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Reviewed 30 November 2017

We stayed at Petra's Gaesthaus in tiny Uis for 1-night in late Sep ($62). It was a pleasant oasis in an old mine town and a good place to break our journey from Etosha National Park's Von Lindequist Gate to Swakopmund. The guesthouse, on a corner lot well off the highway, consisted of a main building with 2 rooms and 2 cabins set at a right angle to form an interior courtyard around a small pool and loungers. Behind the cabins and pool, the yard was landscaped with shrubbery and a scattering of eclectic art pieces.

Our cabin was square in shape and moderate in size, with creatively stained concrete floors and painted, plastered cinder block walls. It had a high window on one side and a glass patio door and set of windows on the other, giving plenty of light. The room was furnished with a double bed, side tables and red-lace lamps all enclosed in mosquito netting, a luggage rack and a lockable amoire. There was a large mini-fridge and overhead fan, but no AC or safe. The biggest negative was mosquitoes – there were gaps around the door and the windows and sliding glass door was unscreened, giving them easy access to the room.

Through the sliding glass door was a patio surrounded by a 2 m high wall that served as a great outdoor bathroom. It was huge, with a vanity and a stylish glass sink, a funky re-bar rack for towels, a large polished-rock walled shower with multiple shower heads – a very nice space.

Breakfast (served in a covered patio in front of the main building by the pool) was poor, consisting of only toast, cheese, cold cuts, cereal, juice, coffee and boiled eggs. Dining options in town were also limited; there was a cafe, a restaurant that opened at 7 pm a couple of blocks from the guesthouse, and a bar a few blocks further down the main road. The town had a gas station, and not much else.

While we only stayed for 1 night while in transit, the guesthouse would make a good base for a couple of day for exploring Brandberg Mountain and Twyfelfontein. The owners are to be commended for maintaining a very pleasant guesthouse in a tiny town, offering an affordable option for travellers where very few exist. While they provided good value for a fair price, some effort is required to improve the breakfast, to improve pool maintenance, and to mosquito-proof the rooms.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

It's a good place to stay for one night, as there's nothing much to see around, only the artificial lake (from the mines).
Strange concept of the toilet and shower outdoors - it could be cold to take a shower in the evening/early morning.
Wifi connection is very good.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank skanestukas
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We were lost and those extremelly kind couple welcomed us in there lovely house, it's very secure, you can book a night or sleep in your tent car. There is a beautiful pool over a nice view, very clean place and atypic. The breakfast is délicious. But over all, the couple makes your trip exceptionnal. Thanks again Naphtaly ;)

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Pierrick F
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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

The bed was comfortable, a mosquito net was provided. The bathroom looked nice and the shower was quite an installation. Unfortunately there was no hot water from the shower and the shower head produced just a few crooked streams. The guest house was very quiet. The room had chairs and a table outside. There was a refrigerator. The guesthouse provided free delicious breakfast next to the pool.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Sneeuwbal
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is not a luxury location, but for the price we had no complaints. The hosts were very welcoming, friendly and responsive, and we took advice to visit the nearby Brandberg mountain which was a great half-day out.

Breakfast includes cereal, fruit, toast and boiled eggs, along with tea and coffee. All very nice, and available at a suitable time.

Our room was fine with a comfortable bed but no air conditioning or fridge. We had the outdoor 'adventure bathroom' which was a bit disappointing as we never managed to get any hot water for showers.

For improvement it would be good to have air-con as the rooms get very hot, and more reliable hot water would also be good.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Seanspacifica
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