Riviera Hotel Dubai

Baniyas roadDubai1388United Arab Emirates
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About Riviera Hotel Dubai

Offering four-star lodgings in central Dubai, Riviera Hotel Dubai is a modern multi-storey hotel with Internet access throughout. Overlooking the Dubai Creek where traditional dhow boats load and discharge cargoes, it’s five minutes’ walk from Baniyas Square metro station.

Smart, air-conditioned rooms enjoying city or creek views through floor-to-ceiling windows boast en suite bathrooms, hairdryers, soft furnishings, mini-fridges, desks, balconies, satellite TVs and hot drinks provisions. Spacious upgrade rooms add free Wi-Fi.

Conveniences comprise a 24-hour reception, airport shuttle, lift, room service, business centre and meeting rooms.

The on-site Hana and Al Dana restaurants offer a buffet breakfast and an international buffet lunch plus freshly-prepared dishes from Arabian, Chinese, Indonesian and Japanese cuisine for dinner. The relaxed lobby café serves snacks and coffees.

Riviera Hotel Dubai is roughly 20 minutes’ drive from the 829.8-metre Burj Khalifa, which opened in 2010, becoming the world’s tallest skyscraper. Dubai International Airport is about four miles away. The famous Deira Gold Souk marketplace is 15 minutes’ walk away.


Baniyas road, Dubai, 1388, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 42222131 | Fax: +971 42211820 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Hypoallergenic bedding
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Pleasant personnel and popular food

Visitors praised the customer service, saying the employees were professional, obliging and friendly. At breakfast, travellers enjoyed the wide buffet selection. It also appealed that Japanese and Asian breakfasts were available. Those who had other meals at the on-site restaurants spoke highly of the food and service.

Handy central location

Guests were chuffed with the location of this hotel in Deira in central Dubai as it put them close to the Dubai Creek for dhow boat cruises and waterside walks. Thanks to the good public transport links nearby, including bus stops and a metro station, reviewers found it straightforward to reach the airport plus golf courses, landmarks, museums, shopping malls and business districts. Furthermore, traditional souk marketplaces and alternative dining options were located within easy walking distance.

Comfortable rooms at reasonable rates

The well-appointed rooms catered well for leisure or business travellers, according to those who posted reviews. The balconies and views from the rooms also proved popular. Many guests mentioned that their rooms were spacious, comfortable and clean with cosy beds. Those prioritising affordability felt they got fair value for money as the room rates were usually competitive for downtown Dubai.

Negative Reviews

A few shortcomings

Some critics conveyed the view that extra services like laundry and the airport shuttle were fairly pricey. Motorists remarked that they wished there had been a hotel car park. There were also occasional claims that the décor in some of the rooms could have done with a refresh.

Grumbles over Wi-Fi

Although the Wi-Fi network was said to be reliable and fast, it disappointed guests in some standard rooms that they had to pay for access.

Annoying noises

Although many guests commented that the property was quiet, light sleepers in certain rooms were sometimes disturbed by noisy air-conditioning units.

Rating Overview

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8.5 out of 10 based on 810 reviews