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Rivendell Guest House
Ranked #5 of 95 Windhoek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Grootfontein, Namibia
1 review
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Reviewed 17 April 2013

Our family needed a comfortable apartment type dwelling with air conditioning and DSTV for a four night stay after traveling two continents. The family "flat' at Rivendell was perfect for our needs, fully equipped with all kitchen items necessary to eat in rather than dining out. The pool was a welcome Oasis to relax in and also very clean. I will try to reserve the apartment again when traveling with the family and in need of a comfortable, spacious, clean and aesthetically pleasing short-term "home." The bathroom was also very tasefully decorated and clean!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed 17 April 2013

very nice place, with friendly staff and a family atmosphere. the well equipped kitchen is perfect for everyone who wants to do some cooking him/herself. I will come back again. only problem is the internet connection for those that need it in order to work (there is internet, but quite expensive and not very fast). I would suggest to offer w-lan at a flat rate / per day.

Stayed January 2013, travelled on business
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DavidCartwright, Owner at Rivendell Guest House, responded to this review, 19 April 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to write your review, we're very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! In light of similar comments regarding the internet service, we have asked Telecom for quotes on a faster service which does not make use of their 'scratch card' system. That way, as you suggest, we can hopefully offer a flat rate per day for internet usage. We are also looking at including WiFi in our rates for next year, but we need to check the costs of that before making a final decision.

All the best from a sunny Windhoek.
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 April 2013

A perfect place to stay at the beginning and end of our trip to Namibia. Along with our children we had rooms 1 and 4 which were beautiful and spacious and extreamly keen. The proper English breakfasts were scrumpcious and there was lots of choice for the continental breakfasts too. The staff were friendly and helpful especially Ciska. We really hope to return soon.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Hong Kong
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

Stayed in the single room, with adjoining bathroom. The bed and pillows was very comfortable. Coffee/tea and hot water boiler are available in the room, along with a fan and some insect repellent (and mosquito net). Only hand soap for the sink and towel provided (no shampoo or body wash).

Double bed rooms have large glass sliding doors that look out to the pool and look very spacious. You can choose between a hot or continental breakfast. I opted for hot, and it was very good. There's also toast and some juice (OJ and guava).

Internet is on pre-paid basis, with different rate if you use wifi or their computer in the office (prices are clearly noted). I bought the wifi card ($10 for 20 min), and it was more expensive than other pre-paid internet services i've seen, so note the prices at various places.

The gate is locked, and when going out for dinner, it took some time to figure out how to get out since it was already dark (there are two gates, and it was the one further from the reception area).

The place is quiet and a good place to relax before/between/after a safari.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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DavidCartwright, Owner at Rivendell Guest House, responded to this review, 15 April 2013
Many thanks for your review, we're very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are looking into the viability of offering free WiFi for next year, at the moment the prices that Telecom charge us are a bit too high with our prices, but we realise that this is something that our guests would really appreciate. We will also remind all our managers let our guests know exactly how to use the bottom gate so that they have no problems coming in after dark.

Thanks again,
Charlotte
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Maun, Botswana
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

This guesthouse was great for us. The pricing was good and breakfast yummy. We stayed here on our way into Namibia and also back out. The staff are friendly and the premises is safe. There is an onsite travel agency as well and the pool was very popular in the Namibia heat. Rooms have fans. We'll definately use Rivendell for our future trips.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 February 2013

stayed here on 2 seperate occasions in december,the owner,David,is very attentive and gives good advice about where to go and what to see.The place is spotless and the staff are excellent,a pool as well for a cool off after a hot day.Would definately stay at the Rivendell again on my next trip to this great country,thanks again,Simon

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 January 2013

Great place - exactly what you need at a good range of prices for different rooms. Good self catering kitchen, friendly staff, great breakfasts. I stayed in the cheapest room one night - small and with bathroom in main house - but cant complain at the price. Then stayed in smart double room opposite pool. bit hot with celing fan not really over the bed but fine and room v nice.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Rivendell Guest House
Address: 40 Beethoven Street, Windhoek 9000, Namibia
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Region: Namibia > Khomas Region > Windhoek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 95 B&Bs / Inns in Windhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rivendell is a small, old style house located in a quiet neighbourhood. We offer our guests a real home from home with friendly managers on site from 7am until 10pm, a night security guard, and knowledgeable travel company staff on hand to help you to plan your holiday in Namibia, or neighbouring countries. We offer our guests fully equipped self-catering facilities or the option of bed & breakfast. ... more   less 
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