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Riviera Hotel

#160 of 500 Hotels in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Baniyas Street | P.O. Box 1388, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Ranked #160 of 500 Hotels in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stunning view, especially at night with all the lights. Walking distance from souks and markets. Enjoy all the activities and the very old boats offloading goods. Streetfood was good. Very hot during the day, busses and taxi available. Room was clean and had a airconditioner. You can visit all the tourist sites from this hotel without any hassle.

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Spring Lake, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Riviera overlooks the Dubai Creek in the Deira part of Dubai. It's off the beaten track for tourists, but only 10 minutes from the airport. Well-appointed room with a balcony overlooking the creek. Friendly and helpful staff especially Mr Umair.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Riviera Hotel is located in the Diera District ,walking distance from the Spice markets and the Gold Markets [souks].Opposite is the Creek [we call them Rivers] a hive of activity day and night.Request a "creek" view room Abra's [water taxis],Dhow's by day, Floating Restaurants all lit up at night [counted 30 of them one night].Breakfast selection at the hotel... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little hotel with lovely views of the Dubai Creek. The staff were friendly and helpful and the free daily shuttle bus to the Al-Mamzar beach was great! Rooms were spacious and clean and a small selection of complimentary toiletries were provided. The two things that let it down were 1) the lack of furniture on the balcony so despite... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I'd stayed at this hotel more than a couple years back. I was happy to return and was not disappointed by my choice. True the hotel does not have the latest and trendy look or feel to it, but it is comfortable, quiet and well located. The rooms are clean, spacious, the air conditioning works quietly and well plus the... More 

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We were only at the Hotel for one night in early February and found it to be more than acceptable without the fancy trimming that many Dubai hotels are famous for. Turning up very early and well before normal check in times our luggage was looked after and a room found for us a couple of hours later. We chose... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you want a hotel near Dubai Creek and the Souk, the Riviera is quite good for the money -considering the high hotel prices in Dubai. It must be one of the smallest hotels in Dubai. My room was clean with a comfortable bed and a small balcony. The overall service was also good, and breakfast was adequate.Nothing fancy with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

we were a party of 8 adults and 2 Children. We stayed from Jan27 to Feb 2nd,2015.the view of the creek from Room # 615 was excellent.Airport pick up was speedy. The rooms were very comfortable but functional.The wifi was precarious.The staff was unbelievably helpful. We cannot thank enough Yuko for providing tour informations. Digna and Laarni in reservations. Mrs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

we spent 6 nights at the Riviera over new year following a cruise. we received a warm welcome and was taken to our room, we took the advice from other reviews and had a creek room on the 3rd floor, it was high enough for the traffic to not be a major problem and the view is definitely worth it... More 

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Oulu, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We stayed one whole week in Riviera inspired by several positive reviews. And we were not disappointed! Its location in excellent by the Creek and it is possible to observe activities of an old style harbor and old wooden merchant ships. Close to abra and metro stations. Our first night was on 2nd floor due to fully booked hotel and... More 

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