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Hoodia Desert Lodge
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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“Outstanding”
Reviewed June 10, 2014

One of the nicest places we have stayed anywhere in the world. Rooms are very comfortable with outdoor shower and bath and nice verandah with beautiful views .Tea & Coffee making facilities in the room and small fridge as well. There is also Coffee & Tea set up in the main area for all day use. Main area is beautifully furnished and a nice place o sit & relax. David, Angula, & Karina were excellent hosts and nothing was too much trouble. Very nice dining area with large fire in the middle, food was also very good.
We went on the day tour of Sossusvlie which is well worth the early start. Had an excellent lunch under the trees

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2014

Stayed here for two nights at beginning of recent tour of Namibia - absolutely fabulous place. Had a problem with our car but Tomas (the owner) quickly sorted everything out for us - what a gregarious guy and thought it was delightful his wandering round the restaurant each evening chatting to guests. Ungola (? spelling) was our guide for our day trip to Sossusvlei. Had a fabulous time and felt like Royalty when he laid out the table for lunch with a little stand of hot water for us to wash our hands. As someone previously said - if you don't like insects DO NOT leave your outside light on when you go for dinner. Our first night we had to battle through the crickets, moths and various flying insects to get through our door and quite a few got into the room!! Had a cool bath in the outside tub - just for the experience. Also had sight of our first Namibian sunset - awesome.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Mexico City
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2014

Great lodge. Mountain view rooms, very stylish. With outdoor shower/tube. Great food and beverages at the lobby. Also wonderful back music. Better than anything, the service. The staff was very attentive. Beautiful decoration. Will definitively stay here again.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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W Cape, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Hoodia, where we stayed for three nights came at the end of our overland visit to Namibia. It is a real oasis in an area which, though not short of accommodation, does not offer much by way of quality. The rooms are stretched out either side of the main building and offer every comfort including aircon. We loved the outside shower AND bath as well as little touches such as the small fridge so much that we spent one whole day there, just absorbing nature and taking a break from the road or activities. But what you MUST do is take the trip into Soussusvlei and the dunes, even though it will mean an 04:30 wake up, with guide and all time star, Johnathan. Not only is he incredibly knowledgeable but he will have you in stitches all day. An impeccable table is set up for lunch under a shady acacia tree, so in keeping with the whole quality of the place.

The small staff are a delight, the owners resident there to ensure you are looked after and can benefit from their extensive experiences of not just the area but Namibia as a country. Hoodia is a true oasis in every sense of the word.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2014

It is difficult to find a friendly and good place to stay in this touristy area, excluding heavily overpriced ones. This is a good lodge we have found after several stays in the area. Food is good, staff helpful, accommodation fine. Keep the outdoor lights off unless you like studying insects at close range. Check out the rock pools for swimming in the nearby campground.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed May 20, 2014

Not sure how to start this review other than to say what an amazing experience. The owners and staff were extremely attentive to their guests needs. The lodge is exceptional which creates a wonderful atmosphere that you don't want to leave. Our accommodation was excellent especially loved the outdoor shower. Food was amazing, wonderful buffet picnic lunch. Highly recommend the sundowner experience. Highly recommend and would definitely go back for another visit.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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High Wycombe
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Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

Hoodia Lodge was a perfect end to our Namibian trip. The lodge it's self is very stylish with great attention to the decor to create a very comfortable setting. The individual accommodation is well spaced along a dry river bank with wonderful views and facilities. Angula our guide in the desert was knowledgeable and helpful combining excellent driving with expert knowledge of the desert environment and catering for our wonderful picnic lunch.
Our hosts were attentive and nothing was too much trouble. Food was excellent.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hoodia Desert Lodge
Address: Town Area: Sesriem | PO Box: 250, Sesriem, Namibia
Location: Namibia > Khomas Region > Sesriem
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Sesriem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 12
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