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Riviera Hotel Durban
Riviera Hotel Durban
Riviera Hotel Durban
Riviera Hotel Durban
Riviera Hotel Durban
Riviera Hotel Durban
Riviera Hotel Durban

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7.2

Very good

1,312 reviews

1,312 reviews

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7.4

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - Inside city center
Parking
Available
Popular landmarks
uShaka Wet 'n Wild 2.4 km
uShaka Marine World 2.5 km
Durban Botanic Gardens 2.8 km
Suncoast Casino 3.2 km
Big Rush Urban Adrenaline 3.6 km
Moses Mabhida Stadium 4.0 km
Mitchell Park Zoo 4.3 km
Umgeni River Bird Park 5.8 km
The Valley of a 1000 Hills 26.4 km
Nearby landmarks
Consulate of the United States 220 m
Consulate of German 260 m
Info-Med 330 m
Adam’s & Co 330 m
Floyd's Pharmacy 350 m
Sparspot Pharmacy 350 m
Dick King Statue 400 m
Consulate of Portugal 470 m
West Street Mosque 480 m
N3 Highway 500 m

Riviera Hotel Durban

127 Margaret Mncadi Avenue, Durban City Center, Durban, South Africa, 4001 - See map

Conveniently situated in the Durban City Center part of Durban, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Be sure to set some time aside to visit uShaka Marine World as well as Golden Mile nearby. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant and spa on-site.

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Highlights

980 meters to public transportation

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Inside city center

620 meters to Durban Natural Science Museum

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Car park

Shuttle service

Spa

Game room

Luggage storage

Contactless check-in/out

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Durban every 6 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.1
Distance to city center1.2 Km
Location rating7.4
Nearest airportKing Shaka International Airport (DUR)
Distance to airport29.5 km

Rooms available at Riviera Hotel Durban

Very good
Room comfort & quality

8

Standard Double Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Harbor view
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Twin Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Harbor view
  • 2 single beds
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Harbor view
  • 1 double bed & 2 single bed...
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Budget Double Room
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  • Outdoor view
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Riviera Hotel Durban?

    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 Riviera Hotel Durban?

    Riviera Hotel Durban 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 70 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 Riviera Hotel Durban 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, Riviera Hotel Durban has a car park available for guests.

    Is breakfast offered at Riviera Hotel Durban?

    Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Riviera Hotel Durban. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 25 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 Riviera Hotel Durban?

    Riviera Hotel Durban features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

    What is the smoking policy at Riviera Hotel Durban?

    Riviera Hotel Durban does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

    What restaurants are nearby Riviera Hotel Durban?

    Restaurants including Pier 107, Vigour & Verve and L.A Cafe are popular in Riviera Hotel Durban’s neighborhood which is known as Durban City Center.

    What popular shopping places are close to Riviera Hotel Durban?

    Located in the Durban City Center area, Riviera Hotel Durban is close to great shopping choices like Victoria St Market, Joe's Corner Shop and Springbuck Art & Jewellers.

    What are popular attractions near Riviera Hotel Durban?

    Guests at Riviera Hotel Durban can easily visit Durban Natural Science Museum, Port Natal Maritime Museum and Kwa Muhle Museum located in the Durban City Center area.

    What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Riviera Hotel Durban?

    Riviera Hotel Durban is located in the Durban City Center area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as South African Parks Reservations, Albert Park and Natal Bay.

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    What people love about Riviera Hotel Durban

    • 10

      Exceptional
      Breakfast

      "The breakfast was just okay."

      NONTOBEKO

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      December 31, 2021

    • 8

      Very good

      "Would definitely recommend it to others."

      Slindile

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      November 18, 2020

    • 8.8

      Excellent
      Staff 

      "Brenda Tshabangu from Soweto South Africa, excellent staff, clean rooms."

      Brenda

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      August 5, 2019

    Property ranking|Compared to 1,151 Durban properties
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    Room comfort score
    8/10
    Location score
    7.4/10
    Service score
    7.4/10
    Value for money score
    7.1/10
    Better than
    97
    %
    of Durban properties
    Better than
    92
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    Better than
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    Overall rating:

    7.2

    Very good
    1,312 reviews
    Cleanliness
    7.2
    Facilities
    6.1
    Location
    7.4
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    More about Riviera Hotel Durban

    More about Riviera Hotel Durban

    Riviera Hotel Durban

    For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Durban, Riviera Hotel Durban is the perfect choice. Its convenient location right in the city center allows you more time to see all that Durban has to offer.
    At Riviera Hotel Durban, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Free internet access provided within the hotel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Airport transfer services can be booked before your check-in date, to ensure a smooth and convenient arrival or departure. Exploring Durban is made even more convenient with the shuttle services available at the hotel.
    For those driving their own car, parking is available for guests. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like room service let you get the most out of your time at Riviera Hotel Durban. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
    All rooms at Riviera Hotel Durban are designed and decorated to make guests feel right at home. Enjoy your stay even more at the hotel, knowing that some selected rooms include air conditioning. Some rooms at Riviera Hotel Durban are available with design features like a balcony or terrace. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find cable TV available in some selected rooms.
    Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the hotel you'll find toiletries available in some guest bathrooms.


    Dining and things to do

    Each morning you can start the day with a delicious in-house breakfast offered at Riviera Hotel Durban. A number of great dining options at the hotel assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices.
    Enjoy the countless activities offered at Riviera Hotel Durban. A relaxing end to every day is possible with a visit to the spa, located right in the hotel.


    Around the property

    An array of attractions are a must-see while visiting Durban. Cheer on the local team at Moses Mabhida Stadium located 3.9 km away, or just buy some authentic gear and memorabilia to show your support. Chill out in the beach or just watch the waves on warm days at Golden Mile located 2.0 km away.


    Reasons to stay here

    Find rooms here that are cheaper than 95% of all other options in the city.
    Compared to the city's accommodation options, this hotel scored higher than 95% of them for food and dining.
    According to guests who stayed here, this hotel's room comfort is rated higher than 97% of other accommodations in Durban.

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    Amenities and facilities
    Good
    Facilities

    6.1

    Most talked about facilities

    Breakfast

    6 mentions

    Housekeeping

    6 mentions

    Food & Dining

    1 mention

    Beach

    1 mention

    Languages spoken

    • English

    Internet access

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

    Things to do, ways to relax

    • Billiards
    • Game room
    • On-site entertainment
    • Spa

    Cleanliness and safety

    • Anti-viral cleaning products
    • Cashless payment service
    • Doctor/nurse on call
    • First aid kit
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hot water linen and laundry washing
    • Individually-wrapped food options
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Professional-grade sanitizing services
    • Protective screens in common areas
    • Room sanitization opt-out available
    • Rooms sanitized between stays
    • Safe dining setup
    • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
    • Shared stationery removed
    • Staff trained in safety protocol
    • Temperature check for guests and staff

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • Restaurants
    • Room service

    Services and conveniences

    • Contactless check-in/out
    • Elevator
    • Luggage storage
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
    • Safety deposit boxes
    • Smoking area

    For the kids

    • Family room

    Land sports

    • Golf course (within 3 km)

    Access

    • CCTV in common areas
    • Front desk [24-hour]
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Pets allowed

    Getting around

    • Airport transfer
    • Car park [on-site]
    • Shuttle service

    Available in all rooms

    • Air conditioning
    • Fan
    • Free bottled water
    • In-room safe box
    • Satellite/cable channels
    • Shower
    Food and dining
    Breakfast options
    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    Restaurants on site

    Restaurant

    • Menu: Buffet
    Location
    127 Margaret Mncadi Avenue, Durban City Center, Durban, South Africa, 4001
    Very good
    Location

    7.4

    Airports

    • King Shaka International Airport (DUR)
      29.5 km
    • Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB)
      65.0 km

    Public transportation

    • Berea Road
      980 m
    • Dalbridge
      1.6 km

    Hospital or clinic

    • Info-Med
      330 m

    Shopping

    • Victoria St Market
      830 m

    Convenience store

    • BP Express
      830 m

    Cash withdrawal

    • ATM
      30 m
    What's nearby

    Popular landmarks

    • uShaka Wet 'n Wild
      2.4 km
    • uShaka Marine World
      2.5 km
    • Durban Botanic Gardens
      2.8 km
    • Suncoast Casino
      3.2 km
    • Big Rush Urban Adrenaline
      3.6 km
    • Moses Mabhida Stadium
      4.0 km
    • Mitchell Park Zoo
      4.3 km
    • Umgeni River Bird Park
      5.8 km
    • The Valley of a 1000 Hills
      26.4 km

    Nearby landmarks

    • Consulate of the United States
      220 m
    • Consulate of German
      260 m
    • Info-Med
      330 m
    • Adam’s & Co
      330 m
    • Floyd's Pharmacy
      350 m
    • Sparspot Pharmacy
      350 m
    • Dick King Statue
      400 m
    • Consulate of Portugal
      470 m
    • West Street Mosque
      480 m
    • N3 Highway
      500 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 0-3 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 4 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 fee70 ZAR
    • Distance from city center1.2 Km
    • Travel time to airport (minutes)40

    Extras

    • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)25 ZAR
    • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee30 ZAR

    The property

    • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
    • Number of bars/lounges0
    • Number of floors5
    • Number of restaurants1
    • Number of rooms 66
    • Room voltage220
    • Most recent renovation2010

    Parking

    • Daily parking fee40 ZAR

    Reviews of Riviera Hotel Durban from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    7.0
    /
    10
    Cleanliness7.2
    Facilities6.1
    Location7.4
    Room comfort and quality8.0
    Service7.4
    Value for money7.1
    High score for Durban
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (10)
    8-9 Excellent (5)
    7-8 Very Good (7)
    6-7 Good (6)
    <6 Below Expectation (17)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (11)
    Jun - Aug (15)
    Sep - Nov (10)
    Dec - Feb (9)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    NONTOBEKO from South Africa
    Family with young children
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2021

    Exceptional”

    The breakfast was just okay. They should add bar fridge and maybe microwaves in the rooms.

    Reviewed December 31, 2021

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    8.8
    Excellent
    Brenda from South Africa
    Solo traveler
    Budget Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2019

    Excellent”

    Brenda Tshabangu from Soweto South Africa, excellent staff, clean rooms. Reasonable prices, would visit again with my family and friends

    Reviewed August 05, 2019

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Slindile from South Africa
    Group
    Standard Twin Room
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2019

    Very good”

    Clean room, accessible transportation, nice breakfast. Would definitely recommend it to others.

    Reviewed November 18, 2020

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    6.4
    Good
    Thobela from South Africa
    Couple
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2019

    Marvelous stay”

    One thing that turned me off was the lift that was not work for 3 days either than that everything was fine.

    Reviewed January 04, 2020

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    5.2
    Khanyiso from South Africa
    Solo traveler
    Budget Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2019

    Above average”

    I find the person in charge of hosekeeping with a negative attitude. The cleaning staff ate friendly and courteous . it needs to improve on facililite and amenities. the breakfast venue doesnt look inviting. the lift is older model. must be willing to invest in the business if want to attract clientiele. The price charged for what you get is reasonable. it appears effort is put in maing sur the rooms are clean

    Reviewed August 12, 2019

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    5.6
    Zinhle from South Africa
    Couple
    Budget Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2019

    Above average”

    The hotel has an excellent harbor view, but the front desk staff is unfortunately unwelcoming and the room wasn't quite clean and had no basic amenities.

    Reviewed October 06, 2019

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    5.6
    Thokozani from South Africa
    Couple
    Standard Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2019

    The facilities are a bit rusty i think they need to work on that but the hospitality was not bad”

    The old lifts

    Reviewed August 27, 2019

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    4.8
    E. from South Africa
    Solo traveler
    Standard Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Acceptable”

    Had an all night battle with mosquitoes, staff seen demotivated, compared to the super friendly staff that helped me with my first booking and stay at the hotel back in 2007

    Reviewed January 20, 2019

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    We had mosquitoes after a heavy storm since have been under control.Sorry staff not as friendly.Will speak to them again

    Responded March 22, 2019
    Riviera Hotel Durban
    4.4
    michael
    Couple
    Standard Twin Room
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

    Bad experirence”

    Room was infested with mosquitos and I had bites all over me after the first night sleep

    Reviewed March 25, 2019

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    Sorry there was a sudden invasion of Mosquitos after a heavy storm .These were soon dispersed

    Responded April 04, 2019
    Riviera Hotel Durban
    3.6
    bayeza from South Africa
    Family with young children
    Budget Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2019

    Staff that i met in the morning of the 28th were very unfriendly especially the white woman ”

    Lifts not working, had to carry our bags to the 5th floor and no assistance from the staff, the smell of cigarettes in the hallways is not pleasant at all, breakfast was not worth the money... i really think this place should be closed down

    Reviewed December 30, 2019

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    3.6
    Milisa from South Africa
    Couple
    Budget Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2022

    Dirty would not reccomend ”

    The floor (mat) was wet and the entire room has a horrible smell. The bedding is disgusting it looks like it was not washed,it has stains all over

    Reviewed April 16, 2022

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    2.8
    Bridget from South Africa
    Family with young children
    Budget Double Room
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2019

    I would never give people recommendations to book into that trashy place with no airconditioniong”

    The place is dark in the corridors,cramped, no air conditioning,we stayed for 5 days but sheets were never changed and there was no mini bar fridge atleast for visitors to be able to keep our drinks in while in those stuffy hot rooms

    Reviewed January 04, 2020

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    3.2
    Iva from South Africa
    Couple
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 5 nights in August 2019

    no satisfied .the room are staffs n the hotel is dark..not wow”

    the staff was friendly

    Reviewed August 21, 2019

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Meganathan
    Family with young children
    Family Room
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

    Homely and Friendly staffs”

    We really enjoyed the stay at Riviera hotel. Staffs are very very friendly and helped a lot. Nice location and completely secured. very close to all main spots. My wife and kids didnt want to vacate the room as they liked it very much :) :) :) only problem is Parking, we must park in another place and it is not clean. for that we must pay R45/day. Please take further steps to provide free parking or atleast clean parking. other that hotel is 100% perfect.

    Reviewed July 30, 2018

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Jasmine from China
    Business traveler
    Standard Twin Room
    Stayed 5 nights in May 2013

    good location, nice staff, fine food.no internet”

    friendly staff, fine food, good location

    It was my first time being in Durban and this hotel does not disappoint me since it is economy with friendly staff, fine food and the beach is close.I really enjoy walk after working a whole day to the beach.

    Reviewed May 31, 2013

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    8.7
    Excellent
    Julian from South Africa
    Couple
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 4 nights in March 2013

    Value for money.”

    View, location and clean.

    Apart from the inconvenient parking arrangement, the hotel itself was great. The hotel management needs to notify guest wishing to make booking of the varied parking tarrifs for day, night and full day parking. There was also no 2 pin plug adaptor in the room with which to charge my mobile phone. After a call to the front desk, Danny explained why this was and promptly sent one up to our room which I retuned during check out.

    Reviewed April 04, 2013

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    5.6
    Juliet from South Africa
    Family with young children
    Family Room
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2018

    Great budget accommodation for the whole family with children. ”

    The hotel rooms are clean. Breakfast was great. The hotel surroundings not so good looking but the hotel management is on point in terms of upkeep of the entire hotel and service. The hotel is close to a lot of attractions in Durban especially the Durban Habour and uShaka Marine.

    Reviewed October 02, 2018

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Enock from South Africa
    Business traveler
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2016

    You are so amazing, I like your services expeciall your receptionists.”

    That was my first time visiting your hotel and I tell you, I was impress about that. The area of which you hotel is, your equipment and everything was superb. Thanks and I will visit again.

    Reviewed August 25, 2016

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Adele from South Africa
    Couple
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2017

    Adele Augustyn”

    QUAint little budget hotel - ideally situated - clean - staff friendly - Busters restaurant attached where we had our breakfast - good value for money - an observation - they just had numbered keys for the doors - which you could buy at any hardware/locksmith - so needs a better door licked - otherwise - would recommend this hotel - on the PEOPLE MOVER Bus route as well

    Reviewed February 01, 2017

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    8.0
    Excellent
    SIVANANDA from South Africa
    Couple
    Standard Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in November 2013

    A relaxed ind enjoyable stay”

    fast , centrally situated . harbor view

    a very pleasant and relaxed stay . with the ocean view and beaches that was right on the door step . efficient staff that made us comfortable. food was good and was well per paired . neatly kept rooms and badger pricing was also a bonus

    Reviewed March 14, 2014

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