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Reviewed 22 August 2018

We booked a Riva's room for our family of three, recently renovated in a modern design, plenty of space to move around even with the sofa bed out permanently for our daughter. The resort is being progressively renovated, we understand from staff, and this may turn the resort into a five-star longer term rather than the four-star superior it's currently rated as.

As this was a family holiday, we appreciated the flexible mealtimes at the two restaurants, the à la carte dinners included in the half-board were very nice, and there was always the anti-pasti and children's buffet for a relaxed choice for our daughter. The beach was well maintained, as was the swimming pool (very nice to have a large saltwater pool landscape including jacuzzi), although it wasn't practical taking our own towels around (twice weekly changes of towels are permitted). This is in the objective of reducing water and detergent usage, though, so we understood. We also used the infirmary and consulted the doctor (who spoke English and Italian, and possibly more languages), and it was very useful to have boutiques, supermarket and hairdresser available.

The staff were exceptional: well informed, well trained, very friendly, kind and helpful. While the resort facilities were good (and will be improved), it was the staff who made our stay simply lovely. Small things, like putting a rush on our daughter's order when she was tired and hungry, or having a kind word and a small chat with service staff, and a perfectly cleaned room each day, all added up.

We may well return (which is unusual for us)!

Room Tip: Find out which are the renovated rooms, and book one of these
  • Stayed: August 2018, travelled with family
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1  Thank Mia N
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RivadelSoleTeam, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Riva del Sole Resort & SPA, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2018

Dear Mia N,

Thank you very much for your kind words of appreciation on our Resort!

We are happy to read that you truly enjoyed your stay with us and we hope so welcome you again in the next future.

Regards
Riva del Sole Team

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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

So I have to start by saying - my review is slightly biased. Having come here as a child for the first time in 1989, this place holds a very special place in my heart. I have since returned several times as a child and teenager and for the first time in 2016 with my own husband and son. I have only ever stayed in the apartments as I love the freedom of setting my own schedule - enjoying fresh coffee and breakfast on the ampled space balcony, head to the beach whenever we want as there’s a reserved umbrella and sun beds for the entire stay - and cheeky rounds to the bar throughout the day for ice creams and Aperol. The pine forest that surrounds the apartment buildings with the ever present cicadas gives you the privacy you need whilst still being a stone’s throw away from shops, restaurants and the beach. The gym would please any fitness fanatic and the pool area is great - lots of sun loungers and several bean bags tucked away in the garden when you want to get out of the afternoon soon. Yes - the apartments are starting to look a little tired and yes - please install air on. But d’aide from that, my husband and son fell in love with the place just as I did - and we will continue to return.

Stayed: August 2018, travelled with family
1  Thank Jonna B
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RivadelSoleTeam, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Riva del Sole Resort & SPA, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Dear Jonna B,

we are delighted to read you amazing review, thank you very much!
For many guests Riva del Sole is like a “second home” and we are happy to be part of your family story.

We look forward to welcoming you back again next summer.

Regards
Riva del Sole Team


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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

We stayed in one of the residences of this hotel. First of all I can say that the hotel services are very good (I did not try the dinner though, only breakfast and pizza). Animation, beach, swimming pool are good. The hotel rooms should be ok. But we were disappointed by the residences. They are very old and were infested (inside! Kitchen and bedroom) by ants. It was ennoying during the whole stay. Moreover, the water of the shower would leak all over the bathroom and outside. The place was very humid and it was very difficult to let the towels dry. After 4 days they did not smell good anymore by being all the time humid. And I was disappointed that the reception did not accept to give us at least some more new towels (unless we paid 8€ per person). Of course we let all the residence windows open all day long to try drying the atmosphere, without too much success. The residences should be renovated in 2020,so I do not advise you to stay there until then.

Stayed: July 2018, travelled with family
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RivadelSoleTeam, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Riva del Sole Resort & SPA, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

Dear Nena123Brussels,

Thank you for choosing Riva del Sole for your recent holidays. Our 3-stars Residence apartments are surrounded by the pine forest and sometimes the presence of small animals – especially ants – can happen. For security reason we can not put chemical substances during guests’s stay. Regarding your remark on towels, we inform you that a self-service with washing and dry machine is available daily.

We look forward to welcome you again at Riva del Sole in the near future.

Regards
Riva del Sole Team

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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We stayed here after touring Bologna, Florence and Chianti. The hotel offers everything you need to relax and enjoy the private beach or pools.
The beach is beautiful, and having the same sun beds and umbrella for the duration of your stay is a great touch.
The pools are nice, with plenty of space for the families or couples.
For dinner you can choose between the bistro and pizzeria or the main restaurant.
The bistro is nice and relaxed and very well run, the pizzas are really good especially the calzone.
When we ate in the main restaurant, we found the food okay, but were served very quickly and felt the food was mass produced, and designed for speed rather than flavour, there was also no price on the menu, and even when we asked we didn't get an answer, which was strange as it was very good value for money.
The Ukrainian lady who worked in Bar Linea was very friendly and mixed a good White Russian.
Overall a really enjoyable stay.

Stayed: July 2018, travelled as a couple
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RivadelSoleTeam, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Riva del Sole Resort & SPA, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2018

Dear 872j88,

Thank you for sharing with us your experience at Riva del Sole, we are delighted to read that you really enjoy our Resort!
Regarding Menù with no prices mentioned in your review, we inform you that at our Riva Restaurant is served dinner in Half Board. The price is Euro 33,00 per person including: appetizers buffet, first courses selection, main courses selection and dessert buffet. That is the reason why there is no price for every single dish in our Half Board Menù.

We hope to welcome you again at Riva del Sole for another future holiday in Tuscany.

Regards
Riva del Sole Team

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

I chose this title because I do not think many people from the United States will be going to Italy for a beach resort. However, my wife and I had spent six days in a rented villa with friends between Florence and Siena. My wife loves the beach and I like good wine. Riva del Sole meet both our needs since it on the coast and is in the Maremma area of Tuscany. Our experience was fabulous. There are two restaurants, one fine dining and the other a pizza/bistro. Both had excellent service and food. The wine list was extensive and very well priced. Breakfast was included and had unlimited choices. There was also a open air bar and restaurant at the beach with very good sandwiches and lighter meals. Now to the beach. They have permanent umbrellas with lounges which you select. and which is your place the entire time you are at the resort. When ever you go down, it is reserved for you. The rest of the property is well maintained and of the highest quality. This may be the best beach resort on the planet.

  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Tiger061
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RivadelSoleTeam, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Riva del Sole Resort & SPA, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Dear Tiger061,

We are delighted to read that you truly enjoyed your stay at Riva del Sole and we thank you for taking the time to share your experience.
We look forward to welcome you again in our beautiful Resort.

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