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“Beautiful view, wonderful service, great food- a real treat!!!”
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Hilltop Guesthouse
Ranked #1 of 97 Windhoek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Miami, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful view, wonderful service, great food- a real treat!!!”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

I really enjoyed my stay at Hilltop. A small family run boutique guesthouse, Hilltop manages to provide a sophisticated hotel experience while retaining the friendly charm of smaller guesthouses! Gorgeous views, well appointed rooms and exceedingly friendly staff made my work intensive trip seem like a minibreak! Yogurt Parfait on the terrace, while enjoying the sunrise and views and hot cocoa and a fire near the pool to keep warm at night! Just a delicious experience!

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 July 2014

We accidentally discovered this wonderful place after arriving in Windhoek and learning that the hotel we had originally booked had made an error with our reservation. Because it is high season, the only available hotel was the Hilltop Guest House, as it had just opened its doors a few days before. What a great surprise! We are so happy that our original booking fell through. Vanda and Johan, the owners, are wonderful hosts. The 'guest house' is located in a central, quiet and safe neighbourhood. Inside, it has been decorated in a beautiful and cosy style. The rooms are huge; the interiors tasteful; the beds super comfortable, and the views over Windhoek stunning (and that's not to mention the gourmet coffee available all day). And, add to this, a fantastic kitchen. Hilltop's kitchen is run by a master chef, and supported by a number of chef trainees. This means that the meals are absolutely gorgeous. Not the usual Namibian fare, but exciting dishes with real culinary delights. Even if you don't eat dinner in the hotel, the gourmet breakfasts will give you a real flavor of what is on offer. We will be returning to Windhoek before our departure back to Belgium, and we have already reserved our rooms. The Hilltop definitely won't disappoint you.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Thank John F
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Kommetjie, South Africa
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1 review
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

Great comfortable accommodation in Windhoek for those who enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of smaller establishments. Well appointed bedrooms with access to deck where meals - excellently prepared - are taken, weather permitting, with an enjoyable view of the surrounding area. Also fine coffee available at all times!!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Buntingford, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2009

First trip to Namibia - twelve hours of travel, did not know what to expect, and then to be dropped at this place was like an oasis of calm. Lovely room on the second floor overlooking the valley with the jacaranda trees in full bloom - beautiful. We met the owner, who was very welcoming and helpful. Bed and breakfast only for us, but the full english was served in our room by very friendly staff and very enjoyable. We left after one day to commence a tour of this lovely country, and returned to Hilltop House ten days later - again, a great way to finish the holiday.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank David8
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Johan P, Owner at Hilltop Guesthouse, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
Hilltop Guesthouse has been renovated and is now open , it is being managed by the new owners. We welcome you to Hilltop Guesthouse.
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New York City, New York
1 review
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Reviewed 18 October 2009

The staff could not have been nicer, the location is in the suburbs. This would be ideal if you have a car. The view is wonderful and the included breakfast delicious. Just don't expect much of a scene. This is more to relax than to experience the city.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
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1 Thank Siasa
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Bournemouth, UK
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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Reviewed 28 June 2009

We had great hopes of this guesthouse after reading positive reviews. We stayed two nights as stopovers while travelling across Namibia. On both occasions we stayed in Room 2 upstairs. While the team and owners were friendly and willing, the overall sense was that the place needed a really good spring clean (it was grubby) and to get some basic maintenance done, along with clean or new soft furnishings such as curtains and towels. The breakfast was plentiful but not imaginative and of a lesser standard than their competition in the same price range. The location, however, is ideal and the parking wasn't a problem. With some TLC and better attention to detail, this could be a really good place to stay but as it is currently, it will surely slip through the Windhoek rankings on Tripadvisor.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank Julieanna
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Oslo
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2008

The place was a stopover, and not the destination in itself. However, the place has a charm of it's own. It is situated in a quiet and safe neighborhood. It has a beautiful garden with swimming pool (we went there in August/September, so it was too cold to swim). The stuff and management ware extremely helpful, even allowing us to use their private PC to try to check in on the flight back to Europe since it was too late in the night to do in an internet cafe. The breakfast is really good (we tried continental and English), and it is served in you room. It takes a short taxi drive to both Joe's beerhouse and Post street mall, and it costs 40-50 NS one way. The rooms are spacious and clean. The bathrooms were beautiful, the only thing I did not like was that the shower head was placed really high, so the water was hitting me quite painfully, and it was not possible to take it down and hold it in my hand to wash all the difficult places.
The map we got was a bit wrong, as it is not possible to cross from Robert Mugabe Av, to Lessing street. However, since we have plotted the hotel on our GPS, we didn't have problems finding it.
There still was building going on next door, but there was not so much noice anymore, as all heavy machines were gone!

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  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hilltop Guesthouse
Address: 12 Lessing St., Windhoek, Namibia
Region: Namibia > Khomas Region > Windhoek
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 97 B&Bs / Inns in Windhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hilltop Guesthouse 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hilltop Guesthouse situated on the Klein Windhoek hills offer personalised service in a relaxed atmosphere. ... more   less 
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