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“Good Stop Over in Windhoek”

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Tamboti Guest House
Ranked #23 of 95 Windhoek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg, South Africa
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126 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Good Stop Over in Windhoek”
Reviewed 26 September 2013

Last minute booking as my booking was missing at one of the major hotels in town due to a UN conference. Was assisted very fast and efficiently by the owners. Room was spacious enough for me ( travelling alone ). Bathroom was well appointed. TV had very selected options and was not tuned in properly ( could not do it myself ). Swimming pool was great! Wished I could stay longer to laze a day at the pool. Very well organised with shuttles, what to do, tours ect. Will be back as they are also reasonably priced.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Munich, Germany
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209 reviews
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

I spent one night at Tamboti Guest House before heading north to Etosha park.

The location is good if you have a car. If you do not have a car you will have to take a taxi to go downtown (particularly after dark).

Our room was overlooking the swimming pool. It had a double bed, a table with chairs, a TV, a wardrobe, 2 bedside tables and a very big bathroom with a larger than usual shower.
The room is quite basic in terms that there is only the minimum you need, but ehi, this is a guest house, not a 5 star hotel!!!!
The only suggestion I have would be to add a kettle in the rooms, but I understand there is a coffee machine somewhere in the main building where you can get coffee / tea for a small fee (but we arrive late in the evening and I was too tired to go and look for it!!!!)

Our room had a large terrace (which we share with your neighbours) and was very quiet.

The garden of the guest house is very nice, with some wooden sculptures of animal (rhinos, etc).
There are also some "real animals": a couple of friendly dogs and some cats - but do not worry, if you are not a pet lover they will just ignore you... they seem to know who to go to!

We had breakfast in the morning and I found it quite good: the bread was really nice, so was the yoghurt. No complaints at all about it!

The lady who runs the guest house, a Namibian of German origins, speaks English and German and is very friendly and helpful - she gave us instruction on how to find a supermarket and a petrol station - she even drawn a map for us.

By the way, you can park the car in the parking space of the guest house (which is private and very secure) - and it is included in the room fee.

I would surely stay at this guest house again and I would recommend it to other travellers looking for a clean, friendly and affordable place to spend one night (or more) when in Windhoek.

But if you are looking for 5 star facilities, then go to the Hilton.

Room Tip: If you are travelling with kids ask for a family room (I saw the room of our neighbours, it was much...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

I just came back from a trip to Namibia and stayed two weeks at Tamboti Guest House. It is a charming little place, with a sun-terrace overlooking the city and nearby mountains, a pool and small garden. The rooms are basic but very clean and the beds comfortable. They serve a good healthy continental breakfast and the owners are helpful and friendly. Tamboti is located about 15 minutes walk from the town-center in a quiet street and only a few minutes from a supermarket and small restaurants. From the view of price/quality, Tamboti guest house can be highly recommended.

Room Tip: The room under the office can be sometimes a bit noisy. I stayed in room Nr. 4 which was very nice.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Moulsford
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87 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2013

This is not the worst place you will stay or the best place but if you are looking for somewhere for a comfortable night upon arrival in Windhoek then this is the place. Breakfast is great and the bed was very comfortable. Shower was warm.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Wehr
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75 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2013

After reading comments from other "Trip Advisors" I was looking forward to visitings this B&B. My first disappointment was the room. Although clean and tidy it had a bit of a rundown look. Cracks in the wall and plaster peeling off. Breakfast was the worst that I had in my 22 day stay. The Rolls were stodgy (more like English/Dutch rolls), no eggs or bacon, not even a boiled egg on offer ! No Müsli. The coffee was pretty long in coming - just one pot for the whole of the breakfast room. I had the feeling they were trying to limit the number of cups !!!
I thought that I could have a lounge by the pool on arrival, but the sun lounges looked as if they hadn´t been washed in weeks. My bed was not too comfortable (no headboard) The bathroom only had one bath towel and no hand towel (all other lodges had both). For my two night stay the towel wasn´t replaced, again this was the only place where this happened. The only good thing I can say is that the B&B is not far from the town centre !

Room Tip: Don´t go in room 3
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Roodepoort, South Africa
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260 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2013

I have been staying at Tamboti for many years and always enjoy staying with them. The rooms are very clean and staff and owner are always helpful. The guesthouse are near town and close to everything. They serve a nice continental breakfast in the morning. Also have a bar and 2 pools to cool off.

Room Tip: All rooms are good.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights and it was very good. Easy to find, ample safe parking, quick check in.
The rooms are basic but comfortable and CLEAN. Your room gets cleaned every day, as in eat off the floor spotlessly clean. There's an aircon and tv in the room but unfortunately no coffee or tea facilities. You can get this and other drinks from the upstairs honesty bar though.
Breakfast is continental with fresh coffee, tea, juice, cereals, fruit, cheeses, cold cuts and YUMMY delicious fresh rolls. We really loved the rolls!
The overall value and service here is outstanding. The staff even helped us load our car on the morning of our departure. Keep up the good work! We will definately be back.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Property: Tamboti Guest House
Address: 9 Kerby St. | P O Box 40377, Windhoek, Namibia
Region: Namibia > Khomas Region > Windhoek
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Ranked #23 of 95 B&Bs / Inns in Windhoek
Number of rooms: 8

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