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Hotel Riviera Beach(4 stars)

Riviera Holiday Club 9007 Varna View on map
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  • The hotel's location is good (2)
    "The hotel's location is good" found in 2 reviews
    • " ... was quite dirty, a lot of sand in the pool and dirty, greasy joints at the edge and in certain places on the floor. The staff are rather unmotivated, no eye contact, no smile or a friendly word. The hotel's location is good , directly at the beach, quiet, in 10 to 15 minutes one is in the center ( party Mile). The ... " 
      4.292857142857143
      August 2012
    • " ... and so on). Desserts very poor. We know it is different from our vacations in Spain and the Turkey ( 4 stars). The staff are rather unmotivated, no eye contact, no smile or a friendly word. The hotel's location is good , directly at the beach, quiet, in 15- 20 minutes in the center ( party mile). The rooms are ... " 
      3.4809523809523806
      September 2012
  • Really great vacation (2)
    "Really great vacation" found in 2 reviews
    • " It was a great, great and really great vacation " 
      5.697619047619048
      July 2012
    • " We were now twice and we were so on the whole very satisfied . Which disturbed us somewhat, the during dinner times( something in buffet form was), the ... " 
      5.697619047619048
      July 2012
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Hotel review overview

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Rating by categories

  • Hotel in general
    4.6
  • Room
    5.3
  • Service
    4.5
  • Location
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    3.6
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.7

Rating breakdown

  • excellent
    19
  • very good
    11
  • acceptable
    9
  • poor
    3
  • terrible
    0
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The most helpful positive review

5.328571428571428

The hotel is very well maintained and lies somewhat apart from the ' centre golden sands ' around 10 minutes away on foot directly at the sea. Wi-fi is available in the entire hotel and the pool in fairly decent speed available. Large, well-kept pool area with two pools and additional children's swimming pool. The beach is well taken care of and fine grained. Deckchairs and umbrellas are sufficiently available. …  read hotel review

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The most helpful negative review

3.9000000000000004

"very quiet hotel with very good beach location, rooms are very well equipped with sea view, activities and evening entertainment left a lot to be desired, although with Thomas cook described as good, water aerobics was partly dangerous, because it is very unprofessional, beach bar was with payment, for all inclusive guests so pointless, at the main meals was a standing in line at the buffet the rule, the food was very monotonous, Luke warm and not seaso …  read hotel review

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Summary of guest reviews by category

  • Hotel in general
    Pros
    • Hotel in general (2)
      Comments related to "Hotel in general" found in 2 reviews
      • " It was a great, great and really great vacation "  read hotel review
        5.697619047619048
        July 2012
      • " We were now twice and we were so on the whole very satisfied. Which disturbed us somewhat, the during dinner times( something in buffet form was), the ... "  read hotel review
        5.697619047619048
        July 2012
    Cons
    • Hotel in general (2)
      Comments related to "Hotel in general" found in 2 reviews
      • " ... hotel reception a Azrt into the room, was good and quickly the right diagnosis and initiated the treatment a. So could my wife then the second week but enjoy. Only problem was the mattress, the very worn out. The hotel organized to improve the Liegens a board to wear. In a fully booked hotel in ... "  read hotel review
        5.535714285714286
        August 2012
      • " ... and initiated the treatment a. So could my wife then the second week but enjoy. Only problem was the mattress, the very worn out. The hotel organized to improve the Liegens a board to wear. In a fully booked hotel in July we could no new mattress received! It was always very hot (33 degrees!). Therefore ... "  read hotel review
        5.535714285714286
        August 2012
  • Location
    Pros
    • Surroundings (2)
      Comments related to "Location" found in 2 reviews
      • " ... was quite dirty, a lot of sand in the pool and dirty, greasy joints at the edge and in certain places on the floor. The staff are rather unmotivated, no eye contact, no smile or a friendly word. The hotel's location is good, directly at the beach, quiet, in 10 to 15 minutes one is in the center ( party Mile). The ... "  read hotel review
        4.292857142857143
        August 2012
      • " ... and so on). Desserts very poor. We know it is different from our vacations in Spain and the Turkey ( 4 stars). The staff are rather unmotivated, no eye contact, no smile or a friendly word. The hotel's location is good, directly at the beach, quiet, in 15- 20 minutes in the center ( party mile). The rooms are ... "  read hotel review
        3.4809523809523806
        September 2012
Tina
The best holiday club in Varna!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Beach holiday
  • July 2014
We really enjoyed our stay in Riviera Holiday club. Can't wait to be back next year for longer stay! I would like to say thank you to all staff and management - they really made our stay more special! read hotel review
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Child care or playground
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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Maria
Nice hotel. We had a great vacation!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2013
The Riviera Beach is very big and consisted of several buildings. Al we in the september were there, was only building 1 of the Riviera Beach in 'operation'. The hotel is a former regierungskomplex, so fenced, so actually only guests on the site. The hotel is very spacious and very clean. There is free wi-fi in the hotel. When we were there, the average age lay in the rather upper area ☺ there were a few young people there, but also because of the off season could. read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    4.0

    According to x information map of the hotel there were many restaurants, but we could only one of them use (was possibly because of the fact that the season almost over), but absolutely no downside was. The food was good. In the morning, there was bread/sausage/honey... Also fried eggs, scrambled eggs, boiled eggs, pancakes and salad. As drinks, they offered coffee from the automat and juice. At noon and in the evenings next to salads there were altogether 6-7 different warm things (so side dishes, meat/fish, vegetables and so on). The selection was not so large, but it was varied and you always found something, what a tastes. Drinks: hot drinks, alcoholic beverages to take, beer at the bar and soft drinks. 2 times during our week stay, there was a conference at the hotel, so some of the tables were reserved. But a problem with space there was still not. The meals were unfortunately in the last few days changed daily, which we found not so nice thought.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    The Riviera Beach is very big and consisted of several buildings. Al we in the september were there, was only building 1 of the Riviera Beach in 'operation'. The hotel is a former regierungskomplex, so fenced, so actually only guests on the site. The hotel is very spacious and very clean. There is free wi-fi in the hotel. When we were there, the average age lay in the rather upper area ☺ there were a few young people there, but also because of the off season could.

  • Room
    6.0

    Our room was nice and large and with a sea view! ☺ Even the balcony was very large. The bathroom is modern and clean. There is a tv, a pay minibar, a free safe, air conditioning, telephone, a closet and a chest of drawers for clothes.

  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0

    There were 2 pools, one with a small slide for children and a large for swimming. The drinks at the pool bar are liable to pay the costs and not included in the all-inclusive package included. There were 3 entertainers. In the morning at 10 o'clock was outside yoga, 2 times a day Bocce on the beach, darts, 17 hours soccer, and water aerobics. Beach chairs were enough available. There were showers on the beach. The beach itself is not so fine sand as you might from other places knows; there are further up some stones, which was a bit unpleasant. The beach drops very quickly a bit from, so that it is for small children maybe not so could be a suitable.

  • Service
    6.0

    The staff was always friendly. The rooms are cleaned daily. Than once our room from the room service was forgotten, handed a brief information at the reception and the small 'problem' was repaired immediately. You can in addition to the towels in the room every day a towel for the pool. In the hotel you could well communicate in german or english. A doctor was as far as i know also in the hotel.

  • Location
    6.0

    From the airport varna we have about half an hour to the hotel (direct way airport hotel, as we were the only transfergäste were). The location is good; you need about 10-15 minutes to the gold beach (with bars, small shops...) As we were from mid/end september were there, some stores and bars after already closed. At the end of the vacation was only there was still very little going on. The beach is hotel own and one fell quasi from the room directly into the sea. The centre of varna come one with the bus, which departs from just in front of the hotel (costs per person. 3 leva - cost about 1,50 Euro; very convenient for the relatively 'long' way). In front of the hotel there was also taxis, but are more expensive (always price). If you 3. or 4. runs, is also the price affordable. We stayed with 4 people 20 leva (10€) paid. Excursions were offered by the tour operator, we ourselves did not take part in. We heard from other, that some excursions were very recommended.

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Jörg
No 5 star hotel
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • July 2013
In our opinion the hotel has no 5 stars. The quality and the variety of food are poor. All-inclusive is a ancillary service in the house and the guests get it to feel. The pool bar is not for all-inclusive guests and a small pool bar for all inclusive guests the soft drinks of sulphurous water. On weekends, the pool area both leisure, as well as the local available. Overall the hotel we can, particularly as a 5 star hotel, not good. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0
    Quality of the beach
    4.0
    Child care or playground
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    4.0
  • Location
    3.6
    Proximity to shopping areas
    2.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Other leisure activities available
    3.0
  • Hotel
    3.7
    Condition of the Hotel
    4.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    3.0
    Family friendliness
    4.0
  • Service
    2.8
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    1.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    1.0
  • Gastronomy
    1.5
    Variety of food and drinks
    1.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    1.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    1.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    3.0
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Florian
Relaxing holiday with partymöglichkeit.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • June 2013
The hotel is very well maintained and lies somewhat apart from the ' centre golden sands ' around 10 minutes away on foot directly at the sea. Wi-fi is available in the entire hotel and the pool in fairly decent speed available. Large, well-kept pool area with two pools and additional children's swimming pool. The beach is well taken care of and fine grained. Deckchairs and umbrellas are sufficiently available. read hotel review
  • Service
    5.0

    The service was inspite of all barriers are tidy. And the rooms, as well as the whole area was always clean. At the reception they spoke very good german.

  • Gastronomy
    4.0

    This is probably a small deficiency in this hotel. One was good enough, and there was always something, that tasted, but you expect more. But it is also not inedible as many write here. There was a frontcoocking station and monday has large grilled. Soft drinks one taps itself, beer and long drinks at the bar. The drinks were always well chilled, there was real Coca-Cola etc. And delicious beer.

  • Room
    5.0

    Tidy large rooms all with a balcony with sea views. The mattress wasn't worn out, and everything made a good impression. The rooms were cleaned daily, and towels were changed every day on request.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    The hotel is very well maintained and lies somewhat apart from the ' centre golden sands ' around 10 minutes away on foot directly at the sea. Wi-fi is available in the entire hotel and the pool in fairly decent speed available. Large, well-kept pool area with two pools and additional children's swimming pool. The beach is well taken care of and fine grained. Deckchairs and umbrellas are sufficiently available.

  • Location
    6.0

    Perfect location, quiet during the day and at night! But only a few minutes walk of the attractive promenade. Countless shops pubs bars etc. In the vicinity

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    During the day there was a light but not intrusive or disturbing entertainment. Bocce water ball water aerobics are only a few things offered. There was also a child care but we can not judge. Pool as already written, well maintained and with sufficient couches equipped, as it was on the beach. Beach cloths gets one daily.

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Sonja
Food is miserable!
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • June 2013
The hotel has unfortunately a somewhat bad aftertaste. When you go all-inclusive, you 'normal' good food. That was not the case at all. The meat was more than tough, the vegetables raw and all the food was bland. No fresh fruit, but canned fruit! Never 5 stars! The hotel gladly again, but only with breakfast, which to some extent was okay. We enjoyed the restaurants (very good and cheap) nearby evening used and therefore more expenditure as planned! So rather not recommendable! read hotel review
  • Location
    5.6
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    3.7
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    2.0
  • Service
    5.3
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    4.0
  • Room
    5.5
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    3.5
    Variety of food and drinks
    1.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    1.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.3
    Condition of the Hotel
    4.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
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  • Location
    This attractive luxury hotel is situated directly beside the beach (approximately 50 m away). Links to the public transport network are to be found about 100 m away and the airport can be reached in 45 minutes on public transport.
  • The establishment comprises a total of 600 accommodation units. Guests can reach the upper floors quickly and comfortably using the lift. Amenities include currency exchange facilities. Internet access is available in public areas. Gastronomic options include a restaurant and a bar. Shopping facilities are available. Children can have fun playing in the garden. Parking facilities available to guests include a garage and a car park. Additional services include room service, a laundry and a hairdressing salon. In addition, a conference room and a business centre are also available.
  • All accommodation units feature air conditioning, central heating and a bathroom. Most rooms additionally feature a balcony or a terrace. Many of the rooms also offer a sea view, adding to the ambience. A safe and a minibar also feature. The accommodation units offer a range of amenities, including a fridge. Each accommodation unit offers internet access, a telephone, a TV and wireless internet access. Each of the bathrooms features a shower, a hairdryer and tiles. Each accommodation unit includes a bathroom with tiles.
  • Both an indoor and an outdoor pool are available for swimming. A waterslide provides fun for all ages. A sun terrace, sun loungers and parasols are available. The poolside bar serves a selection of refreshing drinks. Those wishing to enjoy sports whilst on holiday can have fun on-site with bocce and beach volleyball. For a fee, tennis is also available. With pedal boat hire and aquafit, the establishment also has plenty to offer watersports enthusiasts. The establishment also offers sports enthusiasts a wide range of indoor activities, such as a gym, table tennis, darts and gymnastics. The establishment features a range of spa options, including a spa, a sauna, a steam bath, massage treatments and a solarium. In addition, a beauty salon is available to guests for a fee. Further available options include a kids' club.
  • Various meals and board options are bookable. Guests can choose from breakfast, lunch, dinner, half board and All-inclusive. The establishment additionally offers snacks. Alcohol-free drinks and alcoholic drinks are available at the establishment.
* Neither HolidayCheck nor the provider assumes liability for the accuracy and completeness of the content displayed above. Please take note of the hotel description of the respective operator and bear in mind that the services included in an offer may differ from the catalog description presented here. We are obliged to offer solely those services available at the time of booking as shown on the booking form. © 2013 Giata

Hotel News

12/03/2014:

Dear Colleagues, Before the opening of summer season 2014, we are planning to have the following renovations in: • Riviera Beach 5*: new carpets and colors in the rooms, new LCD TVs • Lotos 4*: new carpets and colors in the rooms • Nympha 3*: new curtains and bed blankets Looking forward to hearing from you in near future

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Amenities

Hotel amenities

  • Terrace
  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Non-smoking room
  • Shops in the hotel
  • Hairdressers/Beauty salon
  • Business centre
  • Playground
  • Hotel safe
  • Internet
  • Lift
  • Central heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Car park

Room amenities

  • Writing bureau
  • Additional childrens' bed
  • Phone
  • Minibar
  • Minibar: alcoholic
  • Safe
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Electronic room keys
  • Wake up call/Alarm clock
  • Connecting rooms

Gastronomy

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Vegetarian dishes
  • Hotel bar
  • Breakfast buffet

A choice of sports

  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool
  • Number of slides: 1
  • Tennis court

Spa offers

  • Spa centre
  • Massages
  • Special massages
  • Sauna
  • Steam room/ turkish bath

Other hotel information

  • City hotel
  • 24 hour reception
  • Evening programs and entertainment
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Kids club (6-9 years)
  • Check out no later than: 12:00
  • Non-hotel guests can/cannot access the area: open
  • German
  • Early check in
  • Business travellers
  • Late check out
  • Airport transfer
  • Shuttle bus transfer from the airport: charged
  • English
  • 24 hour security
  • Car hire
  • Information desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Children welcome
  • All public and private areas are no smoking zones
  • Wifi
  • Free Wifi access included
  • Newspaper
  • Laundry service