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Cnr Riesle & Second Avenue, Swakopmund 9000 Namibia
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#15 of 69 B&Bs / Inns in Swakopmund
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The eight en-suite rooms are beautifully furnished, and meets your needs for a relaxing getaway. The name Driftwood, can be seen throughout the decor of the rooms and the main building. Come enjoy a hearty breakfast, comfortable bed and a stroll on the nearby beach. The town centre is a few minutes drive from us, and many activities can be booked by our capable receptionist.
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sdo101058 wrote a review May 2022
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Very nice and accommodating staff! Cozy room with a nice terace, confortable and very clean! We really appreciated the excellent breakfast! I would highly recommend Driftwood if you go to Swakopmund :)
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 02 Jul 2022
Thank you for your amazing review! We appreciate your positive feedback, especially about our breakfast, which we believe is the best in Namibia :)
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VBA70 wrote a review Jan 2022
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We really enjoyed our stay at Driftwood Guesthouse. We were warmly welcomed and immediately felt "at home". Good advice for shopping and restaurant were provided. Safe parking space. Breakfasts were amazing!!!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Driftwood Manager, General Manager at Driftwood Guesthouse
Responded 02 Jul 2022
Feeling "at home" is what we love to hear, as this is our home, and should also be for our guests. Thank you for your review!
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mpotgi744681 wrote a review Dec 2021
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The staff were absolutely amazing, so helpful and polite. They helped book our activities. Thank you Rosa and Mona-lisa. There are 2 bicycles for rent. I rode one along the beach prominade in the morning.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Driftwood Manager, General Manager at Driftwood Guesthouse
Responded 02 Jul 2022
Thank you for your review! Being able to cycle on the promenade is what makes us, and Swakopmund special! All our staff work hard to keep this guesthouse up to standard.
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Max_Trancart wrote a review Aug 2021
Geneva, Switzerland13 contributions5 helpful votes
The guesthouse is located a little outside the city center in a very calm neighborhood. Rooms are very clean and spacious. The staff very kind, it was a great experience! It is a nice little stop, not too expensive that we really enjoyed. The Trancart Family
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Responded 02 Jul 2022
Thank you for your review! We appreciate your positive feedback,
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Goury26 wrote a review May 2021
Strasbourg26 contributions2 helpful votes
Nice place, well decorated. Good reception, nice rooms and well located. Rosa is so sympathetic, she does everything she can to please you. That’s next to the beach in calm neighborhood. Recomend it to anybody
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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meandering5 wrote a review Mar 2020
Southport, North Carolina75 contributions47 helpful votes
We were here only one night, but they managed to get laundry done for us. Our room was clean and light. It was too cold to sit out in the nice garden seating area, alas. Breakfast was good. It was about a 30 minute walk from the main town shopping area along the beachfront. The decor makes clever use of natural and repurposed items.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Maps37669290499 wrote a review Feb 2020
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We have booked 3 Nights and added one more! No need to tell more! 😉 Only some Noise in the Morning (Transportation Company in the Neighborhood) is a little disturbing! Better to book a room with garden view!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Deniz83 wrote a review Jan 2020
Bochum, Germany4 contributions1 helpful vote
Great Value. Friendly Staff. Free Parking. New building. Big, clean rooms. Delicious Breakfast. Right at the beach. Mall is 1-2km away. Good Wifi connection which is not a given in Namibia. Can fully recommend it
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from DriftwoodM, Manager at Driftwood Guesthouse
Responded 18 Jan 2020
Thank you for your review. You have listed a few things that makes Driftwood Guesthouse worth the visit (close to the beach definitely being a highlight), which is great! Hope you will visit us again one day.
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GlobalEater wrote a review Nov 2019
London England702 contributions333 helpful votes
We stayed here for 2 nights whilst on a tour of Namibia and thought it was a fantastic boutique place to stay. It's set a little bit outside of Swakopmund and within a short walk over the road to the sea/beach. The staff are very friendly and attentive, the guesthouse itself is stunningly decorated in driftwood art and sculptures and the room itself is clean, comfortable and very cost with hot water bottles provided as the temperature is very different here than in other parts of the country. Very enjoyable stay, we would definitely recommend it.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from DriftwoodM, Manager at Driftwood Guesthouse
Responded 29 Nov 2019
Thank you for your kind review. We are happy to hear that everything was to your liking. Swakopmund (and the rest of the Namibian coastline), usually is colder than the rest of Namibia, and even through out the year cold conditions can be expected. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your Namibian holiday
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Nicole D wrote a review Oct 2019
Los Angeles, California217 contributions89 helpful votes
The property was small, intimate, but very trendy and like new. The room we were given was spotlessly clean and decorated with a cozy, beach feel. We had a second floor balcony, that could look out to the ocean that was about 200 meters away. We were given cookies and a bottle of small wine in our room on arrival, which was delicious. The guesthouse is a little outside of the town, but it's in a more quiet and relaxed area, which was perfect for us. We opted to rent bicycles with locks for the afternoon for a small fee, and rode a quick 10 minute ride into the main area of town. The one negative for us was that the staff appeared to be all suffering from colds. We were anxious to have the breakfast that was included in the price, but were turned off when we heard various members of the staff coughing and blowing their noses while cooking the meal. We ended up ultimately passing on breakfast.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from DriftwoodM, Manager at Driftwood Guesthouse
Responded 20 Oct 2019
Thank you Nicole for your review, and happy to hear that overall everything was great. We do apologise for the staff situation, and would like to let you know we will handle this immediately to ensure no future complaints.
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US$88 - US$119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
NamibiaErongo RegionSwakopmund
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Driftwood Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Driftwood Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Swakopmund Museum (2.5 km), Swakopmund Jetty (3.1 km), and Kristall Galerie (2.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Driftwood Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Driftwood Guesthouse?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Driftwood Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Driftwood Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Driftwood Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Old Steamer Restaurant, Farmhouse Deli, and Village Café.
Are there any historical sites close to Driftwood Guesthouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Damara Tower (2.8 km).
Is Driftwood Guesthouse accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.