Strand Hotel

Reviews of Strand Hotel

Good(90%) From 40 travellers
Excellent
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Below are independent comments from 40 of our travellers who have visited Strand Hotel, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Ms F from Southampton
Arrived on: 30-Jul-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Strand Hotel review

Lovely hotel, great location, good food.

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Mrs H from Leyburn
Arrived on: 14-Jul-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Strand Hotel review

Great Spar.

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Mr & Mrs L from Brighton
Arrived on: 29-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Best massage ever at this hotel!

Great buffet breakfast and helpful staff at this well located modern hotel. We enjoyed our stay in Swakopmund and I can highly recommend the very reasonable spa - we both had a massage here, which was a nice treat. Comfy rooms.

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Mrs R from Billingshurst
Arrived on: 22-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great location in Swakop

The Strand hotel was a larger more business-focused accommodation than many on our trip but it was clean with a large, clean and comfortable room. The on site steak restaurant was great (as was the tug boat restaurant a two minute drive away) and breakfast was extensive in a lovely conservatory overlooking the sea.

Our room was very cold and the air conditioning would only cool, not heat. We did report it to reception but unfortunately they didn't manage to fix it during our stay.

It was a little bit difficult to find as it's on a one way system (you have to approach from the coastal access road).

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Mr & Mrs H from Cambridge
Arrived on: 24-May-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Strand Hotel review

A lovely break in our trip and a chance to take a breather in a european style hotel.

We got a "standard room" which was as far away from reception as possible with no view. It would have been nice to be upgraded as the hotel was not full.

The Ocean Cellar restaurant is excellent.

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Dr D & Mrs C from Kent
Arrived on: 3-May-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Strand Hotel review

Great location. Pity it does not have a pool.

Ideally book rooms that allow you to sit on a balcony and admire the view.

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N & R from Essex
Arrived on: 21-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Strand Hotel review

They could not find our booking when we arrived and were quite rude about it. Apart from that a really great location and breakfast

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Mr & Mrs A from Gloucs
Arrived on: 19-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great location and comprehensive facilities

First impression was of top notch hotel. However room allocated had to be changed to larger sea view room. Very comfortable. The restaurant options provided lots of choice and the micro brewery had great beer. Buffet breakfast was excellent.

We had a really chilled time and visited surrounding areas to get acclimatised to Namibia.

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Mr & Mrs M from London
Arrived on: 5-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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An oasis of comfort - but lacking local feel

Arriving at the Hotel after a nine hour drive down the Skeleton Coast and 10 days in the bush was something of a shock - we walked dishevelled into an air-conditioned marble clad reception and suddenly found we were in an international standard hotel. And that's the problem - we didn't want to be in an international hotel, we wanted to continue to feel we were fully in Africa. So we would have preferred something more local and authentic. Having said that, reception sorted out a room problem and our rooms were very comfortable and the staff helpful and the breakfast excellent. Signage to the adjoins Ocean restaurant is inadequate - we wandered out of the hotel into the evening darkness and spent serval minutes trying to find it. A sign outside the door would have been helpful! Also there is no pool. unlike in all the camps we stayed in. And the wifi didn't work for most of our three night stay - bizarre given that it had worked better in some very remote places

We thought Swakop was well over-rated - examples of German colonial architecture are few and far between and otherwise it is simply an unremarkable, useful 'administrative' stop over - we had a camera that needed maintenance, an infected leg that needed a doctor, and a puncture to repair. But I would keep any stopover to two nights - enough to do the Walvis Bay tour and the quad biking / sandboarding adventure, which our kids loved - and then get back out into the real remote Namibia again.

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Mr J from Luanda
Arrived on: 19-Mar-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Strand Hotel review

Swimming pool missing
Spa small and close early
Map of the city was not provided

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