Sam's Giardino

Reviews of Sam's Giardino

Good(89%) From 158 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 158 of our travellers who have visited Sam's Giardino, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mrs F. from London
Arrived on: 10-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Pleasant hotel in Swakopmund

Well appointed rooms in Swiss style in handy hotel within walking distance of town centre.

Warm welcome from the host who likes to talk and helpfully gave us local advice.

Good food and excellent wine list. Breakfast a particular treat.

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Mr & Mrs K. from Kitchener
Arrived on: 1-Jan-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Clean and friendly spot!

Sam's Giardino is a great place to stay! Sam is extremely friendly and helpful. When we arrived, he asked what we would like to do and helped us plan our time there! He arranged tours for us and made sure we felt taken care of.
The rooms was big and comfortable and very clean!
We used the laundry service and it was quick and very well-priced!
A wonderful place to stay!

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Mrs M. from Egham
Arrived on: 12-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Convenient place to stay in Swakopmund

Sams Giardino is located an easy 10 minute walk from the waterfront.

The rooms are good - clean and comfortable and the garden very pretty. However, we were a bit disappointed with the 5 course dinner which was billed as 'a wonderful 5 course dinner in a romantic candlelit setting'. The dining room is very nice, but we wouldn't call it romantic and the food while fine, wasn't very imaginative all.

All in all, fine for a one night stay, the look is a bit 80's and could do with some updating.

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buckets
Arrived on: 31-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Sam's Giardino review

Lovely owner - Sam.

Sam was the perfect host. He spent time with us telling us all about the area, where to go etc..

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Miss M. from Margate
Arrived on: 15-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Sam's Giardino review

Although a little more basic that the places we'd stayed at previously, Sam was very welcoming and knowledgeable - he was always on hand to answer questions or sit and have a chat - the room itself was clean and very comfortable.

Also a great location to walk into central Swakopmund for dinner etc. And he has the biggest dog I've ever seen...

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Mrs J. from Bristol
Arrived on: 14-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Sam's Giardino review

Sam was extremely helpful when we had car problems.

The location is not great - a long walk or a taxi drive to restaurants/sea. the staff were very nice and the garden is lovely, but overall the place seems rather old fashioned and cold. We had one really nice meal and one not so good - not great for the price.

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Mr & Mrs G from Cambridge
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Sam's is comfortable

Our room was very comfortable and Sam was extremely helpful with maps and direction's to Wallis Bay for our kayaking trip.

We had a lovely dinner at The Tug (pre-booked by email) with a view of the Atlantic.

However, we did not particularly like Swakopmund and after our trip to Walvis Bay, we felt we would have preferred to have stayed there.

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Ms M. from dublin 22
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ideal for a few days in Swakopmund

Sam was very welcoming and was a font of information not just about Swakopmund but also about Namibia in general.

Breakfast was great and the free Wifi after days without was welcome.

We really enjoyed our stay here.

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G & H - London, UK
Arrived on: 1-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Friendly stay in Swakopmund

Spent one night here en route from Sossusvlei to Damaraland.

The rooms are comfortable and clean if a little dated decor-wise.

We booked in for dinner - making sure we did not sign-up for all 5 courses - the food and wine was very good... as was breakfast the following morning.

We walked into town, taking about 15 minutes to reach the historic centre. If you are wanting to be close to the seafront or centre of town for other dining options then this may not be for you.

Overall we enjoyed our brief stay.

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Ms R - London
Arrived on: 6-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Tranquil haven in the heart of Swakopmund

Had a great time, with a very European feel in the heart of Namibia's coast and dunes!

Sam was a great host, regularly checking up on us as well as introducing us to his (massive) dog Beethoven. This was without doubt one of the best breakfast sets we had in Namibia - particularly the game salami and cheese selection. Staff were attentive and professional, while our room was big and specious. The wifi was a bonus too - something you don't always get in your Namibian accommodation.

Though we only really discovered it on our last morning, Sam's garden is beautiful - sun loungers, a nice pond and a really relaxed feel. Another bonus is they don't cater for groups, something any independent traveller in Namibia will appreciate and understand!

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