River Crossing

Reviews of River Crossing

Good(83%) From 88 travellers
Excellent
33
Good
38
Average
13
Poor
3
Terrible
1
Below are independent comments from 88 of our travellers who have visited River Crossing, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs M from Wales
Arrived on: 27-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent

See previous

See previous [Ed: see below]

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Mr & Mrs M from Wales
Arrived on: 22-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Good Stop Over

Lovely setting. Calm after travelling.

Food and dining staff excellent. Other staff what you'd expect from a conference venue.

A really good choice for a 1 night in or out of Windhoek as you don't have to go into town.

Pool is in the middle of the dining area so not very private.

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Ms. M and Mr. S from US
Arrived on: 14-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Poor
Poor
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Terrible
Terrible
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

River Crossing review

Far from the city, so when we wanted to go to Windhoek to walk around, we had to pay an expensive cab fare.

There were also no activities available for us to book to occupy our time. However, hospitality was very good.

The dinner was delicious. The sunset was very pretty. I'm glad we only stayed one night, though.

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A&A from Portland
Arrived on: 26-Mar-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good

River Crossing

The location is beautiful.

This lodge was chosen because it was closer to the airport than other Windhoek locations.

Staff was very friendly and helpful.

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Mr. & Mrs. B - Wiltshire
Arrived on: 3-Mar-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Poor
Poor

River Crossing.

If a few things are wrong with a lodge or hotel it sensitises one to yet more problems. This sadly was the case with River Crossing. No help was given or offered to get our bags from the car up the steep steps into the hotel in pouring rain. There were no umbrellas provided so we had to sit and wait for the rain to abate before we could go to our rooms. The paved path stopped at my sons room no.5. A grit path continued towards our room no.6 but the descent to the room was over uneven bedrock, definitely sub standard even for a one night stay. The room itself was fine. The main pathway to the rooms had quite a few small branches (thorny) growing out from the surrounding acacias into the path. So one had to duck and weave ones way along. A man with secateurs could deal with the problem in minutes. The swimming pool was notable for the rich green growth of algae growing on the sides. Oh dear! There was a mini bar fridge in our room. It had a list of it's contents and the prices, why should one have to pay for bottled water? As I was going to bed I wanted some water. Imagine my surprise to find the fridge had no bottles of anything in it, and my total amazement that it's only content was an insulin injection pen for a diabetic! I reported this to the management in the morning they looked shocked and did apologise. The fridge in my sons room turned out to contain one bottle of water. Your website describes the food as fair I think that's about right. I should add that the manageress was very helpful in phoning Wilderness several times to try and find out what time we were going to be collected. And that the staff were friendly and helpful except over our arrival.

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Prof. B & Mr K from Delhi
Arrived on: 9-Feb-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

River Crossing review

A superb location with a great view.

The staff stood out for their warmth and humour and helpfulness.

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Mr and Mrs R. from Beaconsfield
Arrived on: 25-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average

River Crossing review

Spent an evening there as it is reasonably close to the airport. Pleasant without being very luxurious. Very nice verandah and we had a lovely sunset.

NO real "wow" factor (certainly compared to the safari lodges that we stayed in later).

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Mrs M. from Egham
Arrived on: 24-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Poor
Poor
Facilities:
Average
Average

Good for last night

Good for the day before you fly home, there is a nice pool and the views across the hills are wonderful.

Although the staff were friendly, there seemed to be a bit confused at times. Although we didn't want to do any activities, we weren't offered any either.

We had a 5 course tasting dinner with wine - the wine was very nice, but the food was very disappointing, shame as it was our last night.

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Ms J. from
Arrived on: 23-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Poor
Poor

River Crossing review

River Crossing could be a great view and location, but it lacked atmosphere.

It was the only place that did not offer a welcome drink, an important touch after a long drive.

I did not feel that we really met anyone in charge and just seemed to exist on the periphery of a conference that was being held there on the day we left.

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buckets
Arrived on: 11-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Poor
Poor

The River Crossing

As this guest house was located near the airport, it suited our purpose and was OK.

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