Cornerstone Guesthouse

Reviews of Cornerstone Guesthouse

Excellent(95%) From 209 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 209 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 S from CT USA
Arrived on: 26-Mar-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Comfortable and Friendly

We were here only briefly -- a single night at the start of our journey. The room was fine -- clean and comfortable. The location was good -- within easy walking distance of a good lunch spot (The Village Cafe) and a lovely dinner spot (The Tug). The staff was extremely friendly, and helped answer many of our questions. The breakfast spread was lovely, although we were in a hurry to get to our morning activity so couldn't linger too much to enjoy it.

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Four poms from Somerset
Arrived on: 9-Feb-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Cornerstone Guesthouse review

Good, clean, convenient, well run, excellent breakfast.

Day trip to Sandwich Bay was really good. Lovely drive along the beach and a bit of dune bashing. Beautiful Bay surrounded by dunes. Huge numbers of flamingoes and Guide was knowledgeable and made it interesting, but we were put off with his unrequested views on the 'fact' that the whites had in no way taken any land from the local tribes in SA and Namibia.

Astonished by the huge Chinese harbour development work at Walvis and their road structures into the mining areas in the hinterland.

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Mr R & Mrs S from Southsea
Arrived on: 23-Jan-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Excellent Guesthouse

We spent 3 very nice nights at The Cornerstone Guesthouse and Peter (the owner), Ramona (front of house) & all of the staff were charming, helpful and made our stay very enjoyable.

We were less impressed with Swakopmund as a town but this was just a personal view.

We eat at 3 restaurants....The Jetty 1905, The Tug, and The Fish Deli...all were good...& we’d recommend all 3.

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Mr & Mrs D from UK
Arrived on: 19-Jan-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Very comfortable B&B

Cornerstone is conveniently located on the south end of Swakopmund, within easy walking distance of two of the better restaurants in the town (The Tug and Jetty).

Very friendly owners and comfortable room.

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Dr & Mrs N from USA
Arrived on: 17-Jan-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Wonderful experience

Great location, wonderful host, beautifully kept, quiet...

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Mr & Mrs G from Cambridge
Arrived on: 28-Nov-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great place on the coast

Cornerstone Lodge is great.

Peter is very friendly and helpful, and provides a hearty breakfast each morning. We were given great recommendations for restaurants and for excursions, all of which was organised for us by Rowena (I am not 100% sure we are remembering her name, but think it's Rowena!) She was extremely helpful and friendly, despite clearly being kept very busy by some other guests! We ate at the Tug, and then we also ate at the restaurant at the end of the pier the next night. Both were amazing, with excellent seafood and drinks.

We would also like to recommend Oryx Aluminium Canopies. We had rented our car from Bushlore - who we would also like to recommend, and had an issue with the toyota hilux rear hood cracking from bouncing around on the gravel roads. We were contacted within ten minutes of reporting the issue, and told to drop off the car there whilst we did our morning activity, and it was returned to us as good as new!

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Mr R. from Malmesbury
Arrived on: 21-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Cornerstone Guesthouse review

The service from the owner and staff (especially Ramona on reception) makes this guesthouse stand out.

The rooms and bathrooms are lovely and clean and set around a pretty garden (except for room 7 which is next to the car park so not as good) with everything you would want. The service was excellent - they couldn't have done more for us or been nicer. We returned from a morning kayaking with seals to find that our afternoon activity (dune buggies/sandboarding combo) was all booked as well as our evening dinner reservation - we had failed to get into the Tug restaurant (book well in advance) but were recommended the Fish Deli which did lovely sushi - it was a great recommendation. Also of note are the excellent breakfasts to classical music - we all agreed these were the best breakfasts we had in Namibia.

Location is excellent - walkable to everything including dune buggies.

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Mr& Mrs T from Poole
Arrived on: 6-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Cornerstone Guesthouse

Good situation, very helpful owners and great breakfast.

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K+R, J+P from Stirling
Arrived on: 6-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Good central location

Staying in the apartment in Swakopmund made a great break in the middle of the holiday, giving us space to do some laundry and re-pack while having excellent breakfasts provided at Cornerstone.

The apartment was ideally placed within the town, we enjoyed being able to wander on the shore and into town as well as enjoying choosing restaurants to visit - The Fish Deli was a particular favourite.

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Mr & Mrs R from UK
Arrived on: 5-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Helpful and friendly staff

We stayed at Cornerstone for two nights. Stephen the owner and the lady receptionist (sorry I have forgotten her name) were very helpful and friendly. You are given a mobile phone with their contact numbers, in case you need information or help. We thought that was a nice touch. We were in the room around the corner from reception (number 6 I think). This was a nice sized room and was very private as nobody walked past our room to get to theirs. The bathroom was fairly small but serviceable and everywhere was nice and clean.

The secure parking was good although there is also additional parking next to the front gate with CCTV. All the staff were friendly and the grounds man even washed our car for us after we had driven along the salt road. He did a great job and was cheaper than the local car wash too.

Breakfast was good and efficient with a self serve area and hot food to order. Stephen took the orders and he would chat about your plans and give advice if requested. He is quite an amusing character and runs the guesthouse well.

As I had read on the internet that it is better to reserve restaurants in advance, especially at weekends, we had already booked the Tug for one night and the Jetty 1905. We were pleased we had done that as a few people we spoke to had not been able to get booked at either of these once they got to Swakopmund. Both are in easy walking distance from the guesthouse and both had good food. The receptionist also recommended a seafood restaurant around the corner where we went for lunch. The prawns there were unbelievably good and very reasonable.

We also drove up to Cape Cross Seal Sanctuary, this is well worth the drive, which is easy as there is a salt road all the way. The seals are everywhere, even in the car park! We were also supposed to do a scenic flight along the skeleton coast but half an hour before Pleasure Flights and Safari’s were due to collect us they cancelled. I would not recommend using these as I had booked this with them in the UK and it messed up our day.

I would however, recommend Cornerstone Guesthouse if you are staying in Swakopmund as it is in a good location and is very comfortable..

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