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This award-winning, country-style guest house is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, within a secure, gated community. Rivonia Premier Lodge has 44 attractive, well-equipped rooms, of which some are self-catering. Each room has its own entrance. Family units are popular with those travelling with children or friends. The rooms nestle amongst trees in a large, wooded garden. Strategically located in Sandton, north of Johannesburg, the lodge offers easy access to all major highways and is 7kms from Sandton City and 6 km from the Mall of Africa; and also lies within a 3-minute drive to Rivonia Village. Nearby are the Woodmead Retail Centre, the Mall of Africa, Fourways Mall, the Sandton Convention Centre, Gallagher Estate, Montecasino, the Bryanston Organic Market, 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. Dinners are available (by arrangement) from Mondays to Thursdays. We offer FREE hi-speed fiber optic internet access and DSTV (the hotel bouquet). Our state-of-the-art Business Centre, in garden surrounds, seats 20 pax., and is ideal for meetings and training. The lodge welcomes groups and ample parking is available for buses and cars. Should power outages occur, the lodge keeps its lights on and keeps its guests connected and warm. Our establishment offers battery back-up power for lights and electronic equipment. Internet and WIFI are on back-up solar-charged batteries and underfloor heating maintains a comfortable room temperature during cold nights.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Aerobics offsite
Bowling offsite
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
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
Patio
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
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Blackout curtains
Desk
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Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
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Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Kitchenette
Microwave
Minibar
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Refrigerator
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Electric kettle
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cbanna957470 wrote a review Mar 2024
Fes, Morocco1 contribution
From the lovely facility to the most considerate staff, I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The property is charming and beautifully maintained. The staff are so very professional, friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay again and highly recommend! Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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MoF wrote a review Nov 2022
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We stayed at this fabulous guesthouse during a stressful time - the quiet location, beautiful gardens and super helpful staff really helped us to relax. We'll miss eating breakfast while watching the many species of bird and chilling out by the pool! The rooms are spacious and comfortable - we had a private balcony and good kitchen facilities. It was nice having buffet and made to order options for breakfast, and we enjoyed dinner the one time we had it here. There is good backup power to accommodate during "load shedding" local power cuts - most things are still usable at these times. WiFi usually works well - they have various networks you can try if one slows down. We really appreciated the team being flexible with us when we had to change plans last minute - thanks for a lovely stay!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 04 Dec 2022
Thank you! Thank you! We loved your review. We are grateful that our staff and the tranquil surrounds could help alleviate some of your stress. Our goal is to make our guests as comfortable and relaxed as possible, and we are glad we succeeded. We wish you the best for the festive season (2022). Do visit us again when you can. Gerard and Jill Marais and the Rivonia Premier Lodge team.
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Rickyhilza wrote a review Mar 2024
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Fantastic caring staff and beautiful environment, the attention to detail in the Suites just makes you smile - every single member of staff go out of their way to ensure a flawless stay, best for business and best for leisure and I love the tranquil location.
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Responded 05 Mar 2024
Ricky, thank you for this perfect review! Nothing gives us more pleasure than hearing from guests who are so enthusiastic about our staff , the beautiful environment and our attention to detail. We love what we do and making our guests happy makes 'work' greatly rewarding. Best wishes. Gerard and Jill Marais and the Rivonia Premier Lodge team.
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wil52024 wrote a review Mar 2024
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
We wouldn’t stay anywhere else! The whole team at Rivonia Premier Lodge are amazing! They will go above and beyond to make your stay the best one. Beds are super comfy, showers are great and the breakfast is fabulous!! Afternoons spent having tea or drinks around the pool cooling off, was my best! Thank you Fillitah - see you again soon :)
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 05 Mar 2024
Dear Willem. Thank you so much for this 'excellent' review. Your enthusiasm for our lodge, the team, the beds, the showers, the breakfasts, the pool - all your comments are so inspiring. We enjoy your visits to Johannesburg and we value your support very much. Best wishes! Gerard and Jill Marais and the Rivonia Premier Lodge team.
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680siobhan wrote a review Feb 2024
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We have used the services of Rivonia Premier Lodge for all our out-of-town employees and guests. And it is always excellent. The breakfasts or fabulous! The conferencing facilities are top notch, and the staff are always available, friendly and efficient.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 10 Feb 2024
Dear Siobhan. Thank you for your lovely review.! Your praise of our conferencing facility is truly appreciated. Our staff are thrilled when their efficiency and friendliness are mentioned, as they always give of their best. We look forward to hosting you again! Gerard and Jill Marais and the lodge team.
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503fambafamba wrote a review Jan 2024
Harare Province, Zimbabwe2 contributions1 helpful vote
It likes a home from home. We have stayed here a number of times and we could not recommend it more. Set in lovely gardens the rooms are perfect for a family, breakfast delicious and the location is very convenient. The staff are all so helpful and friendly.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 21 Jan 2024
Hi Elaine. Thank you for your enthusiastic review. Thank you, too, for your ongoing support. We greatly appreciate your praise of the gardens, the breakfasts, the location and our helpful and friendly staff. We love hosting families, especially over the holiday period when family members reunite in the relaxed atmosphere our lodge provides. Best regards from South Africa. Gerard and Jill Marais and the Rivonia Premier Lodge team
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Davek200 wrote a review Jan 2024
Chicago13 contributions10 helpful votes
The Rivonia premiere lodge has wonderful staff and the most amazing gardens. The rooms were spotless and very comfortable. The staff who provided the outstanding breakfast were so kind to us and our children. We had a wonderful stay
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Responded 21 Jan 2024
Hi Dave. Thank you so much for choosing our lodge. We love welcoming families. Your praise of our staff is greatly appreciated, as their goal is to make each guest's stay something exceptional. We have passed your message on to the gardeners who keep the gardens 'amazing'. We hope we meet again. Greetings from South Africa. Gerard and Jill Marais and the Rivonia Premier Lodge team.
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Rumbi P wrote a review Jan 2024
London, United Kingdom6 contributions5 helpful votes
I spent 4 nights here with my family, and it's beautiful. It's well-designed and very quiet, so feels secluded and private - it's easy to forget you're in the middle of a city. The service is impeccable, and the staff were lovely and extremely helpful. Special mention of Jessica at the front desk who was SOOO lovely and considerate, especially in assisting me with my elderly parents (in fact all the staff did!). Also Felsie, one of the cleaners who was always bubbly and chatty. I had a wonderful time, highly recommend!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 21 Jan 2024
Hi Rumbi. Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. Your comment ' the service is impeccable' really made our hearts sing. Our team are renowned for their warm hospitality. Jessica and Felsie were very excited to receive a special mention. Receiving such high praise at the start of the New Year has really motivated us to maintain our high standards. Thank you again. Gerard and Jill Marais and the lodge team.
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Horace wrote a review Jan 2024
Windhoek, Namibia2 contributions
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We stayed at Rivonia Premier Lodge from 23 December 2023 to 28 December 2023. The staff at this Bed & Breakfast in Johannesburg ( Sandton) performance & customer service deserves seven (7) stars. The customer service & friendliness of the staff at this lodge makes you feel like you are at a resort rather than a bed & breakfast. The driver takes the time to tell us a little about the different areas that we passed on our trip from the airport to the lodge. The customer service starts with the available shuttle service from the airport. The driver was awaiting d directly in front of the international arrival entrance holding a sign with our name. We rode into a gated neighborhood with Security at the entrance. The ride through the Rivonia area to the lodge was absolutely breath taking with beautiful trees & plants throughout the neighborhood. Upon arrival at Rivonia Premier Lodge the front office manager Latifah immediately made us feel like we were family members that were retiring home. She made the check-in process fast & easy. The Bed & Breakfast lodge even has a shuttle service that is available to take you to a nearby shopping center. Rivonia Premier Lodge has large spacious quiet rooms with big double French doors that open to a front balcony. The large shower in our room had a built-in wall seat. The large bed & fluffy pillows provided us with a comfortable night’s rest. There is a table & chairs on the front balcony. The table and chairs are facing the beautiful well maintained grounds that are surrounded by beautiful tall trees. The morning breakfast is prepared by an excellent staff that greets you with warm friendly smiles. The breakfast was a delicious. There is a choice of either a continental breakfast or a made to order hot cooked breakfast. The breakfast had freshly cut fruit & freshly baked crescents as well. There is a well maintained pool at the lodge. There is also a Bar-b- que grill under a covered deck area near the pool. The morning entertainment for us was the brightly colored birds that would flutter around the bird feeders. We would highly recommend staying at Rivonia Premier Lodge if you plan to travel to Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Walk the neighborhood, go to the mall & enjoy a coffee, ask about the Johannesburg & Soweto tours.
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Responded 21 Jan 2024
Dear Horace and Holly. We were overwhelmed by your exceptional review of Rivonia Premier Lodge!! Your descriptions of all aspects of our lodge are so full of praise that we, at the lodge, start 2024 off with a spring in our step. We also greatly appreciate the time you took to write this review. We send greetings from South Africa. Gerard and Jill Marais and the lodge team.
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Grant R wrote a review Dec 2023
Kempton Park, South Africa1 contribution
I have been using Rivonia Premier Lodge for over 10 years and every stay is an enjoyable, relaxing and 'no-fuss' stay. I will continue to use them as my base when I travel to Johannesburg from Cape Town, which I do occasionally.
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Responded 05 Jan 2024
Hi Grant. Thank you so much for your positive feedback and your loyal support! After all these years we regard you as part of the Rivonia Premier Lodge family and we look forward to seeing you again in 2024. Best regards. Gerard and Jill Marais and the team.
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R 1,370 - R 1,884 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaGautengGreater JohannesburgSandton
NUMBER OF ROOMS
44
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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 (0.5 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 a flat screen TV.
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 Ocean Basket Sandton City, BBQ Workshop Rivonia, and Saigon.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rivonia Premier Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
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.
Does Rivonia Premier Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rivonia Premier Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, Zulu, and Xhosa.