We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Their restaurant service is non existent”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Arebbusch Travel Lodge
Ranked #6 of 17 Hotels in Windhoek
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Was there this past week. Stayed for four nights. The reception staff were great and very helpful.

The self catering chalets are not well equipped. No desk to use a lap top. The pillows are well past their sell by date. No hand soap or complimentary shampoo.

The time we were there, there was a screaming evangelist across the road at the National stadium who carried on until 22h30 on the Thursday night and right through the Friday night until 06h00 on Saturday. ( This was not Arebbusch's fault though)

Their restaurant service is non existent and their waiters are not to be seen when you are sitting outside. It took them 22 minutes to serve us and then only because I complained. We were wrongly informed that they did not serve their coffee and cake special on a Sunday. The second waiter than advised, that they did. Two simple coffees took another 10 minutes to arrive. No cake! I once again had to get up and enquire. Then the waiter came back and advised that the lemon meringue was out of stock. So we both ordered apple cake.
This took a further 10 minutes. By then our coffees were cold and they had to take them back to re warm, which took another 7 minutes.
All in all, I would not recommend this restaurant as we had similar slow service the previous lunch time for simple hamburger orders.
I will not consider this place for my next Namibian trip.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank sothtravel2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (249)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

160 - 166 of 249 reviews

Reviewed 3 April 2014 via mobile

I stay at Arebbusch Square when I visit Namibia business. Rooms are spacious with enough work area. There is enough parking of you have your own card. While there is no gym on premises there is a swimming pool. The restaurant serves good local good. WiFi is best at restaurant area.

Stayed: April 2014
Thank Marius Schoeman
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 March 2014

Third extended stay at Arebusch in one year. The restaurant has now got its act together and Chef Joubert serves excellent, good value food. Menu could be a bit more adventurous. Everything you need in Windhoek.

Room Tip: Pay the extra for an executive room "away" from the main road.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Hugh F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Arriving at Windhoek felt comfortable, it is clean,has great Charm and is welcoming, and so was Arebbush Lodge! Friendly efficient check in, clean Room and comfortable Bed. Our whole Stay we had Service with a Smile.Breakfast was varied and of a good Quality, we were pleasantly surpies by it.The Lodge is kind of cozy, all People we have encountered had a Smile,were thoughtful and helped when it was needed.Thank you for this pleasant and memorable Experience to all the Employees there.

Room Tip: Rooms around the swimming pool
See more room tips
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank armin_lang
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 March 2014 via mobile

The food @ the Areb resturant is really great and not expensive. Had lunch 2 and dinner once there and will go again. Only small issue is the presence of waiters - which are often nowhere to be seen on the terrace for quite some time, as they everytime have to go to the bar to place orders or get a bill. An outside pay/order station for the waiters would be an improvement. Additionally having seperate waiters for inside ane outside. But I'll be back soon.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
Thank floique
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 January 2014 via mobile

We arrived on the 30th December after a long trip from Johannesburg with disappointing accommodation along the way. Upon arrival the receptionist was very helpful and had us settled in with greatest ease for a group of twelve people. We booked into the two newly built Villas adjacent to each other making our night stop a BLISS. The furnishing and decor is very impressive and well equipped with kitchen and entertainment apparatuses. Rooms and linen were clean and the air condition was helpful during this hot period. We enjoyed a braai meal and drinks, followed by breakfast on the patio prior setting off for Walvis Bay on the 31st. With my frequent travels to Windhoek on business will certainly be settling in a home away from my home......goodbye Winhoek hotels.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
Thank Nkosana M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 January 2014

We were looking for camping in Windhoek at the start of our trip and this place is ideally situated. The campsites we stayed at have private facilities although some do not. Although there is some road noise considering the facilities offered and the price we think its a good deal.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Vengavamos
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Windhoek hotels
3.8 mi away
Hotel Pension Uhland
Hotel Pension Uhland
#8 of 17 in Windhoek
199 reviews
2.8 mi away
Hilton Windhoek
Hilton Windhoek
#1 of 17 in Windhoek
1,431 reviews
1.3 mi away
Jordani B&B Windhoek
Jordani B&B Windhoek
#13 of 17 in Windhoek
45 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.8 mi away
Safari Hotel
Safari Hotel
#15 of 17 in Windhoek
258 reviews
2.9 mi away
AVANI Windhoek Hotel & Casino
4.2 mi away
Hotel Thule
Hotel Thule
#2 of 17 in Windhoek
236 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Arebbusch Travel Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Arebbusch Travel Lodge

Address: Golf Street 1 | Olympia, Windhoek, Namibia
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 #6 of 17 Hotels in Windhoek
Price Range: £38 - £63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with TripOnline SA, Booking.com, Expedia, Odigeo, 5viajes2012 S.L., getaroom.com, Hotels.com, HotelsClick, Evoline ltd, Ebookers and Cancelon so you can book your Arebbusch Travel Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing