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“bungalow on stilts”
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The Stiltz
Ranked #7 of 48 Swakopmund B&B and Inns
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“bungalow on stilts”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

Cosy, spacious wooden bungalows on stilts. Ocean view (a bit far), and view of the dunes (of course). A lot of birds near our bungalow. A group of flamingo’s landed on a nearby beach. A nice environment. Delicious breakfast. A lot of good restaurants on walking distance. We had diner in Europa Hof. They serve a variety of meat. We ate oryx and eland. Very tasteful.

Room Tip: every bungalow is good
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2013 via mobile

Was recommended by a friend, but is a fantastic place. We had spent 2 weeks camping so the luxury was just amazing! The staff were very welcoming the bungalow fantastic and a great variety at breakfast. Interestingly they don't do dinner but that gives you a good excuse to explore town! We weren't overly impressed with the town but give it a chance because it grows on you very quickly and suddenly you realise what an amazing place you have come to!

  • Stayed May 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

Awesome place to find in Swakopmund. The accommodation is clean, comfortable and beautifully presented. Staff and their service was always impeccable, friendly and professional. I even made friends with the Night watchmen who looks after the place and protects you from.......the peace and tranquility? Awesome, awesome, awesome!

Breakfast is served in the morning from 08:00 till 10:00, plenty of time to wake up from your well deserved sleep. Presented in a lovely dining cabin/rondavel. Ask the waitress for fried eggs or bacon with your nice continental brekkie.

Spent three days there, really recommend it if you are travelling through Namibia.

Room Tip: Book in advance , they may be fully booked. All rooms facing the river mouth are lovely.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2013

We were lucky enough to be upgraded to the villa, which is nearly 4 times as big as a standard bungalow. Location is excellent, so is breakfast.

Very friendly staff.

Our only disappintment was that the lady at the reception promised us a nice bottle of bubbly for our honeymoon, but we never saw the colour of it.

Anyway, a must stay when you visit Swakop. A minimum of 2 nights is advisable when visiting Swakupundand Walwis Bay.

Room Tip: Try to arrive early as if the villas are not booked, thay are allocated on a first comes first serve...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2013

Stayed here for one night. We were surprised to find that the rooms are over a dry river bed; we were expecting to see water. The rooms on stilts looked cute but the views from our room were not as good as we had anticipated. The bedroom was quite spacious and simply furnished but quite dark and overlooked by another room. Only a partial curtain separated the bathroom area from the rest of the room which might be off-putting for some people.

It was quite cold when we stayed in November so we were not able to use the small balcony area.

It was great to have wi-fi access in the bedroom.

The Stiltz is a short walk from the centre of Swakopmund and is near a bar which was playing loud music in the afternoon when we arrived until late evening. This could be heard clearly from our bedroom and again was not what we were expecting.

The staff were friendly and the breakfast was good. However the Stiltz were not particularly helpful with an issue we had.

On reflection I wish we had stayed in one of the apartments in the centre of Swakopmund overlooking the sea.

Room Tip: Stay in an apartment overlooking the sea in the centre of Swakopmund instead.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2013

Swakopmund is quite extraordinary. I never felt that I’d be happy to see grey skies on my vacation, but after the heat of Sossusvlei, Swakopmund is a place to cool off. We had 20-25 centigrade down by the beach, only a couple of kilometres in land the temperature exceeded 40 centigrade- quite remarkable. The Stiltz met our needs perfectly- lovely rooms and an excellent breakfast. It is well located, although Swakop is quite small and most places well located. Again we found the staff to be very helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2013

Location : excellent
Staff : fantastic
Breakfast provided : great
The rooms are all on Stilts so you are in the tree tops about 15ft (4m) off the ground
Beds very comfortable, bathrooms unique and are good, very relaxing place and have nothing bad to say
You can see the lagoon close to the resort with all manner of seabirds and in season it is full of Pink Flamingo's
Location is good very close to town, and beach is only a few hundred meters walk
You won't regret staying here. Highly recommended

Room Tip: If you travel in an off peak time and your sharing get the one of the Villa's its well worth th...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: The Stiltz
Address: P O Box 4045, Swakopmund, Namibia
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Region: Namibia > Erongo Region > Swakopmund
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 48 B&Bs / Inns in Swakopmund
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Stiltz 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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Unique in every aspect, staying at The Stiltz offers the most spectacular views in Swakopmund overlooking either the Atlantic Ocean, the river-bed, the sand dunes and the bird rich lagoon at the river mouth ... more   less 
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