Riviera Hotel Bournemouth  3 stars

14-16 Burnaby Road, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, BH4 8JF  show mapSave
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The peaceful Riviera Hotel offers comfortable accommodation located close to Oceanarium, The Square and Bournemouth International Centre. An example of art deco architecture, this hotel opened in 1960 and was fully restored in 2000.

Riviera Hotel is located just minutes away from the clean sandy beach. You can see Castlepoint Shopping Centre, Bournemouth University and Meyrick Park only 2.2km from the property.

10 minutes' drive from Bournemouth International airport.


Riviera Hotel offers 75 rooms fitted with LCD TV, coffee/tea making facilities, Wi-Fi, air conditioning and direct dial phone for a comfortable stay in Bournemouth. All of the rooms have a panoramic view over the sea. Rooms are furnished with standard interior and dark-wood furniture.


Guests are offered a buffet breakfast served in the bar. The elegant restaurant offers excellent British meals.


The hotel offers a lift, free parking and a safe deposit box; 24-hour room service, dry cleaning and a shopping service are also provided.


Leisure facilities feature an outdoor swimming pool, an indoor swimming pool and BBQ facilities. Guests can choose from darts, table tennis and snooker available on the premises.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Free Private hotel parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms   79.

City Center Bournemouth - 1.2 mi
Airports Bournemouth International (BOH) - 5.4 mi, Southampton Airport (SOU) - 28.9 mi
Train Stations Bournemouth Central Station - 1.9 mi, Bournemouth Train Station - 1.9 mi
Bus stop - 4000 ft
Restaurants The Conservatory Restaurant (cuisine: British) - 200 ft, Edge Restaurant (cuisine: European) - 400 ft
Beaches Bournemouth Beach - 4500 ft, Hengistbury Head - 1.2 mi
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  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Table tennis
  • Darts
  • Maid Service
  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Game room
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Whirlpool
  • Hot tub
  • Library
  • BBQ facilities
Room view
  • Sea view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Hair dryer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Radio
  • TV



from  3 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay at the price of GBP 5 per person per night in a crib. 

Pets are allowed on request.

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Riviera Hotel Standard Room
Bed type: Double Or Twin Beds

Comfortable room has a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.

Room facilities
    Double Room With Sea View And Balcony
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    Riviera Hotel Double Room With Sea View And Balcony
    Bed type: Double Or Twin Beds
    View: Sea view

    Comfortable room has a balcony, a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.

    Room facilities
      Standard Family Room
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      Riviera Hotel Standard Family Room

      Spacious room has comfortable work desk and a contemporary bathroom with all modern amenities.

      Family Room With Sea View And Balcony
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      Riviera Hotel Family Room With Sea View And Balcony
      View: Sea view

      Spacious room has a balcony, a comfortable work desk and a contemporary bathroom with all modern amenities.

      Riviera Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions
      • Hunter Simmonds Gallery
        3700 ft
      • Courtenay's Fine Art
        3700 ft
      • Westbeach
        1.1 mi
      • Christmas Market
        1.1 mi
      • Gallery 57 Ltd
        1.1 mi
      • Westover Gallery
        1.1 mi
      • Russell Cotes Art Gallery & Museum
        1.3 mi
      Popular areas
      • City Center
        1.1 mi
      Places of interest
      • Oceanarium
        1.1 mi
      Convention centers
      • Bournemouth International Centre
        1.0 mi
      • Sheridan IMAX Cinema
        1.1 mi
      • Happyland Amusements
        1.1 mi
      • Pier Amusements
        1.1 mi
      • Leisure Exchange & Quasar Elite
        1.1 mi
      • Bournemouth beach
        1.1 mi
      • Rileys American Pool & Snooker Club
        1.2 mi
      • Odeon Cinema
        1.2 mi
      • Ambassador Snooker Club
        1.3 mi
      • Bus Air Festival
        1.4 mi
      • Gallery
        1.1 mi
      • bournemouth gardens
        1.0 mi
      • Bournemouth Pier Theatre
        1.1 mi
      • The Pier Theatre
        1.1 mi
      • Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre
        1.1 mi
      • Pavilion Theatre
        1.2 mi
      • Pavillion
        1.2 mi
      Medical care and Hospitals
      • Blue Water Spa and Leisure Club
        4300 ft

      Local Attractions

      • Oceanarium
        1.1 mi
        Pier Approach, Bournemouth
      • Bournemouth Pier
        1.1 mi
        Pier Approach, Bournemouth
      • Lower Gardens
        1.1 mi
        Exeter Crescent and Gervis Place, Bournemouth
      • Compton Acres
        1.2 mi
        164 Canford Cliffs Road, Poole
      • Hengistbury Head
        1.2 mi

      Near the hotel

      • Bournemouth Beach
        4500 ft

      Restaurants Nearby

      • The Conservatory Restaurant

        85% likes this, based on 25 reviews
        Cuisine: British
        Price Range: USD 16 - USD 40

        200 ft
        12 - 16 Burnaby Road, Alum Chine

        Phone: 44 1202 763653

      • Edge Restaurant

        76% likes this, based on 345 reviews
        Cuisine: European

        400 ft
        4th Floor, 2 Studland Road

        Phone: 01202 757007

      • Vesuvio

        52% likes this, based on 255 reviews

        1200 ft
        Alum Chine

        Phone: 01202 759100

      • Inn in the Park

        Cuisine: British

        1800 ft
        26 Pinewood Rd
      • Rancho South American Steak House, Poole, Dorset

        74% likes this, based on 23 reviews
        Cuisine: American

        1800 ft
        Dolphin Tower,

      Riviera Hotel Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Riviera Hotel

      Average guest rating

      out of 10
      Based on 380 reviews

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      Individual guest reviews

      • Couple

        excellent place made my partner both welcome stay longer next time

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Comfortable room, very good breakfast, and evening meals were quite acceptable. Staff were very friendly & helpful.

        Rather expensive at £7.50 per night for our small dog.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        We enjoyed sitting on the balcony in the sunshine looking out to sea. The hotel was only a 5 min walk down to the glorious bournemouth beaches. The staff were very pleasant and helpful, and overall it was good value for money. A very enjoyable weekend was had by us all.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        The staff were excellent especially the serving staff in the restaurant. The food served was also of a very high standard.

        The room was a little small and cramped although clean. The bar staff could have been more friendly in contrast to the servicing staff.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        The Staff

        The Room was the appauling and every account

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        was very peaceful and the baqlcony had a beautiful view overlooking the water being able to see the needles at the end of the isle of whight! was a great stay and enjoyed myself with my boyfriend also the swimming pool and sauna are a thumbs up!

        the cleaners should knock before entering as we were busy

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        Everything, had a lovely time and the staff were wonderful.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Close enough to the sea and bus routes.

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        Comfortable. Friendly Staff. Good Food. Excellent Facilities. Very good value for money we paid.

        The whole experience was going wonderful until 0640 hrs in the morning when the fire alarm went off. We reported to the fire point expecting someone to be taking a roll call in accordance with instructions in the room. What did we find - nothing! After a while we went to reception - what did we find - Nothing! Eventually an elderly night porter comes and tells us it is a false alarm and we could go back to bed. Dads Army/Faulty Towers comes to mind - Don't panic!!!! Some fire training is recommended for all staff.

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        Very friendly staff, we had a nice room with a big balcony and seaview. Short distance from the beach.

        Not an easy access to city centre without a car (half an hour walk), buses doesnt run very often. Big bed but with a hard mattresses.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        the location, the friendly staff

        There was alot of dusty atmosphere in the room as we were sneezing and itchy inside but all cleared as we came out. The changing and shower rooms in the swimming pool was far from each other. Not good choice for vegetarian menu and the chef was not helpful. Very costly for what we got

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        It was away from the city centre. Clean and tidy room. Nice breakfast.

        The room was very small for 2 adults and a cot and very noisy in the evening.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        The room was spotless, the staff were very polite, the pool was nice and the breakfast was great. Its just a short walk from the beautiful beach and lovely restaurant overlooking the sea. Our room had a balcony and you could see the sea, which was lovely.

        Our only issue was the size of the room, we booked a family room. Actually it was just a standard size room with 3 beds in a row. There also wasnt much character to the room (due to space). Also, the hotel advertsed entertainment in the evening (which we werent expecting so not a huge issue) but the entertainment cancelled last minute and that was a shame for lots of the guests. But the good things far outweighed the bad.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Location near beach. Pleasant attitude of staff. Cleanliness of room service. Indoor swimming pool.

        Quality of breakfast was not maintained during whole breakfast period ie food sometimes seemed to become congealed, coffee not refreshed. Poor TV reception led to frequent loss of picture and sound.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        The people were very nice,the hotel had a nice feeling to it also, myself and my wife enjoyed the two days we were there.

        • Average rating
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