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Hotel Experience: Zannier Hotels Sonop

Set within a private areaof untouched Namibian desert wilderness, Zannier Hotels Sonop's 10 tented suites are constructed on top of granite boulders in authentic 1920s British colonial style. Stretching from horizon to horizon, captivating beauty and boundless freedom surround you, with adventures from sunrise to sunset.

Set within a private areaof untouched Namibian desert wilderness, Zannier Hotels Sonop’s 10 tented suites are constructed on top of granite boulders in authentic 1920s British colonial style. Stretching from horizon to horizon, captivating beauty and boundless freedom surround you, with adventures from sunrise to sunset.

Nestled on the Southern edge of the Namibian desert in the Karas region, only two hours from the majestic red dunes of Sossusvlei, this new Zannier Hotels gem has been created in 2019 in the form of a luxurious tented camp. Constructed on top of boulders, ten lavish tents invite guests to live the life of yesteryear’s wealthy explorers from the early 20th century. Just like those British travellers who traded their beloved homes for the bare Namibian desert dunes, the guests of Sonop will get a taste of living in complete isolation, immersed in the surrounding landscape but still able to enjoy the bespoke Zannier Hotels high-end luxury.

Guests will find the ten unique and individually designed “smart British” style tents, overlooking the panoramic landscape – stretching as far as the eye can see. The tents, eight measuring 42 m2 with a double room and two measuring 75 m2 with two double rooms and a shared living room, face out over the spectacularly beautiful landscapes. In an oval formation, built on sturdy elevated wooden decks covered by elegant tent canvas, they offer a high degree of comfort. Everything is impeccably planned down to the smallest detail to ensure guests an unforgettable holiday, including of course Wifi and airconditioning to make guests feel at home, even in the middle of The Namib desert.

To underline the contrast with the seemingly denuded surrounding landscape, each tent stands out with its warm and lavish decoration, recalling the era of English explorers. The architecture and interior design remind us of the British colonial style from the 1920s. Upon entering a tent, you will take a step back in time, in the middle of the desert, for a short while, where you will experience the intensity of the moment. At Zannier Hotels Sonop, solitude can be enjoyed in the lap of luxury. The carefully selected, lavish furniture guarantees a unique atmosphere in every room. The tent-cloth covering offers several roll-up canvas openings so that in all directions one can enjoy the spectacular view of the desert and dunes stretching into the distance. From the reception room to the partially-walled bathroom, everything focusses on the richness of the desert, increasing ones’ perception of space and providing awe-inspiring views that only underline the unique character of the location.

There is an elegant dining space, serving an à-la-carte breakfast and from noon offering light dishes to share. At night, a gala dinner is served at night another area carefully kept secret from curious observers. The goal is simple: surprise and delight for all guests. The evening can be extended in the Cocktail & Cigar Lounge, designed in the style of an authentic gentlemen’s club with a billiard table and parlour games taking centre stage. The barman is a true expert, creating wonderfully exotic cocktails with delicious flavours and presenting them with utmost care on a slate.

Zannier Hotels Sonop also has a free-form spectacular heated outdoor infinity pool with jaw- dropping unimpeded views over the desert and the tents in the distance. 

Book your suite at: https://www.zannierhotels.com/sonop/en/

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