980 meters to the beach
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.4|
|Distance to city center||7 km|
|Nearest airport||King Shaka International Airport (DUR)|
|Distance to airport||22.0 km|
Built in 1998, aha Riverside Hotel is a distinct addition to Durban and a smart choice for travelers. The hotel lies 7 km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. Visitors to the hotel can take pleasure in touring the city's top attractions: Blue Lagoon, Umgeni River, Park Boulevard.
The facilities and services provided by aha Riverside Hotel ensure a pleasant stay for guests. A selection of top-class facilities such as free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, convenience store, daily housekeeping, gift/souvenir shop can be enjoyed at the hotel.
Aha Riverside Hotel is home to 169 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as television LCD/plasma screen, mirror, separate living room, internet access – wireless, non smoking rooms. The hotel's recreational facilities, which include fitness center, sauna, golf course (within 3 km), outdoor pool, spa are designed for escape and relaxation. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the aha Riverside Hotel the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Durban.
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 0-3 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Guests 4 years and older are considered as adults
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.
Durban City Center
Wonderful stay! Very clean and tastefully decorated room. Very spacious. Great buffet breakfast and dinner was delicious! All the staff from reception to the kitchen were friendly and very helpful. The outside pool and bar area is a nice place to relax.
It is impossible to have a decent night's sleep in this hotel. The noise is unbearable and the staff are unable to contain the noise from inconsiderate guests. Used to be a quiet, tranquil hotel....not anymore. Furthermore, sound proofing in the rooms is atrocious. This place would have been excellent value for money, if not for the above complaints.
South African Hotels”
We're over from Kent UK. We initially booked in for 7 days and extended our stay by a further 3 days because of the hotel surroundings, cleanliness and most of the staff. Although the Staff in the cocktail bar are really poor and abrupt, it seems that they're are doing you a favor by letting you purchase a drink and both barmen are close to being considered rude. The restaurant is great and the staff bend over backward to help and make you feel at home. Surprising though we have never been greeted by the few white staff who consist of The Manager and another two food and beverage managers who work varied shifts. I can now understand why there is a need for affirmative action and the need to make white personal the last choice when hiring. We recommend this establishment.
We enjoyed our break. We where looking for a short getaway just to relax and we got exactly that at the Riverside. I loved the outside bar area, was the perfect place to chill while my husband enjoyed sport. That long island ice tea will bring me back. I hope by the time we come back, your menus will be sorted, as that was the only issue we had. You guys where changing menus and the waiters where not too clear on availability. Wasn't a big issue though. Thanks
Great stay overall, lovely place. ”
Check in and out was easy and fast. Breakfast was good. Cannot really fault the place on anything. I would have liked to see an ice dispenser machine on one of the floors though as is common with most 3 & 4 star hotels.... in this case a bucket of ice has to be purchased through the kitchen for R10. Overall stay was great and I highly recommend to leisure travelers.
Rude restaurant front desk”
We generally prefer eating breakfast out of the hotels we stay but it just so happened that the Agoda online deal included breakfast. I went down to the breakfast restaurant and asked for a takeaway latte as we would not be eating there - my boyfriend spotted the pancakes and so we changed plans and decided to have a sit down breakfast. When we let the lady at the front desk know , she gave us a tongue lashing of note ,about how a takeaway latte is not included in the breakfast option- I explained that I didn’t have a breakfast drink because she actually gave me the takeaway but was nonetheless happy to pay for it - She didn’t want me to pay but continued shouting. Needless to say we didn’t eat breakfast(that was paid for) there the next day. Nobody wants to wake up to unnecessary coffee drama that early in the morning-especially if ur paying for it!
We had a 5 star stay, and we were impressed with every little thing. ”
There were no cons. We felt so at home, we had a lovely stay at Aha. The staff were so welcoming and kind all the time. The cleanliness was beyond amazing. I am in awe at how this is not a 5 star as yet. Thank you so much, for a lovely vacation. We enjoyed every last bit.
Friendly and good service”
The service is super. Staff is friendly and always willing to help. The lady who was a waitress for outdoor section was extremely humane, friendly, always serving with a smile even when she was the only one and the guests were really above her. The breakfast was suoerb. It was for the first time that I found a hotel that loaned yoi cutlery and crockery gratis. It is a pity I did not read the hotel booklet in rhe room thus I missed out in the gym. As a holiday club member I will be using the hotel more, if holidaying in Durban.
The Dining hall kitchen staff were super friendly and very proffessional at all times always willing to assist.The reception staff very helpful.Food wowed everyday.Rooms are stylish and clean.What I saw on website its what I found when I got there.Thank you so much.
obsessed customer satisfaction ”
the staff was on the ball. only thing I didn't like was while I was in de room the door was opened twice. by staff members once checked in. n then knocked in 3x. by house keeping. n we where called 3x also. y was this over done. otherwise a good experience.
Absolutely beautiful, scenic and excellent service at the Hotel”
I am certainly going to make this my number one choice in Durban for my weekend get-aways, as from the time you enter the parking, you are welcomed by pleasant security. Then when you enter the reception foyer there an abundant amount of front office staff with big smiles and efficient assistance. The Cafe/Bar staff were not so friendly, especially the male supervisor on duty to say the least. Except Thulani/I think his name was, our waiter that work ed nightshift at he bar was EXCELLENT! After breakfast the next morning, we asked for a later check out and it was gladly confirmed with a smile. WE ARE VERY VERY VERRRRY HAPPY! Did I mention...VERY happy!
Amazing location and staff friendly, well trained and committed to making guest experience memorabl”
I was particularly impressed with the positive energy of my family's experience. We took three rooms. The reception and manager were friendly, pleasant and most helpful. Breakfast was great and cleaning staff were amazing. Highly recommend. The Yo-LAB
We really enjoyed our stay at Aha Riverside Hotel. I want to mention that our room was not cleaned on the second day and we had to specifically ask housekeeping to clean our room on the 3rd day. I don't think this is acceptable.
Very good clean efficient service ”
Parking of vehicles very big problem and no cover parking. Vehicles are very expensive items and no control for vehicles going in and out by the gate. Security have no clue if its the owner that takes the vehicle out.
Value for money - not a 4 star”
Good value, but sadly dated
First of all I can say they were not organised, I had to wait because they couldn't find my booking which was made and paid for a week prior, Food was terrible, staff were not so friendly in the dining area. I will not be staying there in future. Thank you
The hotel needs a good clean and replacement of old swollen cupboard doors. It is or enough to paint the door, replace them if they are damaged. Bathroom tile grout black with mound and the area around the bottom of the door of the shower in two room had visible dirt and mound. I found human hair on my clean towels. The dining area roof has numerous black mildew marks from previous damage and the large light fixtures have dirt hanging off them. I watched the dust fall onto the tables. The kitchen area needs a good clean. Knives nod forks on the tables were grimy. The staff were pleasant.
very neat and clean for the price. staff very friendly and helpful. the breakfast was very nice, i enjoyed my stay.
We booked twin beds and were given a double bed instead. Booked smoking rooms but was very disappointing as we were not advised that the hotel is non smoking
We enjoyed a pleasant overnight stay at Riverside Hotel and delicious breakfast.