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“Very nice place to stay at Riva del Garda” 4 of 5 stars
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Residence Filanda
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   VS Alessandro 51, 38066 Riva Del Garda, Italy   |  
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“Very nice place to stay at Riva del Garda”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2009

Very good, peaceful family-run hotel located far enough from the center of the village in the middle of wineyards. The owner family was very friendly and helpful.

We had a two-bedroom apartment, that was excellent choice for a family with 3 teenagers.

I think, you need a car if you stay in Residence Filanda. Even the center of Riva del Garda was too far to walk for us. In any case, you’d miss a lot to see if you don’t have a car. Overall, Riva del Garda is a wonderful place.

There are at least three good places to eat within a walking distance (300 – 800m) and a pub. Our favorite place was La Colombera.

The pool is large and was not too crowded during our visit: there were always unreserved sunchairs.

Even Venice is within a daytrip distance. We were there on Monday 29 June, that was not supposed to be a busy day. We left the hotel pretty early and were in Venice at about 10 o’clock. We parked our car to a large parking facility at Piazzale Roma (2000+ parking places). It was very easy to find, but it was almost full when we arrived. My advice is: be early in Venice or reserve the parking space in advance.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2008

We googled several Riva del Garda hotels and finally spotted reasonably priced Residence Filanda. Booking was quite easy through Filanda's web site - the only exception was paying the deposit amount of 100 euros by credit card. We wanted to do that via secure internet link and for that we needed to send our contact information to their bank in Riva del Garda by traditional mail. But since we booked early and there was no rush in paying the deposit, everything worked out just fine. We payed 59 euros per night (total of six nights) plus 22 euros for linen for our stay.

We arrived to Riva del Garda by a rental car and luckily we managed to find Filanda right away without any detours. They had a couple of small signs showing the way and that's a very good thing, since Filanda is a bit further away from the main streets of Riva del Garda.

Filanda is a family-run hotel and when we arrived, only the "grandmother" of the family was there. She speaks only Italian and German and with our limited knowledge of German we managed to get a map of Riva del Garda and directions to the nearest supermarket (which is about 2 km away). Her daughter ("mother") speaks fluent English so we usually asked her if we needed anything and she was around.

Our room was really spacious and had a kitchenette and a small terrace. The decor was nothing special but quite functional. The swimming pool was originally one of our criterias when picking this hotel but our week was so busy with sightseeing that we barely visited it. It looked nice though. However, what's best in this hotel is the scenery. Mountains, vines and peaceful surroundings are the only things that make it worth of choosing compared with hotels in the center of Riva del Garda.

Since we wanted to enjoy good local wines with our dinners, we usually walked to places. The downside of Filanda is that it's actually pretty far from the center of Riva del Garda (and from the lake). It took over half an hour to walk there and the walk wasn't quite that pleasant because there were no footpaths all the way. The positive side of walking was that we found an excellent vinery restaurant Colombera near Filanda.

We decided to do the final cleaning by ourselves which was a bit confusing. Hotel did provide a bucket and a mop but no other supplies. We were quite sure that the guests before us hadn't cleaned the room quite as properly as we did. If we hadn't been on a budget, we definately would have bought the cleaning service.

Hotel guests were families with small kids mostly and everybody had a car. That's also the group we recommed this hotel for. It was nice pit-stop type of a place for us (a young couple) for 6 nights but if we come back to Riva del Garda someday, maybe we would choose something more central. Although, I have to say it was amazing to drink our morning coffee outside on the terrace watching the sun come up behind the steep mountains, listening distant church bells and the birds sing... I don't know if you can experience that in the center.

  • Liked — The peaceful surroundings
  • Disliked — Cleaning, distance from the center
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: VS Alessandro 51, 38066 Riva Del Garda, Italy
Location: Italy > Trentino-Alto Adige > Province of Trento > Riva Del Garda
Bar / Lounge Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Riva Del Garda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Filanda 3*
Number of rooms: 33
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Residence Filanda Riva Del Garda/Nago, Italy

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