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Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

this hotel is clean and its next to harbor i really enjoyed their breakfast. But whats bothers me is that their Wifi is limited. their bathroom was specious. it is far from the beach but at least i was using a car

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Port St Johns, South Africa
Reviewed 18 July 2016

The carpet is badly stained. One small piece of soap for 3 to share. Unfriendly staff unless you are Zulu speaking. Location extremely bad, my son's tablet was snatched as he was standing by the side of the hotel steps. Would not recommend it to any person.

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3Thank _cmaymlu
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Nice big room and very clean. Nice view of durban harbour and hotel gives you a voucher for breakfast. Area didnt feel safe at night but a taxi right outside solved that problem. The hotel is quite old and the building next door is a wreck. However, the staff were great. Wouldnt feel safe staying here alone but will stay...

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1Thank Ann H
Rustenburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Booked for 6 nights but checked out after 2 nights, the hotel is extremely bad, the carpet in the room looked like it was neva cleaned in ages, the bedding had stains, the location is horrible and not safe at all. Bad bad bad....

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5Thank Puseletso N
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Could pass as a good lodge with services , ok for the rate you pay , great location, very near ushaka marine , and the beach , just a block away from the harbour , spent 2 nights on the 5th floor great veiws from the window to the harbour.

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1Thank reezanK
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 23 March 2016

The hotel is very nice and clean , not forgetting the view over looking the Durban Harbor. Its location is perfect and near many things in Durban . The convenience of the Busters Diners also makes it the Budget hotel of choice when visiting Durban. I had an awesome 4 days and 3 nights stay and could recommend it to...

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Thank simply2001
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Great location (By the Durban Harbour). Warm and friendly staff. Great food available in the Hotel Restaurant. Everything is within easy access from the hotel. The beach, the harbour, uShaka Marine world, you name it. If you are looking for a great quite stay away from the noise and busy beaches, Riviera Hotel is the place to be.

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4Thank johnsonn385
Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 December 2015

It was alright, for the money you pay. It was basic, but it was clean and spacious. There was no shower, only a bath. Breakfast was nice, and included within the room price. This hotel is okay to stay for a couple of nights if you're on a budget.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 8 June 2015

we had the pleasure of enjoying a great room with a great view on the 5th floor, of Durban's harbour. It is a budget hotel, but the staff were exceptionally friendly and I loved the busters budget diner downstairs. If you're looking for a budget stay in Durban CBD, this is great value. Peter was also a great help!

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4Thank Naureen K
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 1 August 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,...

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Airport Transportation

Additional Information about Riviera Hotel

Address: 127 Victoria Embankment Esplanade, Durban 4001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: RM156 - RM223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 66
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#10 On the Beach Hotel in Durban
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Room with view of harbour is great but choose highest floor as hotel is on a busy road. DO NOT walk around alone at night.”
 of 5 bubbles 769AnnH, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Spectacular views of the harbour. Wilson Warf is within a short walking distance.”
 of 5 bubbles johnsonn385, 23 Feb 2016 | Read review
“ask for a room higher than the 2nd floor and facing the harbour opening onto a balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles ganhes, 28 May 2014 | Read review
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