Rostock Ritz

Reviews of Rostock Ritz

Excellent(90%) From 35 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 35 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.
Mr A & Mrs L - Norfolk
Arrived on: 31-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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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
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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
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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
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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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Mr & Mrs M - Suffolk
Arrived on: 11-Oct-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Meerkats at Rostock Ritz

Rostock Ritz was an enforced stop as we could not drive from Tok Tokkie to Swakopmund in daylight hours. The rooms here are individual igloos designed to be cool in the hottest weather. The owner was very welcoming and nothing could be faulted with an excellent menu choice for the evening meal; ostrich steak for me and hake for my wife.

The delight here though are the Meerkats and if you were not lucky enough to see them in the wild then you can see them here. They run a rehabilitation unit rescuing Meerkats that have outgrown their owners since the locals like to keep them as pets. There were four here on our visit and equally as charming as we have seen on our television screens. Perhaps all the others are selling insurance in the UK!

A brisk morning walk just after sun rise brought us to a herd of very timid Hartmann's mountain zebra. All in all a grate stop over.

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Mr P, Mrs A and master W - Gloucestershire
Arrived on: 24-Aug-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Rostock Ritz review

We weren't expecting much from this night - it was in the itinerary really just to have somewhere to break the journey on the way to Sossusvlei, but what a treat! The landscape is absolutely stunning, and the drive up through the mountains had been tough but the scenery was majestic.

The accommodation itself was unique - spacious and well appointed. The staff were very friendly and it was clearly very popular with Namibians. It's run by Kucki and his family, whose pub in Swakopmund is now such an institution, and as he walks the floor attentively and keeps the staff busy, it's clear why that place became such a success.

The meerkat rehab area was unmissable for our 5 year old. We also had a very enjoyable dawn walk in the hills to see the mountain zebra.

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