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Hotel Virgilio
Ranked #8 of 62 Hotels in Riva Del Garda
Certificate of Excellence
Munich
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“great experience”
Reviewed June 8, 2008

We stayed at the Hotel Virgilio for a long weekend in May. It was the first time that we decided to choose half pension at a hotel, and it was worth it here. My wife is Italian, and she was a bit skeptical about what the food would be like - mass-produced spaghetti and meatballs, etc. Instead, the food was excellent. All home-cooked, a four course dinner every night, with enough choices to satisfy most guests. There was an appetizer every evening, then a pasta dish (with a choice from 3 or 4 dishes), then a "secondo" (meat or fish, again several choices), and then dessert (also choices). My wife was extremely impressed with the quality of the food - it was like eating at home for her. The prices for the beverages were very reasonable. We also were happy with the breakfast choices - something for everyone, including scrambled eggs! The room was comfortable - nothing fancy, but very clean and a nice place for a nap or relaxing. All rooms have balconies with views of the mountains. There is a nice pool and outside dining area surrounded by palm and olive trees and flowers. The staff was extremely attentive and very friendly. The neighborhood is quiet (residential), unlike many of the more highly priced hotels in Riva, which sit along the main road and have constant traffic going by. We slept with our balcony door open evey night without any noise problems. The walking distance to the center of town and the lake is about 15 minutes. We definitely enjoyed our stay and will repeat at soon as we can.

There is a supermarket across from the hotel which is great for getting drinks and snacks.

Definitely worth it!

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  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
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hull
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2008

just got back from Riva del Garda and the hotel Virgilio. The hotel was first class, the food was very good, and the staff superb. The location of the hotel was about 15/20 minute stroll from the lake, but when you got down there it was worth it. Went with National Holidays, and with the included excusions, it was very good value for money. It was the first time we have been with National and we will certainly be using them again

  • Liked — the spacious rooms and the view from them
  • Disliked — there was nothing we disliked about the hotel
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
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2 Thank busmanHull
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goole
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2007

We have just returned from our holidays and must say we enjoyed everything about the hotel the staff was friendly the food was very good yes you do have to order what you want to eat one day in advance but that isnt a problem they really try to please everyone, The rooms are very clean towels changed every day we have nothing to say except we will be going back again next year.
Our trip was arranged by National Ho;idays and you can not fault a thing.

Stayed September 2007
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teesside
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2007

just got back from a week at riva del garda, staying at hotel virgilio. the food was excellent, although you must choose what you want to eat the next night, we had no problems as we eat anything- some people may appreciate a wider choice than just two starters and main courses. the staff were excellent, very friendly. the rooms very clean, cleaned every day.our bathroom was very small, but clean.wish we could have stayed longer.
the walk to town took us about 15 mins no problems,but may be difficult for older guests or those with small children.
riva del garda itself is gorgeous, my husband braved the 'walk' up to the little chapel of santa barbara on the hill- not for the fainthearted- but he said the views were worth it. we will definitely go back, but fly -this time we went with a coach tour, took us two days to get there- the travelling was very tiring.

Stayed August 2007
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Motherwell
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2006

Super hotel. Family owned and very friendly. Rooms ideal. En suite beautifully tiled but small. Food excellent. Drinks reasonably priced. A 24 hour cold drinks machine would be a useful addition. Thanks for a great time.
Hugh and Linda

  • Liked — Friendlieness
  • Disliked — Location - too far from Lake Garda
  • Stayed July 2006
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5 Thank Linda1234
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Leeds UK
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2006

The hotel was excellent - very clean - good food and plenty of it and the bedrooms were air conditioned.

Nice pool but the pool area itself was on the small side.

Biggest downside was a 20 minute (if fit) walk into Riva - a taxi costs around 7-7.50 euros..

There is a supermarket across the square from the hotel.

I would go there again.

Liz

  • Liked — The food and friendliness of the staff
  • Disliked — The dining room was not air conditioned
  • Tips/Secrets — No
  • Stayed July 2006
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Property: Hotel Virgilio
Address: Via Virgilio 21, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy
Location: Italy > Trentino-Alto Adige > Province of Trento > Riva Del Garda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Riva Del Garda
#10 Family Hotel in Riva Del Garda
#10 Romantic Hotel in Riva Del Garda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Virgilio 3*
Number of rooms: 41
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Also Known As:
Virgilio Hotel Riva Del Garda
Hotel Virgilio Riva Del Garda/Nago, Italy

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