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“Did not disappoint.....”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Riviera Hotel

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Riviera Hotel
Ranked #19 of 22 Hotels in Weymouth
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Did not disappoint.....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful Art Deco style edifice with very well appointed and comfortable rooms. The hotel is also in a great location, provided of course, that the weather behaves itself. The breakfast was buffet style which meant you could have as much or as little you want. We'd definitely both recommend and would certainly stay there again.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2013

we booked a 1 night stay as a last minute break on 22nd december 2013 the room was nice.clean bathroom nice,breakfast was nice the view of the sea was good i would stay again the cost was 50 pound the building is a art deco style 1930 old pontins with a modern interior.we didnt try the pool as it closed at 7 oclock and didnt open till 8 in the mornning but it looked good.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013

My review relates to the leisure facilities only as I live locally and use them very frequently.
In Nov-Dec 2013 there has been a rapid decline in the facilities. Today's visit: the pool was unpleasantly cold to the point that it wasn't nice to swim in. The sauna was 110 degrees, a nice contrast to the pool but a tad too hot!
Out of the 24, lockers 23 are broken; the last remaining stalwart is hanging on by one hinge.
In the showers one is missing a door, both are full of mould, hair and peeling paint. The water is freezing.
Why the sudden down turn in service? I love coming here but am seriously considering other alternatives.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Saltash, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2013 via mobile

I attended a function in the hotel and stayed overnight. The room was clean and functional and the bed was comfortable.
The service however was terrible. There were two functions on in the hotel that night. We were due to be seated at 7.30 it was nearer 9 before we sat down and didn't finish being served with our desserts until almost 11, some of our table did not get the desserts they ordered as we were informed the chef had dropped a tray, however we were offered a choice of acceptable alternatives after a considerable wait.
I appreciate that it's a logistical nightmare to cater two large events but the hotel should have either not taken two bookings that night or ensured there were more staff to cover as clearly they could not cope. Also the staff need to be trained in silver service as they failed to clear the tables correctly after each course.
At one point the queue for the bar was far too long due to lack of bar staff.
Breakfast was not good either. The restaurant was not busy and we went down at about 9.15. We were seated and the waitress brought our coffee but no milk, when we went to ask for milk she was no where to be seen. She brought us our toast which was just unceremoniously deposited on the table without letting us know the whereabouts of butter and jam. We had to wait for fresh food to be brought out as the buffet was almost empty, other guests commented that they'd never had to keep going back up to get parts of their breakfast. We had no bacon or hash browns, the sausages were insipid and a cake slice is not the easiest thing to serve fried eggs with.
The waitresses spent more time in the kitchen than in the restaurant and offered no apology for the delays and no top up on the hot drinks. They did not interact with the guests sufficiently to provide any form of reasonable service (I've had better service in a fast food restaurant)

Whilst the price was reasonable that is no excuse for the lack of service provided by this establishment.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

Great price and stay for two nights. Staff were great the rooms were very modern, clean and warm. Nice for an out of season break. We enjoyed our stay. Nice walk into town via the beach about 40 minutes. Note: buses only run in the season, however taxis are about £6.50. Wide screen tv and and a fridge was novel! Yes a fridge.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013

had a great time, staff really friendly and helpful, pool and leisure centre great , room perfect with a great view and breakfast was delicious , can't wait to go again, just wish we had longer to stay there , also a shame the bus service doesn't run in the winter but not the hotels fault.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Riviera Hotel

Property: Riviera Hotel
Address: Bowleaze Coveway, Weymouth DT3 6PR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Weymouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 22 Hotels in Weymouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 98
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Designed in an Art Deco style, Some rooms are connected to the main building by covered pathways. All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, en suite bathrooms and tea/coffee making facilities, as well as a safe and fridge. All rooms are accessible from outside walkways, which you may sit along to admire the view of the bay. There is a Leisure Centre equipped with a sauna, steam room, gym and both indoor and outdoor pool. (Outdoor pool seasonal only) Which will be included in the price. 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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