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“Wonderful holiday” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Villa Nicolli Romantic Resort

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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 #16 of 61 Hotels in Riva Del Garda
London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful holiday”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Our first time away for 3 years-so we wanted it to be stress free, relaxing and beautiful. It proved perfect for us. We were concerned that the hotel was a little set back from the lake but this proved an advantage being a nice haven at the end of the day and the walk was undemanding and flat. The hotel also provides bikes! Riva is beautifully located at the top of Lake Garda where an Austrian influence extends to the north in the Tyrol. There is so much to do and see (even with limited mobility) that our 7 days proved insufficient. Swimming in the Lake was a safe delight in dedicated areas. The Hotel provided us with a card for free bus travel and museum entrance which we used to advantage at nearby Arco.
The Villa Nicolli is very friendly and immaculately clean. Sylvia was particularly charming and helpful with any issue. The outdoor pool area is relaxing and tasteful, although a sun shade, or two, would be a welcome addition.( It does have some naturally shady spots however). The indoor spa was also a delight but access between the outdoor pool and indoor area is not easy despite close proximity. They are probably kept so separate for reasons of indoor hygiene.
For us, there is always an inevitable monotony about dining half board as we like to dine out, but here the menu offered interesting choices and the meals were substantial. If being critical, the choice of deserts could be more varied but overall it was an enjoyable experience greatly enhanced by the local wines (thanks Renato). Breakfast was excellent with something for everyone in a very pleasant outdoor setting. Storms affected both or outward and inward flights causing some delay but this was handled well by Ingham's and our experience of the travel/flight/trip arrangements was generally very positive. We joined two of the many trips on offer, a trip to Verona with views of the lake on route, and a trip to the mountains via Bolzano(home of the Ice Man) plus cable car and light railway with views of the Dolomites. The latter was spectacular and memorable.
This was our first trip to the Italian lakes and we were more than impressed. We are hoping to return very soon and would be delighted to return to the family run Villa Nicolli which we would highly recommend

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hotelRivaDelGarda, Direttore at Villa Nicolli Romantic Resort, responded to this review, November 2, 2014
Good evening from Villa Nicolli Romantic Resort!
It's always a great pleasure to get "wonderful holiday" feedbacks from our Guests. Grazie!!!
We are really happy that you enjoyed your stay and praised our quiet relaxing location so much.
We hope you come back and visit us very soon.. as you say there is so much to do and see!
Kind regards,
Villa Nicolli & Team
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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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We have recently spent a fantastic week at the Hotel Villa Nicolli for our honeymoon. The hotel in general was very clean and tidy and the rooms are cleaned daily if requested. The staff are fantastic, a special mention to Sylvia and Helga and barman Renato! My husband emailed prior to our stay and advised them it was our honeymoon and they gave us a lovely room at the back of the hotel, overlooking the vineyards. They also gave us a complimentary hour in the private spa, containing Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna, with a bottle of prosecco and tray of fresh fruit and chocolate! We added on a couples massage which was lovely and good value when using one of the '30 euro off' vouchers we were given at the start of our stay. The food was lovely and included a complimentary lunch buffet; the evening meal consisted of 4 courses, our only gripe was that it could sometimes be a little slow. The hotel stocks a wide variety of wines, some of which they make from their own grapes. We joined in with the (free) wine tasting on Friday evening and then purchased a bottle of their lovely spumante to celebrate on our last evening. The general pool facilities are excellent, lots of sunbeds round the outdoor pool, although you have to wear swimming caps! There is also an indoor pool and Jacuzzi and upstairs from this a lovely relaxation area with sauna/steam room etc. and amazing heated waterbeds! The hotel is in a good location, it is set just back off the front but it's only about a ten minute stroll to get to the centre. It is also relatively simple to visit the various towns surrounding the lake by bus or boat; we hired a moped from nearby Torbele and went the whole way round in a few hours, including a stop for lunch in beautiful Salo. We travelled with Inghams and the very helpful rep Martyn was at the hotel a few times during our stay. We booked one trip through them, to the Dolomite Mountains, which was absolutely amazing, but if you are considering it we would recommend packing some warm clothes as the snow at the top of the cable car was a bit of a surprise! All in all, the hotel is a wonderful family run establishment, well deserving of its 4 stars, and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hotelRivaDelGarda, Direttore at Villa Nicolli Romantic Resort, responded to this review, October 30, 2014
Thank you very much for posting such a beautiful feedback about your recent stay with us.
We are really proud that you chose our hotel for your honeymoon and it's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed it so much! The fantastic description, gentle words and your satisfaction make us feel very happy. Thank you again! We hope to have the chance to welcome you back soon.
Kind regards,
Villa Nicolli & Team
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was our ? 5th/6th Visit to Villa Nicolli and after a 4 year break the Hotel has retained its high standards. The food is fantastic with a wide variety and choice (thank you Chef Lucca and team).
The choice in wines are excellent and I can recommend all of the white wines from the Trentino Region. (as for previous comments on price, you get what you pay for) in my opinion.

All staff were friendly, without being over familiar,a special thanks to Renato for his hard work in keeping a busy bar going and still managing a smile.

Room Tip: Choose a room overlooking the Vineyard and Mountains.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hotelRivaDelGarda, Direttore at Villa Nicolli Romantic Resort, responded to this review, October 30, 2014
Dear Eileen & Jim,
Our special thanks goes to you: for your kindness and for the preference toward our hotel!
It's really wonderful to receive your positive comments: your satisfaction and the fact you are visiting us since a long time ago means a lot to us.
We hope you come back soon! Arrivederci,
Villa Nicolli & Team
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had just 2 nights at the hotel before we had to cut our visit short due to a bereavement. We found the hotel very comfortable. The staff are lovely and very helpful. it was a special anniversary and we emailed in advance and our request was carried out for a room with a view. The food in the hotel is above and beyond what we expected, even though we had read the Tripadvisor reviews beforehand. The complimentary lunch was also a very nice added touch. We will definitely book to come back to this hotel next year as the location, service was excellent. Thank you again to Sylvia for her kindness and, of course the Inghams rep Martin who helped us get a flight home at short notice.

Room Tip: There are some stunning views over the vineyard and mountains.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hotelRivaDelGarda, Direttore at Villa Nicolli Romantic Resort, responded to this review, October 30, 2014
Good evening from Villa Nicolli Romantic Resort and thank you very much for your kind review.
We are sorry that you could stay only some days because of a bereavement at home, but glad to have made such a great impression on you.
It will be a pleasure to welcome you back next year. We are waiting for you!
Best wishes,
Villa Nicolli & Team
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Lochwinnoch, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was our 2nd stay at the Villa Nicolli. We had a great holiday with friends. The rooms were very clean and the beds very comfortable. Food was great but a bottle of wine was very expensive. The staff were excellent and very helpful. Great hotel for couples, old & young.

Room Tip: Best rooms are at the back of hotel facing the vineyard.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hotelRivaDelGarda, Direttore at Villa Nicolli Romantic Resort, responded to this review, October 28, 2014
Buonasera and many thanks for your beautiful words!
We do appreciate to receive your feedback about your second stay in our hotel.
It's a big pleasure to know that everything went well also on this occasion.
We hope and look forward to your 3rd visit very soon ;)
Kind regards,
Villa Nicolli Romantic Resort
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Just returned from 11 nights in this wonderful hotel. Room 210 was very clean, comfortable and spacious, lovely views over the vineyards. Food very good but service could be a little slow, more staff needed. Wine very expensive, cheapest bottle 22 euros, good wines around 4 euros in supermarket. Spa facility excellent. Would love to return one day.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms facing vineyards.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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hotelRivaDelGarda, Direttore at Villa Nicolli Romantic Resort, responded to this review, October 28, 2014
Buonasera from Villa Nicolli Romantic Resort and thank you very much for your kind review.
We are really proud to read that you enjoyed your stay so much and consider us a wonderful hotel.
We do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future.
Warm regards from Lake Garda,
Villa Nicolli & Team
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Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Stayed here recently. Staff were really good, food was good. But our room was not as expected junior suite very tied and old fashioned but very clean. Did ask to change room but told we're full up but would look into it never got back to us.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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
#9 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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