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Riviera Hotel & Holiday Apartments
Ranked #18 of 66 Hotels in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 August 2011

The hotel is in a great location as it is a short walk downhill to the beach, where there is a small train to take you along the front if you wish. The rooms are very comfortable and clean and I had a partial view of the sea. The breakfasts were plentiful and the customer service friendly and efficient. An excellent place to stay to visit Bournemouth and the Chine and also not that far from the New Forest. There is an indoor and an outdoor swimming pool.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 August 2011

We (2 adults & 1 child) stayed at the Riviera early August for a week. We had booked following an internet search so you are never 100% sure of what you're going to get. Although our room was small it was perfectly adequate and had a fabulous sea view and balcony (additional cost for sea view room). Very clean, airy and light. Service from all staff was brilliant. Food delicious. We stayed bed & breakfast only but experienced one night's dinner plus the buffet evening which was fabulous. My only criticism would be that the shower over the bath was poor and the indoor swimming pool was very cloudy when we visited which was a bit off putting. This area could do with an upgrade but it didn't spoil our holiday. We only had trouble parking in the hotel car park a couple of times but we were able to park on the road outside the hotel. We will definitely return and highly recommend to others.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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rivman2008, Manager at Riviera Hotel & Holiday Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2011

Dear Guest

Thank you for your kind comments which I have passed on to my team.

We hope you visit us again soon.

Kind regards,

Jonathan Gould
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Reviewed 13 August 2011

I stayed at the Riviera for a week in August (for the second time this year) with my wife and two young children as well as my parents. I have been a regular visitor and cannot fault the quality of the hotel for the price.

Its location is about a mile stroll (there is a land train in the summer) along the promenade to Bournemouth and the beaches at Alum Chine (5 minute walk) are superb.

The rooms are good for 3 star and everything works as it should. Parking is always available.

The food is deserving of a four star hotel and it is really worth taking the Dinner, Bed and Breakfast option. Every one of our evening meals was excellent and there was a wide variety of choice.

All the staff are very friendly and make for a wonderfully relaxing break.

We are looking forward to the next time we visit ...

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 August 2011

We have been visiting this hotel for over 30 years and it has improved alot. Well run and very clean and tidy.
Great for young families in the summer with entertainment every night and great discos for the kids every other night. Having said that the hotel is not over run by children and is enjoyed by customers of all ages.

Staff are friendly yet professional. The hotel feels very safe and personal as it is independently owned. Don't expect a commercial impersonal hotel feel.

The breakfast buffets leaving you un-wanting for choice and quantity. Dinner has a great 3 course menu choice. All the dishes are made by the chefs on the premises- the desserts won't disappoint either!

The leisure facilities are clean and tidy, yes, the original hotel building is a number of years old but has been completely renovated.

The bedrooms may not be as large as the chain hotels but they are a modern and very clean.

In summary a great all round holiday hotel with friendly clientele and staff.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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rivman2008, Manager at Riviera Hotel & Holiday Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2011

Dear Guests

Wow ,you have been coming to us for 30 years - that is fantastic!! Many of our customers have been coming to us for years bringing with them new generations.

I will pass on your great comments to the hotel team.

Kind regards,

Jonathan Gould
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Reviewed 11 August 2011

The hotel is lovely, staff very friendly and helpful. There are one indoors an 2 outdoos pools, games rooms... very nice.

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Reviewed 11 August 2011

I stayed with my wife and son, daugther-in-law and two grandchildren for a week. This we do regularly. The hotel is everything I would expect. The range of food in dinner and breakfast is very good. I fact I think it is better than we expected. The sevice from everybody was first class. The children espeically enjoyed the evening entertainment which made it relaxing for the adults!
Access to the splendid beach and its facilities, easy access to town by land train, on foot or bus help to make the holiday go well.
Our rooms were clean and perfectly adequate. I often judge a hotel room by all the facilities working and this was certainly the case. Having been a number of times we can see the refurbishment taking place.
Once again thank you to Jonathan and his staff and we look forward to returning

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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rivman2008, Manager at Riviera Hotel & Holiday Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2011

Thank you for your kind words.

I hope to see you all again soon.

Kind regards,

Jonathan Gould
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Reviewed 10 August 2011

We got married at the Riviera Hotel and had our reception there, we had a perfect day, the food was incredible, lovely setting and very good location. Price was very reasonable and the service was better than other much more expensive wedding packages in the area. Wedding Planner Silva was lovely and very helpful. We stayed an extra night in the bridal suite to make the most of their facilities (sauna, pool and hot tub) and had a really lovely time :)

  • Stayed: May 2011
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rivman2008, Manager at Riviera Hotel & Holiday Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2011

Dear Guests,

I am really glad you enjoyed your wedding with us - I have passed on your comments to Silva.

Would be great to see your wedding pictures one day !

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Jonathan Gould
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Additional Information about Riviera Hotel & Holiday Apartments

Address: 12 - 16 Burnaby Road | Alum Chine, Bournemouth BH4 8JF, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Business Hotel in Bournemouth
#18 Romantic Hotel in Bournemouth
#22 Family Hotel in Bournemouth
Price Range: £43 - £102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Riviera Hotel & Holiday Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Good value hotel in Bournemouth which is renowned for its warm service and excellent food in spectacular surroundings – perfect for holidays in Bournemouth. ... more   less 
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