The Riviera Hotel has a peaceful location, looking out over the trees of Alum Chine to the bay and close to the beautiful wooded Chine Suspension Bridge & Tropical Gardens. With free Wi-Fi and free parking, leisure facilities include a hot tub plus indoor and outdoor pools. /p
All 70 en-suite bedrooms have wide screen digital TVs, complimentary tea and coffee trays, 24 hour room service and many have private balconies with lovely views overlooking the wooded Alum Chine and Bay to the Isle of Wight. Uncommon for accommodation in Bournemouth, private self-catering apartments are also available.
The Riviera Hotel & Holiday Apartments Alum Chine is just a few hundred metres from the clean, sandy beach. Bournemouth pier is a mile away along the seafront.
The Cunarder conservatory restaurant has views over the bay and serves modern British food and home-made cakes, using local produce. The Art Deco-style Aquitania Bar offers regular, free entertainment. The hotel also has a poolside barbecue every weekend, depending on the weather.
As well as our studio gym, the hotel provides a games room including a pool table, darts, and video games. Please note Parking is free but limited to circa 50 spaces and also on road parking is available. Pets are welcome, please contact us for more information.
Take the A338 to approach Bournemouth and stay on it (passing the Bournemouth exits) right to its end at the Traffic Lights opposite the Liverpool Victoria roundabout / County Gates Gyratory.Take the 2nd exit off the roundabout (following the bucket and spade signs painted on the road), turning left into The Avenue, lined with rhododendrum bushes. At the Traffic Lights, turn left. At the mini roundabout, turn right into Alumhurst Road. Drive about a mile along Alumhurst Road and as soon as you can see the sea straight ahead through a big tree, turn left into Crosby Road, and you will see our sign at the end of the road.
From the west take the A35, The A35 will become the A350 near Poole. At the roundabout take the second exit onto the A3049 towards Bournemouth. At the Tower Park roundabout, continue onto Old Wareham Road, then take the first exit on the next roundabout to Ringwood road. Follow Ringwood road, go through one roundabout, then at the next take the second exit onto Herbert Ave. Turn right onto Alder road, then take the first exit at the roundabout onto Ashley road. Continue straight onto the A35. Continue on The Avenue, then take Alumhurst road to Crosby road. You will see the Riviera sign ahead of you!
Bournemouth Station is a 15 minute taxi ride from the hotel. The taxi rank is directly outside the station. The fare is around £8.00.
Bournemouth is linked by National Express Coach with many other towns. The Coach station is opposite the railway station, where the taxis rank is.
Alum Chine is served by the Number 2A or 2B Yellow Bus, which goes (via Westbourne) to the Town Centre and the Train/Coach Station. Alternatively, Westbourne is well served by frequent buses between Bournemouth and Poole.
Maps and directions. Browse around our Google Map Location Click Satellite to see photo image of the hotel (including our famous R-shaped outdoor pool) or Hybrid to see a mix of road names and photo. Click the Plus ( ) or Minus (-) to zoom in and out of the map.
You can check in from 14:00. You need to check out by 11:00.