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“Basic family holidays apartments! ”
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Riviera Resort
Ranked #17 of 23 Hotels in Hervey Bay
Brisbane
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Basic family holidays apartments! ”
Reviewed 19 March 2014 via mobile

We had a short family holiday here for 3 nights. Booking & check-in was quick and easy with the friendly owners.

- 3 bedroom room was huge and had plenty of room. We were on the 5th level and the only concerning part being up high with young children, was no screens on any of the windows. Furniture is under the windows so it wouldn't take much for a small child to easily fall/climb out a window. We kept the windows shut at all times due to this.

- Furniture is extremely dated (old wicker furniture). It's not practical and needs to be updated. kitchen was equipped with everything we needed. We had a crawling baby and the floors/room was very clean.

- Pool was great for small children with the ledge in it. Pool & spa was clean and had plenty of seating. It does need some re surfacing as the top surfacing is coming away on the pool & spa. It looks horrible and is sharp in the spa.

- This has residential as well as holiday units. I normally avoid this type of accommodation but this was fine and we had no issues.

- Underground parking is very tight if you have a 4wd like we did and it was impossible to get into our assigned parking spot so we found it was easier to park on the street/outside.

Overall we would stay here again. Management was doing visible improvements to the place while we were there. It would be nice to return to see the updates!

Stayed March 2014
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

Great place to stay. We stayed here for a week ( 5 adults 2 small children ) we found it very welcoming on arrival. Apartment was large and comfortable with every thing we needed, bed rooms nice and clean with comfy bed's and clean bedding. Management and Staff very friendly and helpful, Pool great. The Riviera is close to the beach and all amenities also in a quiet location. We will definitely be staying again. The worst part was leaving after such a great time.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Woodford, Australia
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

We have been to this resort four times and find it a relaxing place. This time we had a two bedroom unit with a large balcony which is extremely weather proof. This resort is situated across from the beach and also has a good pool and sauna. We enjoy it as we can sleep in or have an afternoon rest without being bothered by anyone. The unit had a full kitchen and laundry and I would recommend it to a family.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Queensland
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

We chose this particular resort as my son was competing in sport on the esplanade and we wanted to be within walking distance of his event. I'm sure in it's day the Riviera resort was ultra modern but now appears quite dated & in need of an upgrade. Many of the apartments seem to be privately owned so the decor from one apartment to the next would be very different. Our apartment was very large & spacious(2 br on 5th floor) but the furnishings were old fashioned (wicker) and uncomfortable. There was a huge balcony to enjoy the sea breeze and a fully functioning large kitchen. The huge tropical island wallpaper feature wall was very out dated and the unit was screaming for out modernising. However, the staff were nice, the pool area very relaxing and although we didn't use the BBQ or tennis courts, they were very well presented. If you can get past the decor this place is good value for money & very close to the beach & shops.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Reviewed 5 February 2014 via mobile

Spending the last of four days we have had at the Riviera Resort in Hervey Bay and I my wife and I have voted it the best resort in town. We have stayed at many over the years but never the same one twice. But our search is over! When ever we want a break from home this will be our destination. The apartment is spacious and clean, the pool is a fantastic resort pool that has a walk in not the usual ungainly ladder, and the resort location is ideal for a short stroll to the Torquay shops.

Stayed February 2014
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bundaberg
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

I stayed at this property for business in mid december and was immediately impressed with the warm greeting I received at the front counter! I had stayed at this property a couple of years prior under a previous owner and was less than impressed.

New owners are friendly and eager to please. Apartments are exceptionally clean and comfortable! Beautiful gardens was the view from the balcony, and really handy to great places to eat like Hoolihans and Black dog Cafe!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Atherton Tablelands
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

My wife and I are in the last week of our 3 week stay here. The location is right in the middle of the esplanade, perfect. This place is great, all rooms overlook the beach (though the trees on the esplanade get in the way), clean fresh rooms, FAST FREE wifi, very family oriented barbecue places right next to the pool (this is exceptional), roomy secure under cover parking, friendly staff and management (new management). Shame the restaurant is closed but that is owned by an independent operator so that is not the managers fault. So good that we had our family come up for 3 nights in a 3 bedroom suite over the weekend. These are all self contained units and are great with a large fridge, even have salt and pepper.

The only drawback is finding it on the WEB, all searches go to the old web site. The new site is http://www.rivieraresort.net.au/

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Riviera Resort

Property: Riviera Resort
Address: 386 Esplanade, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Hervey Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 23 Hotels in Hervey Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Riviera Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Riviera Resort you can discover the pleasure of staying at one of Hervey Bay's most beautiful water front accommodation complexes. Riviera boasts 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and an excellent range of amenities for the discerning holiday maker of all age groups... Entrance to the beach is opposite the Resort...Just a few steps through the delightful nature strip where there are many native plants regenerating. The beautiful, safe sandy beach of Hervey Bay is a continuous 14k in length. For the more athletic guests, there is a cycle track and footpath along the length of the Bay. Our delightful heated tropical pool is huge with a safe 'beach' end for small children and you can relax in the spa or adjoining sauna, or rustle up a barbecue at the facilities adjacent to the pool. ... more   less 
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