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Hotel Riviera

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Front of property
Standard Double Room | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Standard Double Room | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Double Room, Sea View | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Double Room, Sea View | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Hotel Riviera

Hotel Riviera

2.5 star property
Beach hotel in Bournemouth with restaurant, bar/lounge

7.8/10 Good

20 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
5 West Cliff Gardens, Bournemouth, England, BH2 5HL
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Multilingual staff
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Reception hall
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Bournemouth City Centre
  • Bournemouth Beach - 1 min drive
  • Bournemouth International Centre - 1 min drive
  • Poole Harbour - 20 min drive
  • New Forest National Park - 26 min drive

Getting around

  • Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) - 20 min drive
  • Southampton (SOU) - 44 min drive
  • Bournemouth Station - 7 min drive
  • Branksome Station - 9 min drive
  • Christchurch Station - 12 min drive


  • Chineside - 5 min walk
  • The Goat and Tricycle - 6 min walk
  • Sorriso - 6 min walk
  • Steam Vintage Tea Rooms - 7 min walk
  • Olive Cafe - 7 min walk

About this property

Hotel Riviera

Hotel Riviera is a great choice for a stay in Bournemouth. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the restaurant is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. Other features include a snack bar/deli, a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and overall property condition.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK)

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 34 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking is limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


On-site venue – This restaurant only serves breakfast. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 10 for adults and GBP 5 for children (approximately)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK) guidelines.


This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Hotel Riviera Bournemouth
Riviera Bournemouth
Hotel Riviera Hotel
Hotel Riviera Bournemouth
Hotel Riviera Hotel Bournemouth

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Riviera offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Riviera does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Riviera?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Riviera?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Riviera?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
Is there an on-site casino at Hotel Riviera?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Genting Casino Bournemouth (14-min walk) is nearby.
What is there to do at Hotel Riviera and nearby?
Hotel Riviera has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Riviera?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Chineside (5-min walk), The Goat and Tricycle (6-min walk) and Sorriso (6-min walk).
What's the area around Hotel Riviera like?
Hotel Riviera is a short 7-minute walk from Bournemouth Beach and 11 minutes' walk from Bournemouth International Centre. Travellers recommend the hotel for its walkable location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

6/10 Good

Wanted to take our car keys which definitely was not happening I pretty much had to walk side ways to get into the room and attitude changed when we refused to give the car keys great location but definitely wouldn't be staying there again
Jordan, 1-night romance trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Sea views and good location
Fabulous location with sea views, beautiful gardens overlooking the sea and a few mins walk to the beach, just 10 mins from the pier. Although the hotel is very dated in decor, you’re really paying for the view and great hospitality. The building has a beautiful Victorian staircase, and a traditional feel. The room was functional but needs updating. Shame there were no toiletries other than hand soap in the bathroom. A little shampoo could be included in the room rate. Free parking and ample space in the Carpark. The owners were very helpful and friendly. Breakfast was extra but very nice and sustained us for the day. I’d stay again. Great location and hospitality!
Sarah, 1-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

As requested twice now...i hsve been carged twice for staying in this hotel...once by you ,& once by the hotel...who shoukd i be reimbursed by???
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Best sea view
Brilliant location with fantastic sea view. Short distance walk to sea and the town centre. Room basic and clean.
Yvonne, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice small hotel, perfect location.
Slightly outdated but very clean place. Perfect location, close to the beach and the town centre. Very friendly and helpful staff.
Marcin , 7-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Friendly staff, nice sea view
BRENDAN, 1-night business trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Never again
Very old deco, small room, no shower cubicle, slow wi-fi, and extremely bad value for money
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lovely stay , location perfect
GARY, 1-night romance trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Good hotel close to the beach
We had a three day break, wanting to do some walking by the sea and to Relax and that's what we did, perfect.
Phil, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Pleasant stay at Hotel Riviera
Pleasant hotel . Very small car park but staff were very helpful in helping me park. Breakfast was good , I ate out in the evening , only 10 minutes walk to a number of restaurants. Will find was decent and although compact , the room and bathroom were fine.
2-night business trip
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