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Riviera Hotel
Ranked #20 of 22 Hotels in Weymouth
Reviewed May 31, 2014

We arrived at this hotel on Wednesday 28th May expecting a room with "an outlook onto moorland". Instead of which our room looked over a dirty yard with waste bins, cages of dirty laundry, crumbling walls of the adjoining building and a dirty fire escape. My husband is eighty years old and walks with a stick, I therefore asked where the lift was and was told there was none, it was a listed building and they were not allowed to put in a lift. (I'm not sure if this was a joke). Next morning we waited half an hour to be seated at breakfast. There were countless empty tables but they had not been cleared from the previous diners. One family who complained was told they should have got up earlier as too many people came down at the same time!!!! The rooms were clean and the breakfast was quite good but there were more people there with complaints than you would have found in a general hospital. My sympathies are very much with the staff who continued to the very best of their ability but they were fighting a losing battle. We never actually saw Basil Fawlty but I'm sure he was there somewhere.

Shirley - Gloucester

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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 30, 2014

Never was I concerned about the health and safety of my partner and I. The hotel is dirty and dangerous. We had rats as pets in the yard, no lights from the car park to the room, dangerously slippery steel steps, dirt and machinery parts all over the yard. The food was stored in the yard with all the rats and mice.the reception desk was unattended and once they arrived very unpleasant and unprofessional. This is the world's worse hotel with unparalleled to it in the world.it is a shame to the UK.

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Reviewed May 30, 2014

When we first arrived I was very disappointed by the exterior of the hotel, however once I had a moan about our room we got moved to another room I have never met such wonderful people as the Restaurant Manager Trevor
and the restaurant staff who were so attentive and lovely. The food was perfect it well exceeded our expectations. The rooms were small but adequate and I would go back because you can see that they have refurbished the rooms and the restaurant beautifully.

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3  Thank TRACEY N
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Reviewed May 30, 2014

My daughter and I stayed here on the 28th may for 2 nights in room 245, and the staff are brilliant they cannot do enough for you, and we highly recomend the restaurant the meals we had were fabulous, and the pool and sauna were heavenly we left calm and relaxed and are certainly going to come back welldone to you all

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1  Thank Diane S
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riviera_team, General Manager at Riviera Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2014

thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. we are glad you enjoyed your stay. we hope to see you again.

Kind Regards,
Carol Rooke, General Manager.

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Reviewed May 29, 2014

We paid £75.00 for one night. We were on the bottom outside with an apparent sea view mmmm. The bed was low and squeaky and uncomfortable a duvet had been put over the mattress to hide the old springs. If you wanted to hear your neighbors conversation or theirs yours great but the walls are paper thin. The doors don't fit the frame and the windows are from an era of bygones gone by. If I had paid £19.00 for the night far enough but not worth the money, uncomfortable, low maintained and generally bad.

Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
2  Thank Rachel O
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

We booked for two nights at the Riviera (unfortunately without reading any reviews) and were so appalled by the condition of the place that rather than stay a night we drove home. The room was ridiculously small although it was well equipped. The toilet was not clean and the door was ill fitting. The area surrounding the passage was dirty. Don't do as we did and hand over your money until you have seen the room!

Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
3  Thank Janet D
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Arrived on Sunday and were told we could not check in until three. Fair enough. Rooms are ok recently refurbished, fairly small but adequate. Bed was squeaky but comfortable. Bathroom modern but needs a good clean. Stopped for four nights and the room was not cleaned properly in this time.
Breakfast was good, plenty of selection but not well organised, had to queue to be seated as there were not enough staff to cope with the amount of guests.
Generally to sum up the hotel has potential but needs attention to the outside. Looks run down, the gardens could be lovely but have been neglected as have the outdoor pool and a lick of paint is long over due.
We feel that a proper maintenance program would be beneficial to the hotel. Just needs TLC and cleaning. What a shame this beautiful building has been so neglected. Will not be going back here.

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2  Thank Robbieliz1
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Additional Information about 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 #20 of 22 Hotels in Weymouth
Price Range: $78 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 98
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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