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“Bella Riva - Amazing”
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Bellariva Hotel
Ranked #5 of 19 Hotels in Gardone Riviera
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“Bella Riva - Amazing”
Reviewed 8 May 2014

Stayed here for a long weekend in May with my wife for her birthday. Great location and a lovely looking hotel. Staff were amazing here and could not do enough to help. The evening barman was great at knocking up some fresh cocktails too!! The room was really well presented with plenty of space, we stayed in room 10. The view from the window was not the best, but we don't spend too much time in the room anyway. The room was cleaned in the mornings and turned down in the evenings too. Breakfast at the hotel is probably one of the best we've had, huge selection of breakfast foods to cater for all nationalities, the pastries were delicious.

The hotels grounds are immaculate and the hotel sits right on the waters edge with some lovely views. Hotel staff were quick to recommend good places to eat and places to visit and will happily arrange taxi's for you. Overall i would recommend this hotel to anyone and i will definitely return in the future.

Room Tip: 101 had poor views. Request a lakeside view.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

This was our first visit to lake garda and it is beautiful. Bella Riva is a perfect base for exploring the area and seeing all the towns in the area. The hotel is small and charming but updated with everything modern. The grounds are beautiful, the staff is lovely and the views of the lake are amazing. The bathroom is huge and modern with molten brown amenities and the room we had was spacious ( terrace suite with large balcony on the lake). There is a lot to do and see in the area or you can just relax and hang out at the hotel. There are lots of areas to sit and have a drink. Can't wait to go bac.

Room Tip: The little town of Limone is great
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Composed, elegant & cleanliness of the highest order.

Location very good, albeit note tips below.

Breakfasts proved to be delicious and the outdoor pool was refreshing with terrific little touches such as the non-slip vinyl surfaces on entry/exit.

From start to finish much thought and attention to detail was evident by the great team running the hotel, which all stacked up to provide a comfortable and stylish base from which to explore and experience this gorgeous region of Italy.

Room Tip: Rooms adjoining the garden and to the rear of the hotel can experience hourly church bell sounds plu...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

We stayed four nights at Bella Riva and the location right on the lake was fantastic. The building had character and the hotel's decor was lovely - modern and minimalistic but comfortable and welcoming.

I can't recall the name of the room category we went for but we deliberately paid a premium to have a lake view. Unfortunately, whilst the room was lovely (and spacious), the extent of our view was a little disappointing - we could glimpse a sliver of lake through some trees, and that was about it - but we did have a nice view of the gardens and pool area, and the (tiny) balcony was good to have. I guess we should have paid a higher premium to guarantee an even better view but we thought we were already paying enough!

The pool area was great - it was lovely to be able to lie by the pool and also be able to see the lake in the background. The service by the pool was also excellent (although the food and drinks prices were fairly high).

We didn't eat in the restaurant but very much enjoyed the breakfasts on offer - everything was fresh and delicious. A slight issue at breakfast time was that the service was not always up to scratch - quite often we had to ask for items to be replenished (on a couple of occasions there were no plates left, sometimes there was no juice, etc.) and it wasn't always quick to get top-ups of tea or coffee.

The little bar area was nice although we rarely saw other guests in there when we went for a drink. This could be connected to the rather high prices - the other bars and restaurants in town were of significantly better value, although clearly not quite so convenient to get to!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

This is a truly beautiful hotel. The rooms are very well appointed, the pool is lovely (if a little cold at times), the food is brilliant and the staff are wonderful.
The breakfast is a real highlight, as it contains both international and local options.

As the hotel only has 23 rooms, you have a lot of space to enjoy and relax without being cramped around a pool with 200 other guests, like in other 5 star hotels. Lunch and drink service by the pool is also a nice touch.

Room Tip: If dining in the hotel, make sure to have the chateau briand with a bottle of a local wine called a...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

Beautiful hotel in a lovely setting...wonderful multilingual staff! We stayed for three nights in a terrace suite. The food for both breakfast and dinner...excellent! Everything about this hotel is wonderful! We would love to go again!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2013

If you are simply wondering going to this hotel stop right there, JUST GO! I could imagine picking boutique hotels in Europe as a day job and I spend a lot of time doing so. This hotel has been one of the best hotels I've ever stayed in. The rooms and public spaces are beautifully modern, you'll find Molton Brown bath products in the bathroom, details are beautifully worked out (silver works for breakfast/dinner), delicious food (not only for dinner but try the Salade Nicoise for lunch, I'll bet you can't finish it!), the garden and the pool are spacious with magnificent views.. The list goes on forever. But what's particular outstanding is the service of the staff! While arriving very very late nothing was too much. Upon arrival we were directed to the terrace right away for a glass of wine and some food (while the kitchen was already closed, but nothing is a problem), with one phone call a boat with skipper was arranged (both boat and skipper truly amazing, we got a proper guided tour over the lake), wine purchasing recommendations, etc. Never have I experienced such friendly, welcoming and helpful staff! We will definitely come back

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Bellariva Hotel
Address: Via Mario Podini 1/2, 25083 Gardone Riviera, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Brescia > Gardone Riviera
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Gardone Riviera
#4 Luxury Hotel in Gardone Riviera
#5 Family Hotel in Gardone Riviera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Bellariva Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bella riva is a comfortable hotel with a 5 star contemporary charm. An elegant architecture, beautiful suites, impeccable service, deluxe amenities, and, of course, our prime location on the lake await you so that your day flows pleasant and carefree. The historic building has been completely renovated in 2010 ... more   less 
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