The main appeal of this hotel is as a great spot for lake windsurfing.
Attached to it is windsurfing school and RRD test centre which is also equipped with the full range of Simmer sails – all new equipment in 2011. www.pierwindsurf.it
The hotel sits below a 1,000 foot cliff on the west side of Lake Garda a couple of miles south of Riva del Garda. The main road along lake garda cuts the hotel and its lake frontage in two – though there is a walking tunnel between the two parts. It is divided in to three main parts – The lower part next to the lake which has a small set of rooms and is next to the surf centre and beach restaurant. An upper pink part that I guess was the original hotel – which has a number of rooms with balconies and a top section which seems to be the newest part made of grey rock.
The noise of the road is ever present – especially if you have a window open at night. The rooms are what you would expect from a three star hotel. There are only twin beds in the rooms – so for a ‘double’ they put the twins next to each other. Not a place for romantic weekend. The rooms are clean and a good size – and almost all have a private outside area with chairs.
There is a lot of parking – much of it on top of the hotel’s different sections.
Breakfast is fine without being spectacular.
Internet access limited to wireless in hotel reception at a cost of Euros 5 a day. Mobile phone reception very patchy.
Photos on www.booking.com very representative of hotel.
The staff are friendly and helpful and the majority are able to converse in Italian, German and English happily.
A number of people were staying here for the great mountain biking in this area.
We drove to a number of places for dinner
Riva del Garda for dinner – (Al Volt) , Limone Sur Garda, Salo and on the lake at Molina di Ledro – though the hotel could provide dinner.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surf Pier Hotel is located in the windiest part of the Garda lake, it is known as the Hotel for the surfers because of the constancy and the intensity of the wind, which guarantees and ensures optimal conditions for this sport. It has 34 rooms located in the main building and 9 rooms called "Villa" (built on three floors directly on the beach), all rooms are equipped with individually controlled air conditioning, safe, telephone, wi-fi, satellite TV and bathroom with hairdryer. The hotel is equipped according to the surfers’ need; a professional school, storage of windsurfing boards, piers, windsurfing slip, deckchair, hot showers and changing rooms. Directly on the lake, at the Bar Beach, every day you will find the chef's creations pizzas and quick snacks to regenerate between a "wave," and the other. Next to the Beach Bar, you will find a small gym. Parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Surf Hotel Pier Riva Del Garda/Nago, Italy