Sams Giardino Hotel

Sam of Sam's Giardino is a Swiss-born and Swiss-trained hotelier with over 20 years in the business. His love-at-first-sight relationship with Namibia began several years ago and since then he has bought and built the Giardino.

Our rating: 3/5 Stars
Location: Swakopmund, Namibia

Accommodation Description

The small hotel, in a quiet suburb of Swakopmund has been infused with his larger-than-life personality. The result is relaxed, comfortable and homely inn that has guests returning year after year.

Sam's has eight rooms and a family unit. Each has been given a stylish, 'retro' swish and has an en suite bathroom, direct-dial telephone, hair dryer, European two-pin power outlet, travel magazines, and a view of the lush garden.

The living space features a bistro for breakfast and mid-morning coffee, a bar and lounge with a fireplace, a rather elegant dining room and a gallery lounge. Sam has built a walk-in wine cellar and conducts daily tastings of many fine South African vintages.

Service is efficient and friendly making Sam's Giardino an excellent base for exploring Swakopmund and surrounds.


Two double rooms; six twin rooms; one family unit; en suite bathrooms; telephones; hair dryer; garden view; bistro; á la carte restaurant; bar; lounge; library; wine cellar with daily tastings; secure parking


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

Organising your activities and deciding on what to do can be quite overwhelming - especially with so many options - so let us do it for you.

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