Reviews of Rivendell Guesthouse
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Rivendell Guesthouse review
This was a 5 star guesthouse as far as I was concerned. Excellent facilities and kept very clean and tidy. This is the sort of level all hostels/guesthouses should aspire to.
Very efficient service, excellent breakfast and lovely clean shared kitchen area to prepare your own meals in. Room was lovely and pool area was very nice with safe parking for the car. Would highly recommend this guesthouse to others.
The Rivendell is a camper's hotel. It is slightly run-down but sufficient. Mattresses are troughed. The breakfasts were good and there were cooking facilities, if one wanted.
At the end of the trip it would have been nicer to stay right in town at a hotel, closer to shopping and with parking. I would rate the Rivendell between Avg. and Poor.
Expert Africa comments
Rivendell Guesthouse is situated in one of the city's quiet suburbs, whilst still being in easy reach of the centre. We often suggest it for travellers with a restricted budget; it's a clear step up from a backpackers hostel. In terms of value-for money, we think that it's one of the best guesthouses around - although obviously it's not quite as polished or smart as some of Windhoek's more costly places to stay.
We're sorry that these travelers didn't like it, but would urge those seeking higher standards of luxury to look towards Hilltop House, Olive Grove, the Heinitzburg Hotel or some of our other suggestions in Windhoek.
Having said all this, Rivendell's owners tell us that since they received this feedback, all the mattresses in their beds have been replaced. We hope that this will help to make guests more comfortable in future.