Rostock Ritz

Reviews of Rostock Ritz

Good(89%) From 27 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 27 of our travellers who have visited Rostock Ritz, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Ms H - Texas
Arrived on: 1-Mar-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Rostock Ritz review

I was at the Rostock Ritz for one night and could happily have spent longer there.

Pros:
1. Stunning location, fascinating chalets shaped like igloos, designed to conserve energy.
2. Very friendly and welcoming staff, includin the managers, the Goosens.
3. The owner came over from his house at dinnertime and walked around and chatted to everyone in the dining room, a really friendly and engaging gesture.
4. Excellent food and service at dinner, also at breakfast
5. There were several resident dogs around, which I enjoyed.
6. Lovely pool and the most comfortable pool chairs, of a most interesting design
7. The place hosts a meerkat rehabilitation center, which was fascinating to see in operation. It also generated some great stories.
8. The evening game drive took us over some remarkable terrain and the guide (also one of the managers) was very knowledgeable about the territory, and the animals and birds in it.

Can't think of any cons, except perhaps that the chalets were very small, and felt a bit cramped, especially after Sosusvlei :-).

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Ms G and Mr M from Spain
Arrived on: 1-Nov-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Beautiful location, nice rooms.

The rooms are unique: those stone igloos are very nice.

A great place for hiking, with very well marked itineraries.

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Mr A & Mrs L - Norfolk
Arrived on: 31-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Space, Scenery and Peace

Most often used as a one night stopover, this lodge with the wonderful name is worthy of two nights if you don't want to charge from place to place. They offer a couple of excursions but the stunning space, scenery and total peace is its own reward. They have a series of self-guided walks of differing lengths and difficulty within the 12,000 hectare property, which is shared with non-dangerous plains game.

Accommodation is in solid igloo-shaped rooms, all with terraces enjoying spectacular views of the surrounding plains, dunes and mountains. Most are semi-detached though we had a suite, number 19, which was detached and very spacious with every facility. I believe the tariff is only available on a bed and breakfast basis with the restaurant operating as a la carte for lunch and dinner. Breakfast was a good buffet with eggs cooked to order. The dinner choices we made were disappointing. We enjoyed our stay at the (Namibian) Ritz.

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Mr. & Mrs. B - Hampshire
Arrived on: 30-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Heavenly Rostock Ritz

Disabled persons review: This lodge specifically caters for the disabled with ramps and two designated rooms for the disabled.

My husband describes this lodge as paradise on earth and for once I wouldn't disagree with him.
Following a swim in the pool, I spent a lazy afternoon in a hammock looking at the fabulous view.

The rescued meerkats that live here were fun to watch with their almost human mannerisms.
Great to dine in a restaurant where you have a good choice of dishes after several days of set menus consisting of grilled springbok, kudu, etc.

Good to see owner of lodge mixing with the guests and pleasant to have the staff come and chat to you in the evening after dinner.

The lodge is ideally placed for breaking up a trip between Sossusvlei and the coast but please stay longer than the one night. This lodge is definitely on the list for our next visit.

Our only suggestion for improvement would be to have tea/coffee facilities in the room.

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Mr & Mrs J - Munich
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Rostock Ritz

This was a stopover on our way to Swakopmund. The staff were very friendly.

One night is enough. There is not a lot to do. Rooms are quite small and dark.

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The H family from Farnham
Arrived on: 9-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Rostock Ritz review

Set on a ridge after a 10Km drive in from the main road the site looked impressive. The igloo style rooms were very well appointed, comfortable with great views.

The dining and bar areas looked very good and the food was excellent. Staff were very helpful. The tame (but fairly vicious) Zebra and the Meerkat rehabilitation area were pleasant bonuses.

A dawn walk along one of their trails led to the plains below the lodge where a large herd of Zebra were feeding.

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Mr & Mrs T - Bristol
Arrived on: 22-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Rostock Ritz review

We returned to Rostock after a stay here 10 years ago and it is as good as ever! Lana and Walter were excellent hosts, very attentive and keen that we should enjoy our stay.

They have developed independent walking routes from the lodge which were well signposted and we took advantage of three of these. There is a large enclosure that has been developed for meerkats that have been 'rescued' from their owners who no longer want them and this was a good opportunity to see them close up and to observe the daily feeding.

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Mr & Mrs B - Essex
Arrived on: 3-Jun-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Rostock Ritz review

fabulous place. we were given an upgraded room which was excellent. kucki and staff very helpful. food was great. we were given advice about the walks which was helpful and went on a game drive which was enjoyable and informative.

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Mr M & Ms J - Lancashire
Arrived on: 8-Apr-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
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Location:
Good
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Good overnight stop

Unusual rooms but felt very small and dark after all our tented experiences.

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Family A - New Zealand
Arrived on: 29-Dec-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Rostock Ritz review

Superb location and outlook.

The children loved the meercats and swimming pool

A great place to stop on route to Soussusvlei

Very freindly and accommodating

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