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Hotel Riviera & Maximilian's
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Strada Costiera, 22, 34014 Trieste, Italy   |  
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Ranked #14 of 49 hotels in Trieste
Munich, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“want to come back again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

I was there for a workshop and I thought this trip would be stressful. However, staying in this hotel totally brought me joys. The breakfast was really amazing. They offered really great food for breakfast. I really enjoyed. The beach was really nice!!!!!!!!!!!!
The breakfast was awesome. The beach was awesome. The service was awesome. To conclude, this hotel is awesome!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

My husband & I stayed at this hotel for 6 nights in mid July 2012 for a series of business meetings. In total our group had 5 rooms. Our room was in the main building (old building) the other 4 were in the newer building away from reception & sort of under the parking area. Our local employee in Trieste was great to have negotiated a good rate for all of us & he was kind enough to hand pick the room that my husband & I had.

The reception staff are very helpful & always try to accommodate your request. We ate a few times at the hotel. First night was very nice, great view. Fresh sea bass was delightful & plated at the table. They did however forget to bring my appetizer but were quick to correct if from the bill. The second meal was lunch with our bigger group. The food was good however once again incorrect orders & timing not in sync. Third meal timing of food was a problem. When they commented that I was still waiting for my main course my husband advised them that since everyone else had finished their meal that I no longer wished to have it. He also advised them that this was now the 3rd time similar problem had occurred. The head waiter was advised & he was very quick to apologize & bring complimentary desserts which were AMAZING. The food is nice at the hotel & I believe they have a great desire to improve the service & are genuinely concerned.

As for the hotel itself. Location is beautiful & quiet with breathtaking views. Rooms in our section of the hotel were very nice with good size bathrooms & toiletries. Beds comfortable. Access to the sea is a great plus & the food & service at the sea is very good. There is a few but one typically expects this in Europe. Location wise it is not within walking distance to Trieste (even though we did do it!) but there is the park area that provides a nice walk if you are up for a few kms. Taxi to the city is about 25 euro.

Only one last item, others in our group were moved to different rooms without notification by the front desk some not once but twice. Given that we were a late booking we do appreciate the hotel accommodating our group & my husband & I had NO issues with this at all. It would have just been nice if the hotel had advised the others of the move. Including items in their safe.

Overall, I do recommend this hotel & would gladly stay again as we travel to Trieste many times throughout the year for business.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012 via mobile

I stayed here for two nights for a business meeting. Staff were very friendly and the location is really nice albeit somewhat removed from the main city. Room was a bit small but was neat and a really nice balcony with sea view.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lyon, France
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23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

i spent several nights for business and the quality of this hotel is by far at the top

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

Our visit to Trieste was at the end of our vacation after visiting the French Riviera and Venice. It proved to be a lovely, relaxing ending to our trip to Europe.

The hotel is actually made up of three buildings - an older building which you see on the website picture, a new building next to it and another building across the road. It is located on the main road to Trieste but we did not find it to be noisy.

We stayed in the new building and had many conversations while making our reservation about a room with a lovely, unobstructed view. When we checked in, the room seemed small, dark and had a less than desirable view. We decided to pay extra and requested one of the suites with a large balcony. We were very glad we did that as the view was amazing as the sleeping area (a small room off the sitting area) had glass sliders opening to the balcony and the seating area had a wall of windows.

The suite was very clean but sparse with furnishings. What was there was rather old with covers over the sofa. It would have been spectacular with a little update in the decor and some interesting touches such as a small table or chair near the window, some art pieces, etc. The only other issue with the room was that the AC took almost two days to kick in and, since the sun hits this hotel all day, it was quite hot until the AC worked correctly. The bathroom was large, bright and with a state of the art shower. There was plenty of closet space.

Breakfast buffet was excellent - food was well prepared and coffee was delicious. You have the choice of having breakfast indoors or out on the terrace which was beautiful - breathtaking views! We had dinner there a few times and enjoyed our meal and service.

We did not use the beach or the so-called hotel pool which is not a hotel pool at all. It is a public pool. However, we did enjoy walking the path to the harbor beyond the pool area.

In summary, if we return to Trieste sometime in the future, we would definitely stay here. We had a car and did not mind driving into town. Hotels there looked very nice, but very large and definitely did not have the serene view of this hotel.

Room Tip: Higher floor has better views.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

This hotel is tucked in behind the legendary Miramar Palace on Trieste's coastline. It is a jewel just waiting to be discovered. The accommodations--my wife and I and my son had a small suite looking out on the sea--were beautifully appointed; the staff were all very keen on making our stay the most pleasant it could be; and the general resort facilities were excellent. The hotel has its own "beach", which is a concrete dockside with stairs and a jetty providing access to the sea. But don't let that put you off: access is direct from the hotel via a lift (elevator) and the water, once you get in, is crystalline clear, with hardly a wave (when we were there), and with a sandy floor, and fish swimming beneath you. (The area has a marine sanctuary right next door.) All in all, we had a most relaxing and enchanting stay, for a sum which would get you very little at more well-known parts of the Mediterranean coast. And next door is not only the fascinating city of Trieste, but also Miramar, the delightful castle of Duino, Slovenia (including Lipica, the original home of the Lippizaner horses) and Croatian Istria. And after a day sight-seeing, one can return to the lovely, idyllic views from the hotel over the Adriatic Sea, from the room or from the extensive terrace of the hotel, and the charming attention of the staff. Lovely! Breakfast was included and was ample and elaborate, and of a high quality. If the hotel could acquire a more adventurous and talented chef to enliven the cuisine of the restaurant for lunch and dinner, this would be a well nigh perfect resort hotel.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelRivieraMax, Proprietario at Hotel Riviera & Maximilian's, responded to this review, August 17, 2011
Dear Steven,
Thank you for choosing the Hotel Riviera & Maximilian’s for your recent stay and for your positive comments about our attentive staff.
Your description of the hotel could not have been better. You described it so well! For future guests your description will be very useful!

As regards our kitchen I am sorry you did not enjoy it. We serve a light, Mediterranean cuisine focused on fresh fish and our Chef is focused on a healthy kitchen with natural ingredients, without so much salt and without the use of harmful fat. This is where all the future trends are going: a healthy kitchen! And the Mediterranean cuisine is the best from that point of view!
Maybe analizing it from that point of view you could appreciate it more!

Thank you for your review!

Should you come back to Hotel Riviera & Maximilian's I would be pleased to meet you!

Sincerely,

Susy Benvenuti
Managing Owner
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austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2010

Three nights at the end of May - wonderful location: a few kilometres to Trieste at the sea- take rooms in the new part of the hotel: good value, balcony unbelievable view: foreground: wonderful old trees, green and the sea ....(as it is next to the road you can hear the cars outside on the balcony. Still: wonderful spot: service: good (we ordered room service - breakfast: not fancy, but really enjoyable (you can also have breakfast on a beautiful terrace). The restaurant isn't really recommendable (try Pensione Mignon: down to the beach and 200 m to the left). And now the but: There's a lift going down from the hotel to the beach (no sand - so: free for hotel and other guests have to pay entrance, and: it was open only Saturday and Sunday, closed on Monday (which was a holiday in Austria but not in Italy). So we had to stay outside a huge nice area and lie on concrete - no stairs to go into the sea..... and, we couldn't convince receptionists, owners etc. to let us enjoy this beautiful day.
So beware: check beforehand if beach is open...

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Riviera & Maximilian's

Address: Strada Costiera, 22, 34014 Trieste, Italy
Location: Italy > Friuli Venezia Giulia > Province of Trieste > Trieste
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Trieste
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riviera & Maximilian's 4*
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Hotel Riviera And Maximilian`s
Riviera Maximilians Trieste
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