The Secret Garden Guesthouse

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Standard Room | In-room safe, individually furnished, desk, free WiFi
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Living room

Overview of The Secret Garden Guesthouse

The Secret Garden Guesthouse

3-star property
3-star guesthouse in Swakopmund with restaurant and bar/lounge

8.8/10 Fabulous

24 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
36 Bismarck Street, P.O.Box 2609, Swakopmund
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Free train station pick-up
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Swakopmund

Getting around

  • Walvis Bay (WVB) - 40 min drive
  • Free train station pickup

About this property

The Secret Garden Guesthouse

3-star guest house in the city centre
A free breakfast buffet, a terrace and a garden are just a few of the amenities provided at The Secret Garden Guesthouse. The on-site pizza bistro, The Secret Garden, features al fresco dining. In addition to dry cleaning/laundry services and a bar, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • Free self-parking
  • Free train station pick-up, barbecues and tour/ticket information
  • A front desk safe and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews say good things about the helpful staff and walkable location
Room features
All guest rooms at The Secret Garden Guesthouse feature comforts, such as climate-controlled air conditioning, in addition to amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access and safes. Guests reviews say good things about the size rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Showers and hairdryers
  • Coffee/tea makers, daily housekeeping and desks



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)


Contactless social distancing and check-out

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 11 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Free train station pickup

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • BBQs


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


The Secret Garden – This bistro specialises in pizza. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Secret Garden House Swakopmund
Secret Garden Swakopmund
Secret Garden Guesthouse House Swakopmund
Secret Garden Guesthouse House
Secret Garden Guesthouse Swakopmund
Secret Garden Guesthouse
The Secret Garden
The Secret Garden Guesthouse Guesthouse
The Secret Garden Guesthouse Swakopmund
The Secret Garden Guesthouse Guesthouse Swakopmund

Frequently asked questions

Does The Secret Garden Guesthouse offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Secret Garden Guesthouse does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Secret Garden Guesthouse?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Secret Garden Guesthouse?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Secret Garden Guesthouse?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Secret Garden Guesthouse?
You can check in starting at 2 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Secret Garden Guesthouse and nearby?
The Secret Garden Guesthouse has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Secret Garden Guesthouse?
Yes, The Secret Garden offers al fresco dining and pizza. Nearby restaurants include Kücki's Pub (3-min walk), Altstadt Restaurant und Biergarten (4-min walk) and Garnish (4-min walk).
What's the area around The Secret Garden Guesthouse like?
The Secret Garden Guesthouse is in the heart of Swakopmund, a short 1-minute walk from Alte Kaserne and 3 minutes' walk from Hohenzollernhaus. The local area is considered walkable, as well as being good for sightseeing.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

john, 3-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Clean & Pretty in Good Location, Intrusive Manager
The guest house is very pretty, well maintained and clean in very easy walking distance to everywhere you would need in Swakopmund. Safe parking is also included. The breakfast is good and fresh (7:30am until 9am) but there is no option of requesting anything that isn't out on offer. You eat what is there (breads, jams, fruit and a hot offering of french toast / eggs or similar) Our experience however was negatively impacted by the overbearing management team. We were made to feel quite uncomfortable at times (a nasty comment was made at check in for being from the UK) and when using the wifi in the lounge for 10 minutes, told that we were 'sad' for staying in on the internet all day. One morning we decided to skip breakfast and sleep in a little later, the owner banged on the door at 9:10 to ask where we were?? It felt a little intrusive. More worryingly, we were disturbed by the way management spoke to their staff and how the staff moved when they were close by. The staff were helpful, kind and pleasant - but we felt they were very undermined by the management. It is a shame that their behaviour made us feel this way, the guest house itself is very pleasing and clean so our experience should have been a positive one. As it was, they made us feel quite unwelcome and we actively wanted to leave by the end of our 3 night stay.
Abby, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Superb Artisan Accommodation Close to Everything
Strategically located close to both downtown with its historical and architectural landmarks and to the beach, Secret garden Guesthouse is truly a home away from home, with impeccable service and cleanliness and state of the art stylish decoration.
Victor, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Great little hotel in the city
We loved our stay here, calm atmosphere, great walkable location, superb staff, and great recommendations from the owners. A little nosey though, and staff asked we not mention to owners when we tipped the staff - a little concerning given the staff were excellent.
Jan, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Yong Mean, 2-night family trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Mixed reviews
The hotel accommodations were quite lovely. The room was spacious and clean, but the staff were sincerely very difficult. Any question asked was not answered, owner hung up the phone on me when I tried to confirm the reservation, and we were yelled at for leaving our light on one day. This made the stay less pleasant. Other guests echoed these sentiments and we were able to laugh about it. I hesitate to recommend due to the staff/ownership, but it was good value for money and comfortable.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Pleasant; close to the beach
I've stayed here several times, and room 4 was a bit disappointing. The water pressure in the sink was very low, and not great in the shower; the mattresses a bit saggy; the wifi didn't work day one (but was fixed and blazing fast by day two); and there was no kind of table to hold the laptop and books while I worked, so I worked from the bed. In the past they've offered eggs cooked to order at breakfast; this time it was just take a boiled egg (5 or 7 minutes!) from the buffet. I also have concerns that the black staff here seem much more cowed -- i.e., afraid of guests (all white whenever I've been here) and the white owners -- than I observe other places in town. I don't see or know enough to make a judgement, but enough to feel a bit uncomfortable.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Unbelievable find- beautiful and comfortable
I booked this because it was a practical location at a good price. But once you enter the front door, you see it's a beautifully renovated and decorated 1910's house with a wonderful staff, great bistro, nice owners, comfortable beds, and all spotlessly clean and comfortable. No need to make Africa excuses for any cut corners- this would be beautiful in Germany or France!
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Bernd, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review