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“Start and finish in a nice place”
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Casa Piccolo
Ranked #21 of 97 Windhoek B&B and Inns
Ranst, Belgium
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Start and finish in a nice place”
Reviewed 19 November 2012

Only a few 100m from Joes Beer house and a few km from the centre of Windhoek Casa piccolo is easy to find when you arrive from the airport. Wifi in place, a good breakfast and a clean room is what you need at the beginning and the end of a trip in Namibia. Your car is in a safe area and you can enjoy the last sun rays before you fly back to the cold of Europe.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Heidelberg
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Reviewed 2 November 2012 via mobile

Picasa Piccolo is located in Klein Windhoek, a quiet suburb of Windhoek. We stayed one night after arrivin in Namibia. The room was clean and spacious enough, the staff was friendly and the breakfast was good.
Unfortunately we had a room next to the kitchen, which was quite noisy for a while.

Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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California
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 21 October 2012

We spent our first night in Namibia at this comfortable hotel. The room was clean and spacious, and the breakfast was decent (fruit, bread, cereal, sliced meats and cheese...). If you want fried eggs in the morning, be sure to request them - we didn't learn until the end of our meal that they were available.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Rubiera, Italy
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 25 September 2012

We were 2 adults and 2 children and the room was really spacious, two rooms divided by one door.
Clean and confortable room and bathroom.
Since they don't have restaurant service, they offer the possibility to order a take away dinner if you are tired and do not desire to go out.
Friendly but not very flexible staff: we asked for an early breakfast, but they only offered us a breakfast pack. Don't know how the breakfast would have been at the guesthouse.
Altough they knew we were arriving early in the morning, it took some time to get the room ready, but it was not a great problem, we relaxed in the garden.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Bilbao, Spain
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78 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2012

I stayed at Casa Piccolo only one night, the first one in my trip through Namibia and Botswana. The room was big and pleasant, the bed utterly comfortable (though maybe a hole day on a plane before arriving Windhoek made it seem more comfortable......). The breakfast, good as well, with a convenient variety.
The place is a little bit far from anywhere to have dinner, but they offer you the contact of a couple of restaurants so that you can order you meal and eat it in the room.
Good value for money.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Nice, France
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2012

We stayed there twice a night, the first and the last night of our trip. This little place is very peaceful and the owner was very kind and gave useful advice on where to eat, and she let us store our luggage in her office while we did a last trip into the city before the departure in the evening.
The rooms are clean and the beds are very comfortable. There is also free Wifi.
The rooms can be cold in the winter, but this seem to be normal in Namibia that rooms have no heating (9 out of 10 places had no heating).
The location is good, although you would need a car to get into the center (this takes only like 10 minutes). One of the more famous bars/restaurant Joe's Beer House is also not very far and easy to find. I think this can be easily walked (by car its less than 5 minutes).

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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138 reviews
36 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 May 2012 via mobile

We spent our last night in Namibia at Casa Piccolo. The German owner welcomed us pointing at the different rules that hold such as the closing of the gate, etc. The room was ok with two separate beds which we managed to put together. The shower had warm but not hot water and given temperatures it got quite cold (the heater isn't that efficient). However we slept well on good matresses.

In the morning we were waken up by a group of Italian tourists who were directly in fron of our room at the small swimming pool. Breakfast was ok.

The location is slightly outside Windhoek. You need a car to get downtown. Everytine we left the property the alarm would go off and the owner had to call the security service. Before coming home at night we had to call the owner to turn off the alarm.

Internet is available for free at the reception.

We give this place an average ranking as the price of 85€ was reasonably high.

  • Stayed May 2012
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Additional Information about Casa Piccolo

Property: Casa Piccolo
Address: 6 Barella Street | Klein Windhoek, Windhoek, Namibia
Region: Namibia > Khomas Region > Windhoek
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 97 B&Bs / Inns in Windhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa Piccolo 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A cold drink at the pool while watching Namibia’s impressive starry sky in the quiet restful garden of our sixteen-bedroom pension in one of Windhoek’s oldest suburbs – what better way to relax after a hectic day at work, a long flight or an unforgettable journey through Namibia. We offer: a healthy, scrumptious breakfast will have you geared for an eventful day. Our large, tastefully furnished rooms for up to 4 people, some of them handicapped accessible, with bathroom en-suite (shower and toilet) are all equipped with: Air condition, Safe, Mini bar, Coffee and tea facilities, Television (English and German channels), Telephone with direct line, Wi-Fi connection (free of charge), Laundry service on request at extra charge, free of charge safekeeping of your luggage on the premises. Our services also include a large, secure parking space inside our yard as well as the organization of a reliable shuttle service to/from the airport and booking of a taxi service within Windhoek. Prices on request. Shop till you drop; wine and dine or dance the night away in Windhoek’s city centre, only a short drive away. Amenities such as hairdressers, a massage and beauty salon (we will gladly do the booking for you), doctors, pharmacies and grocery stores, banks with ATM machines, restaurants and pubs are within walking distance to Casa Piccolo. ... more   less 
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