SUN1 Richards Bay

SUN1 Richards Bay

6 White Pear Street, Richards Bay 3900 South Africa
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3.5
#8 of 8 hotels in Richards Bay
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.5 of 5 bubbles
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3.7 of 5 bubbles
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SUN1 Richards Bay offers comfortable budget hotel accommodation to guests in Richards Bay, Kwa-Zulu Natal. Conveniently located close to the Inkwazi Boardwalk Shopping Centre, our Richards Bay accommodation is available for 1, 2 or 3 guests sharing and is ideal for travellers on a budget.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Secured parking
Free internet
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Wifi
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Iron
Walk-in shower
Room types
City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL STYLE
City View
Budget

Location

6 White Pear Street, Richards Bay 3900 South Africa
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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carmelspetersen wrote a review Oct 2021
Richards Bay, South Africa
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The room is alright, abit small the shower is not the best.. its small and cramped. The carpet is stuffy, tiles would offer more cleanliness.. Coffee on offer is not filter coffee. It would be nice if there was a laundry service.
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Review collected in partnership with Tsogo Sun Hotels
Date of stay: October 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Resort280410 wrote a review Dec 2011
BILTHOVEN
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a good stay in the Formule 1 in Richards Bay. However the Website didn't work correct. We booked with breakfast and they said we didn't.Finally they agreed that our booking was ok! We didn't pay extra for the breakfast. I think there is a problem with their Website! Furthermore I was suprised they didn't do anything with my clubcard:A|Club nummer: [--] .They had never heard of it.
By the way I still never got a clubcard, but my nr. is always only on the papers you sent me. Can you still give me my points from S.A.and a real clubcard?
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Date of stay: November 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Roving317403 wrote a review Feb 2012
Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique
3.0 of 5 bubbles
the only complaint is breakfast was supposed to last until at least 9 and they were out of bread for toast at 7 and when I asked for bread, they just said we are out and didn't even go get more, i would stay there again though because it is clean and cheap and close to everything
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Date of stay: February 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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André Uitslag wrote a review Mar 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have been here for 3 days and can honestly say that it has been a pleasure. It is the first time that I've stayed in a Sun 1 hotel, and although the rooms are small, they are exceptionally clean and comfortable. Staff are very friendly and I would not think twice to stay here again when in Richards Bay.
Erica (GM), you and your team are great. Thank you for making my stay enjoyable.
André Uitslag
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Erica Bates, General Manager at SUN1 Richards Bay
Responded 11 Mar 2021
Dear Mr. Uitslag Thank you for taking the time to complete the review and for informing us of your recent positive experience at our Hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Erica Bates General Manager SUN1 Richards Bay
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Phindile N wrote a review Oct 2015
2.0 of 5 bubbles
visited sun 1 on the October 2nd, the rooms are too basic the available sabc channels are constantly searching for signal, the comforter doesn't look like it has been washed in decades. had a look at the breakfast which they charge R40.00 for, glad I did not incl it in my room rate as we had better breakfast at wimpy for the same price. the bottomless coffee station had no fresh milk?
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Date of stay: October 2015
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from SUN1-HOTELS, Owner at SUN1 Richards Bay
Responded 08 Oct 2015
Dear Phindile N, Thank you for taking the time to inform us of your recent experience at our Hotel. May we apologise for the inconvenience caused and for having created an unfavourable impression. We consider the points that you have raised very seriously and would like to assure you that this is not the standard on which Sun1 Hotels prides itself. Please accept our apologies once again. We do hope that you will afford us the opportunity to positively influence your impression of us in the future. Yours sincerely, Sun1 Hotels Management
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Ruwaan F wrote a review Mar 2018
Gauteng, South Africa
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I was booked into the Sun1 for work we had to do in Richards Bay. The first night coming in I was given a room that someone was already booked into, so I got another room, I went to work came back and my room was made but the dustbin was not emptied and I only had one towel (Normally they put two) and no extra toilet paper roll. You have to pay 10 Rand for a cup of coffee or tea which I think is ridiculous (most places give it for free) and 200 Rand deposit for a TV remote that you can only watch 4 channels on. There is not even a bar fridge to keep something cold overnight. It was just the worst ever.
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Date of stay: March 2018
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from SUN1-HOTELS, Owner at SUN1 Richards Bay
Responded 15 Mar 2018
Dear Ruwaan F, Thank you for informing us of your recent experience at our Hotel. We appreciate you taking the time to do so as guest feedback forms a vital role in our operations. Our chief priority is to satisfy customers and we deeply regret that on this occasion our service failed to comply with the high standards that you so rightfully expect. On behalf of the Management and staff of the Hotel, please accept our sincere apologies for this lapse and the inconvenience you have been caused. A copy of your comments has been forwarded to the Hotel Manager, and we can assure you that the necessary action has been taken to prevent a recurrence of such an unfortunate incident. We do hope that you will afford us the opportunity to positively influence your impression of us in the future. Yours sincerely, Sun1 Hotels Management
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GALALETSANG M wrote a review Dec 2017
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I checked in on the 6 Dec 2017 and out on the 8th Dec 2017.
The rooms here are just too small, bed uncomfortable and carpets smelling unpleasant, even woke up with a terrible headache from that.

On my arrival I was given a room with no working lights(110), I complained and was moved to 117 with atleast a light but still with all above mentioned issues.

For breakfast they can only offer basic cereals, bread, butter and jam.

This accommodation is really not recommended if you are visiting on business.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from SUN1-HOTELS, Owner at SUN1 Richards Bay
Responded 14 Dec 2017
Dear GALALETSANG M, Thank you for informing us of your recent experience at our Hotel. We appreciate you taking the time to do so as guest feedback forms a vital role in our operations. Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience experienced and for having created an unfavourable impression. We consider the points that you have raised very seriously and would like to assure you that this is not the standard on which Sun1 Hotels prides itself. We do hope that you will afford us the opportunity to positively influence your impression of us in the future. Yours sincerely, Sun1 Hotels Management
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Sarie Hattingh wrote a review May 2017
Hartbeespoort, South Africa
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked to stay for one night only. We were booked in a smoking room as requested and when we took our luggage to the room it looked nice and clean. We went out for supper and when we came back, the room was filled with cockroaches. I went to reception and asked for insect repellent, but the guy suggested that we rather move to another room and he also apologized, so we did. We looked for roaches and didn't see any. About an hour later, the roaches came out. It was late, we were tired, so we killed the ones we could find and went to sleep. I will never stay in a Sun1 again.
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from SUN1-HOTELS, Owner at SUN1 Richards Bay
Responded 15 May 2017
Dear Wayne-Sarie H, Thank you for informing us of your recent experience at the Sun1 Richards Bay hotel. May we apologise for the inconvenience you experienced and the unfavourable impression that has been created as a result. Sun1 Hotels prides itself on adhering to the highest standards of hygiene and conduct regular pest control visits, the last being on the 8th May 2017. We can assure you that incidents of this nature are exceptionally low, especially at this hotel, and actioned immediately when brought to our attention. Please accept our apologies once again. Yours sincerely, Sun1 Hotels Management
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FarAway277513 wrote a review Jan 2011
witbank
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was a pleasure to sleep in such a nice clean room. You can maybe just have a look at the basin, when you open the tap, there is a funny smell.
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Date of stay: December 2010
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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thekwiniexpresstrad wrote a review Feb 2020
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms... had a funny smell as soon as u enter... no breakfast was provided...and was charged r48.. no wifi connection ... which was stated online.. wifi connection... condoms lying on the floor outside
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Review collected in partnership with Tsogo Sun Hotels
Date of stay: February 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Erica Bates, General Manager at SUN1 Richards Bay
Responded 03 Feb 2021
Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to complete our Guest Survey and informing us of your recent experience at our Hotel. May I, on behalf of Sun1, apologize for having created an unfavorable impression. This is a lapse in our normal standards and procedures and we regret the impact to you, our valued guest. Should such a lapse reoccur, please do not hesitate to notify our reception and they will gladly transfer you to another bedroom. We hope that you will afford us the opportunity to positively influence your impression of us in the future. Kind regards,
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Mangaliso22 asked a question Jan 2015
Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
How far is Sun1 from Inkwazi boardwalk?
Answer from RaymondCrous
200 meters
Bm S wrote a tip Dec 2014
pretoria39 contributions11 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"these can be used by back packers and familie that need a sleeping place for the weekend or overnight and it is not so heavy on the pocket. Plus you can get breakfast there at a minimum cost +- R 60 which is quit filling. There is smoking rooms as well"
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PRICE RANGE
R 557 - R 610 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalRichards Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
64
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Frequently Asked Questions about SUN1 Richards Bay
Which popular attractions are close to SUN1 Richards Bay?
Nearby attractions include Boardwalk Mall (0.4 km), University of Zululand (1.1 km), and Lido Disco (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at SUN1 Richards Bay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, laundry service, and free internet access.
Which room amenities are available at SUN1 Richards Bay?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a view of a nearby landmark, and a walk-in shower.
Is parking available at SUN1 Richards Bay?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to SUN1 Richards Bay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Panarottis Richards Bay, Ocean Basket Richards Bay, and Saffron Curries.
Does SUN1 Richards Bay have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is SUN1 Richards Bay accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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