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“Very nice family hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Garni Riviera
Via Roma, 1, 25084 Gargnano, Italy   |  
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Ranked #6 of 18 Hotels in Gargnano
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“Very nice family hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Hotel's location is really good, by the lake and right next to the small harbour in Gargnano with restaurants and few small shops around. Service was friendly, room was very clean (even furniture etc. not the newest). Breakfast terrace is wonderful and the breakfast itself had all we wished for with bread, croissant, ham&cheese, jams, coffee and juice. The location is good for driving up to the mountains, but there is also beach near by. Parking in a garage close by was not too expensive. All in all worth of the money.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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RivieraOK, Owner at Hotel Garni Riviera, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Dear Nootu,
coming from a beautifull country like yours, we are happy that you likes also lake Garda. Our hotel is in touch with the place: simple and, we hope, welcoming...
We try our best to keep it like it is now.....se deg snart.....
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I had knowingly booked perhaps the worst room in the hotel. I was at a conference and only wanted somewhere clean to sleep, convenient for the venue and not too expensive - but I found a gem! The owner made me very welcome from the moment I walked through the door, the room was much better than expected (even though it didn't have a view - something I knew about in advance - hence the price) and the breakfast was really good and served on perhaps the most spectacular balcony in Gargnano. My only regret is that I wasn't staying longer! If I return to Gargnano - as I really hope I will - I will go back to this hotel and pay for a room with a lake view (I understand it is superb) and make sure I have the time to enjoy it!

Room Tip: Pay the extra for a room with a lake view - and make the time to enjoy it!
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RivieraOK, Owner at Hotel Garni Riviera, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Dear Jane,
thanks a lot for your kind review. We hope to welcome you again, in the future, to try our Limone Superior lakeview rooms which, I should not say this but you are right, are really nice.....
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I stayed with friends who had a room here the first day I was in Gargnano, but then had to move on to my pre-arranged lodgings in the Casa Bertollini. I would have loved to spend my whole stay here and actually to have stayed forever! John, the proprietor is one of the kindest and most helpful people I have ever met. The hotel is very attractive and includes an internet cafe. The room was nice, with all the amenities one would want and a fabulous view of Lake Garda.

Room Tip: Ask for one overlooking the lake.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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RivieraOK, Owner at Hotel Garni Riviera, responded to this review, July 4, 2014
Dear Guest,
your review , especially because it was made after only one stay fill us with pride and gives us a boost to improve. Thank you to find the time to write on us.
We warmly hope to have the chance to welcome you in a future ( with a longer stay, of course...)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Great location in a small, peaceful village by the lake. Unspoiled. The owner who speaks perfect English could not have been more helpful. The room was comfortable and the whole stay (4 nights) was lovely. A gem.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RivieraOK, Owner at Hotel Garni Riviera, responded to this review, May 31, 2014
Dear Michael,
the satisfaction of our guests is our goal. We are glad that you enjoyed our house and Gargnano, which is really one of those little, cozy places that everybody likes. We hope to see you or some of your friends, in the future... Saluti da Gargnano
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The hotel is really nice and the owner so nice. He speaks excellent english and loves to make the guests feel at home. Although the hotel is old and is right on the lake and in the middle of the village, which is very small. The views of snow capped mountains are spectacular. The town is sparkling clean, a pity we stayed only one night. There are only one room with views, which is great pity. The wi-fi is free and they have a little bar/internet cafe that is lovely to sit and chat in. I stay there again, gladly. The breakfast is really nice, excellent coffee and can sit on the veranda with views of the lake.

Room Tip: Only one (or two) rooms with a view.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RivieraOK, Owner at Hotel Garni Riviera, responded to this review, May 16, 2014
Dear Patricia,
thank you for the nice report. We are happy that you felt at your ease, by our house.....
We hope to have the chance to welcome you again.
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Me and my husband stayed at the hotel
for 4 nights in July. We stayed in the best room in the hotel, room 22 which had a balcony that has beautiful views of Lake Garda and Gargnano. It was superb, we enjoyed sitting on the balcony on an evening enjoying the views. (The only room with a balcony). This was a fantastic hotel especially as its 2 star.
The room itself was large with a tv, desk, plenty of space to store your things. The bathroom had a great shower and side window.
The room itself had double doors that lead to the balcony and two other double windows that open. The room also had a ceiling fan, which needed to be faster to work well. Ideally air conditioning would be best in the rooms to cope with heat. It was 34 degrees when we were in Gargnano.
The breakfast had a good selection, cornflakes, bread rolls, yoghurt, croissants, tea, coffee etc. It was lovely having breakfast on the hotels terrace with the wonderful viewd if the lske each morning. Shades were on the terrace to keep you cool.
The hosts cannot be faulted, they were wonderful. They were always happy to help and always willing to chat. They provided information on anything we needed restsurants, places to visit, local shops etc.
Gargnano itself is a wonderful place to visit. It has beautiful views of Lake Garda, its not full of tourists, which was ideal. There are lovely cafes to sit and have lunch or dinner and admire the views of the lake, great restsurants too.
To summarise we had a wonderful stsy at the hotel and were looked after by the fantastic hosts. Thankyou

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gianfranco S, Owner at Hotel Garni Riviera, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Dear Sirs,
your reporton our hotel fill us with satisfation. Unfortunately, you arrived during the hottest days and I can understand that you felt a bit too hot. Well, as we reached the maximun allowed electricity power, (so we cannot have AC), I will switch the ceiling fan to the higher speed.....
Thanks again.... hope to welcome you again....
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

We are leaving Garni Riviera today after spending 5 nights here. The Hotel is ideally placed in the very relaxing and pretty village of Gargnano. We stayed on the top floor in the Limone room, this room has 3 pairs of French doors letting in heaps of light and with fantastic views onto lake and mountains, the hotel is right on lakeside with a very quiet village road to rear. The room was well furnished and has a king size bed and a single, all very comfortable, no aches or pains. The shower works well, and no complaints for the bathroom. The room and hotel are tastefully decorated, breakfast served on beautifully placed and shaded verandah. The custard croissants and bread rolls were super, as was the coffee. All of the staff were kind and helpful, the owner Gian has a nice sense of humour and enjoys a chat if you want. The village has plenty of restaurants and bars, all were good. Car parking beneath the bus terminus was excellent at 3 euros a day, and just a minutes walk along the lake front walkway, a real bonus if you have a car, but ferries and busses make indepenent travel easy and relaxing. We visited most of the resorts around Garda, the east shore resorts were very busy and overcrowded even in early July. The west side was much more relaxing, the drive from Riva down to Salo is easy on quiet road. All in all a great hotel and very good value. We will be back!

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gianfranco S, Proprietario at Hotel Garni Riviera, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Dear Customers,
I agree with you, when you write that this is one of the best spots in Garda Lake ( no chauvinism: I was not born here). Thanks a lot for your good report which fill us with pride, also if we must say that you had one of the nicest rooms. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and, of course, my great sense of humour.....See you soon
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Address: Via Roma, 1, 25084 Gargnano, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Brescia > Gargnano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Gargnano
#4 Family Hotel in Gargnano
#6 Romantic Hotel in Gargnano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 141
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