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Areena Riverside Resort

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Outdoor pool
Traditional Duplex | Terrace/patio
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms | Terrace/patio
Traditional Duplex | Desk, iron/ironing board, bed sheets

Overview of Areena Riverside Resort

Areena Riverside Resort

4.0 star property
4-star hotel in Great Kei with outdoor pool and restaurant

8,6/10 Fabulous

3 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Internet access
  • Pet-friendly
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
The price is R1 090
Price available on 2023/01/28
East Coast Resorts Rd, Corner of Glen Garriff Turn-off, Great Kei, Eastern Cape, 5259

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • East London (ELS) - 36 min drive


  • Areena Quays Restaurant - 14 min walk
  • Tea Under the Trees - 7 min drive
  • Cintsa Bay Restaurant And Pub - 13 min drive
  • The Deck - 13 min drive
  • Emerald Vale Brewery - 15 min drive

About this property

Areena Riverside Resort

When visiting Great Kei, Areena Riverside Resort is a great choice to consider. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant, or indulge in massages, body wraps, or facials. There's an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge, and in-room conveniences at this upscale hotel include refrigerators and microwaves. Fellow travelers love the restaurant.


Afrikaans, English

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 26 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:30 PM - 5 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (1 per room)*
  • Restrictions apply*


  • WiFi in public areas*


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) on weekend mornings 9:00 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Playground
  • Trampoline

What to do

  • Archery
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Rope course
  • Segway rentals/tours
  • Canoe
  • Ziplining
  • Fishing
  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Segway rentals/tours


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services


  • Afrikaans
  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Plasma television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils


  • Housekeeping (on request)

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments.


Onsite venue - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in public areas for ZAR 160 (1-device limit, rates may vary)
  • Breakfast costs between ZAR 80 and ZAR 130 for adults, and ZAR 80 and ZAR 130 for children (approximately)


  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of ZAR 65 per pet, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Areena Riverside Resort Great Kei
Areena Riverside Great Kei
Areena Riverside Resort Hotel
Areena Riverside Resort Great Kei
Areena Riverside Resort Hotel Great Kei

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Areena Riverside Resort?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at Areena Riverside Resort?
As of 27 January 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Areena Riverside Resort on 28 January 2023 start from R1 090, 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.
Is there a pool at Areena Riverside Resort?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Areena Riverside Resort?
Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room. There's a charge of ZAR 65 per pet, per night.
Is parking offered on site at Areena Riverside Resort?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Areena Riverside Resort?
You can check in from 2:30 PM - 5 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
What is there to do at Areena Riverside Resort and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like archery, fishing, and ziplining. Additional recreation onsite includes segway rentals. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include spa services and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Areena Riverside Resort?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Areena Quays Restaurant (14-min walk), Tea Under the Trees (3.7 mi), and Cintsa Bay Restaurant And Pub (5.4 mi).
Does Areena Riverside Resort have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchenette is available in every room, and also includes a stovetop, a refrigerator, and a microwave.
Does Areena Riverside Resort have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Was a quick night on route home to PMB, So didn’t get to do much, restaurant was good enjoy the time we did have. Would definitely consider a longer stay next time
Anton, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Loved the surroundings but a bit disappointed with the en-suite accommodation not the fault of the resort I thought I booked into a hotel and not self-catering
Jonathan, 3-night romance trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Neil, 4-night family trip
Verified guest review