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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is great if you like cockroaches, crime, rude people and uncleanliness.The room I was sent to was disgusting the receptionist became very agitated at the mere sight of me returning to the desk. I guess this comes from her hearing horrible things about this hotel on a daily. As if my mind wasn't already made up, I will... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed one night in this hotel, the hood seems to be unsafe more likely as a ghetto. When i entered inside it i felt that the security control was a problem, the receptionist was behind barriers and so on. The room was not too bad, but be aware that there are insects in the buildings... And the wifi is... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we booked this room cos have 2 bedroom. and they rates quiet reasonable. didnt know the suburb was filled with people asking a dollar for bus on your way in to the hotel. we didnt feel secured from the start when we checking in. if there was another place we could stay we will leave this horrifying neighbourhood. the customer... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

what i can say,we are two white people in center of Newark,the people are frendly but scary a bit,the hotel is werry old,the staff is frendly ,the hotel is safe and secure but outside is scarryng people.if you have kids dont goo in this area.gang and drugs area,....

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 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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6 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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3 Thank disneymomxr4
Verona, New Jersey
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38 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Hotel Riviera

Address: 169 Clinton Ave, Newark, NJ 07108-2817
Location: United States > New Jersey > Newark
Price Range: $68 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Riviera 2*
Number of rooms: 210
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