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This property is 12 minutes walk from the beach. Set 0.6 miles from the banks of the Umgeni River, The Riverside Hotel offers air-conditioned rooms, an outdoor pool and a range of beauty treatments at its wellness centre. Gateway Shopping Centre is 6.8 miles away.

All rooms have luxurious bedding and furnishings. Each one has satellite TV, air conditioning and a small kitchenette fitted with basic appliances. Riverside Hotel offers semi-self catering facilities.

The outdoor pool area is built among natural rocks and tropical trees. Guests can enjoy a variety of beers and cocktails from the Cyril's bar.

Riverside Grill serves a blend of South African and European cuisines in a smart-casual atmosphere. Riverside Grill Bar features light snacks and tropical drinks.

The Riverside Hotel is a 20-minute drive away from Pavilion Mall. Durban Country Club is 1.2 miles away, while King Shaka International Airport is 16.8 miles from the property.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.8 for a two-person trip.

The Riverside Hotel has been welcoming guests since 27 Sept 2010.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.7)

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Buffet

Free parking available at the hotel


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4 reasons to choose The Riverside Hotel

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speak English
Closest beaches
  • Beachwood Beach

    8.6 Fabulous beach
    900 yards from property
  • Blue Lagoon Beach

    8.3 Very good beach
    1,050 yards from property
  • Jet Ski Beach

    8.8 Fabulous beach
    1,150 yards from property
  • Laguna Beach

    8.5 Very good beach
    1,350 yards from property
  • Thekwini Beach

    8.5 Very good beach
    1 miles from property
  • Country Club Beach

    8.6 Fabulous beach
    1.2 miles from property
  • Durban Beach

    8.5 Very good beach
    1.5 miles from property
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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve
    0.3 miles
  • Blue Lagoon Park
    0.5 miles
  • Japanese Gardens Durban North
    0.9 miles
  • Umgeni River Bird Park
    0.9 miles
  • Kings Park Stadium
    1.2 miles
  • Kings Park Athletics Stadium
    1.3 miles
  • Durban Country Club
    1.4 miles
  • Kengsington Square
    1.5 miles
  • Moses Mabhida Stadium
    1.5 miles
  • Big Rush
    1.5 miles
Top attractions
  • Beachwood Golf Club
    2.1 miles
  • African Art Centre
    2.2 miles
  • Greyville Racecourse
    2.7 miles
  • Netcare Parklands Hospital
    2.8 miles
  • Durban Botanic Gardens
    3.2 miles
  • uShaka Marine World
    4.3 miles
  • Mount Edgecombe Country Club
    6.3 miles
  • Umhlanga Lighthouse
    6.3 miles
  • Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve
    9.1 miles
Natural beauty
  • River Umgeni River
    1.2 miles
  • Sea/ocean Suncoast Casino
    3.1 miles
Beaches in the neighbourhood
  • Beachwood Beach
    900 yards
  • Blue Lagoon Beach
    1,050 yards
  • Jet Ski Beach
    1,150 yards
  • Laguna Beach
    1,350 yards
  • Thekwini Beach
    1 miles
Closest airports
  • King Shaka International Airport
    14.2 miles
  • Pietermaritzburg Airport
    39.5 miles
How to get to The Riverside Hotel from King Shaka International Airport
    Private shuttle
    Free parking is available.
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2 restaurants on site

    Riverside Cafe

    Cuisine: International, Grill/BBQ, South African

    Hops Restaurant & Bar

    Cuisine: Grill/BBQ

Facilities of The Riverside Hotel
  • BBQ facilities
  • Live sport events (broadcast)
  • Live music/performance
  • Happy hour Additional charge
  • Canoeing Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kid meals Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Secured parking
  • Airport drop off Additional charge
  • Airport pick up Additional charge
Reception services
  • Lockers
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Kids' outdoor play equipment
  • Babysitting/child services Additional charge
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Business centre Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Minimarket on site
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Packed lunches
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Barber/beauty shop
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Room service
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Shallow end
  • Fitness
  • Hair styling
  • Hair colouring
  • Hair cut
  • Beauty Services
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Fitness centre
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Zulu
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Sustainable initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules The Riverside Hotel takes special requests - add in the next step!


15:00 - 00:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


00:00 - 10:30


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

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Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Diners Club American Express The Riverside Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note the hotel offers wireless internet throughout - the first 400MB per day is free.

Please note: Guests are required to fill in a credit card authorization form, provide a copy of photo ID and a copy of the credit card within 48 hours of making a reservation. The credit card authorization must be filled in and returned to the Hotel. If guests decline to fill in a credit card authorization, a bank transfer or EFT is also acceptable within 48 hours of making a reservation.

Please note, should you opt to pre-pay by credit card, the credit card produced on check in, must match the one used to guarantee the booking.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Spa and gym facilities at this property are unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please inform The Riverside Hotel in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.