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Hotel Riviera
Ranked #5 of 15 Hotels in Castelsardo
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

We stayed here for four days recently and we found the hotel to be excellent. We had a room with an amazing sea view and looking over to the old town of Castelsardo. The swimming pool was attached to a spa and sparkling clean with lots of sunbeds. The staff were all so friendly and helpful. Breakfast was only ok but seemed to be the standard Sardinian breakfast on offer as in other hotels we stayed in. We did not eat in the restaurant in the evening as there are so many good quality restaurants in Castelsardo.

We would recommend this hotel to anyone thinking of going to Castelsardo.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Teresa B
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Mont Saint Guibert, Belgium
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

The room was clean as the rest of the hotel. The price is expensive and the staff was barely spoken english. The restaurant is really expensive and not so good compared to everything you can get in Sardinia. The shower was not great either. The access to the spa is nice and as we were the only ones in the spa we could enjoy it but with many people it doesn't worth the cost.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Arnaud_Pi
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

I stayed here with 2 friends in August, we were pleasantly surprised by the hotel. It was clean, the room was a good size and the staff were helpful. The bathroom was fine but was let down by the poor lighting and shower. Also the toilet dripped all night so we had to be sure to close the door, otherwise the dripping would drive us mad.
The pool area is nice and well kept, it makes a change if you don't want to be on the beach all day.
Breakfast was a little limited, but fine, however there was no fruit at all, mainly breads and pastries and hams/salamis, which makes it difficult to have a healthy breakfast.
We ate in the restaurant on the first night, and our meal was good, although we did have better meals elsewhere in Castelsardo.
The location of the hotel close to the beach is fantastic. The beach is great if you have children as it is very sheltered, and good for swimming, but it is small, gets quite crowded and is not the most beautiful in Sardinia.
I think if you visit Castelsardo it is best to hire a car well in advance, or at least book in all your excursions right at the beginning of your stay. We did not hire a car, and it was very difficult to get to other more picturesque beaches. We went to Asinara by public transport which turned out to be a very long trip, as the buses were always late and missed their connections. The trip to the Achipelago Maddelenina is well worth it, but try to get upstairs on the boat or you won't see anything!
All in all the hotel is good value, quiet, with friendly staff.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Wicketdog
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013 via mobile

Stayed one night on pre payed cycling tour. What a nice hotel with a very pleasant restaurant looking out over the bay and castle. Helpful staff and a fabulous swimming pool. A really super place. We would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sidewinder4504
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London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2013

We stayed one night at the Riviera hotel, the room was nicely decorated but the bathroom was old fashioned and as another reviewer has said, a really horrible fluorescant light! The shower door didn't open and close properly but it was serviceable.
The bed was comfortable, we had a sea view with a little balcony.
Breakfast was good - a whole pot of coffee between two and some really good croissants - best we had during our whole Sardinian trip. Lovely view from breakfast room over the sea.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Lulu405
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Grouville, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2012

We stayed here for two nights and the hotel upgraded us to a seaside room because it was our honeymoon. The hotel staff were so kind, patient and helpful that it really made our stay here.

Castelsardo is a really pretty place and the hotel overlooks the small shingle beach which has beautiful clear water. The rooms are a little dated, but really clean.

We chose to eat in the restaurant on one of the nights which we regretted - expensive and really average food - so we ate at a local restaurant the next night which was better.

If you're in this end of Sardinia, it's worth visiting Castelsardo and the area which has some lovely beaches and this hotel would be a recommended place to stop.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GrouvilleGirl
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Ireland
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2010

The location of the hotel was good, but for the quality of the hotel it was overpriced. The room was a good size and bed comfortable, but the bathroom had no extractor fan and had a horrible flourescent light. The restaurant was very expensive, & portions tiny compared to other places we ate in. We were charged that riduculous ´cover charge´ characteristic of other Sardinian restaurants even though we were staying at the hotel, which is unnecessary and unfair, we feel. Breakfast was miserable too.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Aubrey S
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Property: Hotel Riviera
Address: Lungomare Anglona 1, 07031, Castelsardo, Sardinia, Italy
Region: Italy > Sardinia > Province of Sassari > Castelsardo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Castelsardo
#2 Luxury Hotel in Castelsardo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riviera 4*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
THE FIRST HOTEL IN CASTELSARDO. The Riviera SPA - nestled at the foot of the rocky hill is the medieval village of Castelsardo - it is an integral part of the history, tradition and gastronomic culture of Sardinia. A sensory journey that embraces all the senses : the care of sleep, the choice of10 different types of pillows, the Spa and the traditional Mediterranean cuisine at Fofo restaurant. BUSINESS, LEISURE AND MORE. The rooms are characterized by a minimal style, warm colors, spacious and bright, with all the comforts, and seaview balconies overlooking the Gulf of Asinara. There is also a business multipurpose area, private parking, wi-fi, spa. The hotel Riviera is ideal for business travelers, for holiday, for well-being and relaxation. RIVIERA SPA, COCCOLE BODY AND MIND. A wellness program of a new generation: the outdoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi and water blade and the unique sanitizing system MagnaPool,chlorine free,that respects not only your skin but also the envirnment. Finnish sauna, emotional showers, the float room, the Kneipp path, the sauna,the steam room and the wide range of massagges and beauty treatments. it's time to think about you. RESTAURANT Fofo Title A5. The typical cuisine of Sardinia. A must for lovers of taste, authentic flavors and tradition. The history of seafood in Castelsardo and the panoramic view overlooking the sea intertwine and consolidate Sardinian tradition. Specialties based on fresh fish and meat are the main stay of the menu. ... more   less 
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Riviera Hotel Castelsardo
Hotel Riviera Castelsardo, Sardinia

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