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White Beach, Tasmania
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83 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2014

I love this quirky little hotel. We stayed for 2 nights at the end of a month long trip to Sicily while we visited Mt Etna. It's right on the seafront and has underground parking. It is family owned and operated and they are lovely....very friendly and helpful at all times. The rooms are quirky with quite old fashioned furniture... More 

1 Thank Jill M
Ladysmith, Canada
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146 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2014

We stayed at this hotel due to its proximity to Taormina. That was it's only good point. It is across a road from the beach, but this area is super busy from May through late September, and even the hotel itself runs a late night cafe out the south side. Therefore with SS114 right next to the hotel and the... More 

4 Thank Brian S

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2014

The hotel is close to the beach and a short walk to the station. There is plenty of free parking on the streets outside. But the rooms were small, equipped with a tiny tv, dull, smelled damp and the towels were like table cloths. The staff are pleasant and breakfast is ok.

2 Thank nas000
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2014

This hotel came as a surprise because our hotel in Taormina kicked us out because of previous reservations. We decided to go down the hill and give it a try. The town is nothing to write home about but the hotel was beautiful, great breakfast, great staff and the best gelato out the door and to the left.

2 Thank ronald r
Belgrade, Serbia
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2014

Lovely hotel, with charming rooms and interesting interior. Staff was helpful and friendly. Good connection to Catania (its about 45km) and Taormina. Breakfast was poor and monotonous, but with beautiful view from dining terrace. Small bathroom...

4 Thank martina n
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73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2013

This hotel was chosen by our tour company. It is different from most in that the furniture is old & quirky though not quite antique. The reception rooms are nice & the attractive breakfast room on the top floor has wonderful views. Breakfast itself was mediocre with the same things on offer each day & never enough fruit salad. Our... More 

1 Thank WinstonSophie
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2013

Our room was in front of the sea but because of bad isolation, we had terrible nights. We took 2 nights and the room wasn't cleaned the one day we had. Espresso coffee is not included in the breakfast, you have to pay extra for that. Finally, we were kindly advise to use the parking lot of the hotel even... More 

3 Thank Kololok
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2013

La Riva was a last second choice, because the alternative accommodation reserved from home turned out to be too sedated. We found the hotel in our Lonely Planet guide, showed up in the reception and were lucky enough to get two adjoining double rooms with shared bath on the top floor for our family of four at a reasonable price.... More 

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Novi Sad, Serbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2013

Poor breakfast is the only objection, and fact that every morning we have a same food for breakfast, but and this is ok when you have an amazing view to the see and bay from your restourant. :) Everything else is so good.

2 Thank ducka3003
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2013

This is a good little hotel on a rather noisy seafront, with lovely rooms furnished with old-style, dark-wood furniture - a nice change from the usual cheap rubbish you get in budget hotels. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the common areas are uniquely decorated, showing real care and attention to detail. We particularly liked the surreal concrete... More 

2 Thank LondonSmudge

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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel "La Riva" is a charming family-run establishment situated in the small seaside resort of Giardini Naxos, site of the first Greek colony on Sicily. The Hotel La Riva is an ideal setting for anyone who enjoys combining a relaxing sun and sand holiday with a bit of history and culture. Just a short walk from the beach, the Hotel La Riva has 40 comfortable, traditionally Sicilian styled rooms, each with its own private bathroom and shower, telephone, satellite TV, air conditioning,Wi-Fi and private balcony (most with stunning sea views). Breakfast is served in the hotel's stylish rooftop Restaurant. The Hotel La Riva also has a bar area, ideal for relaxing after a day on the beach, a reading room and parking facilities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Riva

Address: Via Tysandros, 52, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Giardini Naxos
Price Range: $136 - $755 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — La Riva 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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“Side room will be quieter and possibly have a view of the sea from the balcony”
 of 5 bubbles 300jimt, 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the back may be quieter due to the activity on the lungomare.”
 of 5 bubbles Censu63, 31 May 2016 | Read review
“You can take 2-bed room for 3 persons and pay 90 € without breakfest. It is a good price I think”
 of 5 bubbles aliuscha, 1 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a balcony with sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles tallscottishperson, 22 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Choose the farthest room away from the road. Avoid south facing rooms and front rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 608BrianS, 11 Jun 2014 | Read review
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