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“Nice Guesthouse” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Anandi Guesthouse

Anandi Guesthouse
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Anandi Guesthouse
Ranked #2 of 7 Mariental B&B and Inns
Minden, Germany
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58 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Nice Guesthouse”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

We stayed at this guesthouse in 2008.
The room was big, very comfortable and clean as was the bathroom.
The staff was very friendly.
Breakfast and dinner were very good.
Secure parking was provided.
Our son liked to play in the garden.
Although there is not much to do in Mariental apart from going to Hardap Dam, Mariental is a nice place to stopover from WHK to the South of Namibia.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Omaruru, Namibia
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

We liked visiting this Guesthouse alot. The staff was very friendly and our room was comfortable we each had our own bed for a change and the kids enjoyed the spa bath. We had easy access in and out of the premises.

The only "frown" I had, was that I had specifically asked if we could have dinner at the Guesthouse, and the lady taking the reservations did not note/remember that I asked.

Otherwise, nice big lawn in front of our room and the kids played and relaxed a bit.

Room Tip: One of the luxury rooms 1-6 very affordable!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MarteniqueScott
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Johannesburg
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20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

Anandi Guest House in Mariental, Namibia is a luxurious, clean and comfortable oasis in the middle of the hot and dry Namib. The room was very well furnished and included a shower and a spa bath. An added extra was the friendliest cat I have met in years! The price of the breakfast at N$70 was a bit unrealistic so I had a big breakfast at the Wimpy across the road for less than half that. I would recommend Anandi and would stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Interloper99
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Cape Town, South Africa
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21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

Loved the hospitality and clean rooms. Especially after driving around sandy windswept dustbowls that lead into the town.
What this basic accommodation has going for it is the managaress Elsa. A gem in the otherwise bland town. She actually made me (almost) like Mariental.
The rooms were well stocked with towels and amenities and fitted out with good furnishings. Here and there maintenance issues, but nothing to make you want to try the lesser guesthouses you see dotted about town.
I always say sleep in your own guest rooms now and then and you will feel the saggy bed and faulty hand shower. Only way to know before it ends up here. These were our only two small gripes. Very conveniently located opposite a 24 hour petrol (gas) station with a supermarket and fast food franchise.
Again it if was not for Elsa who greeted us with complimentary cakes we would have experienced it all very differently.

Room Tip: Ask for a spa bath room - only a few, and our hero Elsa had kept us two. Very welcome.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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EAST SUSSEX, UK
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83 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2011

Mariental is a place that you would normally pass through without stopping - unless it was for petrol. If however you have decided that a stopover was needed, particularly when enroute from north of Windhoek to South Africa then the Anandi would normally be adequate. Unfortunately, we had booked a Sunday evening.

This was a big mistake as the B&B's restaurant was closed, a nearby restaurant was closed and the Mariental Hotel was not taking any further dinner bookings. The only place available was the Wimpy at the garage. Dire !

The B&B was supposed to have a swimming pool but this was closed due a leak.

Whilst the lady who owns and runs Anandi was certainly pleasant and hospitable, this alone would not persuade me to stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Anandi Guesthouse

Property: Anandi Guesthouse
Address: PO Box 345, Mariental, Namibia
Location: Namibia > Hardap Region > Mariental
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Mariental
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Anandi Guesthouse Namibia/Mariental

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