- 33 guest reviews
"Wasn't sure what to expect after reading some other reviews on here, but was very pleasantly surprised. Admittedly from the outside, the roo..."
"Clean bit dated but comfortable..."
"Don't book a standard room! These are in a seperate very tired block at the back with no view and difficult external metal stairs. FOC upgra..."
"Staff friendly and helpful. Setting of hotel was lovely. Rooms were small but functional. Enjoyed staying here. Basic accommodation...."
"After reading the reviews for this hotel (after I'd booked) I was filled with trepidation but then my colleagues and I were pleasantly surpr..."
About the hotel
The Riviera Hotel is a well-known Art Deco Dorset landmark with a Grade II listing. The hotel has welcomed holidaymakers to its stunning location in Weymouth for over 70 years because is seafront and have direct access to the beach. The hotel is set just above Bowleaze Cove and offers fantastic views across the bay to Weymouth and Portland harbour, which hosted the sailing events during the Olympic Games in 2012.
All 98 en-suite chalet style rooms are decorated in a modern contemporary style with a flat screen TV, room safe and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel offers free parking and Wi-Fi access. The Riviera Hotel plays host to many of Weymouth’s popular events such as European and World Angling championships, veterans day parade, rock ‘n’ roll and jazz weekends, seafood festivals to name a few.
The new Bowleaze Restaurant can seat up to 135 guests and the Riviera hotel can cater for any function from 10 - 300 guests. The Riviera has 2 bars and an indoor leisure centre with heated pool, gymnasium, sauna, steam room, and spa treatments are available. There is also an outside heated pool with sun terrace and sun loungers which is open during the high season.
The Riviera Hotel is only 2. 5 miles drive from the town centre and a regular bus service operates from outside the hotel in high season. It's easy to find us with the hotel being accessible via the new relief road from Dorchester into Weymouth. There are also direct train links through Bristol Temple Meads and London Waterloo and we are only 25 miles from Bournemouth International Airport.
- Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout
- Hotel services
- 24 Hour Reception
- Wedding Licence , Ground floor bedrooms
- Parking (charges may apply)
- Car parking available onsite
- Wi-Fi Available , Meeting Facilities , Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas
- Restaurant , Bar
- Gymnasium , Indoor Pool , Outdoor Pool , Fitness Centre , Sauna , Steam Rooms , Solarium , Bowls , Table Tennis , Snooker/Billiards
- In room entertainment
- In room facilities
- Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room
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- From 15:00 hours
- Until 11:00 hours
- The price shown is based on the occupancy and dates you have searched for. Prices and availability are subject to change based on the arrival date, number of nights and occupancy searched for. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.
- Pets are not allowed
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64% would recommend it to a friend
Don't be put off by other reviews
Wasn't sure what to expect after reading some other reviews on here, but was very pleasantly surprised.
Admittedly from the outside, the rooms have a slightly Hi-de-Hi look about them (hardly surpising considering the hotel is a former Pontins), but inside the room was clean, modern and comfortable with a good size en suite and a lovely view over the bay towards Weymouth and Portland. I admittedly had paid for a "superior" room, but at such a small price difference from the standard room, it was, quite frankly, a no-brainer.
Clean bit dated but comfortable