Windhoek

Our 20 best hotels and places to stay in Windhoek

Windhoek has accommodation to suit all budgets, from four-star hotels to backpackers’ dorms.
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Olive Grove

Olive Grove

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The Olive Grove is a stylish guesthouse in Windhoek's Klein Windhoek suburb. Taking its name from the neighbouring grove of olive ...More about Olive Grove

Good  88%
(297 reviews)

Great vibes and very calming. Room was fantastic and WIFI worked well. Food was average. Olive Grove reviews...

Elegant Guesthouse

Elegant Guesthouse

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The Elegant Guesthouse is a relatively simple but stylish owner-run guesthouse situated in the residential area of Klein Windhoek...More about Elegant Guesthouse

Good  86%
(119 reviews)

Received a good and helpful reception on arrival. Room was rather tired and small but it was OK for our last night. Not providing dinners was a drawback. Convenient for ... Elegant Guesthouse reviews...

Galton House

Galton House

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Galton House, named after the early explorer Sir Francis Galton, opened in Windhoek's residential suburb of Eros in 2011. Only ...More about Galton House

Good  90%
(116 reviews)

We stayed at Galton House on our first night in Namibia - an ideal distance from Windhoek Airport. In a quiet residential area so we were at ease as soon as we arrived. Our ... Galton House reviews...

Haus Sonneneck

Haus Sonneneck

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Located in the suburb of Eros Park, Haus Sonneneck is rapidly gaining a reputation as one of Windhoek's best pensions. It is ...More about Haus Sonneneck

Good  86%
(102 reviews)

The rooms were clean and ready for us. It was a little deserted and hard to find some help but when we found staff the help was given. A shame the pool was not ... Haus Sonneneck reviews...

River Crossing

River Crossing

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Just 3km from the centre of Windhoek, towards the airport, River Crossing is set in a 6,500 hectare game reserve. Although it ...More about River Crossing

Good  82%
(91 reviews)

River Crossing was ideally situated for our last night near Windhoek (and in our view would have been a better starting point for our tour too). It was far less claustrophobic ... River Crossing reviews...

Villa Violet

Villa Violet

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Villa Violet is a small guesthouse run by helpful owners, Ben and Heidi Dassac. Situated in the suburb of Klein Windhoek, just ...More about Villa Violet

Good  89%
(79 reviews)

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Heinitzburg Hotel

Heinitzburg Hotel

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Affording superb views of Windhoek from its location on top of a hill, the Heinitzburg Hotel is a small converted castle that ...More about Heinitzburg Hotel

Good  85%
(37 reviews)

We had a Superior Deluxe room and it was spacious and clean but, whilst the basin had hot water, the shower didn't work properly and we had to shower in cool/tepid water... Heinitzburg Hotel reviews...

GocheGanas

GocheGanas

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Situated on a hilltop overlooking spectacular landscapes GocheGanas, formerly known as Gochganas Lodge & Spa is only 29km south ...More about GocheGanas

Excellent  96%
(27 reviews)

Really lovely, wished we had stayed longer. Both of us though suffered from altitude here (and it turns out it is high). We had a very short stay - from about 3pm to ... GocheGanas reviews...

Olive Exclusive

Olive Exclusive

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Overlooking a neighbouring olive grove, The Olive Exclusive is a small boutique hotel situated in the quiet suburb of Klein Windhoek, ...More about Olive Exclusive

Excellent  96%
(26 reviews)

Stayed there two nights, at the beginning and ending of our trip. All was great except no internet, due to a recent storm. Olive Exclusive reviews...

Hilltop Guesthouse

Hilltop Guesthouse

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Hilltop Guesthouse (aka Hilltop Guest House) is a Bavarian-style house situated in a cul-de-sac in a quiet residential suburb ...More about Hilltop Guesthouse

Excellent  93%
(25 reviews)

Great location in a quiet cul de sac. Room was a little tired and dark. The personalised breakfast on the balcony was a nice touch. Was good for a one night stopover ... Hilltop Guesthouse reviews...

Etango Ranch Guest Farm

Etango Ranch Guest Farm

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Own by the Grellmann family, Etango Ranch Guest Farm is ideally placed for travellers who wish to be close to Windhoek International ...More about Etango Ranch G. Farm

Excellent  91%
(18 reviews)

great location for late flights into namibia,owner collects from airport good for 1 night stay Etango Ranch G. Farm reviews...

Rivendell Guesthouse

Rivendell Guesthouse

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Rivendell Guesthouse is situated in one of Windhoek's many suburbs. The guesthouse's charm is in its simplicity and homeliness ...More about Rivendell Guesthouse

Good  89%
(17 reviews)

Apartment was spacious, but had no toiletries and poor quality cooking utensils. We requested low fat milk which is easily obtainable from supermarkets, but was not ... Rivendell Guesthouse reviews...

Immanuel Wilderness Lodge

Immanuel Wilderness Lodge

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Situated about 20 minutes’ drive north of Windhoek or around an hour drive from the international airport. The family-run Immanuel ...More about Immanuel Wild'ss Lodge

Good  79%
(14 reviews)

We stayed one night at Immanuel on our way from Etosha to the Namib Desert. It's a very convenient stopping off point if you don't need to go into Windhoek. Excellent ... Immanuel Wild'ss Lodge reviews...

Sun Karros Daan Viljoen

Sun Karros Daan Viljoen

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‘Daan Viljoen National Park’ has always been one of the smallest of Namibia’s national parks; covering just 40km2, it’s smaller ...More about Sun Karros Daan Viljoen

Good  77%
(14 reviews)

There have been one or two uncomplimentary reviews for Sun Karros so we were a little bothered that it might have been a mistake to finish here. As it happened, the fear ... Sun Karros Daan Viljoen reviews...

Avani Windhoek Hotel

Avani Windhoek Hotel

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In the heart of Windhoek’s CBD the Avani Windhoek Hotel and Casino (formerly known as the Kalahari Sands Hotel) has a convenient ...More about Avani Windhoek Hotel

Good  80%
(8 reviews)

Perfect for the first night - good location. Would recommend NICE for dinner for anyone staying there about at 10 min walk away - the concierge recommended it. Avani Windhoek Hotel reviews...

Hotel Thule

Hotel Thule

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Hotel Thule is a relatively large hotel, with 25 rooms, perched atop a hillside in the capital’s suburb of Klein Windhoek. Built ...More about Hotel Thule

Excellent  95%
(8 reviews)

We arrived late and left early so did not really take advantage of all the hotel facilites. Breakfast was good. This is a more up-market type of hotel than we have previously ... Hotel Thule reviews...

Pension Palmquell

Pension Palmquell

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In a quiet setting amongst some palm trees, Pension Palmquell is slightly out of Windhoek town centre. It is a bit too far to ...More about Pension Palmquell

Good  88%
(8 reviews)

A perfect location for a first night stop, in a quiet residential area, with easy access from the airport. A bonus, was the excellent evening meals they offer 6 days a ... Pension Palmquell reviews...

Villa Verdi

Villa Verdi

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In many ways the small guesthouse of Villa Verdi, off John Meinert Street, set the standards for small hotels in Windhoek in ...More about Villa Verdi

Average  67%
(6 reviews)

This is the downside of our otherwise great holiday. Tracy had booked a superior room for us what we got was a tatty 'apartment' no 3. On complaining to the disinterested ... Villa Verdi reviews...

Monte Bello Guesthouse

Monte Bello Guesthouse

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None of the team at Expert Africa has visited Monte Bello Guesthouse, but this is what we know about it... Monte Bello Guesthouse ...More about Monte Bello Guesthouse

Excellent  100%
(3 reviews)

Highly recommended Monte Bello Guesthouse reviews...

Desert Express

Desert Express

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Want an alternative way to travel between Windhoek and Swakopmund? The Desert Express is a train that travels through the desert, ...More about Desert Express

Good  80%
(1 reviews)

Two hours delayed departure because of the generator not working properly - not really a huge problem for us who had no appointments! Everything got a bit delayed, though ... Desert Express reviews...

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