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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I were in Weymouth for two nights; One exquiste night at Moonfleet Manor hotel, and an equally lovely night here at the Riviera. I work in a Travelodge, so I'm very familar with Tripadvisor and its ability to give people awful impressions of a place, before they even get to the hotel and then the hotel turning... More 

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1 Thank Jake H
Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at night and the hotel looks great from a distance and seams somewhat nostalgic. As many others have commented on, it has been recently renovated but it doesn't feel that it was done to the highest quality. The rooms are small, bed is not the most comfy and it had a dreadful chemical smell, the bedroom is already... More 

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Thank DelHall
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is on the eastern side of Weymouth known locally as Bowleaze Cove. The unusual front is long and low and spreads out from a central pillar, which houses the reception area. The hotel is open to the public for many functions and events. Available for for private hire weddings etc. The hotel has a pleasant dining room three... More 

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Woodford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First views can be deceiving and driving up to this art deco building did have us laughing in the car and not know what to expect when we got to our rooms. We didn't need to worry as the refurbishment has been done very well the rooms are delightful. The position is fantastic and views outstanding. We ate in the... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had a two night stay at this hotel on 4th/5th November. First impression of this big imposing hotel was shabby, run down and in desperate need of some urgent TLC. On arrival our room wasn't ready so we went into the restaurant for some lunch. There were no staff behind the bar or anywhere else The... More 

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed 2 nights. The building is a wonderful grade 2 listed Art Deco building. While I appreciate the restrictions grade 2 buildings bring it needs to move away from its pontins days. They may have spent 4m but it needs greater investment. Soundproof the rooms would help, having the excruciating experience of your neighbouring room couple having sex is just... More 

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Cordoba, Spain
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is a former Pontins Holiday venue. On arrival, we were disappointed with the hotel as the exterior paintwork is very shabby as are the gardens. We asked to see our room before we were prepared to check in and were pleasantly surprised. The room and en-suite bathroom had been recently refurbished and were very well equipped with tea/coffee... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a disappointment at such an amazing location. If only a bit (a lot) of TLC and some better trained/prepared staff. The room An effort to decorate has been made but a more full on facelift is needed. The room I stayed in smelled really unpleasant. It was pretty clean but there were black hairs on the pillow (I'm blonde).... More 

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2 Thank Turls84
Portland, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently stayed 3 days here. The staff I encountered and directly had contact with, were polite and hard working, some going the extra mile. Food was average ,Reception plus Waiting staff/bar staff worked hard. Location is fantastic, great views across the bay, BUT -- the OWNERS ARE LETTING THIS PLACE DOWN -- BY NOT SPENDING MONEY ON IT. It... More 

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3 Thank Turn key
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

room was clean and tidy,bathroom refurbished and breakfast all you could eat £7:50.couldnt fault it will definitely return and stay longer,great views over bowleve cove.looks like it was an old pontins or butlins but you can see what the owners are trying to achieve

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Designed in an Art Deco style, Some rooms are connected to the main building by covered pathways. All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, en suite bathrooms and tea/coffee making facilities, as well as a safe and fridge. All rooms are accessible from outside walkways, which you may sit along to admire the view of the bay. There is a Leisure Centre equipped with a sauna, steam room, gym and both indoor and outdoor pool. (Outdoor pool seasonal only) Which will be included in the price. Set in Bowleaze Cove the Riviera Hotel is just 2.5 Miles from the town centre. Also nearby are the Sealife Centre as well as Lodmoor nature reserve. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riviera Hotel

Address: Bowleaze Coveway, Weymouth DT3 6PR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Weymouth
Price Range: £52 - £97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 98
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“Seaward side room”
 of 5 bubbles nickk355, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose rooms at the front for the views.”
 of 5 bubbles Bailey1967, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the first floor have an excellent view of the bay from the communal walkway,”
 of 5 bubbles trevorw640, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you love sunsets fab views then ask for rooms on the front..”
 of 5 bubbles Turn key, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“rooms are chalet type which appealed to me”
 of 5 bubbles , 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
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