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Rivendell Guest House

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40 Beethoven Street, Windhoek 9000, Namibia
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Ranked #14 of 78 Windhoek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Manguste Salzburg Region, Austria
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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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Salzburg Region, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Professional and friendly stuff. This place is very well organized! Everything is clean and tidy. Great self catering kitchen, which is always clean. The rooms are very nice. This place is great for relaxing. I have met people at this place who are in Windhoek for business or holiday... Everybody was very happy to stay there.

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

Thanks so much for your review, we appreciate it! We're very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. All the best from the Rivendell team More 

Vienna, Austria
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent only one night and enjoyed. Staff was friendly and helpful. Having to share the bathroom is a bit of a bother, but not a big issue for men. I guess solo female travellers may be uneasy with it. Location is good, but do not walk alone at night, it is not a safe area

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

Thanks so much for your lovely review! I'm very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We also have en-suite rooms which are more expensive than the ones with the shared bathroom facilities, so those would be better for people who would prefer not to share. Thanks again and best wishes from the Rivendell team. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have chosen the Rivendell GH because of its location close to the city centre. The location was good as was the breakfast and the service. All the reception ladies were friendly and helpful. Our room, however, was not more than average. The bed was to small and too soft. There was no room service in view of the tight... More 

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

Many thanks for taking the time to write your review of Rivendell, we do appreciate it. We're very pleased to hear that you enjoyed our service and breakfast, and we will check the reservations book to see which room you were in so that we can double check the mattress. All our mattresses were replaced around 18 months ago and... More 

Kiel, Germany
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great stay at the Rivendell. Everything was just right, close to town, very friendly helpful staff and a nice comfortable house with clean rooms and facilities. The pool and sitting areas were very enjoyable. Highly recommended.

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

Many thanks for taking the time to review Rivendell, we appreciate it! Very pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us. More 

Falkirk, United Kingdom
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90 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Firstly for me was value for money. I had the small single room beside the pool - not ensuite but used the bathroom on the house. Stayed one night and booked via booking.com. For me it was excellent value at 180 - about £10 $15 and in a good location - 15 minutes walk to town. I stocked up at... More 

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

Many thanks for your review, I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay with us! We do try to offer value for money as well as friendly service with staff around who can assist with any questions. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Namibia! All the best from the Rivendell team. More 

Gaborone, South-East, Botswana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is a great guesthouse in a nice area of Windhoek, loved the German composers street names surrounding it. Comfortable, great staff who organised breakfast packs for our early departure. Wish we could have stayed longer.

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

Many thanks for taking the time to write your review, we're very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! More 

Katano-shi, Osaka, Japan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

I stayed there at home and had nice experience at the guesthouse! The number of rooms and the size are enough. Not only guests' rooms but also public room are clean. Bath room is also good and fashionable and hot water is available.

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

Thank you for your review, and we hope that you enjoyed the rest of your time in Namibia! More 

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18 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Good location to start your trip through Namibia and seeing Windhoek. Friendly staff (although they were not there anymore when we arrived in the evening), good breakfast. There was a very noisy and annoying fan in the room, which could not switched off due to the temperature. Nice garden. The guesthouse is a bit outdated. More suitable for young people... More 

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

Many thanks for your review, we appreciate you taking the time to post it. I have asked our manager to find out which room you were in and check the fan so that we can fix or replace it. I assume you must have arrived after 10pm as our managers are on duty from 07h00 until 22h00, but hopefully our... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

A great place to stay. Peaceful and well maintained, efficient and comfortable. Nice pool to relax around, clean kitchen for self-catering. They can take care of most of your needs and deal with most concerns. There is not much in the way of restaurants or shops in the immediate vicinity, so you do have to think ahead. The area felt... More 

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Fort Dauphin, Madagascar
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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We stayed one night in Rivendell during our trip to Namibia. The rooms were comfortable and clean and they provide a very nice breakfast. The biggest recommending point is their superb staff. I was very impressed by their knowledge and willingness to help. We needed to make a booking for an additional night in Windhoek and when Rivendell could not... More 

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