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Areena Riverside Resort

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

This resort is great for kids. But they take over the rather small swimming pool making it a tad overcrowded and unpleasant for adults looking to just cool off. The resort is noisy - the peacocks make a racket and our rondavel was next to the quad bikes. The rondavels and chalets are on top of each other and there...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The friendly, helpful and proficient staff along with an incredible management makes Areena the best resort in the Eastern Cape. From Abby the giraffe to quad bike tours, amazing zing zip line to segway tours all in one park. Most definitely a place for all. While you there, say hello to the guy's at the restaurant with in credible wending...

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Thank Guy M
East London, South Africa
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We stayed in Wood Cabin no 1 - was an absolute treat - beautiful view, lots of birds, so much to do - grandchildren had a ball. Reception staff very, very friendly and terribly efficient. Food at restaurant good.

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Thank Tessa M
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We really enjoyed our stay at Areena. Well run Resort with very friendly and helpful staff. Lots to do at very reasonable prices. Peaceful with lots of animals and the beautiful Kwelera River. Quad bikes and kayaks was very nice activities. Nice charlets for rental too. Beautiful and well kept pool.

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Thank FlipFourie
East London, South Africa
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Log cabins are luxurious and neat , With beautiful surroundings excellent for relaxation. Restaurant food and service is great. Spa on site which is convenient and has fantastic service. Wildlife is tame and can be very friendly perfect place for the whole family to get away.

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Thank MAlthorpe
Sandton, South Africa
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Very well maintained units in a stunning setting. The resort offers lots to do and is beautiful. The chalet was very well equiped and clean. The booking process was seamless and the staff are very friendly and accomodating. We will be back!

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Thank Adele V
Heusenstamm, Germany
Reviewed 27 February 2017

great staff, very welcoming, nice and quiet. the appartment was spacious and clean. The campsites great. The shopping centre just 6 ks away. We met friendly permanent campers there. The street is really steep to go to this place.

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Thank stefanmrw
East London, South Africa
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Everything was great! We had a wonderful time especially the kids!!! The activities were well planned and the setting was very relaxing. Your staff were very friendly and helpful. Looking forward to our next visit -Thanks!

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Thank colinbeard2017
Uitenhage, South Africa
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The resort was beautiful and peaceful and animals actually came up to our tent and we could touch them. I really loved it and will definitely go back again. I enjoyed the experience and it was wonderful

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Thank sunelleh2017
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

The Areena resort is a great getaway with plenty of activities for the kids. Nice and tranquil in a safe environment. People are all freindly. We stayed in an on suite appartment which was tastefully decorated and included self catering with all necessary amenities. The only complaint about the room was the lack of pressure in the shower. The on...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated only 23 kilometers east of the East London city centre Areena Riverside Resort has become a sought after holiday and corporate destination.Nestled on the banks of the Kwelera tidal river, is the Eastern Cape's best kept secrect. Areena offers everything from well grassed camping sites, self-catering accommodation, adventure village and game reserve, conference facilities, to an upmarket family style restaurant and pub.Areena is the perfect place for fairy tale weddings, conferencing, corporate teambuilding and school and church camps.At Areena, there is always something for everyone! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Areena Riverside Resort

Address: Farm 694 Portion 7 | East Coast Resorts Road, East London 5259, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > East London
Price Range: $67 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Areena Riverside Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 19
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“a curtain/blind in the bathroom would be nice”
298terrid, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Preparing for the wedding in the log cabins was magic. You are right on the river and it is really peaceful. The cottage we stayed in was very clean, had everything we could ask for and was close to all the offerings the resort had to offer. This is a great place for family's, nature enthusiasts, fisherman, campers and a whole load more. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a tranquil break! ”
933clintont, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rondavels nice and clean. Just one thing that was a challenge there is no comfortable sofa/chair you can relax on and watch TV one is forced to lie on the bed when watching the TV. ”
zeemni, 13 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Bathrooms very small in the double en-suites, not sure about other rooms. Tranquil setting though.”
Michelleak, 27 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Wooden Chalets 3+4 probably the best in the resort as furthest from everything......”
KevinmatthewsSa, 7 Jan 2015 | Read review
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