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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 12 July 2015

The rooms at Secret Garden were large, convenient and clean. We were quite stunned however by grumpy hosts, possibly people in the wrong job or scarred by previous guests? They were rude and unfriendly, we were told to "move" from the breakfast table rather than asked, when I asked if our washing would also be put in the dryer she...

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Cape Town
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Spent two nights here which was a pleasure. Once through the gate , there really is a charming secret garden. Very well run with basic clean rooms with shower and a coffee station together with a couple of nibble biscuits. Staff very helpful. Breakfasts are good and laundry is accepted . Free wi-fi in areas. Also offers secure parking ....

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 7 June 2015

We have stayed at Secret Garden before; it is located in Bismarckstrasse, which means the shopping area and all attractions are in walking distance. The guesthouse has a charmaning set up with a nice courtyard, a little bistro and free wifi. The rooms are spacious and equipped with tea/coffee making facilities and a hair dryer. The breakfast is also very...

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 April 2015

My husband and I had three very relaxing days staying at the Secret Garden Hotel in Swakopmund. It's a family run business that was friendly and easy to relax in. Very clean and simply room and all facilities on the one level with interesting works of art scattered throughout the garden. Inga (the daughter of the owners), and her husband...

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1Thank Nuala S
Reviewed 2 April 2015

Four stays here over the years and hopefully many more. Guest house owners that became friends, I dare say family. You want to get away from your hectic life, book yourself in and relax. Best breakfast in town by the way. Clean and cozy, an oasis of peace. MY secret garden whenever I need to recover:) Ich war vier Mal...

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Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

Room was so-so. Not very private, walls are thin and sound travels. Hosts very, very involved. They require you to leave your key at reception every time u leave the premises (even if you're going out the other way). They even scolded us for not using the touring company they recommended. Toilet didnt always flush properly.

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2Thank SimeyDK
Reviewed 26 November 2014

Myself and my business partner stayed here for 2 weeks . We found Peter and Adelaide to be wonderful hosts and I would recommend their establishment . we found Swakopmund to be a fabulous place and is now on my list of places to revisit

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Windhoek
Reviewed 20 October 2014

I stayed at this Guesthouse that has simple but clean rooms. Near to the shops and to the sea. Nice helpful staff. breakfast was good and their pizzas are excellent. I have nothing to complain about. I forgot my credit card there and the owner was very nice to call me and warn me sending the card the following day.

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Reviewed 13 October 2014

We stayed 2 nights in the Secret Garden. We got an free upgrade to the comfort room because of our honeymoon, very attentive! The room was clean and spacious. The entire guesthouse was decorated in a very cozy way, which made us feel at home. Also the garden is a very nice place to sit and relax, even at night...

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 12 October 2014

Stayed at the Secret Garden Guesthouse for a couple of nights. The place is well-functioning. Rooms are small and basic, but clean. Breakfast is good. The staff is generally helpful. As other reviewers have noted, the host is somewhat grumpy. However, if you do not react negatively on his dry remarks, he is actually quite helpful. The only really negative...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about The Secret Garden Guesthouse

Address: 36 Bismarck Street | P.O.Box 2609, Swakopmund 9000, Namibia
Region: Namibia > Erongo Region > Swakopmund
Price Range: RM263 - RM373 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Secret Garden Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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“the hexagonal room in the garden was lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles meacrea, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The wifi is best in common areas. As with a lot of places in Africa it wasn't the fasted wifi.”
 of 5 bubbles AdrianBrett, 1 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All rooms face the garden so all equal .”
 of 5 bubbles BugsCleghorn, 30 Jun 2015 | Read review
“If you travel by car choose room number 5 or 6 next to the parking lot. Easier to carry luggage.”
 of 5 bubbles Leehaas, 20 Oct 2014 | Read review
“We liked the flat upstairs, S2. There is a good view of the garden and rooftops and it is spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles FrancophileJane, 26 Jan 2014 | Read review
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