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The Riviera Hotel

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#20 of 20 hotels in Weymouth
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Designed in an Art Deco style, the majority of our rooms are connected to the main building by covered pathways. All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, en suite bathrooms and tea/coffee making facilities and a safety deposit box. 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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Indoor pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Peter1961 wrote a review Apr 2023
Weymouth, United Kingdom285 contributions32 helpful votes
We decided to visit this Hotel to enquire about the possibility of booking a stay this summer/autumn of 2023, The Hotel look a terrible mess, run down and shabby , dirty windows , unkempt grounds and outside Swimming pool derelict . A member of staff came out of the entrance and “”scowled’ , can I help you? We politely asked we were simply making enquiries about booking etc and the blank answer from her, were simply, ‘We are Shut ! and no I can’t help you with anything’. For obvious reasons we were not made to feel welcome or offered any advice, so we promptly left the Hotel and booked elsewhere
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Morgan wrote a review Jan 2023
Aviemore and the Cairngorms, United Kingdom100 contributions19 helpful votes
This hotel was interesting. The room itself was functional, the carpet was a bit tatty, but it was a good size. There was a constant chilly breeze coming in under the door where it didn’t fit properly. The sea view was in the tiniest little gap far far in the distance sadly. This hotel does have an indoor pool though, and it was empty! So really enjoyed a private swimming session all to ourselves for a good couple of hours, which really was lovely! When we first checked in there were some youngsters hanging about on the balcony listening to music quite loudly and smoking, we were a little worried that it could escalate and we wouldn’t get any sleep, but they had wandered off by 10pm and we had a peaceful and quiet night. Would probably visit again if there was a room on special offer at a discounted rate, but wouldn’t visit at full price again, was over £100 and doesn’t really look like the photos online. Hopefully they’ll refurbish this place soon and it will return to what I assume from old photographs it’s former glory.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Freedom25023798816 wrote a review Dec 2022
The best thing about this hotel is the location right above Weymouth Bay. The hotel is very run down, the pool unusable. The staff are pleasant and very willing to help. It needs a lot of money spending and a complete refurbishment like they did with the Midland is Morecambe. I bet it was wonderful in it's Art Deco heyday.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Chalky W wrote a review Oct 2022
London, United Kingdom2 contributions20 helpful votes
The entire lower floor including reception and the bar STINKS of damp. The rooms are tired, handles not secured to the cheap furniture, the mattress bottoms out on the frame when you sit on it, carpet threaded everywhere, plug sockets on the other side of the room, the restaurant was closed so no breakfast. Our room was accessed from outside balcony and the door didn’t seal properly so we had a windy sleep,Limited parking. Things to bring if you do decide to waste your money - Air freshener - Extension lead - Mattress topper - More air freshener - Draft excluder - More bedding - Bicycle ( easier to park ) - Zero expectations - Sense of humour - Breakfast - More air freshener
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Valerie R wrote a review Sept 2022
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The hotel looked lovely from photos online but was very badly organised one of the staff was helpful but the others did not seem to care. Outside pool was stagnant filthy water no wonder it was signed CLOSED. The room was grubby under beds sheets had not been changed which receptionist said was how they came back from laundry no apologies given the fridge was full of someone else’s food she came to clear that towels were damp and one was unclean which was changed the door for room was extremely difficult to open she was again said they have trouble with doors. A bottle of milk went sour due to fridge not working properly once again was told that they haveaproblem with the fridges and they are going to be removed no apology given for that. The cups in the room were washed up only once in 5 days and only twice were given complimentary milks and not at all were the towel’s changed nor the sheets at all even though I mentioned that they had been slept in. The breakfast ok but weatherspoons much better for 3rd of price. These 5 nights cost £610 I wouldn’t pay a £100 for it was very poor bathroom had been refurbished so was ok but replaced toilet roll would have been good. I wouldn’t recommend this awful place to anybody. Also no manager around anywhere to speak to
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Date of stay: September 2022
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neil a wrote a review Sept 2022
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Only stayed for three nights in August, and was astonished how much I enjoyed it having previously read some of the uncomplimentary reviews - but my son had stayed there several times and recommended it, and I'm delighted that he did. Yes, it may be in need of refurbishment, and it may well be basic and not to everyone's taste, but I found its simplicity charming and its position close to the beach absolutely ideal. The breakfasts were brilliant, the staff very friendly and helpful, the bed linen was spotless, the room clean (apart from a few cobwebs in the curtains!) I have already recommended it to several friends and will be back again as soon as I can make it! I would like to take this opportunity to commend the Reception Manager, I think her name was Sue? She dealt fairly but firmly with a man who seemed determined to pick a fight with anyone and who was illegally parked and NOT a guest. My son went to her aid when the man became violently abusive - and got a black eye for his trouble. But to her great credit, this lady stood her ground in the face of great provocation and eventually saw the man off the premises. She was amazing and has my admiration - a real credit to the management.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: Rooms on the first floor are best - especially towards the end of the south wing!
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JustinHemel wrote a review Sept 2022
Vilamoura, Portugal264 contributions162 helpful votes
A group of us had the mis-fortune to stay here last weekend, as the majority of the hotels in the area had been booked for the Ironman event. Good points: it has a bar and car parking, and was not expensive Bad points: this place needs a major refurb, it is in such a poor state, we stayed in non-sea view rooms out the back (see image attached), small, poorly decorated and not clean, with previous occupants hair stuck to the toilet and half used shower gel in the bath. Our room was not cleaned after the first night, so no clean towels or replacement toilet paper. When we returned at night and wanted to buy water from the bar we were told the bar is closed, great customer service! Taxi's into town are expensive and there is a shortage of them, no Uber in town so getting out and back again at night is problematic. I assume you will guess we won't be returning!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Heyfantastic wrote a review Sept 2022
London38 contributions42 helpful votes
Quite simply, the hotel staff deserves all the credit here…they really looked after our party of road trippers, booking taxis, pouring us drinks in the bars and being all round fun and efficient! The hotel would obviously benefit in updating but it as it stands it’s rooms are clean and well presented. Plenty of parking…a few beach bars and cafes and a beach nearby…
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Remember this is a budget hotel and most suited to singles and not families.
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Molly wrote a review Sept 2022
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Booked a night away for myself and my partner £109 for a night including breakfast. We had to wait until 3pm to check in, when we saw the hotel from a distance it looked really nice as you got closer it looked very date well pretty much abandoned! When we checked in the reception manager was ok gave us our key and off we went to find our room, we were in a room right at the back behind the hotel our view was just of abandoned buildings nothing exciting to see at all! When we go into our room there was a damp smell we had a look around the small room the radiator was falling off the wall and was on its last legs. The bed was covered in pubic hairs and so was the toilet seat, there was bugs in the bath and mold on the curtains. The bed was so creaky it was like it had been there for thousands of years. I went to have a shower the shower was very dirty and was falling off the wall when I turned it on it was extremely hot and burned me luckily was quick to turn it off. The walls were paper thin that we even heard the group of men above us farting and it was a clear they may as well of been next to us, we heard every conversation about them talking about having a golden shower….😩 When we went to complain I asked the reception manger for a refund and she didn’t even ask why she just asked how we booked and said if it was through booking.com to call them didn’t even question why we wanted one or even apologized! I rang booking.com and they wanted to talk to her had been trying the reception phone but she wasn’t answering on purpose as I was watching her whilst sat in the car… I past the phone to her and she started getting angry with the man stating he’d not called her and wanted to know what it was about when though I had said and she just said “just email it all over to me” I took the phone back and they said I will get a refund in the next 7 days she then started laughing about the situation which made me really angry and said to her it’s not exactly funny when you’ve spent £110 a night for it to be disgusting! We then had to spend 2 hours trying to find somewhere else to stay for the evening! Luckily a lovely hotel on the beach front called the fairhaven had space it was a lovely place. Needless to say we will Not be returning to the riviera hotel! Such a shame because the location was perfect but the hotel is an absolute shambles!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JABainbridge wrote a review Sept 2022
London, United Kingdom41 contributions18 helpful votes
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The hotel is very run down and in need of a total refurbishment. The first room I was given had a terrible (damp) smell and poorly decorated. The second didn’t smell but was badly furnished with tatty fixtures and a low bed with an uncomfortable mattress. The whole place needs a lot more than a lick of paint. The indoor corridors smelt of damp. It’s really sad because it’s an interesting building that’s fallen into disrepair.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Do t expect a comfortable night. The windows either don’t open or don’t close.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Riviera Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Riviera Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Eweleaze Farm (0.7 miles), Bowleaze Cove (0.6 miles), and Osmington Roman Walk (0.07 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Riviera Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Riviera Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Riviera Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Riviera Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Lookout Cafe, The Bridge Inn, and Cafe Oasis.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Riviera Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Does The Riviera Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to The Riviera Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Nothe Fort (2.3 miles), Max Gate (4.9 miles), and Player Ready Virtual Reality Gaming, Racing, Escape Rooms & LaserTag Weymouth (2.5 miles).
Does The Riviera Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is The Riviera Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.