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Riva Marina Resort

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Via Pianeta Sn. Località Specchiolla, 72012, Carovigno Italy
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 07/08/19 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/08/19 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#7 of 15 hotels in Carovigno
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Riva Marina Resort, a wonderful new modern hotel with All Inclusive formula, is situated on the coast between the famous area of Salento and the lovely "Valle d’Itria", a short walk from the nature reserve and marine protected area of Torre Guaceto. Set in a typical Puglian landscape of olive, almond and carob trees, with large bays and crystal-clear inlets, the resort covers about 18 hectares with its typical Mediterranean buildings set between dry stones walls and lush vegetation. We offer our guests the opportunity to experience an unforgettable holiday surrounded by the pristine sea, the colours and flavours of Puglia. Elegance, well-being and good fun is guaranteed. Further inland our guests can fully enjoy our traditions and folklore by visiting the white city of Ostuni, the trulli of Alberobello which a UNESCO World Heritage Site is, Castellana Grotte, the castle of Carovigno and Lecce with its Baroque architecture.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Archery
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Parking
Internet
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Canoeing
Hiking
Mini golf
Snorkelling
Tennis court
Windsurfing
Aerobics
Darts
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Karaoke
Patio
Table tennis
Walking tours
Nightclub / DJ
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Strollers
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Solarium
Steam room
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Newspaper
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Doorperson
First aid kit
Infirmary
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bidet
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more
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Matt wrote a review Oct 2020
13 contributions1 helpful vote
Not a bad hotel, overall, and quite well priced. But you get what you pay for. The pool area is large, snd the pool bar serves decent wine, beer and pizza (pizza after 3pm). The rooms are small and not at all premium, but I wasn’t here for the rooms. There’s also a nice spa, and the massages are good and well priced, however, I had three massages while I was there, and all finished 5 to 10 minutes early. My biggest complaint was with the food. I know times are difficult, and Covid means the buffet has to be served to you by staff, however the quality was very disappointing, especially as the Italians are known for their food. It was school-dinner quality at best, and never more than warm, never hot. However, if that’s what you like, there’s plenty of it. One final point is mask wearing. Whether we like it or not, we have to do it, and it’s compulsory indoors at the hotel. However too many guests AND staff (especially those serving food) had their noses poking out the top. A little more discipline on this would be good.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Angiebaby314 wrote a review Oct 2019
Sawtry, United Kingdom22 contributions12 helpful votes
I recently visited this resort and overall it was very nice the food for an all Inclusive is mostly the Same everywhere.. breakfast was EXACTLY the same daily lunch and dinner varied. The pool was lovely Not heated bit the weather was extreme hot so not a problem. The staff overall were lovely as long as an effort was made with them Italian people don’t all speak English and English people don’t all speak Italian thank goodness for google translate! The wine beer and local spirits are included in the all inclusive and the lemoncillo which is extremely potent However there are some issues that people should be made aware of the closure to the pool if visiting at this late in the season is a MAJOR problem ! The transport to the beach isn’t provided there is no entertainment and the excursions are not available as it’s the end of the season! We were not made clear about this by LOV holidays and when contacted they were very unhelpful just kept quoting the terms and conditions they seemed very disinterested in trying to see if anything could be done? But due to the sheer pressure the manager very kindly kept the pool open for the paying guests and their children. Seeing pictures of the private beach I’m honestly not feeling I missed out to much anyway as it looked quick desolate. Overall anyone that’s visiting this resort should be aware that as it is very isolated they will need to hire a car to get about as the train station is about 15-20 minutes by car and the local town 20-25 minutes
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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John M wrote a review Oct 2019
13 contributions2 helpful votes
Hire a car and exit the dual carriageway for Specchiola turn LEFT at the end of the exit road. The road bends then runs parallel to the main road. The resort is a little way down on the right. The staff were excellent. The rooms spotless. The restaurant is noisy because the Italians seem to travel in large groups and enjoy each others company. We were more jealous than bothered. The resort is massive and a lot of concrete softened by trees and gardens.. The local restaurants had closed for the season but we had no problem with food in the hotel. The only diet drink available was Coke Zero in the pool bar dispenser. Strangely no Lemonade. Breakfast is continental. Pizza by the pool in the afternoonr. The evening meal is a choice of two pastas, soup followed by a choice of 3 mainsand fruit or pastries. Specchiola, is seaside but drab. Most of the local beaches do have rocky areas and seaweed. The resorts beach is easily walkable and they lay on a 'train' from the back of the resort to the beach returning regularly. All inclusive gets you two beds and an umbrella on the beach and there is also an all inclusive bar. Get trains to Lecce or Bari. We booked on Trainline app and it was so cheap. Research the wonderful cities and towns before you go. Don't trust the SatNav - roads get closed on market days. Excursions are available, I think we would be bored without a car. Finally, the Italians have a set dance routine to everything, a bit like line dancing, so sit back and enjoy.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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KemangTiaree wrote a review Sep 2019
Uithoorn, The Netherlands68 contributions11 helpful votes
We just came back from a very pleasant all inclusive stay at Riva Marina Resort in Italy. We loved the clean room, food and friendly staff (eventhough most staff didn’t speak English). There was a playground and a separate swimming pool for babies/toddlers. We loved the free pizza every day at the swimming pool and the drinks. We had to pay for bottled water, chips and ice cream, but that was okay for us. The resort also had a private part on the beach, which was only a 5 minute drive away with the resort-train/bus. We have a lot of respect for the members of the animation team, who were always friendly and chearful. But also respect for the cleaning staff, restaurant staff and everybody else who are working very hard to keep the large number of guests happy. We had great time and we will definately return to Riva Marina Resort! *** Family room: Pros: * clean and spacious * air conditioning in both living and bed room * free wifi at request * free baby bed at request Cons: * dated shower Restaurant: Pros: * fixed table * extensive choice of food * friendly staff Cons: * noisy because of large number of guests
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lucy G wrote a review Aug 2019
3 contributions2 helpful votes
The hotel is lovely, so clean and very family friendly. This hotel is very popular with Italian families and you are in the minority if you aren't Italian, but after all you are in Italy. The pool is amazing, very clean and big. There ISN'T constant entertainment as previously commented. There is entertainment for a couple of hours in the morning and the afternoon. You do have to wear swimming caps you can buy these there for 2.5euros from the lifeguards, I would recommend buying them there as they are lot comfier than our swimming caps. The Italians would go for a siesta from about 1-4pm, so the pool was very quiet as these times. There is a little train that runs every 20 mins or so to the beach, its only a short journey. We didn't go to the beach much as the kids preferred the pool, but it was lovely. There is a little bar on the beach and toilets. The food was lovely, fresh pizzas during the day and buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. They griddle fresh meat at lunch and dinner too. Not a massive selection, but what was on offer was lovely. You are assigned a table at the start of your holiday, which we thought was a fantastic idea so you were rushing down to get a table. Rooms- fantastic, very spacious and clean. we had a clothes horse outside which was perfect. I would highly recommend hiring a car, the hotel is only 20 minutes drive from Brindisi Airport. We visited Bari, Lecce, Monopoli, Brindisi and Alberbello which were all within an hour's drive from the hotel. It's very dissappointing reading some of the reviews having only given this lovely hotel 1 star because they wanted a relaxing break away with no children, surely thats not the hotels fault you haven't researched properly and why haven't you book adults only? Saying no one spoke English is not the case at ALL, the host Giarriamo (not sure about spelling) spoke multiple languages and a lot of the staff spoke a little English. If people bothered to learn basic sayings it would be a lot simpler for them. When staff spoke to my family in Italian we simply replied 'Non parla italiano' and they then replied 'English?'.....simple!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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PRICE RANGE
US$121 - US$372 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
riva marina hotel carovigno, riva marina hotel beach
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Riva Marina Resort
LOCATION
ItalyPugliaProvince of BrindisiCarovigno
NUMBER OF ROOMS
443
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riva Marina Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Riva Marina Resort?
Nearby attractions include Lido Bianco Beach (1.1 km) and Lido Sabbia d'Oro (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Riva Marina Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Riva Marina Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Riva Marina Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Riva Marina Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Riva Marina Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Locanda delle Giare, Ristorante Pizzeria La Rosa, and Umizoi.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Riva Marina Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Riva Marina Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Riva Marina Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Riva Marina Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Riva Marina Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Riva Marina Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Chiesa Madre (7.2 km), Porta Brindisi (7.2 km), and Chiesa di Sant'Anna (7.2 km).