Durban Accommodation at Riviera Hotel in Durban
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  • Property TypeHotel
  • Guests150
  • Rooms/Units60

Riviera Hotel is a highly recommended Durban Central hotel providing accommodation in 60 guest rooms for tourists visiting the Durban region.

About Riviera Hotel

The Riviera Hotel is a modern, attractively decorated low budget tourist hotel offering excellent value and friendly, efficient service.

The Riviera Hotel is ideally located at the edge of Durban’s CBD, opposite Durban Bay, the International Yacht Harbour, BAT Cultural and Entertainment Centre, Wilson’s Wharf and Catalina Live Theatre. The hotel is only a 40 minute drive from the King Shaka International Airport, a 10 minute drive to the International Convention Centre, uShaka Marine World, Sun Coast Casino and Entertainment Complex and Durban’s main beaches.


The 66 hotel rooms, mostly sea facing are fully carpeted, have colour TV (SABC, eTV stations), ceiling fans and an en-suite shower and toilet or bath and toilet.

A number of Standard Harbour facing rooms now have DStv channels- Mnet, Movie 1and Sport 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Premium Budget Rooms are also available with air conditioning, plus flat screen TV’s with Mnet, Movie 1 and Supersport channels 1,2,3,4 (from DStv) and some rooms with a balcony are available.

Family rooms accommodating two adults and one or two small children are also available.

Busters Diner Restaurant and Bar

The Busters Diner restaurant, located on the ground floor, has a menu to cater for a wide range of tastes and ample seating for those who enjoy the bustle of the Esplanade and International Yacht Harbour across the road. As a licensed tourist hotel with full food and beverage facilities, guests are prohibited from bringing their own food and drinks into the hotel.

Services and Facilities

• Access to fax, e-mail and internet during office hours by prior arrangement.
• Undercover secure parking adjoining the hotel at reasonable rates
• Telephone in room (optional)
• Lock up safe facilities on premises /personal room safes in some rooms
• Internet / email available on dedicated guest computer
• Small conference/meeting room (30pax)
• Wi fi available in restaurant, bar,lounge, conference room and some hotel rooms (30 minutes / 50MB free per day)


Since our hotel is very popular and so heavily booked, early advance booking is essential. Reservations are only confirmed on receipt of an advance payment.

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Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Air-conditioning
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Fan(s)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: allowed
  • Telephone (direct dial)
  • Television (SABC, eTV only)
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Reception (24 hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Free Wi-Fi

Find Riviera Hotel in these collections

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Low Budget Side Facing

Low budget side facing double room with en suite bathroom with shower and TV- SABC 1,2,3 and eTV.

Qty: 15
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Standard Double Room

Harbour facing Double (one double bed) or Twin (2 single beds) with en suite bathroom with shower and TV -SABC 1,2,3 and eTV.

Qty: 15
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Premium Budget Harbour Facing

Harbour facing,airconditioned with Select DSTV channels en suite bathroom with shower or bath available as Double room (one double bed) or Twin Room (2 single beds).

Qty: 15
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Harbour Facing Family Room

Harbour Facing family room with double bed and 2 single bed for young children ,air-conditioned and with Select DSTV channels.

Qty: 15
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

25 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewvery good

I have enjoy eversince I arrived at this hotel hence it is not first time, the rooms were clean and affordable accommodation with breakfast serving with nice people. And what I like about this hotel is close to everything like habour walking distance to town. Am interested to come again.

December 2018

Lindiwe Songelwa (Mtata)

Verified reviewvery good

All was good.

October 2018

Kabelo Bannister (Gauteng)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages welcome.

Closest airport(s)King Shaka International - 40km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyMastercard, American Express, Visa, EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since November 2000

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