Riviera Hotel

127 Margaret Mncadi Avenue (Formely known as Victoria Embankment Esplanade)Durban4001South Africa
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About Riviera Hotel

Boasting scenic views of the harbour, Riviera Hotel low-cost accommodation and leisure facilities just a short distance away from the town’s popular attractions.

Within the brightly coloured rooms, guests will find televisions, safes, tea and coffee making facilities as well as ceiling fans. Upgraded room have air-conditioning units and free Wi-Fi access.

The hotel operates a 24-hour reception desk and offers on-site parking. During their spare time guests can enjoy a game of pool in the bar or watch their favourite sports on the large flat-screen television.

The on-site cafe Busters serves a wide range of casual dishes whilst guests can choose from a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages at the bar.

Guests staying at Riviera Hotel can easily access Durban’s numerous landmarks and tourist sites including the West Street Mosque, Natural Science Museum, uShaka Marine World and uShaka Sea Aquarium which are all within two miles of the property.


127 Margaret Mncadi Avenue (Formely known as Victoria Embankment Esplanade), Durban, 4001, South Africa
Telephone: +27(0)313013681 | Fax: +27(0)313013684 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Elevator
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Desk
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Handy location with picturesque views

The hotel overlooks the Durban Bay and many guests said that they thoroughly enjoyed watching the sailing boats and the water from the comfort of their hotel room. For many, the location proved very handy as they were able to reach the local beach on foot as well as numerous local bars, cafes and restaurants which are on the same road as the hotel.

Clean and comfortable interiors.

Although the rooms were not luxuriously furnished, many appreciated the fact that they were clean and well-presented. Most guests said they enjoyed a comfortable night’s sleep here and appreciated the clean linens and towels which were replaced on a regular basis.

Highest praise reserved for the staff.

From the concierge through to the waiting staff, all the hotel personnel were said to be friendly and helpful. Guests said that their stay here was made more enjoyable by the kind and courteous staff, who often went out of their way to make them feel welcome and at ease.

Negative Reviews

Noise disturbances.

Guests whose rooms looked out onto the road said that they were often disturbed by loud traffic from the street below which prevented them from getting a restful night’s sleep.

Sparse amenities in some rooms.

Guests who stayed in the standard-type rooms said that certain basic amenities were lacking such as phones and minifridges. Others objected to only having 30-minutes worth of free Internet and very limited channels on the TV to choose from.

Interiors in need of modernisation.

Quite a few guests mentioned that the communal areas within the hotel looked rather dated and would benefit from refurbishments. Some also said that the rooms were looking somewhat tired as they objected to the tatty and worn carpets and old-fashioned bathroom suites.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 10 reviews across the web
7.4 /10
7.4 out of 10 based on 10 reviews