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Riverside Lodge and Conference Centre

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East London, South Africa
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Great venue, great staff, great food! We stopped over with our 2 children on our way to Pilansberg and we felt super at home. There is a lovely play area for the kids and the lady at reception was super friendly and accommodating. They have a quieter inhouse restaurant for hotel guests and an outside restaurant for the public that...

1Thank B S
Reviewed 18 December 2016

No nonsense on the Orange River. It’s a nice in between stop… The Orange River is flowing and the lodge on a Saturday night is blossoming. Rooms are just fine, with a private parking. The pub next door serves pizza’s on the outside deck. Just fine. There’s not much more that I can say about this place. Safe, friendly, accommodating.

1Thank Marjolein W
East London, South Africa
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is definitely a must see. The facilities are neat and clean, the staff friendly and always willing to assist. Have brunch on the balcony which over looks the Orange River, and wonderful tanquil spot, or romantic getaway.My definite accommodation choice when in the Aliwal North area.

1Thank 681alexis
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Having stayed elsewhere in Aliwal North many times it was a pleasant surprise to take our group of 32 people for an overnight at Riverside. I suppose that in the past we had been cautious because of negative reviews. We were impressed with the room although the shower was a bit poor, the reception was great and the meals adequate,...

Thank Afriod
Cape Town
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The fun started when I asked to check in at 1330. "Our rules don't allow us to check anyone in before 1400, and anyway we won't check you in until your travel agent sends proof of payment" I then found my colleagues languishing in the nearby pub. They had been evicted from the lounge as only 2 of the 4...

Thank agewebb
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Clean, ok for overnights . Way overpriced and certainly not 3 star level. Didn't try breakfast despite paying for it. No one was at breakfast when i walked by to check out. It's cold in winter naturally. They have electric blankets which was good for the kids. Bathrooms are small but clean. Carpets were not unfortunately. Old and dated furniture....

Thank Shannon N
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

The accomdation is standard with a beautiful view over the Orange river. Personnel are friendly and the food was good. The accommodation is clean and comfortable and the bed had electric blankets for staying over in the middle of the winter.

Thank Elize v
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Nice deck over the river with a nice view of the river and bridge.  Food and service very average which is a pity because a lot can be done with this location. The whole facility is also starting to look a bit rough, in need of some TLC.

Thank Darren P
Bloemfontein, South Africa
Reviewed 18 July 2016

The food was not bad, but the service was absolutely shockingly bad. Most of the steaks was cold and if you order a sauce, it will only be served 15 minutes late!!! They can't service bigger groups or when it is busy. The location is good and with a nice view.

Thank georgeaY8778DC
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Neat and tidy room, bathroom and sitting room. Nice veranda overlooking the Orange River. Could have done with a small fridge though. Well positioned as it is positioned as you cross the bridge into Aliwal North.

Thank cliff b

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Additional Information about Riverside Lodge and Conference Centre

Address: 1 Aliwal Street | PO Box 562, Aliwal North 9750, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Aliwal North
Hotel Class:3 star — Riverside Lodge and Conference Centre 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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“Try somewhere else”
agewebb, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Eat somewhere else.”
georgeaY8778DC, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a dual chalet overlooking the river.”
cliffb962, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Rather go to the excellent Guesthouse 500 meters on the Freestate side of the Hertzog Bridge where you will experience luxury and management who really care for their guests.”
Duncan_and_Marion, 13 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Rather don't stay there. Find another stopover. Will write again when we have had dinner. Don't expect much with the poor white wine list. If you must take a lower level chalet”
Lizzie131, 5 Oct 2013 | Read review
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