Protea Thuringerhof is a 3-star Marriott category 1 property located in Windhoek, Namibia. I booked it for 6,000 Marriott Rewards Points as it was on points savers. Located on Independence Ave, it is right smack in downtown, and within walking distance to food and shopping and other Windhoek attractions. This unassuming property serves a complimentary (and hearty) breakfast to all guests.
Elite Status: Marriott Gold
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When I arrived, the lone front desk was swamped by a group of 6-8 people trying to get a last minute room. While she was trying to settle their problem, she noticed me, and somehow managed to multi-task, and got me checked in in under 10 mins.
While I booked a standard room, I was actually upgraded to one of their largest rooms at the end of the corridor with two panels of windows overlooking Independence Ave and Bahnhof. The room is spacious, and divided into a lounge/work area, and the sleeping area. There’s also a good-sized fridge in the middle of the room.
The king-sized bed was really comfortable, and boy, those are some comfortable bed linens. They have surprisingly high thread count sheets, and I really enjoyed rolling around in the bed.
The furnishings are dated, and not quite my style, but it was a comfortable stay. The visible power outlets were by the desk (also, I only had one universal adaptor), so it’s not quite possible to charge electronics by the bedside.
Wifi speed was a bit on the slow side, but that was generally true of Namibia.
A bit on the tiny side, but came with tub and showerhead. My main complaint is that it was not designed for someone my size (I’m 5”3ish, 1.63 m), but for someone much taller. Reaching for the bath towels, hanging bath towels was a bit of a challenge. Getting into and out of the tub was actually really quite hard for me.
Complimentary breakfast is provided for all guests. The spread was fairly decent with two hot stations (with four hot options), breakfast pastries, and fruit. The juices weren’t fresh, and the coffee was just okay, but it was a substantial breakfast.
Staff are friendly, and there’s a security guard on 24hr watch, so it’s a safe place.
None on site. Also the elevator was broken during my stay, so good luck if you have heavy luggage or can’t walk.
The hotel is more on the homey side of things, and rather no frills, but has the advantage of a good downtown location. I had a comfortable stay during my time in Namibia, and was more than happy about the free breakfast, and the low redemption rate that I paid for it. It also helps that they very generously upgraded me to their largest room.