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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014
Neale H Windsor, United Kingdom
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We visited this hotel for 3 days. Having read reviews by other trip advisor clients I thought some we unfair. The place is spotless well run and staff can speak English. Anyway when you go to France what do you expect they are French and that's what they speak! Didn't use the pool. The breakfast were the best I have... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The hotel locats really great, just on the sea coast. It has its own spa zone with several saunas, swimming pools, massage area, etc. It has its own parking on the territory. Bit it does not have its own beach. There are a lot of rabbits next to the hotel. They are very funny. The personnel is very polite and... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

room was quite small for a 4star. Very white and quite clinical. But also very clean. Breakfast was passable - good were the croissants and pastries. Poor the hot food, the lack of bowls for cereal. A plus is the location, right on Sword beach. Did not use the spa but it was well used by others so looked busy.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

... That's about it really. Bland decor. Plastic reception staff. Happy and friendly service staff. Poor buffet breakfast. Clean tidy and quiet rooms, but thick firmish pillows are not my thing. The bar ran out of beer and the chef refused to serve frites with a fillet steak. His food did not match his ego. On the whole a dull... More 

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Brighton
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Do not go if you are British and have children. Do not use as a stopover for the Ouisterham ferry. This is a French Spa for rich French people who believe in the healing power of salt water, steamed scrambled eggs and walking round everywhere swathed in a towel. One night's dinner, bed and breakfast for 2 adults and 2... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The location of the hotel is very good in terms of the town and ferry and it is very bright, modern and clean. However I think it probably would most suit those who definitely want to use the spa and/or families who have people from a range of ages needs to consider, particularly older people. Looking at the main positive... More 

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Southampton
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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We visited the Riva Bella as a package through Brittany Ferries. We travelled from Cherbourg which was easy but the Caen ferry is very nearby. Very warm welcome when we arrived by reception staff who spoke perfect English. The hotel is spotless and right on the beach. We had been allocated a room with the most perfect sea view and... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I took my 89 year old mom to relax and get some treatment for her arthritic articulations...The accommodation is beautiful, the staff amazing specially the restaurant staff who catered my mom's restricted diet with grace and thoughtfulness and the treatment is very efficient...Just wonderful!!!!!! Sabine.

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Essex, England
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

On the way from the airport, our taxi driver told us, "It's not just a hotel, it's a place for thalasso-therapy...." and he went on to describe what was on offer, and how his wife loved it. We were slightly taken aback at this information, as hadn't quite realised how different it could be: how outstandingly different, and how wonderful... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We took my 91 year old dad back for a memorable trip as he was part of the D Day landings. Only a few minutes from the Ferry, this modern hotel was just what we wanted. I asked for a beach view and that's exactly what he got. He was able to wake up and look out over sword beach... More 

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Address: Avenue du Commandant Kieffer, 14150 Ouistreham, France
Location: France > Normandy > Basse-Normandie > Calvados > Ouistreham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Riva Bella Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 89
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