The Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre is a centrally positioned 4-star hotel with luxury suites and rooms for couples and families. Many guests comment on the friendly and helpful front line staff and an adeede bonus is due to the location you will be well-placed for a stroll around the town of Swakopmund as well
The entire centre is built in and around the old Station Building in Swakopmund and dates back to 1901. After extensive renovations, it has been restored to its former Victorian glory and has been opened as one of the towns premier hotel's since the end of 1994. The hotel boasts of it's 'combined architectural beauty with first-world comfort.'
Double Rooms are decorated and fashioned in a Victorian style, reminiscent of a civilized and graceful bygone era. An en-suite bathroom with bath, shower and toilet, air-conditioning, a TV, tea/coffee station, direct dial telephones, electronic safes, electric razor plugs, a fully-stocked mini-bar, hair-dryer and 8 channel satellite TV system are standard.
As one would expect in such a large hotel, there is an extremely wide range of amenities and services available here. There is an outdoor pool, a house doctor on call, cottage hospital, babysitting/cots, same day laundry and dry cleaning services, valet service, hair salon, secure parking, Internet and e-mail connection, Casino, curio shop, reflexologist and gym. The Entertainment Centre has a cinema, children's games room, specialty shops and a fully equipped gym.
Breakfast, lunch and light meals are served throughout the day. Dinner is served in the Platform One restaurant, and guests can choose from the 'a la carte' menu or from the specialty buffet. Alternatively, they may prefer to opt for the Station Grill restaurant, next to the Mermaid Casino. Fresh line fish, shellfish and other delicious seafood dishes, are served here.
Diners after 'something completely different,' can enquire about the hotel's 'Desert Evening.' A sumptuous feast is served in the desert, under a beautiful Namibian star-lit sky. For guests happy to eat from the comfort of their accommodation, room service can oblige at certain times. The catering department also organize 'German Pub' evenings.
The Spitzkoppe Conference Centre can accommodate any function, from a conference to a banquet. Up to 350 people can be seated in a variety of configurations. It is the ideal venue for weddings and parties, not to mention a superb choice for that unusual specialty function. There is also a dance floor, and ramps can be assembled for fashion show cat-walks.
The rooms in the centre have wall-to-wall carpeting, independent air conditioning, adjustable lighting control, background music, a pull-down cinema screen and a P.A. system. Photocopying, tele/fax and a secretarial service are also available. Other specialized equipment can be organized on request. Swakopmund car hire can also be arranged.
Nearby activities include art galleries, arts and craft shops, an aquarium and a War Memorial.
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 Very good. We loved staying here. Everything was super. Lovely rooms, smiling happy staff - good food too.
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This hotel is perfect in every way. Rooms, bathroom, beds. Everything works well too. Food at Platform One - very good. Always satisfying returning to this hotel.
Very nice but not the greatest accommodation for the 4 of us. The girls had to sleep on a pull out cot on the floor and it was small for all of us in one room. Loved the casino and the town itself.
The Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre is situated at 2 Bahnhoff Street, SwakopmundDownload Map
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