This wonderful ‘Art Deco’ hotel is now nearly 80 years old but is still a stunning sight on entry and well worth a visit. My brother and I went there for Sunday lunch and a quick look around – it’s just a couple of miles up the coast road from the Esplanade in Weymouth.
The architecture and appearance of the hotel is stunning, as is the view, along the coast, from the hotel. The location is just lovely.
Clearly money has been spent on the interior of the buildings and it’s a big site. The reception area is really nice and the restaurant area spacious, clean and classy. The bar is situated ahead of you as you walk in. We had a lovely pint of chilled cider to kick off our meal!
The meal was very nice and there was plenty to eat. The Sunday roast choice was turkey or beef and the chef was happy for us to have some of each!
The roast potatoes were gorgeous, as was the meat & gravy. We also had mushroom and parsnip as well as, rather surprisingly, Bok Choy for greens. This was perhaps a little under cooked for my liking, but overall we both thoroughly enjoyed our meal and would definitely come again. All of the staff was very friendly and the dinner was not expensive at about £8.00.
This location is definitely worth a visit for lunch, especially in the summer, as you won’t match the architecture and views anywhere. It should be on your list of places to go if you visit Weymouth.
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Riviera Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Riviera Hotel Weymouth, Dorset