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2 Avenue Albert-1er, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We were let down by our original booking and had to settle for Hotel Riviera. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. I guess you get what you pay for - lift wasnt working so up the narrow winding stairs it was (good training for the Cinque Terre that we were walking in a couple of weeks). The room was... More

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30 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I only spent a couple of nights here but this hotel is really horrible, dirty and run down. The bathroom is completely moldy, I was so glad when my stay was over. Two ups, friendly staff and nice view but not enough to make up for rest.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

I was worried by the negative reviews for this hotel, but I took a gamble and it paid off! If you are expecting an American sized hotel, then you should immediately look elsewhere. If you don't mind the authentic, older building, European hotel, close to the old town, then this is the place for you. This is a hotel in... More

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Paris, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I would recommend only a room on the 3rd last floor (but no lift) with sea view as more quiet. Wi-Fi, AC, TV, confortable bed, no shower door (so bathroom gets flooded). Good location, near the city centre (5 min walk), very close to bus stop, 15min from train station but hilly – thus to be avoided if luggage. Breakfast... More

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Busan, Busan, South Korea
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Very basic hotel with simple rooms and run down furniture and carpets. In a great location that provides wonderful sea view. Convenient to bus station and many cafes and restaurants. Breakfast not included and not all staff speaks English. Luggage elevator out-of-order, leaving only a cramped, narrow stairwell.

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London, UK
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38 hotel reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

I have long thought that the Riviera was the worst hotel in Villefranche so why did I book it? I hate to admit it but when I discovered that my favourite, the Darse, was full I thought I had booked the Provencal but somehow ended up in the Riviera! The entire hotel is shabby and run down with little attempt... More

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Dublin, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

20 minutes from Nice Airport by taxi. We stayed here for 4 nights and the views over Ville Franche was breathtaking. 10 min walk to the main town and very quite which was great. Town gets busy in the evenings so it was nice tog et away from that. Rooms are comfortable and have been recently been refurbished, bed and... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

hotel - reception - all the old and smell room - dirty, stinking, old bedding bathroom - disgustingly, unhygienic and there even was mould on the shower wall view - hahaha - you can just watch the noisy main road I think the dream of a peaceful and romantic vacation you fade away very quickly. I recommend you do not... More

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

nothing like the rooms in the photos on the website. The room was very old and shabby, I found it very dirty with a repulsive smell. The bathroom was disgustingly unhygienic and there even was mould on the shower wall, as well as the flush button on the toilet was not working. The view from my window was to the... More

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Louisville, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

This was a very basic room. The bath was nice to have. The street noise made it impossible to sleep. The host added no value. Clean. Close to bus stop, very far from train.

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Address: 2 Avenue Albert-1er, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
Location: France > Provence > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Villefranche-sur-Mer
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