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Reviewed 24 October 2016

I had the pleasure of staying for 2 nights while on business in Natal at this venue. The rooms were comfy with all the things you would need, from a fridge to DSTV and WiFi. Most importantly though was the quality of the staff. They were extremely friendly and nothing was too much for them. It really did feel like...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Good welcome. Only one towel in bathroom possible set up for 1 pax. No creamer at tea/coffee station in the room. Had to fetch milk from the dining room. Toilet seat loose and uncomfortable. Light left on in courtyard and curtains thin so too much light in the room. Dogs barked the whole night, not management fault as these were...

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Mark L, Owner at Rivendell Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Greetings Zenzo, I'm not happy to read your report and will be taking up all points raised with our management. There should have been a big towel plus hand towel per guest. Fresh milk is placed in the fridge daily, if this was an oversight I do apologise. I have gone through all the rooms, were you in Room 1?...

Reviewed 26 May 2016

The service we got was outstanding. The rooms were clean and beautiful, the food was delicious and the stuff were friendly. Yvonne was amazing, she was very helpful and made us feel at home. I will definitely be going back. Thank you for guys for ensuring that are well taken care off. I will see you soon!

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Thank Tsholofelo M
Greytown, South Africa
Reviewed 30 March 2016

It was one of my best vacations in a long time.The hostess did make you feel like you are at your own home.Breakfast was served when you want it to make it easier for us to plan our day.The rooms is very neat and tidy and is cleaned every day.

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Thank Tienie M
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 9 February 2016

The rooms, sheets and general decor are in serious need of a refurb. The duvets were threadbare and pillows very old. Also rom 4 smelt strongly of damp. The website photos do not reflect the condition of the property and I do not feel it is worthy of a 4-star rating.

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Mark L, Owner at Rivendell Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Candice, Thank you for your very constructive comments. My apologies for this belated response but both Penny and I have been away for month. Cognizance was taken and the following remedial action carried out: 1). New flat screen TV's throughout. 2). New linen replaced in all rooms from pillows, pillow cases, sheets & duvet covers. 3). We have had...

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 21 November 2015

I was on a business visit in Hillcrest recently and was booked in at Rivendell B&B. Everything is spotlessly clean and in good working order. Friendly staff and fast complimentary wifi rounded off a great experience.

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1Thank 49shaun
Pongola, South Africa
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Our room was not at all like the pictures on the web. The tv dates from the 70's a real antique. I did not know you still find these in working order. The bed must be from more or less the same period. The room overall in my opinion is a 2 but maybe a 3star. Everything including the bathroom...

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1Thank JMP150763
Johannesburg
Reviewed 23 December 2014

Lovely reception and welcoming area with beautifully kept, clean rooms. The staff are friendly and accommodating - thank you Storm and Jan for the scrumptious breakfast you prepared us. The breakfast area is beautifully furnished with lots of windows making you want to linger a little longer. Unlike some of the other b&bs Rivendel is true their pictures published on...

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1Thank JohannesburgRosaria
Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 August 2013

A group of us stayed at Rivendell from 22nd to 28th of July and were amazed at the friendly atmosphere and amazing food that hostess Lisa produced every day. We were on half board tems, breakfast huge choice from fruit to bacon and eggs. Dinners awesome Lisa is an amazing cook. The rooms were clean, I had one at the...

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Thank AnnaFoale
Frankfurt
Reviewed 30 July 2013

It is clean, and functional, but that was all. My wife and I got a room at the back, which looked nothing like the pictures on the web. WiFi costs extra (time limited connection), but as I could not get a connection in my room I could never use it. Breakfast was just average - no variation in the fruit...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in up-market Hillcrest, close to fine restaurants is Rivendell Bed and Breakfast, a South African Tourism Grading Council, 4 Star establishment. Secure off-street parking leads to separate guest entrances. All rooms have Wireless internet, DSTV, tea / coffee making facilities, bar fridge, ceiling fan and wall heater. Dinner on request. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rivendell Bed and Breakfast

Address: 5 Southern Avenue | Hillcrest, Durban 3610, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: $85 - $96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rivendell Bed and Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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