Gay Friendly Hotels Windhoek

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Windhoek Namibia (2023 Updated)

Namibia is considered to be one of the most  friendliest destination for gay tourism in Africa along with other former colonies , tourist don’t feel the threat if they act normally and most of the hotels chains in the capital are gay friendly hotels Windhoek.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Namibia face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is not banned in Namibia, and households headed by same-sex couples are not eligible for the same legal protections available to opposite-sex couples. However, despite the lack of legal rights experienced by Namibian LGBT citizens, acceptance and tolerance of LGBT people is much higher than in most African countries.[

The climate for LGBT people in Namibia has eased in recent years. The country’s leading LGBT advocacy group is OutRight Namibia, formed in March 2010 and officially registered in November 2010. It has organised Namibia’s first pride parades and seeks to be “a voice for lesbian women, gay men, bisexuals and transgender and intersex people in Namibia”.

Windhoek is the capital of Namibia, in the country’s central highlands. South of the city, the sprawling Heroes’ Acre war memorial commemorates Namibia’s 1990 independence. On a hilltop in the city center are the 1890s Alte Feste, a former military headquarters with historical exhibits, and Independence Memorial Museum. Colonial influences are visible in nearby buildings like the sandstone Lutheran Christus Church.

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1. Hilton Windhoek 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Windhoek

Hilton Windhoek
Hilton Windhoek

Featuring a rooftop pool with panoramic Windhoek views, 5-star Windhoek Hilton has a spa offering massages overlooking the surrounding countryside. Most of the spacious rooms and suites have city views.

Stylishly decorated, each air-conditioned room includes a minibar, free weekday newspaper and work area. Some have a private garden and the suites have a separate lounge. A rainfall shower is provided in each private bathroom.

Fine dining Ekipa Restaurant has regular show cooking of Namibian specialities, while D’Vine Restaurant offers a fine selection of regional and international wines and fresh Sushi. Overlooking Windhoek are 3 bars, one beside the pool, which provide a range of drinks and snacks.

Finding an ideal luxury hotel in Windhoek does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Hilton Windhoek, a nice option for travelers like you.

Rooms at Hilton Windhoek Hotel offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with internet access.

A concierge, a rooftop terrace, and room service are some of the conveniences offered at this hotel. A rooftop pool and a rooftop bar will also help to make your stay even more special.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Windhoek, Hilton Windhoek is located a short distance from Gibeon Meteorites (0.3 mi) and St Mary’s Catholic Cathedral (0.4 mi).

While in Windhoek be sure to experience local ribs favorites at Joe’s Beerhouse or Andy’s Bar.

During your visit, be sure to check out popular attractions like Christuskirche (0.2 mi) and National Botanic Garden of Namibia (0.5 mi), which are all within walking distance of the hotel.

Hilton Windhoek puts the best of Windhoek at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

The hotel is well presented, modern and clean. My room was comfortable and had the ability to open a window (which I always prefer to AC).

This is a modern hotel and our room was spacious and clean with all the expected facilities such as safe and tea making. The bed was large and comfortable and whilst in the city centre it was quiet. See separate report on dinner at the Epika restaurant. Breakfast in the same location was very good with great porridge, chopped fruit and an egg station.

The hotel is in walking distance of a number of the things to see such as the Parliament, Christ Church and the Museum. A good place to stay for a couple of nights pre or post touring Namibia.

Nice, comfortable large modern hotel with atrium. Only stayed one night and the breakfast was excellent.The rooms are spacious and well equipped and served by good lifts. The Sky Bar is a nice touch with good views of the city and tasty food.

A truly stunning experience. The hotel is upmarket and located in the city centre. The rooms are very modern with excellent facilities.

The WiFi is great and fast. Breakfast is excellent with an amazing variety of foods to choose from.

The laundry service was very good and my clothing was laundered and delivered on the same day.

The hotel has a stunning sky lounge on the 9th floor with a pool and gym.

I would certainly recommend choosing the Hilton in Windhoek for both business and leisure.

The rooms are very comfortable with all modern amenities.The best thing here is the staff.Friendly and extremely professional. For a big hotel chain they are very attentive and admirable in the way they carry out their job.The hotel is 6 mins walk from the Namibia Craft centre where many items can be purchased at reasonable prices after little bargaining. The Ekipa restaurant in the hotel does an ala carte menu at a reasonable price.

There is also a buffet for NAD265.This is lot cheaper than other hotels in Etosha and elsewhere. The staff are lovely and Anna particularly was excellent in serving in Ekipa restaurant.I was impressed with the size of the rooms which are big. They are extremely clean and very comfortable. So relaxing being here.

Gay Friendly Hotels Windhoek
Gay Friendly Hotels Windhoek

How much does a room costs at Hilton Windhoek ?

Prices start 195 $/night for King Hilton Guest Room. The Diplomatic Suite is  255$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This spacious, air-conditioned suite features a flat-screen TV and a bathroom with a separate rainfall shower.

This room includes Executive Lounge access with complimentary breakfast and a variety of hot and cold snacks and refreshments throughout the day.

Where to book online – Hilton Windhoek – Gay Friendly Hotels Windhoek you can find the best hotels deals in Windhoek during Oktoberfest which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Windhoek on or  or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Avani Windhoek Hotel 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Windhoek

Avani Windhoek Hotel
Avani Windhoek Hotel

AVANI Windhoek Hotel & Casino is situated in the heart of Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia. It features a casino and gym. Free WiFi is available in the hotel rooms.

Each air-conditioned room features a city view. It comes equipped with a minibar, tea-and-coffee-making facilities and a flat-screen satellite TV. Most rooms include a private bathroom with a shower.

The Dunes Restaurant serves buffet meals and features a shaded terrace. The Oasis Bar and Lounge is located next to Dunes Restaurant, and the Casino Bar within the casino is a club-style bar. The Stratos Rooftop offers a bar, restaurant, conference facilities and a plunge pool.

A 20-minute walk from AVANI Windhoek Hotel & Casino will take guests to the castles of Schwerinsburg and Sanderburg. Activities available in the area include horse riding.

THE REST IS UP TO YOU, Life is all about balance. But sometimes it’s okay to just do more and rest less. At Avani Windhoek Hotel & Casino with so many great experiences on offer, the only thing you’ll have to worry about is getting enough sleep. Whether you prefer to see or be seen in Namibia’s cosmopolitan capital, enjoy on-the-go food at Avani Pantry or escaping to dunes and desert canyons, you can rest assured knowing Avani has taken care of the details that matter.
The Avani Hotel in Windhoek is a nice hotel in downtown Windhoek. It was a most comfortable stay and the staff was friendly and helpful. The buffet dinner was excellent with a wide choice of dishes. The breakfast buffet was very good as well.
The location is very central and all in walking distance. Entering your reception area, you will always find g smile and a welcome that already makes you feel good and important. The service from housekeeping, room service, front desk, you name it, are excellent.
Temperature in the room are always so nice when you are coming from a very hot, warm town, and just take a ‘lekke” shower and relax in front of tv with cold soda.

The room and amenities were very comfortable although it was showing its age. Great central location.

Safe central location within a few blocks of everything in downtown Windhoek. Would be good for both tourists and business guests. Above indoor mall so convenient shopping, banking. Room was very comfortable. Service was adequate, a little slow but friendly. Small rooftop pool with disappointing views. Would recommend to start or end a trip to Namibia, but also look at brand new Hilton just a block away.

Great hotel in the centre of Windhoek, close to shopping malls, market and cafes. Excellent breakfast and the rooftop bar has a fabulous view. The cafe/restaurant downstairs also has good food. Rooms are spacious and the gym is well equipped (2 treadmills, weights, bike and stepper).

Central in Windhoek close to shopping mall, nice ambience with live food counters you can have your favorite dish anytime.

The rooms and bathrooms quite spacious, staff very responsive to guest requests.

This hotel has just completed extensive renovations. Situated above a small shopping mall in the centre of the Windhoek shopping precinct. Rooms are large, clean and comfortable. Service and food in restaurants is good.

Rooms are comfortable and quiet. Located next to the downtown shopping mall. In the mall there is a grocery/liquor store in the basement so you can shop for snacks/drinks there. Excellent buffet dinner dining – pick what you want and they will cook it for you – good seafood/game/roasts.

If you think of buying alcohol be aware that all stores in Namibia stop selling it at 1pm Saturday and none is sold on Sunday. You can still get a drink in a restaurant or bar.

Breakfast and dinner are buffet style at the main restaurant or choose something to eat at the Pantry, the smallish space to eat in the reception area.

Rooms are spacious and comfortable with coffee making facilities and a small fridge. Free wifi is included and dependable.

I stayed on the 7th floor with a lovely view of the city. Walking distance from the Avani is the namibian craft centre and a couple of coffee shops

All in all a comfortable hotel in Windhoek.

The Avani hotel is very well located, the rooms are spacious and the beds very comfortables. The breakfast is average, they could have more choices. The staff was attentive and nice. It is a good choice to visit the capital.

Avani offers a comfortable stay in the center of Windhoek – walking distance to restaurants and the nearby craft market.

The rooms are clean and spacious with all the normal hotel amenities expected.

Breakfast is buffet and offers a good selection of food – from cold to hot breakfast, coffee, juice and more.

If you want dinner, have a look at the room service options; it’s not too pricey and offers an alternative to the buffet dinner they serve in the restaurant.

All in all a good option for central accommodation.

How much does a room costs at Avani Windhoek Hotel & Casino ?

Prices start 151 $/night for AVANI Room. The AVANI Suite  is  247$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This air-conditioned suite features a city view and a spacious lounge area. It comes equipped with a minibar, tea-and-coffee-making facilities and a flat-screen satellite TV.

The private bathroom includes a bath and shower

Where to book online – Avani Windhoek Hotel & Casino – Gay Friendly Hotels Windhoek you can find the best hotels deals in Windhoek during Oktoberfest which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Windhoek on or  or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Windhoek Namibia

Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel
Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel

Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel is set in Klein Windhoek and has an outdoor swimming pool, restaurants and a spa. Free parking is available.

The rooms at the Weinberg Boutique Hotel combine old world charm with modern amenities. All rooms feature air conditioning, a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.

The hotel has three upmarket lounge spaces. The Sky Lounge has panoramic views of the surrounding valley. Guests also have access to two upmarket restaurants and a delicatessen within the broader estate precinct.

A variety of beauty treatments and spa packages are available at Soulstice Spa. The hotel has a 24 hour front desk.

The elegant 41-bedroom boutique hotel situated on the prestigious Am Weinberg Estate. The rooms complement the historic character, while modern amenities and 5-star touches ensure the utmost comfort. Indulge yourself with a stay in one of our lavish Courtyard rooms, with doors opening onto a beautiful courtyard or on to your own private balcony where you may sit and breathe in the peaceful ambiance.

Our double volume, Oasis Lofts offer contemporary home-away-from-home comfort and are ideal for families or friends traveling together. These spacious suites feature a private en-suite bedroom, floor to ceiling windows, a separate lounge as well as a desk space.

Beautiful hotel, well maintained, a couple of nice restaurants are located within hotel premises. Underground parking available. Rooms are clean and have luxurious furniture. Bar is nice, in particular for having a sundowner drink.

The most spectacular views of the sunset from the panoramic Sky Lounge which offers breezy cocktails and a tapas menu. If you decide to head out and explore, you’ll have access to plenty of staycation essentials including easy access to the renowned Solstice Day Spa (the best spa in the country, in my opinion) and popular restaurants right at Am Weinberg’s doorstep. But food and spa aside, the hotel deserves its own fanbase. Sensual, intimate, luxury chic and dripping with opulence – this stylish hotel boasts a one-of-a-kind experience.

The ceiling shower system with the rain shower head and the feeling of water falling above was the most glorious part of my stay. GLORIOUS! When it comes to leisure staycation essentials, it doesn’t get more perfect than Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel.

We stayed twice at this hotel and were very impressed with the gorgeous surroundings and the lovely, helpful staff. The food was very nice and there are lots of options available.

If you are heading to Windhoek this is a beautiful place to stay.

Breakfast was good with more than enough options. There is a cold buffet and warm options are made to order. My omelet was very large and my friend liked her croque madame.

There is a very good internet connection.

The rooms are clean and well equipped. Only downside is that the ones on the ground floor basically have no privacy when you step outside. You step straight into a common area with people passing by (keep the curtains closed at night!).

If ever in Windhoek again, I will know where to go.

This hotel is a must even if you have just one night in Windhoek. No detail has been overlooked. The tapas menu at the Skybar was fabulous. We spent the last night of our holiday here and I must say it was a great finishing touch to a brilliant holiday.

Every detail of this hotel is stylish and lends itself to your comfort. The breakfast is fantastic and the courtyard area is lovely and peaceful. Not only are there many restaurants from which to choose on the property there is also the polished and professional Soulstice Spa. Manager Robin Donenberg certainly leads a friendly and accommodating staff and see to every detail of your stay.

This is an incredible facility, which has a local architecture on a former winery. It is Spectacular. The rooms are full of character, while being perfectly clean. Amenities are second to none. The staff are amazing, and got to know names and habits immediately. Breakfast was gourmet. The courtyard is very peaceful.

Gay Friendly Hotels Windhoek
Gay Friendly Hotels Windhoek

How much does a room costs at Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel ?

Prices start 123 $/night for Deluxe Double Room. The Loft Apartment is  298$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This suite features air conditioning and satellite TV.

Where to book online – Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Windhoek you can find the best hotels deals in Windhoek during Oktoberfest which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Windhoek on or  or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.