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Riva Bella Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenue du Commandant Kieffer, 14150 Ouistreham, France
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Ranked #3 of 8 hotels in Ouistreham
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Soham
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

A very friendly and comfortable hotel in a excellent position not only for comfort, but also for access to the ferry to Portsmouth. We had decided to stop at the Riva Bella Hotel to allow us to visit the Normandy Beaches, this was done quite comfortably although this may have been in a quiet season. For people who want to... More

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philippe R, Directeur général at Riva Bella Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir or Madam, We would like to thank you for your recent stay in our establishment and for taking time to give your opinion which is very important to us. Your comments and suggestions will help us improve our services, Rest assured that your comments will be read with great interest and attention and passed on to the relevant... More

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Lovely hotel on beach. A very good standard of accommodation and beautiful restaurant overlooking the beach. Only two small gripes if on half board there was only two,choices of starter and main meal in the menu, also as we went for a spa weekend we found the spa very busy as they were having a weekend of cheap offers for... More

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philippe R, Directeur général at Riva Bella Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir or Madam, We would like to thank you for your recent stay in our establishment and for taking time to give your opinion which is very important to us. Your comments and suggestions will help us improve our services, Rest assured that your comments will be read with great interest and attention and passed on to the relevant... More

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11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

We stayed only one night and didn't dine there, having arrived late, so can't comment on the food. The room was modern and clean and perfectly acceptable and the common areas seemed very smart and inviting. It's right on the beach, so must be a great place to stay in the summer. The spa was the highlight for us with... More

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Dear Sir or Madam, We would like to thank you for your recent stay in our establishment and for taking time to give your opinion which is very important to us. Your comments and suggestions will help us improve our services, Rest assured that your comments will be read with great interest and attention and passed on to the relevant... More

JAYv2
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We stayed here as part of an offer from Brittany Ferries over the Easter period. The hotel is a 10 minute walk from the ferry port and situated right on the beach. We had a warm welcome and were given our room keys and vouchers for our bath robes in the adjacent spa. Our room was light, clean and comfortable.... More

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Dear Sir or Madam, We would like to thank you for your recent stay in our establishment and for taking time to give your opinion which is very important to us. Your comments and suggestions will help us improve our services, Rest assured that your comments will be read with great interest and attention and passed on to the relevant... More

Bristol
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We booked this hotel through Brittany Ferries as part of our week long tour of Normandy. We stayed in the Riva Bella for one night after taking the ferry from Portsmouth to Caen (Ouistreham). The instructions provided by Brittany Ferries were extremely clear, and we arrived at the Riva Bella within 10 minutes of disembarking the ferry. The hotel is... More

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Dear Sir or Madam, We would like to thank you for your recent stay in our establishment and for taking time to give your opinion which is very important to us. Your comments and suggestions will help us improve our services, Rest assured that your comments will be read with great interest and attention and passed on to the relevant... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012 via mobile

The thalasso facilities are wonderful and the staff terrific, but what a shame that the hotel staff is so rude. It is difficult to find a smile here! We were also very disappointed in the dinner at the hotel. The cost of the buffet (only choice available) was €40 each, with choices very limited. We found several restaurants nearby that... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Proximity to the car ferry port - only a 5 min drive. Clean and comfortable rooms. However I will not stay here again as I did not think that the price I paid for the room was worth it. A double room was £124 per couple excluding breakfast. I felt that this hotel is overpriced for the rooms on offer.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
11 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2011

We could not believe how bad this hotel was. We brought our two children who are well behaved and we were made to feel VERY VERY unwelcome. The service was terrible. And the staff was consistently rude. We would recommend if families are this unwelcome that the hotel should state this in their literature. We will never go there again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011 via mobile

We had booked a room for a saturday and on arrival we were disappointed to find out that all the spa treatments were fully booked up for the whole weekend.We paid €190 for a room with an old fashioned bathroom not even a jetted shower spa. Ironical for a so called spa center!

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147 reviews 147 reviews
38 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2011 via mobile

Took Father in law to DDay commemorations Good central location Recent refurb Clean modern rooms Excellent breakfast but 15 euros extra Very good dinner Bar with indoor and terrace seating with view of beach Did not use spa Excellent but expensive for 3star

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Address: Avenue du Commandant Kieffer, 14150 Ouistreham, France
Location: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Calvados > Ouistreham
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Ranked #3 of 8 hotels in Ouistreham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Riva Bella Hotel 4*
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