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, but this changes once you step inside, where staff are helpful and it is light and tidy, with fresh flowers and potted plants dotted around. There are 70 rooms here, all painted green and roughly the same with twin beds, a table, chairs, tea and coffee facilities, air conditioning, telephones and TVs. 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, gym 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 our last 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.

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.