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Riviera Hotel

Bowleaze Cove, Weymouth DT3 6PR, England
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Ranked #12 of 17 hotels in Weymouth
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Kev P Oxford, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After reading many reviews of this hotel I was a little dubious about it , how wrong can so many people be ,food great ,rooms good for the price ,staff very friendly and helpful. We travelled with a mature couple ,and they enjoyed it as well. Hotel could do with a lick of paint here and there but it was... More

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Awful, rude staff, unfriendly, no fans in room, boiling hot, cold water. Photos look nice, when we got there our jaws dropped, run down and just horrible. Breakfast was awful, not much choice. Getting ready for a wedding in peak summer with no fan or aircon was awful! What upset me the most was the attitude of the staff... Will... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel has the potential to be good. If.....the cleaners were changed to ones that knew how to clean. Toilet had brown stains in water, doors full of dirt and sticky stuff. At breakfast we saw waitress drop fork, pick it up and put it back in draw, which was filthy. She then picked up a cup, along with a... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Booked the hotel last minute for a day trip to weymouth.live in south wales so a 3 hour drive.after visiting sea life for the day,drove to the hotel and arrived with my wife and 11 month old at 4.30.from a distance hotel looks promising.as you get closer looks very sorry and worn.my wife and I joked that we had booked... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Staff very friendly, helpful and nothing too much trouble. Lovely views of sea from Balcony of room. Very clean and everything we needed, was supplied! Lovely Breakfasts, also we had a couple of meals in the restaurant, which were excellent! Yes, the gardens could be made better use of, possibly more seating and tables set around them and a few... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just got back from a 1 night stay, £99 for a superior sea view room with breakfast. It's not a conventional hotel, but you would know this just by looking at the pictures. Be aware you will be staying in a converted chalet room. I picked this hotel as I love 1930's architecture. If you don't like this style of... More

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Solihull, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Arrived at the Hotel for our 3 night stay, outside of hotel run down, grass not looked after, building looking worn, checked in to sea view room. on walking to room squeezing past people sat outside room on walk way having a smoke. rooms are small and as for sea view, the room is facing the beach, and only way... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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37 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

yes this place is a converted pontins with one main building but the views from the balcony are great ( make sure you ask for seaside view) a small fairground is nearby but does not create noise in the evening open air swimming pool is great as is nearby beach rooms are fine - a bit stuffy as no air... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like several other dance groups who have recently had their holidays cancelled by the Riviera Hotel, I was notified by our Dance Organiser from Stagecoach Promotions that the holiday for members of our Line Dance club had been cancelled without notice or explanation. They have cancelled 5 or 6 bookings going through till next year for Stagecoach alone, and so... More

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riviera_team, General Manager at Riviera Hotel, responded to this review

Hi There. Unfortunately we have had to cancel several GROUP bookings. We regret to have to cancel groups like yourselves as we very much enjoy your visits, however as a business we must do whats best for the business and what will bring us the most income. All organisers have been contacted and explained the reason for cancellations, i am... More

Jersey, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looks pretty horrible from the outside but much better inside. The rooms are fine and clean with a fridge and nice bathroom. Wifi works well in the hotel and breakfast was great. Indoor pool warm but outside pool cold. No hot tubs.

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riviera_team, General Manager at Riviera Hotel, responded to this review

Hi there. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We are aware the outside of the building needs a bit of TLC, however we are a grade listed building so we need permission to do so. We are currently in the middle of freshening up the paintwork and working on... More

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Address: Bowleaze Cove, Weymouth DT3 6PR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Weymouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Designed in an Art Deco style, Some rooms are connected to the main building by covered pathways. All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, en suite bathrooms and tea/coffee making facilities, as well as a safe and fridge. All rooms are accessible from outside walkways, which you may sit along to admire the view of the bay. There is a Leisure Centre equipped with a sauna, steam room, gym and both indoor and outdoor pool. (Outdoor pool seasonal only) Which will be included in the price. Set in Bowleaze Cove the Riviera Hotel is just 2.5 Miles from the town centre. Also nearby are the Sealife Centre as well as Lodmoor nature reserve. ... more   less 
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