Another weekend and another chance to escape to the coast in the sunshine - and when we pulled up at the Riviera in Weymouth I was transported back in time to well before my existence. The hotel externally is unchanged from its original design spanning out in an arc shape overlooking the sea and the main town of Weymouth - the setting,view and appearance of the hotel were in my opinion outstanding. Unfortunately the hotel service and room conditions didn't quite match up with my expectations, in all my group occupied three rooms of the hotel and each of us had complaints to share about the rooms condition, from coffee stained walls and skirtings to broken bedside tables and uncleaned areas.
The rooms were nicely designed and obviously updated relatively recently but it appeared that there were not proper checks in place to monitor the condition and cleanliness of rooms and hence the list of complaints that we all had about them. The restaurant and breakfast facilities however did satisfy, they were totally satisfying in both appearance and quality, the waitresses were very helpful and polite and there were plenty of them to service the relatively busy breakfast crowd without neglection.
All in all we had a nice stay and certainly cannot complain about the location and views from the hotel, the food was good and other facilities thoroughly outstanding (dual swimming pools, gym, sauna, pool room etc.). The rooms however were very disappointing and a better room cleaning service is badly required as well as essential maintenance.
- 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