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Hotel Riviera - Venice

3 star Hotel Venice

Piazzale S.M. Elisabetta ang. Gran Viale 5 - Venice

1-877-662-6988
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The charming 3-star Hotel Riviera in Venice enjoys a convenient location in Venice Lido, in front of the marina and only a 10-minute walk from the beach.

It is a fully air-conditioned building from the early 20th century, tastefully furnished and offering a welcoming atmosphere. The Riviera Hotel is close to the harbor with daily connection. It is also the ideal place to watch the sun set.

It only takes 15 minutes to get to the amazing and famous Saint Mark's Square. Guests staying in this great Venice Lido hotel can relax in the wellness center. The hotel also features a souvenir shop that offers discounts to guests. Wireless Internet access is available for an additional charge. A complimentary breakfast is served daily, and a restaurant is on site. The friendly staff will be pleased to assist guests during their stay at the Riviera hotel.

Pets are accepted.

 
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Guest Rating 8.7 Excellent
Based on 466 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

This was our first time at the Hotel Riviera, the place is wonderful. Looks just ...

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Breakfast at Hotel Riviera

A free buffet breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at Hotel Riviera

  • Baby sitter
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Gift shop
  • Shops in the hotel
  • Pets accepted
  • Laundry room
  • Gym
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • City tour
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Sauna
  • Hydromassage Jacuzzi
  • Meeting Room
  • Internet/Email services

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.
  • Children 2 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • In accordance with national/local laws, air conditioning may be restricted to certain hours from June to September.

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

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.
  • No onsite parking is available.

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.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: EUR 6 (for 60 minutes, rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: EUR 6 (for 60 minutes, rates may vary)
  • A pet fee will be charged
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 30 per night
  • Facilities fee: EUR 15 per person, per day and includes use of:

  • - Sauna

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


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.40 per person, per night for adults; EUR 1.20 per night for guests aged 10-16 years old. This tax does not apply to children under 10 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

A tax is imposed by the city and will be collected at the property. This tax does not apply to residents of Venice City and children under 10 years of age. Further exemptions may apply, subject to submission of proper documents to the property, to patients, their companions and people staying in the city for specific purposes/duties. 30% reduction applies from 1-31 January and from 1-31 December.

Hotel Riviera is also known as

Hotel Riviera
Riviera Hotel
Riviera Hotel Venice

9.0

Clean

9.0

Location

7.6

Quiet

7.8

Spacious

8.8

Service

Hotel Riviera reviews

4.2 Ordinary
  • August 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Switzerland

First stay, room very noisy with boats all night and thin walls, could hear snoring next doot !!

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Hotel Riviera is ideally situated for Venice sightseeing and relaxation on Lido beach. It is located in front of Lido vaporetto and the ferry to the airport. We had the room overlooking the bay with San Marco in the distance. The room had tiny balcony which enabled us to have a meal in the room and enjoy the view. There was Billa food store 100 meters from the hotel with excellent cold cuts, cheeses and wines. The food bought at Billa was much better and many times cheaper than the menu choices in Lido restaurants. The wardrobe in the room was big enough to unpack the suitcases. The room had fair size bathroom which was very clean. Each day there was a room service so the room was always clean. The breakfast was large with a lot of choices of foods. The stay in the hotel was a welcome break from the relentless harassment of paramilitary like groups of street vendors in old Venice which diminished the enjoyment of the sightseeing.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

You will not be disappointed at all. The staff went out of there way,the room was great. Breakfast was also good. Hotel was immediately seen when you got off the water taxi.

7.6 Good
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Our first visit to Venice. Wanted to see more of city after leaving cruise ship. The room we had was adequate, but did get rather warm. We left window open for cooling, but not sure would when mosquitos etc are more abundant.

7.7 Good
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Great location especially because of access to water taxis. The room(s) were a surprise. Great to have a separate sleeping room where our granddaughter stayed. Bathroom is quite small but workable. Great breakfast and loved the old world interior. Such a change from the typical American hotels. We would definitely stay here again!

7.9 Good
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Positive:Beautiful view on the laguna from the windows of the bedroom, friendly and efficient personnel, excellent breakfast buffet. Negative : chilly in the room (no warming), moisture on the air coonditioning tubes, no signal on french TV channels Excellent diner at closeby hotel laguna on the laguna shore with view on venezia skyline

8.0 Very Good
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Russia

The overall impression about the hotel is close to excellent (for Venice).The only drawback to note is lack of diversity for breakfast especially hot food.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

We had a very nice stay in this hotel. Reception was very polite, efficient and very helpful with all our queries. They spoke very good english and french which was a great plus for us. Our room had a terrace and was well oriented. The location of the hotel close to the vaporetto station makes it very convenient. The included breakfast was a full buffet breakfast rather than the traditional continental breakfast. Thumbs up from us.

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Netherlands

The hotel is excelent for traveling to Venice, there is one thing what needs to be specified clearly, the Hotel is on the "Island" Lido de Venetia, getting there with your car is expensive and not really needed, as one can park their car the ferry terminal and take the "waterbus" instead, this saves approximately €50,--. Other than that the Hotel is excelent, and really worth while staying.

8.6 Excellent
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Austria

it was wonderful, just to recommend! on lido its quite, the location of the hotel ist excellent!!!!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I really liked hotel Riviera. Easy to get to as it's right across from the main Lido vaporetto stop - think the location on the Lido is a plus, because from what I researched it was much more reasonably priced than hotels near the main tourist sites, and it doesn't take that long to get from the Lido to the "main" islands. I booked a single room and was given a very roomy and comfortable double. The hotel seems to be reasonably quiet though there is some noise from the street (being across from vaporetto and bus stops, it's a busier corner), so bring earplugs if you like to have the windows open at night. Excellent big breakfast buffet and very helpful desk staff. I would happily stay here again.

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • GB

Great location, across the road from the vaporetto with shops and restaurants nearby. Good value for Venice; small but comfy room. Lovely breakfast choices; charming, ornate decor and shop; friendly, helpful staff. Would love to go back!

8.1 Very Good
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

good hotel,good period decor,good locaotion near to ferry landing

2.8
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • GB

On arrival found air con not to be working and on enquiring at reception was rudely told it was not working and to open the windows. The hotel is on a busy street with a bar opposite and the noise kept us awake until the early hours, beds also very hard and uncomfortable. Good location for transport and restaurants though and the lido is lovely.

7.2 Good
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We have stayed at the Hotel Riviera 3 times over the last dozen or so years. The first time we stayed it still had the Campari sign on the roof. It has the best location on Lido. Very convenient. Unfortunately it is starting to show it's age. Rooms need updating and the exterior needs refurbishing. Fortunately it looks like they have started the exterior remodel. We hope they will follow up with the rooms. Then the prices will go up to the Panorama Hotel levels. Which is a nicer option. We would still stay here again. Prices are good. The people are friendly. And the location is hard to beat on Lido.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The location across the street from the Vaporetto station was excellent. There are restaurants and other amenities in the immediate neighborhood.

7.2 Good
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

I have to say that staying on the Lido was a great idea. We liked staying on the island. The hotel was clean but very outdated. Bathroom was small and the shower needs a door not a curtain. The floor was flooding following a shower due to the curtain. The hair dryer was in-operable due to it overheating. They did bring another one after some discussion.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • France

very convenient location:close to Lido beach, away from the crowd of main islands,right next to public transports to San Marco (20mn, nice trip)and other places( many vaperoto lines from Lido). Nice breakfast buffet and breakfast room. you have to pay to use the computer in the entrance hall (2€/15mn etc)and for the map of the city!

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Super position,excellent facilities ,highly recommended as very good value for money

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • India

Riviera is a good hotel with helpful staff.The rooms are nice and clean.The location is just across the lido ferry station.If u prefer to stay at Lido,as we personally liked the island espp on saturday night.The pubs are good and a very lively night life.The breakfast was very nice too.The only problem with our room was that the air conditioner was not working properly but it didn't bother us much.But surely need to change to darker curtains to cover early morning sun rays.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Hungary

We were really satisfied with the hotel and the staff as well. Please be aware of the fact that the hotel situates next to the Lido's busiest vaporetto and bus stop. There was a wide choice of cakes and fresh fruits for breakfast, but we did not understand why the kitchen staff had cooked srambled eggs only every other day or rarer.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

the hotel did really exceed my expectance. it was founded perfectly that way it was descripted in the web. i was deeply contented. the breakfast buffet was really good. the stuff is competed and gentle, the service stuff attentive. a comfortable staying overall!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Finland

We stayed two nights here in the beginning of July. The hotel is situated on the island of Lido, a 5 min ferry/waterbus ride from St Marco's square. The hotel is located just opposite to the main Lido waterbus stop. The island itself was a VERY pleasant surprise with very long ab well maintained beaches. The main street is packed with restaurants, shops and bars, and is packed during summer from sunbathers of all ages. The architecture is a nice contrast compared to the "main" Venice, and is actually very beautiful. Well worth the money. The waterbuses operate everyday and the ride to the center of Venice is fast and easy. The hotel is VERY well maintained and the staff very polite and well spoken. Excellent breakfast. We would (and will) definately stay here again.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Sweden

I traveled with my grown up daughter. We spent 3 nights at the Riviera. We had a large room with a balcony filled with flowers, a table and chairs, which we had not expected at all. The staff was very helpful and friendly and the breakfast buffet was great. The hotel is located very near the vaporetto station and a short walk from the beach. I think it´s great value for the money.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Ukraine

The hotel surpassed the expectations in every bit of it. Beautiful rooms, friendly staff, delicious breakfast, great location. An unforgettable stay.

7.9 Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

Desk staff efficient and brusque. The breakfast was fresh and staff charming. An old style hotel, but with adequate air con. etc and plenty of period charm.

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

The Hotel Riviera is an excellent hotel located right across from the main water taxi station on the Lido. We were able to use the (venicelink.com) Alilaguna water taxi to go to and from Venice, Murano and Marco Polo airport. The personnel at the hotel provided friendly and helpful advice on places to eat and things to do and see. The rooms and the bathroom were clean and the breakfast room and food was excellent (full breakfast buffet). We booked the loon view room with a view looking out on the Grand Canal of Venice (Fantastic View). I would stay at Hotel Riviera again and would recommend the to friends as a place to stay while visiting Venice.

8.6 Excellent
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent value for money. Hotel room spacious clean and comfortable. We had a top floor room with double aspect and great views to Venice. Hotel is opposite the vaporetti so you can expect to pick up some noise but not that significant. Staff friendly and helpful. Breakfasts typically continental but overall ok. Venice lido a great place to stay to visit Venice. Water Taxi only 10 minutes to St Marks square. Island itself quite pleasant.Would I recommend the hotel to a friend - YES

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

A good, very efficient hotel. Any queries or problems were dealt with very quickly and without fuss. Hotel is situated directly opposite vaporetto stop so is very convenient for hops over to Venice yet is also 10 mins walk to Lido beach. Front rooms may be noisy for light sleepers as there is a road junction outside and you can hear the boats arriving and departing until about midnight. Good value, very convenient - fresh and good variety in the breakfast buffet. Reasonable restaurants and good cafes nearby.

8.4 Very Good
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Basic hotel for few nights. Overall was Good. Location is just perfect. Shared bathroom was cleaned. A lady at the desk was a very rude at checkout. Breakfast is small.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

Friendly staff, excellent breakfast, perfect location and clean, well-equipped rooms. Ideal place for exploring Venice and the Lido area.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

This was my third stay at the Hotel Riveria and that in itself should speak to the suitability of the hotel. The staff was very hospitable. The rooms while not spacious were larger than most European rooms and tastefully decorated. The hotel is very well kept and clean. Breakfast is adequate with many choices of pastries. Excellent location directly across the street from the vaporetto station. Many choices of restaurants and grocery facilities nearby. I look forward to my next visit to the Hotel Riveria.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

Excellent hotel, great location, and great price. Would highly recommend this hotel to anyone. Excellent breakfast included in the price of the room. The room was very spacious and clean but the shower was very small. Staff is very friendly and very helpful. Everyone we encountered spoke perfect english. Hotel Riviera is right across the street from the vaporetto stop and is only a 15 minute ride to Venice. The island of Lido is very clean and quiet and is a nice break from the hussle and bussle of Venice.

7.9 Good
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

We stayed at the Riviera at the end of October for my wifes birthday. The only reason this hotel lost points was the fact that it was a little noisey due to the bus station over the road. However in saying this, the noise isn't terrible, just a little distracting to be honest. The hotel is clan, tidy and extremly spacious. We stayed in a superiour room, so I can't talk about the other rooms. There was plenty of choice for breakfast. The Lido is a welcome change from the hussle of Venice at the end of the night. We ate at Roxy's about a 2 mins walk from the hotel, which was ok! But be aware that all of the shops shut at 8 so make sure you get drinks etc for the room before this... Venice it self was fantastic, and the hotel was easy to find on the number 51 water bus! I would definately return to the hotel.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Charming hotel, welcoming staff. European breakfast served in a bright elegant room. Hotel is right across from the vaporetto station, fifteen minutes from San Marco by water. We never waited more than five minutes for a boat. Of the four European hotels we stayed at on our trip, this was our favorite by far! I would definitely recommend the Riviera.

4.3 Ordinary
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Thailand

Room is very small relating with triple room in other cities we've stayed. I think it's also too small as normal double room.

7.2 Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

There is very kind hotel staffs. Its location is easy to reach because it is just in front of the sea boat statation of Lido. They provide very nice breakfast. Only demerit is that there was a little bit noisy around the hotel.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Finland

We were very pleased with the hotel: nice clean rooms, good breakfast, friendly staff speaking very good English. Nice location right next to the Lido vaporetto stop. Not far from the Lido beaches and just 15 mins to the center of Venice.

8.5 Excellent
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Japan

You can find the hotel very easily if you get Vapoletto No. 51 line. You can expect a nice view of Venezia only from Lido from the lagoon view room. There was no refreg in the room.

7.1 Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I would definitely stay at the Hotel Riveria again. Although my "single" room was barely more than a large closet, I was able to change to a larger room with a view for a suplement of 50 euro/night... a little steep in my opinion. Twin sized beds were very small & hard. Staff was very cordial and hotel was very clean. The Lido area is undergoing much restoration and repair of the streets so the area was VERY NOISY, but that is not within the control of the property.Breakfast was adequate but nothing special. Fantastic location a good choice for any traveler. As a frequent traveler to Venice, I would recommend the Riveria.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We went to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Our room was very spacious and there was a bottle of prosecco on ice! A very welcoming touch. Yes it was noisy but that is to be expected given it's location and the renovation of the waterbus terminal. The double glazing worked well. The quality of the breakfast and the breakfast room was much better than our previous hotels in Venice. We would stay here again.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Israel

great hotel, the rooms are clean and very homey and we had a great view from our window,the bathroom looked like new. The breakfast is very generous and tasty. the vaporetto is just across the street, it was like staying at the city but at the prices of the Lido. The provided baby cot was great, the baby slept very well. We really enjoyed our stay at the hotel, many thanks !!!

7.6 Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

good quality of hotel. One tall man receiptionist(without tie !! )could be more welcoming.

7.3 Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Philippines

Stayed there overnight-- the hotel is not that new, but it has a nice breakfast and clean rooms.

8.0 Very Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United States

We had a lovely room, with a spacious private balcony, overlooking the water. The balcony had room for a table and 4 chairs, bench, numerous potted plants and a chaise with table. The room itself was spacious and the bathroom facilities very modern. Loved the heated towel warmers. The staff, especially the wonderful women who work in the breakfast room and then later clean the rooms, were especially helpful when our niece became ill during our stay. A doctor was called to visit us at the hotel and she was on the road to recovery within 2 days. The hotel is a refreshing oasis from the hustle and bustle of Venice and is only a short vaparetto ride away. The reason that the noise rating is low is because of the construction at the vaparetto stop just yards from our room. It should be completed soon.

4.7 Ordinary
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • GB

at no stage did anybody warn us that although there is convenient access to watertaxis the terminal is being rebuilt. The workers began with an industrial hammer at 7am- 7pm Monday through Friday and on Saturday. When asked about compensation the manager shrugged his shoulders

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Great hotel!! I would defintely stay here again...we had a nice view of the canal and easy access to the water taxi. Nice place off the main island. Highly recommended.

7.5 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Netherlands

Good hotel nearby the vaporetto station. Not far from the beach. And plenty of shops and restaurants in neighberhood. Pity is was, that the quai opposit the hotel was very noisy because of renovations. But is only temporary. One receptionist was not so friendly, all the others do.

7.7 Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

We were there with our child,one years old. There was´nt a baby-chair. that was something inconvenient. Besides it was very good. especially the woman in the breakfast-room. She was very befriend.

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

stayed in several places in Italy on this holiday (& a few in Lido). The Riviera has a great location just across from the boat stop. The staff were very friendly and allowed us to check in at 10am which we didn't expect at all. (would have been happy to just leave our bags) In comparison to other places we stayed, the room was spacious .Ok yes, the decor is dated, but overall, it was a great price, was clean, breakfast was good and the location is perfect, so we were happy. Also, they offer a late check out, so no pressure on that side. Room had working AC also which is a must in August. Would stay again for sure and would recommend it.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

A really nice and clean location for the trip to Venice. Staff is courteous and helpful (as we could "test", because we needed medical hints & ice for a sprained ankle...). Good breakfast ("excellent" if compared to that was is known as "Italian standard"). We had a nice room in the 4th floor.

7.4 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Saudi Arabia

Welcoming receptionist, speaking English A good assistance provided Clean Rooms They have a 4 stars breakfast Need to have better Air Conditioned rooms

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Fantastic location, welcoming staff, lovely hotel, if a bit chintzy, still a nice clean hotel

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Germany

es ist ein altes Gebäude inklusiv Geruch das nicht weg zu kriegen ist. Ausgenommen dieses, eventuell nicht für alle unangenehmes, Merkmal war alles bestens. Personal ist sehr freundlich und kompetent, Frühstuck - exzellent, Lage - bequemer für Venedig-Besucher kaum möglich - gleich gegenüber der Vaporetto-Station - über die Strasse.

6.8 Fair
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Singapore

Firstly please note that I comment from an Asian's perspective and may differ from others. Generally, the Staff are friendly and helpful. The hotel is clean but aging (not dilapitated but antique like). The surrounding is spacious near boat stations and restaurants. Breakfast is not suitable for people looking for a sumptous American Breakfast. Overall I will describe this as a Pleasant Hotel perhaps a consideration if you like to stay in Lido.

7.8 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Singapore

We rented a car so we took a ferry to Lido. Parking nearby the hotel is subject to car park coupon (except on Sunday). We stayed in a small room at the corner of the building. Too small to our liking (we had little space to walk after we put all our pieces of luggage in the room). Location is excellent as it is opposite the vaporetto station. We especially liked the hotel decoration and furniture: they blend well with the Venice "atmosphere". Staff were courteous and competent.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

I recently travelled to Venice on May 19th for 6 days. The Riviera Hotel is just what you may need to spend a very nice stay. It is quite, very clean, rooms are large enough, reception and other personnel are very nice; vaporetto station very near as well as bus and bike renting. Good ice creams in the Gran Viale. The Lido is a quite pleasant place to see too. 10 mn far from Venice ST Marc; every part of Venice easily accessible. I wish you all a very nice stay at the Riviera Hotel. I strongly recommand it!Before you leave think of buying an illimited transport ticket on the Net.

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

Excellent hotel situé à seulement 50 mètres de l'arrêt des vaporettos et accessible avec le passe bus / vaporetto. Petit déjeuner copieux et bon. Avons apprécié de pouvoir nous baigner dans l'adriatique en fin d'après midi. Avons passe un excellent sejour !

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

I have stayed in the Riviera on a number of occasions - mostly through work. It is a very well-located friendly hotel. Rooms are clean and functional without being luxurious while the breakfast buffet is excellent. The Lido provides a different pace from Venice and the Riviera is perfectly situated to experience both.

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • South Africa

Lido is a great place to base yourself when visiting Venice - the beach is 10 minutes walk from the hotel and the hotel is opposite the ferry stop. We had a great couple of days and would return.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

I have to say we had a wonderful stay while in Venice. The Hotel was in a perfect location and only a 2min walk from the dock. You can see the hotel from the dock, to the right. The hotel had a perfect breakfast and the staff was very friendly. The Island of Lido is perfect for traveling and staying in Venice. Staying on Lido is easy and the cost of food is much more reasonable than in Venice. Around the hotel were many nice small restaurants. You can also explore the island and take a bike ride and walk to the beach from the hotel in 5min. This was a great hotel for the price and the location. I would recommend this to friends and was happy with my visit. I would recommend any of the hotels on Lido for the price and the ease of finding the hotel where finding a hotel in Venice can be a challenge. If you are a photographer you should visit the island of Burano for a great photo opportunity of the beautiful multi color houses. Take time to relax and enjoy your stay in one of the most beautiful places in Italy.

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • South Africa

Excellent value for money, close to the TAXI's and easy to find, a all round enjoyable, quiet and romantic place.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

très bon séjour à l'hôtel riviera. le personnel est disponible. l'hôtel est très bien situé, juste à côté du vaperetto pour se rendre à Venise même. le seul bémol, mais qui n'est pas lié à l'hôtel en lui-même, ce sont les travaux effectués dans la rue à la période où nous y étions.

7.4 Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

Hotel is nice, breakfast - the best breakfast I have seen in Italian hotels. Floor was inclined - so, my son falled down all the time trying walk.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Belgium

This hotel is very well located, on Lido, near a stop of vaporetti, in 10 minutes of the Piazza San Marco, with view on the lagoon. Very ample, comfortable rooms. Nice view. Very quiet and very easy to get to since the airport. Ideal for baggages, contrary in the center of Venice.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

This was my third stay at the Riviera over the years. A great hotel on the Lido--the best breakfast I had in Italy. Directly across the street from the vaporetto (#51)--about 30 minutes from San Marco. Don't miss the beach (about 10 minute walk from the hotel). This will always be my first choice when visiting Venice--easy to get to & from--any hour of the day or night, less crowded and fewer tourists than other areas of Venice.

8.3 Very Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Arab Emirates

THe hotel location was well located. Very close to waterway and bus stop. Toilet was very clean and well equiped.

4.9 Ordinary
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Australia

We stayed at the top level of the hotel. All the rooms are really run down. Doors does not close properly. Decor is really out dated and generally, the whole floor needs freshening. Others floors looks a lot better but I cannot tell. As long as you don't stay on the top floor, it seems good.

7.4 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Old hotel, but clean. Situated at 25mts from the vaporetto dock. Very convenient. Internet access still espensive. Should be free. Good value.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

Loved the location, it was great to be able to walk down the 'main street' that the hotel was on to get some food and to walk to the end of that street to get to the beach. I don't know if this is the case with all of the queen sized beds in the hotel, but in the four rooms that I had access to during my stay, all four queen-sized beds were made up of two twin sized beds. This made sleeping with my 11 month old son and husband uncomfortable. Other than that, the hotel stay was wonderful!

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • San Marino

Efficient and good quality

7.4 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Germany

the family room (no. 16) was small (10-12 qm, extra room for the children 5-6 qm) but very quiet and clean and with a working air condition. New spacous bathroom. Very friendly staff and good breakfast. Perfekt for visiting venice, because situated 100 m from the vaporetto-station lido (Line 1 and others) and 15 min walk to the public beach.

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Public rooms were luxuriously appointed. Staff friendly & helpful once the initial meeting had passed. Our quad romm was in the attic, lift to the last (4th) floor and up some stairs, but no problem because of staff helpfulness. Room was spacious, terrific view of the lagoon & environs, incredibly well cooled (a relief after the heat in Venice), beautifully decorated and very quiet. The disappointment was the bathroom: not directly connected to the room, across a tiny but theoretically public corridor (there was only one other door, marked private, probably storage). It was infernally hot (at least swim suits dried well) and the plumbing didn't work well: neither hot nor cold water, something in between. At the rate we were paying one could expect a working shower! But the children thought it was fun that you could stand on the toilet seat and look over the roof tiles at the church bell tolling. Great views from other public areas. Otherwise I'd recommend it very much. Parking in the Lido is very expensive and complicated with a type of scratch card per hour to be displayed in the car, available from the desk. (12 Euro per day) But plenty of places available. This needs to be done the evening prior to the next day, quite tiring after a long day. The beach is 20 mins walking, well kept but expensive for a full day. Typ: no ned to buy water all the time, there are several fountains with drinking water available in Venice, generally in Campos or smaller plazzas, easy to refill bottles. Public toilets are expensive too. The 3 day vaporetto tickets (like the Uk Oyster touch in touch out system) are good value if you intend to travel about. No reductions for children unless they are very small. Officials do check constantly!

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

We really enjoyed our stay at the hotel. The place is very clean and the staff is friendly and extremly helpful. It's worth booking the lagoon view. We loved the view over the lagoon where you can see the Piazza of San Marco in the distance. The hotel is located opposite the watertaxi and bus station which is convenient but can also be a bit noisy. Lido is a good base from which to explore Venice. We recommend the hotel and would stay there again

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Austria

Stayed for a weekend and had a very nice time at the " riviera "; we"ll be back again

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Beautiful landscape, kind personnel, very good breakfast. I would suggest it to friends.

7.2 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Denmark

The personnel at the front desk were not very helpful - asking what the weather report said about the weather made the clerk to look out of the window?? – we had a feeling that we met the Italian version of Faulty Towers. But the room was fine and the breakfast was fine – there was a niche balcony with a table and some chairs overlooking the bay towards Venice There was some noise from the street during the night.

7.8 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

The hotel is perfectly situated with a wonderful view to Venice. I it just over the road to the vaporetti station and the bus to go round the island, therefore is is a not a quiet place but there have been no problems to sleep due to good closing windows and good working air condition. The staff was very friendly and helpfull. The room we had was spacious and well kept and although the bathroom was very small, there was nothing missing. The hotel was clean and looked well kept therefore I would recommend it and will stay there again next time.

7.1 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

We had a wonderful stay at the Riviera. It was clearly once a very high-end resort hotel; it is beginning to show its age a litle bit, but it is still a very classy place. The sound insulation between rooms is unfortunately very poor.

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Colombia

Excelente ubicación. Muy buen desayuno.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

perfect spot for a hotel to visit Venice; directly at the vaporetto station; we could move-in at 12 noon and could drop our luggage on our last day from move-out at noon until 5 p.m.

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

We recommend to every one this hotel. Breakfast was delicious. It was more than we expected.

6.5 Fair
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

1st time in Venice, and we really enjoyed it. The hotel was good enough for the time we spent there. Very good location. Will come back.

7.8 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

nice large room , great location right opposit the vaporetto stop,close to some restaurants.breakfast very basic,but ok.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

The hotel is well located, near the "vaporetti-stop" with a beautiful view on the lagoon. The crew is very kind. The price of the room, breakfeast included, is very reasonable.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We were very pleased with the hotel and staff.The hotel was extremely nice, good price, great location and the staff was excellent. We were there for 4 days and certainly will recommend the hotel.

7.9 Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

Our two triple rooms were spacious and well furnished. The Riviera is a 15-minute vaporetto ride from St. Mark's Place, so we would leave the hotel in the morning for sightseeing and only return in the evening. There were several good restaurants near the hotel as well as a supermarket, and the hotel is only 5 minutes from the vaporetto stop. The only thing I did not like was the breakfast--the choice was not big and there was NO BREAD--no rolls, no croissants, nothing. I ended up getting a loaf of bread at the supermarket and bringing it to breakfast each day. Overall, though, we enjoyed our visit and would recommend this hotel to others.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

I was attending a conference and this hotel was perfect. A perfect 3 star good value. None of us had any complaints.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

the location of the hotel was extreamly convenient, the staff were very profesional and welcoming and informative, the breakfast was very good with great choice.

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

We loved our rooms, although a little small. The beds were comfortable. Waking up to the bells of the nearby church peeling was fun. Breakfast was great and in a cheerful setting. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Riviera.

7.9 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

My wife and I spent 4 nights in early October and were joined by two of our children and their partners for two nights. The hotel is clean and the room cleaning was done properly. We enjoyed our stay (except a problem between one of our party and another guest not being dealt with very well by the night porter). The breakfast was good compared with most continental breakfasts. The lack of tea and coffee making facilities in the room is disappointing (although there is a cafe/bar just across the road which is very reasonable and open from about 7am to 2am). The hotels position is excellent for accessing Venice (the waterbus stop is outside the hotel and it is only 5 minutes to the first stop on Venice and 12 minutes to St Marks.)

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

We had a lovely room that had its own terrace. Couldn't have been happier.

7.6 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Germany

nice house, competent service - only 10 min. by boat to san marco.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The hotel was a delight. Suberbly placed for the water bus stop, the breakfast was quite the best I have had while staying in Venice and the staff could not have been more helpful and friendly. The hotel is decorated in Italian-ornate style which may not be to personal taste. I will return and would recommend to all.

6.5 Fair
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The hotel is right across the street from the ferry terminal coming in from Venice. The room we stayed in offered an amazing view of the sunset over the water. The room is clean and the staff is friendly. The room facing the street was quite noisy and you could hear voices passing through the street almost all night long. I would not recommend the place if you are looking for a quiet night of sleep.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Monaco

This is a perfectly situated hotel at a great cost. So much less expensive than Venice, and so much calmer. The beach is super close by and huge, there are restaurants and coffee shops at the doorstep. It is a lovely hotel, the room was huge. It is in fact right across the street from the Vaporetto stop. All I can say wasn't so great, and it wasn't the fault of the hotel... there is a bar or 2 that seemed to stay open until 7am. Our room faced the back which I had requested thinking it would be quieter. My mistake, it was noisy all night long, people talking loudly. The front would have been much quieter. All the traffic dies down on the main street at nightfall. Again I highly recommend this hotel and staying at the island of Lido. If I even find myself in Venice again, I won't even look anywhere else but the Riviera. A great experience.

7.7 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The Riviera was essentially just as advertised. The comments from prior guests were invaluable to us and we were not at all disappointed. The location is awesome and surrounding Lido is as well...very convenient to get to Venice. The room was a tad small and dated but the bathroom was clean and modern-enough; the bed was comfortable; and the breakfast was a great start to the day and the staff was always there to make sure everything was replenished. A great stay if you don't want to bust the bank.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

We had a really lovely holiday in Venice and the hotel was excellent,the hotel was on The Lido island ,a ten minute boat ride from the centre of venice and easily got to from the airport On the airport boat service. We spent our days on the beach and got the boat in the evenings to The centre. One thing about the hotel is that they dont allow you to use your own iron (you have to use the hotel's laundry service!I think that this is a very Italian hotel custom. The night porter in the hotel was very friendly and helpful.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Nice hotel,great location on the Lido,only have to cross the road for the water bus stop (10 minutes across the water to Venice)we were your lucky to get a room overlooking the lagoons and Venice,great views.Good value for money.

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Hotel Riviera, offering 58 guest rooms with designer toiletries and climate control. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Business travelers visiting the Lido of Venice area will have access to wireless high-speed Internet access (charges apply) as well as desks and safes. Private bathrooms are outfitted with shower/tub combinations, rainfall showerheads and hair dryers. Additional guest comforts include soundproofing, air conditioning and blackout drapes/curtains.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel Riviera

By car
The hotel is easy to reach from Tronchetto: follow the indications to Lido-Ferry until the landing-place, take a ferry, and after a 30 minutes' ride get off at Lido di Venezia stop.

By train
The Riviera Hotel is 40 minutes by vaporetto line 51 from the Santa Lucia railway station.

By airplane
From Venice Airport you can reach the Lido di Venezia stop in 1 hour and 10 minutes by Alilaguna hydrofoil service, leaving every 30 minutes.

Distances from Hotel Riviera

Santa Maria Elisabetta Waterbus - 0.1 km / 0 mi
Lido Beach - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Parco delle Rimembranze - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Venice Convention Center - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
San Nicolo al Lido - 1.5 km / 0.9 mi
Giardini Pubblici - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Giardini della Biennale - 1.6 km / 1 mi
San Pietro di Castello - 2.1 km / 1.3 mi
Naval History Museum - 2.3 km / 1.4 mi
Venetian Arsenal - 2.4 km / 1.5 mi
Church of San Giorgio Maggiore - 2.5 km / 1.5 mi
San Zaccaria Waterbus - 2.8 km / 1.7 mi
Church of San Zaccaria - 2.8 km / 1.7 mi
Bridge of Sighs - 2.9 km / 1.8 mi
Piccolo Teatro Delle Melodie Veneziane - 2.9 km / 1.8 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Riviera is Venice (VCE-Marco Polo) - 10 km / 6.2 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.