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“Ok lodge. Clean but not very comfortable” 3 of 5 stars
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Arebbusch Travel Lodge
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   1 Golf Street | Olympia, Windhoek, Namibia   |  
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Ranked #29 of 78 Windhoek B&B and Inns
Athens, Greece
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“Ok lodge. Clean but not very comfortable”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

I stayed there for a few nights during July. Rooms get very cold during the night and you will need the extra blanket. Single beds were not comfortable. Rooms were ok, very clean with the basic amenities. If you do not have a plug adaptor you will find it very difficult to borrow one from the reception. Internet WiFi slow and you get reception only in rooms close to the reception. Restaurant ok. Breakfast good. Pool and restaurant area are very nice with local traditional architecture. If you are a business traveler stay elsewhere, I will.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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RobertNienaber, Manager at Arebbusch Travel Lodge, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Dear Yannis A,

Thank you for your review of Arebbusch Travel Lodge. Your compliments are greatly appreciated but in terms of the compliant, I would like to put forward the following:

1. July is indeed the middle of winter in Namibia - and hence our rooms will be cold - but I do believe that all rooms in Windhoek will be cold at that time of the year. As you correctly state though - there are extra blankets in the room - and all of the rooms are fitted with air-conditioners which can cool down the rooms in summer and heat them in winter.

2. With regards to the beds not being comfortable. Please send me an email to robert@arebbusch.com - I would dearly like to investigate this further. All of our rooms are fitted with high quality mattresses that come from a reputable mattress manufacturer - and if there is an issue with their comfort we need to look into it ASAP.

3. With regards to the plug and the Wi-Fi - I can confirm that we have just installed a high speed internet link for our clients. In addition, the wi-fi has been set up to cover the entire lodge. There are also always supposed to be adaptor plugs for our clients at the reception. If at any stage their is either an issue with internet speeds, connectivity or plugs not being at the reception, please report it to management - we will resolve it for you.

We hope that this puts you to ease re the above issues and we hope that we will be able to welcome you back to Arebbusch in the near future.

Kind regards,
Robert Nienaber
Marketing Manager.
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We stayed one night because our safari with Nomad Tours started here. It's a huge place a long way from the center of Windhoek. The rooms were great and had good heating. There's nothing to complain about and the restaurant is good. I suppose it's a convenient and safe place to stay if you have a car.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

I was on a business trip and stayed over at the Lodge for the outbound and inbound trip in Namibia. Every time we left about 5 am in the morning. We request the previous evening our breakfast and much to our surprise a "picnic hamper" was provided. It is enough food for at least 2 people and well prepared. It is clear the Lodge accommodate travellers and look after their needs. The downside is the unreliable internet service especially the Sunday afternoon and evening. Maybe the broadband needs to be upgraded to satisfied the growing need for good internet connections.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I´ve stayed at this hotel for 2 nights and I enjoyed very much. Great and friendly staff, big and confortable rooms, amazing restaurant that provides very quality food, a great and scenery swimming pool (very cold water :) ).

The hotel is not suitable for backpackers, the price is around US$90,00 per night. It is a little far from the city centre, but a cab is around US$ 6,00. To the international airport is around 40km.

www.relatosdicasviagens.com.br - Sérgio Vaz

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Swakopmund, Namibia
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Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

we booked for one night on the way south in arebbush travel lodge , booking was done professional and so was the check in . arebbush square , very nice clean and spacious rooms , very good value for money ..our dinner was reasonable alright but service was lacking and need improvement during dinner and breakfast .
we will be back !!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

I spent several months staying at the Arebusch in 2013 while on assignment in Namibia.
Good:
- The staff are friendly and always try to help.
- Executive rooms are excellent, full DSTV, clean with very comfortable beds.
- Security is good.
- Breakfasts are excellent and great value.
- Laundry service is excellent and quick.
Not So Good:
- Restaurant could set records for the time it takes to get served.
- Noise from the highway and domestic airport, possibly the noisiest hotel in Africa.
- Management do not respond to customers complaints.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Pretoria, South Africa
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We camped at Arebusch for 2 nights during our Namibia tour. We camped at their Luxury Campsites which has a private bathroom, storage rooms and kitchen area. Even the area for the tent has a roof and 'grass'.
The lodge is however situated right next to the main road into Windhoek, and next to the Airport...which is great for location...but not for noise. Expect jet engines at any time night or day and a constant sound of traffic.

We had the buffet breakfast which was really good. Arebbusch is a great place, neat and pretty but not ideally suited for camping if you want peace and quite.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1 Golf Street | Olympia, Windhoek, Namibia
Location: Namibia > Khomas Region > Windhoek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 78 B&Bs / Inns in Windhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Arebbusch Travel Lodge 3*
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 
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