Riverside Hotel
Riverside Hotel
Riverside Hotel
Riverside Hotel
Riverside Hotel
Riverside Hotel
Riverside Hotel
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8.4

Excellent
/10
(2,085 reviews)See what guests said
Highly rated by guests – 83% would recommend
Housekeeping27
Breakfast20
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8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 810 meters to the beach
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Umgeni River Bird Park 480 m
Moses Mabhida Stadium 2.2 km
Big Rush Urban Adrenaline 2.6 km
Mitchell Park Zoo 2.9 km
Suncoast Casino 3.1 km
Golden Mile 4.8 km
Durban Botanic Gardens 4.9 km
uShaka Wet 'n Wild 6.8 km
uShaka Marine World 7.0 km
The Valley of a 1000 Hills 26.2 km
Nearby landmarks
Blue Lagoon 150 m
Umgeni River Bird Park 480 m
Model Yacht Pond 590 m
Park Boulevard 730 m
Pick n Pay Hyper by the sea 790 m
Windsor Park Municipal Golf Course 820 m
Squadron Kiteboarding 860 m
Durban North Japanese Gardens 880 m
Scuba Dive 920 m
Golden Hours Family Market 950 m
Free Wi-Fi

Riverside Hotel

10 Kenneth Kaunda Rd, Durban North, Durban, South Africa, 4051 - See map
Property highlights
Hygiene Plus
This property has self-selected and self-certified the hygiene measures
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Close to Umgeni River Bird Park
Within 480 m of property

This property is in high demand!

3 travelers have booked today.

Hygiene Plus
Wellness
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit
  • Airport transfer

  • 810 meters to the beach

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Durban every 5 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.3
Distance to city center7 km
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportKing Shaka International Airport (DUR)
Distance to airport23.3 km

Rooms available at Riverside Hotel

Suite
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Double
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Partial ocean view
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Double
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Partial ocean view
  • 1 double bed
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Suite
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Double Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 double bed
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Triple Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Triple
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed and 1 single be...
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Standard Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • 1 king bed and 2 single bed...
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Frequently asked questions

Does Riverside Hotel have a hot tub?

A hot tub is one of the facilities available at Riverside Hotel.

What time is check-in and check-out at Riverside Hotel?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Riverside Hotel?

Riverside Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 350 ZAR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Riverside Hotel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Riverside Hotel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. You can drive in and park yourself, or use valet service offered at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Durban with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

Is breakfast offered at Riverside Hotel?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Riverside Hotel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 130 ZAR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at Riverside Hotel?

Riverside Hotel features 2 on-site restaurants for your dining convenience. Dishes are served in a la carte and buffet during opening hours. To meet any special dietary requirements, halal diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

Can special events be hosted at Riverside Hotel?

You may choose an indoor venue for your special gathering. Large events and gatherings such as private events can be hosted at Riverside Hotel.

Can business events be hosted at Riverside Hotel?

On-site venues and convenient event services make Riverside Hotel an ideal choice for hosting events such as corporate events, conferences and meetings. An extensive range of facilities and services including free Wi-Fi and audio-visual equipment is available to help your business meeting or event a successful one.

What is the smoking policy at Riverside Hotel?

Riverside Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Riverside Hotel?

The closest train, metro, or bus station to Riverside Hotel is Umgeni, 1.1 km away.

What restaurants are nearby Riverside Hotel?

Riverside Hotel is located in Durban North, famous for good restaurants such as Papa G's, Sea Horse and Kevin Harris.

What popular shopping places are close to Riverside Hotel?

Riverside Hotel is located in Durban North area which features shopping places such as Park Boulevard, Squadron Kiteboarding and Stables Lifestyle Market.

What are popular attractions near Riverside Hotel?

Riverside Hotel is located in Durban North area, which is famous for attractions such as Umgeni River Bird Park, Durban North Japanese Gardens and Beachwood Mangrove.

What popular beaches are close to Riverside Hotel?

Riverside Hotel is located in the Durban North area, which includes Jet Ski Beach, Laguna Beach and Beachwood Beach.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Riverside Hotel?

Riverside Hotel is located within Durban North, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Burman Bush Nature Reserve, Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve and Collard Road D'MOSS.

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What people love about Riverside Hotel

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Place was up to standard, very clean."

    Mandy

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    September 30, 2020

  • 10.0

    Exceptional

    "Definately going there again soon"

    SAMKELO

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    January 27, 2021

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Great staff and food was on point"

    Alice

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    November 29, 2018

Property ranking|Compared to 1,018 Durban properties
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Cheapest price score
Location score
8.8/10
Room comfort score
7.2/10
Value for money score
8.3/10
Better than
98
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Overall rating:

8.4

Excellent
2,085 reviews
Cleanliness
8.5
Facilities
8.2
Location
8.8
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What travelers say they love:
The room was spacious and immaculately clean.
Johan from South Africa
Couple
More about Riverside Hotel

More about Riverside Hotel

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.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.2

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

26 mentions

Housekeeping

17 mentions

Food & Dining

12 mentions

Swimming Pool

3 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Canoeing
  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Safe dining setup
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alcohol
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Coffee shop
  • Happy hour
  • Kitchen
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant [halal]
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Convenience store
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids facilities
  • Kids meal

Land sports

  • Golf course (within 3 km)

Access

  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Microwave
  • Non-smoking
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Vegetarian
Restaurants on site

Riverside Cafe

  • Cuisine: International, Grill/BBQ, South African
  • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte

Hops Restaurant & Bar

  • Cuisine: Grill/BBQ
  • Menu: Buffet
Location
10 Kenneth Kaunda Rd, Durban North, Durban, South Africa, 4051
Excellent
Location

8.8

Airports

  • King Shaka International Airport (DUR)
    23.3 km
  • Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB)
    64.1 km

Public transportation

  • Umgeni
    1.2 km
  • Moses Mabhida
    2.3 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Broadway
    2.5 km

Shopping

  • Victoria St Market
    5.8 km

Convenience store

  • On-site

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    240 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Umgeni River Bird Park
    480 m
  • Moses Mabhida Stadium
    2.2 km
  • Big Rush Urban Adrenaline
    2.6 km
  • Mitchell Park Zoo
    2.9 km
  • Suncoast Casino
    3.1 km
  • Golden Mile
    4.8 km
  • Durban Botanic Gardens
    4.9 km
  • uShaka Wet 'n Wild
    6.8 km
  • uShaka Marine World
    7.0 km
  • The Valley of a 1000 Hills
    26.2 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Blue Lagoon
    150 m
  • Umgeni River Bird Park
    480 m
  • Model Yacht Pond
    590 m
  • Park Boulevard
    730 m
  • Pick n Pay Hyper by the sea
    790 m
  • Windsor Park Municipal Golf Course
    820 m
  • Squadron Kiteboarding
    860 m
  • Durban North Japanese Gardens
    880 m
  • Scuba Dive
    920 m
  • Golden Hours Family Market
    950 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-11 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until10:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee350 ZAR
  • Distance from city center7 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)30

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)130 ZAR
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee65 ZAR

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges2
  • Number of floors5
  • Number of restaurants2
  • Number of rooms 169
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened1998
  • Most recent renovation2011

Reviews of Riverside Hotel from real guests

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8.3
/
10
Cleanliness8.5
Facilities8.2
Location8.8
Room comfort and quality7.2
Service8.3
Value for money8.3
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Rating
9+ Exceptional (99)
8-9 Excellent (26)
7-8 Very Good (42)
6-7 Good (27)
<6 Below Expectation (39)
Time of the year
Mar - May (52)
Jun - Aug (24)
Sep - Nov (83)
Dec - Feb (74)
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9.2
Exceptional
Thabisile from South Africa
Couple
Room Assigned on Arrival
Stayed 5 nights in December 2018

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.

Reviewed December 21, 2018

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9.2
Exceptional
Impressed
Business traveler
Standard Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

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!

Reviewed October 29, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Joanene
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

Great allrounder”

The Hotel has several facilities for all to enjoy, the salon, the pub and restaurants the hotel itself is great and it is very close to all the major events as well as Durban golden mile.

Reviewed April 01, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Michael from Australia
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 9 nights in March 2016

Fredericks Australia”

I have recommended this hotel to all my family and friends who are planning a visit to Durban. I will gladly stay in this hotel again. The staff were amazing and the food very good.

Reviewed May 08, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Brenda from South Africa
Family with young children
Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

Exceptional”

I would always book at this hotel when ever I come to Durban wow what a place, The staff was so super amazing, the food was great, facility the best it deserve 5 stars not 4...

Reviewed October 04, 2018

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8.0
Excellent
Julia from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Deluxe Double
Stayed 9 nights in April 2012

Super hotel with pleasant staff! ”

Close to city and attractions

have stayed at this hotel on a number occasions. staff friendly and co operative. breakfast buffet needs to be upgraded. bathrooms need a bit of refurbishing. complimentary parking at hotel which is great bonus. close to city and sport venues. would stay here again on next visit to durban.

Reviewed April 26, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Sivanathan from South Africa
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 3 nights in March 2016

EXCELLENT SERVICE - RIVERSIDE HOTEL ”

I am extremely pleased to advise you of the marvelous service that I received from Riverside staff. From the security at the gates to our check out. I was impressed. A special mention to Muzi, Dinesh and Salomon who went above and beyond to make our stay a most pleasurable one. I look forward to staying with Riverside again in the future.

Reviewed April 04, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Abdool from South Africa
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 4 nights in September 2018

Best Holiday Ever”

aha Riverside Hotel is an amazing place to stay. we had the most amazing time. The staff are very friendly. Thank you for making our stay a memorable one.

Reviewed October 01, 2018

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9.2
Exceptional
Alyssia from South Africa
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Good getaway”

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

Reviewed March 11, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
kuben from South Africa
Family with young children
Standard Double
Stayed 1 night in September 2013

For the love”

food, environment and entertainment

Would love to stay there fulltime, durban is nice

Reviewed July 31, 2014

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8.0
Excellent
Suvan from South Africa
Solo traveler
Deluxe Double
Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

Very good”

Excellent value for money, impeccably clean with good cleaning services, close enough to attractions around Durban, solid breakfast

Reviewed February 06, 2018

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8.0
Excellent
Eugene from South Africa
Couple
Room Assigned on Arrival
Stayed 4 nights in October 2018

Very good”

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.

Reviewed October 08, 2018

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8.0
Excellent
Sipho from South Africa
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

Friendly staff, clean room, good breakfast everything was on point”

Everything was good for me, staff members, WiFi everything. Thanks guys for the very very welcome visit in Durban

Reviewed December 21, 2018

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8.4
Excellent
Nadia from South Africa
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

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!

Reviewed January 09, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
GLENYS from South Africa
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

HOWIE”

We enjoyed a pleasant overnight stay at Riverside Hotel and delicious breakfast.

Reviewed May 15, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
neriksha from South Africa
Family with young children
Triple Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2018

Excellent Hotel”

The hotel was excellent,great location, the room was big and very clean. The staff is friendly and they served a great breakfast. The hotel has excellent facilities. Will be staying there again and I will recommend this hotel to friends and family.

Reviewed April 09, 2018

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7.6
Very good
Boyzie from South Africa
Family with young children
Standard Double or Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Amazing stay at the Riverside Hotel ”

We enjoyed our stay, the room met our expectations. It was our first time visiting this hotel and we'd definitely want to come back. Food is good, their prices are affordable, they have food specials everyday of the week, kids area, etc. My wish is for the hotel to strengthen the Wi-Fi signal, it's very poor. Some staff members also need to pay attention o how they carry themselves around customers, and how they speak. But overall we had a good time and I'd go back several times and recommend the hotel to my friends.

Reviewed January 09, 2020

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4.7
Ian from South Africa
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 2 nights in July 2014

Uncomfortable and noisy.”

Very little unless you consider it has easy access to major attractions in and around Durban

My wife and I decided to spend a relaxing weekend in Durban and selected the Riverside Hotel due to its location and expectation that it would offer a quiet relaxing environment. How wrong can one be? The hotel is popular with groups celebrating various events and appears to attract guests who seem determined to consume as much liquor as is physically possible. We were subjected to doors slamming, screaming and shouting in the corridors - mostly by inebriated teenagers who had little or no regard for other guests. My advice would be look elsewhere for accommodation unless you intend to join in and be a part of the party.

Reviewed July 07, 2014

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9.7
Exceptional
Renata from South Africa
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in December 2014

Brilliant stay ”

Location, cleanliness and friendliness

Excellent! I misplaced my wristwatch in the room and only realized it when I returned home. I called the hotel and was told that it was found by housekeeping and returned to management! That is amazing!!

Reviewed December 16, 2014

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8.0
Excellent
Heather from South Africa
Couple
DOUBLE STANDARD - BED AND BREAKFAST
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Very good”

Comfortable clean modern stylish accommodation. Best coffee and cake .. even my guests were impressed.. my new home away from home.. see you soon Riverside

Reviewed November 12, 2019

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