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Burning Shore

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Longbeach 152/4th Street, Swakopmund, Namibia
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Ranked #14 of 15 hotels in Swakopmund
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I will start with the positive - the staff are extremely friendly. The location is great - right on the beach! The rest unfortunately leaves A LOT to be desired. It is supposed to be one of the African Pride luxury hotels of the Protea Hotels network. What a disaster! The place is neglected from a maintenance point of view... More

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109 reviews 109 reviews
14 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We spent four nights at the burning shores. Our room was large, sunnny with ocean views from two sides. Room was clean. Manager lied to my husband about an upgrade he is entitled to. She said the room was being renovated. He asked to look. No renovations. !!?? All told over the four days we had catastrophe after catastrophe, hassle... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Unfortunately, we booked in here for three nights. Thought it must be really good because of the Angelina Jolie/Brad Pitt connection. What were they thinking of?? They obviously never returned and those days are long gone. I couldn't agree more with the comments from the StevenB81 review. The location was so awful we just couldn't believe it! The hotel is... More

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cape town
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

my friend and i were travelling together and had booked a twin room, and we had been upgraded from another 3 star establishment in swakopmund ..... so i expected a very good 3 night stay at a supposed 5 star hotel. Annette was very helpful on check but she showed my friend and i to a room with one queen... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Having high expectations coming into "luxury, 5 star accomodation" part of Protea's exclusive African Pride label in Swakopmund Namibia this was an utter dissapointment. Let me actually start out with the good (yes, there is some). The accomodation itself isn't bad. The two rooms we were shown were spacious, had decent facilities and a nice ocean view. Unfortunately, that is... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

We recently stayed two nights at Burning Shore. The rooms were very clean and spacious. The staff were great. Wonderful sea views right on the beach! The towels and bed changed each day. The restaurant has a good choice of menu and reasonably priced.

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Pretoria, South Africa
19 reviews 19 reviews
18 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

Stayed at Burning Shore for 3 nights. The rooms are spacious and clean. The friendly staff make you feel welcome and are pleased to assit. Excellent sea views from the bedroom and balcony. The bedroom linnen and Towels were crisp and changed daily. Restaurant offers a good menu which is reasonably priced. What a great place!

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koet, General Manager at Burning Shore, responded to this review

Dear Chris, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. GUEST feedback is imperative for us to ensure that we are meeting and exceeding GUEST expectations. Your comments are therefore much appreciated, and we hope to have the priviledge of welcoming you to Protea Hotel Burning Shore again soon. More

Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
33 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

Yes, this is the place Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie chose when they stayed in Namibia to welcome their first child together. This is a bed and breakfast in a great location righ on the beach, but quite a drive from swakopmund or walvis bay,the latter not worth a visit, and the former a quaint German town. The rooms were... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

Actually set in the toytown development of Landstrand, some 15km north of the town and roughly half way to Swakopmund, this place hit the headlines when it bizarrely became the spot in which Brad and Angelina decided to stay whilst having their first child. As a frequent visitor to namibia and particularly Swakopmund over the last several years, I decided... More

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

Was in Namibia for two months...started and ended my stay at the Burning Shore. The bad hype is behind this property- excellent, friendly staff, lovely accomodations, and a great restaurant to boot! Exactly mid-way between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay in an area known as Langstrand, an upscale residential beach community. Dune riding and kayaking very nearby. Rates were not extremely... More

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koet, Manager at Burning Shore, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review upon your return. It was our pleasure to accommodate you and your interest and loyalty are truly invaluable to us. We hope to have the privilege of welcoming you to Burning Shore again soon. More

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Address: Longbeach 152/4th Street, Swakopmund, Namibia
Location: Namibia > Erongo Region > Swakopmund
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Burning Shore 4*
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As the shifting sands of the Namib Desert swirl in time to an ageless rhythm, Burning Shore rises above the wilderness in an oasis of calm, like a soothing balm upon the scorched earth. ... more   less 
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