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Riviera Hotel & Holiday Apartments
Ranked #18 of 66 Hotels in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Welcoming and excellent value”
Reviewed April 10, 2014

There were a number of good deals on offer in Bournemouth in early April, but we chose our hotel based on reviews - and were not disappointed. The hotel was welcoming despite our early arrival, there was parking and the room with a big balcony had sea views (albeit quite a long way off!). The hotel was very clean, with plenty of staff, all of whom were friendly and helpful. The indoor pool was larger than it looked (16+ metres?) and lovely and warm. The sauna was hot! The only negative was that the jacuzzi needed to be requested as it had to heat for 15 minutes first. We ate in town (not walkable from the hotel) but the breakfast was excellent. A lovely independent hotel. Recommended. The only downside was the distance from the main town ( a quick drive away).

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

We booked late on LateRooms and the price for a family room seemed too good so we went not expecting too much. However... the room was great! We had a lovely large room in a sort of L shape with the double bed off one side and the two single beds in the other leg. We had a large balcony with a sea view and it was big enough to have room for a table and chairs too. The bathroom was spacious and plenty of teas and coffees and hot chocolate in the room, lots of sockets and a flat screen tv and good free wifi. Our teenage kids were thrilled. Everything was tidyand clean with little touches showing they try like paper decoration on the spare loo roll! The pool was lovely and warmand towels were provided and our breakfast was excellent buffets of hot and cold options in a restaurant with another pleasant view. All the staff we met were very friendly too. I don't know what the proper price should have been but we were delighted. No suggestion that as we had a bargain deal that we got a lesser room at all.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Cannock, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

Our stay was fine, the rooms clean and staff were pleasant, at the reception and the restaurant, no faults other than talking to each other about problems they were having while they stood about waiting to serve in the restaurant. Our rooms were above the function room, it was a bit noisy and I would not like to have those rooms (3 & 4) again as they use it all the time. The indoor pool was not to my standard I took my swimsuit but would not go in. The outdoor pool looked like it needed cleaning too. In the evening we found it difficult to park the car because of the functions held in the room below our bedrooms. There is a good bus service no24 located in the next street, takes you down to Alum Chine sea front! or the other way to Bournemouth town Centre.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Aldershot
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

The hotel was clean and easy to find the bar and restaurant was faultless swimming pool excellent and the service from Adam was better than the hotel i would thoroughly recommend this hotel to anybody with or without children

  • Stayed April 2014
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Reviewed March 25, 2014

We have just spent a night at the Riviera Hotel . The staff really are excellent especially at the Front Desk. They are very courteous and polite. The breakfast was excellent. plates were warm plus hot food was served. Unfortunately we did have to make a complaint . I will not go into it as we did receive a discount, however my advice is to get the Housekeeper in charge prior to new guests arriving is to check the rooms below eye level.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Godstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

This is the second time I have stayed at the Riviera Hotel.
Do not judge this hotel by it's frontage.
The staff are superb and always have a smile. The food surpasses a normal 3* hotel.
I stayed in a "bijou" room on the second floor with sea views. It was clean, comfortable, with tea/coffee facilities, etc. This was great just for one night.
There are leisure facilities on site but I didn't use them this time.
The downside is that it is on a steep hill & those with walking difficulties would find it a problem getting to the beach. Taxi's are available via reception and are very reasonable to Bournemouth town centre.
This hotel has some great deals, so look on it's website!! It also has fantastic rooms for events and Silva, the events manager, is wonderful and so helpful.
I would high recommend this hotel and will definitely be staying here again.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

I got engaged to my girlfriend... the stay was great. We stayed for three days in a fantastic room. The staff couldn't be more helpful. Would recommend this place for everyone. We both would definitely stay there again

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Riviera Hotel & Holiday Apartments

Property: Riviera Hotel & Holiday Apartments
Address: 12 - 16 Burnaby Road | Alum Chine, Bournemouth BH4 8JF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Romantic Hotel in Bournemouth
#18 Business Hotel in Bournemouth
#22 Family Hotel in Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Riviera Hotel & Holiday Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Good value hotel in Bournemouth which is renowned for its warm service and excellent food in spectacular surroundings – perfect for holidays in Bournemouth. ... more   less 
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