The stylish Hotel Riviera boasts a state-of-the-art wellness area, a speciality restaurant, and smart bedrooms.
This smart, modern hotel ticks all the right boxes with TripAdvisor reviewers. Their approval of its contemporary looks gifted the hotel a Certificate of Excellence.
Rooms feature a stylish slate-grey colour scheme, and come with plump beds and sound-proof double glazing. Premium rooms even have hydro-massage baths. From May 2016, this hotel will become part of the Thomson Sensimar collection.
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My sister + i stayed 2 weeks in August. Had a great time good food + clean hotel. Staff in reception very good nothing was a bother 2 them. Roberto + his team in the dining room very friendly + helpful. Would recommend this hotel. Sylvia Ritchie + Anne McKelvey....More
We have just returned from a lovely two week holiday at this couples hotel. It is beautifully refurbished, mainly in tones of grey, our room was pleasant and overlooked the pool with a view of the sea, the beds were a bit firm as you frequently find in hotels. The bathroom was impressive, we had two sinks and the walk in shower was reliably hot with one overhead and one hand held shower. There is tea and coffee and a concierge/room service. The air conditioning stays on even when you are not in the room. It's E3 a day for the fridge and E3 a day for the safe. You can get a wifi username in reception and the wifi works all over the hotel including the rooms. The hotel staff are friendly and very efficient; I cannot fault any of it. There is a buffet breakfast and dinner with a wonderful choice of food and the tapas is delicious. There is a show cooking counter where you can have fresh food cooked for you. Men need to wear trousers in the evenings. You can charge your drinks to your room or pay as you go. There is also an al a carte restaurant which is quiet and elegant with some special dishes. There were plenty of sunbeds around the pool and on the lower terraces and a lift takes you down to the promenade by the beach. The entertainment was a bit hit and miss with some average singers. There was also an entertainment team who put on singing and dancing shows coordinated by the lovely entertainments manager Sandra, who also does aquarobics and other daily entertainments. The Thomson's rep Gary was so helpful and caring, he took his time to listen to everyone and was simply the best rep we have ever known. The resort is lively in the evenings, you can venture up the hill or walk along to the Marina or towards Fuengirola. There were many Spanish people holidaying there which was nice. A bar called Mullarkeys over the road put on live music most nights. You can walk up to the Paloma Park which is nice with animals roaming around. Also you can walk up to the cable cars or get the bus. The views from the mountain are sensational and there is horse training and falconry up there. We went on the ferry from the Marina to Furengirola and saw some dolphins on the way. We also went on the trip to Ronda which was lovely with a stop on the way in Sentenil de las Bodegas which is a beautiful town with houses cut into the rocks. Ronda is beautiful and it is well worth paying a bit extra for the guide who took us to the bridge, the Peinado Museum (cubist friend of Picasso), a bodega with free wine tasting and tapas. We caught the bus to Mijas and saw some flamenco dancing and had a tour around on a tuk tuk, Not a lot to see there and quite touristy, but some lovely shops bars and restaurants. You can get some free trips with a factory tour of the merino wool bed products. I would not recommend going on these trips, the products are good but expensive, we went to Nerja with them and out of the whole day only got to spend 90 minutes in Nerja.More
So clean, and staff were so friendly, really relaxing, rooms were lovely. great entertainment on the nights. Lovely view of the beach, although go above 2nd floor on the one side of the hotel. Will be going back there soon.More
pauline s, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Nicely refurbished ,Very peaceful
This was our 1st visit to The Riviera, there's no negatives but plenty of positives, if you get a pool view room you'll have amazing views of the beach and harbour,which by night is so vibrant, the Hotel is basically on the beach with a few step to go down to the gated card entrance,All the staff are really nice ,from the waiters/waitresses to the room. Cleaners etc.The food is plentiful with plenty of variety,the entertainment by night is of typical Thompsons ,from Flemenco to Comedians not bad but not brilliant, the pool area is nice with enough sun beds to go round.When you meet Gary who is the rep for the hotel he is very knowledgeable and in our opinion the best rep weave ever had at the numerous hotels we've stayed at, A funny down to earth chap who does his job impeccably ,he doesn't come across pushy one bit.we will recommend this Hotel to friends n families,More