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“Reasonable priced facility with great beach”
Review of Riva Beach Club

Riva Beach Club
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Admission was 105 AED per adult, child aged 2 free. The facility is overall pretty good, offers a pool side bar and restaurant, with a decent selection, yet somewhat heavy priced.

The facilities on the beach are somewhat outworn; a great share of the limited parasols were defect (and evidently had been so for quite some time). As a result we could not stay on the beach, which was disappointing. The beach itself was pretty nice; clean and fine sand, same applies for the water.

The pool offers both a child section, and areas kids can enjoy in the general pool areas (i.e. steps and plateaus where they can stand or sit). The pool area and the pool itself was clean.

Toilet, shower and changing facilities were clean and modern.

I'll recommend asking for sunbeds before paying admission, as we - though arriving early - got the last two in the pool area, and on the beach there were none left with any shade what so ever.

I will likely not go for this option again, but rather a public beach and then bring my own parasol, or paying the premium for visiting the like of Atlantis Beach Club or Sofitel.

Thank Vogn84
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Mirona S, Manager at Riva Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Vogn,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent visit to RIVA.

I was, as you might imagine disappointed to learn of your experience with us as I do not feel this is reflective of the level we strive to provide. We are in process of revamping the beach area so I sincerely hope you might give RIVA a further opportunity to impress and would be delighted to welcome you back in the future.


Warm Regards,

Mirona Stan

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beach club is roughly a 10 minute free shuttle bus drive away from the Movenpick lbn Battuta Gate hotel where we were staying. Free entry, beds and towels through being guests at that hotel. Great location on the palm shore, with views of the Sail hotel and Burj Khalifa in the distance. Comfortable beds with umbrellas, plenty of them too. Watersports available such as paddle board but not sure on prices. Pool is a little busy but again great views and good vibes with the pool bar and music. Waitors attentive throughout the day but beware of usual Dubai prices. Around £45 for a sangria pitcher (with unwashed glasses) but £20 during happy hour. Sandwiches, burgers, pizzas, salads, pastas (gluten free too) and snacks available. Only downside for us was shuttle being only every half hour, needing prebooking as only about 20 seats on the bus. Small downside though, as cab would be £10 max each way.

1  Thank Tamsin P
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Mirona S, Manager at Riva Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Tamsin,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent visit to RIVA.

I along with the team were delighted to see you had enjoyed the experience with us.

We sincerely hope to see you again in the very near future.


Warm Regards,

Mirona Stan

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited Riva Beach Club on a number of occasions and would strongly recommend this club just for location alone. There are few locations in Dubai where you can lie on the beach with views of the Royal Island and yacht, Burj al Arab, Buri Khalifa and Atlantis Hotel, but this is one. Situated on the Palm with beach walks Riva is an excellently situated venue with pleasant beach bar and restaurant with a good choice of dishes. However, on a previous visit and during our most recent visit in March 2018 the service has been less than satisfactory with delays even in non-busy periods and incorrect orders delivered. Such a lovely place but needs some service attention and training from those responsible.

Thank pauldam
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Mirona S, Manager at Riva Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Paul,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent visit to RIVA.

I along with the team were delighted to see that you appreciate our venue. I do apologize if the service was not up to the standards on your last visit as we are always trying to improve it.

We sincerely hope to see you again in the very near future.


Warm Regards,

Mirona Stan

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely venue this, on the palm. Lovely, relaxed atmosphere and family friendly. They supply the towels. The loungers are very comfortable, those on the beach are like double beds. Service was good, food was nice. Our waiter, called Collins, had us in stitches. We managed a two for one price on a certain day, not sure if this is every week. Really lovely pool, temperature controlled, shallow and deep. All round smashing day out.

Thank Donnastpierre
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Mirona S, Manager at Riva Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Donna,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent visit to RIVA.

I along with the team were delighted to see you had enjoyed the experience with us.

We sincerely hope to see you again in the very near future.


Warm Regards,

Mirona Stan

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Location
Nice little bay with sandy beach

Sunbeds/Beach
The sunbeds covers are stained and look quite worn out. Cleaning or replacing them would leave a completely different impression. For the price you pay for a day pass you would expect a bit more.

Service on beach
"it works", not more not less... they could make much much more for the guests like walking through beach once every hour to take orders.... the staff simply waits behind the bar and guests need to get there to order...

Service in Restaurant
We have eaten there twice: Once everything was impeccable (not to many guests), the second time it was ridiculous (pretty full tables): we had to wait for almost an hour for the food and we have been put off several times when asking for our food before it finally came.

Food Quality
very average don't expect too much.

Thank MGTJ47
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Mirona S, Manager at Riva Beach Club, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to RIVA.

I was, as you might imagine disappointed to learn of your experience with us as I do not feel this is reflective of the level we strive to provide.

We receive a great deal of praise for the food and service we provide, I again therefore feel that perhaps the occasion on which you visited there was something we missed in regards to your experience.

There is room for improvement regarding the facilities and we are working hard to bring it to a higher level.

I sincerely hope you might give RIVA a further opportunity to impress and would be delighted to welcome you back in the future.



Warm Regards,

Mirona Stan

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