Hotel Pension Palmquell Description
Situated in an oasis of palm trees, 45 km from the International Airport and 2 km from Windhoek City Center you will find Hotel Pension Palmquell, which is under Austrian management. With us you can relax, enjoy or complete your business. Just the way you want to do it! Hotel Pension Palmquell consists of 16 spacious en suite rooms. Our extra-long double beds guarantee a good night’s sleep. We are totally suited for families of three or four as well – at rates that favour families. Each room has an atmosphere of its own. Original works by famous Namibian artists like John Muafangejo add an African touch. For business people there is a worktop with a direct telephone line and internet connection (username and password are available at the reception).
Hotel Pension Palmquell was established in 1997 by Fritz and Trude Pfaffenthaler. Both are from the Steiermark region in Austria. Fritz visited the former South West Africa in 1968 on a trip around the world and fell in love with it. In 1971 he brought his wife and stayed for good. In the country of almost unlimited opportunities he started his own electrical shop but later joined a large company where he remained for 25 years. At the same time he and his wife also ran their own restaurant in downtown Windhoek for a while. In addition, Fritz Pfaffenthaler was Austria’s honorary consul in Namibia from 1989 until 1995. In 1995, when Namibia had been independent for several years and tourists flocked to the country in increasing numbers, the Pfaffenthalers decided to extend their large residential property in Klein Windhoek and enter the hospitality business. Hotel Pension Palmquell opened in 1997 and has since gained a reputation as an up-market guest house with a personal touch. Loyal staffers who have been with Palmquell almost from day one have contributed to this success. They are indispensable pillars of the flourishing family business. By now a new generation is taking over: son Florian joined in 2002 after completing a hotel business course - with special training to become a chef - in Cape Town.
Hotel Pension Palmquell Directions
Coming from the International Airport to Windhoek turning on the first traffic light to the left (Jan Jonker Road), where there is a luminated sign “HOTEL PENSION PALMQUELL”. Follow this direction 500m. You will see Hotel Pension Palmquell on the right side, Nr. 60.