Elegant Guesthouse

Elegant Guesthouse: Our full report

Rooms
6 rooms
Traveller's rating
Good (86%) From 98 reviews
Children
Fine for all ages
Open
All year

The Elegant Guesthouse is a relatively simple but stylish owner-run guesthouse situated in the residential area of Klein Windhoek. It’s just a few minutes’ drive from the shops, restaurants and other attractions of central Windhoek.

The Elegant Guest House has six bedrooms leading off a peaceful central courtyard. All are broadly similar in terms of amenities, though room three is popular with honeymooners because it has a small, private patio and is closest to the swimming pool. Decorated with neutral colours and fabrics, each room has a double or twin beds, an en-suite bathroom with shower and toilet, air conditioning and a satellite television. Extra towels and, for those chilly winter nights, extra blankets are provided; with fluffy bathrobes a lovely extra touch.

Elegant’s main facilities include a lounge with large sofas, a small library, TV and DVD player (although the DVD player was in for repairs when we visited in June 2014). There is a large breakfast room at the heart of the main area; tea and coffee is always available here, and there's an honesty bar in the kitchen. They don’t serve lunch or dinner, but guests are welcome to use the dining room if ordering in, and the friendly staff seemed very happy to help guests with recommending and booking restaurants in Windhoek. The lounge and dining room open up onto a particularly lovely, tranquil garden with a water feature that we think enhances the ambience. A secluded swimming pool with sunloungers is situated around the side of the guesthouse, and there's a secure parking area for self-drivers.

Our view

The Elegant Guesthouse is a friendly, comfortable place to stay while in Windhoek. We particularly like the tranquil garden and would be quite happy to relax here for a night at the start or end of a holiday in Namibia.

Geographics

Location: Windhoek, Namibia

Ideal length of stay: One or two nights, usually at the start or end of a Namibia holiday.

Directions: At the corner of Ecke Von Eckenbrecher / 56 Ziegler Street in the suburb of Klein Windhoek.

Accessible by: Self-drive or Fly-and-Transfer

Key personnel

Owner: Jorn and Birke Dedig

Food & drink

Usual board basis: B&B

Food quality: The Elegant Guesthouse serves a breakfast buffet.

Lunch and dinner are not available at the guesthouse, but the team will happily help with recommending restaurants, making reservations and even organising a taxi if you don’t wish to drive.

Dining style: Individual Tables

Dining locations: Indoor and Outdoor Dining

Drinks included: Complimentary coffee and tea are available throughout the day. An honesty bar (extra charge) operates in the kitchen.

Further dining info: No

Children

Attitude towards children: Children of all ages are welcome.

Property’s age restrictions: There are no age restrictions here.

Special activities & services: None

Equipment: Cots can be provided on request.

Notes: The pool is not fenced. Children must be supervised at all times.

Infrastructure

Power supply: Mains Electricity

Power supply notes: There are plug points in each room for charging batteries and electrical equipment. Travellers should bring their own adaptors.

Communications: Every guest room has a telephone. Complimentary WiFi is available. There is cellphone reception.

TV & radio: There is a television with a bouquet of satellite channels in every room, and a further television in the lounge.

Water supply: Mains

Water supply notes: All the rooms have a plumbed-in shower and flushing toilet.

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended: No

Medical care: There are doctors and hospitals in Windhoek.

Dangerous animals: Low Risk

Security measures: The property is fenced and there is an electric gate. Secure parking is available on site.

Fire safety: On our visit in June 2014, we saw just two fire extinguishers in the main area (one in the kitchen and one partly hidden by foliage outside) and none in the rooms.

Extras

Disabled access: Not Possible

Laundry facilities: A laundry service is available at an extra charge. Note that this is not done in-house, so allow plenty of time should you need any washing done.

Money: There is a safe in each room. There are no currency exchange facilities.

Accepted payment on location: The Elegant Guesthouse accepts all major credit cards, as well as cash payments in Namibian dollars and South African rands.