Reviews of Riviera Resort (Deluxe, DVC)

Reviews

57

Rating

8.96 / 10

Recommended By

89%



Reviewed by ChefDionofLima Review Date: 10/11/2021

Rating: (9)
Recommended

One of our favorite short stay deluxe resorts. Not a DVC member and was able to score a 2 night stay in a studio room, virtually last minute 1 month out (early Feb 2021). Though the tower rooms are standard view (over looking the parking lot) the western most balconies have a great view of the Skyliner and Epcot's Fireworks. The middle room has a 50/50 overlooking the lot and the Skyliner, with a great view of EPCOT Fireworks. The bathroom was a good size, and if you plan on hanging out in the room, you'll want to put that murphy bed into couch mode once you wake up. Great food selections available here as well. It's biggest drawbacks are that they did not account for shoppers at this resort. The only shopping location serves as the resort gift shop and the DVC sundries store, and it is a very Petite space. Also they rely very heavily on the Skyliner for transportation to EPCOT AND DHS, with no buses to these parks unless the Skyliner is down
This is a huge disservice for Deluxe Resort customers. Especially since Riviera patrons have to disembark and compete with three other resorts at the Caribbean Beach Hub to get to DHS.

Pros:

Great theming, great food options

Cons:

Shopping, and Transportation
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Reviewed by NotoriousDVM Review Date: 10/02/2021

Rating: (10)
Recommended

I recently had the pleasure of staying in a deluxe studio at Disney's Riviera Resort, and could not have been more pleased with the experience. The resort is GORGEOUS, and the Skyliner is an awesome perk. The room was quite spacious for my party of two. Having two showers in the room is a great amenity for larger parties. The resort restaurants are all excellent, with Primo Piatto offering some of the best counter service food I've eaten at Disney World.

Pros:

atmosphere, room size and decor, restaurants, skyliner

Cons:

price--look into renting DVC points and for other discounts
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Reviewed by Anonymous Review Date: 09/29/2021

Rating: (10)
Recommended

The Rivera is my home resort .It is gorgeous not just way it looks but everything about this resort has ne in aww

Pros:

Skyliner , dining

Cons:

None
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Reviewed by tetimko5 Review Date: 09/27/2021

Rating: (10)
Recommended

HIGHLY recommend staying here at least once! The rooms and accommodations are all new and updated, lots of activities to do, very friendly cast members, the pools were very nice, and the resort is not massive so walking to your room doesn't take forever. Being at a skyliner station is great too! We never had to wait longer than a few minutes and the ride to Epcot is super quick. One night it was storming so the skyliner wasn't being used, but it only happened once during our week. We also loved all of the food options here.

Pros:

Lots of recreation and places for kids to play, the splash pad is awesome, food is all great, SKYLINER

Cons:

expensive (but worth what you pay if you can get a discount or use DVC)
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Reviewed by RaspberryRidge Review Date: 09/15/2021

Rating: (9)
Recommended

Riviera is a sophisticated oasis amid the fun and frenzy of WDW.At the end of a long day in the parks coming back to this resort is calming and refreshing. The rooms are decorated in an upscale, modern, and serene fashion.Two adults were extremely comfortable but our room was able to sleep five and that would have been WAY more \"togetherness\" than I'd recommend. I saw many children enjoying the pool, giant chess outside ,etc but this location is definitely the most adult and serene Disney location I have had the pleasure to stay in.

Pros:

skyliner transportation, calm & quiet vibe, elegant understated decor, hotel even smells lovely(!), great bathrooms, app makes navigating resort/ check-in and out user friendly

Cons:

needs more food choices, high cost, perfect location for a spa to be added
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Reviewed by Hayleabug11 Review Date: 09/13/2021

Rating: (10)
Recommended

Love love love this resort ! This is my dvc home resort and I stay here every year for my birthday in October ! Love the atmosphere and the rooms and that view!

Pros:

Beautiful rooms and view , luxurious

Cons:

Caribbean beach people come use the sky liner and buses so sometimes during Covid buses got full quick
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Reviewed by Anonymous Review Date: 05/31/2021

Rating: (8)
Recommended

The one bedroom villa we had was plenty big for the 4 of us and gave the kids places to do home work. The view we had of the pool and lake was great but the amenities at the hotelier somewhat lacking. This may be from the pandemic limiting things but it still seemed to have less than other places we have stayed. The big plus is the skyliner. It is right there and covers you for at least 2 parks and 3 once the monorail is running fully again.

Pros:

skyliner and convenience

Cons:

restraints and food are only ok Topolino's was ok for the price
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Reviewed by Maverick47126 Review Date: 05/28/2021

Rating: (9)
Recommended

Stayed at Riviera in May this year. It blew my mind. It’s clean cast members are helpful and friendly it was an amazing stay for me and my 5 kids. What puts this resort over the top is the food it’s second to none to any Disney resort. The only negative I could even say is we had to order extra blankets for the kids beds but even then they brought them to our room in under 10mins. Amazing Resort!

Pros:

Skyliner Close to 2 Parks Food

Cons:

Expensive Not in your face Disney
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Reviewed by maryclark Review Date: 05/10/2021

Rating: (9)
Recommended

The Riviera Resort is a wonderful resort for adults that want fun and quick access to explore the world at Epcot, or Galaxy's Edge at Hollywood Studios. We went as a group of 6 adults and loved the classy feeling of the hotel with subtle nods to Disney and the European Riviera. It is on the pricier side, and the lobby is so small... so that is why I rated this 9/10 instead of 10/10. You can get just as wonderful accommodations elsewhere on property for less money... but staying on the skyliner route might make it worth it for you!

Pros:

Skyliner Route, Adult theming, Topolinos.

Cons:

Expensive, lobby is not as grand as other hotels.
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Reviewed by Anonymous Review Date: 05/03/2021

Rating: (3)
Not Recommended

Nice grounds. Decent location in relation to parks. Pricey, not well staffed, Skyline is primary for transportation.

Pros:

Nice pool

Cons:

Moldy room, incompetent staff, dirty dishes, human mucous on chairs,
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