Villa Margherita

Reviews of Villa Margherita

Good(87%) From 38 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 38 of our travellers who have visited Villa Margherita, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mrs K - Netherlands
Arrived on: 6-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Villa Margherita review

Villa Margherita is a sfeerfully with style furnished house.

My accomodation (called Nelson) was not in de main building but in an annex in the beautiful garden (lots of birds). Being a big tastefully furnished sleepingroom with an ensuite bathroom (with a bath and a seperate shower) and a what oldfashioned furnished sittingroom. Everything very clean. The sittingroom has a connecting door with an other part of the annex. The drawback: sometimes I could hear them literally.

The staff is nice and helpfull.

The food was excellent!!! And during diner they played wonderfull jazzy music.
It is a pity that they use only one menu, every day the same (vish or beef/ perfect quality). After two days I want something else. Of course I can go out for dinner.

I had a good time in Villa Margherita.

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Ms E - Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Arrived on: 13-Apr-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Villa Margherita review

My room in the villa was lovely but the connecting door (to another room) should be insulated better against sound.

The garden was lovely, the service very personable, great breakfast in a lovely salon and the wine list was very special. It is a pity to offer only cold salads for lunch as it does not promote eating in for dinner.

The massage studio was so well-placed and Don (I hope I got his name right) was extraordinary. His services should be mandatory to all guests.

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Mr & Mrs W. from London
Arrived on: 4-Jan-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Nice play to stay in Swakopmund

Nice place with friendly staff and private parking. A good place from which to explore Swakopmund (right in center) and surrounding areas.

We also enjoyed relaxing in their garden.

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I&C from UK
Arrived on: 21-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Excellent friendly service.

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Mr and Mrs H from Chesterfield
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Villa Margherita review

Huge Excellent room - very good breakfast.
Easy access to Swakop highlights.
Over fussy - arrival routine wasn't really what you needed after a long drive - a shower would have been more welcome.
Service a little too earnest/over the top. Hard sell of Health Spa services a bit wearing.
3 nights in Swakop probably too much on the itinerary.
Cold and damp!

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Mr and Mrs P from South Wales
Arrived on: 14-Jun-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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QUAINT WARM AND FRIENDLY GUEST HOUSE

ONE OF THE BEST FILLET STEAKS I HAVE EVER HAD.

SERVICE EXCELLENT PLUS

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Mr Y & Dr C - Essex
Arrived on: 6-May-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lovely guesthouse in central Swakopmund

Extremely friendly- really helpful and enthusiastic staff and a very comfortable room with private balcony. We didn't have dinner here but they were happy to book a table at The Tug (very good) and we were amused that the reservation was in the name of our room (Romeo and Juliet!).

Also ate at Erich's just down the road, which was also excellent.

A really fun place to stay.

Expert Africa arranged a trip to Sandwich Harbour from Swakopmund. These travellers commented:

We had high expectations as we'd done a similar trip three years ago and this was even better. Berger was helpful, informative and a good host. Highlights of the trip were:
- Driving along the narrow strip between the dunes and the ocean which disappears at high tide,
- The climb up the dunes at Sandwich Harbour and the view of the bay,
- Driving through the dunes on the way back and sliding down the roaring dunes.
- The sightings of springbok and a pair of black backed jackals.

Lunch of springbok lasagna was excellent. We loved the red colours of some of the sand (garnet granules we understand) and the feeling of emptiness.

A truly memorable experience. We loved it.

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Mr and Mrs B - Epsom
Arrived on: 15-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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An enjoyable if quirky hotel

The visit to Sandwich Harbour was brilliant--great dunes and scenery. Kayaking with seals was outstanding

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Mr N and Mrs J - three weeks in Namibia
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Despite a welcome on our arrival, the service thereafter was adequate. The rooms, although large, were lacking in facilities.

We cannot really comment on the food, as we only had breakfast.

Whilst here, we organised a day trip to Sandwich Harbour for these travellers. They commented:

This was an excellent trip, and we learned a lot. To be recommended! Our guide was Ernst and he was exceptionally good - articulate, faultless driving around the dunes, overall knowledge of the environment and road building on the shoreline.

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Mr C & Mrs V - Namibia fly-in
Arrived on: 12-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Villa Margherita review

All the staff were exceptionally attentive and welcoming. Nothing appeared to be too much trouble.

The room/suite was very spacious and comfortable with luxury toiletries plus a TV. Laundry was returned the same day and was the best of all the laundry facilites of the whole trip.

Although there was no tea/coffee making facilities it was only a few paces to the main house and they were more than happy to provide drinks as and when asked for.

Suggestions for activities were provided. Bearing in mind we had prebooked a trip we wanted to ensure that any other activity we did would not replicate that. The staff went out of thier way to make sure this wouldn't happen and arranaged a boat trip which was excellent.

The first night we decided to eat at the Villa. As it turned out we were the only guests eating in that evening. This could have been a loney experience but the staff made it an enjoyable experience with excellent food, good wine and a pleasant atmosphere which made for a special meal. Breakfast each day was good, nicely presented and a good choice.

Being in a town made a change from the lodges and provided some shopping opportunities that weren't really available elsewhere. Gave us an opportunity to see a different aspect of Namibian life.

Whilst here, we organised a day-trip to Sandwich Harbour for these guests. They commented about this:

We enjoyed this trip immensely. Ernst the guide was exceptional as a guide and host - he made the day. We couldn't have had a better guide and he provided a very enjoyable lunch and interesting background information on Namibia as a whole. He went out of his way to ensure we saw Snadwich Bay, digging away sand so we could get through whereas some other guides decided it was too much like hard work and returned home.

We highly recommend the Turnstone tour and particularly Ernst.

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