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“Fantastic View - on top of the world” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Thule
Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in Windhoek
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Jaipur
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50 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fantastic View - on top of the world”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

Restaurent is located where u get a superb view of the city , particularly at night ! Food is average . Ambiance is good ., though expensive . Not many ppeople are aware of this hotel .navigator also mentions the name of street , not the hotel .

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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178 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

In hindsight its definitely not the romantic hotel I envisaged for my husband and I but the rooms were very clean, if a trifle outdated - circa 1970's. I know the history of Thule as I went to school in Windhoek..... It was also incredibly cheap accommodation we thought. We don't normally spend so little on hotel accommodation! I would categorise it under a business hotel though..... Unfortunately for us we didn't eat in their restaurant that evening and enjoy the wonderful views but stupidly chose to eat at the Stellenbosch Wine bar and bistro, which was a lesson in patience. (The restaurant is reviewed separately). Thule is amazing for efficiency - it was the shortest check-in/check-out ever! We also found their staff very friendly and polite. Loved the view whilst having breakfast the next morning. Breakfast was more than adequate.

Room Tip: I'm no help because I wouldn't choose to stay there again
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Pretoria
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96 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

We had dinner with a group of seven. Even though the booking had not worked out, the very friendly staff provided an extra table directly on the window front. Food was very good, the steak grilled to perfection, the oryx wonderfully done. Good, if not exhaustive wine list. Staff as good as it gets in Windhoek. In the top five of Windhoek restos.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Whitewood, South Dakota
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36 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

As we pulled into the paring lot, one cannot help but take in the magnificent view of the city. Our room far larger than expected and the restroom.....well, I've NEVER been spoiled with a heated towel rack! The bed was comfortable and the sitting area very nice, the entire facility very clean and relaxing. I was ill when we checked in, so the sprite that was in the mini-bar was a god send! The staff very friendly while maintaining the utmost professionalism. Breakfast was wonderful and being able to sit on the 'balcony' to enjoy the view was a nice touch. Dinner on the Terrace watching the lights come on across the city while the sun was setting was absolutely awe-inspiring. A perfect end to our adventure in Africa. My only suggestion to the management would be to put an alarm clock in the room. I don't sleep well if when I wake in the night and can't see what time it is and my watch doesn't have a light on it nor did my cell phone work in Africa.

Room Tip: Only thing that would have been nicer would have been a balcony room over-looking the city, but I do...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank wyoconnie
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Camps Bay, South Africa
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62 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

We were in Windhoek for a wedding and needing two nights accommodation. The hotel is well positioned; up high, in the suburbs on the right as one enters from the airport, before one gets to the city centre. You need a car to get around.
Was disappointed on arrival because the rooms are in a 'motel' like block to the left of the main circular building which you see in the photos. Also, despite having booked a month previously and double-checked the week before, they did not have a double-bed room available for us. In fact gave us a key to a room that was still occupied. So we were directed to an upstairs room with twin beds. It overlooked the front carpark. All rooms either face this way or are at the back looking at the hill behind.
The room was exactly as per website photos: large, clean, but rather devoid of character. Lighing was poor in our room (17) and the extractor in the bathroom (windowless) did not work. The bed, my twin anyway, was comfortable and there was plenty of warm bedding. Windows opened on to carpark, which was mainly quiet. Great heater/air-conditioner; former needed at this time of year. DSTV in room so we could watch the British Lions / Wallabies match.
Only mirror was in the bathroom over the basin. The extras where mixed - you get little bottles of shampoo, body wash, conditioner, but only one small soap to cover the basin and shower (Room 17 doesn't have a bath).
Small, badly positioned cupboard in bedroom. But a chocolate next to the bed each day and a free bar fridge (couple of beers, cola's, Mars bar.)
Walls are quite thin; could easily hear our neighbours telephone conversation.
Service was generally good and staff were helpful. Was impressed with response to my falling ill and staying in bed all of the Saturday morning, way past house-keeping time. Delivered plain meal to the room (not on room service menu) and cleaned the room once we left and after their shift officially had ended.
Gates to the hotel are locked quite early in the evening and we were locked out upon our return on the Saturday night at 23h30. Guard was asleep; we had to phone the hotel to get someone to let us back in.
Overall felt price was too high for what we got and would probably look elsewhere if returning to Windhoek.

Room Tip: Saw Room 3 as we walked past - looked bigger, better appointed, more character.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Luanda, Angola
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24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Spent 4 days with my family, and it was a good one. Rooms are definitely spacious and well maintained. Wi-fi worked wonderfuly... no complaints at all.The staff was very friendly and helped us in all our requests, even when I needed to watch my Formula 1 race, they promptly agreed to change the central channel to allow me to watch it.We only had breakfast there and it was very good. By the way, the architecture of the reataurant area is outstanding, and the view blends well with your meal, specially if you are looking for a bit of romance or even a family time.The place is a well defined secure and beautiful location, with a nice view of the city. With 2 children, it would have been nice to have a family room which allows them their own room while we have ours, specially after coming from a previous hotel where we had this space. Also, it would be nice if they can upgrade the TV sets in the rooms, as they look a bit too ols fashion...Nevertheless, it was indeed a good stay, and I would recommend it if you want a nice place to relax!

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Level Contributor
60 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

Great location, beautiful views of Windhoek, large rooms, wifi really works in the rooms. Dining - the restaurant has a great view as well breakfast was good, dinner was just normal, seems like they have a new manager who is really trying to improve their standards.

Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Hotel Thule
Address: 1 Gorges Street, Windhoek, Namibia
Location: Namibia > Khomas Region > Windhoek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in Windhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Thule 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Thule was originally a one-time luxury home built by the late Edmund Lafrenz in 1960 as a sumptuous home for himself and his late wife, Liselotte. It was purchased by Windhoek businessman and entrepreneur, Wolfgang Egerer just before the turn of the century, who then reconstructed it into the beautiful up-market 25 bedroom hotel it is today. The outstanding panoramic views over Windhoek are a unique and unparalleled feature of this pearl of Namibia. Hotel Thule offers first class accommodation, quality service, tranquillity and style to ensure customer satisfaction. ... more   less 
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