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Hotel Riva del Sole - Giovinazzo, Bari

4 star Hotel Bari

Strada Statale 16 km 787 and 225 - Bari

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 69 .01
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Hotel Riva del Sole is situated in Giovinazzo, next to Bari, in an outstanding seaside location of the Apulia region in southern Italy.

Thanks to its central position, Grand Hotel Riva del Sole is a perfect starting point for excursions to characteristic local tourist attractions such as the Cathedrals of Bari, Trani and Giovinazzo, the Caves of Castellana, the Valle d'Itria and the Trulli of Alberobello.

Guests will enjoy a splendid time in Italy and in this quality hotel thanks to exclusive on-site amenities, including several restaurants, a reading lounge, 7 meeting rooms (for 10 to 250 persons), a private church, an outdoor swimming pool for both adults and children, tennis facilities and a sports court, a panoramic terrace, Mediterranean garden, American bar, banqueting rooms plus a private beach.

Mandatory resort fee to be paid onsite from 13 Jun to 5 Sep 2009: includes access to the outdoor swimming pool and fully equipped private beach establishment; one umbrella and two deck chairs per room; entertainment and mini club (4-11 years) schedule; group courses and competitions. 
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 7.6 Good
Based on 31 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

- Our room was terribly hot, especcially considering that we werw there at the end...

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Breakfast at Hotel Riva del Sole

A free buffet breakfast is served each morning.

Hotel Facilities at Riva del Sole

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry room
  • Garden
  • Laundry service
  • Beach umbrellas and deck loungers
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Free parking
  • Guarded car park
  • Shuttle service
  • Conference room
  • Secretarial service
  • Meeting Room
  • Business Center
  • Personal newspapers
  • City tour
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • TV Lounge
  • Internet/Email services
  • Children swimming pool
  • Private beach
  • Tennis court
  • Children's mini club

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 4 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 5 per day
  • Facilities fee: EUR 6 per person, per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Riva del Sole is also known as

Grand Hotel Riva del Sole
Grand Hotel Giovinazzo

8.5

Clean

6.7

Location

7.9

Quiet

7.8

Spacious

7.9

Service

Riva del Sole Hotel reviews

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The air conditioner drowned our excellent review. Very welcoming and very near to the beach. The breakfast is adequate but the coffee comes out of a machine. Worth the price we paid for it seeing it is on the beach front, but no sea view.

7.3 Good
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Netherlands

We have stayed just one night, the restaurant outside was exellent, good diner and personel

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Albania

I read some older reviews and I almost changed hotels but I had book a good price so I decided just to stay and was pleasantly surprised. Most of the staff spoke English and they were very helpful and friendly. Getting there was a little difficult because it was our first time to Italy and my cell phone did not work. So I ended up having to take a taxi from the Bari train station. But there is a bus stop right outside the hotel and they drove us to the train station whenever we wanted to go. The room was clean. My only complaint was one night they were having a wedding and the music was too loud and I finally had to call at 1 am. But other than that it was a nice place to stay. And breakfast was very good...exactly what you would expect from a free one! Recommend!!!

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Malta

Really recommend it! this was a great one day/night stay to rest by the pool, we arrived by train which is a 30 euro taxi but hotel offers free shuttle service to airport. Breakfast was a good variety and endless coffee.

6.3 Fair
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Germany

We had a room towards the main road so it was a bit noisy sometimes. The room was quite clean even do i found a black long hair at the cover of the bed and there was a bit of black humidity at the shower. But they did change the towels every day. Breakfast was really crowded the second day of our stay, the staff wasnt able to supply the food as fast as it was gone. Fresh fruit available was really nice but i was missing some tomatoes or other veggies for the breafkast and there was only one kind of cheese available. The composition of the breakfast was the same every day, some variety from day to day would really improve it! Generally the staff is polite, specially the bartender gave us some good tips, but i was missing some of the "warmth" of the italian people you could feel outside of the hotel....

7.5 Good
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Malta

Large hotel complex with good restaurant,large pool and beach.Spacious,modern comfortable rooms with decent breakfast.Ideally situated as a one day stop over for those using Bari Palese Airport as it is just 10 minutes away by car(insert in GPS the co-ordinates provided by the hotel web page and they will lead you right up to the hotel.

2.4
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

A modest business hotel far from town with limited room amenities. Not even a decent business hotel with no internet access. Would never recommend for tourists unless every other hotel was not available.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Nice hotel. Ideal for airport. German owned so clean and good food

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Ireland

This is a nice hotel which serves a great buffet brakfast. It is about ten minutes drive from Bari airport and the hotel has a shuttle service which will drive you to the airport at no extra charge. The staff were friendly and helpful and we wished we had more time to use the leisure facilities. Price was reasonable. If you need a hotel near Bari airport the Riva del Sole is a good bet.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We enjoyed this hotel very much although a little expensive for the area. The staff was very helpful. We wished we would have stayed there longer. Would definitely recommend it to others.

6.0 Fair
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

7.3 Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

6.5 Fair
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

7.4 Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Italy

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9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Colombia

7.9 Good
  • December 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

6.8 Fair
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • it

6.7 Fair
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

5.3 Ordinary
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Belgium

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

4.7 Ordinary
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.1 Very Good
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

7.1 Good
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

7.7 Good
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Germany

Riva del Sole Hotel reviews by TripAdvisor

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Room Details

Book your beach accommodation at Riva del Sole, offering 87 guest rooms with climate control. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Corporate travelers visiting the Giovinazzo area will benefit from wired and wireless high-speed Internet access (charges apply) as well as desks, complimentary newspapers and direct-dial phones.

Bathrooms are outfitted with bidets. Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Rooms also include air conditioning and safes.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Direct dial phone
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access
  • High speed Internet access
  • Dial-up Internet access

Distances from Hotel Riva del Sole

Planetarium of Bari - 6.3 km / 3.9 mi
Angevin Tower - 7.3 km / 4.5 mi
Bitonto Cathedreal - 7.4 km / 4.6 mi
Cathedral of St. Conrad - 10.5 km / 6.5 mi
Lido San Francesco - 10.6 km / 6.6 mi
Fiera del Levante - 11 km / 6.9 mi
Stadio della Vittoria - 11.4 km / 7.1 mi
Bari Harbor - 13.3 km / 8.3 mi
Conservatory of Niccolo Piccinni - 13.4 km / 8.3 mi
Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi - 13.4 km / 8.3 mi
Norman-Hohenstaufen Castle - 13.6 km / 8.5 mi
Norman Castle - 13.7 km / 8.5 mi
Teatro Piccinni - 13.7 km / 8.5 mi
Chiesa di San Marco dei Veneziani - 13.8 km / 8.6 mi
Chiesa di Santa Scolastica - 13.8 km / 8.6 mi
The preferred airport for Riva del Sole is Bari (BRI-Karol Wojtyla) - 5.8 km / 3.6 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Hotel Riva del Sole

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Free parking
  • Guarded car park
  • Shuttle service