Lake Garda was the 2nd stop on our honeymoon and I drop myself mad doing research for months on which town to stay in. I eventually decided on Riva as it was at the north of the lake with supposedly the best scenery. Nothing could have prepared me for just how amazing it would be though! Without a doubt, you cannot beat this place. I wanted a boutique style hotel with plush rooms and beautiful grounds and that is exactly what Hotel Parc flora is. It backs onto the lake which is breathtaking. I couldnt stop looking at the scenery. We went to Thailand a few years ago and this rivalled that! The hotel is 4* but I think should be 5* ... its very modern and beautiful. The rooms are very large and beautifully decorated. The staff are extremely helpful. For a fuss pot like me, fiding a gem like this is a god send. forget the south of the river - Riva and the Hotel Parc Flora is the place to go!