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“Weekend away at the rivr”
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Riverside Sun
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Vanderbijlpark
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
“Weekend away at the rivr”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

We decide to go as a family. My wife and I were there previously. We had a very enjoyable long weekend. There was enough fun and games to kept the kids occupied. Looking forward in returning again in the future. Great stay and location with value for money. Keep it up

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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MickeyRau, General Manager at Riverside Sun, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Dear Gregory W
Thank you for taking the time to review Riverside Sun Resort on Tripadvisor. We value your feedback. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable stay with us and are looking forward in welcoming you back soon.
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed the stay and the staff is efficient and very friendly. I will be back. The team made this stay memorable. Helpful happy people I loved it. And the property exceeded my expectations, I highly recommend this place for sme good down time away from the city

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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MickeyRau, General Manager at Riverside Sun, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Dear Sharoet
Thank you for the great feedback, we pride ourselves in creating great experiences for our guest.
Looking forward in welcome you back soon.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2014

As a family we decided to head for this hotel for a Sunday lunch around the pool. The food was average at best (a Wimpy experience would have been better). All meals were cold, no cutlery or servietes supplied. The reason we decided on this venue was because of other experiences with Tsogo Sun resorts. Definitely not even close to what we have come to expect from Tsogo Sun. The surrounds have potential but furniture arranged haphazardly and at least half of the chairs without cushions. If you are looking for a pleasant day out with the family, I would say avoid the place.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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MickeyRau, General Manager at Riverside Sun, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Dear Wade VP

Thank you very much for taking the time to review Riverside Sun Resort, your feedback is valued.
I do understand your disappointment with your visit and can assure you that this is not our normal standard and has been addressed.

Once again thank you for the feedback
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

Was an amazing experience, everyone had something to do. Kids were always busy with activities and making friends, I got to relax at the poolside and hubby did some fishing and this time he actually caught some fish :)

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Mickey R, General Manager at Riverside Sun, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
Good Morning Veerappenn

Thank you so much for taking a few minutes to review Riverside Sun on Trip Advisor, and the great comments. We are very pleased that you had a relaxing and enjoyable time with us, looking forward to seeing you soon again.

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Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

Having read all the reviews for the hotel I was not sure what to expect. I have been pleasantly surprised. The hotel is great, service outstanding and food excellent. Having seen other resorts in the area this is definitely a firm favourite.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Mickey R, General Manager at Riverside Sun, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
Good Morning
Thank you so much for taking a few minutes to review Riverside Sun on Trip Advisor, and we are very pleased that you where so pleasantly surprised, this is great news. Looking forward to welcome you back soon and once again thank you for the great comments.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Very nice venue, relaxing and kid friendly. Rooms were of a high standard. Pity the waiter service in the dining room was frustrating. Waited too long, orders not correct, staff too slow, and not attentive.

Room Tip: River facing is nice
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Mickey R, General Manager at Riverside Sun, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
Good Morning ENaidoo
Thank you so much for taking the time to review Riverside Sun on Trip Advisor, we appreciate your feedback as this assist us in improving on any shortcomings experience. Your feedback is of great value to us.

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Mickey Rautenbach
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

we spen the whole weekend for a friends wedding. The staff was welcoming, very friendly, hard working and helpful. The food was to die for. Everything went very well. The rooms are nice.
will definately come back

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Mickey R, General Manager at Riverside Sun, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
Thank you so much for taking a few minutes to post some feedback on Trip Adviosr regarding your recent stay with us. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that we will see you soon again.

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Additional Information about Riverside Sun

Property: Riverside Sun
Address: Cnr. Wenning & Emfuleni Drive, Vanderbijlpark 1900, South Africa (Formerly Riverside Lifestyle Resort)
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Vanderbijlpark
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Vanderbijlpark
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Riverside Sun 3*
Number of rooms: 169
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideal for both business and leisure travellers to Johannesburg the Riverside Sun is located on the banks of the majestic Vaal River. Only 40 minutes from Johannesburg this hotel offers spectacular views, a range of sporting and leisure activities as well as several fully equipped conference facilities. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Riverside Lifestyle Hotel Vanderbijlpark

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