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Grand Hotel Riviera - CDSHotels

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
The Grand Hotel Riviera, historic hotel in Salento, has been returned to its original splendour after a careful and accurate refurbishing, adding to the chain of CDSHotels. The hotel, which is situated along the coast of the Gulf of Gallipoli, offers you a unique stay in the charming and picturesque village of Santa Maria al Bagno. The deep blue of the Ionian Sea, the green of the pine forests and the lush Mediterranean vegetation, the quaint white houses and the nearby beach of fine white sand are the colours, highlighted by the warm sun of Salento which surround the hotel.
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Property amenities
Room service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free parking
Airport transportation
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Public Wifi
Shuttle Bus Service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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57Somewhat walkable
Grade: 57 out of 100
26Restaurantswithin 1 km
6Attractionswithin 1 km
13Room tips
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I went to this hotel nearly two years ago in July/August 2017and I fell in love with it. The facilities are outstanding with an amazing pool and mini gym. The views from the front of the hotel are absolutely stunning and the private beach is a bit rocky but very stunning and
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Stayed for one weeks half-board family holiday in September 2018 through Fleetway Travel. We were so impressed by all aspects of the hotel. The evening meal was a buffet-style and the choice, quality and consistency of hot and cold dishes was superb. Each evening was themed and
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Response from CDSHotels, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Grand Hotel Riviera - CDSHotels
Responded 10 Jan 2019
Dear Guest, we thank you for choosing Basiliani for your stay and we are very glad that you had a pleasant stay with us and you apprecieted all our services, the meal, the staff. We look forward to seeing you soon for anthoer CDSHotels holiday. Best regards.
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This has to be our most memorable holiday so far in Italy. Upon arrival we were greeted by the friendly and professional reception. Absolutely loved the room we were allocated, third floor with sea view, stunning. Room was very well equipped and bathroom was very large with some
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Response from CDSHotels, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Grand Hotel Riviera - CDSHotels
Responded 05 Nov 2018
Dear Guest, we thank you for choosing Relais Masseria Le Cesine for your stay and we are very glad that you had a pleasant stay with us and that you apprecieted the particular location, the rooms, the restaurant and the staff. We thank you for the detailed description and for giving us your trust. We hope to see you soon again for antoher CDSHotels holiday. Best regards.
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We spent a few days in the hotel in October. Warm, sunny weather, the sea was warm, clear and amazingly blue. Beautiful location, friendly staff. Amazing management.We totally fell in love with the place. Highly recommended!
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Response from CDSHotels, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Grand Hotel Riviera - CDSHotels
Responded 26 Oct 2018
Dear Guest, we thank you for choosing Grand Hotel Riviera for your stay and we are very glad that you had a pleasant stay with us and you apprecieted our location and our staff. We hope to see you soon again for another CDSHotels holiday. Best regards.
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New facility, opened just 2 years ago. Friendly and helpful staff even if not very experienced and not always professional. Rooms clean and quiet even if mine is without balcony (not a secondary problem when you go to the beach and you need to roll out and dry). Good location
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Die Aussicht auf Santa Maria al Bagno
Hi Kath Like you we enjoy walking to local villages and the Hotel is very well positioned for this. Whilst we did not visit Gallipoli, it is reasonably close to use the buses as long as you are not travelling late Autumn, as we did and the bus service had finished. We did however visit Lecce and in our opinion, it is a must. The bus service will take just over one hour and half each way. We used the Hotel transfer service with their nice new private car. I think we paid about 30 € each for the whole trip and took half an hour. This is comparative and we found better value than taxi costs. The drivers are very prompt and courteous and will arrange to meet you on your return at a central place at a time of your choosing. This gave us great peace of mind and left us to relax in the wonderful city of Lecce. I also know that they will organise transfers to most places within reach and will give you a quote if you write to them. In any case you will not be disappointed with the Hotel and location and we are determined to return. Let me know if you have any more questions we may be able to answer. Enjoy!
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Hi, we went on a package deal so transfers included. It is a long way from the airport and taxis are very expensive, so I would explore getting there by train. The nearest station is Gallipoli and I think you can get there from Brindisi but you might have to get a taxi from the airport to the station and a taxi from Gallipoli. You could also look at any bus services that run to the Nardo area. It is doable but will take a while to get there.
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We booked through TUI and went on their tour to Alberobello but there is a travel board in the hotel reception which shows which tours they run.
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Where do you organise trips? Is there any shuttle to the remote sandy beaches and which are they?
rental cars is the best option
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Hi - Do you provide pool towels? Thanks
Yes they do and you are allowed to take them to the beach. If you require fresh beach towels they do make a charge for this but I can't remember what it is.
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"Rooms at front of hotel have sea views, the rear ones overlook the garden & swimming pool"
"Upper floor with sea view."
"Ask for a balcony with a sea view as many rooms look towards each other and the centre of the hotel."
"Room 327 (near the swimming pool) - two adjoining rooms. If there is an event being held at the hotel then it can be very noisy at night."
"Choose a superior sea view room"
US$89 - US$363 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ItalyPugliaProvince of LecceNardoSanta Maria al Bagno
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