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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Riverside Hotel

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Riverside Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Monmouth
Oxford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

Went to Monmouth for a bank holiday weekend and booked to go to the riverside hotel. Great friendly people that were very helpful all weekend. A slight negative would be our room was in need of a touch of paint but overall would come again.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

Came to Monmouth for a family wedding, and chose the Riverside Hotel as it was close to the reception. Very friendly staff, clean rooms but a bit dated. Room was hot at night as it was summer but nothing that leaving the window open couldn't fix. Great location as it is an easy walk over the bridge to town. Would stay here again if we return in cooler weather!

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

On first driving up the hotel looks like a motel and the car park adds to this view but keep going. Inside is well decorated and the rooms are very comfortable and clean. Breakfast is freshly cooked and very nice. Staff are very welcoming. Word of warning arrived on a Monday and it was the chef's night off. I didn't start looking for a meal until about nine and even the chip shops were shut so had sandwiches from a Shell Garage.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

Came to Monmouth for a wedding and decided to base ourselves there for a few days. This 2 star hotel has friendly staff, a relaxed atmosphere, tasty and generous breakfasts, and it was certainly adequate for our purpose. We walked in the Forest of Dean, we visited Abergavenny on market day, walked up Sugar Loaf, drove into the Brecon Beacons, stopped off at Ross on Wye. It is a one minute walk from the main street and has it's own parking.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Monmouth is a fairly pricey place to stay and we were on a budget on a busy bank holiday so we chose the riverside. Because we booked directly they offered breakfast within the very reasonable price.

The hotel itself is pretty dated with fixtures and fittings and in fact a whole experience that is reminiscent of what you'd expect from a local hotel in the 80's. This is not necessarily “bad” and all staff are incredibly friendly but if you expect modernity it won’t be for you. However the place is clean. The beds are new and the room had a small lcd tv with freeeview plus excellent wi-fi signal and no password needed..huzzah! But, the room itself was quite hot even without any heating on and the windows open.

The place is run more as a local pub with sizeable B&B on the side. The bar stayed open until 1am which was a bonus and has a pool table but it wasn’t noisy. I imagine it has plenty of locals coming in. Breakfast till 10am with a limited selction of boxed cereals. Fruit juice and some apples and oranges or a full English which was filling and tasty.

Theres also plenty of off road parking and it would be secure for bikers or cyclists worried about their rides.

It’s obvious its run on a budget and that’s fair enough but a couple of suggestions I’d offer which are cheap but would make a difference are: blackout linings on the curtains (I ended up using towels), slow close hinge on the corridor doors (walls are pretty thin) and possibly swapping the pine loo seat and decor in the bathroom. The Bath mixer shower cable outer casing had unraveled but water was very hot and the pressure was amazing!

The friendliness is infectious there, so I feel bad to say anything negative but it feels a bit like they aren’t quite up to date with the latest ways to run a hotel and if people don’t know they can’t get better and I really do wish them luck.

Overall: Budget 5/5, Friendliness 5*/5, Cleanliness 4/5, brekky 4/5, Décor 2/5 and yes I’d stay there again but I would probably just check to see if there was anywhere else at such a decent price first.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

Fifty quid for 1 night room.
Didn't have breakfast as seems dear when you can go to wetherspoons which opens at 7 am.
Plus - clean room and lovely big bathroom and very friendly and helpful staff. Especially the reception/ cook ? man.
Very Dear bar. Free parking
Takes dogs. Rooms don't smell doggy. Would stay again as seems decent price for area but have had much better for £40 mark elsewhere
Fab location to see everything in town.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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newport
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

Stayed at the riverside last night and I have got to say for the money we payed for 1 night it was great value. Hotel is spotless rooms were bright and clean and staff brilliant and a great atmosphere could not have asked for more. Near to all vicinities and plenty of parking We will definitely stay again

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank suey1967
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Riverside418, Manager at Riverside Hotel, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Dear Guest,

Than you for staying with us and taking the time to write such a nice review. Please return again soon.

Many Thanks

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Property: Riverside Hotel
Address: Cinderhill Street, Monmouth NP25 5EY, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Monmouthshire > Monmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Monmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Riverside Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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