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Residence Vecchio Porto Excelsior
Ranked #58 of 62 Hotels in Riva Del Garda
Reviewed September 20, 2011

We spent a week at the Residence Vechhio Porto. Our apartment was really unusual, it is carved out of the mountain. Although some of the apartment was a bit dusty, it was generally clean and the linen and towels etc were spotless. The terrace had a gas bbq so we only really used the inside of the apartment to sleep in!! Its in a perfect location and is a lovely walk along the Lake side into the main town. Its position is perfect. If your expecting 5 star luxury then this isnt the place for you, but if you want a stunning location, right on the lake in relaxing and welcoming accommodation then this is the place for you!

Room Tip: Apartment 117 sleeps four but is only separated by two steps so are not really private. Would suit...
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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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3  Thank LichfieldDizzy
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ExcelsiorRiva, Responsabile reception at Residence Vecchio Porto Excelsior, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2012

Dear guests,
thank you for your comment. We hope you a had a pleasant and relaxing stay with us: this is one of our goal. To make our guests feel like at home.
We are glad you have been our guests and we hope to see you again at Excelsior Vecchio Porto.
Kindest regards from beautiful Riva del Garda.

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Reviewed September 10, 2011

I just returned from 4 days at the Excelsior. It was wonderful. The suite we had was perfect for our family. It was very clean and the view was amazing. We could jump in the pool or the lake for a swim. For those of you seeking it all, you will find it here. Even though the Residence does not have any hotel like services, the staff is very friendly and helpful, everything you need is a 10 minute stroll down the promenade. Restaurants, ship departures, the local spa and grocery stores are all within comfortable walking distance. We used our kitchen to prepare simple, quiet breakfasts on our lake side terrace. One day we were having so much fun we stayed in our suite all day, made lunch, swam and watched the ships come into the harbor. For the sporty types the Residence is situated directly on the via Ponale hiking and biking paths. The hiking path has breathtaking views over the north end of Lake Garda. We hope to come back next year. CJD Naples, FL- Bad Aussee, Austria

  • Stayed: September 2011
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12  Thank gesundkat
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ExcelsiorRiva, Responsabile reception at Residence Vecchio Porto Excelsior, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2012

Dear friends from Austria,
thank you so much for your kind words. We are pleased and pride to know that you have spent pleasant holidays last summer at Excelsior's.
We wait for your return!

Ciao, ciao.

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Reviewed August 26, 2011

We spent 2 weeks at the Residence Vecchio Porto Excelsior and realy had a wonderful time.
The view from the hotel is just brethtaking. You are right on the lake, and in the back of you have the montain ( some of the roms even have walls carved into the montains... not yours since we were in Suite 45 that overlooks the whole place ).
When staying in the hotel you can realy feel that it is a historical place. How it is rooted in the late 19th century, but alos in the 1930's and the "dolce vita" of the 1960's.
Our room was just fully renovayed with an architectural twist to it since you couls see the whole metal struture supporting the roof. It was never realy too worm even in the hot sume days. During the day you could let all the windows open and feel the light breth coming from the lake.... and at night everything would could down. So we never had to use the air conditioning. The kitchen had all you needed to prepare a nice italian meal... witha brand new fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.
The pool was never crowded and and there were always enough room to enjoy the sun and refreshing atmosphere around it.
The people of the hotel were extremely kind and helpful. They could tell you everything about the history of the reagion, where to go and what to eat... and even all about the shops in Riva or in the nearby small cities around the lake.
A wonderfull place, very quiet, where just looking at the view is apeasing...

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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8  Thank AlainGilles
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ExcelsiorRiva, Responsabile reception at Residence Vecchio Porto Excelsior, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2012

Hi Alain!
Sorry if we are answering you just now.... we thank you for your positive comment. We are happy and pride to know that you have really enjoyed your stay in our residence.
We hope to see you again in the future and meanwhile we send you our kindest regards from the beautiful Riva del Garda.

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Reviewed August 1, 2011

Very nice view, but I definetly cannot recommend this appartment to anybody. During the season the appartment ist very expensive and has severe shortcomings: the furniture is old, the appartment is not clean and it smells badly. At the ceiling there was fungi.The full price has to be paid in advance (the renter knows why).

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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4  Thank chrissi1103
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Reviewed June 22, 2011

Usually i go to Riva with my family (summertime) and then we use to rent a big apt, due there are several big sized apt and all of them are nice and spacious.
this time i travelled alone was offered a new apt, really fantastic suited by the poolarea, with fantastic vye over the lake.
In general a place i recomend warmly, and special thanks to the people in reception for their kind way to me as guest,.Thanks
im sure where ill stay when i visit Riva next time

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled on business
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14  Thank holidaySthlm
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ExcelsiorRiva, Responsabile reception at Residence Vecchio Porto Excelsior, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2012

Hi!
It's a real pleasure for us to read your opinion about us. We are happy to know that you appreciate our apartments and our residence in general. You have been so many times our guest and we are pride of this.
We really hope to see you and your family again in the future!

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Reviewed October 27, 2009

There are few reviews of this residential hotel - and those I could find were not so positive. Our experience was terrific. The people who run the hotel were extremely helpful and responsive to the few things that I wanted but did not initially find in the apartment. We stayed in Suite 117 - it was odd, unique and wonderful for us. The most dramatic bathroom you ever have seen - and spacious. We loved it.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
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10  Thank goingtoitaly100
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ExcelsiorRiva, Responsabile reception at Residence Vecchio Porto Excelsior, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2012

Hi friends from Philadelphia!
Even if we are answering you with delay, we would like to thank you for your words.
We are glad to know that you had pleasant and relaxing holidays in Suite 117.
We really hope to see you again in the future.
Warmest regards from Riva del Garda.

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Reviewed September 30, 2009

Couldn't find any reviews on this place on the net but decided to take a chance.

We stayed in a 'mini' appartment that had a double bed, toilet/shower and a kitchen, outside table and chairs. The appt was a little dated and a bit scruffy in places. The kitchen consisted of a fridge, micro, 2-hob and kettle. Plenty of room for 2 people and adequate facilites to cook up some pasta.

The real charm of this place is that it is right on the lake shore. You walk out of the appartment and you are on a communal wooden deck that is suspended 2m above the water. This deck is where you have a table and chairs so you can sit having breakfast looking out over the water. Great views across to Riva and beyond - we had to keep pinching ourselves! Sit on the edge of the deck and you can see the millions of tiny fish in the clear water, and the ducks will come if you chuck them some bread (not allowed ;-)). There is a small but adequate pool, plus plenty of space to lie on the sun loungers or chairs. The hot tub was not working when we were there, suposedly out of order but more likey just switched it off for the winter. You can also swim in the lake via the tiny little beach.

So peaceful, the main road from Riva is behind the building but inside the tunnel so you cant hear a thing. You can walk from here to the town in about 5-10 mins along a newly built footpath along the shore, perfect for a stroll.

Having walked through Riva, I dont think there was anywhere else that was right on the lake like this - a real gem.

the receptionist was very friendly and helpful, always ready for a chat and happy to give us weather forecasts from the internet. Spoke good english, and gave us a free coffee! Finding the place was dead easy, parking was fine.

We had very little wind while we were there but I imagine it can be quite windy at times. There was no air con but apparently you dont need it with the water so close. We didnt need it but it was september.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Address: Via Gargnano 4, Riva Del Garda, Italy
Location: Italy > Trentino-Alto Adige > Province of Trento > Riva Del Garda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #58 of 62 Hotels in Riva Del Garda
Price Range: $129 - $354 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Vecchio Porto Excelsior 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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