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BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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...

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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...

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...

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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...

johannesburg
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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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...

Johannesburg
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...

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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...

Pretoria, South Africa
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...

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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

Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Quietly situated which allows for less disturbances for working trip sitting right on the riverbanks making it one of the hotels with best views reception staff quite hard to tell a lot but good its once off encounter until next time The waitresses made me really enjoy my stay very friendly professional and really loving I could do few areas...

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

Dear Mpho S Thank you for the feedback. I am glad that we could make your work trip worthwhile and hope that you will be visiting for leisure soon. I will definitely pass on your feedback to the waitresses and hope that we see you back soon. Craig Swart General Manager

Vereeniging, South Africa
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Wow spend the weekend in 507 what a great experience . had such a peaceful rest. Friday night good saxophone entertainment. Thank you guys for an awesome weekend. Oh nearly forgot Sunday lunch was top of the ranks such a variety. You guys rock.

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

Dear Lynn754 Thank you so much for your feedback. I am glad that you got to enjoy your time with us, and I will be sure to share this with my team so that they can see the impact of their work. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Craig Swart General Manager

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 15 August 2016

My Wife and i visited this hotel on the 12th aug and checked out 14th Aug 2016, as per the pics online it looks really nice, but this is not the case when you there, we booked the best possible room the garden suite, on check in the reception is not very helpful / friendly, they dont tell you what...

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

Dear Pranels Thank you for your feedback and for engaging with me thereafter. It is only through feedback such as yours that we are able to improve on our service and product. Your feedback ahs been take note of and we are addressing all issues. Craig Swart' General manager

Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

The restaurant's lunch menu is nothing short of pathetic which is a shame for such a wonderful hotel. We actually saw waitresses drop cutlery and put it back on to the tables. The waitresses were extremely unfriendly as well as incapable of serving us properly. They even managed to get my order wrong which was a simple "fish and chips"...

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

Dear Keshalia P First and foremost please accept my sincerest apologies for your terrible experience in Mathews our restaurant. You comments and concerns have been noted and I have taken these up sternly with the managers involved so that we do not have a repeat of the same situation. We will also be launching a new spring menu in the...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing weekend at the hotel, beautiful views, scenery. Just a great place to unwind and have some fun. The food though is not so great, just ok. The rooms are clean enough, otherwise great! Though it was a little bit more busy the weekend we went as there was a wine tasting going on. I would definitely...

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

Dear Thabile m I am glad that you had an "amazing weekend" with us, and that you got to unwind and have some fun. I hope that we will see you back soon and we will be looking at the food to see how we can get it from OK to great. Craig Swart General Manager

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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 - $153 (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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Also Known As:
Riviera On Vaal Hotel And Country Club
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“Ask for room overlooking river and pool area”
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600Hazel, 8 May 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing the river have stunning views.”
244johannesm, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Upgrade the mattresses”
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“Upgrade to a better standard.”
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“Ask for river facing”
, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
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