The Strand Hotel in Namibia’s most popular seaside resort of Swakopmund is the perfect spot to unwind for a few days. The cooler temperatures of this popular coastal town are a welcome contrast to the arduous but rewarding safaris into Etosha National Park, the solitude and spectacular scenery of the Namib Desert or the barren landscapes and rock art associated with Twyfelfontein.
The contemporary style and appearance of the Strand Hotel is a gentle reminder of its German heritage that is characteristic of most buildings in Swakopmund. Inside the hotel is bright and airy with contemporary decoration and superb views of the crashing Atlantic Ocean waves. Mole beach, the jetty, the public gardena, Swkopmund Museum, are nearby and the town centre is a mere 300m away.
Rooms at The Strand Hotel
There are a total of 125 rooms most with beach and/or sea views, the remainder garden or park views.
Standard Rooms are equipped with an en-suite bathroom with shower, single vanity and a separate toilet. Air-conditioning, tea/coffee station, mini-bar, hair-dryer, satellite TV with hotel DSTV package, free Wi-fi access and a telephone are standard. Floor to ceiling panoramic and sliding doors/windows afford ocean/beach or garden/park views. Sleep on either a king-sized or 2 twin beds. Standard Rooms are designed for 2 adult and 1 child in a cot. Two of the Standard Rooms can are furnished for 2 adults and 2 children.
Two Standard Enabled Rooms come complete with all the facilities and furnishings of the Standard Rooms but in addition, they have a 2nd bathroom fully-equipped with bathroom and shower and full wheelchair access. Both of these rooms have sea-views.
Luxury Rooms are located in the most desirable of the hotel’s locations and all have floor to ceiling panoramic and sliding doors/windows that step out onto romantic ‘Romeo and Juliet’ balconies. Beach/sea views are guaranteed. The en-suite bathrooms have showers and double ‘his and hers’ vanities.
There are further Junior and Luxury Suites available, all with balconies that overlook the ocean and beach. All of the suites can accommodate a family of four.
The Welwitschia Lounge leads from the reception with comfortable fireside seating and seated bar area which extend out to a sea-view relaxation room. An all day ‘a la carte’ menu with drinks, light meals, snacks and pastries can be ordered. Wine and dine in 3 other restaurants, bars and sea-facing terraces, a lobby lounge, beer garden and beach kiosk with separate pavilion in either indoor or outdoor, open or covered settings.
The Atlantic Spa is located on the 1st floor. It has indoor and outdoor locations with 2 single and 1 double Treatment Room. The Relaxation Room has ‘his and hers’ bathroom/toilet/changing room with a personal steam room. Outside is the Rooftop Garden double Treatment Gazebo, private relaxation areas and water features.
The Atlantic Gym is located on the 2nd floor and is equipped with a selection of equipment as well as a sauna room.
There is plenty to do in Swakopmund which bills itself as the ‘Adventure capital of Africa’. Quad bike trails in the desert are very popular and they cater for all levels, even first time beginners can enjoy it. (Said with experience!) Also popular are the 4×4 Desert drives and the Boat trips from nearby Walvis Bay. These enjoyable cruises go out into the busy fishing bay to see sea lions, dolphins and Pelicans. Drinks and snack food are usually provided on the excursions.
For more information about safari holidays in Namibia, or staying at The Strand Hotel in Swakopmund, contact us here or call +44 208 249 5919 to speak to our Africa holidays and honeymoon team.
Facilities at The Strand Hotel
- Air Conditioning
- A la Carte Dining
- Coffee Shop
- Curio Shop
- En suite with shower
- Disabled Rooms
- Mini Bar
- Secure Parking
- Swimming pool
- Tea and coffee making facilities