With a smile on my face I settle at the keyboard to jot down another review. Yes, we are truly Belvedere addicts and return frequently. We have praised this wonderful hotel, Marina, her staff, the guides, the food, the spa, etc in previous reviews so why add another one? Well, as everybody knows, restaurants and hotels sometimes deteriorate and what was wonderful might be less so as time goes by. So it is useful to come back with fresh impressions. Rest assured, everything was top notch in 2013 as in previous years. We are bikers and love the combination of some exercise on the bike in the morning, followed by a beer at the poolside in early afternoon. The day finishes of with the nice dinner in the evening, often with a different theme each day. It is like enjoying music in three or four parts, the Allegro followed by an Andante, then a Menuet and finally the Coda. Believe me, this is life when it is good!
This year has been Bike intensive for us. In May we stayed in Belvedere and watched the Giro Time Trial in nearby Gabicce Monte, checking each and every athlete climbing up the hill. And in July we had a similar experience staying in one of our favorite hotels in Granville, France (the tide!) and checking the Tour Time Trial in nearby Avranches. Was there a difference? Yes it was. People were cheering and applauding in both places. But the sentiment, the childish joy, the passion was much more palpable in Italy. As is truly stated in the motto of the Belvedere Hotel: "enjoy the passion of Italian Cycling" and to do that, there is no better place than at Marinas unique hotel. It is like a contagious disease, the passion has spread to everything in this institution.
- 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