We stayed at the Rivendell Guest House , Beethoven Street, Windhoek, on two occasions during our holiday. Firstly from the 4th – 7th August and secondly from the 10th – 11th August 2008. My party consisted of two adults and two children (aged 9 and 7 years). We found staff to be very helpful and they made us feel at home. They made dinner reservations for us on a couple of occasions (Joe’s Beerhouse) and organised transport.
Rivendell is located just outside the city centre, about a fifteen-minute walk from the Wernhil Shopping Centre. The guesthouse is in a quiet residential street. Security is not a problem within the property. Walking from the guesthouse to town I passed a couple of signs, which warned of the dangers of crime in the neighbourhood. Personally I believe that walking into town during daylight hours does not present a problem. The city centre is quite compact with all major shopping facilities and tourist sites within walking distance. We never felt in danger at any stage during our time in Windhoek but were reminded by staff at Rivendell not to take undue risks.
From the 4th – 7th August we stayed in a self-catering flat at Rivendell, located next to the swimming pool. The children appreciated the extensive range of kid’s channels on the television in the flat. We did avail of the cooked breakfast on offer at Rivendell. Breakfast is taken around a large table in the dining room (main house), which provides a good opportunity to meet other residents. The continental and cooked breakfast offerings were of a high standard and very good value.
There is a travel agency on site at Rivendell called ATI Holidays. We used them to book door to door transport from Windhoek to Swakopmund. I saw Mr Cartwright, Director; personally go the extra mile to assist a guest in distress (stolen luggage/damaged hire car). I have no hesitation in recommending ATI Holidays.
Upon our return to Rivendell on the 10th August we stayed for a night in the main house. The accommodation was not en-suite but was perfectly adequate. The tariffs at Rivendell are very reasonable.
- 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