The hotel is part of Swakopmund's history, a tale told from first glance of the iconic building. As an older hotel, even the furnishings, for some, may seem dated, but somehow it fits and that's part of its charm. It's a classic and that's the way it has always been.
With 90 rooms over two floors, most of the rooms look out onto the courtyard with manicured lawns, kept gardens and easily the largest swimming pool (at any hotel) in Swakopmund. The rooms have a modern veneer over a Victorian theme and each has an en suite bathroom, air conditioning, satellite TV, hair dryer, telephone and tea/coffee stations.
The Platform One Restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner and on Sundays a buffet, that the locals proclaim is the best in town. It has everything you could ask for of a hotel and staying here is something special for knowing its history, plus you are well situated to explore (by foot if you wish) the main streets of Swakopmund as well as the beach.
Restaurants and bars; nature excursions on land and sea; bird watching; ocean and desert adventures; swimming; sports; fishing; diving; historical and cultural tours; museums; galleries; local arts and crafts
There are several menus - including a barbecue, a German themed pub menu and a grill menu - and two restaurants to choose from. Keeping you and the kids happy is a bar and casino, shops, a gym and a reflexologist, a babysitting service and a children's play area.
Despite the plethora of activities available, you might want to venture out into the greater Swakopmund and Walvis Bay region. Here the activities are endless and we can make recommendations and bookings on your behalf.