We stayed at this little family run hotel recently. It was clean with friendly attentive staff who served good hot meals to a high standard. We found a few quirky things worth commenting on though,
BREAKFAST - Breakfast is laid out in two separate rooms separated by the bar which means you must get your own tea/coffee, toast and scrambled egg and then carry it through the bar to the dining room where the rest of the breakfast items are waiting on a self service table..It seemed odd not to have everything in the same dining room.
DINNER ( Served only at a fixed time) was based on a self service salad bar, plus a system of ordering your choice of 1st & 2nd courses the day before. The sweet course can't be chosen and was always a surprise. Oh and one last thing!, they say when in Rome do as the Romans do. We did accepted the lack of usual 'English style' vegetables with the hot meals (the alternatives were delicious) but the tinned peas were a bit of a disappointment and the lack of gravy served with the meat dishes was commented on by a number of fellow guests. In addition, the time between each course was a little slow considering that courses for each table had been ordered the previous day. This meant you were twiddling your thumbs whilst waiting for the next course to arrive.
ROOMS A little dated but adequate. Comfortable beds, a foreign channel TV and a nice sheltered high sided balcony to sit on. The single lift which serviced each floor was a bit slow and only carried two people with luggage which meant a long queue when a coach party arrived.
LOCATION - A 15 minute walk from the lakeside. There is a Co-op supermarket right behind the hotel and a Liddle store only five minutes walk away.
The above comments are meant as observations rather than criticism because despite its quirkiness, I would still recommend this hotel to anyone seeking a clean, friendly, budget hotel.
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- Also Known As:
- Virgilio Hotel Riva Del Garda
- Hotel Virgilio Riva Del Garda/Nago, Italy