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Bella Riva Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Podini Mario 1/2 | Corso zanardelli, 25083 Gardone Riviera, Italy   |  
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Ranked #1 of 19 Hotels in Gardone Riviera
Beverley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“As good as it gets!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

My wife and I had never been to Lake Garda before so we went according to the recommendations on Trip Adviser. We weren't disappointed as this is a superb hotel with high quality service. They even change your bedding every day, and nice little touch like electric blinds and very quiet air conditioning. The hotel is right on the lakeside and has its own high quality pool, with nice sun beds etc. We ate in the hotel restaurant twice and the service was six star, and the quality is superb. There are a few little issues, but it's mainly about the area rather than the hotel. We went on 10th June for 5 nights nut the restaurants were very quiet and some were closed, I would recommend (although not essential) that you hire a car as its a little isolated. Although breakfast is included any cooked breakfast is extra, so it's continental only included. We paid around £140 for a 3 course meal with a bottle of wine. Some of the rooms are facing the lake but are obscured by large trees.

Overall you should love staying at this hotel, it's first class service in a prime location on the bank of Lake Garda. It's a superb boutique hotel and ideal for a romantic break.

Room Tip: Ask for one on third floor as its just above the tree line!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

We stayed here for our first stay in Lake Garda and were extremely pleased. The staff were especially helpful in giving us directions and recommendations for restaurants. The rooms were very luxurious with amazing bathrooms and the complimentary breakfast was very good. Good location with an outdoor swimming pool and nice gardens right by the lake (although unfortunately it was raining when we were there).

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Zurich, Switzerland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

We had a fabulous romantic Easter weekend at this hotel. Our first time at the Italian Riviera, we were both swept away by the beautiful view at Hotel Bella Riva! Right at a prime location on the bank of Lake Garda, the view from the hotel property and rooms is just magnificent. We love the contemporary deco of the hotel from the lobby, to the bar/lounge area, to the library/restaurant. Very modern yet extremely cozy and comfortable. We love how comfortable our room was too! Sleep quality is wonderful. Buffet breakfast was 6-star quality food. Staff team is extremely friendly and helpful. We spent 2 nights (out of 3) at the hotel restaurant and were just blown away by the top quality of food, preparation, and service. We had Oscar as our server most of the nights and he was just fantastic. His knowledge of wine with food, extremely pleasant personality made us feel right at home. All of restaurant staff from chef to servers are absolutely professional and they work seamlessly, perfectly together. We had a lovely time eating at the restaurant for breakfast and dinners.
We are already planning our 2nd visit back to Bell Riva at Gardone Riviera in June on our way to Tuscany. :) We can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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dhaka
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33 hotel reviews
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

When you visit Lake Garda, the major objective remains as to enjoy the lake as much as possible, this hotel offers the most of it. Nice rooms. Quiet location. Rooms with great view and gives you the opportunity to enjoy typical verona flavor. The garden is really excellent. A great combination of flora and old trees really added another paradigm of beauty to the hotel. The rooms are really nice, clean and with great views to the lake. The food is excellent. The pool serves the temperature controlled water but you may choose to walk few minutes to enjoy the lake itself. The staffs are friendly and attentive. Great vacation can be enjoyed from here.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

Bella Riva was exactly what I had dreamt an Italian Villa to be. The sophisticated ambience, the kind and professional service and the gorgeous room and amenities of this hotel make it well worth the price. The location on the lake is outstanding. The pool is a quiet haven and the food was delicious, served on a pretty terrace facing the lake and grounds. I had some difficulty negotiating the high tech lighting fixtures; all touch button controlled from a console beside the bed, including opening and closing the blinds. But staff made me feel that this was my own private villa and they were there just to make me happy. I will return to this hotel and recommend it as the most romantic place in the world!

Room Tip: Views from the north side are gorgeous, but ask for one not blocked by a tree at the window
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Munich, Germany
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18 hotel reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

The rooms at the Bella Riva Hotel are stylish and modern with great bathrooms. The bar is really good, too. But the fact to recommend the hotel is definitely the location: the fantastic garden with old trees at the lake and the stylish pool. We could have spend days just relaxing there. Go there for a weekend or for a longer stay as from Gardone you can visit lake Garda, Brescia and Verona.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2011

The property is located right on the lake and so if you ensure a lake view room you will have a quiet location. The rooms not facing the lake would be impacted by road noise. The hotel has been renovated in a clean contemporary manner which is preferred by me. The bathroom was impecible but the room rath bland, no art. Common rooms are bright and airy and the breakfast buffet which was included was excellent with good choices and good service. There is a lovely garden area with pool and the restaurant outdoor seating is great.
The staff were most accommodating. It is possible to walk into the nect village of Moderna where there are cafes and also a supermarket for water and snacks. We had a glass of wine in the hotel bar one evenng and thought that 20 euros was a little streep. We also felt the rate of 400 euros a night for small suite with a king bed was a little over the top.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Bella Riva Hotel

Address: Podini Mario 1/2 | Corso zanardelli, 25083 Gardone Riviera, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Brescia > Gardone Riviera
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Gardone Riviera
#2 Romantic Hotel in Gardone Riviera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Bella Riva Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bella riva is a comfortable hotel with a 5 star contemporary charm. An elegant architecture, beautiful suites, impeccable service, deluxe amenities, and, of course, our prime location on the lake await you so that your day flows pleasant and carefree. The historic building has been completely renovated in 2010 ... more   less 
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Bella Riva Hotel Lake Garda/Gardone Riviera, Italy

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