Life’s a Beach… Get yourself some Vitamin Sea!

Come soak up the sun by the sea!

The tans will fade but the memories will last forever, why not spend your Summer 2019 with us at the Riviera Hotel?

No need to go abroad when you have the beach at your doors.

Bournemouth Beach

The perfect family staycation!

Bournemouth is an ideal location for family holidays and Alum Chine makes it even better.
Alum Chine is famous for its Blue Flag, Award-winning sandy beach, its beautiful wooded valley of the Chine spanned by a splendid and excitingly bouncy Suspension Bridge and its Green Flag award-winning Alum Chine Tropical Gardens.

Alum Chine Gardens

Alum Chine is close to the chic shopping arcade and eateries of Westbourne and is a mere 20 minute stroll along the prom to Bournemouth Pier and town centre in one direction – or to the famous Sandbanks and Poole Harbour in the other. In the Bournemouth direction alone, there are 7 miles of golden sands and blue sea and in the summer months you can even take a trip on the Bournemouth land train.

Bournemouth Land Train

The Chine – which is just a minute’s walk from the Riviera – is a great place to explore, climb trees or make camps and the area offers lots of opportunity for healthy outdoor fun. Branksome Dene Chine is just as close to the Riviera and offers similar adventure and interest.

Bournemouth Beach


The Riviera is wonderfully situated for the Chines and is conveniently centrally located between Bournemouth and Poole for all the other activities and attractions that both towns have to offer.

Poole Harbour

To make your life easier and to travel that bit lighter – We can supply cots and highchairs and have a limited amount of toddler steps, toddler bed guards and toilet seats available. Plus children under 3 go FREE when staying with their parents . Just ask our reception team for more details.

Alum Chine Suspension Bridge

Take a dip in our indoor pool or soak up the sun on our loungers in our newly refurbished garden. Have a rest in our relaxation room equipped with comfortable seating and cosy furnishings or, if you’d prefer something more active, our studio gym can help burn off extra energy.Bournemouth Hotel Apartments

A fun games room will keep the children playing in a safe environment while you enjoy a drink in our stylish bar with spectacular views across the Bay and wooded Chine.

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Holiday Entertainment at The Riv

From “Build-Your-Own” Pizza Nights to Bingo and Quizzes, our School Holiday activities will keep the whole family entertained.


Join us in our Bridge Bar & Grill for an evening of bingo fun with Brian Cox and be in with the chance of winning a prize!

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Dine from 6pm and then move through to the Bridge Bar & Grill for music from local female soloist Rebecca King.

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Crazy Dave brings with him a fun packed evening of magic and balloon modelling from 7pm until 9pm.

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Brian Cox will be back in our Bridge Bar & Grill quizzing you all on your music, TV and general knowledge.


Gem Roadshow will be providing a family disco with games from 7pm until 11pm in our Bridge Bar.

DJ Bournemouth

Relax, Rewind & Rejuvenate!

Get away from it all and book a Relax & Rejuvenate Spa Indulgence Break at The Riv with exclusive treatments from Arcadia Beauty at the Coast Spa

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Relax in our relaxation suite and chill out room and enjoy the day in our leisure facilities including indoor pool, studio gym and spa bath.
Unwind with friends and enjoy an afternoon tea with a selection of sandwiches, sweets and cakes.
Revitalise with a choice of beauty treatment from Arcadia Beauty at The Coast Spa.
Each member of your party will enjoy either 1 x 60-minute treatment (Aromatherapy full body massage, Hot stone full body massage or Tropic super food facial) or 2 x mini spa treatments (Tropic spa facial, nail file and polish, Back, neck and shoulder massage).
Dinner will be served in the Cunarder Restaurant, prepared by our award-winning chefs.
Before you leave Rejuvenate with a quick dip in the pool and a hearty breakfast with gluten free options.

All this for just £119 per person based on 2 people sharing a twin or double room. Subject to availability and not available Saturday nights or throughout August. Nonrefundable deposit of £20 per person required.

Bournemouth hotel with indoor pool

Events/Attractions in the surrounding areas in Bournemouth
Summer Live: 12th July – 26th August

Summer live is an event for all ages, and it is located in The Square in Bournemouth.

Live music everyday (from 5pm week days / from 12pm weekends) Visit the huts and watch the artists in action as they paint, draw and create
Face painting on most days (for a small fee)
Outdoor ‘Garden Bar’ plus BBQ
Other huts include Henna body art, beach themed jewellery and the delicious sweet selection.

Children are more than welcome plus Free entertainment shows during the last 2 weeks of August with Dr Balloon man, Mr Merlin and Okey Dokey, Count Backwards and Jamie Jigsaw (check the schedule for dates and times).

Pier Amusements: Open 7 days a week

The Family Entertainment Centre is located at the entrance of Bournemouth Pier. Here you will find a wide range of entertainment machines and amusements, and all the most up-to-date videos and prizes.

Poole Speedway: Thursday Nights throughout the summer

The Pirates bring world class entertainment to the town on Thursday nights throughout the summer, with some of the top speedway stars on the planet heading to Poole Stadium. Make it a family night out with one of Poole Speedway’s family tickets. There are plenty of great viewing places close to the action and the restaurant and bar facilities offer a view overlooking the whole circuit.

Poole Pirates Speedway

Bournemouth Air Show

Thursday 29th August to Sunday 1st September – get set for the UK’s biggest air festival, 4-days of action and entertainment in the air, on land and at sea! Award-winning and internationally renowned.

Setting Bournemouth aside from other air shows, when the sun goes down, Night Air entertainment will light up the skies of the UK’s leading coastal resort with pyrotechnic night flying, street entertainment, awesome live music and military performances.

Bournemouth Air Festival

The Bournemouth Big Wheel

Summer fun beside the sea as big wheel returns to Bournemouth seafront.

The Big Wheel tourist attraction is back at Pier Approach for the Summer season.

Take in the sensational scenes in the daytime or take a ride as the sun is about to set, the Bournemouth wheel is the perfect way to see this award-winning resort in all its glory.

The big wheel will be in Bournemouth’s re-landscaped Pier Approach area and will run from 10am – 10pm daily.

Bournemouth Eye

Keep up to date with all the latest news from Bournemouth and Poole by heading over to the local websites.

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