Stayed in the Rio Park in June /July 2012 for 2 weeks with my 2 grand children aged 3 and 7 months.
Why call it a family hotel when there are stag parties there on the weekends. Swearing and leaving glass bottles by the pool throwing sun loungers in the pool with their mates and fighting by the pool bar.
Most families and old age left the pool area and complained to the rep. There was no entertainment when football was on TV. Children’s rep on holidays for 2 weeks when we were there and Thomson did not inform us until we arrived at the hotel.
Room’s basic – Maids service excellent – Reception staff excellent –Bar staff ignorant only smiled when girls came to the bar – Food good .I filled the complaints form in the Rio Park and also emailed Thomson on my return home they have not had the decency to even reply.
Never go back there again.
The room was ok for 2 adults and a 4 year old with 2 singles and a sofa bed, might be a bit tight with 4. Walls were a bit thin could hear voices and moving of chairs but nothing too bad. Bed was a bit hard but ok.
Food was good with lots of choice have to buy drink at evening meal, breakfast was also good again lots of choice. Large pool area with a fenced off area for little ones, hotel was not full while we were there so had no problems with beds. Bar area had some good deals.
There were a couple of stag and hens at the hotel but never heard them, only thing that drove me mad was banging of doors all hours of night.
It was a five/ten minute walk to the night life and to the beach which was great.
All in all enjoyed our stay and would return.
Sun in the morning, very clean hotel and rooms, good food, and found the whole of the staff very friendly, couldn't fault any of them.
Entertainment was ok, some of staff put on their own shows, could be a bit near the mark if children were there. So perhaps was because more elderly were there.
All in all a lovely time was had at the RIO hoping to go back very soon.
I found drinks quite cheap in the hotel with house wine only 4.50 a bottle in the restaurant. There was always a good selection of food at every meal with plenty of options.
Staff could have smiled a bit more, entertainment was nothing special, and don't expect to watch your TV; soaps as ITV and BBC channels were terrible at night thats if you could get them at all.
All in all we would def go back - ideal place for shops and beach. Great holiday.
All of the hotel staff was very friendly and helpful cannot comment on entertainment as we went out every night.
Would highly recommend this hotel and no way should it be a 2*, the hotel rooms were suitable for a couple and I slept like a log, hubby found beds too hard.
I think the hotel should invest in cushions for the sunbeds as they are really uncomfortable and very hard as they are plastic. We would go back though.
cleanliness first class.
location 10mins from beach, bars etc
hotel staff could be quite miserable
entertainment cant comments as we went out every night
the room was quite a squeeze because there was 3 of us, but for a couple it would be ok, the beds are really hard and uncomfortable.
pool cleaned every night.
we really enjoyed our stay at the rio, and would recommend it to everyone. well done rio park.
1 tip, take your own drinks down to dinner, otherwise you have to pay to get a drink, and it works out quite expensive.
go to the rio park and enjoy
Travel operator: flightline
Travel operator: Portland
yvonne and chell
Travel operator: alpha rooms
food fantastic an amazing choice of buffet style food there is something for everyone even the fussiest of eaters
the pool area is so clean loads of sun beds
the bat prices are so reasonable the same as most of the local bars
all in all a fab place
this hotel has won thomsons gold award for the last 3 yrs
Travel operator: thomsons
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