This is an absolutely stunning hotel. Gorgeous rooms, beautifully decorated with amazing attention to detail, full of cozy corners for relaxing, stylish decor, delicious and plentiful breakfast, and a lovely 'honesty' bar well-stocked with every drink you could possibly want. I stayed there 2 separate nights on a work trip - on the first night we were lucky enough to be in the luxury rooms as the rest of the hotel was booked - these were massive and amazing! On our return to Windhoek we were in the standard rooms which were smaller but with the same lovely decor and attention to detail. I highly recommend this place either for work or, even better, a romantic stay with a partner.
The reasons why I didn't give 5 stars are...
1. The reception is not always manned which is a problem if you have a question or need help with someone. There were 2 occasions when I had to wander around the hotel grounds looking for a staff member to help me. There needs to be a call button or the person on duty needs to have a pager or something so you can find someone when you need them.
2. The pool was chilly!
3. There is no evening food. We arrived quite late and didn't really want to have to go out again for a full-on dinner but it was the only option. Perhaps a small room-service menu or a link-up with a local delivery service would be good, or even a few more substantial snacks as part of the honesty bar?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Belvedere Boutique Hotel - Windhoek is a unique, up-market sanctuary for the modern day traveler. The hotel is conveniently situated in Ludwigsdorf, Klein Windhoek - Belvedere is an exclusive boutique hotel boasting a total of 18 individualized rooms – equipped for both the business traveler and tourist. Our luxurious living area offers the perfect venue for meeting with business acquaintances and our stylish cigar lounge equipped with flat screen television and music centre is the perfect place to relax with friends before a night out. In summer you can relax on our wooden deck next to a bubbling jacuzzi or cool off in the sparkling pool. Our fireplace adds to the cozy atmosphere of our Boutique Hotel and is guaranteed to warm the coldest night. Belvedere Boutique Hotel - Windhoek also hosts a small seminar facility (max 20), floodlit tennis court, artificial putting green, a spa, an honesty bar and a variety of excellent a la carte menus from top Windhoek restaurants. Upon sharing this well-kept secret with you, you now have the opportunity to experience the perfect balance between tranquility and professionalism. We aim to provide "a home away from home – only better." We further strive to match the elegance of our surroundings with personalized service and a "can-do" attitude. ... more less