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“Fantastic hotel and staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Riviera Hotel

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Riviera Hotel
Ranked #19 of 22 Hotels in Weymouth
Frome, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Fantastic hotel and staff”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

My daughter and I stayed here on the 28th may for 2 nights in room 245, and the staff are brilliant they cannot do enough for you, and we highly recomend the restaurant the meals we had were fabulous, and the pool and sauna were heavenly we left calm and relaxed and are certainly going to come back welldone to you all

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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riviera_team, General Manager at Riviera Hotel, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. we are glad you enjoyed your stay. we hope to see you again.

Kind Regards,
Carol Rooke, General Manager.
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  • Cleanliness
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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 May 2014

We paid £75.00 for one night. We were on the bottom outside with an apparent sea view mmmm. The bed was low and squeaky and uncomfortable a duvet had been put over the mattress to hide the old springs. If you wanted to hear your neighbors conversation or theirs yours great but the walls are paper thin. The doors don't fit the frame and the windows are from an era of bygones gone by. If I had paid £19.00 for the night far enough but not worth the money, uncomfortable, low maintained and generally bad.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We booked for two nights at the Riviera (unfortunately without reading any reviews) and were so appalled by the condition of the place that rather than stay a night we drove home. The room was ridiculously small although it was well equipped. The toilet was not clean and the door was ill fitting. The area surrounding the passage was dirty. Don't do as we did and hand over your money until you have seen the room!

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Arrived on Sunday and were told we could not check in until three. Fair enough. Rooms are ok recently refurbished, fairly small but adequate. Bed was squeaky but comfortable. Bathroom modern but needs a good clean. Stopped for four nights and the room was not cleaned properly in this time.
Breakfast was good, plenty of selection but not well organised, had to queue to be seated as there were not enough staff to cope with the amount of guests.
Generally to sum up the hotel has potential but needs attention to the outside. Looks run down, the gardens could be lovely but have been neglected as have the outdoor pool and a lick of paint is long over due.
We feel that a proper maintenance program would be beneficial to the hotel. Just needs TLC and cleaning. What a shame this beautiful building has been so neglected. Will not be going back here.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Well where do I start? Hi-de-hi springs to mind. The door had a huge gap all around it so very drafty. We were put in a disabled room and not being disabled the sink was really low down and there was no hot water.
The did not really cater for Gluten Free no toaster specific for this so limited breakfast.
Only stay here if you really have no alternative.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

This was the old pontins holiday park in the 80s.....now revamped ....but still has the old holiday park feel about it. bedrooms have been revamped and are ok for the price...over looks Weymouth bay.....only draw back is when there is a tea party or a coach trip to hotel regular guests seem to be left behind a bit service wise. Other wise quite a nice place to stay..

Room Tip: tip pick a sea front room rooms at the back bit gloomy...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Stayed one night and can say that the room was very clean and comfortable. Bit of a squeaky bed and couldn't get hot water out of the sink tap. The interior décor is nice and yes the outside does need a paint and repair. I liked the art deco look. Breakfast was buffet and was the usual full english , cereals and juices etc but having requested a gluten free breakfast on a number of occasions prior staying they didn't have any sausages or bread.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Riviera Hotel

Property: Riviera Hotel
Address: Bowleaze Coveway, Weymouth DT3 6PR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Weymouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 22 Hotels in Weymouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 98
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Designed in an Art Deco style, Some rooms are connected to the main building by covered pathways. All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, en suite bathrooms and tea/coffee making facilities, as well as a safe and fridge. All rooms are accessible from outside walkways, which you may sit along to admire the view of the bay. There is a Leisure Centre equipped with a sauna, steam room, gym and both indoor and outdoor pool. (Outdoor pool seasonal only) Which will be included in the price. 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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