7 of us stayed at Residence Verdeblu at the end of August 2013. When we arrived, reception wasn't open, however we were able to wait by the pool and start sunbathing!
The wifi available was brilliant; we were all able to access the Internet at the same time, unlike most places. You could get the wifi by the pool also, so I could catch up on the soaps while away (sad I know!!!).
The kitchen was well equipped with a dishwasher, plenty of cutlery and crockery. It was also rather large and made it much easier to cook for a lot of us.
We used the barbecue area; it was lovely cooking and eating by the pool. Because there aren't many rooms in the apartments, it was very quiet and a barbecue was always free (there are 3 large barbecues).
Most times we were the only group by the pool- this was great for the younger ones in the family to make a splash.
There is a path along the road to Torbole which was good- when we stayed at the south of the lake last year, we had to walk on the road!
Cheap bikes are available to rent in torbole; I would strongly recommend the first little bike shop you see as you walk from the apartment to the town. We found this the best way to get to Riva, there was a bike track round to there that showed off the lake- absolutely gorgeous. I would definitely recommend going to Riva- there's a lot more to do and see. Try as much ice cream as you can while you're there- it's amazing!!!!
The views is general by the lake are absolutely phenomenal, I've never seen anything like it.
The boat taxis are brilliant at the north of the lake. They are reasonably priced and we were able to see so many sites. We even managed to get right down to the bottom of the lake in order to catch our flight home- much more scenic that a taxi!!
The apartments are located on a busy road- this didn't bother us too much although it could get frustrating for people who like to relax in quiet areas.
A lot of people said there was a supermarket near by. THERE ISN'T!!! The closest is a 25 minute walk on the opposite side of Torbole. I didn't mind the walk, but it is long and that's where we found the bikes very helpful. It's not a massive shop either, but its got all the necess
I would also recommend that you take some water shoes to go on by the lake. The stones really hurt my feet and I was reluctant to go in the lake on some occasions as the stones hurt so much.
Overall, brilliant hotel, a bit far away from the lake but a scenic location. Beautiful lake, would definitely go back again!!
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