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Hotel Thule, Windhoek at night
Hotel Thule, Windhoek at night

According to a Scandinavian myth Thule refers to a place where reality and imagination meet. High on a hill above the city of Windhoek, Namibia where the free winds blow and far horizons beckon, the unique Hotel Thule offers unsurpassed views, an exclusive getaway, and warm hospitality. Come and enjoy the relaxing pleasures of a remote country estate. 

The in-house restaurant of Hotel Thule not only offers international style cuisine with a Namibian flavour, but also a spectacular view of the city of Windhoek. The adjoining balcony is ideal for ‘alfresco’ wining and dining, whilst admiring the star-lit skies above, or for starting the day with a scrumptious breakfast.

Hotel Thule terrace at night
Hotel Thule terrace at night

The en-suite guest rooms are spacious and elegantly furnished. They include a luxury VIP guest room, and one specifically designed for physical disabled guests.

All of the rooms are fully air-conditioned to beat the African heat and equipped with a tea and coffee station, a mini bar a safe, satellite television and so much more. Hotel Thule is perfect for a quick business trip to Windhoek, Namibia or an extensive family holiday.

As Hotel Thule is situated on a hill top visitors might think it to be an isolated place, but the reverse is true. A lot of locals are frequent visitors of Hotel Thule and are enjoying cuisine and having sundowners on its terrace, overlooking the suburbs of Eros and Klein Windhoek. 

Hotel Thule History

Hotel Thule once was a luxury home on a Windhoek hilltop. Fascinating are still the sweeping views across the city and the mountains beyond. The residence’s name Thule has been retained and was changed to Hotel Pension Thule and later to Hotel Thule. 

Hotel Thule Being Built
Hotel Thule Being Built

The luxury home was built by construction and property development millionaire Edmund Lafrenz in 1960, for himself and his wife Liselotte. The exclusive ambience was completed by the mysterious mansion perched on a high hilltop and guarded by stately palm trees.

The luxury home was built by construction and property development millionaire Edmund Lafrenz in 1960, for himself and his wife Liselotte. The exclusive ambience was completed by the mysterious mansion perched on a high hilltop and guarded by stately palm trees.

However after consulting the architect, Piet Odendaal of Büro Odendaal Architects, Odendaal concluded that this magnificent property could not be reserved for exclusive use only. It was carefully considered that the establishment of a hotel pension would take an appeal to the general public to enjoy the facilities and breath-taking views. It was experienced positive and the pension has become a 4 star hotel.

Hotel Thule - Arial View
Hotel Thule - Arial View

“The construction is sound, and we were able to retain the original timber frames” says Wolfgang Egerer, who like Edmund Lafrenz before him, has made a name for himself in the construction industry.

A selection of photographs of the original Lafrenz home is displayed in our public areas.

We hope that you can feel at home in the luxury exclusive ambience of Hotel Thule. 

Valid until 31 October 2017
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Specials & Updates

An Elegant Octoberfest

An Elegant Octoberfest

What better way to celebrate October than in an Elegant Octoberfest Style. Visit Hotel Thule this October for some scrumptious October Dishes. ...

On the Edge Restaurant

Enjoying a meal in our in-house Restaurant On the Edge or on our Terrace overlooking the city of Windhoek, is one of the highlights of a visit to Hotel Thule.

Functions & Events

Hotel Thule is a magical place where business and leisure merge effortlessly, its hilltop setting offering splendid views for conferences, weddings, parties and events.

Get in touch

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