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Sossusvlei Lodge
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

I stayed there during the 100km del Namib Race and the hospitality was exceptional! The staff was very friendly and helpful and the prices for drinks were very reasonable. The food was also very delicious and the bush dinner on our last evening was an unfortgetable experience.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with friends
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Thank Simona80
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TaleniAfrica, Manager at Sossusvlei Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017

Dear Simona,
Thank you so much for the excellent rating and review! We are delighted that you enjoyed the delicious food, the bush dinner on the last evening and the overall service you received from our staff at the lodge.
We are looking forward to welcome you back for the next race!
Best wishes,
The Sossusvlei Lodge Team

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Reviewed 7 December 2016

In the middle of nowhere just close enough to the dunes you will find the Sossusvlei Lodge. People were helpfull, the room had great A/C and the buffet had tons of tasty food. We enjoyed a helicopter ride and the animals that lurk around the housing.

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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TaleniAfrica, Manager at Sossusvlei Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017

Dear MJ Pontheroad,
Thank you for the wonderful rating and review! Glad you enjoyed your stay, the roaming animals, the helicopter excursion as well as the dinner buffet.
We are looking for ward to welcome you back!
Best wishes,
The Sossusvlei Lodge Team

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Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

After visiting the dunes, we went for a drink and lunch to this lodge.

It is in good shape and you can feel the friendly and very welcoming atmosphere from the staff. As we were unfortunately not staying here but at the Namib Desert Lodge, where we were totally dissatisfied with the food, we were so happy to have a delicious lunch buffet here. So culinarily this lodge is highly recommendable after visiting the dunes and since it is located at the gate it is the place to be.

In Etosha, we have stayed two nights at Etosha Village, which belongs to the same chain and was also very pleasant.

Please have a look at the pictures how a good lunch buffet can look like.

Stayed: December 2016
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TaleniAfrica, Manager at Sossusvlei Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017

Dear Patricio,
Thank you for the excellent rating and nice pictures of the lunch spread! We are delighted that you enjoyed the lunch and your stay at Etosha Village.
Looking forward to welcome you back for a stay-over during your next visit to Namibia!
Best Wishes,
The Sossusvlei Lodge Team

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Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

This hotel lacks class but charges over-the-top prices! On arrival, the receptionist was anything but welcoming. The place Is probably acceptable as a 3 star hotel, no more than that, but charges 4 star prices at least. The rooms are tired and lack simple facilities like a fridge (one would reasonably expect one in a desert area!) The bathrooms are clean but in need of updating. For example, the restaurant had table mats that were chipped and marked and staff that were only moderately interested in service. On the plus side it is in a lovely setting and reasonably convenient for Sossusvlei itself. The food is also good, but the service poor. Some good training would definitely help! Definitely not to be recommended.

Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Happy B
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TaleniAfrica, Manager at Sossusvlei Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2016

Dear Happy B,
Thank you for your review and valuable feedback. Glad you enjoyed our location!
We are happy to advise that our Sossusvlei Lodge will be completely renovated during the first 6 months of next year to provide brand new and improved rooms and bathrooms.
Best wishes and safe travels,
The Sossusvlei Lodge Team

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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Sossusvlei Lodge is unfortunately resting on its laurels and maybe with a bit of competition, might improve the quality of their meals, spruce up their rooms and worn mattresses and just take a bit more attention to detail. The views from the tented rooms ONLY if you have the front rooms are amazing. This is not the case if you are in the second row as there is no privacy on your balcony with "distant" views of the vistas in the front. As stated in other reviews that I have read, the buffets are tiresome after 2 nights as the game meat is really tough and not well prepared. The salads and side dishes are good but at the prices we pay we must queue up for a buffet?? The desserts are totally substandard so do not even attempt them. We were there for 3 nights and one would assume that during the course of an evening/day a manager would make his presence felt and talk to a few guests and get a general feel of their expectations. The staff do their job and that is about it. Mechanical. One matter that did really concern me was the amount of feral cats at the lodge! Not only are they an absolute menace to wildlife, but they pose a danger to tourists. The cats are not inoculated against rabies, or other diseases some of which are a hazard to humans. The staff are actually scared of these cats which seem to be breeding at an alarming rate. I must stress that Sossusvlei Lodge should make every attempt to remove these animals. It is concerning that the Management have not done so already!
In my opinion Sossusvlei Lodge has amazing potential but needs to re-examine its set of values as it will surely lose its place in the market eventually.

Stayed: November 2016
Thank Stephne A
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TaleniAfrica, Manager at Sossusvlei Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2016

Dear Stephne A,
Thank you for your review and valuable feedback. We are happy to advise that our Sossusvlei Lodge will be completely renovated next year, so next time you visit we’ll have brand new and improved rooms. The wild cats are a bit of a problem mostly due to the fact that our guests feed them and then they continue to return. They keep our guest areas snake and scorpion free and they are not aggressive or harmful to any wildlife. We have managed to catch most of the kittens and have found them homes, but it is a more timeous process with the adults as they are pretty smart when it comes to escaping our efforts.
Looking forward to welcome you back in future.
Best wishes,
The Sossusvlei Lodge Team

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