Elegant Guesthouse

Reviews of Elegant Guesthouse

Good(86%) From 106 travellers
Excellent
43
Good
55
Average
6
Poor
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Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 106 of our travellers who have visited Elegant Guesthouse, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr B & Mrs E - Namibia in October
Arrived on: 23-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Food:
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Excellent

Cosy and friendly

Only a small guesthouse, but just what we needed. Matilda looked after all our needs and cooked a fine breakfast as well.

a taxi was arranged to take us to Joe's Beerhouse a few minutes away and to bring us back. Don't miss it for a really different environment, we have never seen anything like it, outside or in. The interior/exterior designers must have scoured every flea market / junkshop / skip in southern Africa to get all the items with which the place is adorned. The food and beer were great and the service was better than expected, but......

Do the staff enjoy working there? Smiles were not very frequent anywhere!

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Mrs J & Mr B - Northern and Coastal Namibia
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Food:
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Elegant Guesthouse review

Very comfortable finish to our holiday.

Quiet location and very comfortable.

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Miss H. from London
Arrived on: 22-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
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Facilities:
Good
Good

Friendly Service, Luxury Boutique Guesthouse

Beautiful first place to stay on arrival, the staff were very helpful, there was private parking and the rooms were very nice.

Breakfast was delicious and the supermarket and restaurants were just a short distance away, making it a good location too.

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Mr and Mrs W, from the backwoods!
Arrived on: 20-Jul-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
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Food:
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Facilities:
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Great start to holiday at Elegant

Elegant Guesthouse was very easy to find from the international Airport.

Although Windhoek is not hard to drive in Elegant is on the edge nearest the airport and this makes navigation easy. Rooms were a good size with comfy beds. Short 5 min walk to Joes Beer House as well - great place to eat zebra and drink good beer.

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Mr A & Mrs M - June in Namibia
Arrived on: 9-Jun-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
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Good

Elegant Guesthouse review, 1 night

Good friendly staff, not much parking space.

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The Keens from Connecticut
Arrived on: 23-Apr-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Poor
Poor
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
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Facilities:
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The Elegant Guesthouse

The Elegant Guesthouse was fine but nothing special. It was our least favorite lodging. They made us a little uncomfortable when they said we should not walk anywhere for dinner because the neighborhood was not safe.

I suppose I should thank them for their concern but maybe Expert Africa can choose a hotel in a different neighborhood.

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Expert Africa comments

We’re sorry to hear these travellers didn’t feel comfortable when advised against walking to dinner from Elegant. As with all lodges in Namibia, the safety of guests is a paramount concern, and so this warning would probably be echoed throughout Windhoek, not just in this particular neighbourhood. Although Windhoek is a relatively safe city, as in most major cities there is occasional opportunistic theft towards tourists – and so we would always recommend our travellers drive or take a taxi to dinner, rather than walk.

Mr F & Ms G - Surrey
Arrived on: 28-Feb-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average

Quiet street and friendly staff

The rooms are great but all located around a central atrium so mornings and evenings can be a little noisy.

Quite difficult to squeeze all the cars into the parking area if every room is full. Very welcoming and friendly staff.

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Mr A - Namibia trip with friends
Arrived on: 28-Jan-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Elegant Guesthouse is elegant

The rooms are very comfortable. The parking is secure. The duty manager was very helpful. We needed to leave at 6.15 to catch our flight.

She arrived early to ensure that we were able to have breakfast before we left.

The rooms have wifi, very useful after being out of range for a couple of days and gave us the opportunity to check our flight status.

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Mr S. from Manningtree
Arrived on: 14-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Elegant Guesthouse review

Only there one night on way to airport. Breakfast good staff friendly. Ideally close to Joes Beerhouse so no taxi needed to go or return.

Staff quite sweet in that they worried I might get mugged. Been in a lot rougher towns.

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Ms R & Ms M - New York
Arrived on: 23-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
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Food:
Good
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Facilities:
Good
Good

Great option for Windhoek

This was a great guesthouse to stay at for a night in Windhoek. The reason it gets a rating of "Good" down the line is because we're comparing it to all the other places we stayed along our trip, most of which deserve an "excellent" rating because they are so special.

The Elegant Guesthouse is a cozy place located in Klein Windhoek. The decor is modern. They have an "honesty bar" with a good selection of beverages at very fair prices. There's free WiFi so you can do your last-minute Internet surfing before heading out on your gleefully WiFi-free adventure. The rooms are all around a small peaceful courtyard - the only downside to this is that if you have the door or curtains open then you don't have privacy from the other guests.

The people at the front desk are helpful, if not very cheerful. They arranged a cab for us which took us downtown where we wandered around for a bit (Windhoek isn't that interesting, let's face it), then took us to Joe's Beerhouse for dinner, then back to the hotel (you pay the taxi drivers there at the end of the evening for all your rides).

Breakfast was good - the German continental type breakfast that is served everywhere we stayed in Namibia. There is a good grocery store nearby so after we checked out of the guesthouse they let us store our luggage with them while we shopped because they said it wasn't safe to leave our stuff in the car unattended. So that was helpful.

This Elegant Guesthouse is a pleasant option for your first night or last night in Namibia, but if your trip is anything like ours you will stay in many more memorable places!

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