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Welcome to Hotel Riviera

Address: West Cliff Gardens, Bournemouth, BH2 5HL

Telephone: 01202 552845 01202 552845

Hotel Description

Proprietor and staff of The Hotel Riviera By the Sea welcome you to our comfortable surroundings where quality and standards of service are of paramount importance, and were you can experience probably the best sea views in Bournemouth. Our hotel is situated in the West Cliff area of Bournemouth in a quiet cul-de-sac with direct access to the beach and promenade and enjoys breathtaking views of Bournemouth Bay. We are near the town centre, the Pavilion, cinemas, pier and only a short walk from the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC). The majority of rooms have full or side sea views. All rooms are en-suite, centrally heated and have satellite television, radio, telephone and tea and coffee making facilities.

Our Facilities

  • Pet Friendly
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Conference Facilities
  • Self Catering Facilities
  • Parking Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry Service
  • Family Rooms
  • Ironing Service
  • Wifi Available
  • Vegetarian Food Available
  • Walking Holidays

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Beautiful Beachfront Vacation
The hotel lays at one of the most beautiful places in bournemouth overlooking the sea, quiet and picturesque area, but still near to bournemouth's bustling town centre. Old style hotel at it's best.

Cornelia Oeschger - 19th Jul, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Hi Cornelia

Thank you for your kind words we really do appreciate it

Kindest Regards

Gary

My Stay
Really friendly and helpful staff,room was really good with the most amazing view.

John Rickatson - 19th Jul, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for taking the time to review us. Glad you enjoyed your stay hope to see you again.

My Stay At Riviera By The Sea.
Good hotel, wonderful location, nice and friendly people running the hotel. Good chef as well as the receptionist.

Needing a bit more of professional care.

I intend to come back next year. It is worth.

Ana Maria Sudowicz - 18th Jul, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Thank you AnaMaria for your lovely comments. It is a pleasure to have you with us and we look forward to your return.

Weekend At Hotel Riviera
Beautiful sea view room, comfortable and we'll appointed. Hotel has unique location,managers Teresa and Gary very welcoming,atmosphere homely and friendly

Looking forward to returning

Mr & Mrs Watson - 16th Jul, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Hi Mr and Mrs Watson

We really do appreciate your kind words and it was a pleasure having you stay with us and we look forward to your return

Kindest Regards

Gary

Nice Stay
Friendly staff, nice views, good cocktails

Francisco Javier Nolasco Torres - 16th Jul, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Hi Francisco

What nice things you say and it was a pleasure to have you stay with us

Kindest Regards

Gary

Excellent Location, Great View
Nice and quiet but still close to the city. The view is really nice.

Vasiliki Polyzoi - 16th Jul, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Hi Vasiliki

Thank You for taking the time to review us and we are really glad to hear you enjoyed our fantastic views

Kindest Regards

Gary

Fabulous Weekend Break
What a lovely small hotel. Friendly staff, clean rooms, freshly cooked breakfast and a lovely view from our bedroom. We came to go to an event at the BIC and this was a really good location. The hotel itself is quite dated but for us that added to the charm of a typical English seaside resort break. Would stay here again.

Mark Jones - 16th Jul, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Hi Mark

Thanks for taking time out to write a review,we are glad the 4 of you enjoyed your stay and thanks for playing motor swap.

Kindest Regards

Gary

Pleasureable Stay
My second visit to Hotel Riviera. The staff were very friendly and helpful and always on hand to help.

The room was basic but suited my needs and the view from my bedroom window was stunning and a joy to wake up to every morning.

It is a fabulous location for the beach and cliff top walks and an easy pleasant stroll into the centre alongside the sea front and through delightful gardens.

I hope to be able to stay again next year.

Thank you to all staff.

Jan Read - 13th Jul, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Hi Jan

We very much appreciate your comments and for taking the the time to review us, and we look forward to your next visit

Kindest Regards

Gary

Weekend In Bournemouth
This hotel was the best we have stayed in friendly staff that couldn’t do enough for you spotlessly clean amazing breakfasts beautiful views highly recommend and would definitely stay there again, thank you

JANE CARE - 9th Jul, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Hi Jane

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review and the kind words it is most appreciated.

Kindest Regards

Gary

Hotel Riviera
Fantastic stay made comfortable by theresa and gary such lovely people. One stay of many more

Linda Goff - 27th Jun, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Hi Linda

Thank You very much for the review and the kind words and we look forward to seeing you again in September

Kindest Regards

Gary

A Room With A View
Friendly welcoming hosts. Wonderful sea view from my room and bar/dining room. Pretty garden overlooking Bournemouth bay. Food excellent. Very good value. Will recommend.

Nicky Swaffield - 27th Jun, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Hi Nicky

Thank you for your kind words and hopefully see you for a Sunday Lunch very soon

Kindest regards

Gary

Perfect Location And Super Friendly Staff
Our trip was perfect , the hotel looks like classic A class hotel super clean and amazing sea view and the staff very friendly and helpful sure will see them soon

Highly recommend

Thaer Afanah - 23rd Jun, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Hi Thaer

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review and for saying such nice things, we look forward to your return

Kindest Regards

Gary

What A Lovely Time We Had
We have stayed at hotel Riviera for years. The hotel is back to its former glory with the current managers Gary and Teresa. For all those who have previously stayed here book up quickly as with the service from Gary Teresa and the team which is excellent the hotel will soon be very busy. Good food and also a competitive bar menu and the tea garden was much enjoyed.

Sandra Gardner and Irene Bailey - 13th Jun, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Hi Sandra and Irene,

It was lovely to meet you both and thank you so much for returning . So glad you had a good time, thank you for your lovely comments. We both miss your laughter and sense of humour and really look forward to seeing you both again.

Gary and Teresa

Lovely Stay And Great Location
we had a beautiful weekend, the hotel's location is very close to the beach but not in the middle of the crowds, is also walking distance of Bournemouth pier and shops. The managers were super lovely!! Definitely coming back again with my family.

Fabiana Coll - 12th Jun, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Hi Fabiana,

Thank you for taking the time to add a review and your lovely comments. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family hope you do visit us again.

Gary and Teresa

Stunning Views
A very comfortable well positioned hotel . We had a room on the second floor with a great sea view. We'll stay here again.

mary Hillier - 11th Jun, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your kind comments, hope to see you both again soon.

Gary and Teresa

A Wonderful, Relaxing Break
We have just returned home after spending a fabulous 5 nights at the Hotel Riviera. The room was spacious and very comfortable, with a wonderful sea view- right across the sea to Old Harry rocks. The meals-both break fast and dinner-were delicious. We enjoyed relaxing in the garden, again with great views across the sea. A very relaxing hotel.We would highly recommend and look forward to returning.

Mr @ Mrs Woodward - 4th Jun, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Hi Guys

Thank you very much for the review it was our pleasure to have you stay with us and it is always humbling when people say nice things so again thank you

Kindest Regards

Gary

Wonderful Weekend At Hotel Riviera
I've just spent a weekend at Hotel Riviera. It was absolutely wonderful and I enjoyed every minute of it.



The hotel is charming and comfortable. My room was very cosy and clean, and very functionally furnished given the small meterage. What I loved the most, however, was the view from my window overlooking West Cliff Gardens and the sea.



The staff was very nice and friendly yet professional.



I find the location of the hotel perfect - very close to the beach (it's literally by the sea), and a very short walk to the pier and all the amusement facilities, yet far enough to provide peace and quiet, and fairly uncrowded beach. It's a bit far from the town centre and railway station which can be a minor disadvantage.



It was my first visit but surely not the last one. I'm already looking forward to come to Bournemouth and Hotel Riviera again.

Aleksandra Kwiecien - 28th May, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Hi Aleksandra

We thank you again for your kind words and look forward to your return

Kindest Regards

Gary

Fawdry
Theresa and Gary made you feel very welcome and were so hospitable, nothing was to much trouble, especially helpful with a disabled person. Thank you very much for a great weekend.

Nigel Fowdrey - 21st May, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Hi Nigel

Thank you for the lovely comments it is much appreciated hope you and your family are well and Charlie is still munching away at the cuttlefish!!!

Kindest Regards

Gary

One Night Staying At The Hotel Riviera
Very pleasant hotel, very friendly staff, lovely lication on the sea front, the hotel isn't a modern horel but one with charm and old interesting features, would stay again

James Newbrook - 21st May, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Hi James, thanks for taking the time to review us it was a pleasure to meet you and look forward to your return.

Teresa

Precioso
Un lugar relajante, limpio, bonito y cómodo.

Celia Rodrigo - 21st May, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Thank you Celia for such a lovely review.

Hope to see you again.

Teresa

Brilliant Hotel And Welcoming Staff
Thank you for a lovely stay and we will be returning. Clean room overlooking the sea in the best location as close walk to the pier without being in the main town. We enjoyed our lunch sitting out on the garden and I would recommend this hotel to everyone. The staff are lovely and nothing was too much to ask for. We both give his hotel a 10/10 rating ... we will be visiting again 👍👌👍

Mrs. Natalie taylor - 14th May, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Thanks Natalie for such a lovely review, we look forward to your return visit.

Teresa

Hotel Riviera
Quite well positioned hotel lovely management friendly and clean will certainly make a return visit

Bertrand Blackbeard - 8th May, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Thanks Bertrand It was a real pleasure to meet you and your lovely wife Dulcie, hope to see you again.

Teresa and Gary

Lovely Hotel And Management
Our stay was lovely: excellent room and excellent service. The hotel owners were very kind and extremely child friendly. Such a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere, and the location is great.

Sonia Oreffice - 8th May, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Hello Sonia

Thank you for such a lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family. Your children were charming , so cute , a credit to you both. So glad you enjoyed your stay, hope to see you again.

Teresa and Gary

Annual Week End In Bournemouth
We had a lovely stay at the Hotel Riviera. Lovely room, comfortable bed. The food was excellent and we felt very well looked after.

Mr & Mrs Barnard - 30th Apr, 2018
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Response from Hotel
That\'s Very kind of you to take the time to write such a nice review look forward to your next visit

Kindest Regards

Teresa

Holiday
Felt at home as soon as we arrived.Teresa and Gary could not do enough for us.Our room was lovely,clean,lovely view.Food very good.Especially the scones.We hope to visit again.

Mr & Mrs Tomes - 26th Apr, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Hello Jean/Ian,

Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to review us. It was a pleasure to meet you both and hope to see you again.

Hope the trip home went smoothly.

Kindest regards

Teresa

Sunny Break
enjoyed our stay lovely location comfortable room very helpful owners

christopher duddington - 23rd Apr, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Hi Christopher,

Glad you enjoyed your stay with us, hope to see you again

Kind regards

Teresa

Hotel Riviera Review.
We had the pleasure of staying at the Hotel Riviera recently and have only good things to say about this lovely hotel. It was clean and tidy and excellent value for money, rooms were spacious and great views over the bay. We would not hesitate to come back to this hotel. Many thanks to the management for making our stay very enjoyable.

Colin & Jean Hankins

Mr Colin Hankins - 22nd Apr, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review.

It was a pleasure to meet you and hope to see you again

Teresa

Lovely Stay
great location at top of cliff,free parking,room had lovely seaview,very central to everything with very welcoming hosts,tasty traditional sunday roast £8.95 for two courses.would definately stay again.

Julia Panayi - 20th Mar, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Thank you Julia for your kind comments and we look forward to your return

Kindest Regards

Gary

Value For Money
Good place, great staff, incredible price.

Frank Tadzey - 8th Mar, 2018
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Lovely Place
The staff is so friendly and helpful. The place is very clean and nice and the view from our room was amazing. Breakfast was a little early for our taste but so jummy. We'll be back :) thank you!

Ramon Pink - 18th Nov, 2015
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Clean And Comfortable
A little dated decor but very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was very good and the staff were friendly and helpful. Lovely sea view from room. Good value for money plus free wifi and parking. I should imagine parking would cause problems in the summer but it was OK at this time of year.Would have liked to have been able to get an evening meal but understand that out of season this is probably not economically viable for the hotel.Your facilities described include indoor and outdoor swimming pool,jacuzzi and spa but I did not see these. Overall a pleasant one night stay.

Nina Byrne - 17th Nov, 2015
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Business Trip In November
A colleague and I booked three nights at The Riviera while attending a conference in Bournemouth. Booked at a very affordable price, we did not expect such a high standard of service, friendly welcome, cleanliness and excellent breakfast. Recommended.

Andrew Howe - 14th Nov, 2015
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Weekend Away
Had a lovely stay even though the weather was not good five minutes from the beach, lovely walk down to town centre. Great views from cliff top, hotel very clean, with friendly staff,would stay again.

PETER BENSLEY - 9th Nov, 2015
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Yasmine
beautiful view of Bournemouth Bay, good food and competent staff.

Yasmine Caton - 9th Nov, 2015
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Great Stay
Lovely location and great staff. Well recommended!!

Emma Chessum - 9th Nov, 2015
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Excellent Value
This was a brief one night stopover but we were pleased with the clean and comfortable room plus the bonus of an attractive sea view!

Good breakfast and the location was very convenient for a beach or clifftop stroll to the centre of Bournemouth.

Mike Nankivell - 3rd Nov, 2015
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Excellent
It might not be a modern hotel but the rooms are spotless, the beds are perfect, the staff superb, the lication spot on. I will return, I have been very happy with my stay. Thank you.

Duncan Matthews - 2nd Nov, 2015
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Schönes älteres Hotel In Guter Lage
Habe den Blick über das Meer genossen. Die Eigentümer sind sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Sehr guter Zugang zum Strand. Reichhaltiges Frühstück bei dem man sich das Mittagessen sparen kann. Evtl etwas hellhörig,in meinem Fall aber ok da gute Nachbarn.

Julia Reimann - 2nd Nov, 2015
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Lovely Stay
I had a lovely stay at Hotel Riviera



The room was comfortable and clean and I had a lovely seaview! Very good value for money



Thank you very much!

Caz Caple - 2nd Nov, 2015
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Friendly Old People\'s Home.
We booked for one night only and read the reviews online first. The welcome was indeed very friendly helpful and well organised. The actual hotel is in a nice location but reminded us of an old people's home with its decor and clientelle. The rooms were small but clean as was the bathroom. We didn't like the sliding door to the bathroom. The corridors were so narrow that anyone larger than slim would not have fit down them and would have really struggled in the room and bathroom. My partner is tall and banged his legs several times just getting from the bed to the bathroom as there was so little room. For a one night stay it was perfectly adequate. Would I have wanted to stay longer ?.... no, and will I be rushing back ? ....no.

Lesley Majer - 31st Oct, 2015
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Great Location
Good hotel in a great location.Friendly staff. A little dated decor, but very clean and everything worked. Well cooked food and good service. Nice sea view rooms.

Pamela Lee - 29th Oct, 2015
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Nice An Top Personal
Schöne Aussicht,Zimmer etwas klein,aber für ein 2 Sterne Haus wirklich gut.Personal,war super freundlich ,Frühstück auch sehr gut.

fÜr eine Nacht perfekt !!!

Benedikt Sommer - 28th Oct, 2015
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Little Treasure
We were warmly welcomed by the owner. Room small but adequate, old but clean. Great sea views. Bar area fab with a balcony to sit outside. Lits of games to keep you entertained. Breakfadt was nice. Highly recommend and great value 😊😊 defo go back

Noel Woodcock - 26th Oct, 2015
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An Amazing Experience
i had a beautiful experience i was welcomed n treated nicely warmly professionally by John the manager Steven the receeptionist.the beautiful blonde in accounting house keeping were were good view so green n blue ie i saw greenery n the sea/one of the room cleaner her son very young was greeting me in my way out:babayee!!the lounge spaceous with lovely view . the spanish girl at the resturant had a warm service..i recommended the hotel for a friend of mine who came too named manal from Kuwait was pleased too..A-H Firdaus a therapist in private practice from KSA

Abdulhamid Firdaus - 24th Oct, 2015
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Ok
Everything was ok. Maybe breakfasts could be earlier (we had to leave the hotel early during the day and it was impossible to eat breakfast)

Tha young gentelman at the reception and behind the bar was really helpful and kind. We appreciate his contribution! (Thank you for all your help)

Iza & Darek

Dariusz Domanski - 23rd Oct, 2015
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Allan & Pat
We had a lovely time at The Hotel Riviera during our 5 night break.



The staff were excellent and very friendly the Beds were extremely comfortable the Breakfast menu was exceedingly good and the Four Course Dinner Menu was superb.

Allan Nash - 11th Oct, 2015
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Welcome Break
We were welcomed as human beings rather than customers and were treated well and genuinely. Staff were helpful and went beyond the call of duty to give advice and practical assistance as well as suggestions. Room was mostly clean although taps leaked a bit.

Andrew Weston - 6th Oct, 2015
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A Lovely Stay
I enjoyed a very pleasant stay in Bournemouth and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The cooked breakfasts were delicious and the room was comfortable and very clean. The views overlooking Poole bay are amazing.

John Plumbe - 1st Oct, 2015
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Fantastic!
Unbeatable position overlooking the sea and the friendliest staff you will ever meet. The food is good, the service is good, the people are great and the position is superb.

Fantastic!

Mr T Coupe - 19th May, 2015
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Weekenders
really nice hotel clean and tidy.Staff were so friendly and could not do enough for us.We will be staying at this hotel again.

Mike Tealey - 12th May, 2015
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Good Value
Clean rooms.Pleasant staff.Good breakfast. Excellent location. Enjoyable stay.

Steve Lewis - 11th May, 2015
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Fantastic Hotel
Stayed over the bank holiday and it was really good stay. Staff was friendly and helpful. would definitely stay again..:-)

Vipul Patel - 6th May, 2015
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Satisfaction
As we told you, We are very happy for our stay with you. Your welcome was so nice, everybody so nice, the room splendide with a marvellous view. Thank you again for this nice stay. I'll write to tripadvisor .

Just an advice: It would be more up-to-date to have on the wash-bassin one tap mixer.

Mr. Jean-Pierre Tassoni - 21st Apr, 2015
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Unique Hotel In Great Location
We had another lovely few days at Hotel Rivera. My mum and I come at a sad time for us but we always go away rested and relaxed. The staff are all friendly and helpful as well as being great characters. Breakfast is superb. We were very pleased with our room this year, the decor was more modern. The hotel location is unbeatable with the beautiful gardens and the beach just minutes away. Hoping to be back again next year.

Mrs. Rachel Irving - 27th Jul, 2014
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Great Place
Lovely, clean and friendly hotel, very efficient staff with the best food we have experienced in numerous hotels and we had a most enjoyable stay. Bonus was the views of the coast. Have already booked for 2015.

Mr & Mrs Waite - 25th Apr, 2014
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Weekend Away;
This was a last minute booking and early season but, we were met with ease in this well situated hotel. Rooms are simple, clean and access was excellent. Everyone was pleasant and took time to talk, help and ensure we were well looked after. Great breakfast and we will be returning ! Thank you.

Mr S Barrigan - 9th Apr, 2014
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Hotel Riviera Review
Excellent location for Bournemouth International Centre and for visiting the town. Staff were friendly and welcoming, breakfast was excellent. Good comfortable rooms. Lovely to have see views - pretty garden in hotel grounds too.

Mrs. Christine Cliburn - 10th Nov, 2013
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Great Service
We booked this based on other great reviews and we were not disappointed. Their pool was out of commission but we enjoyed the one at the Marriott. The staff were really nice and helpful. The breakfast was well prepared. The best thing is the location. Really close to the beach.

Ms. Leillah Sekalala - 13th May, 2013
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Very Good
We had a very enjoyable stay at the hotel, with a lovely evening meal each day. Highly reccomended, will be staying again in the future.



A small fan would be nice to have in the room as soom evenings the room was very warm.

Mrs. Moira Cason - 13th Sep, 2011
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Feedback
I must say that I had a wonderful stay at your hotel. my commendations to the hotel staff, they went beyond their duties to make us comfortable. We were looking for a friendly and resting place to stay, well the Riviera was it!!! Thank you very much. We hope to see you in the near future.

Mr. Edward Pinto - 1st Sep, 2011
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Great Value For Money, With All You Could Want For A Family Holiday
Lovely hotel, great staff!

Mr. Dmitry Turubanv - 4th Jun, 2011
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Review
Excellent stay, meals wonderful and staff very helpful. We will certainly stay again as we felt quite at home.

Mrs. Sandra Turland - 18th May, 2011
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Attractions - Hotel Riviera

Bournemouth Centre - Town Centre

Bournemouth Centre - Town Centre

Distance 0.24 miles (0.39 km)
Bournemouth became the popular holiday resort it is today when the eminent physician Dr Granville recommended its mild sunny climate for those with poor health. Until 1811 the area had been undeveloped until the local squire built a summer house there (where the Exeter hotel now stands). His investment was the beginning of a massive expansion of the resort and the town's population grew from only 695 to 59,000 in only 50 years. Few resorts can match its six miles of sandy beaches and magnificent 100 foot cliffs. Lifts and walks connect the beaches with the streets and there is an excellent range of sporting venues, cinemas, theatres, shops and restaurants.

Kings Colleges - University

Kings Colleges - University

Distance 0.89 miles (1.43 km)
THE GROUP of schools, KINGS SCHOOLS UK, dates back to 1957 when Mr. Frederick King opened his school of English in Bournemouth. The Kings School Oxford was formed in 1980 and is located at Oxford, England. The School conducts a wide range of courses from short term courses to specialized long term academic programs. It is accredited by the British Accreditation Council for further and higher education. In addition, it is also a member of British Council for offering Language programs. The College offers intensive English language and examination courses, GCE A-level and University Foundation courses, and summer vacation courses.