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“not our first choice” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Riviera
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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43 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“not our first choice”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We were let down by our original booking and had to settle for Hotel Riviera. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. I guess you get what you pay for - lift wasnt working so up the narrow winding stairs it was (good training for the Cinque Terre that we were walking in a couple of weeks). The room was large and ok. Good free WiFi in the room and hotel clean but tired. We never had breakfast at the hotel but it did look substantial and catering for all nationalities.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Heather H
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Vienna Region, Austria
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52 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I only spent a couple of nights here but this hotel is really horrible, dirty and run down. The bathroom is completely moldy, I was so glad when my stay was over. Two ups, friendly staff and nice view but not enough to make up for rest.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

I was worried by the negative reviews for this hotel, but I took a gamble and it paid off! If you are expecting an American sized hotel, then you should immediately look elsewhere. If you don't mind the authentic, older building, European hotel, close to the old town, then this is the place for you. This is a hotel in right by Old Town Villefranche; it was just what we were looking for in our stop on the Riviera. The rooms are postage stamp small, but clean and neat, with AC! Our room had a balcony with a view of the harbor, so we sat out and enjoyed the sunsets before heading to the port for drinks and sinner. The staff was absolutely charming and very helpful. It is a hike up the small stairs, but we considered it worth the trade to be so close. No nightmare scenario of smelly bathrooms or horrible rooms, it wasn't the Ritz, but we weren't expecting or paying for the Ritz. The road below our window was VERY noisy at night, so you will either need earplugs or you will have to close the door at night. We closed the door and all was well. Perfect for our brief three days in Villefranche--I will be back!

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view--preferably the third floor.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Paris, France
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I would recommend only a room on the 3rd last floor (but no lift) with sea view as more quiet.
Wi-Fi, AC, TV, confortable bed, no shower door (so bathroom gets flooded).
Good location, near the city centre (5 min walk), very close to bus stop, 15min from train station but hilly – thus to be avoided if luggage.
Breakfast is 10€, expensive considering the quality.
Staff friendly and helpful.
In line with a 2 stars hotel, hight rates but that's the Riviera...

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank roberta g
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Busan, Busan, South Korea
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Very basic hotel with simple rooms and run down furniture and carpets. In a great location that provides wonderful sea view. Convenient to bus station and many cafes and restaurants. Breakfast not included and not all staff speaks English. Luggage elevator out-of-order, leaving only a cramped, narrow stairwell.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Dwayne S
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

I have long thought that the Riviera was the worst hotel in Villefranche so why did I book it? I hate to admit it but when I discovered that my favourite, the Darse, was full I thought I had booked the Provencal but somehow ended up in the Riviera! The entire hotel is shabby and run down with little attempt at modernisation since about 1970 or so. The one saving grace is that the rooms on the seaward side do have a great view. I won't make the same mistake again.

Room Tip: Pay extra for a sea view. Rooms on the main road side are very noisy.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Robert W
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Dublin, Ohio
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35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

20 minutes from Nice Airport by taxi. We stayed here for 4 nights and the views over Ville Franche was breathtaking. 10 min walk to the main town and very quite which was great. Town gets busy in the evenings so it was nice tog et away from that. Rooms are comfortable and have been recently been refurbished, bed and pillows very comfortable. Bathrooms are very modern, only downside was that the shower head is not fixed to the wall so you have to hold it over yourself and there was no shower door so the floor got drenched! Only one mirror which is in the bathroom. But these are minor things. Each room has it's own balcony and we sat here every morning have our bought in breakfast, local boulangerie only 10mins walk away. Breakfast is €15. No fridge in the room which wasn't a problem for us but one evening an another hotel guest asked about one and one was put in her room for her. Handy for drinks etc. Staff were friendly, pool is very private and we sat out each afternoon in a gorgeous terrace area. Wifi is free only in reception/terrace area and this was just a lovely place to relax and have a drink. We ate in the restaurant on the last night and the food was a little over priced but great none the less. Bus stops right outside hotel and you pay only €1 to go to , Beaulie, Eze, and Monaco which was great value, only thing is the bus gets full very easily so I'd recommend either the early morning bus or later in the afternoon, or walk the few minutes to the town and when people get off there's more chance of getting on.

I would highly recommend this hotel and we plan to return.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 109 and as this is the top floor we had a better view, higher floor numbers are ac...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Riviera
Address: 2 avenue Albert 1er, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
Location: France > Provence > French Riviera - Cote d'Azur > Villefranche-sur-Mer
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Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Airport Transportation
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Ranked #12 of 13 Hotels in Villefranche-sur-Mer
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Riviera 2*
Number of rooms: 26
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