A two night break this past weekend (26/27 May) was thoroughly enjoyable in this well-modernised hotel. Refurbished around a year ago, the building has a Greek look and feel about it, especially in the strong sunshine we were lucky enough to have enjoyed. The outdoor pool was superb, as was the indoor one.
The core restaurant staff were excellent and worked long hard hours however the waiting staff we felt suffered from insufficient training in attention to their customers. Some reception staff too appeared to be inexperienced, though always helpful.
The evening meals were of excellent quality though the portions were too large for our appetites!
Breakfast was bedlam on the Bank Holiday Monday but a little more ordered on the Tuesday morning. We felt the lay-out of the servery left much to be desired, having no direct access to the kitchen, so whenever servery items ran out, which was frequently, the kitchen staff had to bring replacement food through the restaurant and through the waiting queues.
A big plus was the decor and cleanliness of the bedrooms, with beautiful bathrooms and huge comfortable beds. All well-appointed with everything you could need including a small fridge and plentiful electricity outlets.
I guess it was early in the season and the temporary staff will improve with practice, but these aspects should really be sorted before the season begins.
We would recommend this hotel for couples and families - it's never going to be peaceful when full but overall, a very clean and pleasant hotel.
- 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