Canyon Hotel

Canyon Hotel: Our full report

70 rooms
Traveller's rating
Good (80%) From 1 review
All year

The Canyon Hotel is located on the edge of the small town of Keetmanshoop on the B1 in the south of Namibia, used as a stop en route to or from Fish River Canyon.

Approaching from the front the Canyon Hotel is reminiscent of a roadside motel, however, once inside, the staff are helpful and it is light and tidy athough looking a little tired, with fresh flowers and potted plants dotted around. There are 70 rooms here, all painted green and roughly the same (although some are interconnecting) with twin beds, a table, chairs, tea and coffee facilities, air conditioning, telephones and TVs. There are no safes in the rooms, although the wardrobes are lockable. All rooms are en suite, some with a bath and some with a shower. The style here is similar to the larger hotel chains – the rooms are clean and comfortable with good facilities, but there's no individual character.

Outside, in the main area, there's a large pool, a restaurant, coffee shop, and internet café. The whole hotel feels a little dated, with fading brightly patterned fabrics and old-fashioned furniture. There are also conference facilities, showing the hotel's popularity for business trips. However, the Canyon Hotel is clean and comfortable, and for just a night's stop in Keetmanshoop, this is perfectly adequate.

Our view

Although mostly used for business travelers, the Canyon Hotel offers a comfortable bed for the night, and a place to relax and break the long journey to or from Fish River Canyon.


Location: Fish River Canyon, Namibia

Ideal length of stay: 1 night

Directions: The Canyon Hotel is located on Fifth Avenue in Keetmanshoop, on the edge of town.

Accessible by: Self-drive

Food & drink

Usual board basis: B&B

Food quality: The hotel has a restaurant for larger meals and a coffee shop for light snacks and lunches. On a previous visit here we tried the chicken and mushroom pancake with cheese sauce and salad. This was tasty, though not gourmet.

Dining style: Individual Tables

Dining locations: Indoor Dining

Drinks included: No

Further dining info: No


Attitude towards children: Children are welcome here.

Property’s age restrictions: There are no age restrictions at the Canyon Hotel.

Special activities & services: None

Equipment: Cots and Highchairs are available.

Notes: Children must be under parental supervision at all times.


Power supply: Mains Electricity

Communications: There are phones in all the rooms and an internet café in the reception area. There is also free WiFi for guests.

TV & radio: TVs are located in each room.

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended: No

Medical care: There are doctors in Keetmanshoop

Dangerous animals: Low Risk

Security measures: The only accessible entrance is through the reception area, which is manned in the day time and locked at night.

Fire safety: Fire extinguishers are located in each room.


Disabled access: On Request

Laundry facilities: Laundry is available for an extra charge.

Money: Local currency is accepted.

Accepted payment on location: Visa and MasterCard are accepted.

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