We stayed at the Pension Moni for a total of four nights during our safari trip to Namibia, two nights to start our trip before the safari then two final nights after the safari before heading back home to Malta — well, to Vienna first, then finally back home.
TripAdvisor reviewers gave Pension Moni high marks and we prefer to stay in smaller boutique and B&B type hotels so we decided to give it a whirl and were very happy with the decision, as the Pension Moni was exactly what we wanted: affordable, comfortable, and cozy, with great staff and its own unique charm.
The hotel is on the smaller side (just 13 rooms) and is convenient to both downtown Windhoek –including several banks and a post office — as well as to the nearby Maerua Mall with both within walking distance.
A breakfast buffet is included in the standard room rate and emails and our reservation requests were very promptly handled, with credit cards accepted to hold your room.
The pool and courtyard area were well cared for and provided a nice relaxing atmosphere, just a few feet away from the majority of rooms at the hotel that ring the courtyard area.
We stayed in two different double rooms and both were well-appointed, with unique decorations and layouts for many of the rooms. All the usual amenities are included — hair dryer, TV, mini-bar — and wireless Internet is available at a small extra charge, with free Internet at a shared computer in the lobby/office area.
The best part of the Pension Moni, though, is the very helpful staff, who were more than happy to help us with several different matters and always did so with a smile, whether it was sorting out taxis around town or to the airport or letting us store our larger suitcases while on safari.
My first impulse had been to book the Hilton Windhoek when planning the trip just to go with the safe and reliable option but we were very glad that we stayed at the Pension Moni instead; not only was the stay amazing but it was about half the cost of the Hilton and other similar Windhoek hotels.