Picture it — exploring the far side of Africa’s most desolate country and then hanging up your hat in a swanky hotel that’ll make you feel like you’re in a cosmopolitan city. Windhoek offers that perfect balance of access to wild landscapes while having splendid accommodations. Get ready to make your itinerary and book a room. Here’s where to rest your head in style in Windhoek, Namibia.
Stay in a hotel that resembles Camelot from outside right in the heart of Windhoek. Hotel Heinitzburg is a glitzy place where you’ll be treated like royalty. The rooms have different color palettes from royal red to shimmering gold to metallic silver. No two rooms are alike. The hotel has 16 luxury rooms available per night and guests can take advantage of some of its fabulous amenities like an outdoor heated pool, in-room massages, wine cellar and more. Come hungry, as you’ll want to dine at its gourmet restaurant called Leo’s at the Castle that overlooks the skyline of the city and serves international fare.
The Olive Exclusive
Looking for something rustic that meets modern luxury? The Olive Exclusive is one of the most hotly-rated accommodations in Windhoek. The reason the hotel earned its name is because of its location that overlooks a gorgeous olive grove. Guests will find many lounge chairs by the pool and sun deck to enjoy the view. Guests will also have a choice of staying in premier suites or the junior suites with their own private patios. The Olive Exclusive has its own on-site, farm-to-table restaurant serving fresh ingredients for guests to enjoy on the terrace. Everything at this hotel is eco-conscious using recycled wood, organic textures and more.
Belvedere Boutique Hotel
Stay in an intimate boutique atmosphere where all the action is. Belvedere Boutique Hotel is a sleek and modern accommodation that centers around the outdoors. Rooms have spacious windows to bring in lots of natural light, a luxury pool located in the middle of the grounds as well as a swanky lounge area to take in the fresh air. Standard rooms are lavishly adorned, but if you want to really take it up a notch, book the Penthouse Suite for a grander stay. Reserve time to visit the spa to get a much-needed massage and treatments. There are 18 rooms available per night at Belvedere Boutique Hotel.
It’s possible to feel as if you’re visiting a small town in Europe in Namibia. At Hotel Thule, guests are delighted to arrive to a charming small villa-like atmosphere with stone floors and European-inspired architecture. One of the first things you’ll notice is the unique design the hotel has with panoramic windows overlooking a stunning valley and groves. If you aren’t planning to spend the night at Hotel Thule, you should still make plans to pay a visit to its two onsite restaurants for a spectacular view of Windhoek. The On The Edge Restaurant is indoors within the panoramic windows for guests to gaze out while enjoying their Namibian meals. There’s also Sundowners Bar & Terrace, with an outdoor location that has a great view of the city at night when it lights up.
AVANI Hotel Windhoek
AVANI Hotel Windhoek is largely a business hotel, but it sure does deliver a stylish vibe. The 173 room hotel is easy to book and is within walking distance to popular attractions. Not to mention, you’ll get a gorgeous view of the city in this high-rise. What stands out about this hotel among the rest is that it has its own casino for those who like to try their luck at games. And you can’t go wrong with dining at Dunes, its restaurant is known for its international buffet in a swanky setting. You can always burn off the calories from the buffet at its high-end gym on the premises.
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