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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ?

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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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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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.


Mr T Coupe - 19th May, 2015
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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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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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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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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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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.

Parkstone Golf Club - Poole - Golf

Parkstone Golf Club - Poole - Golf

Distance 2.03 miles (3.25 km)
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