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Arebbusch Travel Lodge
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Windhoek
South Africa
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18 reviews
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“Tranquil environment”
Reviewed 21 July 2013

I was on a business trip and stayed over at the Lodge for the outbound and inbound trip in Namibia. Every time we left about 5 am in the morning. We request the previous evening our breakfast and much to our surprise a "picnic hamper" was provided. It is enough food for at least 2 people and well prepared. It is clear the Lodge accommodate travellers and look after their needs. The downside is the unreliable internet service especially the Sunday afternoon and evening. Maybe the broadband needs to be upgraded to satisfied the growing need for good internet connections.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

I´ve stayed at this hotel for 2 nights and I enjoyed very much. Great and friendly staff, big and confortable rooms, amazing restaurant that provides very quality food, a great and scenery swimming pool (very cold water :) ).

The hotel is not suitable for backpackers, the price is around US$90,00 per night. It is a little far from the city centre, but a cab is around US$ 6,00. To the international airport is around 40km.

www.relatosdicasviagens.com.br - Sérgio Vaz

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 4 July 2013

I spent several months staying at the Arebusch in 2013 while on assignment in Namibia.
Good:
- The staff are friendly and always try to help.
- Executive rooms are excellent, full DSTV, clean with very comfortable beds.
- Security is good.
- Breakfasts are excellent and great value.
- Laundry service is excellent and quick.
Not So Good:
- Restaurant could set records for the time it takes to get served.
- Noise from the highway and domestic airport, possibly the noisiest hotel in Africa.
- Management do not respond to customers complaints.

Room Tip: Go for the Executive rooms to get rugby and soccer on the television Do not forget the ear plugs, t...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

We camped at Arebusch for 2 nights during our Namibia tour. We camped at their Luxury Campsites which has a private bathroom, storage rooms and kitchen area. Even the area for the tent has a roof and 'grass'.
The lodge is however situated right next to the main road into Windhoek, and next to the Airport...which is great for location...but not for noise. Expect jet engines at any time night or day and a constant sound of traffic.

We had the buffet breakfast which was really good. Arebbusch is a great place, neat and pretty but not ideally suited for camping if you want peace and quite.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 23 April 2013

I stayed at this Lodge for 3 nights in total during the 2nd week of April, and at two separate times.

Two things that all prospective travelers should know:

(1) This Lodge is located right next to the major highway that connects Windhoek with points south and South Africa (see map). So unless you keep the windows closed at night, be prepared to hear the noise of cars, tractor-trailers etc rolling down the highway all all times of the night. This is most prevalent for the newer rooms which for some curious reason were built right next to the highway rather than on another part of the property. Also, the municipal airport borders the other side of the property.

(2) Despite the Lodge's assertion that internet is available in "public places", it was not working in the restaurant area for the whole week when I stayed there. So guests were forced to sit at dimly-lit and small tables around the pool area to use the internet rather than in the comfort of their own room or while having a refreshment or meal in the restaurant. It is hard to understand why a Lodge of this size cannot provide better internet access than this.

Overall, I found that the Arebbusch Lodge didn't live up to expectations and checked out early.

Room Tip: Something situated far away from the highway.
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Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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Johannesburg
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Reviewed 21 April 2013

Clean Bungalows, professional check-in. Internet perfect, Laundy b. All in all a no-frill lodge, ideal for a stop-over when travelling through Namibia.. We recommend dinner in Joe's bar in Windhoek center.

Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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North Barrington, Illinois
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52 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 March 2013

This hotel offered everything one could want from decent low cost camping to high end luxury rooms. The staff gave us a free upgrade to celebrate our anniversary. The pool was very refreshing, the food was delicious, and service was outstanding and the price was right.

The hotel has strict rules about noise, making it very easy to get a good night sleep too.

The staff provided good referrals for tourist and went the extra mile to make sure we could get where we needed to go - which was important since it is on the outskirts of town.

I would highly recommend this place and would gladly stay again.

Room Tip: Everything is available - just be specific and ask.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Arebbusch Travel Lodge
Address: 1 Golf Street | Olympia, Windhoek, Namibia
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Region: Namibia > Khomas Region > Windhoek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Windhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arebbusch Travel Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 129
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the banks of the dry Arebbusch River, Arebbusch Travel Lodge is nestled in the natural surroundings of the "veld." Far from the hustle and bustle of city life, yet minutes away from the capital’s shopping centres and attractions. The lodge offers high quality, affordable accommodation in luxury 2-6 bed self-catering units, standard rooms and budget rooms. Caravan and camping sites are also available. ... more   less 
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