We stayed in an ensuite room for two nights recently. The plusses: the grounds are beautiful, the communal kitchen very user-friendly, our room was clean, it felt safe, walking distance to the center of the city was fine, and it was very close to a restaurant we really enjoyed (Fusion). Negatives: The wi-fi situation seemed unacceptable. Guests pay for wireless by paying for set amounts of time (a daily fee would have worked better in this case). The problem is that service is inconsistent and very slow. We bought time but half of the time was spent waiting for connections. Then we tried using the office computer (which we would have had to pay for) but the person in the office couldn't get it to work. We ate breakfast there one morning. It was good but very overpriced. We had been traveling for a while and hadn't paid that price for breakfast anywhere, including places with excellent breakfasts. Finally, there are some privacy issues with at least some of the ensuite bathrooms. In one of the rooms, the top part of the door (where glass/wood should have been) was missing, so everyone could hear everything. In another room, the wall separating the bathroom from the room only went up part of the way and the door was a saloon-type door. This may not bother you, but if you're shy about these things, you may want to confirm what you're actually getting in your room.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Rivendell Guest House Hotel Windhoek