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BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Once I had worked out the kids were on school holiday on Monday the 20th I decided we would go away for 2 nights. Only 45 minutes from home the Riviera on Vaal has been amazing. The view from the room, chilling on a lounger at the pool and happy kids painting in the playroom. Access to the golf club...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had taken my wife for a night out and the reception staff very good. the less said about the antique furnisher in the room the better. this looks like you are still in the 1930's. I did not like it. the view of the river and the gardens are stunning and well looked after. we enjoyed our time in...

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BON-RivieraOnVaal, General Manager at BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal, responded to this review

Dear 244johannesm Thank you for the review. I am glad that you found the reception staff very good as well as the service around the pool. There is definitely something in the pipeline for the furniture and we have implemented a staff wellness program that will definitely assist in lifting the staff happiness. We look forward to welcoming you back...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well situated with excellent breathtaking view of the Vaal River. One of those properties I simply refer to as the perfect get away, far from the madding crowd. Great reception team as well restaurant staff. Stunning gardens with courteous staff that constantly checked on us with regards to refreshments. The hotel need to improve on house keeping requests and follow...

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Thank Victor S
BON-RivieraOnVaal, General Manager at BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal, responded to this review

Dear Victor S Thank you for the review and for the kind words. I am glad that you and the family enjoyed yourselves and found our facilities and staff appealing. I know that you are a BONAMI member so we will definitely see you back soon. Craig Swart General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worst food ever eaten at a buffet for R175, worst than kfc and I hate kfc! Staff looked like off head chickens, waited 45min for a toasted sandwich. Staff not friendly at all and not helpful in any way

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BON-RivieraOnVaal, General Manager at BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal, responded to this review

Dear Estelle V Again please accept my apologies that your visit to our restaurant was not up to standard, and thank you for taking my call and engaging with me. I have addressed your area's of concern with my team and I am sure that there will be a marked improvement. Craig Swart general Manager

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed the hotel stay. The staff at reception and at the restaurant are friendly and very helpful. They need to look into upgrading the menu, especially for dinner. It was lack lustre. The hotel needs to look at having irons & iron boards into each room.

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BON-RivieraOnVaal, General Manager at BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal, responded to this review

Dear NgwanaM Thank you for the review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and the friendliness of the staff. We are currently testing new menu items and will have a new menu shortly so your next stay will be even better. We have looked into the irons in every room however the risk far outweighs the rewards. We...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

1) lunch staff have incorrect info to advise re dinner offerings 2) bath in 'upgraded' room is tiny, old and faded 3) wood paneling falling apart in room 4) general feeling and 'smell' of the hotel is 1 to 2 stars max 5) painting and general feeling is a faded remnant of something once decent 6) staff appear tired and...

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BON-RivieraOnVaal, General Manager at BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal, responded to this review

Dear davidgreen69 Thank you for your review and for taking my call to get further feedback. Whilst it is never nice to receive a complaint. Sometimes we need to hear it so that we can rectify accordingly and grow better from the experience. I have heard your comments and will be rectifying where possible so that our offering improves accordingly....

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a beautiful place. I stayed on the top floor with stunning views of the Vaal. The room was clean and the staff very friendly. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to break-away not too far from the city!

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BON-RivieraOnVaal, General Manager at BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal, responded to this review

Dear eleneb2017 Thank you for the review and we are glad that you have found us. Please tell your friends and family and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Craig Swart General Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Constant online access is a necessity wherever you go. My first irritation was that this hotel has a 200 MB per day limit on WiFi. I stayed there for 3 nights and the WiFi only worked for a few hours on one of those nights. Beyond this the hotel was okay. It is on a prime site with a beautiful...

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BON-RivieraOnVaal, General Manager at BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal, responded to this review

Dear Ryan H Please accept my sincerest apology for the restrictive Wifi. We have been having problems with our connectivity and we are working with our service provider and this has now been resolved. We are also in the process of increasing the daily limit to be more attractive to our business clients. I am confident that your next stay...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent Service and facilities. Great for conference or Just a Relaxing family weekend. Very good Golf facilities Nearby. Personal attention from GM Craig makes the stay even better. Staff are very friendly and accommodating.

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BON-RivieraOnVaal, General Manager at BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal, responded to this review

Dear mervynn2017 Thank you for the review and for bringing your team to the hotel. It was a pleasure having you guys here and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Craig Swart General Manager

Lichtenburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rooms where clean and practical but the air conditioning where faulty which caused discomfort. I would recommend upgrading the whole room and do away with the bath /shower system and install only a shower. The food where nice but average and the refreshment where expensive.I had to go to the nearest quick shop to purchase still water as they only...

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BON-RivieraOnVaal, General Manager at BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal, responded to this review

Dear thinusd2017 Thank you for your feedback. This is important to us so that we can improve and provide a better experience. I apologise for the air conditioning being faulty and we will definitely be looking into the bathroom upgrades soon. Craig Swart General manager

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A 45-minute drive from Johannesburg, our luxurious hotel caters to the corporate and conference markets, as well as families and leisure travellers who are looking for a resort that has it all. BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal is one of few child-friendly Vaal River resorts that have struck a perfect balance in offering family enjoyment whilst also fulfilling the business travel market needs. Steeped in history this 91-room hotel, a converted farmhouse from the 1800s, is situated on a bend of the scenic Vaal River. Ideal for company conferences and events, the hotel offers 4 multi-purpose venues and a range of exciting team building activities, with flexibility to suit your needs. BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal has a reputation as one of the best wedding venues in Gauteng; choose from a variety of wedding packages to ensure a memorable day. If you are looking for a relaxing breakaway, why not pamper yourself at the Zorgvliet Spa or play a round of golf at the Country Club. Should that sound too energetic, pop down to the water's edge and float along the Vaal River on one of our boat cruises. BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal also offers a variety of water sports, a gym, picnics spots and kids' entertainment programs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal

Address: 10 Mario Milani Road | Three Rivers, Vereeniging 1939, South Africa (Formerly Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club)
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Vereeniging
Price Range: R948 - R1 921 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal 3*
Number of rooms: 91
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Also Known As:
Riviera On Vaal Hotel And Country Club
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“Rooms facing the river have stunning views.”
 of 5 bubbles 244johannesm, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Upgrade the mattresses”
 of 5 bubbles NgwanaM, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Upgrade to a better standard.”
 of 5 bubbles thinusd2017, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for river facing”
 of 5 bubbles , 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a balcony room . ”
 of 5 bubbles margitj2017, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
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