Reviews of Cornerstone Guesthouse
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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.
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.
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.
Welcoming, friendly convenient.
It is a convenient place to stop. Guesthouse was very clean and the breakfast was very good. The proprietor was very welcoming and helpful.
Swokamund was a little bit disappointing but it was a convenient place to stop and look at the Skeleton Coast.
A Pretty Oasis in Swakumond
Lovely gardens, and a quite corner.
Peter was very helpful and directed us to the local Museum which was well worth the morning we spent there.
Delicious breakfasts on both days.
Very friendly, comfortable and efficient.
Extremely well presented property throughout in a convenient location.
Very nice 'suite' with all facilities. Charming hosts and excellent breakfast.
Very helpful re local activities and attractions. A good choice!
Great stay in Swakopmund
A very convenient and nice place to stay in Swakopmund. In a quiet area but just a short walk to the centre and restaurants.
The staff and owners are very friendly and helpful. Excellent breakfasts. We ate dinner at the Tug and the Jetty and can recommend both.
Also had an excellent lunch at the Hansa Hotel.
Very pleasant and attractive facility.
Staff went out of their way to help us with our difficulties with our vehicle.
Pleasant accommodation and nice surroundings.
Lovely accommodation and well located
The room was spacious and charming with good Wifi. The food was excellent and the grounds were beautifully kept. The owner Peter and his staff were very welcoming and extremely helpful.They made dinner reservations for us for the two nights we stayed there and Peter sourced a new tyre for me for the hire car.
We particularly liked the fish at The Tug Restaurant.
We did a day trip to Sandwich Harbour with Turnstone Tours which was one of the highlights of our trip. The scenery was spectacular as was the sight of hundreds of flamingo in the Walvis Bay Lagoon. Berger the guide and driver was both amazing and skilful with a font of knowledge on Namibia.
Cornerstone has nice, conveniently located rooms. What really sets it apart is the service. Everything was simply made easy.
Dinner reservations made, breakfast moved up to accommodate the kayaking, advice and assistance with anything we could think to ask. Lovely, lovely team.