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“Riva's best kept secret?” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Residence Vecchio Porto Excelsior

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Residence Vecchio Porto Excelsior
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Gargnano, 4, Riva Del Garda, Italy   |  
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Ranked #43 of 62 Hotels in Riva Del Garda
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“Riva's best kept secret?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2009

Couldn't find any reviews on this place on the net but decided to take a chance.

We stayed in a 'mini' appartment that had a double bed, toilet/shower and a kitchen, outside table and chairs. The appt was a little dated and a bit scruffy in places. The kitchen consisted of a fridge, micro, 2-hob and kettle. Plenty of room for 2 people and adequate facilites to cook up some pasta.

The real charm of this place is that it is right on the lake shore. You walk out of the appartment and you are on a communal wooden deck that is suspended 2m above the water. This deck is where you have a table and chairs so you can sit having breakfast looking out over the water. Great views across to Riva and beyond - we had to keep pinching ourselves! Sit on the edge of the deck and you can see the millions of tiny fish in the clear water, and the ducks will come if you chuck them some bread (not allowed ;-)). There is a small but adequate pool, plus plenty of space to lie on the sun loungers or chairs. The hot tub was not working when we were there, suposedly out of order but more likey just switched it off for the winter. You can also swim in the lake via the tiny little beach.

So peaceful, the main road from Riva is behind the building but inside the tunnel so you cant hear a thing. You can walk from here to the town in about 5-10 mins along a newly built footpath along the shore, perfect for a stroll.

Having walked through Riva, I dont think there was anywhere else that was right on the lake like this - a real gem.

the receptionist was very friendly and helpful, always ready for a chat and happy to give us weather forecasts from the internet. Spoke good english, and gave us a free coffee! Finding the place was dead easy, parking was fine.

We had very little wind while we were there but I imagine it can be quite windy at times. There was no air con but apparently you dont need it with the water so close. We didnt need it but it was september.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Residence Vecchio Porto Excelsior

Address: Via Gargnano, 4, Riva Del Garda, Italy
Location: Italy > Trentino-Alto Adige > Province of Trento > Riva Del Garda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Riva Del Garda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Vecchio Porto Excelsior 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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Residence Vecchio Porto Excelsior Riva Del Garda/Nago, Italy

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