River City Inn

River City Inn

Corner of Park & Scott Street, Upington 8800 South Africa
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Standard bedroom
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Restaurant serves breakfast
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#4 of 7 hotels in Upington
3.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value

Looking for a place to stay in Upington? Then look no further than River City Inn, a budget friendly hotel that brings the best of Upington to your doorstep.

Rooms at River City Inn offer air conditioning, a minibar, and a refrigerator providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

24 hour front desk and baggage storage are some of the conveniences offered at this hotel. An on-site restaurant will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to River City Inn, street parking is available.

While in Upington be sure to experience local ribs favourites at BiLo's.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at River City Inn as you experience everything Upington has to offer.

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Property amenities
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Safe
Telephone
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

Location

Corner of Park & Scott Street, Upington 8800 South Africa
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
Places to stay are graded on a 0-100 scale. The higher the grade, the easier it is for travellers to find restaurants and things to do within walking distance.
Grade: 53 out of 100
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Upington Airport
1 Attraction
within 1 kilometer
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marcellandsberg wrote a review Nov 2023
Brakpan, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Overall acceptable with limited Wi-Fi connection.
The property is situated in a very central type area with allot of other stores and hotels in the surrounding area with8n walking distance. Had a nice stay overall.
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Date of stay: November 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Willie Burger, Owner at River City Inn
Responded 05 Nov 2023
Dear Marcellandsberg We thank you for taking the time to send a review following your recent visit to River City Inn and appreciate your valuable and honest feedback. We are delighted to see that your overall stay was a good one. Your feedback regarding the WiFi speed has been noted and will be further addressed with our IT team. We do hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back again in the not-too-distant future. Kind regards
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lynettewessels2023 wrote a review Sept 2023
Springbok, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Got here late enjoy a nice breakfast the next morning. The porters were vrry help full and friendly at tge door. Offered help even before we checked in. High five to you guys. Keep it up.
Can pay a little bit more attention to cleaning of shower.
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Date of stay: September 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Willie Burger, Owner at River City Inn
Responded 26 Sept 2023
Dear lynettewessels2023 We thank you for taking the time to send a review following your recent visit to River City Inn and appreciate your valuable and honest feedback. We are delighted to hear that you found our Associates friendly and enjoyed our buffet breakfast in the morning. Your feedback regarding the shower cleaning has been noted and will be further addressed with our housekeeping team and closely monitored in the future. We do hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back again in the not too distant future. Kind regards
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Ronel S wrote a review Jan 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great stay at River City Inn. The hotel is close to Spar and restaurants.

The staff are all professional, friendly and welcoming . A true home away from home.

The buffet breakfast was good for a 3 star hotel. Well done.

I will be back soon!
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Willie Burger, Owner at River City Inn
Responded 12 Jan 2023
Dear ronels424 We are delighted to hear that you had a good stay and that our Associates made you feel welcome. We thank you for taking the time to provide feedback, this is much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards
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804sandy wrote a review Mar 2016
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A must say: This Hotel is too fancy to be a 3 STAR, never mind the surroundings, when we entered the Hotel, we was welcomed by the most friendliest staff at reception. We was being checked in at less than 5 minutes. Lovely spacious rooms, it was equipped with all the the amenities we need, and the rooms are so neat and tidy and the bathrooms so spacious and clean as well. The breakfast was the cherry on the cake, it was really fantastic. The service we had experienced since our arrival and during our stay was a service of a 5 STAR Hotel...
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Date of stay: March 2016
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Response from RiverCityInnGM, General Manager at River City Inn
Responded 10 Mar 2016
Dear Ms Sandy Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at our hotel. We are so glad you found our hotel a good place to stay, and that you enjoyed the Buffet Breakfast as well. We are pleased that you enjoyed so much of our establishment, and we would be honored to have you return to our hotel in the future. Sincerely, Elsabe
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avjdcst wrote a review Nov 2015
South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a good nights rest, the quality of the linen was of the most top standard, clean and fresh. Upon my arrival Frederick assist me with my luggage, the Breakfast was divine, complete neat and tidy and a full layout of a variety to choose from, although it was a Buffet, i was still served at my dining table. Friendly staff.

Mrs A Van Jaarsveldt (DOH)
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Date of stay: November 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from RiverCityInnGM, Manager at River City Inn
Responded 25 Nov 2015
Dear Mrs Van Jaarsveldt Thank you very much for your review and for choosing our Hotel. I'm happy that you enjoyed your stay and we looking forward to having you again as a GUEST in our Hotel. Regards, Elsabe Pedro. General Manager
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Phlip_10 wrote a review Oct 2015
Stellenbosch, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Well, I tend to measure a hotel by the coffee I get to make in the room. This one totally surprised me. From the outside it didn't look like much. The reception was efficient and friendly. No lift meant 2 sets of stairs to my first-floor room. First surprise, it is huge with 2 big beds and a BIG shower, all clean but sparcely decorated. Next was the coffee machine!!! When I asked, I got extra pods!! Aircon took care of the Upington heat and free wifi allowed me to catch up with my correspondence. Best place out of 5 I stayed in in Upington. No special views though as it is based in the 2nd road from the river.
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Date of stay: October 2015Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from RiverCityInnGM, Manager at River City Inn
Responded 05 Nov 2015
Thank you Phlip for your positive comments, it is always great motivation for me and my staff to give our very best ,when our Guests have a good stay with us and take the time to post a review , regards Elsabe
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mgoeth586327 wrote a review Aug 2023
Cape Town, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Close to Intercape departures. and taxis
Close to Checkers; Clicks if you need food of any medication
KFC and other shopping for someting light or cooked meals or any thing needed during our stay
The hospital is also close
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Date of stay: August 2023
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
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Response from Willie Burger, Owner at River City Inn
Responded 18 Sept 2023
Dear mgoeth586327 Thank you for taking the time to send us a review following your recent visit to River City Inn. We thank you for the 5/5 rating, this is much appreciated and we are so pleased to hear you had a good stay. We do hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards
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Sipho D wrote a review Jun 2021
1.0 of 5 bubbles
1 my luggage bag was opened by someone (lock was opened and not properly put back), 2 there is no secure parking, 3 I couldn't open my room from inside, 4 the shower water pressure was ridiculously low!!!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Willie Burger, Owner at River City Inn
Responded 13 Jul 2021
Dear Sipho, We have made a thorough investigation of all CCTV footage and confirm that your luggage was not tampered with at anytime while left at the Reception area, and the security guard took less than 2 minutes to take your case up to the room and return. We are deeply distressed that you did not give our Staff the opportunity to clear up this matter during your stay and so avoiding serious damage to our reputation. We pride ourselves on honest, friendly and well trained staff who go out of their way to ensure Guest satisfaction. Please consider to remove this review as it’s false and can damage our reputation, or kindly edit your review accordingly. CCTV footage are available to staff our statement!
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Fordiscious wrote a review Dec 2019
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I travelled to Upington for business and just wanted a simple hotel that served breakfast.
Reception staff were quick and friendly (reception is open 24 hours); my room was spacious, comfortable and equipped with an air-con. Breakfast was offered as a buffet, and had a good variety of foods on offer. All in all, River City Inn is highly recommended.
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Date of stay: November 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Willie B, Owner at River City Inn
Responded 08 Jan 2020
Thank you so much for writing such a great review, we really appreciate it. Hope to see you back with us soon on your next business trip.
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ssmith811725 wrote a review Nov 2019
Bloemfontein, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was clean and spacious, the staff was friendly and the breakfast was amazing! Love the Northern-Cape hospitality. The consumables within the room were also wonderful and there was an array of options to choose from.
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Date of stay: November 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Willie B, Owner at River City Inn
Responded 27 Nov 2019
It was all our pleasure. Thank you so much for taking the time to review us Smith. We really appreciate it.
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Dietroh wrote a tip Jan 2017
Stammham, Germany136 contributions96 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to avoid room 103"
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John L wrote a tip Jun 2016
Randburg, South Africa63 contributions19 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose room away from road as can be noisy"
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MrES wrote a tip Mar 2016
Solihull, United Kingdom241 contributions87 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Street is very noisy all through the night"
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Martin S wrote a tip Dec 2015
Melbourne, Australia27 contributions13 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Not sure what the other rooms are like, but those at each end appear to be larger."
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PRICE RANGE
R 862 - R 1,167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaNorthern CapeUpington
NUMBER OF ROOMS
29
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Frequently Asked Questions about River City Inn
Which popular attractions are close to River City Inn?
Nearby attractions include The Murray House (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at River City Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at River City Inn?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at River City Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at River City Inn?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to River City Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Zest, Mugg & Bean, and O'Hagans Irish Pub.
Does River City Inn have airport transportation?
Yes, River City Inn offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is River City Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Upington.
Are any cleaning services offered at River City Inn?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at River City Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
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