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Rivendell Guest House

40 Beethoven Street, Windhoek 9000, Namibia
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Ranked #11 of 73 Windhoek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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78 reviews 78 reviews
46 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Rivendell Guest House, Windhoek on the first night of our self-drive adventure to Namibia. We received a lovely welcome from the staff and enjoyed a drink and a swim in the substantial pool while waiting for our hire car to be delivered. Our room, Bagend, was basic but relatively comfortable, with a sweet garden at the front... More

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Calgary, Canada
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hate to give even an average rating... But it was a little pricey and surprising to have only one shared bathroom, which was a fair distance from the nice pool area. The bathroom was very clean and modern, but only serves one at a time, although the bathroom and shower are separated. May have been totally different experience if an... 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, and point taken regarding the shared bathroom facilities. It sounds as though you were in Room number 2 which is the only one with shared facilities outside the main house (4 rooms + 1 single guide room share that bathroom). We do only sell that room when everything else is... More

Yokohama, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This time I arrived the guest house quite late and didn't stay for a long time, but I definitely wanted to stay again next time. The room was nicely decorated and cozy. The bedroom was spacious and bathroom as well. The shower and bathtub were separate and pressure of the water was also fair. It also has a shared kitchen... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent two night (separated by a 3 day Safari) here. Initially my partner and I had Room 7, downstairs off the carpark. This room is ok, actually has its own kitchen area and Air Conditioning. Sleep was ok, bed was creaky, so we kept waking each other .... Second of our one night experiences we were in Room 3. Oh... More

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

Many thanks for posting your review, it's really useful for us to be able to hear about things which were not as they should have been so that we can sort them out ASAP. Just to confirm, the room you stayed in at first was the Flat (unfortunately we don't have a more imaginative name for it; Room 7 is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is lovely and charming, in a very convenient and safe location. My room was large, full of light, with the right colonial flavour. The staff was just great: I lost my watch, they found and returned it to me even if I had already left.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Very helpful reception staff, booked us a restaurant and (expensive) taxi. The room was a bit tired and it's actually a backpacker's hostel but it's perfectly fine for a night or two whether you're just arriving in or about to leave Windhoek.

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

Many thanks for your review, we are checking to see if we can determine which room you stayed in so that we can see what we can do to improve and upgrade it. Maintenance is always an ongoing project with guest houses, and we have been so busy this peak season that it's sometimes difficult to block time off for... More

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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Very nice comfortable guesthouse near the centre of Windhoek. the owner told us the neighbourhood was not safe to walk, but we didn't notice any kind of mugging. Very nice continental breakfast can be ordered. Kitchen and lunch/dining room, terrace available for visitors. Overall much apreciated guesthouse, our first experience in Namibia was very good.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We stayed this lovely place twice in July, both when arriving to Windhoek and after travelling around the country. We especially loved all the small things that were thought about - cake for coffee time, the hot water warmer for the night, I could buy a red wine for my food, the staff were always helpful with helping us order... More

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

Many thanks for your review, we really appreciate (and thanks to your wife for prompting you to write!) We're very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. All the best from sunny Windhoek. More

Hoogland, The Netherlands
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights in the Rivendell Guest House. Good location, easy to find. Quiet area, a few kilometers from the center of Windhoek. Self catering facilities. Very helpfull staff with providing information, assistance for sorting things out with agencies and planning/booking trips. Clean, nice spacy rooms.

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

Many thanks for taking the time to post a review, we do appreciate everyone's comments and we're very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us! More

Paris, France
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

Great location with relaxed atmosphere. Very friendly staff. Room was basic but had everything that was needed - everything was very clean. Lovely breakfast spread: choice between continental and English breakfast. We opted for the continental breakfast with fresh fruit, grains and muesli, yoghurt, toasted bread and all kinds of fresh jam. Great value for money!

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

Thank you for posting your comments, and we're glad to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast buffet. Hopefully it was enough to keep you going through the day! More

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Address: 40 Beethoven Street, Windhoek 9000, Namibia
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Location: Namibia > Khomas Region > Windhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
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