A boutique hotel has to look stylish, distinctive, yet still retain warmth and intimacy. The Hotel zum Kaiser (formerly the Swakopmund Boutique Hotel) is a distinctive, stylish hotel imbued with both warmth and intimacy
A convenient location is key to any city business and the Hotel zum Kaiser's central position offers it visitors straightforward access to the Swakopmunds amenities including: quaint German bakeries and coffee houses, shopping malls, a decent range of popular restaurants and bars, and up-to-date medical and banking facilities. As Swakopmund is Namibia's premier seaside resort, a wide range of holiday and adventure activities happen right here on your doorstep.
The Hotel zum Kaiser offers 'classic style food' complemented with an extensive vintage wine range from some of South Africa's most famous vineyards. Their staff pride themselves on their excellent service and attention to detail. Alternatively, The Garden Roof Terrace is the only place in town to relax and enjoy a sundowner, as the Namibian sun sets over the Atlantic Ocean. The hotel is the place many diners head for a superb buffet Sunday roast. They promise to 'spoil you with a selection of mouth-watering dishes'.
The Zum Kaiser Restaurant doesn't just boast of fine wining and dining. A number of local artists display over 100 pieces of imaginative and original contemporary art pieces here, ranging from landscapes to stills, and oils to watercolours. Nadine Downing, Conni Downing, Michelle //Inixas, Mitzi Maritz and Heid Louw all proudly have their work on show. The roof top bar on the 5th floor is great for a sundowner drink just before dinner with views over Swakopmund and the Atlantic ocean.
The Hotel Zum Kaiser also has excellent conference facilities, which can accommodate between 50-70 people. The Desert Wellness Sanctuary, is conveniently located in the hotel, and is ideal for the traveller in need of some relaxation after the stress of being on holiday!
Each room/suite is very comfortable and equipped with high-tech amenities to satisfy the business traveller and tourist alike. Please note that all of the rooms are non-smoking zones. Swakopmund car hire can also be arranged.
Rooms: En-suite bathrooms with a bath and a shower, air conditioning, a phone, safe, honesty bar, tea/coffee facilities are standard. All of the rooms have balconies with either ocean views or overlooking the street. Either way head up to the terrace for a better sea view. Some of the rooms have TV's.
Family Rooms: 6 of the Double Rooms have inter-leading doors, creating 3 Family Rooms with similar facilities.
Suite: The Suite is an open-plan double room with en-suite bathroom with bath/shower and the added attraction of a fire-place. The facilities are similar to the Double Rooms.
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.
Very good. Just what was needed and `The Tug`restaurant across the way was good too. We had a great time here.
The hotel is quite luxurious and has nice views of the Atlantic Ocean. Staff are friendly and helpful and there is off-street parking. Within easy walking distance to several nice restaurants, as well as the jetty.
Very glad we visited Walvis Bay and went on a Dolphin Tour. The room was very nice; the food was good but we should have gone out and tried other restaurants more. It was nice to have a fridge so that we could store some of our own food and not go to restaurants for every meal.
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