Ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.7 out of 5
69% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
by fair

weather & room ok-shower midgets only!.no tea coff

Posted 20-Sep-2013
no T/coffee equip..so isolate-nearest food miles away by bus. single restaurant-90 min lunchtime-2 hrs night!!! otherwise zero. staff very good all round. without transport personal a very pleasant beachbound holiday venue.. food mediocre by standards of my many visits to ITALY over many years. quite disappointed
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Have to pay to use the swimming pool!

Posted 02-Aug-2013
The shower curtain was broken, the room was very crowded (quadruple but not half as much space as the Premier Inn we stayed at the previous day for half the price). Given that all the advertising photos showed the swimming pool, we hadn't expected to have to pay an additional 20 euros to be able to use it.
4 out of 5
for Families
by Jerryfrom Pawtucket, RI

Really nice beachside resort!

Posted 22-Jul-2013 on Hotels.com
We really enjoyed our stay here. Really convenient place to explore Puglia and the surrounding areas (we went to Trani and Alberobello, both great locations). The place is VERY Italian. If you don't speak Italian (we do), you may feel like a little of an outsider and not "get" some of the hotel activities (like Italian Karaoke and line dancing, but overall very nice.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Bari Hotel

Posted 16-Sep-2012
We stayed here prior to flying out of Bari via the Palese Airport. Very convenient location.
4 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom Hoboken, NJ

Quiet Giovinazzo - beach nearby

Posted 19-Sep-2011 on Hotels.com
Beach and pool were beautiful. We had to pay 5 euros an hour for wireless. The room service people were very annoying they came and knocked on our door 4 times between 9am - 11am. Then called to see if we wanted room service. Overall the hotel fulfills expectations.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveller

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 04-Jul-2011 on Hotels.com
3 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom United Kingdom

Stay at the Riva del Sole

Posted 30-Jun-2011
This is a budget hotel with good bus connections. It is a good place to tour from. There are 2 swimming pools and 3 restaurants, but only 1 of each open whilst we were there. The beach is concrete overlaid with chippings. They organised pick up and drop off from the airport which you pay for together with beach towel and use of pool. Some of the food was typical Italian, the majority of it was disappointing. The wine and coffee were excellent. The cleaners were very friendly, but the front office staff although they could speak good English were not particularly welcoming. The room had air con, mini bar, and a good sized bed, towels changed daily and the room was always cleaned well.
5 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified travellerfrom Knoxville, TN

Wonderful stay

Posted 20-Oct-2010
We could not have been more pleased with our stay at Riva del Sole. The staff were courteous, helpful, and efficient. The room was to our liking and the grounds were well manitained. In particular, the ristorante attached to the hotel was quite good and reasonable. Order the brie and speck pizza... spectacular!
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Okay experience

Posted 28-Sep-2009 on Hotels.com
We didn't have high expectations due to location in Italy. We did have some difficulty finding it late into the evening. It did have satelite TV which provided us with English speaking news...not so with several other stops. Our evening meal there was the most disappointing of the 10 day trip. Croissant & Expresso breakfast provided was good.
4 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom Toronto ON Canada

The private beach area was impressing

Posted 23-Sep-2009
My daughter and I had a great time there. The staff were very helpfull.