Our Blog


Our blog brings you the latest from The Riviera Hotel, Bournemouth. We let you in on the history of the hotel and Bournemouth in general,
some interesting facts, behind the scenes action, our guests testimonials, special recipes from our hotel chef and much much more!
Keep an eye out for the latest!

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By Sam Styles / 23rd September 2019

Key Factors You Need to Consider When Choosing Your Businesses Conference/Meeting Venue

One of the most important aspects of the planning process for any business looking to organise a meeting/conference is choosing...

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Dorset Hotel
By Sam Styles / 7th August 2019

Love, Persuasion and Lashings of Ginger Beer: A Literary Guide to Discovering Dorset

From Austen to Wodehouse, Blyton to Hardy, Dorset's stunning countryside has inspired some of Britain's most prominent literary names with...

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By Sam Styles / 5th April 2019

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...

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By Sam Styles / 5th March 2019

Easter in Dorset 2019

Things to do in Dorset during Easter! If you are lucky enough to have some time off over Easter this...

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Christmas Party Bournemouth
By Sam Styles / 6th November 2018

What to wear this Christmas Party season!

Your office Christmas Party is the time to let your hair down and celebrate the end of a busy year...

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By Rivman / 26th July 2018

Summer 2018 at The Riviera

Still struggling to book your Last Minute Summer Holiday getaway? Why go abroad when you can have the perfect family staycation on...

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By Rivman / 22nd June 2018

A Selection of Local Gardens and National Trust Sites to visit this Summer

Want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life? How about taking a stroll through an array...

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Self-Catering Apartments Hotel Bournemouth
By Rivman / 20th April 2018

The Benefits of staying in a Self-Catered Holiday Apartment

Freedom Staying in a self-catered apartment gives you more flexibility than other types of holiday. You’re not restricted to certain...

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Ocean Liners
By Sam Styles / 28th March 2018

A Celebration of The V&A’s “Ocean Liners: Speed and Style” Exhibition

The Riv celebrates its connection to the Cunard Line and pays homage to the V&A museum's new exhibition "Ocean Liners: Speed and Style".

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Easter Bournemouth Hotel
By Rivman / 10th March 2018

The Top 10 Family Easter Attractions in Dorset for 2018

Back by popular demand….. We have taken our top ten Easter attractions from 2017 and updated it for you for...

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Mothers Day Lunch Bournemouth
By Rivman / 7th March 2018

Struggling on gift ideas for mum this Mother’s Day?

Mother’s Day is fast approaching! The one day of the year when we try our best to make our mum...

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Wedding venue Bournemouth, wedding venue Poole
By Rivman / 14th February 2018

Recently Engaged?

Did you get engaged on Valentine’s Day or over the Christmas season? Looking for a beautiful venue for your wedding...

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NYE Hotels in Bournemouth.
By Rivman / 9th January 2018

Our Christmas & New Year Review 2017

We hope you have all had a good start to 2018! As the hotel is currently closed for a little...

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By Rivman / 5th October 2017

A Brief History of the Riviera

Last month saw the celebration of Maureen Callaghan’s 90th Birthday, marking a massive milestone for a wonderful lady who has,...

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By Rivman / 18th July 2017

Check out whats happening at the Riviera this Summer!

Planning to take your family away this summer but can’t find a suitable hotel? Live in Bournemouth and want to...

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By Rivman / 5th June 2017

Discover Dorset

How well do you know Dorset? With its perfect mix of history, countryside and coastline there are miles of scenery...

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baby shower packages in bournemouth
By Rivman / 10th May 2017

Planning the perfect baby shower at a hotel

Trying to organise the perfect baby shower for yourself, a friend or relative but unsure on where to book? We...

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By Rivman / 3rd April 2017

The Top 10 Family Attractions in Dorset over the Easter holidays

Have you booked a family holiday over the Easter break in Bournemouth but are struggling to find activities in or...

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By Rivman / 15th March 2017

The Beginning of 2017

Hope you have all had a good start to 2017! FACILITIES With 2016 having been a massive success for The...

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christmas party bournemouth
By Rivman / 2nd January 2016

Happy New Year!

It's certainly been a busy Christmas Season with over 4000 people walk through the doors to celebrate their Christmas parties...

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By Rivman / 3rd November 2016

Meet Head Chef Attila

Attila is the head chef at The Riviera Hotel in Alum Chine.  He has been a chef for more than...

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By Rivman / 25th August 2016

The Bridge Bar & Grill

Since launching our new menu this June, The Bridge Bar & Grill has been been very popular among our hotel guests. The...

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