We had a great stay at Rinkink, but compared to other 4* guest houses in South Africa, this one is certainly lacking behind (it's more 3*). The best thing about it is its proximity to the beach - one road from the ocean and only 30m from the walkway down to the beach. The balcony has partial sea views, nice sun loungers and a Weber braai. The king size bed was extremely comfortable and the bedding of high quality.
But there were a few issues we weren't that happy with: the hosts insist on washing bath towels every 3 days only. They take your wet towels away in the morning, throw them in the dryer and replace them all nicely folded up a little later, giving you the impression they are freshly washed. Yet, sometimes, our white towels were clearly a little dirty. When we asked for fresh ones, the owners got upset and very inappropriately lectured us about their 3 day rule, and wouldn't let up about it, which was very patronising. the cleaning lady was little motivated, cleaning the bathroom only when we specifically asked her to do so! We were also told she doesn't work on Sundays. The other issue is the kitchen: it's a self-catering flat but there is no stove, only a microwave and one single cooking plate, so it's impossible to cook a proper meal. If you stay for a weekend that might be fine, but we were staying for 8 days with a child, which made healthy cooking really difficult.
The wifi didn't work all the time, and there were also on-and-off problems with the Dstv reception, which the owners didn't hurry to sort out: also not quite 4* service.
All in all, it seems that you mainly pay for the location. A short stay is lovely, but a longer stay comes with several inconveniences.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Two (4 star graded) Units are with the following:Private entrance/stepsBalconies ….Overlooking the Beach & Ocean Few meters from the famous Wilderness BeachWalking distance to the Village with Super Spar and lots of RestaurantsFull DSTV/ Beach Towels/Kitchenette/Braai facilities/ Fan or Heating/safeBoth Units have a Large en-suite bedroom with king size or twin bedsUnit 1 …..Small bedroom With ¾ sleeper coach Unit 2 …. Small Lounge With ¾ sleeper coachThese sleeper coaches are very comfortable !Undercover parking within property ... more less
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