I will start with the good bits....................
Easy to find.
The location meant that we had a wonderful view from the shared balcony. We booked room 222, and after reading other comments on trip-advisor we specially requested that we had one of the rooms that is serviced by the lift.
The few staff we had contact with were very friendly.
We paid £69 for a twin room with breakfast.
And the rest....................
The bedroom was very small, the door doesn't fully open as it hits the wardrobe which made it difficult to get our cases in and out.
All guests have to vacate their rooms by 10 am and cannot return before 4pm.
We found it impossible to regulate the shower to a comfortable, and safe, temperature, it was always too hot. In the end we gave up. Other guests said the same.
There were no chairs in the room - or even space to put one.
The beds are very low and not at all comfortable to sit on for any length of time.
The windows opened directly onto the long, shared balcony and as this was accessible to anyone (you did not have to come through the hotel to get to it) I was not willing to leave the window open at night, this would be an obvious security risk, and therefore the room was incredibly hot. I asked about the possibility of a fan but was told there weren't any. We went to B & Q in town and bought a fan.
The breakfast was not very warm (cold plates too) and our fried eggs were very hard; the toast was also cold.
I travelled with a disabled blue badge user, but the few disabled spaces were just as far from the hotel entrance as the 'normal' spaces. There are steps up to the front door. We later found a small ramp to the right of the main entrance, but it was not signposted.
Normal access to the first floor rooms at the front of the hotel is via steep, exterior stairs so if you have any mobility problems be sure to check you have one of the rooms that can be reached by the lift.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. There is a Leisure Centre equipped with a sauna, steam room, gym and both indoor and outdoor pools. (Outdoor pool seasonal only). 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
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- Also Known As:
- Riviera Hotel Weymouth, Dorset