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Premier Hotel The Richards

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3 Hibberd Drive Meerensee, Richards Bay 3901 South Africa
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#4 of 11 hotels in Richards Bay
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Premier Hotel The Richards is a true landmark of the Zulu land area and is situated just 90 minutes North of Durban. One of the longest established hotels in Richards Bay, the Premier Hotel The Richards is well renowned for its warm and welcoming atmosphere. The ideal destination for both business and leisure travelers, Richards Bay offers business guests a convenient location close enough to the CBD, yet far enough away from the city pressures to make business a pleasure. Leisure travelers are spoilt for choice: from the un-spoilt beaches, sub tropical climate and coastal conservation areas to the game reserves in areas like Hluhhluwe, Richards Bay Country Club and the Deep Sea Harbour.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Concierge
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Mid-range
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ErnRam wrote a review Mar 2020
Cape Town Central, South Africa130 contributions79 helpful votes
Easily accessible, secure parking and direct access to the hotel reception area. An efficient check in/out service, Exec room was clean and comfortable with usual extra's, breakfast was more than sufficient.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Paige C, Front Office Manager at Premier Hotel The Richards
Responded 09 Mar 2020
Good day ErnRam, Thank you very much for the positive feedback on your stay. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us, we hope to see you again soon.
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mosesd780 wrote a review Feb 2020
Midrand, South Africa53 contributions3 helpful votes
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This hotel is conveniently located in Richard's Bay. The rooms and furnishings are modern with a TV, desk, chairs and aircon. There's tea and coffee and a kettle for boiling water. The bed was comfortable, with crisp white sheets. The bathroom had shower with modern taps. However, my room had cracked tiles, and a bit of rust in the bathroom. Furthermore, the rooms need soundproofing as I was kept awake by the sound of a couple having an intimate moment in the next room. In the morning I was woken up by the loud TV/radio playing in the other room. Apart from the above, hotel was well priced and offered value for money. It's a great hotel, if you don't intend to sleep.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Paige C, Front Office Manager at Premier Hotel The Richards
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Good day Mosesd780, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor, It is greatly appreciated. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed our stay and found our room well equipped with all your needs. I would like to thank you for bring to our attention the one or two issues with your bathroom, I shall get our maintenance team right on rectifying these shortfalls. I do apologize that you were disturbed by noise levels from your neighboring rooms. I do hope that you will return to our establishment again in the near future.
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William D wrote a review Feb 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa72 contributions11 helpful votes
Good to see that the standards at all their hotels are the same. Hi Pom’s are clean. Quality of service is good. Breakfasts are excellent. The staff are very helpful. The location in Richards Bay is good, quite central and not too far from the airport and other attractions.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Paige C, Guest Relations Manager at Premier Hotel The Richards
Responded 09 Feb 2020
Good day William D, Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and found our services to your expectations. We do hope to welcome you back again soon.
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prani2016 wrote a review Jan 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa35 contributions26 helpful votes
After doing research, this is one of the best hotels to stay in Richards Bay and Empangeni. It is in a nice safe location, not too far from the beach, Pelican Island and Boardwalk Mall. It doesn't look fancy on the outside and leaves you wondering what lies inside. As soon as you enter, you see a very pretty set up. It was a business trip and a colleague and I had separate rooms. Upon showering, my room flooded and upon speaking to my colleague, she said her shower was a proper one and mine was a tub with a shower head- I just wondered why was this old fashioned type of shower still being used and why some rooms had a full on shower stall. Upon complaining to management about my flooded room, I was moved to the executive floor- 3rd floor and I was set up in a very nice room and offered dessert to make up for the inconvenience. I can't recall her name, but she took me upstairs immediately and called for assistance to have my bag moved. She was quick and efficient and made up immensely for what had happened. The 3rd floor rooms are certainly more pricey- I could see the difference clearly, so, if you ever stay at this hotel and you can afford that room- it's definitely worth it!
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: 3rd Floor room to stay in
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Response from Paige C, Front Office Manager at Premier Hotel The Richards
Responded 21 Jan 2020
Good day Prani2016, Thank you very much for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your stay. I do apologize that your original room did not meet expectations. I am thrilled to hear that our team was able to rectify this matter for you immediately and that you enjoyed the rest of your stay with us. We do hope to welcome boy you and your colleague back soon.
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Nortons wrote a review Jan 2020
Birmingham, United Kingdom123 contributions95 helpful votes
We stayed a couple of nights and the hotel was lovely. At first, we were not sure of the area around the hotel but soon found our bearings. We visited Pelican Island on our second day and had the beach almost to ourselves. The room was great, very large, spotlessly clean and a very comfortable bed. A powerful hairdryer and the best shower I've had in any hotel room. The hotel was clean and modern, with a bar, restaurant, small pool area and a spa. We ate in the hotel on the first evening and the food was good, although my chicken was slightly dry. The food was very reasonably priced. The staff were all helpful and I booked in for a massage during my stay, which was much needed after a long flight from the UK. I would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Paige C, Front Office Manager at Premier Hotel The Richards
Responded 12 Jan 2020
Good day Nortoner, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us and provide us with such positive feedback on your stay. We hope to welcome you back again soon.
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PRICE RANGE
US$52 - US$73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalRichards Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
135
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Frequently Asked Questions about Premier Hotel The Richards
Which popular attractions are close to Premier Hotel The Richards?
Nearby attractions include Boardwalk Mall (5.8 km), Pelican Island (0.9 km), and Alkantstrand Beach (1.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Premier Hotel The Richards?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Premier Hotel The Richards?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Premier Hotel The Richards?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Premier Hotel The Richards?
Conveniently located restaurants include Elephant & I, Khrua Thai=, and KNK Curries.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Premier Hotel The Richards?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Premier Hotel The Richards?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Premier Hotel The Richards offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Is Premier Hotel The Richards accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.