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“Friendly welcome in Ostia”
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Hotel La Riva
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Lido di Ostia
Reviewed 21 June 2014

Our group enjoyed the stay in Ostia. We stayed in La Riva part of the hotel. First the negatives. There were a small number of fixtures which needed attention in the bathroom, but which were trivial in the context of the overall stay (but hence the 4* instead of 5*). Nothing to spoil our stay, and the positives made us forget these. The location was good, being just across the road from the beach, where there is free access. The buffet breakfast was good Italian, and should provide required fuel for most people, albeit that the coffee was from a Nescafe machine. However good quality (paid for) coffee is available from the bar in reception just a few steps away, if a genuine Italian coffee were absolutely required.

The garden was pleasant to sit in, and we had 2 light lunches, which were perfect for our needs, and we particularly enjoyed the salads. We used the shuttle to/from the airport, which was a real asset. Getting into Rome was also easy, 30 minutes away for €1.50 per person, from the station 5 minutes walk ("Stella Polare"). Above all the staff were very friendly, genuinely accommodating and wanting to help. We would highlight particularly the receptionists, the bus driver and the café staff, who were all so friendly and warm, we felt really welcome and at home. Well done! We will definitely return when in Rome.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

Well, we had no special expectations and maybe that's why we did enjoy so much!
The hotel has 3 stars. It is not so new and some small things could be improved, in the bathrooms and even in the room we used. They are clean and cosy, with a little refrigerator - mini bar, flat TV, the towels and bed linen are good and nice. The room isn't too big, but we had a large balcony with chairs and a table, with view to the sea. The sunset in september is astonishing!
The breakfast was fair, even if I would like a more various one.... I mean we were there 5 days and the offer was the same. Even so, it wasn't a real problem. What they put on the table was a good quality. There are some good restautrants and taverns around the hotel, so there are options for good meals, too.
The wi-fi works louzy... They should do something about it...
The public sandy beach is right 100 meters across the hotel, lots of bars, restaurants, etc on the beach, with fair prices (at the end of the season) and sunbeds at good prices (5 euro).
The hotel has bikes and let you use them for free. We did, several times. The bikes are old and does not work perfectly, but they do the job and that is a plus.
The stuff is friendly and eager to help. We left in a day with strike at the metro workers, but the hotel offered us the shuttle to the Champino Airport with 50 euro. I mean, a taxi would be at least 100 euro. Thank you, guys! :)
And now, let me tell you about the top floor: the one with disposable roof and windows, with jacuzzi, sunbeds and a sauna with view to the sea!!! Well, it worth it. Each and every single penny we payed did worth it!
I promised to myself that we will go again. Right there!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Ciprian F
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

Located at Osti (Outside Rome).
Medium level hotel.
Breakfast buffet was good.
Staff was very helpful and someone who spoke good English was always at the front desk
Shuttle to airport available.
Nice family suite (2 BDR).

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 October 2012

We stayed for 9 days 'off-season' with extended family in other rooms. Overall a very friendly and pleasant stay. Room was large enough, had a small balcony with ocean view, and a convenient safe. Furniture was sparse. Bed was large enough and quite comfortable. Free WiFi was so-so. Air conditioning was a plus, but the manager turned it off for the building on two nights (off-season).

Breakfast buffet was good. Several excellent restaurants withing walking distance. Convenient to the beach and to the metro for trips to Ostia Antiqua and to Rome. Staff was very helpful and someone who spoke good English was always at the front desk (in the companion Bellavista hotel next door). Shuttle to airport available.

Looking forward to our next visit.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank wgsc
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Reviewed 26 October 2011

I spent 3 nights at La Riva Hotel this past summer, and it was really good! Although we asked for a room with a view to the sea, we didn't get one when we checked in. But, the staff was very kind and they made their the best to find us one for the next two nights. Having breakfast looking at the Roman seaside under a warm July sunshine was simply priceless...
The hotel is clean and not far from the station of this local train which takes to Rome downtown in around 30 minutes.
I would totally recommend this place!

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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank MarcoMnk
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Reviewed 5 June 2006

Hotel La Riva is an O.K. hotel if you do not have other choices. The first room they gace us reeked of cigarette smoke and the manager on duty was a bit defensive about saying that they were non required to have non-smoking rooms. The second room they gave us did not reek of smoke. The rooms are tiny, even compared to the other rooms we stayed at during our trip to Italy. In addition, it appears that there were pigeons nesting directly above our ceiling; at first the noise was entertaining, it then became irritating. Lastly, each of the hotels we stayed in included breakfast, Hotel La Riva had the fewest breakfast options and the breakfast items lacked freshness.

  • Stayed: June 2006
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Reviewed 6 October 2017
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Address: Piazzale Magellano 22, 00122 Lido di Ostia, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Province of Rome > Lido di Ostia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Spa Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Lido di Ostia
Price Range: £33 - £89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel La Riva 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Riva and Bellavista are two hotels situated in Ostia Lido, a lovely seaside district of Rome with beautiful scenery and views. Our Hotels can be easily reached from Fiumicino international airport, Ciampino airport, Rome touristic harbour, the New Roman Fair, and from the modern shopping centres of Parco Leonardo, Castel Romano and Valmontone Outlets. The Metro stop of Roma-Ostia line is only 3 minutes' walk away. This station easily and directly connects visitors to the Ostia Antica archaeological site and also to Rome city centre. Apart from the summertime season, Rivabella Hotels offer its guests comfortable and enjoyable stays also in the autumn and winter time. These are especially ideal periods for nature-loving guests. Our hotels are equipped with many comforts to satisfy the requests and needs of our customers. Even if they share the same services and amenities, our two hotels are intended for two different kinds of customers. La Riva Hotel has been designed mainly for business or senior travellers, whilst the Bellavista Hotel is more oriented towards young customers, providing wellbeing and fun. ... more   less 
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