We travelled with Newmarket Holidays from Blackpool to Verona, the coach trip from Verona to Riva taking about an hour. A van took our luggage to the hotel from the coach drop-off point and we were directed on foot where there was a very pleasant welcome from the receptionists. We were given a first floor room which was a good size with the 2 windows set back from the street which meant we were often unsure of the weather until we went out into the street. There was an excellent shower room with an excellent shower (which never fluctuated) and the water was lovely and soft. The room was cleaned well by a pleasant young woman from eastern europe and towels and sheets were changed regularly. There was a trio of girls in the next room who obviously found the nightlife in Riva as it was 4:00am when they got in one day which was very disturbing but apart from that we had no problems with noise. The breakfast selection was very good with a token gesture of some cooked but mostly fruit, cheese, yoghurt, cooked meats, different breads and pastries and a good selection of tea, coffee, etc. The evening meal was good but not gourmet and we were asked to choose at breakfast what we would want in the evening.
We found the hotel was in a good location in the centre of the old town within walking distance of the ferry terminal and bus station. There was a lovely walk alongside the lake to Tarbole but beware of the bikes who share much of the path. We used the ferry to get to most of the rest of the lake but then found the buses were cheaper and easy to use once we learnt where and when they were going. A bus journey to Verona takes 2 hours 10 minutes along the eastern side of the lake but they are very comfortable and only cost 5 euros each single. Just check what time the last bus returns.
A street map from reception will show you the way to the Bastion which overlooks Riva. It is a good walk up the hill with benches along the way to rest and take in the view and a nice cafe at the top. It is possible to walk further up to the wayside shrine which is lit up at night and looks like it is suspended in mid air.
We had most of our last day to spend in Riva but there is a luggage store in the hotel for use after checking out. Again, the receptionist was very helpful when there was confusion about what time we should meet the coach and a van was on hand to transport luggage.
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