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aha The Riverside Hotel, Durban North

4-starQuality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.
10 Kenneth Kaunda DriveDurban NorthKwaZulu-Natal4065South Africa

Riverfront hotel in Durban North with 2 bars/lounges, spa
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Very Good8.0
Wellness Area
Great wellness & sports facilities
Great location
Great room
Quite clean
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aha The Riverside Hotel, Durban North

from $86
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Family Room
  • Suite
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Triple Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 169 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
Airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed


  • WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas *

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available on request) *


  • Free self parking


  • Area shuttle *
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Health club
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 6
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Year Built 1998
  • Elevator/lift
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Pay movies
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Riverside Spa has 7 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include massages, facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. The spa is equipped with a sauna. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy.


Riverside Cafe - This restaurant is located by the pool. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Mojos - This poolside restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Hops - This pub serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.


On Site

  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room


  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

aha The Riverside Hotel, Durban North’s small print

Also known as

  • Three Cities Riverside
  • aha Riverside Durban North
  • Three Cities Riverside Durban
  • aha Riverside Hotel Durban
  • Three Cities Riverside Hotel Durban
  • Riverside Hotel Durban
  • aha Riverside Hotel
  • aha Riverside Durban
  • aha Riverside
  • aha Riverside Hotel Durban North


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, health club, fitness facility, or spa tub without adult supervision.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • 1 percent tourism fee will be charged

Optional extras

Breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 145 per person (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

WiFi is available in public areas for ZAR 55 (rates may vary)

Wired Internet access is available in public areas for ZAR 55 (rates may vary)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around aha The Riverside Hotel, Durban North


  • Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve - 13 min walk
  • Windsor Park Golf Course - 16 min walk
  • Japanese Gardens - 21 min walk
  • Umgeni River Bird Park - 21 min walk
  • Durban Country Club - 30 min walk
  • Moses Mabhida Stadium - 32 min walk
  • Kings Park Stadium - 34 min walk
  • St James Anglican Church - 39 min walk

Getting around

  • Durban (DUR-King Shaka Intl.) - 25 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 90 reviews

aha The Riverside Hotel, Durban North
A very good hotel
The hotel is sort of in the middle of Durban and Umhlanga and has easy access to the M4. The coffee shop downstairs is great with its outside seating. The rooms have been renovated and are very nice looking. This is one of the better Three Cities in the area. I have been there three times in less than a month cos I appreciate the quality of the decor.
Zeester, us1 night trip
aha The Riverside Hotel, Durban North
Very Good8.0
Such helpful, friendly staff. We enjoyed the live entertainment on Friday evening. Just a pity there isn't more space or more for the kids to do at the hotel.
A Traveler, za2 night trip
aha The Riverside Hotel, Durban North
Very Good8.0
Hotel Review
The stay was good. Breakfast was excellent. The room toilet was not cleaned. It was extremely dirty.
Anusha, za1 night trip
aha The Riverside Hotel, Durban North
great atmosphere
great accommodation with friendly staff
A Traveler, za1 night trip with friends
aha The Riverside Hotel, Durban North
Riverside Hotel
The hotel overall was okay, the only disappointment was that we had an interleading room which was not locked. One night a stranger opened into our room and I was upset. I did report it to the hotel but I am still waiting for a response from their manager. Lastly, the breakfast on Sunday was a disappointment as it was cold. The hotel restauranteer need to do something about those flies while eating.
Miriam, za2 night romance trip

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