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“DO NOT BOTHER TO UNPACK”
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Riviera Hotel
Ranked #20 of 22 Hotels in Weymouth
Reviewed July 10, 2009

Booked last minute 9.30 a.m. for that night, only hotel with accomodation left everyone seemed to be booked up, now i know why this was available. Room was like a hostal, room so small, we paid £80 for the night it was worth £20. If i had not have been desperate i would have left. Told breakfast was 8.30 a.m. on arrival ( 2 sittings) so no chance of a lie in! Queued up outside dining room which has probably not changed since pontins days, you had a number for your table given at book in told to sit at that table, everyone walking around the dining room trying to find the table. We were booked on a table for 8 people and there were 9 given the table number so i was moved to another.You have to have a sense of humour to stay here it was like faulty towers on a good day i could go on and on. Best thing about hotel the view, long way from weymouth centre!

Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
4  Thank mwareing
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Tony196052, General Manager at Riviera Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2013

The Riviera Hotel is under completely new ownership since November 2009 and after being re-furbished to a high standard was re-launched in April 2012. Altthough with the hotels grade !! listed status certain aspects of the original building could not be addressed - such as - double glazing, front door, archways covered in and rear rooms could not be joined to the main building - the rest of the hotel has enjoyed huge changes including the original 120 rooms now reduced to 98 thus allowing better and larger en-suite facilities. All bedrooms and bathrooms are now modern, light and airy and other issues such as heating, cuisine and staffing have all been addressed since the re-launch.

The function rooms have been re-furbished, as has the Leisure Suite and this coupled with the hotels premier location and views of Weymouth Bay should prove a winning combination.

Please take the time to peruse our new Website, obviously we cannot alter your previous opinion of your stay, but we would be delighted to have the opportunity to welcome you to the Riviera Hotel some time in the future, so you may see for yourself the transformation of this iconic South Coast Hotel.

Kind Regards

Tony Wilson, General Manager

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Reviewed May 16, 2009

Off season this is an adults only hotel, which is why we booked it. Our room was adequate but did smell damp (an end room by stairs). The food we had was nice but basic, change of menu might help. A lot of elderly people there, which was fine by us - very friendly - we had a nice time. Location is a bit remote but, like us, if you didn't take your car, there is a bus stop a couple of hundred yards outside that will take you into Weymouth and beyond. Taxi fare to Condor Ferries was £6 and to train station was £5 (by Beeline incl 10% discount from hotel). Spectacular views over Weymouth Bay. There is an indoor and outdoor pool, snooker room, ballroom with bar. Bear in mind this hotel was built in 1937 (Art Deco) and grade 2 listed building - we thought it was lovely. We got a last minute bargain for half board. We would definitely go again but would ask for a different room. Nicola on reception was very nice and helpful, we were offered a room change for a twin bedded room but decided to stay where we were. They MUST do something about their towels!!!!

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Wellie4Somerset
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Tony196052, General Manager at Riviera Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2013

The Riviera Hotel is under completely new ownership since November 2009 and after being re-furbished to a high standard was re-launched in April 2012. Altthough with the hotels grade !! listed status certain aspects of the original building could not be addressed - such as - double glazing, front door, archways covered in and rear rooms could not be joined to the main building - the rest of the hotel has enjoyed huge changes including the original 120 rooms now reduced to 98 thus allowing better and larger en-suite facilities. All bedrooms and bathrooms are now modern, light and airy and other issues such as heating, cuisine and staffing have all been addressed since the re-launch.

The function rooms have been re-furbished, as has the Leisure Suite and this coupled with the hotels premier location and views of Weymouth Bay should prove a winning combination.

Please take the time to peruse our new Website, obviously we cannot alter your previous opinion of your stay, but we would be delighted to have the opportunity to welcome you to the Riviera Hotel some time in the future, so you may see for yourself the transformation of this iconic South Coast Hotel.

Kind Regards

Tony Wilson, General Manager

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Reviewed April 18, 2009

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank wanderer35Uk
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Tony196052, General Manager at Riviera Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2013

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Reviewed February 27, 2009

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Tony196052, General Manager at Riviera Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2013

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Reviewed January 25, 2009

  • Stayed: October 2007
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Tony196052, General Manager at Riviera Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2013

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Reviewed January 4, 2009

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled with friends
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Tony196052, General Manager at Riviera Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2013

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Reviewed October 23, 2008

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled as a couple
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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: $77 - $135 (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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