Hotel Pension Rapmund offers a value-for-money Bed & Breakfast establishment situated in the Namibian coastal town of Swakopmund. It is only a few minutes walk from the beach and the town centre, with a wide variety of shops and restaurants placed just around the corner. The area around the hotel is safe enough to walk around at night.
The very strong German influence can be still be seen in the architecture of the town today and the buildings have been excellently maintained and preserved. The Rapmund family were the original owners of the Hotel Pension since 1969, but it changed hands in 2008. The new owners continue to run the pension as a family business.
The reception, breakfast room and TV lounge, are situated in the main building. Wine, beer and soft drinks can be purchased here. Other facilities include a laundry service, a safe to lock up your valuables and 24hr security. Keep in touch with family and friends courtesy of complementary Wi-Fi.
Breakfast is a traditionally hearty German affair, including eggs, cereals, cheeses, jams, tea/coffee, homemade bread and a selection of polonies and meats. Guests can enjoy a wonderful sea view from the breakfast room.
As this is a bed and breakfast establishment, the Rapmund recommends The Brauhaus, a typical German style restaurant and bar to it's guests, for it's meat, seafood and steak menu's. It also serves a wide selection of beers, wines and spirits.
Hotel Pension Rapmund has double rooms, luxury rooms and family units.
Double Rooms: Standard accommodation with en-suite facilities of a bathroom and shower and heaters. Some of the rooms are on the first floor have a balcony with ocean views. Other rooms have sea-views with twin beds and en-suite bathroom with a bath. Facilities include communal tea/coffee station and a fridge.
Single Rooms: There are 3 Single Rooms with similar facilities to the Double Rooms.
Family Rooms: 2 Family Rooms have 2 bedrooms with twin beds and separate bathroom/shower and similar facilities to the Double Rooms. The kitchenette has no cooking facilities. Sleeps 2 adults and 2/3 children.
Luxury Flat: A luxury family unit with direct sea-views. It has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, a large lounge with another bed and sleeper couch, tea/coffee station and a microwave.
The Gallery Room: A luxuriously decorated room on the ground floor with en-suite bathroom and shower, private patio with sea-view, tea/coffee station and a fridge.
The Swakopmund museum, library, heated indoor swimming pool and aquarium, are in easy walking distance from the hotel. Swakopmund car hire can also be arranged.
Ballooning in Swakopmund: A hot air balloon ride over the Namib Desert.
Bird Watching Day Trips: Full & half day trips from Swakopmund to various birding hotspots in the Namib Desert.
Cape Cross Tour: A half day tour (with morning and afternoon departures) to the seal colony at Cape Cross.
Cape Cross & Messum Crater Tour: Visits the seal colony at Cape Cross and the Messum Crater which is best known for it's desert adapted plants such as the Welwitschia Mirabilis.
Fishing: Everything from sharks to pilchards.
Living Desert Tour: A half day tour into the Namib Desert.
Namib Desert Day Trip: A day trip from Swakopmund into the Namib Desert.
Namib Desert Night Walks: Explore the Namib Desert at night on foot - a great way to learn about the nocturnal creatures which inhabit this part of Namibia.
Quad-Biking: 2 hour guided trip into the dune belt near Swakopmund (50km) - you enter an area where you cannot get to by car or foot. No experience necessary.
Sandboarding: Skitter down the slip faces of a tall star dune near Swakopmund at 80km/h on a lie-down board, or enjoy the style and grace of a stand-up board. No experience necessary.
Sandwich Harbour Tour: A day trip from Swakopmund down the Skeleton Coast to Sandwich Harbour.
Skydiving: Leave the safety of the aircraft and join a tandem skydive. No experience required!
Spitzkoppe Day Tour: Full day tour to the Spitzkoppe Mountains - you will meet the Damara people and be introduced to the Bushman rock art of the area.
Swakopmund Sightseeing: This tour is an exploration into the past, present & future of the town of Swakopmund.
Catamaran Cruise: View the lagoon from the comfort of a catamaran.
Dolphin Cruise: A dolphin cruise around the Walvis Bay Lagoon.
Historian Quad-Bike Edu-Desert Tour: Quad-biking in the coastal dunes with a difference. These tours concentrate on the fauna, flora & people who inhabit the dune belt, excellent guiding and stunning scenery make this an experience not to be missed.
Kayaking & Sandwich Harbour Combo: An eventful day trip combining kayaking on the lagoon with a 4x4 trip through the Namib Desert dunes ending in Sandwich Harbour.
Marine & Dune Day Trip: A morning of cruising on the Walvis Bay lagoon is followed by the spectacular and thrilling drive to the natural harbour & splendid birdlife of Sandwich Harbour.
Sea Kayaking: Kayaking on the Walvis Bay Lagoon.
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These are honest reviews, both good and bad, from our travellers who visited this property.
Good location. we could walk to shopping and restaurants. maybe the best breakfast spread of the trip.
perfect Location, nice People,helpful clean, parking lot with guard, nothing more you could want in swapokmund
tired and dated. wood paneling and old green carpet. very small bath and single beds. only if you are on a budget.
Good value for money and well located. We joined Tommy on one of his Desert Tours which I can recommend to everybody.
Uitstekende akkomodasie en hoogstaande diens. (translation from Afrikaans: Excellent accommodation and superb service)
Pension Rapmund was great. Lovely rooms and kitchenette. Breakfast was a treat. Also nice and central. Friendly cargaurds too.
A middle low range choice, worth from the price, good location. The best choice is room 15 on the first floor with a sea view and a large room.
09 oct 2011 Welcoming staff. Lovely family room with kitchen and 2 bedrooms with bathroom in each. Very good buffet breakfast. Central location to visit Swakopmund.
We lived in those pension twice - in 2010 & 2011 years. Very clean, good breakfasts. And it`s placed in a great site, right near with ocean. Plus we like few cats live there:-)
We asked for Anita (at the Cardboard Box Travel Shop) to book this for us as we have lived in Swakopmund some years ago and it was central. it is being refurbished at present but idealy situated
Loved this location and accommodation. The rooms were clean, breakfasts were delicious, and there was fast, free wi-fi available in our room. The location was very convenient to get to town and to the beach, and we would recommend it to anyone going to Swakopmund.
A lovely stay. Could have stayed there all the time!! Very central and their staff are very helpful. We found the Namibian people to be hugely, kind and generous when it came to helping us out when our cell phone was searching and couldn't get a signal. To them all a huge thankyou
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