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Rivendell Guest House

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40 Beethoven Street, Windhoek 9000, Namibia
Rivendell Guest House
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Ranked #17 of 80 Windhoek B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Avery-Little Norfolk, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had chalet G just for the one night after arriving from the airport and prior to setting off south. The place was conveniently located, the staff very friendly and helpful. The chalet had a dining/cooking area, a bedroom, bathroom and a lounging area outside. I would guess this was probably their best room and it was fine for us.... More 

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Hengelo, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only stayed 1 night at this address but our impression was good and they were also very willing in organizing a taxi from the airport and to and from Joe's Beerhouse (Restaurant). Good starting address for our holidays!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a group of six and booked the 3 bed apartment. It was very clean, ideal size communal rooms and great for self catering. Great location for beautiful walk along the coast to the centre of town.

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Haute-Nendaz, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Rivendell Guesthouse was a perfect place to start and finish our 2 week to Namibia. The staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms were big and very clean. There is a great shared kitchen, with (for once) everything you need to actually cook. The breakfast was fantastic. Honestly, a great place all round.

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Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Rivendell boasts nice rooms, a pleasant setting, friendly staff and well-working wifi close to central Windhoek. The breakfast system (you have to order your eggs the night before) is a bit awkward, but I can fully recommend staying here.

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Merimbula, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

A bit out of the way. My room was cosy with self catering facilities. The black cat was a real character and probably the most friendly person there. Dosent quite live up to the Lord of the Rings.....dosent have that african friendliness you find in a locally run establishment.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Friendly, helpful staff, good location, communal atmosphere, nice pool and clean, tidy rooms are the pros, and I would definitely recommend it for someone on holiday, who is looking to interact with other travelers. For a business traveler though some aspects are inconvenient, such as having to get out of your car to open and close the driveway gate, no... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I stayed in this guesthouse one night before starting a self-drive safari around Namibia. My 3 friends and I stayed in 2 rooms--I was in a lower level room with a sliding glass door (which meant you had to pull the curtain for privacy). The room was pretty ragged and the furnishings not the nicest. There was a strange musty... More 

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Windhoek, Namibia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Great place + great staff + great value = happy customer that has/will be returning many times. I have stayed at Rivendell on three occasions now and I have left smiling each time. Comfortable beds, very friendly staff and delicious breakfast. Lounge area has many interesting books and magazines especially about Namibia. Within walking distance of Wernhill Mall. Fridge is... More 

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

As a tourist one stays in windhoek on one's way to … So did we. Rivendell is not in the very centre of the town but (by light) on walking distance to the center of town. Personnel is nice and very friendly, rooms are around a nice court (and swimmingpool). Rooms themselves are not super (and no air-conditioning). We would... More 

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David C, Owner at Rivendell Guest House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, and we're very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Air conditioning is something that we are thinking of for the future, we probably need to upgrade our electrical system first so that is a medium term plan. We hope to welcome you back the nest time you are in Windhoek! All... More 

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