Disney's Riviera Resort

Walt Disney World, Orlando

Virgin rating

The hotel

Just like Disney’s classic fairy tales, this Disney Deluxe Villa Resort is inspired by the enchanting villages and romantic castles of Europe, with grand fountains, elegant socialising spaces, waterfront gardens, and rooftop dining that has the feel of a cliffside restaurant in Italy or the French Riviera. The self-catering studios and villas at Disney’s Riviera Resort let you mix days of park-hopping (with the new Disney Skyliner Transportation giving you a bird’s eye view as it whisks you to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios) with days at the hotel’s relaxed Beau Soleil Pool or its fun family Riviera Pool, which features an interactive splash zone with a unique Fantasia spin.

Amenities

  • Babysitting service
  • Bar
  • Games Room
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool

Where is it

Epcot resort area. Driving time from Orlando International airport: approx 30 minutes.

Hotel information

All feature a balcony or porch, air-conditioning, cable TV with Disney Channel, mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker, hairdryer, iron and board. Tower Studios feature 1 queen-size pull down bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults, plus one child under 3 in a cot.

Deluxe Studios offer a standard or preferred view and feature 1 queen-size bed, 1 queen-size pull down bed and 1 single pull down bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults, one child (aged 3-9), plus one child under 3 in a cot.

Use of the Walt Disney World Resort Transportation System included. Disney Skyliner Transportation. Self-parking $25, valet parking $33, including tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera (European), Le Petit Café, Bar Riva (poolside drinks and bites), and Primo Piatto (quick serve, grab and go).

Main pool, quiet pool and water play area. Fitness centre.

Complimentary WiFi. Disney Skyliner Transportation to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios, coming Autumn 2019. Disney bus transportation. Minnie Van service*.

At the present time, Walt Disney World are conducting a phased reopening of their resort hotels. You can find out more information about which hotels are currently open at Disney’s Know Before You Go website www.disneytraveltradeinfo.com/wdwws

*Denotes local charge.

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Please note ​from January 23 through January 28, 2022, Disney Skyliner service between Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney's Riviera Resort and Epcot will be out of operation for refurbishment. Complimentary bus service will be available.​

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (113)
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  • Terrible (7)
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Jul 5, 2022 nige17 Dubuque, Iowa

We are DVC members, we own at Copper Creek, Polynesian, & Riviera. I’ve stayed at Riviera twice now and this last tripped was amazing. We saved our points and were able to get a 3 BR Grand villa. The room was above and beyond, though I wish they had ceiling fans. Nothing feels rushed here. The pools were busy but never felt crowed. My boys… Read more
We are DVC members, we own at Copper Creek, Polynesian, & Riviera. I’ve stayed at Riviera twice now and this last tripped was amazing. We saved our points and were able to get a 3 BR Grand villa. The room was above and beyond, though I wish they had ceiling fans. Nothing feels rushed here. The pools were busy but never felt crowed. My boys (twins, 5) absolutely love the splash area. They used kiddie area and the main pool slide. The other amazing part of Riviera, Caribbean Beach. We love their playground and pools. Banana Cabana is also an Amazing pool side bar. Back to Riviera, Bar Riva was really great. Wonderful way to get into shade, cool down. Their bar tender made me a real daiquiri. Not frozen crap, but in the rocks. My server was great. Topolinos was great. We had a party if 11, so reservations were out but the lounge and outdoor patio was amazing! Primo Piatto is always solid. Outdoor chess, bocce ball, and bean bags boards were fun. We love it here, always will. We are back next June. This resort was perfect. It was a once in life time trip at the perfect place Read less
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Jul 1, 2022 deegirlSanFrancisco San Francisco, California

Stayed here in a deluxe studio with my family of 5, DH, DW and 3 kids 6, 9 and 10 for 3 days using our DVC points. Did not feel cramped during bedtime but did when we ate in for breakfast given there was a table with 2 chairs. Kitchenette with sink, microwave, fridge and toaster helped us prepare our breakfast and save some cash. A lot of closet… Read more
Stayed here in a deluxe studio with my family of 5, DH, DW and 3 kids 6, 9 and 10 for 3 days using our DVC points. Did not feel cramped during bedtime but did when we ate in for breakfast given there was a table with 2 chairs. Kitchenette with sink, microwave, fridge and toaster helped us prepare our breakfast and save some cash. A lot of closet and storage space to store luggages away. Plates, cops and utensils were well provided for. Bathroom was beautiful and huge. No washer/dryer in Deluxe studios so we had to walk a ways to the laundry room. There was only one laundry room in the entire grounds which was a bit inconvenient. Lots of places in the room to entertain the kids with hide- and- go -seek! We had a preferred view and it over looked the lake, pools and the gondolas. Almost dreamlike. The pool was enjoyable and kids couldn’t get enough of the slide. My daughter loved seeing all the princess paintings in the hallways and around the property. The walk to the gondola took less than 5 minutes and the ride was so relaxing to Hollywood studios. The grounds are gorgeous and I felt like I was in Europe. Online checkin worked wonderfully and went straight to our room upon arrival using our wrists bands to open door. Read less
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Jun 23, 2022 ConnieBoston Winchester, Massachusetts

Beautiful hotel!! We stayed here during a three hotel split stay (Polynesian, Rivera and last copper creek). This was by far the nicest hotel! We had a 1 bedroom villa premium view. It was the nicest Disney room we have stayed in. We will be back!! Skyliner was also super convenient and the dining options are wonderful!
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Jun 18, 2022 caitrinelysew

It's okay. I just don't get what the hypes about with this resort the room was spacious skyliner was nice. Quick service honestly was soso I would stay at a moderate over this resort. One quick service worker was borderline rude when I asked about the allergy menu unfortunately I have IBS so I have to eat off it. In the end I settled with yogurt… Read more
It's okay. I just don't get what the hypes about with this resort the room was spacious skyliner was nice. Quick service honestly was soso I would stay at a moderate over this resort. One quick service worker was borderline rude when I asked about the allergy menu unfortunately I have IBS so I have to eat off it. In the end I settled with yogurt and fruit because she didn't really want to help me. The housekeeping staff was extremely friendly and serviced our room plenty. The staff member who checked us in was extremely friendly. Our encounter with bell services was fantastic. Some gift shop workers were helpful some were okay. Overall though we found ourselves going to carribean beach for quick service and their gift shop. It had a much more laid back friendly atmosphere and the food was better. Would I return to the Riviera resort probably not. To me it wasn't worth the experience/ price. That being said no one is the same. The rooms are beautiful and views are fantastic Read less
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Jun 12, 2022 winags College Station, TX

We splurged and stayed here becuase of the all the events we were celebrating. We were not disappointed. It was absolutely stunning. We stayed in a standard view 2BR villa on the 4th floor overlooking the front entry of the hotel. We could see both Epcot and Magic Kingdom fireworks from both balconies. There was a ton of storage in the room and… Read more
We splurged and stayed here becuase of the all the events we were celebrating. We were not disappointed. It was absolutely stunning. We stayed in a standard view 2BR villa on the 4th floor overlooking the front entry of the hotel. We could see both Epcot and Magic Kingdom fireworks from both balconies. There was a ton of storage in the room and the kitchen and laundry were great to have.Housekeeping came every other day and we never needed anything in between. My son liked the murphy bed in the living area and chose to sleep there instead of one of the queen beds. There are also great eating options at this hotel. The skyliner was very convenient and we never had a long wait or big crowd for a bus to MK or Disney Springs. Read less