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Reviewed 31 October 2016

If you want to leave with cockroaches and mice please welcome to Hotel Riviera. If you want to know about hotels styles during Soviet union times just visit this place. The staff is quite friendly they changed our room at 1 am because we found a mouse!

2Thank Anastasia A
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This place is great if you like cockroaches, crime, rude people and uncleanliness.The room I was sent to was disgusting the receptionist became very agitated at the mere sight of me returning to the desk. I guess this comes from her hearing horrible things about this hotel on a daily. As if my mind wasn't already made up, I will...

2Thank SHANA F
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed one night in this hotel, the hood seems to be unsafe more likely as a ghetto. When i entered inside it i felt that the security control was a problem, the receptionist was behind barriers and so on. The room was not too bad, but be aware that there are insects in the buildings... And the wifi is...

2Thank Betul A
Reviewed 4 September 2016

we booked this room cos have 2 bedroom. and they rates quiet reasonable. didnt know the suburb was filled with people asking a dollar for bus on your way in to the hotel. we didnt feel secured from the start when we checking in. if there was another place we could stay we will leave this horrifying neighbourhood. the customer...

1Thank tassieyasmin
Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 1 September 2016

what i can say,we are two white people in center of Newark,the people are frendly but scary a bit,the hotel is werry old,the staff is frendly ,the hotel is safe and secure but outside is scarryng people.if you have kids dont goo in this area.gang and drugs area,....

2Thank playmate1ko
Nova Scotia, Canada
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Everything you have read is true! We stayed here because...well..it was in the NY NY area, and under $100. The rooms are pretty...hardwood floors, the bed was soft. The floors were clean. The bathroom ceiling was like the Olympic Diving pool in Rio...green and scary. The neighborhood is somewhat frightening (that is your adventure part). But hey, located between Martin...

6Thank Kurt F
Burlington, Vermont
Reviewed 26 July 2016

One word: Horrifying. I have never been so disgusted by a hotel in my life. From the people loitering outside, to the clerk behind safety glass. This place is in a sketchy neighborhood and feels totally unsafe. The rooms are not clean, the A/C does not work (spits water out) and I was afraid to sleep on the sheets. There...

3Thank disneymomxr4
Verona, New Jersey
Reviewed 16 July 2016

If you value your life and property you would avoid this place like the plague. It is located is one the worst drug infested areas in Newark, It is filthy and usually a hang out for prostitutes. There is absolutely no reason to stay here.

3Thank micp1274
Maun, Botswana
Reviewed 13 July 2016

I was in a business trip for 4 nights and i was allocated room 210. I couldn't sleep because of the noise of the trucks passing and the vehicles unless i sip a Gin that`s when i can sleep. Very nice room with and very clean rooms. The manager in charge was very helpful and the staff were friendly. The...

1Thank tshepi2015
Gary M, Manager at Hotel Riviera, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback!

Rhyl, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 July 2016

To be totally honest " Please do not venture here" . WiFi won't work, except for 2 receptionists the staff are horrendous, decor would be a miss as really the place wants demolishing . To me this is the nastiest hotel on this planet & I'm a seasoned traveller.

5Thank 364RONO364
Gary M, Manager at Hotel Riviera, responded to this review

We’re sorry you were unhappy - we’ll work hard to fix the issue you experienced. Thanks for letting us know.

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Additional Information about Hotel Riviera

Address: 169 Clinton Ave, Newark, NJ 07108-2817
Region: United States > New Jersey > Newark
Price Range: RM299 - RM388 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Riviera 2*
Number of rooms: 210
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“nothing to choose from they all the same old smelly room”
 of 5 bubbles tassieyasmin, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“There are no good rooms, steer clear!”
 of 5 bubbles disneymomxr4, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Choose the double / double room. Very spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles LLMT_Imagez, 25 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a newer room and higher floor.”
 of 5 bubbles N6715LCdanw, 22 Sep 2015 | Read review
“room 829 isnt a shared bathroom which they do have in the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles quannab, 24 May 2015 | Read review
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