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Hotel Riviera

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Standard Triple Room | Terrace/patio
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Hotel Riviera

Hotel Riviera

Durban hotel with spa and restaurant

6,2/10 Good

7 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • 24/7 front desk
The price is R553
Price available on 2023/02/12
127 Margaret Mncadi Avenue, Esplanade, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, 4001

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Durban Central Business District
  • UShaka Marine World - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • King Shaka Intl. Airport (DUR) - 36 min drive


  • Roma Revolving Restaurant - 11 min walk
  • The Oriental - 13 min walk
  • Earthmother Organic - 3 min drive
  • Joe Cool's - 3 min drive
  • Maan Hing Chinese Restaurant - 3 min drive

About this property

Hotel Riviera

Hotel Riviera is a great choice for a stay in Durban. Guests can be pampered with massages at the spa and grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 66 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms (speed: 50+ Mbps)


  • Onsite parking available only on request
  • Secured covered onsite self parking (ZAR 30 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • English breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–noon
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • 1 building/tower
  • Full-service spa


  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Iron/ironing board

Freshen up

  • Soap
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi (speed of 50+ Mbps)


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Sphumz Beauty & spa. Services include massages. The spa is open select days.


Riviera Cafe - Onsite restaurant.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Cash deposit: ZAR 50 per accommodation, per stay
  • Breakage deposit: ZAR 50 per stay

Optional extras

  • English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately ZAR 50 for adults and ZAR 50 for children


  • Covered self parking costs ZAR 30 per day
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).


<p>Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit on site. </p><p>The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p><p>This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival. </p>
Property Registration Number 2015/263343/07

Also known as

Hotel Riviera Hotel
Hotel Riviera Durban
Hotel Riviera Hotel Durban

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Riviera offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Riviera does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Riviera?
As of 08 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Riviera on 12 February 2023 start from R553, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Riviera?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Riviera?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Riviera?
Yes. Self parking costs ZAR 30 per day.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Riviera?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at Hotel Riviera?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World (13-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Hotel Riviera and nearby?
Hotel Riviera has a spa.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Riviera?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Riviera Cafe. Nearby restaurants include Roma Revolving Restaurant (11-min walk), The Oriental (13-min walk), and Neo Cafe (2.1 mi).
What's the area around Hotel Riviera like?
Hotel Riviera is a short 2-minute walk from Harbour and 11 minutes' walk from Workshop Mall.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities




4/10 Fair

The description and photos shown on the website are not what you get. The carpets in our room were filthy dirty. The furniture in the passage was equally dirty. There were people sleeping on the couches in the passage outside our room who were coughing and snorting, not sure why they were not sleeping in their rooms. There is no parking offered by the hotel, you need to use a 3rd party parking facility at R70 per day, and not the R25 as per website. Once you have parked on the 3rd level, you need to walk down dirty stairs to the hotel entrance with all your luggage, were people are sleeping, smoking and drinking on the stairs, it feels very unsafe. The homeless people harass you as you walk from the parking to the entrance. We booked for 4 guests, we were only provided with 2 towels, we had to share towels. The room tv is smaller than the smallest computer monitor I have seen, and there is no remote. There is not even a kettle or fridge in the room. The balcony door does not lock, you just need to hope nobody tries to climb up to the balcony and access the room. On checking in we requested reception to open the normal doors so we could get our luggage in, as the revolving doors were too small, our request was just ignored by reception staff. Unless I was absolutely desperate, I would not stay there again. I have stayed in budget accommodation like Sun 1, which was much better than this facility.
2-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

The hotel is a little too expensive for what it is. Everything is so old, there was a stench in the room and it was quite noisy with the road just outside. The hotel really needs to be renovated.
Christophe, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Nyameka, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Could have done better
Disappointing, no wifi in the room, only outside. Cockroaches in the room, the sink quite small. Breakfast was good.
Tapiwa, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

The hotel needs to be renovated. Still using old lifts and the floors and furniture is old. Carpet is dirty and for people with sinus it was a problem. You also pay a refundable fee to get a room key and a tv remote meaning if you dont have cash you won't play a TV
1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Lindani, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Our stay was great but it would have been wonderful if the hotel has free WiFi and mini bar fridges in the room
Athi, 3-night family trip
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