Villa Violet is a bed and breakfast establishment situated in the up-market suburb of Klein Windhoek. It is located in a quiet neighbourhood, in close proximity to a decent selection of quality amenities as well as some of Windhoek's best restaurants. To add to the convenience it is within a short drive to the city center. Individual travellers, self-drive tourists and small families bookend their first and last evenings in Namibia here. Not only is it comfortable and safe, there is plenty of room to unpack your suitcase or load your 4x4.
Windhoek was established around 1840 by Jonker Afrikaner. His settlement was near a hot springs, located in the present-day Klein Windhoek. In the next century a German businessman and entrepreneur John Ludwig played a significant role in the development of the area and he is often referred to as the founder of Klein Windhoek.
Present day, upper-class Klein Windhoek packs in all the main features and services any visitor needs for a short stay. There is a variety of stores, surgeries, pharmacies, supermarkets, filling stations, banks and 24hr ATM's nearby to Villa Violet. Relax in a number of European style coffee shops, bars and restaurants, all fused with the gentle charm and charisma associated with your host country.
All of the rooms at the villa, including the lounge and breakfast room, are set around a picturesque courtyard. A continental buffet-style meal is served in the breakfast room. Complimentary coffee is available throughout the day and a plate of delicious home made biscuits are never far away. All of the inside rooms are non-smoking, but guests may light-up outside if they wish.
The small swimming pool is ideal for cooling down after a long road trip. Off-road parking behind a walled, electronic security system enhances your safety. Remote control devices to operate the electric gate are provided and a security guard is on duty during silent hours. Hosts Heidi and Ben can recommend a number of popular restaurants for dinner, including the legendary Joe's Beerhouse.
Luxury at Villa Violet continues in to the accommodation. There are 5 en-suite rooms which front onto a grassy central area. Air-conditioner/heater, flat-screen TV, an in-room safe, Wi-Fi connection are standard. Step outside onto a private patio where you can relax and unwind on comfortable tables and chairs. That small, turquoise-blue pool at the bottom of the garden awaits!
Villa Violet are close partners to a couple of organisations in the agriculture and hospitality sectors. These worthwhile coalitions assist in the training of 'less fortunate Namibian men and women'.
Guests will be greeted in Afrikaans, English, French or German.
Horse riding: Champagne Breakfast Rides, Sundowner Rides, Rides by the hour & even multiple day outings.
Katutura Township Cycling Tours: Explore the township area of Katutura on a bike tour.
Katutura Guided Self Drive Tour: Get to visit Windhoek's township from the comfort of your own vehicle - while accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide.
Sunstar Diamonds Showroom: Visit a diamond & jewelry showroom - open 7 days a week by appointment.
Windhoek City Tour: A historical & cultural half day trip that explores central Windhoek.
Windhoek Township Tour: Learn about the pre-independence apartheid history of Windhoek.
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These are honest reviews, both good and bad, from our travellers who visited this property.
Great value B&B, clean and decorated with taste. Location was convenient for easy access to the city.
Lovely guest house with personal service from owners. Excellent home made products served at breakfast.
helpful host and hostess. Wonderful breakfast with homemade jams. We could order dial a dinner with the staff.
Excellent accommodation. Good location. Good coffee which is available any time. Staff were very helpful and obliging.
Good option for the start and finish nights of our tour - easy to get to from the airport and easy to get onto the B1.
Very good start and end to our Namibia visit. The owners and staff were welcoming and gave good suggestions for dinner and shopping in Windhoek.
Ben, Heidi and staff were great. Ben booked us into Joe's for dinner and we had a magic last night in Windhoek. A highly recommended place to stay before leaving .
Shaky start as no one at home when we arrived but a neighbour came along and helpd out. Heidi was very accommodating and came in early to make breakfast so that we could get on the road by 6.45
Nice B&B, great location, easy to find coming from the airport, great neighbourhood, helpful staff/owners. We arrived very early in the morning and our room was available, so it was very appreciated after two days of travel.
This was a very enjoyable stay. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was not the greatest but the hospitality made up for that. I am glad we stayed 2 nights as it gave us time to get over the flight before we picked up the car and set off.
Beautiful guesthouse in Klein-Windhoek with a lot of charme, the veranda style rooms as well as the reading room made it outstanding. The owners are very nice and helpful. The rooms are a bit small compared to Namibian average (which is rather large by European standards)
Villa Violet is an excellent guest house. The setting is good and very convenient, the facilities are great and the service provided by the staff, but especially by Heidi, was excellent. Also, a very nice breakfast is provided. We will certainly stay here again when visiting Windhoek
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