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“Comfortable place in Windhoek!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Galton House

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Galton House
Ranked #13 of 97 Windhoek B&B and Inns
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Sammamish, Washington
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23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Comfortable place in Windhoek!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2012

We stayed here for a night prior to our departure from Namibia. The check-in was very smooth and we were greeted with a refreshing mango juice in sugar rimmed glasses. The co-owner, Mikahail (sp?) and staff were very welcoming and friendly. We stayed in the family room which was very comfortable. The bathroom was small and the only negative was that the shower stall had no door so there was water everywhere! The staff made dinner reservations for us at Joe's Beerhouse which was convenient. At night during turn-down service a hot water flask was tucked under our blanket which was a delightful surprise for the chilly Windhoek night. For breakfast, we were offered made-to-order eggs alongside a satisfying continental breakfast buffet. There is free internet/wifi which requires a voucher number that lasts for an hour, but you can ask for additional vouchers at no additional charge. Definitely recommend Galton House for short or extended visits!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2012

I stayed in a few different hotels and guest houses in Windhoek. Galton House is by far the best of them to date. A very nice atmosphere, comfortable rooms and excellent service. You truly feel like at home. I recommend for both tourists and business travelers.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2012

I was fortunate enough to spend almost a week at Galton House in January and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The service was excellent (at all hours), rooms very comfortable, meals delicious and the pool very refreshing :). Won't hesitate to return in the near future.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Hermanus, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2012

Upon arrival we were welcomed like family. The public area is stunning & the rooms lack nothing in comfort & style. This is really still one place where the guest is King & every effort is made to make you feel special.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2012

Spent a night at the guest house in May before safari. Clean comfortable rooms, good food and wonderful staff. Light and airy public areas and quiet private swimming pool. Highly recommended

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Cape Town
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2012

Firstly not only is Galton House fabulous in every way but the welcome that we got from you and all of your staff was unbelievable. The friendly, sociable ambiance that you have created is so unique and special and your attention to detail is superb, all of which was commented on by each and everyone in our group. Thank you so much for arranging to transport all of us to Joe’s Beer Garden where we experienced a most enjoyable evening. And, for me, I have a new benchmark for the best omelette, a la Galton House, that I have ever had!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Harlingen, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2012

We spent one night on May 11th 2012. Great hospitality, service and food.
A super start to our safari.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Galton House

Property: Galton House
Address: 72 Amasonite Street, Windhoek, Namibia
Region: Namibia > Khomas Region > Windhoek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 97 B&Bs / Inns in Windhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Galton House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Galton House is Windhoek’s newest accommodation establishment. Named after the famous explorer Sir Francis Galton, it has a relaxed but efficient style which creates a very welcoming atmosphere. A mere ten minute drive from the centre of town and perched on the edge of Windhoek’s northernmost affluent suburb of Eros, guests staying here will be ensured of peace and tranquility. The eight guest rooms are all equipped with internet connectivity and satellite television, with a coffee/tea station available on request and other general guest amenities. The communal areas consist of a large lounge, dining room, swimming pool and garden. There is also delightful ‘al fresco’ dining area by the pool, serving freshly prepared and very tasty meals. There are also a number of shops, restaurants and supermarkets within easy striking distance. ... more   less 
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