The hotel is located just outside the CBD, set high on the banks of the Umgeni River Mouth, with stunning river views and abundant bird life on the Umgeni Estuary below, set the perfect scene for rest and relaxation. The Windsor Park and Durban Country Club golf courses are within easy access of the hotel, while to the north and south lie the splendour of the KwaZulu-Natal Coast.
The International Convention Centre, the new Sun Coast casino complex, and the restaurant district of Morningside are just minutes away, as is the mammoth Gateway Shopping and Entertainment centre and the growing business district of Umhlanga, making the Riverside Hotel an ideal base when visiting Durban.
All of our 169 bedrooms and suites are unique in terms of not only having all the regular comforts associated with a four star hotel, but also having a kitchenette, complete with microwave, mini bar fridge, cutlery and crockery. Guests can select a river and sea-facing suite, a deluxe or standard double room or, alternatively, a room overlooking Durban North.
All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, direct outward dialing telephones and colour television featuring all three national channels (SABC 1, 2 and 3) as well as M-Net and a selection of satellite channels.
For the convenience of the travelling business person each room is also equipped with a desk complete with an analogue modem point for downloading e-Mail and accessing the Internet. A power point is also available near the desk for cell phone and laptop chargers. For those who do not have access to a laptop / palmtop there is an 'internet cafe' situated in the lobby with access information available from reception.
Cafi Bali: The atmosphere created by the superb decor, the top quality service, the sumptuous and exquisitely presented meals make Cafi Bali one of Durban's most appealing restaurants.
Mojo's Bar: After a busy day at the office, on the beach or simply enjoying all that Durban has to offer, you will want to unwind and where better to do so than at Mojo's Pool Bar.
Jaipur Palace: For traditional North Indian dining.
Hops Restaurant and Bar: For a more relaxed and casual atmosphere and it is situate in the same complex as The Riverside Hotel.
Room Service: From 06h00 till 22h00
The Riverside Conference Centre is ideally situated directly opposite the front entrance to the hotel ensuring conference delegates staying at the hotel easy access to their rooms should they so require. For day delegates there is plenty of secure parking within the hotel grounds and with the hotel being so centrally located it allows for easy access no matter where the delegates are travelling from.
The conference centre is made up of several conference rooms with the largest, The Pelican Suite seating up to 250 delegates, down to the smallest boardrooms of which there are four, each of which seats up to 10 delegates in boardroom seating. These boardrooms are ideal as breakaway rooms.
If you want your wedding ceremony to go off without a hitch, call our wedding coordinators to help you choose the right package for you. They can help with everything from flowers on your guest's tables to the honeymoon suite. Wedding receptions can be hosted for from 40 to 180 guests.
24hr porterage and reception service
Baby sitting service
Airport nearby 15min
All major credit cards accepted
Currency exchange facilities
No smoking rooms available
Suites 100 169 rooms available