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Riviera Hotel

127 Victoria Embankment Esplanade, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Ranked #26 of 43 Hotels in Durban
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014
paulino636 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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48 reviews 48 reviews
48 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Overall, an average stay. The hotel’s location is good because it is right by the water, and on the city’s bus route, and the hotel site and just outside it is safe. But due to inputting the hotel’s address incorrectly in the GPS when trying to initially find it, we got an unintended tour of the neighborhood. Because of that,... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

the location of this hotel makes it a great destination for the budget traveller who needs nothing more than a place to stay. it is within close proximity to many of the must see activities of durban. the rooms are clean comfortable and well serviced with helpful staff. having said that- it must be noted that the front of house... More 

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Durban, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

when I needed a place to stay in Durban I remembered one of the names my father mentioned more than 20 years ago "Riviera hotel". I booked in on 17/07/2013 and checked out on 19/07/2013 and I had a pleasant stay. A very warm welcome from Joan and Bongani. Bongani was very helpful with directions for surrounding places and tips... More 

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Hillbrow, Gauteng, South Africa
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

I stayed in Riviera Hotel for one night ,on my arrival I had a wonderfull assistance from the gentleman who was on duty at around about 23h45 ,although I checked out due to family crisis but the General Manager understood my situation,in this country we realy need this kind of people who can be able to offer help where it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

The place is os damn nice,,so cool and we did enjo..they can say all but guys you the best,,,your prices much higher...but affordable....main i reccomend,,dstv or dvd player,,,change t,v version....but the quality is great,,bedding,,,cleaners....ummmm,,one more thing food"not ayoba"...but than m cumming again on the 7th of july 2012...we micd the place with my fiance....THANK YOU REVERIA FOR WARM WELCOM...MNCWAA....put the... More 

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Mbabane, Swaziland
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

This hotel has been our home in Durban - My friends and I have been visiting Riviera Hotel for almost four years now. 5 trips so far plus more referals. The location is wonderful - workshop is arround the corner, and it is literaly in city centre. Meals and other convinience are just next to you. I love this place... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2010

Do not stay here. It is dirty and unkempt and the staff are conniving. I was charged for my FREE breakfast and the woman pocketed the money. Only after did I catch onto the scam but it was too late. When leaving, the front desk attendant insisted on negotiating my cab to the airport so he could get a kickback... More 

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
39 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2010

This hotel is a complete dump. The rooms stink - infact the whole hotel stinks. Sheets were a bit dirty, carpet was minging. Staff could do to be a bit nicer on arrival too other than just saying 'your bill is........'. Area round about the hotel is a dump too.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2010

this hotel is ok if you are on a buget, the rooms are clean & tidy, the staff at the front desk are helpful, there are taxis right outside to take to the beach / you can walk 15min away, if you have a car there is a car park right next to hotel. there are great places to eat... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
37 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2010

This place is a reasonable budget hotel. Has pretty basic rooms with TV, (although a bit noisy at night), two bars and a cafe. Shower was good. Staff are quite helpful. Just across the road from a yacht club/marina and a short walk to centre of town. Has very handy parking lot next door. Some of the side streets a... More 

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Address: 127 Victoria Embankment Esplanade, Durban 4001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 66
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