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Grand Hotel Riva del Sole

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Unfortunately this "Grand 4 stars hotel" probably has been fine about 30 years ago! Today the place is creepy, unkept and mouldy, smells of dust and past glory. The Al Mare restaurant offers good but without originality cuisine, the room we were in was clean but very small, two lights out of four non functioning, the door to the balcony... More 

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Ayr, Scotland
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75 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I normally travel all over Italy, this hotel is just an average Italian hotel, nothing special, quite dated but clean and staff are helpful. The hotel has a free shuttle connecting the airport with hotel on request, I emailed in advance but was told I only had to call when I landed from my flight. Breakfast was nice, excellent Latte... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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164 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Nice enough hotel but I booked it because there was a pool - paying more than I would normally have paid & the pool wasn’t open for the season yet. The web site should state the opening dates. I also couldn’t get on the wifi which was also something I specifically searched for. Otherwise it was a nice hotel with... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

We had a pleasant surprise with this stop near airport a nice hotel with beach good breakfast,clean rooms best report price quality.Unfortune..one of saloons had a wedding and pizzeria closed the menu was't various becouse at that place they hadn't a la carte

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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

The staff was friendly and courteous. Beautiful pool and seaside. The room was clean and a good size. The breakfast had a good variety. Wi-fi was reliable. The restaurant on site was very good and the staff there super friendly!

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Lund, Sweden
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102 reviews
85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

The hotel seems old and tired. Breakfast OK. Very simple bathroom, only soap in a dispenser, not anything else. Wifi free but didn t work at any time. Very good location to the airport, about 5 minutes. Staff friendly.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 December 2015

very disappointed by the quality of the room and the bathroom, the quality price is almost ok, the location is good for the summer because on the seaside. Very convenient for the airport that you can reach in 5 mins driving, they offer a shuttle as well/

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Beautiful hotel, our bedrom was modern, spacious , very nice facilities - breakfast selection was goo selection of fresh fruits, cheeses, pastries yoghurts etc. Swimming pool is excellent, and my favorite - there are bicycles on site free to use for guests - we went for a fantastic ride to nearby charmig towns - Giovinnazo and Molfetta. That was a... More 

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Massachusetts
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

we were disappointed - the first day we went to the pool after searching for non-broken deck chairs - 3 out of 4 collapsed on us. The pool attendant tried to charge us 2 euro for bathing caps - the pool isn't worth it. The sea area is cement! The desk would not give us change to use their water/soda... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

I belive this hotel was paradise once... like 15 years ago. It was probably beautiful 4* resort with many activities, bars, restaurants... Nowadays it is a bit like some horror hotel. We've visited Giovinazzo in high season, but the hotel looked like few hours before closing (closing forever). The lobby bar was closed, corridors were very dark, elevator looked scary.... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Grand Hotel Riva del Sole

Address: Strada Statale 16 787/225, 70054 Giovinazzo, Italy
Region: Italy > Puglia > Province of Bari > Giovinazzo
Price Range: $77 - $458 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Riva del Sole 4*
Number of rooms: 1
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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Giovinazzo
Grand Hotel Riva Del Sole Province Of Bari/Giovinazzo, Italy
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“if you came 20 years ago you would love this place”
 of 5 bubbles r0ger68, 30 Sep 2015 | Read review
“As far as we are aware no rooms in hotel have sea view due to residential appartments and a new block for wedding receptions being on beach front. Room 206 had lovely balcony but alas no table or chairs to use.”
 of 5 bubbles oddfello, 4 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Make sure you get a balcony.”
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