My husband and I have been travelling to Riva for the past 30 years. It is one of our favourite destinations. When we saw that Riva had now got a five star hotel we decided to try it.
The location of the hotel is fantastic right next to the lake and within a short walk to the town. What they have done to this beautiful old building is brave and innovative. The feel of the hotel is very modern and truly chic.
Our room had the most comfortable and largest bed I have ever slept in. The bed linen was a very high thread count and smooth as silk. The rooms were very quiet and the decor calming. Our bathroom was also very modern and large with everything you needed at your finger tips. The room was kept beautifully clean by the maids who flitted in and out without disturbing you.
The staff were very friendly and gave excellent service that only the Italians can do showing great pride in their beautiful hotel.
The food was also of a high standard and you can choose between the bistro or the main gourmet restaurant. We were bed and breakfast which enabled us also to go into town in the evenings and visit some of our old favourites, returning for a night cap on the terrace overlooking the beautiful lake.
The swimming pools are heated and the gardens have plenty of sun loungers for you to relax on enjoying the peace and the bird song.
We returned home after a weeks holiday feeling very relaxed and will definately will be putting the Lido Palace on our list of favourite hotels to return to.