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%
(325 reviews)

We only stayed there the first night. We also had dinner there. It was nice, but nothing special. The staff was friendly. Olive Grove 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%
(139 reviews)

It was ok just for one night. Pool dirty but out of season and no one else staying. Galton House 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%
(122 reviews)

Such a beautiful guesthouse in Windhoek. We were treated very well and staff couldn't have been more helpful at giving us directions and advice on where to go. We didn't ... Elegant Guesthouse 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  81%
(105 reviews)

Reasonable place to stop over before flying out. Great views from a high point above Windhoek. Nice rooms. Public places a bit 'public'. Spoilt after the seclusion ... River Crossing 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...

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%
(87 reviews)

This was our stopover for a night before catching a flight home the next day. The staff were very friendly and were able to book a table at the restaurant of our choice... Villa Violet 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  91%
(43 reviews)

A very nice guesthouse for our last night. Rooms were very comfortable and breakfast was lovely. The staff were friendly. Nice swimming pool. Air conditioning ... Hilltop Guesthouse reviews...

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  86%
(39 reviews)

This was our little treat to ourselves for our last night in Namibia. It's in a spectacular position with views across Windhoek (though as it's probably the most attractive ... 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  94%
(34 reviews)

Incredibly beautiful site and accommodation, facilities, food and wildlife. We feared it my be a bit like a zoo but not at all. A great place for us to load up on ... 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  95%
(33 reviews)

Room was dark and a little dusty in places. Otherwise great stay Olive Exclusive 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

Good  87%
(20 reviews)

Not the first or the last to miss the turn off, it is immediately opposite the Puma petrol station would have been helpful as you cannot see the drive from the B6. Food; ... Etango Ranch G. Farm 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  81%
(17 reviews)

A lovely stopover close to Windhoek. Stayed one night. Very comfortable. We loved the main reception and dining area, and the swimming pool. Rooms clean, tidy and comfortable... Immanuel Wild'ss Lodge 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...

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%
(15 reviews)

Comfortable accommodation, excellent service and friendly staff. The walk from the chalet to the restaurant, pool etc was quite long and involved walking across an open ... 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%
(9 reviews)

The hotel and surroundings are having some renovation work carried out which was a little disruptive. Although efforts had been made to work around this disruption signage ... 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  91%
(9 reviews)

This hotel felt like more of a motel - again coming from all of the amazing lodges we had just stayed in, it felt underwhelming. The room was clean and comfortable. 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...

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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STOP PRESS: The Desert Express Train is out of service from June 2017 until further notice. The train requires lengthy maintenance ...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...

Omaanda

Omaanda

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Omaanda is a luxury lodge that opened in 2018 on a private nature reserve north-east of Windhoek. It's the fourth property of ...More about Omaanda

Excellent  100%
(1 reviews)

Lovely and spoiling place. Super polite and helpful staff, an amazingly wonderful place to stay at beginning or end of safari for great relaxation. Not far from Windhoek ... Omaanda reviews...

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