Strand Hotel Swakopmund
With its extensive, unique and creatively entertaining Restaurants, Bars, Deli, Lobby-Lounge, Sea-Facing Terraces, Beach Kiosk and state-of-the-art Conference & Banqueting Centre, all set on the Mole, a historic and iconic site surrounded by Ocean on three sides, the Strand Hotel Swakopmund is the social epicentre and a destination in itself for all visitors to and residents of Swakopmund.
Its architectural inspiration finds its roots deep in Namibian-German history and reflects this in a tasteful contemporary manner. The interiors are residential in nature, and the brief to all designers involved was to create a non-hotel, hotel – one as charming and welcoming as the town it is located in. Simply very warm and comfortable, and as they say in German: “gemütlich” providing a genuine “sense-of-place” atmosphere adding to any Namibian visit.
Arriving at the Strand is a dramatic experience as one passes through its 13 metre high and 9 metre wide Ocean View Atrium, which travels right through the Hotel offering sea views at either end. Leading from this Atrium Lobby is the Reception, consisting of three individual desks and an inviting open fireplace which rounds off the residential feel and warm welcome.
Why we like it here
Set on a coastal location, surrounded by ocean on 3 sides.
Only 2 km away from the excitement of the city centre and easy access to must-see city attractions.
Access to a private beach.
Things to be aware of
This is a large property and might not be ideal for those looking for a boutique lodge experience.