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“4* - Depends on which room you get”
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Hotel Antico Borgo
Ranked #17 of 62 Hotels in Riva Del Garda
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
42 hotel reviews
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“4* - Depends on which room you get”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

Just returned from a 7 night stay at this hotel. The hotel is ideally situated on a small pedestrian shopping street close to the Lake and lots of bars and restaurants. Our room on the 2nd floor was spotlessly clean but very small. There was a decent size wardrobe with a safe and a fridge. The bathroom was modern compared to other hotels we have stayed in in Italy. Clean fluffy towels changed daily. However, the room was noisy. You could hear the people in the rooms next door and above talking, moving about and yes, going to the toilet ! A set of ear plugs is a must.

We were on half board basis as this was the only option available when booking. We would have preferred B&B as we like to eat out. We did eat at the hotel one night. The food was acceptable, but no where near as good as the meals we had in local restaurants. You have to choose your evening meal in the morning and we were served a 4 course meal in 35 mins. Some people may not have a problem with this.

Riva is beautiful, lots to see and do. The walk to Torbole is worth doing, although some of the cyclists on the path are a bit mental. Boat ride to Limone is also a nice day out. Prices are noticeable cheaper than other places in Italy.

I would return to Riva and stay at this hotel again, but B&B and in a different room.

Room Tip: Avoid room 202 - a bit small.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

Me and my partner stayed here 2nd to 7th of September. Booked through HotelsBooked.com. I found them to be extremely helpful having expressed concern at the bad reviews. They explained that it was due to bad attitude from a couple of transfer drivers. I called the hotel to confirm my booking through HotelsBooked.com. I had a little trouble with the EasyJet website as they make it hard to find the online check in button. HotelsBooked took me through the process and all was fine. We flew into Milan Malpensa which is 2.5 hours away and about E15.00 in Tolls. The Italians are a little more aggressive on the roads so beware! The buses to Riva are only a total of E12.00 and they get there in good time so use them if you are on a strict budget. Don't be scared to ask the airport staff but learn to say 'hello' 'goodbye' 'please' and 'thanks', it will go a long way to gaining respect. On the way to Riva we decided to follow the SatNav and apart from a couple of wrong decisions at toll junctions all went well. If you travel from Milan, remember 3 roads, A8, A4 and A22 then you will get very close to Riva del Garda (or Torbole) signs. The scenery as you approach becomes stunning but the real treats are once checked in to Hotel Antico Borga and explore. The Hotel is in the centre of the town which is only a couple of miles long. Parking is free on white lines and car parks are cheap compared to UK. The Hotel concierge will tell you where to park if you stop close and leave your bags with them. Hotel Antico Borgo has secure underground parking for 12euros a day.
The Hotel staff, especially concierge, Livia and the restaurant manager whose name I did not catch, made everything simple. Imagine walking out of the hotel and looking up to see a mountain at one end of the town, then walking for 5 minutes in the opposite direction to find a beautiful square and then the lake lined with mountains.....heaven!!! We have travelled quite a lot and we both agree Riva is top of the beauty list. The rooms are contemporary with good quality and very new fixings. Flat screen TV's and Air con. Superb shower but no bath. Plenty of fresh daily towels of different sizes. The food was 8/10 for qualty and there was plenty of it. 4 courses for dinner! There were many Brits and Germans mixing in our hotel and all seemed happy with the place as a base to use. We did not use the gym. The windows were new enough to block out any noise from the town for early to bed people. The last bar in town closed at 1:00am which is good enough for the type of resort that it is. We would recommend this hotel to anyone not into clubbing and propping the Hotel bar up but otherwise choose another because the bar is small. Prices are OK for drinks in the town and at the hotel and we did not feel ripped off anywhere. Thanks to HotelsBooked.com and thanks to Hotel Antico Borgo....see you again in the future.

Room Tip: No lift to the first floor rooms, just stairs so speak to the hotel before you arrive in case you ne...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

Stayed here for two weeks in August and loved every minute. Initially after reading some negative reviews I was a bit apprehensive but had nothing to fear as this is an excellent Hotel with excellent staff.
The hotel is located in a small street in the centre of town and ideal for everything going on, from shops, restaurants, entertainment, ferries and bus services.
On a half board basis I really enjoyed the 4 course genuine Italian meals served by really attentive and friendly staff who had been properly trained to provide a service as intended.
Our room was first class, spotlessly cleaned each day with toiletries and towels replaced and bed linen changed every 2nd day.
Staff and management treated each guest as someone special and couldn't do enough to assist even a seemingly minor request.
Having stayed in 4 other good quality Riva del Garda hotels over several years I will certainly return to stay at Antico Borgo

Room Tip: Pay the very little extra and get a room with a balcony
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

My wife and I first stayed at this hotel 2 years ago and selected it again for a two week vacation in August as it had impressed us first time around.
The location of the hotel in the centre of the old town is fantastic for being at the heart of all the summer events taking place and the ferry and bus stops for travelling around.
The hotel management and staff are excellent, being professional, friendly and courteous at all times. If you want genuine Italian cuisine take the half board option and enjoy excellent 4 course dinners created by the resident chef Antonio.
We had a fourth floor air conditioned room with a balcony facing the the old tower in the main square. The room was cleaned daily to the highest standard with towels replaced daily and toiletries replaced as required . Linen was changed every 2nd/3rd day.
Speaking to other guests from around Europe they too were impressed and said they would return.
Reject any negative comments you may have read and give this hotel a visit to form your own opinion

Room Tip: Book early as balcony rooms are limited in number
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2012

This hotel is in a great position,close to the lake but not overlooking it. rooms are nice and very clean.staff are all very helpful with nothing being too much trouble.we stayed h/b and the food was very good.buffet breakfast and a good choice of evening meal.

Room Tip: balcony rooms are the best
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

Staff were great and location was fantastic being just a few minutes from the ferry port. The hotel was quiet and our room (408) had a good view of the lake. Definitely recommend it for its location.

Room was basic, air con seemed not to be on overnight which made sleep difficult and room did not really reflect the pics on their website, more of a travelodge feel than luxury hotel.

We arrived (it was our honeymoon) to find ourselves in a twin room. On complaining to reception we were told we had requested it (we hadn't) and that it was a "unique feature of the hotel" that they only had single beds. In the end they made it a double by pushing two singles together which was ok but we should really have been warned of this prior to booking.

Food in the restaurant was good but as other reviews have said, you are so close to the next table (10 cm) that you are pretty much sharing every meal with strangers - again, not fantastic for a honeymoon so we ate out a lot.

Good hotel for its location, size etc but not recommended as a special holiday, hotel made no effort to do anything nice knowing it was a special occasion despite a room upgrade and bottle of wine being mentioned in the brochure we booked through.

Definitely do not think this hotel is a 4*, if it was 3* our review would be much more positive but as a 4* it doesn't cut the mustard.

Room Tip: 408 has a lake view and close to a lift
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2012

Stayed in high season and enjoyed our stay overall but our review is based on vfm. We recommend b&b as we saw the restautant lacked ambience and there are tons of good & reasonable priced places to eat nearby.

+ve : very convenient location / staff helpful / quiet rooms

-ve : 3 star dressed up as 4 star / no child areas or pool / expensive

  • Stayed July 2012
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Property: Hotel Antico Borgo
Address: Via Armando Diaz 15, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy
Location: Italy > Trentino-Alto Adige > Province of Trento > Riva Del Garda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#14 Luxury Hotel in Riva Del Garda
#16 Romantic Hotel in Riva Del Garda
#24 Family Hotel in Riva Del Garda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Antico Borgo 4*
Number of rooms: 61
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