Reviews of The Stiltz
Wildlife sightings and reviews
62 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited The Stiltz and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"The Stiltz review"
The rooms are a bit dated and the decor is a bit of an acquired taste, but it was ok, it would be great for an interior stylist came in and modernised it, would be great ! ...... the bed was v comfortable, we slept really well and the breakfast was good. Receptionist was nice and helpful too.
You can walk to 2 things worth taking a look at; The aquarium, which has indigenous specimens including some sharks and also The Living Desert Snake Park, run by a character called 'Stretch' all sorts of snakes here and lots to learn. This man actually handles some right there, including what he call's a mild mannered Black Mamba ..... yes, go and take a look !" See all these reviews: 7n in Namibia
"An unusual and attractive place to stay"
We liked the elevated site with views over the marshland and lagoon of the Swakop River, with lots of birdlife, and very convenient for a beach walk.
Very comfortable chalet, and we appreciated the electric blankets when the temperature dropped at night. Good breakfast and helpful staff." See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia
"The Stiltz review"
Amazing accomodation for the four of us and great views with a nice little walkway out to a comfortable viewpoint and birds, jiggers and camels to watch, only comment is that the cushions were brought in each evening, at sunset, just when it was most being used!!
The staff were all very helpful and very willing to chat. Very friendly. Breakfast was tremendous with lots of choice and great, friendly service.
Had a lovely stay and would recommend it to anyone." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia
"Didn't like our room, but breakfast was fab!"
Unfortunately, the only room available was room 2, which had no view, no privacy and shook when people walked past. As we were staying 3 nights, we'd hoped to unpack and relax a little. Apart from a small hanging rail, there was no furniture to unpack anything into and the sofa seemed to have been designed to match the quirky architecture, rather than be sat on!
There wasn't a single spare power point, so we kept having to find things to unplug, to charge up phone, camera battery etc.
With hindsight, we wished we'd booked a more conventional guest house with some home comforts.
Whilst here, we organised two trips for these travellers:
A kayaking trip to Pelican Point, about which they commented:
We'd never done kayaking and were apprehensive, but it felt like a privilege to be taken out by friendly and capable Jeanne. From the minute we met her at the cafe, we knew we were in safe hands and learnt a lot about the area and its ecology on our drive to and from Pelican Point.
Once in the water, Jeanne was very reassuring and never let us out of her sight, so we were able to enjoy the experience and interact with the young seals playing amongst us. A wonderful experience.
A day to Sandwich Harbour, about which they commented:
This was a well-designed trip, with a competent and personable guide who enjoyed showing off his impressive driving skills. Sandwich Harbour is beautiful and the view from the top of the dune where we had a tasty lunch was stunning.
The big problem was lack of space and comfort in the Land Rover, which technically had seats for 4 passengers, but with 3 large adults in the back it was a very tight squeeze. As most of the day is spent in the vehicle and the ride very bumpy in places, this really spoiled the day for me." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia; 5n in Botswana; 5n in Zimbabwe
"The Stiltz review"
There is some noise from the nearby B2 main road if you are on your deck." See all these reviews: 20n in Namibia; 3n in Botswana; 1n in Zimbabwe
"The Stiltz review"
We had dinner at The Tug restaurant, which had amazingly delicious food. We were very lucky to be seated without reservations, but we dined early." See all these reviews: 11n in Namibia; 5n in Botswana; 1n in South Africa
Quirky interior decor with great attention to detail." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
"Nice place to stay"
Office receptionist was very helpful and friendly." See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia
"Poor location near club"
That said the breakfast was the best we experienced.
Rooms were okay but not as good as other places we stayed in. Staff were very helpful and friendly.
Whilst here, we arranged a 'Pelican Point Kayaking trip' for these travellers. They commented:
Kayaking was fantatsic fun
Great to have such a knowledgeable guide. A really fun trip out, loved getting so close to the seals. Just a shame not to have spent more time with the flamingos." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia
"A warm welcome at The Stiltz."
The room itself was very spacious (actually, enormous!) and had a very well designed en-suite. Had the weather been warmer, we would have spent some time relaxing on the verandah but unfortunately overnight fog only lifted into low cloud which the sun would not burn off and the temperature remained cool for the duration of our two-night stay. We never did see Swakopmund at its best even though just two or three miles inland it was gloriously sunny and very warm!
The beds were really comfortable and had electric blankets. For the first time in my life I actually switched mine on as it was surprisingly nippy at night and that was probably why I slept like a log for almost ten hours! It was nice to be able to make tea in the room as a kettle with tea bags and coffee was provided.
The breakfast room was welcoming, spacious and comfortable. The buffet breakfast had a good choice of yoghurts, fresh fruit, cold meats, cheese and bread. Hot food was on offer and cooked to order by one of the kitchen staff. We made good use of the toaster and enjoyed the mild coffee from the perculator. (Could have made tea if we wanted).
It really is difficult to find fault with this hotel. We were warmly welcomed on our arrival and the staff couldn't be more helpful. The only factor which spoiled our stay was the cool weather and the fact that our luggage (containing our warm clothes) was still in Frankfurt when we arrived at Windhoek, eventually catching up with us towards the end of the second day! We would definately go back and would recommend The Stiltz to anyone. It is such a different experience." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia
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