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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.
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Free parking
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Outdoor pool
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Breakfast buffet
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Business Centre with Internet Access
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holidayRH wrote a review Mar 2021
South Africa1046 contributions213 helpful votes
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Situated 75 km from Johannesburg by car The hotel is situated on the banks of the beautiful Vaal river We enjoyed a break away from home Stayed in Room 602 facing the car park Request a river view in advance Complimentary water bottle Rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable Staff are friendly We enjoyed a delicious assorted breakfast in time slots for safety protocol We took a stroll on the river bank facing the hotel where fishing is allowed for guests and benches where you can take in the adrenaline of speedboats, jet skis and cruise boats on the river A gym, play area and huge pool for families Free WiFi Safe parking All covid protocols in place
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Paul E Govender wrote a review Dec 2020
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa70 contributions13 helpful votes
If you're looking for a quick getaway, the Vaal has many cute little getaways. Riverside sun is mainstream and tucked away at the banks of the Vaal River. We celebrated just 1 night of our anniversary. Hotel was busy even with Covid-19 still prevalent. Rooms could have been cleaner, bathrooms as well. Try to get a room on the river side facing as the parking lot facing also has the highway on that side. Windows open, its very loud, quiet when windows are closed.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Michelle Bregger, General Manager at Riverside Sun
Responded 27 Dec 2020
Dear Paul, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are thrilled that you chose our little slice of heaven on the Vaal river as your quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. We have been blessed to be busier than most after a sabbatical of eight months following closure from the initial lockdown. I am sure that you picked up all the measures we have taken to ensure the safety of our staff as well as guests during these times. I will certainly share your comments with our Housekeeper and her team. We look forward to seeing you soon for a longer stay. Yours in Hospitality, Michelle & The Team
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kgdaks wrote a review Mar 2020
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Perfect location to focus on our conference and equally unwind with breath taking views of the Dam. Enjoyed the night cruise under the stars The rooms are spacious very modern with enough space. The staff was courteous, very helpful and went out of their way to give us a good time.. The hotel management made it a point that our weekend was special.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Ernst Bolt, Other at Riverside Sun
Responded 24 Mar 2020
Dear kgdaks Thank you for taking time to write your comments and appreciation on TripAdvisor. We always welcome feedback from our valued guests to help us maintain and improve our service standards. It gives us great pleasure in knowing that you had an fantastic stay with us and that we could provide the relaxation that was needed. We have also noted your comments and have shared this feedback to all our staff. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future to our property. Kind Regards Riverside Sun Team
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johnbK2225CV wrote a review Mar 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa3 contributions
Absolutely wonderful having Michelle Bregger back as GM at Riverside Sun. I see a very positive, happy change in attitude in all staff. Breakfast was amazing and I love the fact that Tsogo Sun is actively, not only getting involved in the overall hygiene standards required, but is containing the huge losses on wastage. WELL DONE!!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Responded 24 Mar 2020
Dear johnbK2225CV Thank you for taking time to write your comments and appreciation on TripAdvisor. We always welcome feedback from our valued guests to help us maintain and improve our service standards. It gives us great pleasure in knowing that you had an fantastic stay with us and that we could provide the relaxation that was needed. We have also noted your comments and have shared this feedback to all our staff. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future to our property. Kind Regards Riverside Sun Team
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dledwaba wrote a review Mar 2020
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
My stay in this Hotel was extremely important afer I worked so hard, I felt like I was in a good mood to continue working cause I a quality time, also ate good food it was fun. I would really love my friends and family to visit this Hotel
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Responded 22 Mar 2020
Dear dledwaba Thank you for taking time to write your comments and appreciation on TripAdvisor. We always welcome feedback from our valued guests to help us maintain and improve our service standards. It gives us great pleasure in knowing that you had an fantastic stay with us and that we could provide the relaxation that was needed. We have also noted your comments and have shared this feedback to all our staff. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future to our property. Kind Regards Riverside Sun Team
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PRICE RANGE
US$88 - US$125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
riverside lifestyle hotel vanderbijlpark
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Riverside Lifestyle Resort
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South AfricaGautengVanderbijlpark
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riverside Sun
Which popular attractions are close to Riverside Sun?
Nearby attractions include Aquadome at Emerald Resort (5.9 km), Emerald Resort & Casino (5.9 km), and Ettienne Rousseau Theatre (7.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Riverside Sun?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Riverside Sun?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Riverside Sun?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Riverside Sun?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Horse and River Pub, Black Forest Grill, and High Stakes.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Riverside Sun?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Riverside Sun have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Riverside Sun offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Riverside Sun offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Riverside Sun have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
Is Riverside Sun accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.