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Riviera Hotel

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Free Parking
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Another fab four day stay in between Xmas and the new year at the Riviera Hotel the staff ( Nikki ) was most helpful, the food is fantastic with the restaurant being well staffed and comfortable. We have stayed there several times have booked again for the same time this year if
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What an act, you would think he was the real thing. Steve Parr made our holiday having been several times this year to the Riviera Hotel the tribute weekend Abba, Kylie and Neil Diamond in particular made for a great weekend break. Ok the hotel is being upgraded but l can
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Went on a 4-day break and despite staying in one of the older rooms (406), which incidentally was clean with nice bath/shower and multi-channeled TV, enjoyed everything about my stay. The carvery style meals were of a very high standard with lots of variety, and the breakfast
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Response from BPowis, Owner at Riviera Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your lovely review, it is great for the team to know what we do is appreciated and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again at the hotel.
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Will never set foot back into this establishment EVER again. The receptionist is rude and extremely unhelpful. If you do not know the local area and can hardly speak English properly and would rather talk to other colleagues out the back than paying customers!!! 😡 then maybe
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Response from BPowis, Owner at Riviera Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
I am sorry that you were upset by one of our Receptionists, but assuming this was one exchange that you were not happy about, in what I am assuming was a 3 or 4 day stay, this resulted in you putting on a very negative review specifically to make your point. Interestingly, you also reviewed 3 other places in Torquay, and for all of them you slated them and gave them a 1 Star, perhaps your expectations were a little unreasonable, maybe you were having a bad week or presumably it might just be that you totally dislike Torquay. Either way you completely ignored any of the other good bits about the hotel and your stay and also made one quite pointed and what some might consider a little bit rude comment that the hotel needs updating and for ‘management to sort it out’. As you will see from my other responses we are doing that, having invested £1million over the last 18 months but there is still a long way to go, and most guests have some appreciation of the task ahead of us. We generally get very positive comments about our staff as can be seen by our other reviews. We would like to investigate, but you haven't given us a lot to go on. I am assuming you did stay at the hotel rather than just visited, do you know which Receptionist it was, as we have two non British staff on Reception, one Brazilian and one Lithuanian, both have almost perfect English, although both have mild 'foreign' accents. Was the issue just that she didn't know much about the local area or was she rude to you. If you would be good enough to email us with more details, for the attention of our General Manager, we will look in to it further - email is stay@rivieratorquay.co.uk. Finally to respond to your comment about 'why we employ so many foreigners...', we employ the best staff we can recruit for the position, otherwise we would be racist and discriminatory, we have a lot of both British and non British staff who we value equally. Perhaps however, like many other hotels in the UK, it appears we have more non British staff because many of our European neighbours have a better work ethic and subsequently stay with us for longer. I hope you find a more suitable hotel if and when you next visit Torquay, although I think, from the fact that you disliked all the other places you visited in Torquay, an area we and both other locals and visitors love, you might be better visiting somewhere else, I would suggest Falkland Islands, where you are unlikely to come across too many foreigners working in the hotels there.
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We were a party of 12 staying for 1 night sun 9th Dec, my elderly parents were 2 of the party. The hotel is quite dated and poor decor however they state new owners 2017 with a 3 year makeover. The rooms were very warm I found them uncomfortably hot. Room corridors floor was
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Response from BPowis, Owner at Riviera Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your lovely review and I am glad our Duty Manager was helpful when your Dad fell ill. I hope he gets well soon and you will be able to stay with us again in the future and enjoy the entertainment as well as everything else the hotel has to offer.
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what is the car parking is it free or how much is it
It was £6.00 a night.
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are the rooms ensuite
Yes are en suite but would advise you request a refurbished room
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If you have booked direct with the hotel but we have price matched against another provider, such as UK Breakaways, then you still have to pay the car parking charges. The reason their rates are lower is because they don't include parking, whereas our quoted rates include the parking. You can't have it both ways, a lower price that is price matched that doesn't include parking and then have free parking as well, you can either get a lower rate which is price matched or an inclusive rate with parking.
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Car Parking is free if you have booked direct with the hotel otherwise it is £7 per night. All our literature and our website states this, and we try to ensure all of the companies we deal, such as Laterooms, Expedia and UK Breakaways inform all guests that book through them that there is a £7 per night charge for car parking on site at the hotel.
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"all rooms were noisy, due to people coming and going at all hours"
"Don’t think paying extra for refurb room is worth it, both our rooms were the older ones and where absolutely fine."
"Don't book here"
"Ask for one of the refurbished rooms"
"No tips to give."
US$50 - US$1,272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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