At a Glance
Small boutique guesthouse in upmarket suburb of Windhoek
Two family rooms
Large wildlife photography canvases, by Richard du Toit, throughout the guesthouse
Free WiFi in the rooms and main areas
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
The best time to visit Windhoek is between May and September, when it's cool and dry. Summer (November to March) is hot with heavy rains that sometimes make the gravel roads to the Namib completely impassable.
December and January see the main school holidays: much of the populace heads to the coast, so if you visit during this time you may find some shops and restaurants closed.
To start planning your holiday to Galton House
Galton House is a small, boutique guesthouse in the quiet Windhoek suburb of Eros. With just eight guest rooms, all finished to a high standard, this is a quality option for those at either the beginning or end of a Namibian safari.
Galton House is a modern boutique guesthouse located in the Windhoek suburb of Eros, 10 minutes to the centre of town and about 30 minutes to the airport. Decorated with a minimalist style with flashes of bright colours, this is a great base for exploring Windhoek and the ideal spot to stay before or after your Namibian adventures.
There are just eight rooms, four doubles, two twin and two family rooms, all are en-suite, have internet connectivity, satellite television and air conditioning. The rooms are simple but comfortable in their design, with large wildlife photography prints and canvasses adorning the walls.
Galton House provides a laundry service, secure onsite parking for those self-driving around Namibia. There is an indoor and outdoor restaurant offering a set menu for dinner and a la carte options for lunch. Food here is superb, as the owner's wife operates a popular restaurant in the city, so expect to eat well here. There is also a large lounge with comfy sofas and an outdoor swimming pool with sunloungers. Staff here are welcoming and friendly, able to assist you in restaurant recommendations, taxi bookings and suggestions for shopping or sightseeing in the city.
There are eight rooms here, comprising of four double ensuite rooms, two twin ensuite rooms, a triple ensuite room (2 twin beds and a single bed) and a family ensuite room (two twin beds, one single bed and one child's bed). Modern and minimalist in their style and design, the rooms are simple but comfortable, with crisp sheets and fluffy towels, and brightly coloured cushions to add a vibrant touch to the neutral decor. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms with showers, WiFi internet connectivity, satellite TV, air conditioning, a safe and telephone.
Children are welcome here and accommodated in either the family or triple room, or older children in a standard luxury room. There are no specific child care facilities here, however.
You can expect to eat well at Galton House - the kitchen produces delicious and healthy breakfasts, with a selection of fruit, granola, yoghurt, fresh baked muffins and cooked dishes, too. Lunches are also served on request, and dinners are recommended (and save you having to get taxis or park in the city).
Miles McConnell (Staff)
The perfect place for families who want an effortless night to start or finish a trip in Namibia.
The rooms are moderns and very comfortable offering great value for money.
Rose Gemmell (Staff)
The two spacious family rooms here make it ideal for families with younger children. The rooms are clean and tidy and it has recently under gone a total refurbishment so it is looking very fresh. For guests catching an evening flight, there is a shower room at the hotel so they can relax by the pool all day and then freshen up before their flight.
Louisa Verney (Staff)
Galton House is a small boutique style guest house in Windhoek. All the rooms are individually decorated and have just been refurbished. It has a friendly feel and is a great base from which to start or end an adventure to Namibia.
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Location & directions
Galton House is located in the quiet Windhoek suburb of Eros on the north eastern edge of the city.
How to get there
It is an 11-hour flight to Johannesburg followed by a 2-hour flight to Windhoek. Alternatively fly via Frankfurt with Air Namibia. It is approximately a 20-minute transfer from the airport to the city, and a further 5-minute one to Galton House.
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