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dgrhm102
Johannesburg, South Africa

Wonderful experience!

Review of River City Inn
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 May 2018via mobile
We loved our stay here in the quirky town of Upington. There is not much choice for restaurants in this town. The rooms have everything you need for a comfortable stay and the views are great. We would stay here again.
Date of stay: April 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

the stay at River City Inn was Okay , its just the bed that was so uncomfortable to sleep on, the single bed dont do it for us . there was no drinking water in the room or in the bar fridge , but apart from that , everything was great , friendly staff and a nice breakfast .

Date of stay: April 2018
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

The friendly reception was absolutely fantastic. The Security was very helpful and willing to carry my luggage up the flight of stairs. We felt safe and secure. The Breakfast was delicious. If need be, We'll choose this hotel over again.

Date of stay: April 2018
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Willie B, Owner at River City Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2019

Thank you for your great response Dawid, and for taking the time to review us.

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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

A very nice town centre hotel. The only issue were on street parking only and lack of a lift to the rooms for less able customers. Easy to find , good sized rooms but with typical town centre bustle may put some off.

Date of stay: March 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Willie B, Owner at River City Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2019

Thanks Jack for your four-star rating. Please remember that you can use the safe and secure parking at Protea Hotel By Marriott Upington anytime during your next visit. It's only 400m away. Hope to see you back soon!

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

My best experience is with the Kitchen Staff more than the receptionist or front desk staff. I would recommend the owner to give them some training on customer service because they are not friendly and have no customer service compare to the kitchen staff who makes you feel welcome. The front desk are forever in their phones and refuse to give me water when i ask.

Date of stay: November 2017
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RiverCityInnGM, Manager at River City Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Dear VALUED GUEST

Thank you very much for feedback regarding your stay with us.
i am delighted to hear that our Restaurant STAFF had made you feel welcome.
We do apologize for the negative service you had received at Front Desk, i will surely look into that matter, in order to make sure, nothing like this will ever happen again here.

Regards,
Elsabe

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Was pleasantly surprised by this establishment. Looking from the outside in, I initially thought I had made a huge mistake in booking with them. The signage in the street was not very good so I initially rode right past it and had to phone to find where they were. Fortunately I was just around the corner. Another thing that bothered a bit coming from a place where your car is not safe parking on the street, was the parking arrangements, but I was reassured that my car would be safe as they have full time security seeing to that. Our room was neat, tidy and cosy and we enjoyed a good nights rest. I must say that after having been on tour for 12 days and staying at different establishments, the breakfast was filling, excellent and the best we had on our journey.

Date of stay: July 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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RiverCityInnGM, General Manager at River City Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Dear VALUED

Thank you for choosing the River City Inn Hotel for your recent stay in Upington, and for taking the time to write a review!
We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay as well as the Buffet Breakfast that was being served. Our Hotel aims to provide a truly unique experience and we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our Hotel in the future.

Regards

Elsabe

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