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Reviewed August 14, 2017

Just back from a 4 day break in this hotel, we had a total of 7 rooms, the family ones (1 double, 1 single and 1 set of bunks) were a good size although bathrooms were small in the family room (def 1 person only, hard trying to bath small kids) and a couple of the single rooms and the double room were small, but still adequate. Peculiar flat screen TV's at angles that couldn't be watched - a bracket would be better for this? All staff excellent (reception, housekeeping, restaurant) and delicious food in the evenings. We were a large party and the orders were spot on the first couple of nights when one particular member of staff was in charge but went completely haywire on the third night resulting in a lot of sending back of food and eating at different times. Breakfast well stocked up. Kids enjoyed the games room and the indoor pool - the outdoor pool is UNHEATED and therefore pretty much unusable, such a shame- I didn't see anyone in it the 4 days that we were there so am not sure when it can be used as we were fortunate and had beautiful weather (and we were in the sea a lot but it was way colder then that!)..but the indoor pool was a hit and the hot tub. Very small gym, felt pretty claustrophobic wit 4 people in it, but good to go to if you can work out when no one else is there! We managed to park in the car park but other family members parked on nearby roads. All in all a very enjoyable time with the positives outweighing the negatives.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Daniel F
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Rivman2017, Sales Manager at Riviera Hotel & Holiday Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a detailed review. I am pleased to hear that your experience, on the whole, was a positive one and will pass all of your feedback onto the team.

We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Best!

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PS - there are plenty of people in the outdoor pool today!

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Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

Just returned home from a 2 night stay at the Riviera hotel and apartments in Alum Chine...
This hotel is in a PERFECT location-literally 5 minutes from Alum Chine beach. And also close to Bournemouth beach/pier (which can also be accessed by the little land train if you prefer), & about 15 minute bus ride to Sandbanks. (We did walk it...a slowish walk of about hour and a bit), but caught the number 50 bus back,which dropped us on Mountbatten Drive..a 4 minute walk from the hotel.
The hotel was lovely. I was here with my 2 daughters (aged 18 & 14 yrs) & my dog, & we were in room 206 on the second floor overlooking the outdoor pool and sea view. It was stunning. Lovely to spend an evening on the balcony with the moon glistening off the sea. Our room was comfortable and quiet. The beds were replaced on our last day, & wish we could of slept in them, but we had a great nights sleep in the old beds. The room was lovely and clean and had everything we needed. We used the indoor pool and jacuzzi which was a real bonus & fab, but due to the wonderful weather we spent the rest of the time on the beach so didn't make use of the outdoor pool.
Parking was a little tricky as there was a wedding and two baby showers on the day we arrived but I dropped the girls off outside the hotel with the suitcases and went and found a place to park in the residential street behind the apartments. That's where my car stayed till we drove home!
Didn't make use of the games room, although did buy a drink from the bar and the staff were lovely. Also was on a bit of a tight budget so couldn't afford to eat at the hotel restaurant & so took bits with us for breakfast and lunch and then brought food from various cafes/ beach takeaways etc for evening meals.
The hotel is dog friendly (& our first time taking our dog away) & was so lovely to be able to have him with us. There are plenty of places on the beach that dogs are allowed, (even in high season) which was fab and also plenty of places marked up as dog free, if that's your preference. Dogs aren't allowed on the beach at Sandbanks or towards the pier at Bournemouth, but lots of places in Alum chine.
We had such lovely time and I would LOVE to come back again, but maybe stay for a little longer,if I could afford to!

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
Thank Teresa C
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Rivman2017, Sales Manager at Riviera Hotel & Holiday Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2017

Wow! What a lovely review! I am delighted to hear that your family had such a great time here with us. We do hope to see you again soon. If your budget is all that is holding you back, make sure you call us direct for the best rates!

See you soon.

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Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

We came with 2 small dogs. We were given a very small room but after second attempt at changing to larger room we managed it.. then enjoyed our stay. The rooms are very very clean I was impressed! We were out all day with the dogs so don't know how everything else was in the hotel. I would recommend this place if you have well behaved dogs on holiday with you.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Tanya D
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Rivman2017, Sales Manager at Riviera Hotel & Holiday Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your thoughts. I am delighted to hear that our reception team were able to arrange a more suitable room for you and the pups! We hope to see you again soon.

Best wishes

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Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

Another great stay at this lovely hotel. Shame about the weather, the indoor pool is a god send, although the kids still used the outdoors pool. Breakfast I always eat to much as food is lovely and fresh.

If you've not been try it.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
Thank michaelporter74
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Rivman2017, Sales Manager at Riviera Hotel & Holiday Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2017

Thank you so much for leaving us your thoughts. I am thrilled to hear that your return visit was so enjoyable. Sorry, there really isn't a lot we can do about the weather but it is great to hear that you were able to make use of our indoor activities! We're all the same when it comes to breakfast- just can't help but have a couple of extra bits of sizzling bacon!

See you again soon.

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Reviewed August 14, 2017

Very clean room which was very quiet at night too. Just has a lovely atmosphere throughout the hotel.The indoor pool is a great bonus for children too as the weather was dreadful the week we stayed. The evenings were fun too

Room Tip: Good access to the beach & Bournemouth town centre Restaurant lovely & sunny & oevrlooks the sea
  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Rivman2017, Sales Manager at Riviera Hotel & Holiday Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2017

What a lovely review! Thank you so much for your kind words. It is great to hear that your family enjoyed the break here with us. We hope to see you again soon.

Best!

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