This guesthouse is a good quality B&B in a good location in Swakop. The rooms are comfortable, with tea and coffee, TV and small outdoor patios. After the splendour of Namibian countryside and smart lodges, Swakop was a bit of an anticlimax. It's a pleasant town, but doesn't have the wow-factor like all the other places we visited in Nambia.
While staying in Swakop, we joined both the popular Tommy's desert tours (which was excellent) and the Mola mola harbour cruise from Walvis Bay (also enjoyable).
There were quite a few restaurants around town, but I can't say we were overwhelmed by choice. The Tug was fully booked, so instead we dined in the Gruner Wald, the Grapevine and a Feesh place (just up the road from the Cornersone).
The service in the Gruner wald was iffy ("we'd like a table for two please" "how about this" "well, we'd prefer our own table" as 2 girls already at the table look on bemused. They also asked us to share a menu, despite a pile of about 30 sitting by the entrance). In saying this the food was excellent and really good value.
The Feesh place looked a bit like a fast food joint but again served great food.
The Grapevine was the priciest but again the food was good. A nice touch was that you could pick a bottle of wine after tasting a selection at the bar.
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- 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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