Families with children of all ages have always been welcome at Sam's Giardino, and we also publish annual child rates for kids sharing rooms with parents. Just like overnight services for adults, child accommodation can be secured through our Online Booking system. However, the size of our 7 standard rooms allows for only 1 extra single bed to be added to any of these rooms, for either an adult or a child. Unless a fourth person was a baby or a child still small enough to share the bed with Mom & Dad comfortably, a family of 4 had to book two rooms in the past, which have no inter-leading doors in our case, and such doors unfortunately cannot be built in anymore either.
With Namibia gaining in popularity amongst families on self-drive holidays, and Swakopmund becoming a particularly sought after destination for its activity options suitable to kids of any age, we knew we had to find a better solution for accommodating families at Sam's Giardino - and here it is:
Since December 2012, we have a Family Room sleeping a maximum of 4, regardless of age, in two single beds (twin) and a double bed, with some room to spare for a baby cot too. An extra-large luxury bathroom en-suite featuring a separate bathtub and a large shower with dual shower heads, ultra-modern WC and hand-basin as well as plenty of shelving, meets the needs of an extended family. It's the only room at Sam's Giardino with a flat-screen, remote controlled TV (English DStv bouquet) and offers a view of the coastal Namib Desert's dune belt.
This very private unit is located on our main building's upper floor and accessible via its own staircase leading off the foyer - which, together with its tasteful furnishings, also makes it a cosy Honeymoon Room.
Standard rooms at Sam's Giardino will continue to serve as family triple rooms on request, and where possible, we will assign ground floor rooms to families of 3.
Age-related accommodation rates for children sharing Standard Rooms, include breakfast and can be found on our Booking page. Our Family Room with luxury bathroom & sleeping 4 comfortably has got a fixed room rate per night and is listed on that page as well.
For children up to the age of 12 years, we offer Kiddies Meals for lunch and dinner prepared by prior arrangement, with prices subject to meal choices. For older children, just like for adults, there is an option to select individual courses of the daily set-menu dinner and to order light meals or snacks in between.
Due to space limitations, we regrettably have not been able to incorporate a playground into our gardens but children are welcome to play anywhere around our premises under adult supervision. There are also public playgrounds and splash pools found around Swakopmund, as well as activity options suitable for older children.