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The Elegant Farmstead

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- Stylish and comfortable
- Helpful and friendly staff
- Convenient location

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Situated in a quiet residential neighbourhood of Windhoek, the Elegant Guesthouse provides a comfortable and stylish option for a night in the capital. Easily navigated from the airport, and conveniently located a short drive from the main shopping, eating, and cultural facilities of the city, it is an excellent place to rest and recharge before an international flight or a self-drive exploration of Namibia.

Set in a refurbished farmstead with modern interiors, the guest house is tastefully decorated in natural tones. Glass walls give the communal areas plenty of natural light and views of the beautiful garden, with its small but delightful pool set amidst peaceful greenery and water features. Indoors, the lounge houses a comfortable sofa along with TV, DVD player, and a small selection of books. Delicious made-to-order breakfasts are served in the elegant dining room, and complimentary tea and coffee is always available. Although no lunch or evening meals are offered, the friendly and helpful staff are happy to recommend and book restaurants nearby, along with taxi services if required. Guests are also welcome to use the dining room when ordering in, and there is an honesty bar in the kitchen. Parking behind electronic gates ensures a sense of safety.

There are 6 spacious and well-presented en-suite bedrooms situated around the courtyard, each equipped with either double or twin beds. Decorated in clean and neutral tones, each room contains basic facilities including a TV, telephone, safe, and air conditioning, with extra blankets for the cooler months. Each bathroom houses a toilet, shower, and fluffy bathrobes, and an off-site laundry service is available. Generally the rooms are all of a similar standard and style, although Room 3, with its access to a private patio, is ideal for honeymooners. All guests can enjoy 24 hour complimentary WiFi access.

Windhoek is the only international entry point to Namibia, and, as such, provides facilities to satisfy every modern convenience. The supermarkets, pharmacies, banks, petrol stations and ATMs of the city centre are only a short drive from the guest house, allowing guests to stock up with supplies before beginning a self-drive trip. There are also some worthwhile cultural activities available in the city, including the National and Independence Museums on Robert Mugabe Avenue, which provide fascinating insights into the indigenous and colonial histories of Namibia. Guests can also enjoy the unique curio shopping opportunities afforded by the Namibia Crafts Centre and Post Street Mall, and the guest house is just a five-minute walk away from the famous Joe's Beerhouse, a quirky and highly enjoyable dining experience.

Although there are no dedicated family rooms, cots are available on request, and there are no age restrictions for children. Note that parental supervision is recommended at all times, particularly as the pool is unfenced.

The Elegant Guesthouse provides guests with excellent personalised service and a good level of creature comforts and convenience in a great location near central Windhoek.

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    Drivers and transfers were all good - on time and very good service on each trip.

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    MissingHardeep S reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 15 April 2024

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  • Thank you, we had an absolute wonderful time, and everything was well-planned and as described. Carla was crying on the day of our departure from Ants Nest, she didn’t want to go home and for it all to end, and when I asked how much longer she would want to stay, she responded “four weeks”

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