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“Disaster!”
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Riverside Sun
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Vanderbijlpark
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Disaster!”
Reviewed 28 June 2007

They fool you with the entrance... you think you are amidst a top notch hotel and the facilities look lovely and then they blow it with attention to detail and service (lack of)!!

Buffet was the same food (literally, on the same plates/dishes) from lunch to dinner. Very unfortunate experience for us - could have been marvelous but the staff really blew it.

Hotel is a bit run down, think they are renovating or something. Repoted a leaking toilet and they did nothing to repair - stepped in water leaked from bathroom in the morning... leaked through the wall into the bedroom carpet!!! Mold and disgusting surroundings in the bathroom. Beds very uncomfortable.

DON'T waste your money when there are plenty of other quality establishments along the Vaal!

  • Stayed February 2007, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2006

Hello
My name is Sandra.
I lived in South Africa from the age of 1 until the age of 15.
Then we left to Europe, how it broke my heart!!
I7 years later I decided to visit South Africa again.
I stayed at the Riverside Sun Hotel for one night on the 28.01.2006 and then again from the 05.02.2006 until the 09.02.2006.
I really enjoyed my stay.
The hotel is very clean, the room service was very good, the morning breakfast buffet was fantastic, the people were super friendly, polite, educated and caring.
When I visit South Africa again, my stay will for sure be at the Riverside Sun Hotel.
For me it was a 5 star service...

Stayed February 2006
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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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