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Grand Hotel Riva del Sole

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Strada Statale 16 Km 787 225, 70054 Giovinazzo, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 5 hotels in Giovinazzo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014
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    3 of 5 stars
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Ayr, Scotland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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League City, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Firstly if you want to be at a private beach without spending a fortune this would be the right place. We had a very friendly welcome in English which made our jaws drop because ne'er a word of English had been heard for days. I found the reception very helpful as well as the cleaning staff. The hotel is dated... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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26 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Grand Hotel Riva del Sole is located in Giovinazzo, about 15km from Bari. It is a typical hotel located about 200 meters from the beach. Rooms are pretty good, there is everything you need during holiday. The bus stop to Bari is 200 meters from the hotel (here is a schedule). Great breakfast with varied dishes is an advantage. Unfortunatelly... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Having read the previous reviews, I find some of them to be misleading and unfair. I have come to the conclusion that the most negative reviewers should have stayed in their own countries and cultures as they clearly cannot cope with difference....so the main pointhere is that you are in the South of Italy, not somemodern cosmopolitan city. We loved... More

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New Mexico, USA
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3 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

The hotel is isolated north of Bari on the Adriatic. There is no beach: just a rocky limestone shore. Off season everything is dead. The area is mixed resort and old derelict industry. Hotel transportation to airport is very limited. Taxi service is very expensive to anywhere including airport or Bari's cruise port. Hotel staff seem to call the most... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2011

Some of the previous reviews here are somewhat misleading! I guess it is useful to read comments & use your own judgement about where you decide to stay. Some travellers seem to enjoy the negative aspects without understanding the essence of a vacation. I thought the riva del sole was great, reason being that it provided an authentic italian experience.... More

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Kansas City, Kansas
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3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2011

Ok, this place totally sucks. First of all, the people who pick you up from the airport are rude and are late. When you get to the hotel, you are greeted by the receptionist who tries to make you buy some pass to go to the beach or the pool. Like, we're at a hotel ON THE BEACH!! Why do... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2011

the hotel is located between giovinazzo and the little fishing village of santo spirito-in the middle of nowhere!! make sure( if you really have to stay there) that you have a car otherwise getting to any destination is a real challenge!! The hotel is in need of complete make over-it was 31deg. in the room, and when i asked if... More

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Address: Strada Statale 16 Km 787 225, 70054 Giovinazzo, Italy
Location: Italy > Puglia > Province of Bari > Giovinazzo
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Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Riva del Sole 4*
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Grand Hotel Giovinazzo
Grand Hotel Riva Del Sole Giovinazzo, Province Of Bari, Italy

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