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“fine if you know what to expect” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Rivamare Hotel
Ranked #351 of 500 Hotels in City of Venice
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
80 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“fine if you know what to expect”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2011

My husband picked this hotel because it was close to the beach (50m or less walk) and the price was reasonable. We did not anticipate luxury, and found exactly what we expected given the 2 star rating; a pleasant small hotel, across the road from the beach (although he view was blocked by the outbuilding of the Excelsior hotel). A buffet breakfast included boiled eggs, plain or fruit yoghurt ham or salami, watered down juice, apricot filled croissants and a variety of biscuits and cheap cakes. There was little that felt genuinely welcoming, or thoughtful: inexplicably in a country with numerous regional cheeses, figs , grapes peaches and tomatoes, only apples were available in the hotel. The attractive light and airy dining room had an odd aura of purgatory, with mute couples staring silently into the distance. Staff were generally efficient, though without any great sense of warmth or human interest, and failed to inform us of the huge firework display for august 15th, which really was unmissable. No tea, coffee or drinks available on the terrace in the evening, and no meals available on site. Very far from the warm welcome and lavish breakfast celebrated in other reviews on this site; but reasonable small hotel, good as a base for visiting the Lido and Venice.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank riricroc
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2011

Cons:
- funny smelling rooms
-we wanted to go for a walk in the morning,Lobby door was locked at 630 AM and no one is available to open the door until 730
-internet connection is slow and needed help finding keys and is frustrating to call for help
-no lift, steep/ small steps, our room was on 3rd floor
Pros:
-Big bath room with excellent shower
-view of Tennis court
-break fast was okay

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank ru89
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Cork
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26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2011

My wife and our 2 children (3 and 5) stayed here for 2 nights after a recent east med cruise. This is a typical 2 star european hotel in terms of its decor and facilities however where it excels in my opinion is the nice modern bathroom and good shower + the very helpful and friendly staff. We all stayed in a family room, large double bed and bunk beds for the children and the room was clean and air conditioned. the staff gave us plenty of information about the public beaches, good restaurants and the transport options. Also got advised to use the local stop to get the Alilaguna direct to the airport. We had arrived on main LIDO stop and didnt even know we had thi soption so we only had to walk 5 minutes with our luggage! Good tip. They had the timetables of all the buses and vaporettas which was useful.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank sparkyd72
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Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2011

This is a family run 2 star budget hotel which was very friendly, the staff couldn't do enough for us. I shared a twin room and the room was very clean with a modern bathroom. Breakfast is a buffet style and offers a wide choice of different delicious foods. We booked this hotel a couple of months before we went and we got it a bargain. If I was coming back to the iland of Lido I would not hesitate to stay there again.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank mickthenorth
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Reston, Virginia
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2011

Our family of 6 stayed here last year. A few suggestions for the large families. They don't have interconnecting rooms, so, you can choose to stay in a large room with bunk beds or separate into different rooms. The rooms were clean, but a bit small, even for European standards. The breakfast was good and had a variety of cereals which the kids enjoyed. There is no elevator, so keep that in mind if you have smaller children like us that tend to fall asleep in the stroller. The rate was pretty good compared to some of the other hotels in the area, so if you're looking for an average hotel for a good value, give the place a try.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank USABunch
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2011

Rivamare is a small, quiet hotel very close to some much grander establishments. Our room was clean, with a good bathroom and a balcony looking out over the Venice Tennis Club – very pleasant. The beach is a short walk away. A (slow) computer in the lobby offers internet at Euros 2.50 for 30 minutes – good luck finding the ‘@’ key!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank bobwd
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2011

We have recently come back from staying at the Hotel Rivamare and we wanted to say thank you for making our stay in Venice a wonderful one!

Everyone at the hotel was so friendly and helpful and it is fantastic value for the location. A hidden gem and only a few yards from the beach! The hotel is very pretty and in a perfect location. Compliments must also go to the breakfast buffet which was delicious, the best we have ever had on holiday.

We will definitely be recommending Hotel Rivamare to our friends and we hope to come back very soon!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Lisa_S74
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Property: Rivamare Hotel
Address: Lungomare Marconi 44, 30126, Italy
Phone Number:
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in City of Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Rivamare Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Rivamare: a tiny oasis between sea and lagoon.Plunged in the green of relaxing gardens and surrounded from the fascinating architectures of Liberty Style villas, you will be surrounded by a feeling of serene tranquility, thanks to the spacious rooms furnished with balanced taste and the friendly welcome of our family, since four generations devoted to hospitality.Located just 20 meters from a beautiful beach with public access, Hotel Rivamare has a peaceful location on Lido, the largest island on the Venice Lagoon. A delicious buffet breakfast, with many homemade cakes and cookies baked freshly every morning, is served in the bright Breakfast Hall beside the terrace. All rooms at the Rivamare Hotel are air conditioned and come with wooden floors, a TV, and private bathroom. Some have a private terrace, overlooking the Adriatic Sea or the gardens. Rivamare offers bike rental and Wi-Fi internet connection in the public areas for a small fee. A range of relaxing massages and holistic treatments are also available thanks to the collaboration with OSHO Ki6 Meditation Center, hosted at garden floor of Hotel.The Hotel is just only a few meters from Palazzo del Cinema. You can reach St. Mark's Square easily by Vaporetto (water bus) running frequently day and night.Hotel Rivamare, a small and cozy family-owned hotel where since 1938 hospitality is a tradition carefully handed down. ... more   less 
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