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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 17 March 2016

We were welcomed by friendly, helpful and professional staff, check-in is at 2:00pm in the afternoon but we arrived at 7:00am exhausted from a bus trip Cape Town to Windhoek. A sweetest gentleman from behind the counter (reception) was so helpful he checked us in so we could get some sleep we really appreciated that. The hotel is nice and...

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Patricia P, Manager at AVANI Windhoek Hotel & Casino, responded to this review

Dear Mosh2123, Thank you for taking so much time to review our hotel. Your feedback is so vital to us and assists us with improving our product offering and service levels. Thank you for your specific positive feedback on Cheneviev we will be sure to share your comments with her. We look forward to you staying with us again in...

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 3 March 2016

I stayed at the Avani hotel on recommendation from colleagues, having previously stayed at the Safari Inn, which was a disappointing experience. The hotel is perfect for business travelers, as it is in the heart of the city and close to businesses and shopping centres. The rooms have everything a business traveler needs, with excellent wi-fi. What was mst impressive...

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Patricia P, Manager at AVANI Windhoek Hotel & Casino, responded to this review

Dear IIIse N, Thank you for posting your comment on Tripadvisor. We were very happy to read your review, and are glad that we could contribute to making your trip to AVANI Windhoek Hotel & Casino a great experience. It is very pleasing to read that you enjoyed our product and service Your feedback has been shared across the whole...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 21 February 2016

I stayed for a week at the AVANI for the first time a few months ago while on business. It was a very enjoyable experience with great service and friendly staff. It did not take me long to become a recognised face in any of the facilities and the restaurant staff went out of their way to cater for my...

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Patricia P, Manager at AVANI Windhoek Hotel & Casino, responded to this review

Good Day, Thank you for your review - we are happy that your stay with us was enjoyable. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future Kind regards

Johannesburg
Reviewed 10 February 2016

a very good and professional accomodation for corporate travellers. i was only there for 2 nights and i found the location convenient and central and good access into the mall downstairs. the casino created nice entertainment as well

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Patricia P, Manager at AVANI Windhoek Hotel & Casino, responded to this review

Dear tarirok2016 Thank you for taking time to review our hotel - we value your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, and look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Kind regards Patricia Pickering AVANI Windhoek Hotel & Casino Marketing Manager

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 February 2016

Was here last about 8/9 months ago while still under previous management. Check-in and out were conducted with the usual efficiency. Old faces & welcome backs from regular staff was also encouraging. Some issues: My room's cistern was continually running, the hot water basin tap also dripped continually. Shower frame beading was loose. Not really 4 star maintenance.... For breakfast...

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Patricia P, Manager at AVANI Windhoek Hotel & Casino, responded to this review

Dear Muzungu007, Thank you very much for your constructive feedback. We note your feedback on the breakfast buffet and will most certainly look into improving the offering. We hope that you will come to stay with us again in the future. Kind regards Patricia Pickering Marketing Manager AVANI Windhoek Hotel & Casino

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 February 2016

The Avani is well located within a shopping centre and a couple of upmarket shops are close by. It is also within walking distance of the banking business district. The room was large, clean and spacious, with a very nice bathroom. The breakfast buffet was good. This hotel has what it takes to be very nice, but a lot of...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 31 January 2016

It was second time at this hotel. Location of the hotel is too good about 2-3 Km from city center but has many tourist attractions at walking distance. The hotel building itself has a shopping mall and checker's supermarket. Only problem is that it closes at 5.30 pm. You will also get too many currency conversion counter withing the building....

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Patricia P, Manager at AVANI Windhoek Hotel & Casino, responded to this review

Dear Vishalnc, Thank you for posting your comment on TripAdvisor. We were very happy to read your review, and are glad that we could contribute to making your trip to AVANI Windhoek Hotel & Casino a great experience. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future Sincerely, Patricia Pickering Marketing Manager AVANI Windhoek Hotel & Casino

Devon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 January 2016

We were placed here when bad weather disrupted our travel plans. A lovely and luxurious hotel. Great food, excellent room, quiet on the 9th floor just right for an unexpected stopover. Thank you Air Namibia.

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Patricia P, Manager at AVANI Windhoek Hotel & Casino, responded to this review

Dear Paul.M Thank you for posting your comment on Tripadvisor. We were very happy to read your review, and are glad that we could contribute to making your unexpected trip to our hotel a good experience. We hope that your next visit to us will be planned, and look forward to hosting you. Kind regards Patricia Pickering AVANI Windhoek Hotel...

Athens, Greece
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Big and clean rooms, friendly staff, good breakfast and very good value for money. Some hiccups existed like ordering a breakfast box the previous day only to find out that it was not prepared and had to be prepared when asked for it and that the wifi speed was not very good. The location is very central and there are...

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Patricia P, Manager at AVANI Windhoek Hotel & Casino, responded to this review

Good Day, Thank you for taking time to review our hotel - your feedback is very important to us in order for us to continuously improve our product. We will seriously look into the areas of concern. Kind regards Patricia Pickering

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

This location has a large open air feel. The casino is modern and updated. The staff if helpful and Friendly. There are lots of machines to try your luck on and the floor has various tables to keep you spending. Make friends with the waitress and tip her well for free drinks, food, smokes etc.

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Patricia P, Manager at AVANI Windhoek Hotel & Casino, responded to this review

Dear Jeffhail, Thank you for posting your comment on Tripadvisor. We were very happy to read your review, and are glad that we could contribute to making your trip to the AVANI Windhoek Hotel & Casino a great experience. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Regards Patricia Pickering Marketing Manager AVANI Windhoek Hotel & Casino

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Centrally located in the hub of the city center. The newly re-branded AVANI Windhoek Hotel & Casino offers you a place to pursue both business and pleasure. All rooms are decorated to blend into their earthy surroundings and there's only one aspiration: to give you an unparalleled hospitality experience. So wherever you're coming from and wherever you're going, let the AVANI Windhoek Hotel & Casino in Windhoek be your first port of call. ... more   less 

Additional Information about AVANI Windhoek Hotel & Casino

Address: 129 Independent Ave, Windhoek 9000, Namibia (Formerly Kalahari Sands Hotel & Casino)
Region: Namibia > Khomas Region > Windhoek
Price Range: €105 - €301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — AVANI Windhoek Hotel & Casino 4*
Number of rooms: 173
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Also Known As:
Kalahari Sands Hotel Windhoek
Kalahari Sands Hotel And Casino
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Windhoek
#2 Luxury Hotel in Windhoek
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“rooms on top floor have a great view”
marcellg2017, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Enjoyed the Namibian sunrise and sunsets - get a room with an East or West view.”
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“Higher up in the hotel: better view - east (or North) facing rooms have the best views of city architecture.”
GustavGous, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I had best views of Windhoek, Hilton Hotel and the Namibian Supreme Court.from 14th floor rooms facing East & S. East”
elizabethlS146TE, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Great place for Business..”
augustusg2017, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
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