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Hotel Riviera - Rapallo

3 star Hotel Rapallo

Piazza Iv Novembre 2 - Rapallo

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Price starting from 90 .00
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Welcome to Hotel Riviera!

Enjoy a spot of lunch or an evening meal at this 3 star Rapallo hotel's restaurant where you're sure to find something to suit your taste. Guests wishing to relax with a drink will surely want to visit the bar/lounge. Multilingual staff are available at the front desk 24 hours-a-day and can provide tour/ticket assistance and express check-in.

Guests can make use of the free Wi-Fi. The hotel has a meeting room available for hire. A safe is available at reception. Other amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, an elevator (lift), a garden, concierge services and laundry facilities.

Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.7 Excellent
Based on 66 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Breakfast at Hotel Riviera

A free buffet breakfast is available between 7:30 AM and 10:00 AM.

Facilities at Hotel Riviera

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Dogs allowed
  • Laundry room
  • Garden
  • Personal newspapers
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Luggage room
  • City tour
  • Meeting Room
  • Internet/Email services
  • Private parking

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.
  • One child 2 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Check-in: between 2 PM and 10 PM.

Check-out: before noon.

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.

  • Self parking fee: EUR 12 per night

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

Hotel Riviera is also known as

Hotel Riviera
Riviera Hotel Rapallo

9.0

Clean

9.2

Location

7.7

Quiet

8.3

Spacious

9.0

Service

Hotel Riviera reviews

9.6 Outstanding!
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Finland

Excellent location with wonderfull view of the Gulf.Very friendly and helpful staff. Nice atmosphere. Good cleaning of rooms.

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We stayed in Riviera hotel in October of 2012 for 4 nights. The hotel was clean and very well kept. The staff was nice, especially Lorenzo. The location of the hotel is excellent. We paid extra for the bigger sea front room. I am not sure if the upgrade was worth it, since it was facing a noisy street with a lot of motocyclists and traffic late in night. The breakfast was basic. Overall the experience was very good. It was nice to stay in the family owned hotel, you feel especially welcomed.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

This was my first time at Hotel Riviera, and I wouldn't hesitate to book there again. It was an easy 5 min walk from the train station and also to catch the ferry to go to Santa Margherita and Porofino. The complimentary breakfast was superb with meat, cheese, yogurt and breads. They supplied us with maps and the ferry schedule without asking. Just great!

7.7 Good
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

Overall this hotel was what we expected, location was excellent, breakfast was wonderful, and room was very spacious. Parking was an issue and not as advertised (free on-site parking was non-existent, we had to find street parking for one night and then move our car to a paid lot for the rest of our stay). The manager was very unfriendly and unhelpful, however the rest of the staff were great. Hardwood floors presented a problem as we could hear the noise transfer from the room upstairs as people walked and moved things around, but no other street noise etc. presented a problem.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Japan

It was a very good hotel. The maintenance management is done in sincerity though neither the building nor furniture are new. The person in charge of the reception at nighttime often did. We wish to express our gratitude.

8.7 Excellent
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

Sehr zentral (allerdings an einem verkehrsreichen Platz)gelegenes kleines Familienhotel mit angeschlossenem Restaurant. Das Haus ist sehr sauber, die Inhaber und das Personal sind sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Wir haben uns dort sehr wohl gefühlt und können das Haus jederzeit empfehlen.

8.2 Very Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The restaurant at the hotel was outstanding and the service from the staff both at the front desk and in the restaurant was very attentive. Our room was lovely and the hotel was well-located with nice views of the harbor. This was our first trip to Rapallo and to Hotel Riviera.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The Riviera was everything we dreamed it would be. Our two nights there were the beginning of a great Italy vacation. Rapallo is the spot to be and the Riviera is the place to stay. The owners are charming and accomodating people, eager to serve and the staff was wonderful.

8.5 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Claudio, the owner/manager, was especially welcoming and helpful. The room we had was beautiful, with a view looking out to the Mediterranean. Room and the bathroom were more than adequate. While Rapallo itself is quite busy/noisy --- there are quite a few restaurants, and it is a very convenient ferry ride to Portofino/Sanfrusso and close enough for day trip to the Cinque Terre.

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

Truly top location and great facilities for a small boutique property. Highly recomend to potential vistiors.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Hotel in un palazzo d'epoca ristrutturato, elegante e confortevole, ma allo stesso tempo dall'atmosfera familiare e accogliente. Il soggiorno non poteva essere più piacevole grazie alla disponibilità e alla cortesia del personale. La nostra stanza era dotata di balconcino e vista mare.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Philippines

The location is very good. we were able to get free parking right across the hotel. the hotel manager and staff were very accomodating, friendly and nice. The hotel restaurant was much better than the other places around so we ended up eating dinner there twice.

5.3 Ordinary
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Room was way too small for the money! I had to move the curtain back just to get to the other side of the bed. I did not find the floor to clean and the furniture was very old. Loved the area though. The view was breathtaking!

7.1 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

This is a centrally located hotel facing the water but slightly off of the main drag.

7.6 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

Great stay very enjoyable. Had a problem with the AC which only got corrected on our last day. Easy to get around by walking, train and boat which was one the reasons we choose the location.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We loved this hotel and were in room 77 on the 3rd floor from which we could see the ocean. The two adjacent windows provided a wonderful breeze every day and night. The room was clean and spacious and had an extra room with a bed for a child or extra quest. We got to know Claudio, his wife, and their nephew, Lorenzo very well. We really enjoyed their night manager as well, Marino. He was a joy to talk to. These hotel owners became our friends. Hotel highly recommended. Only downside is no internet access, but I used the hotel across the street when I needed it.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We were especially pleased with the offer to provide us a small complimentary breakfast the morning we left. We had to leave very early, and the front desk offered to provide us breakfast before the normal serving time. Overall, the location and service at this hotel made our stay in Rapallo very memorable.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Mexico

PROS: - The people!!!.. What a great service! Claudio advised us of the best beaches and ports, ferrys, restaurants, activities, etc.. He even gave us an Italian class. - The View.. Check out the photos from our room balcony!! - Location.. Very near the ferry port and right in front of the Passeggiata. Excellent restaurants very near by the Lungomare. - Accomodations: Very clean, confortable rooms. Easy near parking, lift, breakfast terrace, etc.. - Parking was a plus. Claudio told us to park in front of the hotel door while we unload it. Later he parked it for us a few meters away on the street free of charge. CONS: - A bit pricy. 165E per night could be costy to some budgets. But considering you are in one of the most expensive parts of Italy, it's not such a bad deal. Location and service are worth the price. - Room space is a bit tight (no big problem). - Breakfast could be better with more variety. I don't think you can find a better place for the money. We stayed in a total of 8 hotels in our trip to Italy and the Riviera topped by far the best service. I would happily stay here again. Never the less, I would do my research first just in case I'm lucky enough to find a better rate somewhere near. Santa Margherita is also an excellent port to stay in. Advise: Take an early ferry all the way to S. Fruttuoso, Portofino and S. Margherita. Take your time to enjoy each port. Plan your day with the help of Claudio. Stay here at least 2 days. EPM Mexico.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We absolutely loved the resort town of Rapallo with its bay and palm tree lined promonade. The hotel was in a great location right on the promonade. The Hotel Riviera is a historic hotel built in the Liberty style. Hemmingway and other writers, poets stayed at the property. We had a large room and bathroom with a bay view overlooking the promonade. The room had ac, but we chose to leave our windows open at night to take in the night sounds of people walking the promonade, live music, and sound of motor scooters driving by. The room was done in the classic Italian Riviera style with hardwood floors and shuttters. The hotel is family owned and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The room included breakfast in a sunny downstairs area with a patio where they also serve dinner. It was easy to get around by walking the promonade and eating at the many outdoor cafes. We explored Cinque Terra (took the train) and Portifino while we were there, which can be reached by ferry. We would definitely go back to this hotel and Rapallo.

6.5 Fair
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Nice hotel, good situation, breakfast so-so

8.0 Very Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

We had a room overlooking the mediteranean with a small private deck. Hotel is across the street from the beach as are most hotels in the area. Rooms and bathrooms were a nice blend of old world charm and modern amenities. Parking limited but the concierge was very helpful in finding us a place to park once we unpacked the car. Our balcony view offered not just a view of the water but a view of the evening activities - the board walk bustled with people and for two nights there was a waterfront festival and our balcony allowed us to people watch all the fun and festivities.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

My husband and I had a wonderful time celebrating part of our 1st wedding anniversary in the charming little city of Rapallo at the Hotel Riviera. The people were so warm and welcoming. Both Marino and Claudio attended to our every need and were very nice. They gave us a very lovely corner room, with a beautiful sea view overlooking the bay. It was just perfect for viewing the firework displays (yes they had more than one!) that just happened to be going on the days we were staying there honoring the patron saint of the city. The location of the hotel was perfect, right in the heart of it all. Also Rapallo was a perfect city to stay in because it is easy to explore both Portofino and the Cinque Terre from here, which we did. I am quite certain we will have sweet memories of our stay in Rapallo for years to come and I look forward to our return!

6.6 Fair
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Australia

Position

8.3 Very Good
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The Hotel Riviera was a good location for our day trips to Santa Marguerita & Portofino. We absolutely loved the area. The hotel is located in town and was noisy at night - that was our only complaint.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Great hotel! I love the glass elevator. Everything was clean and nice. Located within walking distance to everything, shops, cafes, the pier. Will stay here again.

8.3 Very Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We were given such a lovely welcome at this hotel; one really sensed it was a family run establishment. Most of the staff had been with them for years and nothing seemed too much trouble. Our room had a balcony and sea view and was airy and large with plenty of drawers and hanging space. The location is right in the middle of town so excellent for walking to the ferry dock and waterfront cafes. The hotel itself has a very nice restaurant. We would definitely return here if visiting Rapallo again.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Austria

We enjoyed our stay a lot. The train station is about 10 min. walk to the hotel, which is also at the seaside and 5 min walk away from the quay where you can board a ship to Portfino. The room was quiet, breakfast (buffet) ok. Unfortunately there is only one private parking lot!!! You have to park on the street, but in high season it is difficult to park the car near the hotel.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Claudio works so hard to make this an outstanding hotel. He does everything to make sure your visit to Rapallo is enjoyable. His resturant is the best in Northern Italy! This hotel is located right next to the water and the boardwalk along the harbour. Shops of all kinds line the narrow streets. It is just a short boat ferry ride to Portofino and back. It was a joy to spend time at the Riviera.

7.9 Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

This was a very good hotel, full of character and situated by the sea in the centre of Rappallo. Our 2 night stay was very enjoyable and the staff were very friendly and helpful. I would certainly stay there again on any future visit to this area.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The Riviera was the perfect hotel in what I believe is the best city to stay while visiting this part of Italy - Rapallo. The hotel was an easy 5 minute walk of about 3-4 blocks from the train station. The reception and all common areas were not only clean, but very well decorated. The elevator was larger than most and the stairs and hallways had beautiful marble floors. We chose a room with a view of the harbor and marina. The room was large with rich hardwood floors, and had the best bathroom of any hotel we've ever stayed in while in Europe. My wife was thrilled with the full-size bathtub! I also liked the fact that with only 20 rooms we got more attention than we would have received in a larger hotel. There is a boat that leaves from right across from the hotel that takes you to Santa Margherita, Portofino, and other locations. Be sure to visit the Cinque Terra region - take an early train to Riomaggiore, walk the trail to Manarola and work your way up by train to Monterossa for dinner. And don't miss the market area of Rapallo - it's only a block from the hotel and has some great food and wine markets along with some good shopping. The breakfast buffet in the hotel restaurant was great and our dinner there one night was excellent also. Thanks to Claudio for a wonderful stay, and thanks to Venere.com for pointing me in the right direction.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Our stay here was fantastic. The hotel and location is postcard perfect ---literally, we bought one. The hotel is steps away from the boardwalk and the beach. Our room was nice: spacious and clean, the bathroom was spotless and brand new (our room had a standing shower only, which was fine for us). Everyone who worked there was friendly and extremely helpful. My fiance and I were just engaged before we arrived and the owners went way out of their way for us. Really, I couldn't find anything bad to say about the hotel and its staff. One thought on visiting Rappalo: its a beautiful town and a great place to spend a couple of days. We were there over the week-end and there were a lot of people in town from the cities; it was fun and lively. If you can, I recommend visiting there on a week-end, although I'm sure anytime would make for a nice getaway.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

What a fabulous hotel! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hotel Riviera. Not only is Rapallo a wonderful city but the hotel staff went out of their way to help us. We will definitely recommend this hotel to all our friends/family. Can't wait to come back!

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Claudio the owner did all he could to make us feel welcome and to fulfill all of our requests. I would not stay any where else on future trips to Rapallo. The food was excellent and Claudio made sure that we were treated like honored guests. This is definitely a 4 star hotel in my estimation.Thank you to all of the staff for making our stay so wonderful.

8.4 Very Good
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The concierge was incredibly helpful to us in suggesting day trips and restaurants. We enjoyed our stay at the Riviera. The location of the hotel could not have been better. Although, parking the rental car seemed to be a pernicious task. Overall, great place, and the value was great when compared to similiar properties in Rapallo. The locale is quite an expensive place to vacation (hotel-wise). The restaurant in the hotel is excellent. The property is indeed on the waterfront, so try to get a room with a view if possible.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

This simply CANNOT be a three-star hotel; it far surpassed several four and even a very "well known" five star hotel located in Piazza Minerva, Roma....enough said but I hope that this statement emphasizes my point! The Riviera Hotel is a charming, fully restored family-run hotel. Hotel visitors are truly treated like guests. We were so warmly welcomed by the owner. He and the staff were extremely helpful with directions. We had only two days in Rapallo and their suggestions enabled us to get the most out of our visit. The suite had far more room than we required. The accomodation was extremely clean and comfortable. The view over Rapallo Bay was exquisite. The diningroom and garden patio were excellent. We didn't have dinner at the hotel (The menu looked great!), but enjoyed the breakfast offered. The hotel has an excellent harborside location. It's convenient to all of restaurants, shops, museums, and land & sea transportation. Rapallo is an excellent base from which to explore the Cinque Terra, Portofino, Santa Marguerita, and Camogli. I hate to let the "secret" out but please do not miss this hotel; we'll be back! MANY thanks to our gracious host, Claudio!

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We travel from the USA to Italy each year for vacation. Hotel Riviera in Rapallo is the best value we have found in all of Italy. Right on the ocean with million dollar view. We had three terraces out of our room looking out to sea. This was a standard room, not an upgrade. I will return here each year. Only limitation is limited parking spaces (four).

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Switzerland

Thanks to the manager Claudio, we had the chance to get a spacious room with three balconies on the last floor. Spacious and smart bathroom as well and of course gorgeous view on the sea.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

This is a beautifully redone old villa right on the water. Staff was very helpful and most spoke English. Five minute walk to the train station to see Cinque Terra. We really enjoyed our stay.

8.8 Excellent
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.6 Good
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Finland

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

4.4 Ordinary
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Denmark

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Argentina

6.5 Fair
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

8.5 Excellent
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Finland

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

6.9 Fair
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Switzerland

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8.3 Very Good
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.3 Very Good
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

6.6 Fair
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.1 Fair
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

7.6 Good
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Germany

7.6 Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Hotel Riviera, offering 20 guest rooms with climate control. Rooms open onto balconies. LCD televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, complimentary newspapers and phones during their Rapallo visit. A good night's sleep in comfortable beds with premium bedding will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their vacation or business trip.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers. Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional guest comforts include soundproofing, air conditioning and safes.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Terrace/Balcony
  • LCD flat screen TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel Riviera

By car The hotel is easily reachable from the highway A12. Take exit Rapallo and follow the indications to centro and then Piazza 4 Novembre. By train The Rapallo railway station is about 0.1 miles from the hotel. By airplane The Genova airport is about 16.8 miles from the hotel.

Distances from Hotel Riviera

Basilica of Sts. Gervasius and Protasius - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Porta delle Saline - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Castle-on-the-Sea - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Marina di Rapallo - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Circolo Golf e Tennis Rapallo - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Castello di Punta Pagana - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Santa Margherita Ligure Castle - 2.1 km / 1.3 mi
Villa Durazzo - 2.3 km / 1.5 mi
Marina di Santa Margherita - 2.4 km / 1.5 mi
Sanctuary of Our Lady of Montallegro - 3 km / 1.9 mi
Zoagli Beach - 3.3 km / 2 mi
Abbey of Cervara - 4.1 km / 2.5 mi
Paraggi Beach - 4.4 km / 2.7 mi
Regional Natural Park of Portofino - 4.5 km / 2.8 mi
Church of St. Martin - 5.2 km / 3.2 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Riviera is Genoa (GOA-Cristoforo Colombo) - 31 km / 19.3 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 kilometer.

Transportation services Hotel Riviera

  • Private parking