Villa Margherita

Villa Margherita

Villa Margherita
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4.5
#6 of 33 guest houses in Swakopmund
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
The most charming experience in the heart of Swakopmund and a real love match with our in-house slow food bistro. We offer sumptuous breakfasts, individually served from 7am, full licensed bar service up to 9pm, a bouquet of professional massages from 2pm-8pm and of course laundry service.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Foot massage
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Secured parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Housekeeping
Safe
Bottled water
Coffee / tea maker
Dishwasher
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Kitchenware
Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Boutique
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, German, Italian
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Special Price:30% off room rate

Location

34 D. Tjongarero P.O. Box 4392 Vineta, Swakopmund 9000 Namibia
Getting there
Great for walkers
Places to stay are graded on a 0-100 scale. The higher the grade, the easier it is for travellers to find restaurants and things to do within walking distance.
Grade: 91 out of 100
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Rooikop Airport
35.8 km
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Hosea Kutako Intl Airport
302.7 km
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Traveller0123456789 wrote a review Apr 2021
230 contributions38 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Villa Margherita is a charming place in central Swakopmund.

Our room was big, and it’s bathroom nearly as big.

More importantly, the staff is very kind and attentive, always happy to help or guide you.

The garden is colourful and well maintained.

All in all, perfect if you are looking for a charming place and prefer to avoid the big hotels offering standards experiences!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Duster wrote a review Jul 2023
Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates25 contributions1 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice, clean and quiet place with beautiful garden; wonderful friendly staff and amazing gorgeous breakfast with fresh French baguette and crispy croissant. Comfortable appartment at competitive price. Close to all facilities. Fantastic bakery next door
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Date of stay: May 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Wandering Wheatleys wrote a review Mar 2018
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam1,732 contribution734 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had absolutely the most amazing stay at the Villa Margherita! The property is stunningly beautiful - the garden is so peaceful and relaxing and perfect for spending a quiet afternoon. And the staff is so attentive and helpful - they were always available to answer any questions and help to arrange our daily activities. We arranged in-house massages which were so needed after several days on the road. And the food is so divine! We loved the variety in the breakfast options every morning and we enjoyed a delicious steak and fish dinner paired with the perfect wine! We absolutely loved our room - it was huge and the bed was oh so comfortable. We can't recommend the Villa highly enough!
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Date of stay: March 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nik W wrote a review Sept 2013
Havant, United Kingdom39 contributions29 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Regrettably our (dis)satisfaction with this establishment can't be reflected in the Tripadvisor star system. The furnishings, decorations, spaciousness, etc. are impeccable but some of the basics for a satisfactory stay were strangely missing. There are no drinks, tea or coffee making facilities in the rooms but staff assured us there is room service for such things. However, there are no phones or intercoms in the rooms so this meant going downstairs to find a member of staff to order such things. Service is then only available from 07:00 until 21:00. An early morning tea is ‘out’ unless you don’t mind waiting until after 7 then wandering downstairs in your pyjamas. An after-dinner coffee is not possible unless you get back before 21:00.

The bed was equipped with only one pillow per guest, whereas virtually every other hotel/guest house we have ever stayed at provides at least two. Our room (‘King’) had a second bedroom so we were able to ‘steal’ extra pillows from there. An electric blanket was an unexpected and pleasant feature which made up for the completely inadequate room heating - a very small plug-in convector heater for a large bedroom.

The so-called in-house restaurant ‘Il Tulipano’ is no more than the rather stark guesthouse dining room, with no proper menu. A rather pretentious item rested on a music stand in the dining room advising that dinners are cooked when pre-booked, by the ‘slow method’ using available ingredients such as (undefined) meat and tuna. Not surprisingly, we didn’t eat there and there were no signs of others having partaken.
Breakfast is designed primarily for ‘continental’ guests, who probably make up the overwhelming majority of their European visitors. Although cooked breakfast options are available and freely offered, they were not able to provide toasted bread: the best on offer was to cut a roll in half and toast that. Every other establishment we've stayed at in Namibia did toast.

Although the staff were generally efficient we felt there was a lack of genuineness in the smiles. We sensed the offers to book excursions, taxis, restaurants, etc. during the arrival briefing were mechanical and possibly driven by kick-backs more than a desire to help.
Later on our trip round Namibia we met a (Swiss) couple who had also stayed at the Villa and they had been extremely pleased with their stay, but it wasn’t for us.
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Date of stay: August 2013
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Can't really comment on which rooms are best as we experienced only 'King' on the...
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Manny S wrote a review Jan 2010
Newton, Massachusetts393 contributions241 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in a lot of hotels throughout southern Africa and Margherita was a pleasure, very personalized service, not the dysfunctional "robots" we typically came across. We had the Eden room which was very nice, however I would not recommend it as it is on the first floor and as it gives on the courtyard, does not have much privacy.

Otherwise everything is fantastic, very nice breakfast, secure, walking distance to the center of town.
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Date of stay: December 2009
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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FunOnly wrote a review Oct 2019
Calgary, Canada3,832 contributions803 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Villa Margarita is a historic mansion that has been converted to a B & B. It is a picture of faded elegance with musty smelling carpet and worn furnishings. The location is central to the historic down town with good restaurants within walking distance.

The proprietors were very friendly and helpful and t he breakfast was first rate with options.

Swakopmund appears to be a town in transition with most of the new development occurring on the south end of town on the way to Walvis Bay and closer to the beach. I suspect that it will only be a few years before the downtown of Swakopmund dies, and Villa Margarita with it, unless some major development is undertaken.

Our stay was OK for 2 nights but would not be suitable for people wishing a modern hotel with all the conveniences. There are lots of these modern places on the beach
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Date of stay: October 2019
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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David M wrote a review Nov 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia32 contributions55 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent a few days here after a trip around the Namib-Naukluft National Park and the Villa was a magic place to unwind in. Great décor and art, our room was so relaxing, and the breakfast was superb. Had one evening meal - great value and great food. There is also a courtyard/garden to unwind in with a coffee and a book. Centrally located in Swakopmund and within a 10 or 15 minute walk of all the popular cafes, bars, restaurants, the Swakopmund Museum, and so on. Stay here!
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Date of stay: November 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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jfurs wrote a review Apr 2016
Scottburgh, South Africa9 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Loved this place! Friendly, helpful, and efficient staff. The owner, Claudine made a point to welcome each and every guest and you were rest assured you received excellent hospitality. The rooms were tastefully decorated with their own charm and had plenty of room to move about. Breakfast was great and any other meals were done to perfection. Don the massage therapist was awesome!! Very relaxing after traveling. It's very central and within walking distance of the beach and downtown area. I will definitely return. Also, I have recommended this place already to friends traveling to Swakopmund.
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Date of stay: April 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Depends on how many are traveling.
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herebedragons wrote a review Oct 2014
Basel335 contributions208 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Greeted by a member of staff who seemed a little distracted.

We had the large Romeo and Juliet room on the first floor which had a very welcome heater and was nicely furnished with a comfortable bed. Plenty of storage.

There was no breakfast buffet but a good menu with excellent coffee.

There are a few dedicated parking places for the guest house; though these were all full one evening we were able to park on the street just outside.

A nice period house, very acceptable for a couple of nights.
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Date of stay: September 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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miephansnetherlands wrote a review Apr 2014
netherlands57 contributions107 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This villa Margherita is a good B&B and have for us a large room(King room) with a good bed and everything You may need. There are no extra's like coffee or tea maker and no minibar.
We love the very charming waitress, she does everything You ask with a smile. The breakfast is very good, also the dinner we have ordered.
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Date of stay: March 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: King room is a very large room
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Stephanie V wrote a tip Jun 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates249 contributions51 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to get a room at the back, garden side as they must be less noisy"
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LukyLuca wrote a tip Feb 2018
Vacallo, Switzerland11 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The inside flat in the back of the garden is mor qiet. the restorant is open only for gests, so romantic...."
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schmumues wrote a tip Oct 2016
Zurich, Switzerland252 contributions171 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Romeo and Juliet"
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Al M wrote a tip Jul 2016
Castle Rock, Colorado138 contributions53 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for the Romeo and Juliet Suite!"
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chris f wrote a tip Jun 2016
Plymouth, United Kingdom38 contributions25 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"in main building"
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,585 - R 2,655 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
NamibiaErongo RegionSwakopmund
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Margherita
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Margherita?
Nearby attractions include Kristall Galerie (0.3 km), Bar Zonder Naam (0.4 km), and Hohenzollernhaus (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Margherita?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Villa Margherita?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, a dishwasher, and a stovetop.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Margherita?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Margherita?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Margherita?
Conveniently located restaurants include Village Café, The Fish Deli, and Slowtown Coffee Roasters - Swakop.
Is Villa Margherita located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.05 km away from the centre of Swakopmund.
Are any cleaning services offered at Villa Margherita?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Villa Margherita?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Villa Margherita?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Damara Tower (0.6 km).
Does Villa Margherita have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
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