Premier Hotel The Richards - Richards Bay

3 Hibberd Drive, Richards Bay, South Africa  show map
 4 stars
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Premier Hotel The Richards - Richards Bay

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Valet parking

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Breakfast room

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Overview

The classic Premier Hotel The Richards accommodates guests in a leisure area of Richards Bay. The property opened in 1974 and features classical architecture.

The city center is about 10 minutes on foot.

The hotel allows quick access to palm trees and nature reserves.

Premier Hotel The Richards is within a 10-minute drive to Richards Bay airport.

Rooms

This property offers 135 individual guestrooms complete with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, climate control, ironing facilities and a personal safe. They also have en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, a hairdryer and a shower.

Eat & Drink

Guests can start their day with buffet breakfast served at the restaurant. A fine variety of international dishes is offered at the stylish restaurant onsite. The hotel invites guests to the Ladies bar to relax with a drink.

Services

Guests can take advantage of 24-hour reception, airport transfer and valet parking.

Relax

The property features cribs, babysitting and a pool for children.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of rooms:   135.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Wind surfing
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's pool

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Kettle
  • Living room
  • Terrace
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 12 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of 100 % of the room stay per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Premier Hotel The Richards - Richards Bay Richards Bay location
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Hotel Address:

3 Hibberd Drive, Richards Bay, South Africa

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City Center
  • Richards Bay
    600 m
Airports
  • Richards Bay (RCB)
    5.5 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of rooms:
    135

Rooms and availability

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Standard Double Room
Bed type: Double bed
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
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    Bed type: 2 Single beds
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    Executive Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed
    Size: 22 m²
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Premier Hotel The Richards - Richards Bay Richards Bay location
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      Hotel Address:

      3 Hibberd Drive, Richards Bay, South Africa

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Richards Bay
        600 m
      Airports
      • Richards Bay (RCB)
        5.5 km
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2012
      • Number of rooms:
        135

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      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2012
      • Number of rooms:
        135

      Premier Hotel The Richards Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Premier Hotel The Richards

      Average guest rating

      6.2out of 10
      Good
      Based on 13 reviews

      Guest reviews

      • Family with children
        4.2

        Located next to the beach.

        The hotel is rated 4 star and you would expect at least 4 star treatment, instead way below was experienced. We were allocated standard rooms instead of what we booked for and we had to explain our booking and demanded that we are granted what we booked for. It took a long time before we could get correct rooms. Service levels are very low. The confirmation received was that the buffet costs R135 per person but when we got there we were charged R165 per person. The staff at the dinning hall were not friendly at all probably because we arrived an hour before closure. The guy who just looked at us, I assume he was the manager on duty didnt even greet us or check if we are ok, he just didn't notice us inspite of the fact that we were the only ones there. Protea Richards Bay must seriously looked into its staff competences.

      • Single
        10.0

        I have visited Richards Bay several times since 1998 and always stayed at the Protea Hotel The Richards. Friendly and comfortable hotel. Good location. Very good restaurant and nice sport bar. Friendly staff and excellent service!

      • Family with children
        8.2

        Just the general environment and the quiteness>

        The rooms are all tiled and somehow its uncomfortable in a cold weather> alternatively they can have half of the rooms with carpet. The beds if they can improve them from double beds to at least queen size> or have two double beds within rooms>single beds are out of fashion in hotels.

      • Couple
        5.0

        Locate within 2 min drive to the beach

        I don't like the hotel is bit old, room is bit small too, so as the double bed.

      • Family with children
        4.6

        The Hotel stuff is not professional. Breakfast and dinner are poor , sometimes we had the meal from the previous day . Dirty pool.

      • Older travelers
        9.2

        The hospitality of the Hotel stuff, the food was nice The hotel at large it excellent and very much relaxing I love almost everthing about the hotel

      • Older travelers
        7.0

        The location

        Staff at the front desk were horrible with service deliveries. Front desk has only one person running the show, and sometimes doesn't know how to serve the client/s needs.

      • Group of friends
        3.8

        Layout of hotel was appealing.

        The service was terrible. The front desk clerk attempted to double charge me for my room, even though I had prepaid. Her explanation was uncipherable, and she did not make the slightest attempt to apologize. The breakfast buffet was mediocre at best, and extremely overpriced.

      • Older travelers
        4.2

        Nothing

        Price is way out to expensive. R1300+r300 = r1600.00 For an below average small room. Never paid more than r695.00 Per room including breakfast, at kruger park Protea . Best Location

      • Family with children
        7.4

        Rooms were very clean.food was very good.

        Did not have a bigger bed after asking for one.sleeper couch keeped falling apart,room was a bit small for the three of us.Service was slow,and was hard to find someone to help you at the bar and pool area,normally had to ask at the reception for someone to help.flys in the dinning room.

      • Single
        5.0

        The outside setting. Cleaniss

        The Hotel is advertised as a 4* but unfortunately this is definetly not the case. The rooms are definetly sub standard and in no way can this hotel qualify as a four star. I have stayed in better 2 and 3 star hotels.

      • Family with children
        6.2

        The housekeeping was not up to std

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Premier Hotel The Richards - Richards Bay Richards Bay location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      3 Hibberd Drive, Richards Bay, South Africa

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Richards Bay
        600 m
      Airports
      • Richards Bay (RCB)
        5.5 km
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2012
      • Number of rooms:
        135