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The Charming Houses

Villa Margherita, The Charming Houses, is a small luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Swakopmund consisting of four stylish buildings which are all located close to each other on the same premises.

At the beginning of the last century, the building was called, Dr Schwietering Haus and served as the private residence of Swakopmund’s first doctors, Mr & Mrs Schwietering.

The Cottages were formally the stables of Dr. Schwietering’s horses. He rode his beloved horses every day at sunset through the dunes, which at that time, came all the way to the doorstep of the property.

Today, Villa Margherita stands as a fusion of contemporary art and historic colonial buildings. With beautifully manicured gardens and double rooms, most of them having a private lounge area, Villa Margherita offers seclusion and personalised service.

All the rooms offer a safe, complimentary tea/coffee station, hairdryer and free wireless internet connection and room service.

Contemporary restaurant with a great selection of wines and spirits
Professional massages
Laundry service
Swiss management

We look forward to fulfilling every wish while ensuring you feel utterly pampered and special.


  • Centrally located, very tastefully decorated, excellent service. We felt very comfortable.

    Sonja Zirngibl

  • Lovely Villa, nice staff and good location with secure car parking. Would recommend for a few nights in Swakop.

    Michael J.

  • To start off the service was amazing, truly blown away by how kind everyone was to us. Secondly the location in the city was perfect, we only had one night here but got to see some good parts of the city without having to walk too far. Lastly the room we had was gorgeous. They have different style rooms and we had the one with a balcony. Everything was... Read this review

    Ken Kastel

  • Great little boutique Hotel in the center of Swakopmund. The staff is lovely, especially the woman at the reception Mutti is attentive and really friendly. Breakfast is very tasty and the massage is very good (Unfortunately I forgot the name of the massage woman, but her massages are amazing). The wifi works well, however it was a bit cold in the rooms during night. I would definitely recommend this... Read this review

    Jeanne Bill