking adventure sports!)

We organised a day trip to Sandwich Harbour for these travellers. They rated this as excellent, and commented:

Bruno is excellent! Absolutely outstanding. We were privileged to have Bruno as our driver/guide and we were with one other couple, one of whom was a professional wildlife photographer. It was an amazing experience from start to finish.

We saw so many birds and animals, the scenery was superb, we felt in safe and wise hands, even when we got stuck in the sand! Lunch was delicious.

We learned an incredible amount about so many different things.

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Mr & Mrs C from Droitwich
Arrived on: 11-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Cornerstone Guesthouse review

Again very nice and with helpful and friendly staff.
The Turnstone tour was very good, great leader, but unfortunately we couldn't get to Sandwich Bay because the sand dunes had moved into the sea due to the previous high winds but still a very good day. He certainly found us lots of wildlife and birds.

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Mr R. from Frome
Arrived on: 5-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Delightful place in Swakupmond

Not realising there is a cold ocean current up the coast of Namibia, the drop in temperature and the fog as we approached Swakupmond caught us by surprise. However the guesthouse was a delight, easy to find, very clean and tidy rooms set in a beautifully maintained garden with excellent food.

Distances between lodges had required we stay in Swakupmond despite not really wanting to explore the big towns this time, however we found the local museum while there which took up a significant part of the day to explore, giving us a lot of the history of Namibia, the town and its businesses as well as information on the tribes indigenous to Namibia. A thoroughly absorbing, modern museum.

Here we experienced to only rain in Namibia, quite heavy overnight with lots of lightning. We picked up a lot of mud on the car the next day, which remained with us for the rest of the trip.

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