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Riva Marina Resort CDSHotels

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AMENITIES
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
4 Star accommodation
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taz_lady_taz
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Reviewed Sep. 16, 2018via mobile
This was a perfect time to visit. The weather was great and not too busy. The food was good as was the entertainment. The staff couldn't do enough to help and were really friendly. The whole resort was spotless. Would definitely recommend.
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James M
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Reviewed Apr. 14, 2018via mobile
Me, my wife + 3 daughters spent the last week at Riva Marina. We were worried after booking as we noticed some negative reviews on here but found them not to be true. It isn’t peak season so was quiet but we benefited from the attentive hosting. The weather was great and the pool is huge, a great combo. We got a taxi into carovigno one day, which we loved. Maybe my only advice, if you are staying longer, would be to rent a car to travel and have more days out, as we never got to Ostuni etc. We had read bad reviews on food but it was great - always nice pasta and a full choice of cold and hot. If your kids are fussy you might struggle but it’s all great stuff. We had also read that the staff didn’t speak English well, they were all ‘ok’ to ‘great’ and it never hindered us once. I’d also mastered ‘vino bianco’ and ‘una birra’ by the end of the week lol.

The best bit is all the different nationalities. It was great for the kids to see and hear French, German, Spanish, Italian conversations and families over dinner.

Don’t know what it’s like when it’s very busy, but all I can say is we had a great week.
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Svein K
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Reviewed Oct. 3, 2017
This hotel is placed in the middle of nowhere, and when we visited this place, it was out of season, there was nothing to see or do outside the hotel, there were to little people working, the coffe and juice machines went out every morning, the dining area was a nightmare to dine because of the acustic in the room, and you had to order next day lunch in the evening! I would never go back! (there is a minibar at the room, but no glasses!)
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Jonathan E
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Reviewed Aug. 1, 2017via mobile
After a good holiday here last year we decided unusually to return for a second time. Unfortunately some things have gone wrong and some are still wrong.

What went wrong well the entertainment went wrong big time. The hotel is now yang a company called "Espace" and the old "Allesio" lead team have been ejected and replaced by a young team that all seem to be on college release. The old team were really funny and gave a great evenings entertainment, now it's just a shower of disorganised chaos and some shows are not really suited to a young child audience like the flapper girl dance show that was a little too sexy for kids.

What's still wrong:-

The main thing that really annoys me is the "Grand Prix" breakfast clear up. If breakfast ends at 0930 hrs this is how it should be done. Close entry door at 0930, start clearing the dirty tables at 0930 and allow the late comers time to select and eat the remaining breakfast items that are laid out. Clearing buffet at 0940ish.
Instead the girls (one in particular) rip the breakfast items off the buffet tables while your getting your breakfast items and they start clearing the food at 0910 hrs. NO NO NO NO, if you shut at 0930 that's doors closed, clear tables first then buffet after, Or shut at 0900 hrs. (By the way breakfast is naff and mainly bread and croissants with cake).

The other big issue with dinning arrangements is the public who don't queue or let you get food. Instead they barge in and grab / stockpile loads of food, which they then leave piled up on their tables and the wasted food is terrible. Plates of 6-10 rolls left, bunches of grapes so large you could feed a family for a week with them.

Only other gripe is the 1970's bathing hat restriction that should have gone out with the likes of flared trousers. It's so old fashioned but gives the life guards a purpose is guess.

Shame because overall it's a good hotel for a family holiday and the pool and beach is great.

Bring back Alessio and the entertainment squad from last year.
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flyboy1000
Manchester
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Reviewed May 29, 2017via mobile
I stayed here in May as part of a group booking. The venue was large but basic. Wifi was very good; however this was really the only positive part. The food was very simple and I agree with another review on here, it was more like a canteen rather than restaurant. The rooms were clean but very simple and there was some serious "towel control". Getting an extra towel was not easy. Secondly if you wanted a towel for the beach or pool, there was a €15 deposit and €5 fee! There was evening entertainment on which was ok but overall I would not return.
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About
Description
Dreaming of a holiday on the beach but still want to relax? Are you looking for a place to go with family and friends but still want good food and four star accommodation? Riva Marina Resort is the answer!Next More to the Nature Reserve of Torre Guaceto, a short distance from ‘Ostuni’ the white city and the enchanting Alberobello, surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation, Riva Marina Resort is a must for nature lovers.Self-supporting energy wise, the Resort offers maximum comfort to its guests with its modern rooms and suites equipped with hydro massage showers and king size beds.Large open green areas, a ‘lagoon’ swimming pool, large sports facilities, excellent restaurants and one of the largest and most elegant Wellness Centres in Puglia, Riva Marina Resort is this and much more.Riva Marina Resort the best of Puglia at your service! Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free Internet
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Babysitting
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Minibar
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Shuttle Bus Service
Tennis Court
Wheelchair Access
Beachfront
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Onsen
,
Luxury
,
On the Beach
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Onsen
,
Luxury
,
On the Beach
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
371
Price range
US$120 - US$250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Riva Marina Resort
Also Known As
Riva Marina Hotel Carovigno
,
Riva Marina Hotel Beach
,
Riva Marina Resort CDSHotels Carovigno, Italy - Puglia
Location
Italy > Puglia > Province of Brindisi > Carovigno
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Onsen
,
Luxury
,
On the Beach
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
371
Price range
US$120 - US$250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Riva Marina Resort
Also Known As
Riva Marina Hotel Carovigno
,
Riva Marina Hotel Beach
,
Riva Marina Resort CDSHotels Carovigno, Italy - Puglia
Location
Italy > Puglia > Province of Brindisi > Carovigno
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Pool & Beach (209)
Room & Suite (129)
Dining (98)
Amenities (16)
Family and Play Areas (6)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (4)
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lydiaconroy
September 4, 2018|
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Response from pimpa65 | Reviewed this property |
Ciao, presso la reception del resort troverai tutte le informazioni necessarie per le escursioni !
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chocstash
August 30, 2016|
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Response from CDSHotels | Property representative |
Yes there is a gym in the wellness centre. Regards.
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chocstash
August 30, 2016|
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Response from CDSHotels | Property representative |
Dear chocstash, we are sorry but there are no kettles in the rooms. Best regards.
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Room Tips
"I consider all rooms are nice and quiet because there are separate "houses" , each having a small..."
Barcelona_amc2011
Jul. 16, 2016
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"Do not go to this hotel."
Nitarbell
Aug. 24, 2015
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"All rooms with full options. No preferences."
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Sep. 27, 2012
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