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Villa Nicolli Romantic Resort
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Viale Umberto Cattoni 5, 38066 Riva Del Garda, Italy   |  
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Ranked #15 of 61 Hotels in Riva Del Garda
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
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“a wonderful week”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

We have just spent a wonderful week in Riva and could nor fault the staff or the services at the Nicolli. Everyone was pleasant and helpful and when I mentioned I could not eat the pasta, being on a gluten free diet,they provided me not only with gluten free pasta, but gluten free bread and ice cream.
The location was an easy walk to the lake front or the town centre with local bus stops within easy distance, the reception provides information on local bus times to nearby areas.
The spa and indoor pool were excellent and a wonderful way to relax before dinner. We didnot try the outdoor pool, but did relax in the garden area nearby.
Together with fantastic scenery in the town and on the lake and the atmosphere and friendliness of the hotel staff we had a wondeful time.

Room Tip: We had a corner room overlooking the pool at the front of the hotel and had a choice of three balcon...
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  • Stayed May 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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, Direttore at Villa Nicolli Romantic Resort, responded to this review, July 10, 2012
Dear Guest,
thank you for sharing your opinion on Trip Advisor.
We are always glad to read that our guests enjoyed their stay by us and we always hope to see them again.
We will always offer dishes gluteen free and for vegetarian so we hope to be your ideal hotel for your future holiday on Lake Garda.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

We just got back from our 2nd visit to Riva Del Garda and the Hotel Villa Nicolli. The family continue to invest in the hotel. Very nice and very welcoming. Nicely set back from the main Riva it is charming peaceful oasis. We will return. Breakfast and the evening meal were excellent as was the commentary lunch. The hotel has free wifi throughout. We’ll go back for sure. We went with Inghams and they were well organised.

Room Tip: Try to get on the rear side of the hjotle facing the vineyard.
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  • Stayed May 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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, Direttore at Villa Nicolli Romantic Resort, responded to this review, July 15, 2012
Thank you from all of us at Villa Nicolli Romantic Resort.
Words fails us when we read so nice reviews about the stay by us and we look forward to have you as guests next time and to show you, the improvements and news we will apply to the hotel.
Please write us or follow us on our website, on facebook or on twitter to be updated on the life here at the hotel.
Thank you again!
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Bucks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

Spent a week in October at this hotel, the hotel is at the end of a quiet residential road, and a 5-10 min walk from the centre of Riva. The staff were all helpful and friendly, the room we were given was a good size, very clean and faced the vine yard, however some of the other guests said their rooms were quite small. The hotel was half board and I thought there was a good selection of hot and cold choices for breakfast, in the evening there was 5 courses which was too much for me, even thought the potion sizes were not too large. Overall if you want a quiet hotel with good leisure and spa facilities then this is a lovely hotel and we felt the price was good value, if you want to be in the middle of everything or have trouble walking then maybe you should choose a hotel a little further into the centre, the only thing I would point out is that the bar area could be improved it was very small and the furniture was not very comfortable for a relaxing chat after your dinner.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011

The room was fine ,nothing wrong but no feeling of a true 4 star hotel. The outside swimming pool and smaller indoor pool ( in the spa) were good. The staff on reception and in dining room friendly and helpful . The standard and range of food at breakfast,lunch and dinner was adequate but disappointing for a 4 star hotel: maybe because it is a busy and large hotel? We stayed via a British "Lakes and Mountains" travel company for 7 of 11 nights as part of a two centre stay on Lake Garda.I now would have preferred 4 nights here and 7 in Desenzano on the south of the lake! The town of Riva itself is very attractive and good base for sight seeing on the lake itself, using the steamers and trips to the Dolomites and the local landward area. If we return to Riva I would investigate an alternative hotel

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

Excellent hotel, helpful and friendly staff with good facilities especially the spa. Although not central to Riva it's still well within easy walking distance. The room was clean and well equipped if a little on the small side but this was offset by a large bathroom. The food was of good quality and plentiful. We especially enjoyed the cheese board, a simple touch that rounded off an enjoyable meal at the end of a hard day exploring Riva and the surrounding area. I would be more than happy to recommend this hotel and its location to my friends.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011 via mobile

Food poor quality & tiny portions staff quite stand offish too many rules re pool & spa
The twin beds are not zip & link as advised by inghams & the location is too far away from centre
I would go back to riva but not to this hotel

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

We recently stayed at this hotel for the second time. The last time was 8 years ago and we so fell in love with it and promised to return, which we have just done. Although it is now a four star hotel, we do not feel that the level of stay was more superior than when it was a three star. The only bonus was the Spa which was very nice, but totally unsupported. The times we went in to the Spa there was nobody there providing treatments. Also it is difficult to get to, as the outside door was always locked so you could not pop into the Pool from the sunbeds outside. We also felt that the level of service in the dining room and the bar was quite poor. On several occasions in the dining room we were totally ignored. Neighbouring tables had their food orders taken and then the waiter walked away and did not take ours. On one evening we had to mention this problem and ask why this was happening. The food was OK but we felt that the Italian influence had gone on quite a few menu choices and was more suited to German visitors. Our room was very nice and well cleaned daily with lots of toiletries, slippers and robes. We had a room on the third floor overlooking car park at rear towards mountains and vineyards. We had a big problem though with two dogs from the house at the rear (owner's house) who kept barking and howling when anybody went near to them. Also during our stay there was a private family gathering and each evening in the bar we sat and waited over 20 minutes to be served as the owner's family were being looked after and the paying guests were ignored. Again we had to mention this and as compensation we were given a free drink of Grappa !! Afterwards we were very much pampered!! Overall this hotel is still lovely, the gardens, pool, scenery, peace and quiet is still as we remembered. We would still recommend this hotel but do feel that the owner/staff should look hard at their dining room and bar service and improve it considerably. Also watch out for the insect bites though!!
We still love Riva and feel that it is by far the best resort on Lake Garda. We noticed however that the hordes of German mountain bikers seem to have taken it over and do not get out of the way for walkers. That is a shame really and we feel that this aspect of "mad" cyclists could ruin a beautiful and peaceful place.
I would recommend this hotel for a peaceful relaxing holiday, but still feel there are a few issues that the management need to deal with to keep their "paying" guests happier.

Room Tip: Ask for high floor room overlooking mountains and vineyards
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Viale Umberto Cattoni 5, 38066 Riva Del Garda, Italy
Location: Italy > Trentino-Alto Adige > Province of Trento > Riva Del Garda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Riva Del Garda
#8 Luxury Hotel in Riva Del Garda
#8 Family Hotel in Riva Del Garda
#13 Romantic Hotel in Riva Del Garda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Nicolli Romantic Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Villa Nicolli Romantic Resort, a Kingdom of harmonies, peace and wellbeing in Riva del Garda. Discover the thousand relaxation opportunities of Lake Garda: enjoy a spa treatment, taste delicious food in the restaurant Perla di Lago or stroll around Riva del Garda and the sorrounding area. An unique and exciting experience to fall in love with this small ancient world... Click on the video and make the trip start! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Nicolli Hotel Riva Del Garda
Villa Nicolli Romantic Resort Riva Del Garda/Nago, Italy

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