This was the second time my wife and I have used Riviera and we had an excellent holiday in early May despite a couple of rainy days (dont forget your pacamacs like we did). The hotel is very comfortable and always very clean. Unfortunately, we didnt book a lake view room and we were initially disappointed with the rear view but there was so much seating on the sun terraces and in the bar area i'm not sure it mattered much anyhow. Our rear room 103 was compact, no balcony, yet very comfortable but do not expect breathtaking views. The hotel is run very efficiently and they went out of their way to make sure my dietary needs were met. I'm not a lover of pasta or cheese but i never went hungry without a course. The food was good for a 3* hotel and service was efficient and friendly. 15e for a bottle of house wine seems dear but i wish i brought some home.
Riviera holidays include touring trips which we found were always efficiently managed and we got to see far more then if we had went there ourselves. the Dolomites trip was our favourite, we found Venice overrated (yes we did the gondola bit around the back canals) but we loved Verona (each to their own of course). the tour guide Wendy was very good, knowledgeable, friendly and caring (Wendy made me add that bit).
my only whinge.. i felt the hotel with riviera was too quiet with no evening entertainment but that probably suits most people travelling with riviera as they tend to be shall we say rather mature in life as i am, but Im sure some of them would have loved the hotel just to put on some kind of music/singing event.
didnt even get a song on the gondola either..whats up Italy, have you lost your voice?
would we go back? to this hotel and area, probably not as we want to travel to different places but lake garda is beautiful so maybe one day.
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