The bleached wooden floors and exposed beams, subtle highlights and demure fabrics create a refreshing air of style and poise. Earthy contours and shapes and bright photo murals add some much needed life to the foggy desert colours and make up for your lack of sea view (in case the location doesn't).
Rooms are spacious with modern furnishings and the en suite bathrooms are with pebble tiles, baths, twin basins and separate showers. Each opens onto a patio facing a small garden. Minibars and satellite TV are handy fillers between outings and the lounge is always a good place to loiter and meet fellow travellers.
Breakfast is a large buffet spread with eggs cooked to order and your hosts tend to go far out of the way to make your Swakopmund stay and your Namibian experience the best it can be.
The Swakopmund Guesthouse is a few minutes' walk from the centre of town and two blocks in from the beach. Restaurants and cafés abound all a short stroll away and the town has several galleries, museums and craft markets to explore. Nature and adventure activities including marine safaris, living desert tours, quad bike trails, horse trails, paragliding and skydiving and much, much more.