(11 rooms) 6 Gous St, PO Box 30547, Windhoek; tel: 061 241763; fax: 061 242916; email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com; web: www,africaonline.com.na/etambi or www.etambihotelnamibia.com
As Etambi is ten minutes' drive from the city centre, you really need your own vehicle to stay here. To get there, take Marconi Street westwards, before turning on to Jordan Street, following the signs for Pioneers Park. The road sweeps around to the right, and after about 1km you take the third left on to Hintrager Street. After a further kilometre, take first right on to Fritsche Street, and the left after the shopping centre on to Gous Street. Etambi is on the right.
Run by Peter and Elke Young, Etambi caters a lot for independent business people – so has phones and TVs in the rooms, each of which has its own entrance off the garden. It's a friendly and efficient little pension, with the owners' hallmark clearly imposed. The rooms are large and comfortable with modern furnishings. Each has a kettle, minibar/fridge, and a room safe. There is an outside braai for guests to use, a small pool, and a cool, vine-covered terrace area. Dinner (N$50–60 for three courses, or a barbecue on Sundays) is served on request on the terrace or in the restaurant, which has an open fire. Secure parking is available.