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“Brilliant holiday”
Review of Hotel Gardesana

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Hotel Gardesana
Ranked #39 of 62 Hotels in Riva Del Garda
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Brilliant holiday”
Reviewed September 15, 2010

I have just returned from a trip to Lake Garda, Venice and Verona with the Travel Department. It was one of the best holidays I have been on in a long time thanks to a great bunch of people, lovely hotel staff, and a really lovely and helpful guide Annalise. The hotel is 20 mins from centre of Riva along the most beautiful scenery you could imagine. Trips to Venice and Verona, around the lake and an optional mountain trip. So what if the food is not the best, its a three star hotel, if you want cordon bleu then dont go on a package holiday. I would have no hesitation to recommend this trip

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
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dublin
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Reviewed September 1, 2010

hotel gardesena isa basic hotel a good 20 mins walk from Riva. The single rooms are tiny, doubles not much better, ok for couples but not for friends sharing. No air con and two euro a night charge for fan. Road noise goes on all night especially motorbikes.Rude unhelpful receptionist. No lift.
Nice pool and garden.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
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cork, ireland
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2010

the gardesana is a budget hotel in riva del garda. the hotel is located a good 25 minute walk from the centre of riva. this can be a problem as the area is subject to heavy and frequent thunderstorms in summer evenings, due to the proximity to the dolomite alps. the hotel has no air conditioning(a problem in Italy in august), though a fan can be rented at a cost. the hotel has no lift either. the food is of indifferent quality, usually consisting of a choice of fish or pork with a third choice. we ate out a number of times during the week and riva has plenty of good quality pizzerias. the staff are friendly and helpful though their local knowledge can be suspect. we asked about where we could hire bikes and were told the nearest one was in the centre of riva. Though it transpired there were 3 places for bike hire within a few hundred metres of the hotel. the hotel has a nice pool and garden for sunbathing. the rooms are small but ok, All in all a budget hotel with limited facilities.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2010

Our family have just come back from a trip with the travel dept. We stayed in hotel gardesana for 7 nights. We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. The rooms were very clean but were basic with beds being very small and quite uncomfortable. We were situated to the front of the hotel where the traffic was very loud when trying to get to sleep. The evening meal was included in the overall price, we weren't overly impressed with the food. Our experience of eating out at lunchtime made for a more pleasant mealtime and a chance to experience good Italian cuisine. The pool area was lovely, lots of beds to choose from and shaded area under the trees too.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Guisborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2010

my sister and i stayed here for 1 week in june. we thought the hotel was spotlessley clean, staff very friendly and efficient. the hotel had the most friendly feel about it. as for the location, 20mins by a beautiful lakeside walk into riva. i honestly wonder what some people moan about. the pool area was ab fab, in peaceful beautifully kept gardens. we met some lovely people and would not hesitate to stay here again. In fact i wish i was there now.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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Perth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2010

The walls in the hotel are so thin you can hear the people next door use the toilet. The food was really poor quality. There was a choice each evening which consisted of pork or fish both tasted like they had been frozen. The hotel is a long walk from the centre of the town and the pavements are a nightmare with bikes using them to avoid the busy road. Crossing on the marked crossings is seriously dangerous. The long transfer to this resort was not worth it.

  • Stayed August 2010
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 10, 2010

Just returned from Lake Garda. Beautiful place to holiday, good mix of people & stunning scenery. We found the hotel quite basic but spotless clean, good food & friendle staff. Couldn't ask for more. Would definately go back but would prefer the room to be a little bigger. Really enjoyd the Gala Evening. Good Craic.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Gardesana
Address: Via Monte Brione 1, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy
Location: Italy > Trentino-Alto Adige > Province of Trento > Riva Del Garda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Riva Del Garda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Gardesana 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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Also Known As:
Gardesana Hotel Riva Del Garda
Hotel Gardesana Riva Del Garda/Nago, Italy

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