Cornerstone Guesthouse

Reviews of Cornerstone Guesthouse

Excellent(94%) From 166 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 166 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 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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Mr and Mrs P. from Australia
Arrived on: 5-May-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Very nice Swakopmund stopover.

Very pleasant quiet room for a couple of nights in Swakopmund, great breakfast. Easy walk to the central shops, and to restaurants. Had fantastic meal at "The Jetty"

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Mr JM and family - Portugal
Arrived on: 5-May-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Cornerstone Guesthouse review

We stayed at their Moringha appartment which is in centre of town and also close to the actual guesthouse for breakfast.

Great apartment with all facilities, excellent breakfast at the guesthouse.

All sights in town within easy walking distance.

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Ian & Vivienne
Arrived on: 17-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Good option in Swakopmund

Good rooms which are very clean and adequately equipped. Breakfast is the same daily but, again, ticks the boxes.

The property is well located for walking to the coast,to restaurants and to the very good shopping in the centre of the town. Shop for gifts and souvenirs in this town as there is very little option elsewhere unless you stay in the capital which we did not.

The car park is small but parking on the road is safe and secure.

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Mrs S. from Surrey
Arrived on: 11-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Am der Mole apartment actually

We couldn't stay at the guesthouse because it was full - instead opted for the 3 bedroom apartment (even tho there are only 2 of us !)

It was great - really nice to have all the facilities of home for a couple of nights : a supermarket just round the corner so we actually ate in both nights & relaxed in front of the TV ; a washing machine - to get some clean clothes etc etc. The only issue was that after nearly 40deg temps in Doro Nawas, it was only 16-18 here so we couldn't make full use of the huge terrace overlooking the sea-front.

We could have stayed here a lot longer. The town seems very clean, interesting German architecture & very tasteful shops.

I'm sure there were lots of good restaurants we could have tried too.

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Mrs B. from Gabriola Island, Canada
Arrived on: 4-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Swakup retreat

This was a great break from our travels in the deserts.

The owners were great, very helpful arranging reservations for tours and meals

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Mr and Mrs S from West Sussex
Arrived on: 29-Mar-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A short break in Swakopmund.

We spent two days here and really enjoyed it.

Our room had everything including a charming terrace with table and chairs set in a lovely interesting garden. The staff here were excellent, friendly and helpful. The breakfasts were great. The Cornerstone is a short walk to shops and restaurants.

We had our washing done here; it was quick and efficient and good value. We would definitely come again.

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B&A from Warwickshire
Arrived on: 27-Mar-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Far, far away in a small town in Germany...

We had stopped at Walvis Bay before "Swakop" and (apart from pelican sightings) thought the place was a bit sad and run down.
Swakop, as they call it, was just like a small town in Germany. It still is, in many locals' minds, the German Colony it used to be.
And none the worse for that! Those who like beer will find plenty of outlets: Kucki 's Pub was our choice.

Cornerstone Guesthouse was friendly and comfortable. Only one other couple, also from UK, were present at the ample breakfast. Out to explore the shops before a dose of culture at the excellent museum - a "Must See" in our opinion. A great deal of effort had been put into planning and displaying the items.

Tried, but failed, to get a SIM card that worked in my phone but the positive side of that was that just next door was another German pub that did an excellent thick vegetable soup for the gentleman and an equally nourishing Greek Salad for Madame.

We then had our one and only "tourist trap" incident when a little man sold us two completely rubbishy nuts onto which he had carved our names - couldn't say no!

Back to the guesthouse to write postcards and get advice on tomorrow's drive. We were advised not to miss sundowners at Tiger Reef so we went and thoroughly enjoyed the view, the company and the calamari.

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Miss A. from Okehampton
Arrived on: 16-Feb-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Cornerstone Guesthouse review

Fine for a short stop-over - a bit short on character, but very helpful people.

Take a sleep mask, as bright street lights shone into our room all night ( a bit of a shock after Etendenka).

Nice big room and bathroom, with terrace for sitting outside.

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Whilst staying here these travellers did the kayaking with seals excursion and commented:

Great fun - especially as the baby seals were just learning to swim.!

Jean was terrific and provided us with all the gear we needed. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole morning - and were amazed to receive her videos of us the same afternoon.

Thoroughly recommend it - though to some seeing quite a few dead baby seals around us on the beach was upsetting: Maybe a bit more of an explanation about how/why etc might be helpful?

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Mr K. from Cinderford
Arrived on: 15-Feb-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Cornerstone Guesthouse review

A very nice city guest house. All the facilities were fine. Lots of good restaurants within easy walking distance. The main reason to stay here was the day out with turnstone tours which was a mind-blowing drive over the biggest sand dunes in the world and some excellent bird spotting.

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