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Villa Vista

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Highlights

- Family-run with great service
- Comfortable clean rooms
- Excellent location near central Windhoek

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Overview

Villa Vista is a stylish and modern family-run guest house situated in a quiet Windhoek neighbourhood, with the Central Business District and main town facilities just a short kilometre’s drive or walk away.

The main areas comprise a reception, lounge, and dining space with an attractive, contemporary feel. Villa Vista’s name derives from the lovely covered roof-terrace which boasts great views across the city and out towards the Khomas Hochland mountains. These views are best enjoyed at sunset with a drink from the honesty bar, or as an al fresco setting for a continental or home-cooked breakfast. There’s a lovely central courtyard with a pool, although note that it’s unheated and might be a little chilly for winter use. The Villa houses its own Cross Fit gym, offering activities such as aerobics, weight lifting, and gymnastics, at additional cost. A sauna is available free of charge to all guests, along with secure covered parking for peace of mind.

Thirteen double bedrooms surround the pool over two stories. Rooms on the ground floor have direct access to the pool via a private patio, while those above are quieter and have balconies overlooking the courtyard with superior views facing out across Windhoek. There is no lift or stair rail, so it’s best for any guest with limited mobility to request a ground floor room. All bedrooms are spacious, with ensuite bathrooms, comfortable beds, air conditioning and a good range of facilities.

Windhoek is home to the main international airport in Namibia, so it’s primarily visited as a short stop-over at the beginning or end of a self-drive trip. The Villa's attentive staff and great location close to the town’s amenities ensure a good night's rest if guests are simply passing through. If staying longer, guests can easily explore the capital from this tranquil and well located base. Cultural options include a visit to the National and Independence Museums on Robert Mugabe Avenue, and unique curio shopping at the Namibia Crafts Centre and Post Street Mall. Staff are happy to recommend and book restaurants and taxi services, and the famous Joe's Beerhouse, with its quirky and enjoyable dining experience, is only a 15-minute walk away.

While Villa Vista welcomes children of all ages, there are no cots, high chairs, or babysitting facilities. However, families travelling with slightly older children will be comfortable in the large two bed and two bath family rooms. Parental supervision is essential at all times, as the pool is unfenced and some of the higher walkways in the hotel do not have railings.

Although the ultra-modern and minimalist décor make for a somewhat corporate feel, the warm and friendly service and excellent value for money make Villa Vista an excellent option for any traveller seeking comfort and style in a convenient location.

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 500 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.

    It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.

    Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!

    My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.

    MissingWilliam M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

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