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“What a find - a lovely weekend!”
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Hotel Riviera
Ranked #38 of 67 Hotels in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 17, 2014

What a find this hotel was! Stayed here with other family members down in Bournemouth for a wedding celebration and some of us ended up staying an extra day as we didn't want to leave. Room was lovely, marvellous views of the sea and the bay, really comfy bed and armchairs, clean and comfortable. John, Marcello and the staff so welcoming, friendly, helpful and efficient. We all loved the traditional, cosy atmosphere and style of the hotel, and it was a bonus on the first day when the February rain was too awful to go out far that we could meet up for coffee and relax with family and friends in the large lounge. Quality of food and drink was good and every request was accommodated. We were lucky with the weather on the Sunday and were able to experience how well-placed on the West Cliff the Hotel Riviera is, for access to the cliff path and beach. It was a glorious day in the midst of the UK's recent awful rain and storms and it was the perfect place to enjoy it.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

My fiance booked three nights at this hotel. I was pleasantly surprised to see the clean room with a sea view. The staff couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. The food in the restaurant is a very high standard at a reasonable price. Definitely coming back

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

We came here for our Christmas party December 2012 and it was fantastic. Excellent food, excellent staff with great attitudes and ready for a laugh.. Great atmosphere and overall really good night and DJ.
Beautiful hotel and very clean, lovely rooms. Staff very professional and look after their guests well. Will definitely be back!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Nicola L
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

We have just returned from a weekend away with the Beds and Herts Submariners for a Turkey and Tinsel weekend, and as the organiser I can book anywhere that we want to but for the third year running have found Helen and ALL the staff very friendly, helpful and courteous.
We were always made to feel welcome and our room was warm and comfortable and well equipped. As I have said the staff were very helpful and with great sea views, what more could you ask for. We would recommend the Hotel Riviera.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Just Returned home from a Tinsel and Turkey Weekend it was great all of the Staff going that extra mile and a half. 3rd year now and we have booked again next year> Thank You John (Proprietor) and Staff we all look forward to it and love what is an extension to our home

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

Thankyou to John, Helen, Marcel, Mark and Sally. Special thanks to Sally for being so lovely, making me laugh & smile and also for coming back to the hotel this morning to say goodbye :) 3rd year staying at the Riviera and it didn't disappoint. We are a large group of guests exceeding 40 people, aged from 35 to 90+, the staff coped admirably with everyone's needs. All the staff are friendly and welcoming. I really can't fault them at all. It feels more like staying with friends in a beautiful big house on the seafront, than staying in some soulless hotel. Rooms are clean and comfortable, food is very nice & plentiful, lovely place to stay. Hotel is in a fabulous location, with the most amazing views. Close to town for shopping or nightlife and beautiful walks along the Promenade or beach. The beach seems to go on forever in both directions, we walked all the way along the beach to Sandbanks and even at this time of year it's lovely. The views are stunning, from the hotel you can see all the way over to Sandbanks and Studland. If you're like me and like beach walks and love Dorset and the south coast you will not be dissapointed. Superb. I would recommend staying here. Would definitely recommend a room with a view, and what a view it is to wake up to in the morning!

Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

Ideal location for Bournemouth International Centre, the purpose of our visit. Friendly staff, comfortable rooms. Very good breakfast and all provisions in room for making tea/coffee. Lovely sea views with the cliff path running adjacent to the hotel. Good value.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Riviera

Address: 5 West Cliff Gardens, Bournemouth BH2 5HL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 67 Hotels in Bournemouth
Price Range: $54 - $81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Riviera 2*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The dating-from-the-Victorian-era hotel overlooking Bournemouth Bay is under-8-minute walk from the nearest beach and from Bournemouth International Centre conference and entertainment venue. The colourful, low-key rooms offer TVs and free Wi-Fi, plus complimentary tea and coffee. Most rooms feature bay view. Parking is free. A cosy bar and a sea-view lounge, plus a garden are all included. ... more   less 
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