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Address: Chestnut Avenue, Torquay TQ2 5LZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1803 299992
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Great pool small changing rooms.

A good sized pool with a wave machine and slide. Splash pools for younger children and usually plenty of room. When very busy they operate a timed session that means you get a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Joan E
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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English first
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

A good sized pool with a wave machine and slide. Splash pools for younger children and usually plenty of room. When very busy they operate a timed session that means you get a minimum of 1hr 15mins in the pool. This meant we had 3 wave sessions. Only problem with this is the changing rooms are very small 10 curtained... More 

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RivieraCentre, Marketing Manager at Riviera International Centre, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you for your review, delighted you enjoyed your visit and we acknowledge the changing room issues which we are addressing. Many thanks and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We got in soon after opening on a wet day which I would recommend doing on a wet summers day as when we came to leave the que was out the door and almost around the corner. The pool area is starting to show its age with some of the attractions not working, my two year old got frustrated with... More 

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RivieraCentre, Marketing Manager at Riviera International Centre, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your review and feedback. The changing rooms are an issue that we are currently reviewing and appreciate the concerns that you raised. We are also sorry that one of the water activity toys was not working that day, we are also looking into this as some of these features are new in the last 2... More 

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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Took my son swimming here, not a bad price good fun flume like the wave machine but there was 6 witches (older ladies) I'm guessing left over from the adult swimming 7-9 (or the war) swimming 6 a breast across the pool kept making unpleasant comments and asking us to to move as though it's their pool. I mentioned it... More 

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RivieraCentre, Marketing Manager at Riviera International Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We were concerned to learn that some of our regular customers made you feel uncomfortable. Your feedback has provided us with invaluable opportunity to review the handling of this kind of issue with our Waves Team, which we are currently carrying out. Many thanks More 

St Austell, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My daughter had a stall at this convention,first time in Torquay,my wife and i went with her to see how good a job was made here. I have very limited walking ability and everything we did was on the ground level.In the car park were 2 spaces marked for disabled but no extra size was allowed so any space would... More 

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RivieraCentre, Marketing Manager at Riviera International Centre, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you for the review you posted regarding your recent trip to the Riviera International Centre. We were sorry to learn that you were disappointed with some of the disabled facilities provided. We thought that it would help you if we clarified some of the facilities we offer whilst taking on board your comments which were extremely useful.... More 

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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Personally I loved waves leisure pool. I had a blast! The slide there is AMAZING! The wave machine is very good! I didn't try the young kids pool (I'd say 3months to 4years) but it looked good. Definitely recommend it for a rainy day!! (And the cafe is great) Overall a stupendous place!😀

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James T, Guest Relations Manager at Riviera International Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review, I'm sure you must be our youngest trip advisor reviewer. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your swim and your time in the Aqua lounge. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards James Operations Manager More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Kids love it here although the pool is abit cold! And we're not keen on the waves but that's just a personal opinion. Changing rooms are big & there is plenty of room for buggies if you go with kids. The gym facilities are brill, as are the fitness classes. You can get everything you need there too if you... More 

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James T, Guest Relations Manager at Riviera International Centre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your excellent review, we really appreciate your feedback. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Took my 6 year old and 4 month old. 6 year old loved it. Water was a little cold I feel for smaller babies/toddlers who aren't as active in the water. Family changing areas would be a great addition so we can all change together. Waves on every 30 minutes. Very busy due to rainy day

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James T, Front Office Manager at Riviera International Centre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, we really appreciate all customer feedback, I will pass on your comments to our pool manager regarding the pool temperature. We hope to welcome you back soon. More 

Buckingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Where do I start? 1) Water cold & my 7 month old granddaughter was soon too cold to stay in the water (after less than 15 minutes). The manager later confirmed the pool was 0.9 degrees lower than it should have been. Some way short of the higher temperature limit I guess. 2) To compound the above issue, the hot... More 

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RivieraCentre, Operations Manager at Riviera International Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We were sorry to hear that your recent experience at the Riviera Centre was not a good one. We welcome customer feedback, good and bad, which gives us an invaluable opportunity to assess our performance. Unfortunately there are some occasions and situations that are out of our control. On the day you visited there was... More 

england
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I'd been here before with my partner when visiting Torquay before and loved it. Therefore it was an exciting time for us to take our daughter swimming (10weeks old) only being the second time we have been swimming I was assured that we could use the disabled changer as a family changer. On going into it there was one tiny... More 

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James T, Front Office Manager at Riviera International Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review, we appreciate all customer feedback, we are aware that there are some issues with the lack of family changing rooms, we are currently looking into the most cost effective way of resolving this issue. I am disappointed to hear that on this occasion a member of staff did not meet our high standards of... More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Waves Leisure pool is a great attraction for when it is raining. We spent well over an hour in the pool. Every 30 mins the wave machine is in action which is great fun. Splash area for toddlers including a small slide. Pool has different height levels so perfect for all ages and swimming abilities. Changing rooms basic and no... More 

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RivieraCentre, Marketing Manager at Riviera International Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review, it is very much appreciated and we welcome your feedback. Hope you will visit us again soon. More 

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