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“Excellent stopover guesthouse for self drive holiday”

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The Elegant Guesthouse
Ranked #9 of 97 Windhoek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Winsford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Excellent stopover guesthouse for self drive holiday”
Reviewed 12 August 2014

On the east side of Windhoek so easily accessible (approx 40km of tarmac) for a self drive holiday. Clean and comfortable, protected behind good security. Pauline was very welcoming and helpful in booking a taxi and restaurant (The Nice Restaurant) as well as contacting Avis to help sort out a car problem. Loads hot water for the shower, lovely breakfast - muesli, yogurt, fruit, meats, cheeses and cooked (bacon, eggs, etc).

Room Tip: A small number of rooms all around a courtyard so I dont think it matters which room is offered. We...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

We received a very warm welcome for our first night in Namibia. The staff were very attentive to our requirements. The room was cool and calm and very clean as was the bathroom. Just what we needed after a long journey. Very helpful getting a taxi for us, told us exactly how much it would cost. The lounge was very pleasant with an honesty bar and coffee and tea on tap. Breakfast was buffet style but eggs and bacon can be cooked to order. All in all a good start to our amazing holiday.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wallington, Surrey
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014

We had one night's stay for our first night in Namibia. It was really pleasant and relaxing. The rooms were very clean and the courtyard area zen-like in its simplicity.

Our travel agent met us at the restaurant and it was an ideal meeting place - quiet and comfortable. There are security walls all the way around the guest house; a reassuring, but rather unsettling necessity in this part of the world.

Room Tip: One of the rooms has its own swimming pool. It was too late for us to use it, which was a shame, but...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Montrose, Colorado
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99 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014

We stayed at "The Elegant" on our first two nights in Windhoek and our final two nights of a month-long self-drive safari in Namibia and Botswana and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect place. In a quiet neighborhood with a staff that not only made recommendations for evening dinners but arranged for taxis to take us to and from the restaurants. The rooms are quiet and comfortable and the breakfasts are very good. A most helpful and courteous staff add to the comfort of this B&B. We highly recommend it!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Zurich, Switzerland
Level 5 Contributor
33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014

We had one night at the Elegant Guesthouse after arriving at Windhoek early evening.
We were made very welcome, the room was very clean and comfortable and the staff very accomodating.
The pool was small, but clean and a perfect place to relax for a day before (or after) a safari trip. Storing luggage after checkout no problem.
No meals in the evening, but use of the kitchen would be no problem.

Stayed April 2014
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South coast of England
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2014

This guest house is located in a quiet part of Windhoek and you would need to get a taxi if you want to go out for a meal or into the city. We were only there to rest after a long flight and before going back home and we were quite comfortable. It isn't a place with many frills, but does have a pool and the bed was comfortable. It was clean, the breakfast was fine and the staff were polite. The TV does only have three or four channels, but we didn't go on holiday to watch TV. If you use this as a short-term base, it's absolutely fine.

We didn't go out, but tried the takeaway menu as the guest house only serves breakfast. There is a wide choice of places and we got a reasonable box of pasta within 45 minutes in the evening.

Room Tip: There are only six rooms. They are all situated on ground level around a small courtyard.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Walchwil, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2014

The staff was very friendly and the room was clean, but a few things I didn't like: For the Price we paid, and supposed 5-stars, the room smelled a bit funny, and the TV only had about 3 channels. The mattress wasn't comfortable and the pillows were flat and old. The owner came in the Lounge one afternoon and didn't even greet us! And, at the pool, the sun umbrellas were full of holes. Not good value for Money at all...

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Elegant Guesthouse
Address: nr 56 Corner of von Eckenbrecher and Ziegler Street | PO Box 22810, Windhoek, Namibia
Region: Namibia > Khomas Region > Windhoek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 97 B&Bs / Inns in Windhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Elegant Guesthouse 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In a quiet street at the heart of one of the city's sleepiest neighborhoods, The Elegant Collection have a fashioned guesthouse which places its architectural and decorative accent on elegance and comfort of the most contemporary kind.The Elegant Guesthouse has a light, breezy and welcoming feel thanks to the open plan design and extensive windows: the single-storied architecture reflects the city's colonial (and recent) past. Clipped green lawns, sparkling pool, impeccably manicured guest rooms and cheerfully attentive staff help ensure that from the moment you arrive you feel a delicious sense of Dulce Domum - even though the wild beauty of the African veld is just miles from your door.The 6 garden and courtyard facing bedrooms are light, functional and imbued with contemporary, angular good looks. They have great mattresses of the firm-yet-pliant variety and these are matched by top-of-the-range bed linen.Expect a full quotient of gadgetry: TV (discreetly tucked away in a cabinet in most rooms), WiFi internet connection, telephone, hairdryer, safe and a hot and cold air-conditioning unit. ... more   less 
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