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Johannesburg
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So I had mixed feelings. Just when you noticed something lacking or not right , someone else came along and tried to make a difference. On arrival only one person at the desk, was to few especially if you were expecting a group. No one to assist and attend with luggage. The dinner was delicious with a good buffet variety.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel and it's grounds are awesome. There are a number of small things that could be fixed up as well and I also believe that the level of service from the staff could be improved on. I would stay there again though. Great place!

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Thank Motti S
Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a pleasant stay. The hotel was really great. The furniture very comfortable and spacious. We will definitely be back. The close proximity. The breakfast was to die for. Reception staff very helpful. Any queries and concerns sorted in a flash of lightening! Keep up the standard!

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Thank pmj701
Cape Town, South Africa
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did not like the food one bit. I ordered a pasta, I wanted ravioli and the waiter did not know if the served. So, I ended up ordering pasta. It was hard to finish it, it tasted like it came directly from a frozen box and warmed. Even I would do a better job. Dessert was no better, a... More 

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

Dear Mamosedi M Please accept my sincerest apology that the food was not to your liking. I have had a chat to the restaurant manager about the waitress that did not understand your request for Ravioli as well as the Chef on the quality of the pasta. I would like to believe that this was an isolated incident and am... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is located on an excellent spot. However the rooms a crying for some TLC. Needs an upgrade too outdated. The sleeper couch was falling over. We loved the gardens, the pools and the boat cruise.

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Thank Y9509BGbrendas
BON-RivieraOnVaal, General Manager at BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal, responded to this review

Dear Y9509BGBrendas Thank you for your feedback. I am happy that you found the location as well as the gardens etc excellent. The hotel did in fact turn 90 years old last month and she is definitely showing her age. This is definitely something that we are working on. I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Craig Swart General... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The hotel is in need of an upgrade. I am sure when it was first opened it was really really nice. However the hotel and room is showing it's age. In saying that,it is not a bad stay. The location right in the river is its best feature right now and and cruises can be taken on the river. Not... More 

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

Dear MarioJvR Thank you for your feedback. The hotel turned 90 years old in September and she is definitely showing her age in certain area's. There is some plans in the pipeline so please keep your eyes on our website for new developments. In saying this, I am glad that you still found the stay enjoyable and we look forward... More 

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61 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a wonderful hotel. The rooms are decent though a little aged. Lighting is a bit dark but charming. No safe in rooms. Good beautiful venue with many people visiting to take scenic photos. The restuarant is very good - buffet options and there are excellent dining options at the three rivers mall 4 kms away. The chef did... More 

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

Dear Nishal p Thank you for taking the time to post a review on your stay with us. We are honoured that you found us the "best location in the *region*". and that you found the hotel to be old school elegant. The hotel did indeed turn 90 years old a few months ago. Your comments on the slow service... More 

johannesburg
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100 reviews
93 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This hotel is showing its age but i still enjoyed my stay. Excellent views and walking areas around the hotel. Service was slow though. Staff were friendly. Breakfast was enjoyableel with good variety. Would i return? Yes i would..but i hope a refurbishment of the entire property is on the cards soon

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Thank es786
BON-RivieraOnVaal, General Manager at BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal, responded to this review

Dear es786 I am glad that you enjoyed the views and the walking area's in the garden, especially after enjoying our breakfast. Our hotel is turning 90 years old this month and is definitely in need of a little TLC. This is definitely on the cards and soon we will be able to unveil a much improved facility. I look... More 

Johannesburg
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

I only alsways had good reviews on this property - We spent the night there on Saturday night. Stunning setting, however the hotel is so run down, needs some serious paint work. Lunch time service was slow and un professional. Breakfast was a disaster. They ran out of juice and had sour milk. Most of the dishes on the buffet... More 

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

Dear Kurt_kk Thank you for your feedback. It is only through feedback such as yours that we are able to monitor our performance. Clearly in this case our systems and procedures that are place let us down and for this I am truly sorry. I have addressed this with all staff and managers concerned and am sure that your next... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Took my wife for a quick trip from Pretoria on an overnight stay. It was refreshing. Great hotel and amazing views of the river and a relaxing garden. We loved our room which was spacious and opened to the garden. The restaurant is fantastic and the staff very friendly. The hotel management is very accommodating. We asked for a late... More 

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

Dear ZuluwithX I am glad that we could help with the Short left. I do hope that next time it will be for a little longer than one overnight stay so that you can truly experience the hotel. We cant wait to welcome you back and thank you for the feedback. Craig Swart General Manager More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • 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
  • Free Breakfast
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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: $100 - $215 (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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Riviera On Vaal Hotel And Country Club
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“The view and outside is beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles alegna63, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Needs an upgrade too outdated. The sleeper couch was falling over.”
 of 5 bubbles Y9509BGbrendas, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“beware this is not a true 3star,”
 of 5 bubbles pranels, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Family rooms have a sleeper couch for the kids. Keep this in mind if you have bigger kids.”
 of 5 bubbles BooTaz, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The beds were hard and the sheets to heavily tucked in, it was hard work pulling them up.”
 of 5 bubbles kgaogelom873, 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
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