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3 River Road, Rivonia, Sandton 2191 South Africa
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#1 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Rivonia
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This award-winning, country-style guest house is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, within a security area. Attractive, well-equipped rooms, some self-catering, each with its own entrance, nestle amongst trees in a large wooded garden. Strategically located in Sandton, north of Johannesburg, Rivonia Premier Lodge offers easy access to all major highways and is 7kms from Sandton City and 6 km from the Mall of Africa; also within walking distance of Rivonia Village. Nearby are the Sandton Convention Centre, Gallagher Estate, the Barnyard Theatre, Montecasino, as well as hospitals including Netcare Sunninghill & Morningside MediClinic (transfers available). Delicious breakfasts, both buffet & cooked-to-order, are served daily by a sparkling pool. We offer FREE fiber optic internet access and DSTV (the hotel bouquet).
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Kitchenette
Microwave
Minibar
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
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Gabriel wrote a review 08 Aug
Pretoria, South Africa4 contributions1 helpful vote
Home from home for me, wonderful staff, stayed for 3 weeks and had already bonded with the staff...i will prefer to come and stay with them again on my next visit....Wonderful site, great rooms, compliments to the chef
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from jill marais, Owner at Rivonia Premier Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Bokamoso. We're very pleased that you enjoyed your 3 week stay at Rivonia Premier Lodge. We agree,our staff are extra special. Thank you for mentioning the quality of the rooms and the catering. Trust,our chef, is certainly a dab-hand at cooking! Do visit us again soon. Best regards. Gerard and Jill Marais and the lodge team.
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Delicia P wrote a review Jul 2022
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Our group from Yale stayed at the lodge for 6 weeks and had an incredible experience. The premises are beautiful, quiet and safe. It is close and walking distance to a shopping complex. The students not only felt at home but grew very close to the staff who were always helpful, kind and welcoming to the group. There were many tears when the students left, which is a testament to how they felt so at home with Fillitah during their stay. She managed all meals, assisted with excursions and made sure the students were well taken care of.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Hi Delicia. Six special weeks! 14 amazing Yale students, their professor and assistant lecturer - what a privilege it was to host all of them! The lectures in our Business Centre, the fun dinners and gatherings, the students in groups trotting up to the shops, the biltong and rusks - so many happy memories of those six weeks remain! Filltah and her team loved looking after their young 'American family'. It was a sad day when the group left for home. Thank you, Delicia, for your part in introducing us to these dedicated youngsters and the friendly Yale staff. We send our best regards to all! Gerard and Jill Marais and the Rivonia Premier Lodge team.
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Paul B wrote a review Jul 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa7 contributions5 helpful votes
I stay here virtually every time I am up in Joburg. Its a sanctuary in the midst of the hustle & bustle of Joburg. cannot recommend it highly enough. The standard is always high and has stayed that way for years, despite the challenges. I would be very happy to have my family stay there and business associates at my recommendation.
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Responded 1 week ago
Paul, thank you so much for your positive feedback! We have made effort create a tranquil haven, amidst, as you say, 'the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg'. Thus your comment is truly appreciated.. Thank you, too, for your support over the years. Best regards. Gerard and Jill Marais and the Rivonia Premier Lodge team.
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lengel854109 wrote a review Jul 2022
Knysna, South Africa1 contribution
Great breakfast and dinner. Staff are incredible -- very friendly, helpful and treat guests incredibly well. Nothing was to big or small for them to handle. Beautiful, peaceful setting. Very comfortable.
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Response from jill marais, Owner at Rivonia Premier Lodge
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you very much for your kind words.' Peace of mind, body and soul' exactly describes the ambience we wish to create at our lodge. Our staff, we agree, are the best of the best; thus your praise of their service is much appreciated by us all.. Do visit us again in the future! Best regards. Gerard and Jill Marais and the team
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Isabella M wrote a review Jul 2022
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I stayed at the Rivonia Premiere Lodge for six weeks and the staff really made it seem like home. Everyone was so kind and went out of their way to make our stay as good as it could be. The hotel itself is also very beautiful and the food is amazing (thank you Trust)!
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Isabella! Thank you so much for your feedback; you make us feel very special. We have certainly been missing you all. After six weeks of friendship, laughter, great meals and serious study, your departure has left us sad; but we cherish great memories. We wish you the very best for your future. Sincerely, Gerard and Jill Marais and the Rivonia Premier Lodge team.
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Charlene M wrote a review Jul 2022
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Was taken care of by the entire Rivonia Premier Lodge staff for 6 weeks while taking a class. I could not have asked for a better place to call home during this trip. The lodge itself was beautiful and well kept thanks to the groundskeepers especially Malaki. The food was superb thanks for Trust and John. Transportation was never an issue with Brian being so reliable. And everything my classmates and professor could have possible needed was provided by Fillitah. The staff kindness has truly left an impact on me and I will never forget this place. It was so close to Rivonia village which had two grocery stores and so many restaurants. It is located in a gated community which makes tourists like myself feel very secure. And overall, the experience exceeded my expectations tremendously. I have so much love for the lodge and the staff who made my experience worthwhile. I will always stay here when I visit South Africa. 10/10 would recommend. 5 stars.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Charlene, thank you for your enthusiastic and extra special review! For 6 weeks you and your class, your professor and your lecturer became part of the lodge family. We cherish fond memories of the night you all cooked a special meal for our staff and the fun Onesies evening. We admired your serious approach to your studies and your keen focus on the lectures that were given by your professor in the lodge Business Centre. We wish you and your classmates the very best. May your studies at Yale bring you every success in your chosen fields. We will be here waiting for you whenever you have the chance to visit South Africa again. Sincerely. Gerard and Jill Marais and the Rivonia Premier Lodge team.
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Eliana C wrote a review Jul 2022
New York City, New York1 contribution
Stayed for six weeks. Staff is so kind and warm and welcoming!!!!! They are ALWAYS extremely attentive and helpful. Food is absolutely delicious. Rooms are clean and spacious and comfortable. The hotel is extremely beautiful. The architecture, the greenery makes it straight out of a movie. Extremely peaceful atmosphere.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Eliana. We were thrilled to receive your review. Thank you for your praise of our staff, the food, the rooms and the gardens. 'Straight out of a movie' - a great compliment indeed! We loved having your group stay at our lodge and will always remember how special you all were. We wish you the very best with your studies. Best regards.Gerard and Jill Marais and the team. .
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Noemi G wrote a review Jul 2022
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Stayed at Rivonia Premier Lodge for 6 weeks for a class and it was an absolutely wonderful experience! Fillitah, Trust, John, Cindy and the rest of the Rivonia staff are so incredibly kind and accommodating. I would 100% stay here again. Loved that there was a backup generator for when load shedding occurred. The facilities are wonderful, the scenery is beautiful, the business center offers a good source of wifi, and it is very closely located to a shopping center! 10/10 would recommend!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from jill marais, Owner at Rivonia Premier Lodge
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Noemi. Thank you for your amazing review! We are thrilled to hear that you felt so at home with us for the 6 weeks you were in South Africa. We are certainly missing you and your fellow Yale students. You became like family. Fillitah, Trust, John, Cindy and all the other staff were quite forlorn when you all left. We send our best regards and we wish you the very best with your studies. Gerard & Jill Marais and the Rivonia Premier Lodge team.
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JeanQRST22 wrote a review Jul 2022
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😁 · From the first phone call, to the warm welcome at reception when we arrived, to the friendly owner, to the hospitable guide to our room, to the underfloor heating in our entire suite, to the delicious breakfast the next morning, all nestled on a beautiful slopping site with stunning tall trees and well kept gardens, makes Rivonia Premier Lodge our guesthouse of choice the next time we need to be near Sunninghill. Keeping the entire suite so warm was most inviting and comforting on the cold winter’s night! The bird life, trees, water feature and gardens made this a delightful tranquil stay in the midst of a big city 😄
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review!. Your positive comments have been welcomed by our whole team. Getting such beautiful feedback is truly heartening. We hope to see you at Rivonia Premier Lodge again when next you have to be near Sunninghill. Best regards Gerard & Jill Marais and all at Rivonia Premier Lodge.
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rtsote487911 wrote a review Jul 2022
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I loved everything about it, stayed in a deluxe room - it was very cold on the day, underfloor hearing kept it nice and warm. Loadshedding kicked in, it didn’t even feel like there was. The staff is very loyal and their service is superb. I enjoyed my stay.
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Responded 4 weeks ago
We loved everything about your review! Thank you for mentioning the underfloor heating which gives our guests much joy on cold winter nights. Our ceiling lights, TV's, Wifi and an array of plugs above the desks are permanantly connected to the battery/inverter system.. We hope that you will visit us again in the summer, when the pool and gardens are at their best. Best regards. Gerard and Jill Marais and the Rivonia Premier Lodge team.
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US$75 - US$85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaGautengGreater JohannesburgSandtonRivonia
NUMBER OF ROOMS
48
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rivonia Premier Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Rivonia Premier Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Lostland Escape Room (0.6 km), Adventure Arc Kids (0.8 km), and Lostland (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rivonia Premier Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Rivonia Premier Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Rivonia Premier Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Rivonia Premier Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rivonia Premier Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include BBQ Workshop Rivonia, RocoMamas Rivonia, and Ocean Basket Sandton City.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rivonia Premier Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Rivonia Premier Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Rivonia Premier Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Rivonia Premier Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Rivonia Premier Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Rivonia Premier Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.