I’ve always loved Namibia – something about it is just unique and different to the rest of the sub-Saharan African countries, and with amazing things to see and do, such as the Skeleton Coast, it makes it a must see for most people when it comes to travelling in Africa. With the option to go out into the desert on day or overnight trips, Windhoek is a great place to base yourself on any trip to Namibia.
My most recent trip included a brief stay at the Auas City Hotel in Windhoek. It’s a great little spot, right in the centre of town but away from the hustle and bustle so it’s fairly quiet. It’s only a few minutes walk away from a lot of the main shops, restaurants and malls in the city with transport nearby as well. The location couldn’t have been better, and I loved every minute of my stay. Here’s a bit of a rundown on the hotel and my experience so you can get a feel for it yourself.
The rooms at the Auas City Hotel are, in a word, fantastic. The beds were comfortable and dressed with crisp, white linens and incredibly soft pillows which made sleeping a dream. There’s an option for double/queen/king or two twin beds, so if you’re travelling with someone else, you have a variety of options. There’s coffee and tea making facilities right in the room which helps you get up if you’ve had a long night of exploring the great Windhoek nightlife. Breakfast is included in the room price, which helps save a bit of money.
The bathrooms were spotless, with all the modern amenities you’d expect from a good, higher rated hotel with free toiletries and towels provided. Definitely exceeded expectations.
There’s free wifi throughout the hotel so you can stay connected while you’re on the go. The breakfast was decently sized and did the job in getting the day started on the right foot. The onsite restaurant was well stocked, had a variety of different dishes for lunch and dinner with helpful and friendly staff.
The outdoor pool is a welcome addition for getting exercise by doing a few laps or just cooling off in the heat of the day. There’s a lovely covered outside seating area where you can enjoy a bite or a drink from the onsite bar or restaurant before retiring for the night.
One of my favourite amenities of this particular hotel was the laundry service. While it’s self-serve, if you have been on the road awhile and haven’t been able to do laundry, it’s a welcome addition to an already great hotel.
Ideally located not far from the centre of Windhoek, the Auas City Hotel is walking distance to a number of great sites, activities and shopping.
Why I Recommend Staying at The Auas City Hotel
With its central location and all necessary amenities to make your stay one of the best you’ll have in Windhoek, there’s no better reason to stay at the Auas City Hotel. I loved the home away from home feel that the whole place had to it, with an upscale charm that really makes the place top notch. If you’re looking for an affordable touch of class, look no further than the Auas City Hotel. You won’t regret it.
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