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Cornerstone Guesthouse
Ranked #2 of 49 Swakopmund B&B and Inns
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“Most Excellent!”
Reviewed August 26, 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, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

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, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 18, 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, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 1, 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, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 27, 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, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

We were so impressed by the personalized service provided by Peter and Bettina, from getting soy milk for me for breakfasts, to arranging emergency supplies to be couriered from the capital overnight. Their garden is the prettiest we saw in Namibia. Breakfasts are great, the room was spacious and had a refrigerator, a small safe and a heater (we were there in winter). They loan guests a mobile phone to call the evening manager after hours if help is needed. There is secure parking for cars.

It is slightly outside the center of town (but walkable), and peaceful and quiet.

There are lots of lodgings in Swakopmund, but if there is space available at the Cornerstone, this is the place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

The rooms are modern and well equipped with a veranda, the gardens are immaculate, the service is amazing and breakfast was of a very high quality.

We were given a phone to call with any questions/problems at any time as the reception area closes at night. We had already made dinner reservations prior to arrival but these were all reconfirmed for us within 30 mins of arriving. It's a very convenient location, easy to walk to the seafront and all the vehicles are kept within the gates. We would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Cornerstone Guesthouse
Address: 40 Hendrik Witbooi st, Swakopmund 9999, Namibia
Location: Namibia > Erongo Region > Swakopmund
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Swakopmund
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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