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Nova Scotia, Canada
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything you have read is true! We stayed here because...well..it was in the NY NY area, and under $100. The rooms are pretty...hardwood floors, the bed was soft. The floors were clean. The bathroom ceiling was like the Olympic Diving pool in Rio...green and scary. The neighborhood is somewhat frightening (that is your adventure part). But hey, located between Martin... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One word: Horrifying. I have never been so disgusted by a hotel in my life. From the people loitering outside, to the clerk behind safety glass. This place is in a sketchy neighborhood and feels totally unsafe. The rooms are not clean, the A/C does not work (spits water out) and I was afraid to sleep on the sheets. There... More 

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Verona, New Jersey
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35 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

If you value your life and property you would avoid this place like the plague. It is located is one the worst drug infested areas in Newark, It is filthy and usually a hang out for prostitutes. There is absolutely no reason to stay here.

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Maun, Botswana
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I was in a business trip for 4 nights and i was allocated room 210. I couldn't sleep because of the noise of the trucks passing and the vehicles unless i sip a Gin that`s when i can sleep. Very nice room with and very clean rooms. The manager in charge was very helpful and the staff were friendly. The... More 

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1 Thank tshepi2015
Gary M, Manager at Hotel Riviera, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback! More 

Rhyl, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

To be totally honest " Please do not venture here" . WiFi won't work, except for 2 receptionists the staff are horrendous, decor would be a miss as really the place wants demolishing . To me this is the nastiest hotel on this planet & I'm a seasoned traveller.

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3 Thank 364RONO364
Gary M, Manager at Hotel Riviera, responded to this review

We’re sorry you were unhappy - we’ll work hard to fix the issue you experienced. Thanks for letting us know. More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

I get from Hong Kong flight 6 hours late. Arrive 4 am. No hotels. No rental cars nothing. So I look this lonely dive up. It said $52 online. So I caught taxi there. When I arrive. She charged me $90 plus 20 deposit. It was horrible. No phone. Basically it makes motel 6 look like the ritz. Express checkout.... More 

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Lagos, Nigeria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

I was in north jersey for some days and decided to check into a budget hotel for a week before I move. Price wise this hotel was ok especially considering its approx 1mile away from the newark penn station. I booked it on booking.com. My mistake, I never read the reviews before booking. I went ahead with this booking on... More 

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2 Thank cjanagor
Gary M, Manager at Hotel Riviera, responded to this review

We’re sorry you were unhappy - we’ll work hard to fix the issue you experienced. Thanks for letting us know. More 

Methuen, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

This place, although a bit run down, is actually very safe and clean. The beds are extremely comfortable, the floors are beautiful hardwood, there's even a mini fridge in the room. I read the reviews AFTER I booked(big mistake) and they gave me the worst anxiety. I'm not sure if they visited a different hotel and left a review on... More 

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Gary M, Manager at Hotel Riviera, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback! More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

This is the nastiest bed bug roach motel I've ever layed eye on. My son was ate up by Ned bugs till where his entire head was swollen. I would not recommend this to ANYBODY. The owner was a total jerk!! He told me it's ok to get bitten by bed bugs eventually they'll go away. This has to be... More 

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9 Thank Kelly G
Gary M, Manager at Hotel Riviera, responded to this review

We’re sorry you were unhappy - we’ll work hard to fix the issue you experienced. Thanks for letting us know. More 

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

The hotel is rundown, beds are old and really soft (hurt my back). The neighborhood is rough and scary. Only stayed here for a few hours in between flights. The hotel is not in the shape that you see on the website. I would not stay here again. Be prepared.

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3 Thank joelj730
Gary M, Manager at Hotel Riviera, responded to this review

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Additional Information about Hotel Riviera

Address: 169 Clinton Ave, Newark, NJ 07108-2817
Location: United States > New Jersey > Newark
Price Range: $67 - $89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Riviera 2*
Number of rooms: 210
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