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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked this place through hotels.com. I'm a regular visitor to Pula and over the years I've stayed at a number of hotels. This is the first hotel I've stayed in this region which does not have air-conditioning. That could have been easily compensated by a fan in each room. But there are no fans either. To make the things... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

I don't normally have time to leave reviews, but given the number of bad ones here I have to do the right thing. I wanted somewhere central in Pula and found this hotel on Booking.com for £77 for 3 night plus £2 a day for breakfast. I this is the price I would normally pay at some hostel for a... More 

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Arenaturist, Management at Hotel Riviera, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback and photos of our hotel Riviera. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed our unmatched guest service as well as the room. Again, thank you for sharing and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future! Kind Regards, Arenaturist Management More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights I checked in late around 12 o clock AM the check in was smooth and quick the hotel is not far from the colosseum about a 5 to 10 min walk and much of the site are not far from their the only problem with the hotel that I could find was... More 

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Arenaturist, Management at Hotel Riviera, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing us for your three day stay in Pula; we look forward to welcoming you for many more trips to come! Kind Regards, Arenaturist Management More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

This building is iconic, very old from the Yugoslav era and if walls could speak I'm sure they'd have a few interesting stories to tell. The hotel itself is virtually untouched and you can almost see what life would have been like here in it's day. The hotel has a fascinating eerie sense about it and truly felt like taking... More 

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Arenaturist, Management at Hotel Riviera, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your lovely review! We are really happy to hear that our staff has made you feel welcome and that you enjoyed the views from the room. It would be a great pleasure to host you in the future! Kind Regards, Arenaturist Management More 

Brasilia, DF
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

The hotel sits in a large building right in front of the Pula Marina and with views to the arena. It is a very old building pretty badly maintained. There is no air-conditioning at rooms and the bathroom smells badly. There is no Wi-Fi in rooms; just at the lobby. I have not tried breakfast as the staff said it... More 

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Arenaturist, Management at Hotel Riviera, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing us for your stay in Pula. We are happy to know that you found the location and the price one of the positive aspects. Your comments about the smell are going to be shared with our Housekeeping Manager; thanks for bringing this matter to our attention and please accept our apologize. We wish you... More 

Split, Croatia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We booked through booking.com and loved the convenience to everything, the ferry port, the old town and a lovely park. Unfortunately there was no air conditioning, fans or screens on the windows so we were attacked by mosquitos and heat. Our stay was very uncomfortable and we tried to change to a different floor hoping it would be cooler. We... More 

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Arenaturist, Management at Hotel Riviera, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing our hotel for your stay. We are sad to hear that your stay wasn't memorable and that you are not satisfied with the overall experience. As our receptionist mentioned you, unfortunatly we were fully booked as it was full season and we couldn't relocate you to another room. We apologize for this inconvinience. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We stayed here a few years ago, and the the amount of negative reviews for this place has prompted me to leave one of my own. We loved it, but if you are expecting a brand new resort and cushy comfort, this isn't for you. We chose to stay here because we specifically wanted to stay in older, historic hotels... More 

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Arenaturist, Management at Hotel Riviera, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing our hotel for your stay. As you mentioned, hotel Riviera is indeed a great historical building in a convinient location. We are all happy that your stay was satisfying and we look forward to welcoming you in the nearest future! Kind Regards, Arenaturist Management More 

Eastern Norway, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

This hotel is more like a BIG guesthouse. And that is OK! Ok rooms, ok breakfast, a little bit hard beds, but great location!!! All we need. We never stay at the room anyways! From the outside it look really nice!

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Arena T, Management at Hotel Riviera, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and for choosing our hotel Riviera for your stay. We are happy that you found our rooms ok and location great. We hope to have the opportunity to welcoming you in the future! Kind Regards, Arenaturist Management More 

Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The location is very good, close to the bus station (5 min) and Amphitheater (2 min). The decoration of the room is a little old and dated and the furniture also, but the building, in the Austro-Hungarian imperial style is very impressive. The hotel seems to be a former exclusive hotel. The selection of TV channels was quite poor (5-6... More 

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Arena T, Management at Hotel Riviera, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the location of our hotel as well as the breakfast selection and the overall building style. If your future plans bring you back to Pula, we would be happy to host you again! Kind Regards, Arenaturist Management More 

Chicago, Illinois
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15 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A blast from the pre-Tito past. We were told this has always been a hotel, since it was constructed in the 1910's. The bathroom was updated but the room was as old as the hills, though it was clean. Wifi was only on the restaurant floor, not in the room. The TV had no English stations. But the breakfast buffet... More 

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Arena T, Management at Hotel Riviera, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your impression on TripAdvisor! We are pleased to know that you found our breakfast buffet fine, the bathroom clean and our desk staff helpful. It would be a great pleasure to welcome you soon in our guest house Riviera! Kind Regards, Arenaturist Management More 

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Additional Information about Hotel Riviera

Address: Splitska 1, Pula 52000, Croatia
Location: Croatia > Istria > Pula
Price Range: $59 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Riviera 2*
Number of rooms: 82
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