Len Davies, South Africa
04 November 2015
In responseto my stay at ‘Spindrift’ in Walvis Bay, I believe I should inform you myobservations:
1. My first impressions of Cees, the owner, was of someone who wasmore interested in settling me in my abode in order to get on with his day thanexhibiting any form of real welcome. Having trained as a hotelier in a 50Starestablishment, I was left feeling like a piece of merchandise rather than awelcome guest!
2. With respect, I had been informed on Saturday morning that Iwould be living ‘across the road’ in the flats, but not that the flat was wellaway from Spindrift.
3. I had not been informed that the flat was a communal flat with 3separate bedroom and common living area.
4. The gentleman also in the flat was unaware of my having moved inuntil well after dark and to his great consternation, finding someone openingthe front door.
5. The rooms while neat and tidy, are best described as beingsparsely furnished – two single beds, two pedestals, an adequate built-inwardrobe and a slatted suitcase rack.
6. No provision exists in the form of a dressing table or desk atwhich to work. Working downstairs in the common area is not possible due tothis being used by the other tenant as well. Sitting on the edge of the bed wasalso not conducive to constructive work.
7. The wi-fi on offer is best described as per the signal quality –“Poor” is as it is defined on the laptop! Certainly not conducive to on-linework connectivity which was not possible.
8. The bathroom is adequate, but less translucent toilet paper withperforations – maybe even double-ply – might be nice.
9. I believe the blurb on your website is inaccurate.
10. In this day & age of business travel, of which I do aconsiderable amount, hauling shampoo along with one is unheard of – certainlyamongst the menfolk. A little bottle of shampoo would really be a nice touch.
Simply put,the impression of what I had of Spindrift is best summed up by using theanagram of the former Belgian airline – SABENA! Such a bloody experience, neveragain!
Kathrin Juszczak, South Africa
13 October 2015
After we checked in we checked out immediately.
The room was in a really bad condition with mold on the walls and dirty all over.
Hennie van Rensburg, South Africa
12 April 2015
We enjoyed our stay. The hosts and the staff are very helpfull and professional. They go the extra mile to assist with everything. Rooms are clean. Garden is lovely. Thank you, will stay there again.
mariska latsky, South Africa
18 January 2015
I really enjoyed the stay at Spindrift. Very need and spacious for two people. Near the ocean and all the restaurants. Would love to visit again soon.
Albertus Olivier, South Africa
10 August 2014
Ons het baie lekker gebly by Spindrift. Die personeel sowel as die eienaar en sy vrou was baie vriendelik gewees. Ons het gevra om na die grondvloer te skuif en dit is dadelik vir ons gereel.
Spindrift is in 'n stil en veilige area gelee.
Daan Conradie, South Africa
09 July 2014
Nice location, very friendly & helpful staff. Great breakfast!
elly , Namibia
01 July 2014
Very welcoming and peaceful neighbourhood. I've enjoyed staying there, thank you and keep it up.
yvonne groenewald, South Africa
21 October 2013
A pleasant B&B. Rooms are clean and nicely decorated. Gardens are a pleasure to look at. Staff friendly and a lovely breakfast served.
Jacques Raubenheimer, South Africa
21 July 2013
Nice, but very elementary furnishings. Very nice food and good hospitality.
Oasis in the desert
Johan Abrie, South Africa
07 January 2013
Very friendly and accommodating. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the long walks next to the lagoon.
Nice and quiet place
debreu jeremy, France
19 August 2012
Near the lagoon. 20-minute walk from the center of the town. Help for booking activities.
Lynda Grose, Canada
02 August 2012
My son and I stayed at Spindrift at the beginning of July, 2012. We very much enjoyed our stay. Our hosts were so helpful. The location was great, room clean and food wonderful. We would definitely go back.
Amanda Mostert, Namibia
28 February 2012
We really enjoyed our stay. Nice relaxing atmosphere around the breakfast table. Friendly people. Thank you for letting us in at 23h30 at night. Suggestion: a fan in the hot weather would be helpful.
What a lovely place of rest
Neville Oosthuizen, South Africa
05 February 2012
We were greeted warmly and received excellent hospitality - we felt right at home when we arrived. The atmosphere of peace and tranquillity that we experienced throughout our stay, said a definite, 'yes, we'll come back one day!' Thanks to Spindrift!
Gina du Preez, South Africa
05 January 2012
Thanks for the great place. Everything was great, and the recommendation to eat at Anchors - absolutely fantastic. Thanks again.
SEANOKENG MACKENZIE, Botswana
22 December 2011
What a warm welcome! The host Kim, staff were kind and loveable and so was the breakfast. A big thumbs up!
Elanor Heathcote, South Africa
13 December 2011
We really enjoyed our stay at the guest house. It was truely like a little oasis in the middle of the desert. We would go back in a heart beat. The owners have a true gem of a guest house. Thanks so much for a rememberable stay.
One of the best
Jaco Harmse, South Africa
14 November 2011
The guest house is one of the best I have ever used. The breakfast is first class and the owner is a great guy. I will make use of Spindrift again. Thanks for your friendly service.
Torstein Rensaa, Norway
11 November 2011
We had a very nice stay at Spindrift! Safe surroundings. Very friendly host and staff! Nice and quiet guest house. If we ever come back to 'Walfish', this will be the place!
Eduardo Pereira, Zambia
10 October 2011
We had a totally awesome experience. We have fallen in love with Namibia and we will return again, if only to Spindrift. Cees and Liz your hospitality, friendliness and exceptional peacefulness will ensure we return again. Thank you for making our memories of Namibia so much more.
Rene Booyens, South Africa
06 July 2011
Excellent place to stay!
5 Star rating
Barbara Chimanga, South Africa
27 April 2011
The place is beautiful and is in a very quiet area. The service was superb and it felt as if we were at a friend's house. We were served breakfast at the time that we wanted, which was six in the morning, because of things we wanted to do. Keep up the friendly and homely atmosphere!
Julien Fontaine, France
27 February 2011
We had a really pleasant stay. The hosts were friendly, and the house was nice and clean. Breakfast was great, and we loved relaxing at the swimming pool. It was so good, that we decided to stay one more night!!
Anonymous, South Africa
24 January 2011
The place was very dirty.our room was very stuffy. Blankets were stinking and carpet was also stinky. Cupboard we supposed to put our clothes were full of dust. The breakfast was not enjoyable because it was served by this man in shorts(clothes not clean) walking around with bare foot, for me I found it very much unacceptable, worst of all the was also a big dog moving around. I found it unhealthy. My 5 year old boy was very much irritated. The crucial point is to wake up in the morning and found that you have to bath with cold water. As you know Walvis Bay in the morning is a little bit chilly. When we try to find out why are we bathing with cold water, the owner said he had many guests. I feel if you run a guest house you must make provisions for all your guest especially in December. He became irritated about everything. We had to cut short our days because really we did not enjoy our stay. He said we must claim back our refund from you.
Will be back!
Anonymous, South Africa
03 January 2011
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Surroundings were lovely and room was very clean. Host and hostess were very helpful friendly and went out their way to accommodate us. Whenever we are in Walvis again we will definitely make use of Spindrift Guest House.
Enjoyed our stay
Joseph Mbaiwa, South Africa
03 January 2011
We very much enjoyed our stay at the facility. The facility is clean, has a swimming pool which our kids enjoyed so much, breakfast was great, and staff is loving and has a warm welcoming spirit. I hope to book the place next time I visit the Namibian sea. I rate everything as excellent.
Alida Vandenberg, Botswana
24 December 2010
Friendly and homely atmosphere.
Kenneth Kapembwa, Zambia
17 December 2010
We were warmly welcomed and felt very much at home. Our hosts were very friendly. I will definitely spend my next holiday there. My wife, daughters and younger sister loved the place and my two year old son referred to our host, Cees as his friend, within two days of being at the guest house. Now that is something as he rarely takes to strangers!