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Address: 129 Independence Ave | Gustav Voigts Centre, Windhoek 9000, Namibia
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+264 61 280 0000
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Windhoek, Namibia’s capital city, is described as a city with a...

Windhoek, Namibia’s capital city, is described as a city with a ‘continental’ atmosphere and this can be ascribed to its architecture – historical buildings dating back to German colonial rule. Windhoek was initially known as Ai-gams a Nama word meaning ‘firewater’, ‘steam’ or ‘smoke’ because of the area’s plentiful hot springs.

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VERY AVERAGE STAY

Overnight stay for business. Booking was messed up and eventually after about 90 minutes, a room was found. Rooms are spacious, but overall experience very average

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 June 2016
GaryvE
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Windhoek, Namibia
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bad service, arrogant waitresses and frankly unmannered. Patrons that frequent the place seem like beggars, asking for money, taxi money, etc. Rubbish place.

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Thank Alfred-Heinz N
Benoni
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

What a pleasure to sit and walk around in a non smoking casino, with friendly and professional staff. Free coffee or tea available while playing.

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Thank 766zendab
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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228 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Overnight stay for business. Booking was messed up and eventually after about 90 minutes, a room was found. Rooms are spacious, but overall experience very average

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Thank GaryvE
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Decent enough hotel on Windhoek's main street, Independence Avenue. Was there for a week on a conference and the conference services were very good, professional business center with helpful staff and a floor set aside for meeting rooms with the 14th floor (with terrific views of the city) also available for larger groups. Room was spacious, TV did not work... More 

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Patricia P, Manager at Kalahari Sands Casino, responded to this review

Good Day, Thank you for your review - we value all feedback given by our guests and continually strive to improve our products and services. We hope that you will again stay with us at your next stay regards More 

Windhoek, Namibia
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

Lots of machines, life TV in the Bar and good service,very well for friend to gather and the whole family for eating and having fun

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Thank Torque-rob
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

Stayed here a few times while on business and always a great stay with a nice restaurant, bar and great rooms. Great staff and excellent service and all this is above a mall which I enjoyed that moment you needed something from store. Its in the heart of Windhoek. Enjoyed the pool on top of the hotel and made use... More 

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Thank Ashley S
Patricia P, Manager at Kalahari Sands Casino, responded to this review

Good Day, Thank you for taking your time to review our property. Thank you for your positive feedback. It is important to us that the product and service that we offer our clients is of the highest quality. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future kind regards More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

The hotel was very central located,cleanand comfortable rooms. staff were friendly and helpfull and there food was divine so delicious a will defnitly go back there again will recomended it to others

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Thank Sweetienoel
Patricia P, Manager at Kalahari Sands Casino, responded to this review

Good Day, Thank you for taking time to review our hotel. We are pleased that you had such a pleasant stay with us, and we look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Kind Regards Patricia Pickering Marketing Manager AVANI Windhoek Hotel & Casino More 

London
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Great hotel with the entrance on the top floor of the mall. Great food options in the mall if you want to escape the hotels food. (I love wimpy lol). The service is great and the rooms are near perfect. I think very recently renovated. Large spacious and bright with large bathrooms (separate shower and tub). Service is also great... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland
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813 reviews
415 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 649 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

The Avani (until recently, the Kalahari Sands) is a kind of average city hotel (albeit with a casino) in Windhoek, so you kinda know what it provides. We stayed here for 3 nights going out into Namibia, and one on the return. The rooms are great - spacious and well appointed. Big bathroom with a bath and separate shower, and... More 

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Thank seagullrob
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

Perfectly good hotel room. Friendly and pleasant staff. Buffet menu could cater a bit better for vegetarians. Central location.

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Thank Bhavesh G
Patricia P, Manager at Kalahari Sands Casino, responded to this review

Good Day, Thank you for taking time to review our property. We pride ourselves on delivering good service and a quality product. We look forward to hosting you again in the future regards More 

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