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Langebaan, South Africa
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Reviewed 10 October 2015

We paid to stay for three nights at the Sun1 in Richardsbay. The first night we experienced dirty bedding and a air conditioner that did not work. Our family in the next room complained about their bedding being sticky and there was stains on the carpet. Mom in law received a few unpleasant visitors that night called roaches. We then... More 

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SUN1-HOTELS, Owner at SUN1 Richards Bay, responded to this review

It would appear that our initial response was not posted, perhaps due to a technical error. The various points raised by the guest are not the standard to which Sun1 Hotels pride ourselves and our hygiene standards and interventions are strictly controlled. The Manager apologised to the guest directly and, at his own personal cost, moved the guest to an... More 

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Reviewed 5 October 2015

visited sun 1 on the October 2nd, the rooms are too basic the available sabc channels are constantly searching for signal, the comforter doesn't look like it has been washed in decades. had a look at the breakfast which they charge R40.00 for, glad I did not incl it in my room rate as we had better breakfast at wimpy... More 

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SUN1-HOTELS, Owner at SUN1 Richards Bay, responded to this review

Dear Phindile N, Thank you for taking the time to inform us of your recent experience at our Hotel. May we apologise for the inconvenience caused and for having created an unfavourable impression. We consider the points that you have raised very seriously and would like to assure you that this is not the standard on which Sun1 Hotels prides... More 

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Reviewed 12 December 2014

we went to Richards bay for a wedding and first where going to stay somewhere else but there was not hot water or even coffee making facility. So we looked around Richards Bay and found the Hotel. It is not 4 star hotel but the double bed with bunk bed for a weekend is quit nice . the rooms where... More 

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Reviewed 16 December 2011

We had a good stay in the Formule 1 in Richards Bay. However the Website didn't work correct. We booked with breakfast and they said we didn't.Finally they agreed that our booking was ok! We didn't pay extra for the breakfast. I think there is a problem with their Website! Furthermore I was suprised they didn't do anything with my... More 

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Reviewed 1 May 2011

It was a great stay. The reception was efficient and very friendly as well as helpful. the rooms were neat and clean. the location of the hotel is well situated close to all the restaurants and shops. We will definitely make use of the hotel again. thank you thank you thank you

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Reviewed 5 January 2011

It was a pleasure to sleep in such a nice clean room. You can maybe just have a look at the basin, when you open the tap, there is a funny smell.

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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
SUN1 Richards Bay offers comfortable budget hotel accommodation to guests in Richards Bay, Kwa-Zulu Natal. Conveniently located close to the Inkwazi Boardwalk Shopping Centre, our Richards Bay accommodation is available for 1, 2 or 3 guests sharing and is ideal for travellers on a budget. ... more   less 

Additional Information about SUN1 Richards Bay

Address: 6 White Pear Road, Richards Bay 3900, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Richards Bay
Number of rooms: 64
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Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“these can be used by back packers and familie that need a sleeping place for the weekend or overnight and it is not so heavy on the pocket. Plus you can get breakfast there at a minimum cost +- R 60 which is quit filling. There is smoking rooms as well”
 of 5 bubbles 797bms, 11 Dec 2014 | Read review
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