This hotel, hidden away in a residential estate on the East side of Windhoek, is a real oasis in the sandy and busy capital. The very quite facility is two houses that have recently been joined together and offers wonderful areas of relaxation, inside and out, a clean and decently-sized swimming pool, a tennis court, a jacuzzi and a very pleasant garden. The rooms are very comfortable, the Wifi works very well, the breakfast is good. Off-street parking is available and the facility is well protected. The employees are very professional, friendly and competent.
This hotel is well worth the price and an ideal place to stay at the beginning and/or end of a trip to Windhoek. At the same, it should not just be considered as a one-nighter hotel, being a great base for one day trips to the surrounding area. The price-performance of this hotel is unbeatable.
Going towards the airport, Grever Street meets with Sam Nujoma Drive. Turn right, towards Windhoek and on the right hand side there are two very good restaurants: Andy’s (v.good Pizzas and German food) and O Pertuga (fantastic fish dishes). Both are good value for the quality of food one receives.
A tip for those that have never driven in Namibia before:
When travelling around, you may travel 50% of the distance on asphalt roads and 50% on gravel tracks, but from a time point of view you spend 80% of your time on the gravel roads. As a tourist you do need a raised, 4 wheel car to get around, ideally with an automatic gearbox and cruise control. These vehicles are more expensive than cars, but it is worth the difference because some places can simply not be reached using normal cars.
Fuel really should be bought when you see it. Letting the tank go under 50% full is not really a good idea, especially when you are not sure of the opening times and days of filling stations which may be 250 km away.
The Namibian roads are empty when you get out of town, especially the gravel roads. On several occasions we drove for over 3 hours and saw only 5 other vehicles. Also be aware that there are long stretches of repetitive landscape and passengers may need other distractions in order to keep them amused.
At some stage of your journey you may well be travelling between Swakopmund and Windhoek. This road is in good asphalted condition and well used. On the journey we took we saw 6 mobile radar traps so beware! Speeding tickets are expensive in Namibia!
- 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