Windhoek's most recently opened (2011) business hotel is the Hilton.
It is what you can expect from a Hilton: Nice and clean rooms, working internet, competent staff.
Finding the right switch for the various lights in the room is a challenge.
Very centrally located (down-town Independence Avenue, almost opposite of Kalahari Sands Hotel).
Nothing to complain about. You will get a well-functioning hotel. Good breakfast buffet.
They have a bar at the top floor, but music is too noisy up there.
The restaurant in the first floor is quite OK, although there are finer places to eat out in town.
In the bar (not the restaurant) at the second floor I had my best Pizza in Windhoek. The pizzas in the menu do not carry names, but it was the first one on the list.
Clean, pleasant location as you come into town from the airport. About a kilometre or so from two of Windhoek's best known restaurant's Joe's Beerhouse and Luigi and the Fish.
The rooms are a nice size and have a bathroom with shower. There is a small pool and a lounge with reading material. The breakfast room nice nice and bright.
Lots of on-site parking with canopies to protect the vehicle from the sun.
It's a nice 2-star establishment. Clean and quite and in a relatively safe part of town.
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Although Namibia Wildlife Resorts only offer accommodation in national parks - and not Windhoek itself - I thought that this would probably be the page that many people starting to research a trip to Namibia would start by looking, hence its inclusion here.
Whilst Namibia's wildlife and scenic beauty is not solely restricted to the national parks, every national park that I have visited (and, luckily for me, that's most of them over the years) has been stunning. Most parks don't allow other development within the park boundaries, so if you really want to get the feel of the park, it is preferable to stay in park accommodation.
Namibia Wildlife Resorts offers a range of accommodation to suit virtually every pocket from camping and fairly basic self catering to luxury lodges. See the website below for more specific details of what is on offer in each park, but what follows are some general comments.
My personal preference is for self catering accommodation, which is an affordable, flexible and family-friendly option. The units are clean, comfortable and usually air conditioned (crucial in summer) and come equipped with bedding, towels and basic kitchen equipment.
Camps are equipped with shops/kiosks which offer at least a basic range of groceries, toiletries and other essentials, as well as restaurants so you don't have to cook for yourself if you don't feel like it. In terms of other amenities, virtually all camps would have a swimming pool, and camps in Etosha also have their own service stations where you can fill up with fuel.
Driving in the parks between sunrise and sunset is not allowed, but some camps offer good game viewing from the camp itself, most notably the floodlit waterhole at Okaukuejo in Etosha. Some parks - notably Etosha and the Waterberg - offer activities such as game drives (day and night) and guided walks, which are a particularly good option for visitors who have little or no experience of game spotting.
Unless there has been very heavy rain, virtually all of the NWR camps are accessible in two wheel drive vehicles.
This hostel is situated at a short walk from the city center. The service is perfect and efficient.
There is a small swiming pool, access to computer is good but limited.
The hostel offers many excursions possibilities.
I stayed at the Roof of Africa because it was recommended by the tour company (Wild Dogs and Krazy Kudus) that I used for my trip to the Sossusvlei and I fancied staying in comfort. The hotel would be slightly basic by Western European standards but was, for my needs, perfectly adequate. The rooms were clean and tidy, the staff helpful and the breakfasts very lavish. It was also only 300 metres from Joe's Beer House, where I gravitated in the evening - for a hearty dinner at very reasonable prices and to wash down a few Windhoek along the way. I paid NAD 600 per night for the two nights I spent there, including breakfast, for a standard room. They also arranged me airport transfers and gave me a complimentary lift into the city centre.
The hotel is secure and they were able to store my baggage safely for three days while I headed off to the Sossusvlei. The staff were helpful and courteous, the facilities good, although the Internet connection was very slow - although this problem is not unique to the Roof of Africa. I didn't use the pool, but would have done had I not made myself very comfortable on the balcony of my room!
I went all the way to Africa and wasn't really interested to stay in Windhoek hotel. So this is a perfect option in such case, this camping is only about an hour drive from Windhoek and the camp itself has the basic facilities good enough for a night of stay.
The breakfast at Hotel Pension Christoph is tasteful. After being traveling around in Africa, it's good to have a delicious european breakfast. It feels like home, but it's in Africa.
Hotel Pension Christoph is a small, friendly guesthouse in the eastern part of the central Windhoek. It's located in Heinitzburg strasse 33, on the corner to Robert Mugabe Ave, on the direction to the airport. It takes 10-15 minutes to walk to the downtown and 10 minutes to walk to the large Maerua Mall.
I am very satisfied with the rooms and breakfast, and never had a better and more friendly service anywhere else than this place. The owner of the guesthouse, who was the reception clerk, was very helpful. I will recommend this guesthouse if you are in Windhoek for some few days and don't bother the 10-15 minutes walk to the downtown.
The lodge offers private or dorm rooms, internet access, bar, TVs, swimming pool, pool table, laundry service, several sitting areas, al fresco kitchen and really helpful, friendly staff. they can also arrange your airport transfers and book taxis into the city, shuttles to Swakop, as well as excursions.
My 13 yr old son and I stayed here before and after our safari trip and we both really enjoyed the atmosphere.
This is a very good located pension. Almost in the city centre and still not a noisy spot.
They have very clean rooms that are quite spacious. There is a pool a lounge area with fire place. Staff is friendly and helpful.
This is a nice little pension (with german influence) located on the hills over Windhoek. It has spotless rooms wit satellite TV. The rooms are located arround a little courtyard garden. There is a pool as well. They serve a very nice breakfast in a nicely decorated room.
Chameleon is a great place to stay and get all the great atmosphere of a Backpackers without the sacrifice. Yes, they have dorm rooms and even camping, but they also offer big bright en-suite rooms at a low cost. Throw in a poolside open air bar and TV lounge, cooking facilities, pool table and internet lounge. They have a very secure car parking facility, safe deposit boxes, and friendly staff that can help you with anything. They can arrange tours to as far away as Victoria Falls or you can put your name up on the wall looking for rides. I took 3 people all over Namibia that I met here. This is a fun place to stay and its still quiet at night. They only ask that you don’t feed ‘Burn’ the dog (pictured).
* Modern - brand new
* Rooms to fit any budget/comfort
* Great pool/bar area to relax
* Helpful staff
* Can help organise tours, even to different countries
* Secure car parking
These are fully furnished apartments complete with cable TV and a private telephone. They are fully self catering so it's like being at home in a different country. The entrance to the apartments are guarded by a security guard and no one from outside can come to your apartment without your consent.
The apartments are also a 10 minute walk away from the biggest mall in Windoek. At this mall you can shop for food, clothes, get internet access, movies etc.
Since you have to cater for your own meals, those who don't like to cook will become very well acquainted with the mall as you will have a wide option of restaurants and cofee shops.
Windhoek was just the point of entry and leaving Namibia. Yes, there are obviously some nice hotels here but we hit right away the nature as soon as we got our car.
I really enjoyed my stay at this hostel, very friendly staff, good rooms, a great pancake breakfast included, a nice bar, and even a swiming pool.
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