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Transco
London, United Kingdom

Nice stay, practical and great view

4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 03 Nov 2023via mobile
We stayed 2 nights and had two very nice chalets with a great view, we were also close enough to the outside lounge a pool area to pick up the WIFI (very important for some!). The lodge is quite big compared to others we stayed but the only time that was obvious was during breakfast which got a bit crowed and staff had issues replenishing the buffet in time. During the rest of the time you had plenty of loungers around the pool and other relaxation areas. Dinner offered plenty of choice (show cooking BBQ style) for both meat lovers and vegetarians. Table service for drinks was efficient. Staff in the rest of the hotel including the “activity” office were “OK” but the service was far below the standard we witnessed in other lodges, probably due to the size and the membership of a chain. This lodge has the unique advantage that it is located next to the entrance of the Park and hence is every convenient to visit the dunes early in the morning.
Date of stay: July 2023
Room Tip: Buy your Park entrance ticket the night before and save time in the morning
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Taleni Africa, Marketing at Sossusvlei Lodge, responded to this review
Responded 06 Nov 2023
Dear Transco,
Thank you for the lovely rating!
We are very pleased that you enjoyed our location, the beautiful views, nice chalets and the variety served at our dinner buffet.
Looking forward to welcome you back again!
Best wishes,
The Sossusvlei Lodge Team
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Reviewed 17 October 2023

It is a good joice if you like to stay next to the park entry and/or like to flight over the dunes and the Namib. The lodge has a normal standard, food is good, rooms are good and clean. As in most lodges the WIFI is only at the bar/reception.

Date of stay: September 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Taleni Africa, Marketing at Sossusvlei Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2023

Dear Henry,
Thank you for the lovely ratings and review!
We are very pleased that you enjoyed our location, the good food, clean rooms and facilities and activities!
Looking forward to welcome you back again!
Best wishes,
The Sossusvlei Lodge Team

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Reviewed 15 October 2023

We had our first sundowner experience in Africa at the Sossusvlei Lodge (it was an add on) and absolutely loved it. The wildlife including the largest bird nest that looked more like a condo complex was great, but the sundowner was the real treat - great drinks and snacks while watching one of the best sunsets ever.

Everyone has their own private cabin that is comfortable with a large shower and prep area. Wake up call is a knock on the door - another first - making the whole experience special. The meals were great with plenty of game meat available. To my amazement, my wife said she loved the "ostrich" and wanted a second helping.

I actually have a hard time describing the setting which was lovely, but to me, the feelings of relaxation, calmness, and just raw beauty can only be absorbed by being there. Thank you to the welcoming people of Sossusvlei!

Date of stay: May 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Mike S
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Taleni Africa, Marketing at Sossusvlei Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2023

Dear Mike,
Thanks so much for the superb rating and review!
Delighted that you enjoyed the raw beauty of our environment, your first African sunset experience, the individual accommodation units and the delicious game meats at our dinner buffet!
We look forward to welcome you back during your second visit to Sossusvlei!
Best wishes,
The Sossusvlei Lodge Team

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Reviewed 29 September 2023 via mobile

Great location, right next to the park entrance.
Rooms were nicely done and lovely views out to the desert. Bonus to see animals coming through the lodge and at waterhole

Negatives, it has a lot of coach parties that nominate breakfast and dinner. The service was not so good (particularly bar staff) as in other lodges around Namibia, this maybe related to the large groups.

Date of stay: September 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Taleni Africa, Marketing at Sossusvlei Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2023

Dear Dazza,
Thank you for the lovely rating and review!
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our location, the views from the rooms and the roaming wildlife at our Lodge!
Our apologies that our service were not on par at the bar - will look into that to improve.
Looking forward to welcome you back!
Best wishes,
The Sossusvlei Lodge Team

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Reviewed 24 September 2023

The chalets are situated amongst lovely grounds and our one was right on the edge of the dessert with lovely views not impeded by other chalets.
The food was plentiful, buffet, with freshly cooked meat of your choice. I did hear one other guest say he felt intimidated by the large queues and I could understand what he meant as there were many many guests.
The rooms were generous with a marvellous bathroom and the staff polite and friendly

Date of stay: September 2023
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Taleni Africa, Marketing at Sossusvlei Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2023

Dear Nomad,
Thank you for the great rating and review!
Very pleased that you enjoyed our lovely views, the large rooms, buffet meals and the friendly service you received from our staff!
We look forward to welcome you back!
Best wishes,
The Sossusvlei Lodge Team

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Reviewed 12 September 2023

Our stay here was magic. Location is stunning and the chalet was divine and well appointed. Food and service excellent, to the extent that the sandstorm was catered for. Tour and guide to Deathvlei and the many big dunes was a great experience.

Room tip: Bring along warm clothing for chilly evenings and morning on desert drives in winter
Date of stay: August 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Taleni Africa, Marketing at Sossusvlei Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2023

Dear Flip,
Thanks so much for the superb ratings and review!
Delighted that you enjoyed our magical location, the well appointed chalets, excellent food, great guided excursion and the service you received from our staff!
We look forward to welcome you back when you visit Sossusvlei again!
Best wishes,
The Sossusvlei Lodge Team

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