If you prefer an hotel that is run on slick precision impersonal lines and, basically perfection, then this hotel is definitely not for you. I have stayed in many of those, but as a personal preference they are not for me. I prefer a more relaxed approach; where I feel comfortable; somewhere where the staff are skilled enough to perform their roles with efficiency and confidence but at the same time still have time to hold a conversation with the guests, if so required. From this perspective, the Riviera Hotel is faultless. From the moment I entered the Reception area, and throughout the whole of my stay, I was treated with the utmost courtesy and respect from each and every member of staff. And friendliness was standard; from the receptionists, in the dining room and even from the cleaning staff who I met in the corridor. I stayed in the end room on the ground floor. It was spacious and modern and the bathroom was lovely. My only criticism, though, would be that the king size bed was too close to the cupboard that housed the fridge, as I sported a few grazes and bruises from the sharp corner of the bed until I got used to it..!! The bed itself, though, was very comfortable and the large flat screen TV very easy on the eye. The sea view from the room, though, was not the best. But standing outside the room at night, the views of the lights across the bay were spectacular! And it was so peaceful; which was what I really wanted from my stay. What can I say about the dining room..? The food was not the best, but the staff were lovely, obliging and worked hard with a very cheerful spirit. I cannot comment on the gym or swimming facilities, but for avid walkers, like myself, the location was perfect for walking along the beach and into Weymouth itself. Would I go there again..?? Not for a holiday, but most definitely if I needed a base for a business or social event in Weymouth.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Designed in an Art Deco style, the majority of our rooms are connected to the main building by covered pathways. All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, en suite bathrooms and tea/coffee making facilities and a safety deposit box. There is a Leisure Centre equipped with a sauna, steam room, gym and both indoor and outdoor pools. (Outdoor pool seasonal only). Set in Bowleaze Cove the Riviera Hotel is just 2.5 Miles from the town centre. Also nearby are the Sealife Centre as well as Lodmoor nature reserve. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riviera Hotel Weymouth, Dorset