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RIVA - Das Hotel am Bodensee
Ranked #2 of 34 Hotels in Konstanz
Certificate of Excellence
sydney
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Simply Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2014

We'd agree this goes close to being the best hotel we've ever stayed in - quite a call!

We have a junior suite overlooking the lake. The design is clean, minimalist and cool. Heavy and tasteful use of wood and white.

Location on the lake is superb. Open air restaurant - with wonderful food and wine (breakfast in particular is truly excellent. Lake temperature good enough for evening swims.

The hotel bikes are new and good enough for 90 ks of cycling over a couple of days.

Staff are friendly, polite and helpful.

Issues - really none. Air conditioning took some time to work out and irons can't be used in rooms - but all issues solved.

We did not want to leave - and will come back as soon as we can.

Room Tip: Try for rooms in the newer wing - facing onto the lake.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Timetraveller16
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

For a start this hotel is in a beautiful location by the lakeside. The town centre is about a twenty minute stroll away, much of which is by the side of the lake.

Both the public areas and rooms are beautifully furnished in a tasteful modern style, and unlike some other "trendy" hotels it seems that a lot of thought has gone into the practical aspects of staying in the room.

The staff couldn't have been more friendly and efficient. What a pity that hotels as well run as this are so hard to find.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank John A
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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102 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014

the location is amazing on the lake.
the design- Wowwwww
Clean , friendly even for young children.
the room was amazing- the bed was comfortable. the view, the bathroom.
Restaurant - not the gourmet but the "plain" hotel restaurant was very good. quality and service.

i will be back as soon as possible

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Vizaim
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Geneva, Switzerland
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32 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

The good: second time at Riva. Great rooms, superb roof top pool, top location, efficient staff and a magnificent breakfast. Highly recommended.

What can be improved: the steam bath would benefit from having... steam.

Room Tip: Even the standard rooms are spacious and great.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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195 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2014

We have stayed in many Hotels around the globe but this family-run business on Lake Konstanz is among the very, very best. We absolutely love everything about the place. The service is friendly and professional; the rooms are spacious with excellent beds and a lounge area, plenty of storage and first class bathroom facilities. Spa treatments are available, although we have yet to try them on our two visits. The Restaurant is also superb: breakfast offers a wide variety of healthy options of cold meats, salmon, herring, cereals, fruits, jams and amazing breads plus champagne to accompany your fruit juices and coffee in a bright dining area looking out to the lake. Dinner is extremely good; interesting choice of quality mats and fish and pastas and good wines. Their Rieslings are delicious and Black Print a fun red.

We have only ever been in the cold of winter so have failed to show the necessary bravado for a roof top dip in the pool; however, the view from up there is wonderful. We hope one day to return in summer! The highlight for us though is definitely the views of and from Lake Konstanz which is just a few paces from the Hotel. Those views are etched into our memory. The stillness and beauty stirs the senses and is mesmerising. A truly great place to stay if you are visiting beautiful Konstanz, southern Germany or even Zurich only 40 minutes drive away.

Room Tip: Make sure you ask for a room closest to Lake
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Steve D
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Carnegie, Australia
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223 reviews
78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

We spent the most wonderful Christmas at the Riva Konstanz. I don't think I have enough superlatives to describe this place! If I could give six stars, I would! The staff were very welcoming and friendly, and went out of their way to make this a very memorable stay for us. We ate dinner each night in the hotel restaurant. The first night was the main menu (fantastic food), the Christmas Eve and Christmas Night dinners were a fixed course dinner (but with flexibility to swap some courses) and they were even better! The food was all superb. They even went to the trouble of translating the menu into English, which was really helpful. My daughter didn't want the Christmas Night dinner set and the chef very kindly made her some Veal Schnitzel with no worries at all. It was my husband's birthday during our stay and housekeeping dropped off a lovely chocolate mousse cake as a surprise - yum! We didn't realise how busy Christmas lunch would be and so didn't book, but the restaurant staff accommodated us with a smile, again nothing was a problem at all even on one of their busiest days of the year.

We stayed in one of the suites with a balcony view over the lake. It was a very comfortable clean room with high quality fittings and decor. The beds were super comfy and so was the huge bath! Molton Brown products were provided in the bathrooms too.

The fitness room contained four Technogym machines - two bikes, one treadmill and a cross trainer. It was pretty warm but you could open the big window right up to cool the room down and it was fine.

The location has all been said before - 10 minutes walk to town and right on the lake. Car parking was free if you parked outside, and EUR15 for undercover.

I would go back to the Riva Konstanz in a heartbeat - it was absolutely one of the highlights of our stay in Germany and is one of the best hotels I have stayed in ever. I can highly recommend it.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cork
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

We stayed here for 9 nights on holiday. The junior suite was superb. The location of the hotel was perfect for a holiday, away from the bustle of the town but within a pleasant walking distance. The staff were efficient but very friendly and pleasant.
We enjoyed the roof top pool and sun patio. The food was top class.

Room Tip: Our room was on the third floor and we were not aware of any hotel noise. With the window open we...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LydiaJCork
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Property: RIVA - Das Hotel am Bodensee
Address: Seestrasse 25 | 78464 Konstanz, 78464 Konstanz, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Location: Germany > Baden-Wurttemberg > Konstanz
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 34 Hotels in Konstanz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — RIVA - Das Hotel am Bodensee 4.5*
Number of rooms: 51
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