The Canyon Hotel is located in the town of Keetmanshoop near the Fish River Canyon.
Canyon Hotel: Our full report
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 viewAlthough 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.
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.
Generally recommended for children: Yes, although there is not a lot to do here to keep them amused.
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.