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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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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I belive this hotel was paradise once... like 15 years ago. It was probably beautiful 4* resort with many activities, bars, restaurants... Nowadays it is a bit like some horror hotel. We've visited Giovinazzo in high season, but the hotel looked like few hours before closing (closing forever). The lobby bar was closed, corridors were very dark, elevator looked scary.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Don't get me wrong, this place is ok. We paid for what we had. The problem is that this can't be a 4 stars standard. The owners / managers were very nice and the only thing I can complain about is the restaurant which doesn't show you prices and is extremely expensive for the food they serve. Hotel in general... More 

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Latvia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We took this hotel for one overnight stay before going to Bari airport. For this purpose the hotel was quite a good. Easy access, congestion-free road to airport. Otherwise the hotel made impression that it was built as a cozy hotel long time ago and then forgotten by its owners. The inner decorations were worn down, the bathroom has a... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We arrived at a1.30 pm after a long drive from Rome, was told at reception that room would not be ready for 30 minutes. This was fine but we asked if there was somewhere we could get a drink and something for lunch. I was directed to their beach side Pizza restaurant. We walked down only to find that it... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

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 May 1, 2015

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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huntingdon uk
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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
2 reviews
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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