Recently returned from 10 night stay at the La Perla.
I have been reading other reviews posted here and I agree that it desperately needs air conditioning as the rooms were like a sauna some nights.
However that's my only complaint.
The hotel was in a great location, and the staff were all really nice to us very friendly and helpful. English was spoken by most staff, so we all managed to have a chat each day. The dining area was spacious and the staff were lovely there too. Our waitress was very attentive and the head waiter was a charming man who went out of his way each day to ask what we had planned and tell us what was nice to do there.
The Thomas Cook rep Elaine came to us at the hotel and was a pleasure to meet. She gave us lots of useful information and we booked a couple of trips through her as well to Verona and the Dolomites. Warning the journey round trip to the mountains is 10 hours and you are only off the coach for about 2 1/2 hours all told. However, the scenery is breathtaking and the whole experience was worth it but dont think it would suit young children in my opinion.
The main town is about 20 minutes walk along the beautiful lakeside and while we were there it was bustling and busy every night. Street musicians etc entertaining outside the cafes and bars. We even had a really good Beatles tribute band there one night!!
The ferry leaves from the town to various locations on the lake and a day trip to Malchesine for example is good value and worth it as it is a beautiful town.
Swimming in the lake is a wonderful experience and is much nicer than the sea. Sunbathing on grass rather than sand is also much more pleasant, and there was always a nice space with a shady tree nearby.
All in all it was perfect for us. I didnt think it would be so nice reading other reviews here but give it a go as I think you will be pleased with the value for money.
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- Also Known As:
- La Perla Hotel
- Hotel La Perla Riva Del Garda/Nago, Italy