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“Cape experience over New Years” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Riviera Suites
Ranked #85 of 106 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Johannesburg, South Africa
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128 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Cape experience over New Years”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2014

My family and i stayed at The Riviera for 7 nights over New Years. The hotel is very basic but centrally situated to everything. The hotel does not have a swimming pool but a Public sea water Swimming Pool is situated across the road. The Sightseeing Bus and local Citibus has a stop across the road from the hotel. The reception, sleeper couches needs an upgrade and a swimming pool is required for families. Parking is charged for and is limited but street parking is also an option. The top floors have huge balconies with amazing sea views. The staff are friendly and the rooms cleaned regularly. There are a number of shops in the street behind the hotel to cater for groceries and shopping. The 6 sleeper units have only 1 bathroom to share.

Room Tip: the rooms higher up and sea facing are the best with larger balconies.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank H0lidaytrip
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed here across the New Year's Eve period. The hotel is in a great location slightly outside of the hustle and bustle of the Waterfront and CBD, but both easily reached with a 10-minute taxi drive. There's also a MyCiti bus stop outside the hotel. Within 5 minutes walk of the hotel, there's a Woolworth's (if you're self-catering) plus plenty of great pavement cafés including Nü where we had scrummy organic breakfasts! The Hotel is an updated Art Deco building, nothing too amazing, but the rooms are well furnished, clean and well equipped. We used our kitchenette quite frequently and were more than happy with it, with all the appliances working well. The staff we encountered were all incredibly helpful, even when we arrived back in the early hours of the morning slightly worse for wear from celebrating NYE. Our room had a small balcony with a view of Seapoint swimming pool and the ocean beyond. We left our car on the street outside the hotel (no charge) for the duration of our stay and didn't use it once. Overall, the hotel met all our requirements and I would have no hesitation in returning to it a some point in the future.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2014

We stayed at the Riviera for a week in Dec/Jan. It is very well situated and close to everything in Sea Point. We had a sea facing apartment with an enormous balcony and a beautiful view. The place itself could do with some upgrading i.e. kitchens, furniture, mattresses and the reception area. Otherwise the house keeping and laundry service was very good and the linen was of a high quality and there is good cupboard space. Bathroom was modern but small for a 6 sleeper apartment. All in all we had a enjoyable stay.

Room Tip: D2 had a large balcony and lovely sea views
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Lana A
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Durban, South Africa
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

went for long weekend and used it just as a base camp to sleep
nice and central in lovley part of town room was big and clean
but the parking was a problem i booke d a parking but ever time i went out and came back some one was parked in the parking that was annoying but other then that all good

Room Tip: ask for a sea view
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Marcoavo
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Pforzheim, Germany
Level Contributor
32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

liked it here... nice little self catering hotel with spacious appartments, relatively clean, staff was helpful and friendly...only thing that disturbed me was that the rooms had no air-condition.. but if you´re not planning to go in summer (december-february) it should be okay... area is great !! love sea point!!! good bus access to the waterfront... nice place all in all... :-)

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank kathy1983
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Abuja, Nigeria
Level Contributor
21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

The hotel is located in a nice residential area. Directly opposite is the beach where you can take a walk or jog. The hotel staff were friendly. My room was clean and nice. I would definitely stay here next time.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Taffy_16P
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Benoni, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013 via mobile

An average (old?) building that has recently been refurbished. Stayed in a 1 br unit for a week. Friendly and helpful staff and very clean unit. Bed was very comfortable. On site parking limited (book in advance) but on-street parking seems safe enough. Location is excellent to visit various attractions. Sightseeing bus stop on the corner and new Myciti buses due to service area soon.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Philip D
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Additional Information about Riviera Suites

Property: Riviera Suites
Address: 273 Beach Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa (Formerly Hotel Riviera)
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#65 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Riviera Suites 4*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Location is everything, and Riviera Suites, situated on Sea Point's Millionaire's Mile, is surrounded by the best that Cape Town has to offer - night life, beaches, restaurants and sporting facilities. Nearby sites worth visiting include the V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain, the wine lands, the Castle, art galleries, museums, malls and top-class restaurants. With uninterrupted sea views in front and marvellous mountain vistas behind, these luxury self-catering and serviced apartments are perfect for a fantastic Cape Town holiday. ... more   less 
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