We loved our stay at the riva hotel, I was very worried after reading the other reviews on here but we were very happy with our stay. The hotel is directly opposite the harbour so when you arrive on the ferry from split you can immediately check in. We arrived at 10:30am and as our room wasn't ready the helpful staff checked in our bags so we could go exploring. when we returned our bags were waiting in the room for us. You can use the amfora pool for free as a riva guest which is a great bonus. The pool is amazing with good service, the food is poor quality by hvar standards.
Our room at the riva was 201, we were happy with the room. We had a city view which was basically a wall but we'd heard it can be very noisy at the front so this wasn't an issue for us. Slight gripes were that towels were changed after 3 days and the room was quite dark with a few light bulbs not working. Our fridge appeared to be working but wasn't cold at all. Staff were happy to bring an ice bucket to the room for us. Also, the bathrooms....there is no door to the bathroom which can be a problem but we got around this!!
We found all staff friendly and they were happy to make restaurant reservations for us. Major recommendation for food is the Dalmatino (which you must book in advance). Breakfast was good at the riva and served from 7-11am every day. They don't advertise that you can request fried eggs but we did this every day for no extra cost.
With regard to the noise levels mentioned in other posts, we heard nothing and I'm a very light sleeper. This may be due to us visiting at the end of the season so the BB bar under the hotel was pretty empty but carpe diem was still packed and we didn't hear a thing.
I would definitely stay at the riva again in the future :-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking the waterfront promenade in the heart of the medieval Hvar town, Riva, one of Croatia's trendiest boutique hotels, offers you the finest in Adriatic ambiance. Incorporating a beautiful 100-year-old building, Riva brings together the best of both worlds: old world charm and state of the art luxury. You'll find yourself at home in one of Riva's rooms featuring uniquely designed interiors, contemporary furnishings and an exceptional view of sunsets over the Paklinski Islands. ... more less
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