Reviews of Elegant Guesthouse
They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Cosy and friendly
Only a small guesthouse, but just what we needed. Matilda looked after all our needs and cooked a fine breakfast as well.
a taxi was arranged to take us to Joe's Beerhouse a few minutes away and to bring us back. Don't miss it for a really different environment, we have never seen anything like it, outside or in. The interior/exterior designers must have scoured every flea market / junkshop / skip in southern Africa to get all the items with which the place is adorned. The food and beer were great and the service was better than expected, but......
Do the staff enjoy working there? Smiles were not very frequent anywhere!
Elegant Guesthouse review
Very comfortable finish to our holiday.
Quiet location and very comfortable.
Friendly Service, Luxury Boutique Guesthouse
Beautiful first place to stay on arrival, the staff were very helpful, there was private parking and the rooms were very nice.
Breakfast was delicious and the supermarket and restaurants were just a short distance away, making it a good location too.
Great start to holiday at Elegant
Elegant Guesthouse was very easy to find from the international Airport.
Although Windhoek is not hard to drive in Elegant is on the edge nearest the airport and this makes navigation easy. Rooms were a good size with comfy beds. Short 5 min walk to Joes Beer House as well - great place to eat zebra and drink good beer.
Elegant Guesthouse review, 1 night
Good friendly staff, not much parking space.Read more about the whole trip
The Elegant Guesthouse
The Elegant Guesthouse was fine but nothing special. It was our least favorite lodging. They made us a little uncomfortable when they said we should not walk anywhere for dinner because the neighborhood was not safe.
I suppose I should thank them for their concern but maybe Expert Africa can choose a hotel in a different neighborhood.
Expert Africa comments
We’re sorry to hear these travellers didn’t feel comfortable when advised against walking to dinner from Elegant. As with all lodges in Namibia, the safety of guests is a paramount concern, and so this warning would probably be echoed throughout Windhoek, not just in this particular neighbourhood. Although Windhoek is a relatively safe city, as in most major cities there is occasional opportunistic theft towards tourists – and so we would always recommend our travellers drive or take a taxi to dinner, rather than walk.
Quiet street and friendly staff
The rooms are great but all located around a central atrium so mornings and evenings can be a little noisy.
Quite difficult to squeeze all the cars into the parking area if every room is full. Very welcoming and friendly staff.
Elegant Guesthouse is elegant
The rooms are very comfortable. The parking is secure. The duty manager was very helpful. We needed to leave at 6.15 to catch our flight.
She arrived early to ensure that we were able to have breakfast before we left.
The rooms have wifi, very useful after being out of range for a couple of days and gave us the opportunity to check our flight status.
Elegant Guesthouse review
Only there one night on way to airport. Breakfast good staff friendly. Ideally close to Joes Beerhouse so no taxi needed to go or return.
Staff quite sweet in that they worried I might get mugged. Been in a lot rougher towns.
Great option for Windhoek
This was a great guesthouse to stay at for a night in Windhoek. The reason it gets a rating of "Good" down the line is because we're comparing it to all the other places we stayed along our trip, most of which deserve an "excellent" rating because they are so special.
The Elegant Guesthouse is a cozy place located in Klein Windhoek. The decor is modern. They have an "honesty bar" with a good selection of beverages at very fair prices. There's free WiFi so you can do your last-minute Internet surfing before heading out on your gleefully WiFi-free adventure. The rooms are all around a small peaceful courtyard - the only downside to this is that if you have the door or curtains open then you don't have privacy from the other guests.
The people at the front desk are helpful, if not very cheerful. They arranged a cab for us which took us downtown where we wandered around for a bit (Windhoek isn't that interesting, let's face it), then took us to Joe's Beerhouse for dinner, then back to the hotel (you pay the taxi drivers there at the end of the evening for all your rides).
Breakfast was good - the German continental type breakfast that is served everywhere we stayed in Namibia. There is a good grocery store nearby so after we checked out of the guesthouse they let us store our luggage with them while we shopped because they said it wasn't safe to leave our stuff in the car unattended. So that was helpful.
This Elegant Guesthouse is a pleasant option for your first night or last night in Namibia, but if your trip is anything like ours you will stay in many more memorable places!