We travelled as a family of three with our 18 year old pre university son. We had a really enjoyable time and do not recognise the negative comments made by others.
Do not go if you expect this to be a modern city type boutique hotel. But do go if you want a well run, very clean traditional hotel with good facilities. We found all the staff helpful and friendly. They worked hard to communicate in English, German or Italian etc depending on your country of origin. The use of the indoor pool and free spa facilities; Turkish Bath, Sauna and relaxation beds are an extra you just do not get at many other hotels of this sort. There are separate pay as you use wellness facilities and treatments that looked good. The outdoor pool was good and there was plenty of space and shade in the garden area and around the pool. The free buffet lunch for hotel guests was an added bonus. The use of swimming hats (3 euro each) indoors and outdoors helped maintain the overall feeling of cleanliness.
The food is Italian and served in the Italian style, good local choices well presented over a leisurely couple of hours. Do not expect quick buffet Mediterranean style service. I can say that every meal we had was excellent, the staff friendly and attentive. After the meal a 10-15 walk to Riva was easy and a pleasure. Plenty of places to eat and drink if the hotels more formal menu approach is not your choice.
Riva itself has enough activity, with lakeside parks and bathing areas, water sports, cycle paths, bars, restaurants, shops etc to hold attention all week. We took a day trip by boat to Limone and Mesceline (20 euros each on the ferry plus concessions) where we went up the mountain in a cable car (again 20 euros each plus concessions). All recommended. We also used the free (you leave a 50 euro per bike refundable deposit) hotel cycles to go on the flat cycle path to Arco - about 1 hour each way. Well worth the look.
All in all a pleasurable experience and we would not hesitate to revisit if the opportunity arose again. They also helped us celebrate our wedding anniversary with a number of kind touches. Much appreciated.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Villa Nicolli Romantic Resort, a Kingdom of harmonies, peace and wellbeing in Riva del Garda. Discover the thousand relaxation opportunities of Lake Garda: enjoy a spa treatment, taste delicious food in the restaurant Perla di Lago or stroll around Riva del Garda and the sorrounding area. An unique and exciting experience to fall in love with this small ancient world... Click on the video and make the trip start! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nicolli Hotel Riva Del Garda