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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Spent 6 nights here in late Sep 2016, as we were in Italy for a family wedding. After spending out first night in nearby Ostuni which was amazing in terms of architecture, history and food it was then initially a disappointment to then move to a large resort complex which didn't initially seem to have the same buzz. After (a... More 

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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Not the easiest place to find. Google pin in the wrong place and took us to the Riva Marina apartments , one of 3 complexes called Riva Marina. CDS Hotels is one of these and I have updated the description of the Google maps pin. CDS Hotels Riva Marina is made from a series of 2 storey en suite rooms,... More 

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Greater manchester
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We have just spent a fabulous ten night holiday at this hotel and loved it. From the moment we arrived the staff could not do enough for us, we are British and have a distinct lack of Italian language skills but lots of the staff speak English and they were all so helpful when we tried out our Italian on... More 

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Hampshire.uk
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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Sold a package deal from Easy Jet holidays for this resort on a full board basis. We honestly thought we had researched this hotel adequately, how wrong can you get it? Well we've learnt sometimes to in future actually believe negative minority reviews! This resort is primarily geared towards Italian families, imagine a British Butlins & you're staying there as... More 

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Reviewed 29 August 2016

we spent 8 days and 7 nights in this resort this month 8/2016 and we had great time, the location is very beautiful, the hotel beach and service was amazing and the activities for the kids in the poo, beach and in the evening were lots of fun , the only thing we were a bit disappointing were the rooms... More 

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Province of Sondrio, Italy
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10 reviews
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

A beautiful place in the middle of nowhere... Dining rooms too big and with unbearable air conditioning! Resort huge, so chaotic... Evening shows were boring However, staff kind and welcoming... There is a great spa where people can relax and have a little rest from the shining sun!

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

I recently stayed at the Riva Marina Resort for 10 nights and was really looking forward to visiting Italy for the very first time, and to be honest with you, i left with a very bad taste in my mouth with Italy. First thing first is that the actual resort looks fantastic, modern looking, happy with the rooms, ok basic... More 

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

We have stay at the hotel in July 2016 for a family vacation. The hotel facilities was quite good although the room we have staying was basic. The food was avarage even below that in some of the days. There is not much to do outside of the hotel a transportaion is needed for day tours (driver recommandation - Davide... More 

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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We were sold a deal (by Eshet Tours) promoting the Riva Marina as an all included vacation, the truth was very different. Everything besides the meals and afternoon pizza costs extra, that means every-thing. Pool towels are 5€ and another 15€ deposit each; compulsory pool hats are 3.5€; tennis courts are free but equipment is 10€, table tennis is 5€;... More 

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Dear B B, we thank you for choosing Riva Marina Resort for your stay. We can assure you that no Tour operator sells Riva Marina Resort as an All Inclusive vacation because we sell the Riva Marina Special Full Board with buffet meals and typical Puglian dishes, but also national and international cuisine, with water and wine included (on draught)... More 

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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Visited the hotel and area after recommendation from a close friend who has family originally from the area. The hotel was chosen from a list of many on a UK booking website. Location is great and easily reached by Bari or Brindisi airports (Google map location is not quite right so check carefully). The beach is fab and well suited... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dreaming of a holiday on the beach but still want to relax? Are you looking for a place to go with family and friends but still want good food and four star accommodation? Riva Marina Resort is the answer!Next to the Nature Reserve of Torre Guaceto, a short distance from ‘Ostuni’ the white city and the enchanting Alberobello, surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation, Riva Marina Resort is a must for nature lovers.Self-supporting energy wise, the Resort offers maximum comfort to its guests with its modern rooms and suites equipped with hydro massage showers and king size beds.Large open green areas, a ‘lagoon’ swimming pool, large sports facilities, excellent restaurants and one of the largest and most elegant Wellness Centres in Puglia, Riva Marina Resort is this and much more.Riva Marina Resort the best of Puglia at your service! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riva Marina Resort CDSHotels

Address: Via Pineta | Località Specchiolla, 72012, Carovigno, Italy (Formerly Riva Marina Resort)
Region: Italy > Puglia > Province of Brindisi > Carovigno
Price Range: ₹ 7,432 - ₹ 61,435 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Riva Marina Resort CDSHotels 4*
Number of rooms: 371
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Also Known As:
Riva Marina Hotel Carovigno
Riva Marina Hotel Beach
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Carovigno
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Carovigno
#1 Luxury Hotel in Carovigno
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