I discovered Hotel Belvedere in Riccione, Italy, through my cycling club. I just got into road cycling and decided to just go and meet some of the club members, who I have never met. There were about 5 of them.
My first time in Italy and I was just loving every moment of it. When I landed at Riccione, the hotel concierge was there to pick me up. Everyone, and I mean, everyone at the hotel was friendly, hospital, warm and accommodating.
The hotel is cute and very clean. Rooms are small but still I was there only to sleep. The BEST thing ever is the wonderful, wonderful spread they lay out for the guests. Breakfast, lunch, dinner ... excellent value for money and I say that because the bike tours are included in the package price. The bike leaders, male and female alike, are just knowledgeable and want to make sure you have a superb bike holiday. As I was a newbie cyclist, I went slow on the mountains, but Steve (he's the tour leader) came back for me making sure I was doing okay.
The spa is something else ... saunas are scented, they also have an ice bath and hot bath. Then they have a quiet room where you can just rest in a bathrobe while sipping on their wonderful fresh drinks.
I loved Hotel Belvedere so much and went back the following year, inviting 3 cycling friends with me. And they never ran out of words to say how great this hotel was. Marina, the owner, puts on the best events. This year, we had a seafood party by the beach ... amazing and delicious food, wonderful party, with lots of dancers who put on a show for us. Best time ever!!! And as if that was not enough, she opened her villa to us, where we had a bbq. Great way to have a break after a bike ride!
What more can I say? If you are a cyclist and you really want to experience being spoiled, go check out Hotel Belvedere. Their tours are amazing ... they have different levels! FYI, their panoramic tours (which are the beginners level) includes mountains, so do some training. I LOVE ITALY.... I LOVE HOTEL RICCIONE AND ALL ITS STAFF.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A white and immensly glamourous building. Just a hotel you say? But no, it's something more, as those who casually pass by, and randomly stop to look, understand. People look at the objects, shapes, and are drawn into the warmth of the place. Without knowing it they experience an atmosphere that comes straight to the heart.The Belvedere is a world apart, the world for you and your family, to make your summer traditional and special. In our hotel there are 48 rooms, 5 junior suites, a unique wellness centre, a swimming pool which is more like a blue lagoon, and a terrace solarium.Yet this is just the mere surface as there's so much more! So much that it is difficult for us to list everything without forgetting something; from room service to catering, from the baby club to the theme nights, from the atmosphere to the attention to detail. We strive to offer exclusive and unique services which harmoniously combine with one another and make your holiday one to remember. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Belvedere Hotel Riccione