The Bahnhof Hotel in Aus,
southern Namibia, has been reopened. Under
new ownership and new management this venture is on its way to regain its
status of jewel of the Sperrgebiet: a new spirit with a special touch of class
makes the difference to the appearance of the Bahnhof over the past century.
A fine selection of a la carte meals and wines are on offer in the dining room, light lunches, fresh cakes and a variety of breads from a kitchen can be enjoyed on our patio or sundeck. Lunch packs can be ordered. Enjoy a sundowner in the historic bar or in front of the fireplace in the cosy lounge when the unpredictable weather of Aus dictates it. 21 refurbished double rooms with en-suite bathroom, including one family room sleeping four and one wheelchair room are inviting weary travellers to stop over for a good night's rest.
The Bahnhof Hotel in
Aus, Namibia, Jewel of the Sperrgebiet, presents itself in new splendour:
Hotel Aus offers accommodation in 21 immaculate clean, plain yet elegant decorated rooms with a total of 44 beds, a conference centre for approx. 50 pax. are the realities as of August 2010.
Accommodation includes breakfast in the Restaurant, the kitchen is open throughout the day for always freshly prepared light meals as well as outstanding "a la cart" dishes, daily fresh home baked bread and cakes, a large selection of South African wines. Meals can also be enjoyed on the sundeck, in the sheltered beer garden or in the historic bar. Our friendly staff conveys the personal touch for which the Bahnhof Hotel is widely known for.
A selection of "tailor made" tours in and around Aus, into the Huib Plateau Park Project, an excursion to the Wild Horses or our breathtaking "Sundowner drive" will enrich your day.
Our friendly team at "Hotel Aus" always awaits your visit - the surprise will be yours for sure.
Aus - Namibia is the place to be!
"Hotel Aus, Namibia" is situated on the B4 road connecting Helmeringhausen (123 km), Keetmanshoop (220 km), Rosh Pinah (160 km) and Lüderitzbucht (123 km). The Bahnhof Hotel is located in the palmtree lined, tarred main road of Aus, opposite of the old railway station and the only filling station.
In the 4 years since its re-opening under the present managemant, the Bahnhof Hotel Aus - Namibia has earned in three consecutive years a Bronze Award for Excellence from the Hospitality Association of Namibia (HAN) , based on independent assessments from the guests and tourists.
In 2011 the Bahnhof Hotel Aus achieved the "Silver Award" in the Category "Hotel"!
Aus played a major role in the development of the railway line between Lüderitz and Keetmanshoop, because it had abundant water and also gave access to the inland plateau through the mountains. Once the railway line was completed in 1906, Aus quickly developed into a major traffic hub during the German time, with two family-style hotels, of which only one (with the fitting name of “ Bahnhof Hotel “) has survived. The Bahnhof Hotel was initially built in 1906 and has been in the hands of the Lubowski family since the late seventies A fire destructed the the hotel in 1948 and a brick construction replaced the wooden structure of earlier times. With different leaseholders the hotel experienced varying heydays, until in 2005 a group of five partners took over the business. The building was given a complete makeover and 13 stylish rooms with modern en-suite amenities were the results of these efforts.
New management and staff treat visitors and guests to an a là carte menu consisting of local cuisine with international flair and selected wines or alternatively always freshly prepared light lunches and homemade fresh bread and cakes. Sundowners can be enjoyed on the sundeck or in the cosy lounge in front of the fireplace or just have a drink in the historic bar.
The reason precipitating the takeover of the hotel by the present owners, is the Namib Huib Plateau Park, situated 30 kilometers south of Aus and of which they are stakeholders as well. This future park, which is in the process of being established, extends over 173 000 hectares and borders the Sperrgebiet for 90 kilometers. Obviously such a venture necessitates the provision for accommodation facilities and therefore the hotel presented an ideal possibility for a first profit center and stepping stone for the development of the envisaged park.
In total, the hotel accommodation consists now of 21 tastefully decorated rooms with a total of 44 beds, after new rooms were added by the middle of 2010.
The old 13 rooms are fully equipped with en-suite facilities, the old wooden floors have been retained and restored, complimenting the elegant flair of the subtle yet simple decor. A wheelchair-friendly room as well as a family room (sleeping 4) add up to a bed capacity of 28 at the old hotel structure.
The comfortable dining hall, the cozy lounge with its traditional fire place, the restored bar and a sheltered beer garden elicit from many unsuspecting visitors an appreciative exclamation of surprise.
By the end of July 2010 another reshaping milestone has been achieved. On the adjacent property eight additional rooms were built augmenting the overnight capacities to 21 rooms and 44 beds.
The existing old building was refurbished to house an additional dining hall with kitchenette, which can double up as a conference venue for approximately 50 persons. Other features include wireless ADSL connectivity and a branch of a well known upmarket souvenir shop.
An extensive à la carte menu as well as freshly prepared light meals, a selection of excellent wines, home-baked bread and cakes, our historic bar and sundeck, a sheltered beer garden as well as a lounge with a cozy fireplace are inviting the weary traveler to a remarkable stay at Bahnhof Hotel Aus.
The menu and kitchen are getting lots of appreciation from an ever growing group of pleasantly satisfied customers.
Our staff members are all originating from Aus and are so dedicated to the success of the hotel, that the customers can virtually feel it, if the enthusiastic remarks about our service are any yardstick to go by.
The Restaurant, the Sundeck and the Beer garden at Hotel Aus are also meeting points for a lot of travelers and self drive tourists on their way to or from Lüderitz, from visiting the "Feral Horses" nearby or exploring the amazing landscape of the "Huib Plateau Park".
Relax sipping a nice glass of wine on our sundeck, rest from the hectic and activities of the day and enjoy the view of the surrounding landscape.
Hotel Aus is located at: 20 Luderitz Street, Aus, Karas Region, Namibia.
Rates per person per night: on request
|Bed and breakfast|
|Family room (4 beds)||-|
|Activities per person|
|Huib Park full day tour, 6 hours, min 4/max 10, lunch/refreshments inclusive: departure: 08:15||-|
|Sperrgebiet View half day tour, 3-4 hours, min 4/max 10, refreshments inclusive: departure: 08:15||-|
|Aus & surroundings tour, 1-1.5 hours, min 3/max 10||-|
|Sundowner tour, 2-3 hours, min 3/max 10, refreshments inclusive: departure: 15:45/17:15: winter/summer||-|
Contact & reservations:
1) you can e-mail us requesting information and/or rates
Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Terms & conditions, Payment options and Cancellation policy
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