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“Great place to stay in Swakopmund-friendly,helpful staff- totally made our stay;)”

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Cornerstone Guesthouse
Ranked #2 of 50 Swakopmund B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 September 2012

We had the opportunity to stay at the Cornerstone guesthouse last month while on a trip to Namibia. Everything previous reviewers have said is accurate;) We had the large family room which was huge, with plenty of storage space for our stuff during our brief stay. It consisted of one big bedroom and a living area with 2 separate beds for the kids. Bettina was there to greet us as we arrived & she immediately offered to make dinner reservations for us for both nights(Kuki’s pub & The Tug, reviewed separately ). We were handed a phone with hers & Peters(the other manager)numbers pre-programmed in, in case we had to call them for anything after hours. I had made arrangements to go kayaking the next day with Jeanne(reviewed separately) & she had that paperwork ready. Very efficient & helpful. Breakfast both days was extensive & fresh. The other manager Peter was also a delight to interact with, looking to see that we had everything we needed & pausing to chat with us as we ate breakfast. Mona the cook bustled around with quiet efficiency, making sure we lacked for nothing. Overall, a delightful place to stay. They had beautiful gardens with their own lavender that we enjoyed. Service was top-notch. Bettina even printed out our e-tickets for us(we had left the print-outs at home) & before I could go to collect them, she was at our doorstep, print-outs in hand. Do not even consider staying at another place while in Swakopmund- all our needs were taken care of. If we ever return, we will look to stay there for sure!;) Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 August 2012

We had a great time at Cornerstone's An Der Mole apartment. However, I've learned that it has since been converted to a permanent living arrangement, so I don't think it's available any longer. Thus, I will comment on Cornerstone in general, though I have stayed at neither their main Guesthouse nor the other apartments. The apartment in which we stayed was well-managed, in a great location (as are their other apartments, though on the other side of town), and was spotless. I've dealt with the owners on other occasions, not just this, and they are easy to work with, they seem pleasant, and they are highly accommodating. If you would like to be on the beach, check out their Atlantik Sicht apartment.

Overall, Cornerstone is a great choice and comes highly recommended.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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Cornerstone123, Owner at Cornerstone Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2012

Please note that the An Der Mole apartment is still available to be hired on a short term basis as are all our other facilities

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Reviewed 26 August 2012

We were fortunate enough to spend one night towards the end of our Namibian trip at Cornerstone. It was such a lovely place, we wish we could have spent more time. Everything was immaculate, I liken it to a spa experience - so relaxing, the room was large and very comfortable. Peter gave us such a warm welcome and great recommendations for things to do. Delicious breakfast with lots of choices and a fond farewell, we will definitely go back to stay for longer next time.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 August 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights as part of our Namibian adventure. The guesthouse was immaculate. We had room no.7 which is huge with sitting room kitchen etc. The bed was very comfy and it was spotlessly clean. Peter the owner was charming. The breakfasts were delicious and plentiful with great coffee. Peter gave us a phone to use if we got stuck and reassured us about walking around Swakopmund at night. The sunsets from the jetty were amazing and the G&T served from the Jetty restaurant, a marvellous accompaniment.
We had two meals out. One at the Tug, which was good. The fish delicious. The meal at The Wreck was sublime. We also went on two trips - the dolphin cruise fom Walvis Bay with Catamaran tours, led by Marco - a sheer genius of a guide and people person. We also went quad biking brought the dunes - a superb experience. Although Swakopmund is a rather unique place - if you get busy while you are there, you will have a fabulous time.
I would highly recommend his guesthouse for its location as well.

Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 August 2012

After three weeks camping atop of our 4x4 we pulled into the Cornerstone carpark in desperate need of a good shower and a bed. What we got, however, was so much more. The B&B was the perfect place to really relax.

The rooms were airy, bright, nice and big and warm, which is very important if travelling in July and August! The beds were very comfortable and the bathroom was a great size and clean - the shower was pure bliss (and hot!). We also got some laundry done and it was on our beds, nicely ironed when we came back from our day out.

The breakfasts were super and the hosts were incredibly kind and took great care to show us where was best to go for a walk, for dinner and even to do some shopping.

Definitely recommend Cornerstone.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 August 2012

Cornerstone is a beautiful Guesthouse situated in the centre of Swakopmund and within easy reach of all attractions.

The rooms are lovely and furnished with style and classic simplicity. The bedlinen is made of percale and is soft and of high quality.

Tea and coffee facilities with well stocked refrigerator.

Breakfasts are ample with a multitude of choices.

The owner, Peter, helps at breakfast time and is at guests' disposal for whatever is needed. Robyn
assists and is kind and helpful.

This establishment deserves its five star rating.

Room Tip: All rooms are lovely. There is no airconditioning/heating noise as the rooms have fans and heaters.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 July 2012

Such a wonderful guesthouse! The room was huge, beautifully decorated, well-equipped, and the bed very comfortable. The grounds are lovely, and I had a fantastic private patio to sit out and enjoy the gardens. Peter and Bettina were wonderful hosts, and the breakfast was fantastic. The guesthouse is just a few minutes walk from town, and the mobile phone provided on checkin was a nice, reassuring touch. Would have loved another day to really relax and enjoy the comfort. Very highly recommended - I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Swakopmund.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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Address: 40 Hendrik Witbooi st, Swakopmund 9999, Namibia
Region: Namibia > Erongo Region > Swakopmund
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Swakopmund
Price Range: £86 - £100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cornerstone Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cornerstone Guesthouse is a small, private and peaceful bed and breakfast an easy walk to the sea and the town centre of Swakopmund on Namibia's fascinating Skeleton Coast.Occupying a quiet corner of Swakopmund's old town near the marine museum and the old brewery, Cornerstone Guesthouse offers the charm and intimacy of a family-run B&B combined with the modern amenities of a luxury hotel. ... more   less 
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