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The Riverside Hotel

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

The new owners have done quiet a bit of renovation. The rooms are spacious and well appointed. As a smoker I loved the little balcony which aforded me the comfort and ease of smoking in the room. I love a bed with crisp linen of really good quality, the linen at The Riverside is amazing. They have both squishy and...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wonderful atmosphere both inside and outside the hotel. Friendly and helpful staff. Good location, easy access to nearby lagoon and beaches. Surrounded by tourist attractions. Well cooked meals and good service. Clean and neat.

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Empangeni, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms have mini kitchen, I think it would be nice to have for example 2 plates and cutlery for 2 so that when we order out, we can warm our food in plates not packages that came with. Other than that, I think the overall service was excellent.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you to Keith and Dinesh for a lovely stay. Dinesh went out of his way to assist me with a Mac charger I forgot at the hotel. Thank you for arranging the delivery thereof to me. I loved room 521, the beautiful views and a wonderful home from home stay. I will definitely be back.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

The stay was pleasant, although there was a miscommunication about family sea facing rooms when we had booked the room. Management quite quickly and efficiently proceeded to rectify the problem and ensured that we were not inconvenienced. Room quality overall very good, although the safe in the room was broken, and the air conditioning was not very effective.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My stay was pleasant , the location was ideal, I had requested the necessary items, and they were delivered according to my expectation, I will definitely look at visiting the hotel in the near future

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The quality of the hotel has degraded from when I first started staying there. Had to follow up on when maintenance would come and sort out the hot water in my room, then it took an hour for it to be sorted, not even a bottle of water in the fridge, so I buy my own only to find that...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make rooms sound proof and the option of having breakfast in the room. Fortunately we were hardly at the hotel we just popped in and out, everyday. The location was prefect, just looking for a parking during the evening was painstaking.

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Newcastle, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Warm and welcoming. Friendly and helpful staff. Rooms cleaned and serviced regularly. Belongings was not tampered with. Breakfast was delicious and there was a huge variety. Beds was comfortable. Microwave mini fridge available. Room service was very good.

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Kempton Park, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The weekend away i will always treasure so much, the accommodation was the best, the areas we went to were fantastic. My family and i had a wonderful time at aha riverside hotel and will definitely return one day.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Three Cities Riverside Hotel and Spa offers 169 deluxe and standard bedrooms and suites with views of the uMngeni River, the Indian Ocean and the Durban North suburb. The bedrooms and suites are unique in terms of not only having all the regular comforts associated with a four-star hotel, but are also equipped with a kitchenette, complete with a microwave, a mini-bar fridge, cutlery and crockery. All room facilities include en suite bathrooms, air conditioning, telephones, colour televisions, analogue modem points, and power points for cell phones and laptops. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Riverside Hotel

Address: 10 Kenneth Kaunda Road, Durban 4065, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: $118 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Riverside Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 169
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Also Known As:
Riverside Hotel Durban
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Durban
#11 Luxury Hotel in Durban
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“conference room very privately situated”
VeenaNaidoo, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“The rooms have mini kitchen, I think it would be nice to have for example 2 plates and cutlery for 2 so that when we order out, we can warm our food in plates not packages that came with.”
nongceboz, 21 May 2017 | Read review
“Ensure that quieter rooms are chosen if possible.”
rinesh_singh, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“Bigger face wash basin (sink) required.”
Q6693KVdm, 1 May 2017 | Read review
“As this Hotel also includes conferencing facilities, ensure you ask for a room that will not be near any conference guest rooms.”
MargaretW_11, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
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