Stayed here for 2 nights at the end of a trip to Tuscany as it was convenient for the railway station and they have a courtesy bus to the airport.
Parts of the hotel are good, Reception (which is at the adjacent Bella Riva sister hotel) was excellent and welcoming, other parts are a bit tired and need updating.
Room was a bit on the basic side but OK and clean. Safe was broken so we had to leave valuables with reception. Wi-Fi was awful, totally unusable. Our room was underneath the air conditioning plant on the roof and was very noisy at all times and meant we got a poor nights sleep. Bathroom was OK but shower was a bit small. Nice view from the large windows.
The Breakfast room is split into 2 parts, and the overspill room is not a pleasant place. It smells damp, the net curtains are filthy and there are patches of mould everywhere. The main room is better but could do with redecorating. We found the breakfast to be poor quality and the whole experience below par.
However the location really is excellent, just a short walk from the station which has its own line out from Rome (Ostiense, Pyramid, Porte San Paulo stations which intercept with mainline and metro stations) . The courtesy bus to the airport is efficient and 7Euros each, so on balance the hotel is OK if you accept the shortcomings and reasonable room rates.
The seafront at Ostia di Lido was a bit of a let-down as 85% of the beach is private and you have to pay to access it. Fortunately there is a free Public beach with a very nice bar area just opposite the hotel. Beware the whole of Rome seems to come to the seafront here at weekends so it gets very busy!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Riva and Bellavista are two hotels situated in Ostia Lido, a lovely seaside district of Rome with beautiful scenery and views. Our Hotels can be easily reached from Fiumicino international airport, Ciampino airport, Rome touristic harbour, the New Roman Fair, and from the modern shopping centres of Parco Leonardo, Castel Romano and Valmontone Outlets. The Metro stop of Roma-Ostia line is only 3 minutes' walk away. This station easily and directly connects visitors to the Ostia Antica archaeological site and also to Rome city centre. Apart from the summertime season, Rivabella Hotels offer its guests comfortable and enjoyable stays also in the autumn and winter time. These are especially ideal periods for nature-loving guests. Our hotels are equipped with many comforts to satisfy the requests and needs of our customers. Even if they share the same services and amenities, our two hotels are intended for two different kinds of customers. La Riva Hotel has been designed mainly for business or senior travellers, whilst the Bellavista Hotel is more oriented towards young customers, providing wellbeing and fun. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Riva Rome
- La Riva Hotel Rome