This hotel is not the kind I'd usually choose. It's dated in style and aimed more at holidaying families. I picked it for convenience because I was visiting a friend who lives on the same road.
However, for it's type, this hotel is very good. The service was excellent; we were greeted warmly by a management trainee who clearly took pride in his work and gave us all the information we could need, as well as upgrading us to a sea-view room. The bar, breakfast and check-out staff were similarly friendly and efficient.
We didn't use the leisure facilities but I imagine if you were staying with children the pools would be a massive bonus.
The beach and all its activities are a few minutes walk.
The room itself was fine. A bit old fashioned looking but spotlessly clean. The balconies are ugly and close together but there is no disputing the beauty of the sea view! My bed squeaked horribly but was comfy enough. The hotel was a bit on the warm side but it was August so maybe there's nothing to be done about that.
Breakfast was perfectly acceptable, buffet style but with a choice of cooked to order items as well.
Our two night stay cost £270 with breakfast which is a lot of money but reasonable for Bournemouth in the summer it seems. Out of season, this hotel is probably excellent value for money.
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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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- Also Known As:
- Riviera Hotel And Holiday Apartments
- Riviera Hotel Bournemouth
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