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Grand Hotel Riva del Sole

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Strada Statale 16 Km 787 225, 70054 Giovinazzo, Italy
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Where do I start - we stayed here after arriving late on at Bari airport - reviews were ok, price was good so thought it should be spot on - how wrong we were - arrived at 10pm, bar shut, no food, grumpy man on reception who reluctantly got us a bottle of water. I booked a family room for... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cosy convenient place for visiting Bari. You can not find any beach hotel in the city -- I recommend Riva del Sole because of their own private beach. 10 min. from airport and to the center of Bari. Small historical coastal old town Giovinazzo. The hotel has not only standard rooms with good breakfast in the main building but also... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Our car broke down on the highway and one of the hotel staff has picked us from the highway. Although it was late when we were at the hotel, we could find good food at the restaurant. For this reason I can not complain from the service. The rooms were clean. The bathroom was too small. There is free wifi... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Unfortunately the hotel was winding down for the winter. The result was shortage of staff. No bar at anytime of day and deckchairs being removed from the beach for end of their contract. The hotel had an air of neglect although rooms & dining area were very clean. NB: hoover used by cleaners was dangerous-hoses covered with duck tape. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Arrived around 10.00 pm after considerable trouble finding the hotel and stayed one night. Had problems finding a parking spot and when unloading the luggage, a cat jumped into the car and hid under the seat !! On arrival. the restaurant was closed and there was no room service. The reception desk was not helpful and we ended with having... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I have already more than 50 dinners in Italy and always good or excellent. Tonight for first time, I had a terrible dinner in Italy. If you are in Giovinazzo, avoid Riva del Sole, probably you are going to have a nice dinner.

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Sins, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

We're a family of four; two parents and two teenagers. We booked a quad room. It was too small. We spent the first night in a hotel apartment, which was too old, not clean, and next to the beach bar that was full of noise and loud music all night long! The next morning, the hotel manager heard our complaints... More 

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Ayr, Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The hotel is in a good location close to the airport which suited me, but quite a distance from the town, rooms are very average but very clean. The breakfast was a typical continental breakfast. The staff at the hotel were very friendly and attentive! If you have a flight late morning to the airport, leave plenty of time as... More 

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IKLIN, Malta
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We stayed here just for one night on our way to Martina Franca, but I loved this hotel and even Giovinazzo, i think it is a great base to visit Puglia. Car is recommended and the hotel is beautifully set, new rooms, close to the sea too! We had a family appartment and it was just right for us 5.

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I loved this hotel, I am only giving it a 4/5 due to the location. The hotel itself is very nice. The lobby is decorated nicely, the rooms are spacious, there is a pool and a private beach (gorgeous!!!), there is complimentary breakfast and really yummy dinner options at the restaurant, and the staff was very friendly and spoke English.... More 

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