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Le Mirage Resort & Spa
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

My husband and I stayed at Le Mirage for two nights during our trip to Namibia. We were supposed to stay at the Sossusvlei Lodge, but it was booked. So, so happy that we ended up at Le Mirage! Turns out they have two open-air bedrooms at the top of the towers, and by paying a little more, you can reserve one of those. I highly recommend doing this! Sleeping out under the stars was indescribable. There is a large bed with plenty of blankets, nightstands, even a toilet and shower. You will put up a "Do Not Disturb" chain, which may or may not keep out curious people (two little boys came up to our room). This room is in addition to your regular room, so you always have that to go back to. We never even slept in the regular room, which was beautiful, but it was good to have it. Likely due to the time of year, no bugs bothered us, and even though the breeze was a bit chilly, it was not cold. If you can do this, it is worth every dollar.

You will come upon the castle-like Le Mirage after a long drive through the desert. It is about 30 minutes from the entry to Namib Park. I was afraid it would look silly, but it was designed to blend into the surrounding dunes, and did so nicely. We were greeted with a cool washcloth and a welcome drink. When checking on our reservation for the Open Sky room, as well as a private dinner in the wine cellar, the staff seemed unaware of the reservation. All worked out, but certainly double check.

Our room had a large, mosquito net covered bed and a nice balcony with a table and two chairs. The toilet and shower arrangement was a bit odd, with no doors to either and just a short dividing wall between the two, but it was fine. There were no closets or dressers or storage of any kind, so we had to just leave our luggage with clothes spilling out on the floor. Note that our regular room was not near the Open Sky room, which I thought was strange.

For breakfast, there was a small cold selection and eggs prepared any way you like. The large dining area with a bar serves a multi-course meal each night. You choose your entree. Some of our options were pork, kudu, and elan. If you are interested, you can reserve their wine cellar for a private dinner if you are celebrating a special occasion. You will be served the same menu as in the dining room, just in a cooler environment. We did this and enjoyed it, except there was no music, so it was dead silence if we weren't talking! Some quiet music piped in would have been nice.

Other noteworthy items include the fact that the wifi is available only in the lobby areas and is quite poor. At times, the staff seemed confused, such as when they offered us a cool cloth and welcome drink upon returning from the dunes. They did not understand that this was not our first night, and actually took away the drinks! Upon checkin, you will be encouraged to have sundowners outside with a nice view over the dunes. However, you pay for EVERY drink, even water, at Le Mirage, even the sundowner that I though would be complementary. The pool looked very nice, but we did not use it.

I highly recommend Le Mirage, and the Open Tower room in particular. I wish we could have stayed longer!

Room Tip: Open Tower room--just 80 USD more!
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Management response:Responded 31 July 2017

We are most grateful for your 5-star review and detailed feedback. We are delighted to hear about how much you enjoyed your stay with us. Many thanks once again, and we wish you many happy returns to Le Mirage Resort & Spa!

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

A point in the middle of the Namib Desert. Nice Staying friendly team, Gorgeous Panorama. This was my second time there. Lovely Kitchen, not far away from Sussllvei Location and its famous Dunes. I would suggest it.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Management response:Responded 31 July 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Although it was your second time, we wish you many more returns to Le Mirage Resort & Spa!

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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights and loved it! From the moment you arrive the staff are attentive, helpful and always smiling. Le Mirage is a beautiful new build fort style building in a great location (the roads are quite sandy in the region so 4WD is a requirement) with great views. The rooms are large, well thought out and well looked after. Most have views (and a small balcony) that looks out over the dunes, and you can spot Oryx at the water hole easily. The food is fabulous and bar/pool area comfortable. The wifi is slow (as it should be!) so be ready to detox from the outside world. Breakfast from 05:30 was a good idea too.
The quad biking is great fun (but hard work and not entirely easy for those not used to it). We took a lodge tour to Dune 45, Sossusvlei etc which we thought was a good idea as not only did you have a driver and guide but could easily go further down the trackways.
The only negative (we thought) is the slightly odd music in the bar and at meal times, a mix of 60s and 70s covers and also some country and western..... just didn't fit the quality of the lodge at all.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Management response:Responded 31 July 2017

Thank you for your five-star review! We're pleased that you were satisfied with you stay at Le Mirage Resort & Spa. I hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future!

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

We didn't book our room in advance but luckily they had one room available. It ended up being a hidden gem...more than what we wanted to pay but it was nice room, fantastic food and service and seeing the stars under the sky were breathtaking!

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are happy to hear that you loved your stay. We are happy to hear that you loved

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Great place to stay and great service.

Location is about 20-30 min drive from the gate, depending on how fast you drive. Bust if the lodges inside/at the gate are full or you don't want to pay premium for those, Le Mirage is a great alternative.

Room is clean and i like the designed. the ceiling is super high, so the room is a bit dim.

Food is pretty good, but it's hit or miss. We had one dish really good, and we also had a main dish not that great.

Service is superb. We asked for late check out and they really accommodated us. I think we suppose to check out at 10 or something, but we did quad bike tour from 9-11, then we went back to the room to shower.

Quad bike is good experience. Just know that some bikes are harder to control then others. So if you get one that's really hard to control (tight steering for example), just ask to change it.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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Management response:Responded 31 July 2017

Thank you for your five-star review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future!

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Address: C27, Sesriem | Namib Desert, Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
Region: Namibia > Khomas Region > Namib-Naukluft Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Namib-Naukluft Park
Price Range: R 2 918 - R 4 418 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Le Mirage Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Le Mirage Resort & Spa is one of the most unique establishments in the Sossusvlei area. It is situated at 21 km from the Sesriem gate to Sossusvlei. This makes it one of the lodges closest to the Sossusvlei and the ideal place to stay when you want to visit the highest dunes in the world! ... more   less 
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