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Sam's Giardino

Reviews of Sam's Giardino

Wildlife sightings and reviews

173 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Sam's Giardino and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

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Arrival date
P & B,
UK

"Sam's Giardino review"

2 nights Arrived 9 Sep 2019
"Characterful and quirky!

Well positioned to walk into Swakopmund.

Sam likes to join you at your table at mealtimes for a chat. He is full of helpful advice about the locality which is very useful." See all these reviews: 17n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Mr D.
Hartfield

"Quirky but good"

2 nights Arrived 2 Sep 2019
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Average
Mrs P
London

"Sam's Giardino review"

2 nights Arrived 8 Aug 2019
"Lovely, friendly, home from home in Swakopmund. Sam is a real character, in just the right way.

He could not have been more helpful in ensuring our stay was comfortable and giving us advice on where to eat, what to see." See all these reviews: 9n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Dr L & Family
Denmark

"Nice place, but update needed"

1 night Arrived 29 Jul 2019
"We stayed at "Sam´s Giardino" for one night. Sam´s Giardine is a comfortable old guesthouse in the outskirts of Swakop. We also stayed here 10 years ago and nothing has really changed over the years. This is both good and bad. The good thing is the owner, who is a very kind and talkative person full of interesting stories. We appreciated his kind welcome and company. Perhaps on the bad side, in order to go for 10 more years with visitors, the place needs an update. Nevertheless, its a nice place to stay." See all these reviews: 21n in Namibia; 2n in Botswana; 2n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Average
Mrs & Mr H
California

"Excellent"

2 nights Arrived 20 Nov 2018
"The owner was no nonsense but thought of everything!

He was very helpful and was always around when needed.

Beethoven is a must and added a lot of character." See all these reviews: 7n in Namibia; 4n in Botswana
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Good
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Ms H
Canada

"Sam's Giardino review"

2 nights Arrived 3 Nov 2018
"Enjoyed chatting with Sam, the library, the meals." See all these reviews: 6n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Ms T.
London

"Unusual but comfortable and quiet"

2 nights Arrived 25 Oct 2018
"Lovely garden, great breakfast, room good, but a little dated.

Good night's sleep.

Sam and his staff were welcoming and helpful." See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr M.
Anchorage

"Sam's Giardino review"

4 nights Arrived 17 Oct 2018
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Average
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Average
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Average
Mr D.
Chelmsford

"Sam's Giardino review"

3 nights Arrived 20 Sep 2018
"Damp and cold Towels never dried in rooms.

Overall I would not describe this as central and close to shops/restaurants" See all these reviews: 20n in Namibia; 5n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Average
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Average
Mr & Mrs Braddock
UK

"Sam's Giadino"

2 nights Arrived 9 Sep 2018
"Delightful Swiss Chalet style accommodation provided by the Swiss owner!!!! Very welcoming and friendly!

Sam served us at breakfast our fresh orange juice and sat with us chatting as he drank his coffee.

Fabulous to learn about his life and how he ended up in Swakopmund and about Namibian life, really great that he took an interest in his guests and took time to chat over a cup of coffee!!!" See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
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