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Hotel Riva del Sole

Via Lungomare G Giardina, 90015 Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

My wife and I (both in our late 50s), stayed here for several nights at the end of September 2014. The hotel's location is excellent, directly facing the sea. The rooms at the back of the hotel, though, are quieter, so we opted for one of those. Our room was a very good size, on the dark side but everything... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Trying to find something positive is really difficult, however to balance the rest of this review I can say that the staff do try to make an effort!! A sea view seemed like the right choice initially, even though it was more expensive however do not expect to get any sleep. The constant noise at all times of day and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at this beachfront hotel an extra night as we loved the place. The hotel was clean and staff very friendly. My last day I forgot some valuables in my room after we checked out. I returned later to find that housekeeping handed them in to the front desk and they were in an envelope with my name on... More 

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Warsaw
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53 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I have just concluded a three day visit to this hotel with my wife. At first blush the hotel, which is across the street from the beach, seems typical "three star". The first thing you learn as a guest is that the A/C does not function very well - and the hotel management shuts is down for several hours during... More 

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Iasi, Iasi, Romania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

This is the worst hotel from all my life. Small room, noisy, no pool, poor breakfast. And a lot of money. Based on booking policy, we cancel the second night but hotel manager charge me for both night's. I respect their policy but they don't. Pay one more night 260 EUR and leave it. Also, I call several times to... More 

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Buffalo, NY
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15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This hotel is very convenient for access to the lungomare and the sea. Its style is strikingly modernistic, perhaps Art Deco, and is kept clean and gleaming. Value is decent. It is a bit of a walk to the cathedral, but the sea is extremely close. Breakfast is nourishing and varied.

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Umina Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

First impression of this hotel was the management who could learn a lot of lessons from their staff who were absolutely excellent! Especially Giovanni and Arturo. Our room (54) was fantastic, great balcony overlooking the ocean and big. Although we are not used to the half board rate the restaurant was excellent. Breakfast was simple but lovely coffee and in... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The hotel is in a lovely position overlooking the sea. One of the annoyances was a very noisy plumbing system. Another issue was with noisy people when we asked the staff about this we were told that it was a noisy group that had left in the morning however the next night was the same and we later discovered that... More 

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Dublin
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58 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Stayed her for a week in June. Transfer from palermo airport at nightime was €120 which we were asked to pay in cash. Very curt check in but the porter (with glasses) was friendly. Very little English spoken at reception. Spacious comfortable room with a very small balcony but every time a toilet was flushed it seemed to sound throughout... More 

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northern kentucky
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54 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Spotlessly clean, beautifully located on the beach. Our room faced the ocean, had a balcony, was spacious. The beach is beautiful sand. We were there in April, so the season was very early, which may explain the minimal breakfast.

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