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Hansa Hotel
Hansa Hotel
Hansa Hotel

Hansa Hotel: Our full report

The oldest hotel in Swakopmund, opened over a century ago, the four-star Hansa Hotel has a good central location ...

... in the town centre. The hotel has undergone a recent refurbishment in recent years, giving this historic hotel a modern style.

The Hansa's rather grand reception area is decked out in light marble and dark solid wood, its uniformed staff offering friendly and efficient service. In the intimate residents' lounge, with a small library and a separate bar, the wood panelling, fireplace and décor combine to make it feel formal yet strangely cosy. Breakfast and dinner are served in the formal Equestrian dining room while lunches are normally served in The Terrace, a pleasant room with large windows overlooking the central courtyard gardens, found just beyond the grand staircase.

Guest accommodation at the Hansa consists of a mix of rooms, suites and family units:

  • 49 double or twin rooms are a good size with solid furnishings and an en-suite bath or shower room. Following refurbishment the rooms have a much brighter, more modern look to them, and all have underfloor heating and air conditioning, as well as a phone, safe, satellite television, hairdryer and tea and coffee station. 17 of these rooms are located at the back of the hotel and have balconies overlooking the gardens.

  • Four suites each have a large separate lounge/bar area, in addition to the en-suite bedroom.
  • Five family units each have an adjacent second bedroom, suitable for children.
The Hansa is just a short walk from Swakopmund's many restaurants and shops. There is WiFi throughout the hotel, and secure parking for up to 16 cars.

Our view

The Hansa Hotel is a reliable choice if you prefer to stay in a larger, more formal hotel in Swakopmund. Its standards match those of international hotel chains, with professional staff, but the buildings history helps to add some character and atmosphere. The hotel’s location is also incredibly convenient for exploring Swakopmund.

Chris McIntyre

Chris McIntyre

Namibia expert


Swakopmund & Walvis Bay, Namibia
Ideal length of stay
2-3 nights
The Hansa Hotel is on Hendrik Witbooi Street in the centre of Swakopmund.
Accessible by
Self-drive or Fly-and-Transfer

Food & drink

Usual board basis
Bed & Breakfast
Food quality
Light lunches are served in 'The Terrace', but breakfastand an à la carte dinner are taken in the more formal Equestrian dining room. Both restaurants offer a sizeable and tempting range of seafood and game dishes.

With advance notice and for an extra cost, the hotel will also arrange breakfast and lunch packs.
Dining style
Individual Tables
Dining locations
Indoor Dining
Further dining info, including room service
Yes - on request
Drinks included
Drinks are not included.


Attitude towards children
Well-behaved children are accepted at the Hansa.
Property’s age restrictions
The hotel has no minimum age restrictions.
Special activities & services
Childminding can be arranged at an extra cost, although parents should note that childminders are not formally or professionally trained in childcare.
High chairs and cots are available on request. The hotel has five inter-leading family units that are suitable for families.
Generally recommended for children
The Hansa has a rather formal atmosphere, so while it is fine for children, we think there are better options in Swakopmund for those with young children.


Power supply notes
There are plug points in all the rooms.
There is a telephone in each of the rooms and there is cellphone reception. The hotel also has WiFi, which is normally also available in the rooms.
TV & radio
Television with some satellite channels.
Water supply
Water supply notes
All rooms have a plumbed-in shower, and most also have a bathtub. There are flushing toilets.

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended
Medical care
There are many doctors and a hospital in town.
Dangerous animals
Low Risk
Fire safety
There are fire extinguishers and fire hoses in the hallways of the hotel.


  • 4WD Safari

    4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching


  • Boat trip

    Boat trip

  • Dune-boarding


  • Fishing


  • Kayaking


  • Mountain biking

    Mountain biking

  • Quad-biking



Disabled access
On Request
Laundry facilities
Available for an extra charge.
Each room has a safe. The hotel does offer currency-exchange facilities.
Accepted payment on location
Visa and Mastercard are accepted, as are cash payments in Namibian dollars, South African rand, euros, GB sterling and US dollars.

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