Visited for a weekend, Friday to Sunday. Well located for access to the west beaches but a long walk for little one into Bournemouth. With good weather however it isn't a chore.
The hotel is popular and all rooms are en-suite. Our room had a balcony and sea view. The room was a fair size and had flat screen TV, kettle and hair dryer. The en-suite was serviceable but a little dated in decor. The bed was comfy but only a small double.
The room did have a few drawbacks which although did not affect us directly could cause problems for others. These were:
The door to the room when opened gave full view of the bed to anyone in the corridor.
The balcony was obviously located next to others but you had full view into the other rooms as the was no modesty screen ( it would block the sea views).
The shower over bath was erratic with scalding water being delivered even when the hot tap nearly off. It would then switch to cold or very cold.
The staff on the main we're very helpful and chatty but not intrusive. The waiting and bar staff had the knack if remembering you which gave a welcoming atmosphere.
The General Manager (Jonathan) was always around and very attentive and approachable.
All in all, a well run hotel with what you would expect for a 3 star venue in Bournemouth. . It's outside of a national chain which is rare these days for a larger venue and this adds to its character.
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- 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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- Riviera Hotel And Holiday Apartments
- Riviera Hotel Bournemouth
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