CDSHotels Riva Marina Resort

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Private beach nearby, white sand, free beach shuttle
Private beach nearby, white sand, free beach shuttle
Private beach nearby, white sand, free beach shuttle
Seasonal outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Overview of CDSHotels Riva Marina Resort

CDSHotels Riva Marina Resort

4.0 star property

3.9/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • All-inclusive
  • Air conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
Via Della Pineta, Località Specchiolla, Carovigno, BR, 72012

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLibo Sabbia D'Oro12 min walk
  • Popular LocationSpecchiolla Beach19 min walk
  • Popular LocationSpiaggia di Pantanagianni Grande4 min drive
  • AirportBrindisi (BDS-Papola Casale)18 min drive

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About this area


Located in Carovigno, CDSHotels Riva Marina Resort is near the airport and near a private beach. Quarry Amphitheatre San Giovanni and Alceste Castle are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Torre Pozzella and Castle Dentice di Frasso. Discover the area's water adventures with scuba diving and swimming nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • Libo Sabbia D'Oro - 12 min walk
  • Specchiolla Beach - 19 min walk
  • Spiaggia di Pantanagianni Grande - 4 min drive
  • Spiaggia Mezzaluna - 5 min drive
  • L'Isoletta - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Carovigno Station - 6 min drive
  • Bari (BRI-Karol Wojtyla) - 73 min drive


  • Ristorante — 1 min walk
  • Bar Paradiso - 4 min drive
  • Ristorante Miramare - 4 min drive
  • Sapurito - 4 min drive
  • Masseria Refrigerio - 7 min drive

About this property

CDSHotels Riva Marina Resort

Hotel with private beach and full-service spa
Catch some rays on CDSHotels Riva Marina Resort's private white sand beach or spend the day relaxing at the full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants. All 443 rooms offer free WiFi, minibars and LCD TVs with digital channels. Rainfall showerheads, electric kettles and hairdryers are among the other amenities available to guests.
CDSHotels Riva Marina Resort offers 443 forms of accommodation with minibars and a safe. 25-inch LCD televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead, bidets, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

This Carovigno hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

A children's pool and a seasonal outdoor pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a health club.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

The on-site spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include facials, body scrubs, body treatments and manicures and pedicures. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, a steam room and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily.

All-inclusive details

All-inclusive room rates at CDSHotels Riva Marina Resort are available. These rates are higher because they include on-site food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • On-site parking includes off-street options
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Local area shuttle (surcharge) up to 10 kilometers
  • 24-hour return train station shuttle (surcharge)
  • Train station shuttle on request
  • Free beach shuttle

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–10:00 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Hosted evening meal available daily for a fee of EUR 25

Things to do

  • Aerobics classes
  • Archery
  • Basketball
  • Bike rentals
  • Bike parking
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Golf driving range
  • Mini golf
  • Playground
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Shopping
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Family friendly

  • Children's games
  • Children's pool
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Free supervised childcare/activities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini golf
  • Playground
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Golf lessons
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Water sports equipment
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (5382 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms - 8


  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Rooftop terrace


  • Aromatherapy
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room
  • Turkish bath/hammam


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa


  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Heating


  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shampoo
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • 25-inch LCD TV
  • Digital channels

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Minibar


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in from 5 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. This tax is adjusted seasonally and might not apply all year round. Other exemptions or reductions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 October - 31 May, EUR 0.00 per person, per night, up to 5 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 13 years of age.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 June - 30 September, EUR 1.50 per person, per night, up to 5 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 13 years of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 10 per person (roundtrip)
  • Hosted evening meal: EUR 25

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

We should mention

All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport
Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1999.99, due to national regulations; for further details, please contact the property using the information in the booking confirmation
This property offers transfers from the airport and train station (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The seasonal pool will be open from June to September
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
A car is not required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Marina Riva Resort
Resort Riva Marina
Riva Marina
Riva Marina Carovigno
CDSHotels Riva Marina Resort Hotel
Riva Marina Resort Carovigno
Riva Marina Hotel Beach
Riva Marina Hotel Carovigno
Riva Marina Resort CDSHotels Italy/Carovigno, Puglia
CDSHotels Riva Marina Resort Carovigno
CDSHotels Riva Marina Resort Hotel Carovigno

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 13 out of 41 reviews
5 - Excellent 32%
Rating 4 - Good. 14 out of 41 reviews
4 - Good 34%
Rating 3 - Okay. 12 out of 41 reviews
3 - Okay 29%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 41 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 41 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family, Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
perfect for families, lots of activities, great atmosphere
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Ants in room. Was not like advertised photo. Very small
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2018

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Not as advertised by Expedia
This is not an hotel but an Italian holiday camp where Italians return to year after year. Few staff speak good English - German is the preferred second language as TUI (Thomsons) Germany send guests here. There is no restaurant but a self service buffet in a canteen - the food was okay but not great for vegetarians. The free wine with meals you are offered really is undrinkable - it comes pumped out a metal barrel! It is very isolated and if you don't have your own transport there is nowhere to go. You could order a very expensive taxi but there is no guarantee you'll get one to take you back. We arrived by train at Carovigno station - the most remote station I've ever seen and the holiday resort is over 7km away, We only made it after a kind local gave us a lift. Attempts to ring the hotel ahead of our arrival were met with no response.
Stayed 5 nights in Sep 2017

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Disliked: Staff & service
Great hotel but could be better!
Overall very good but breakfast clear up is very prompt. Ended at 0930 but at 0910 the big clear up commmenced and instead of clearing dirty tables they cleared the food first. No not how it's done! Beach and pool excellent and great overall family holiday.
Stayed 7 nights in Jul 2017

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
It's hotel not for turists but business meetings
Brand new hotel. Actually not whole territory is finished, a lot of workers are everywhere. Staff is very basic in English. Room (we had family room) is not so big as we expect. Food looks nice but was not tasty. The vine was horrible, it's shame on owners regarding the price for adequate vine in the shops (2-3 euro for the bottle). Beach is in 15 minutes walking distance, dirty and mostly rocky.