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“Lovely hotel, great location.”
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Brione Hotel
Ranked #36 of 62 Hotels in Riva Del Garda
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely hotel, great location.”
Reviewed 29 September 2013

We stayed at this hotel with Riviera Travel. Our room was lovely and quiet, overlooking the pool, we requested a room at the back of the hotel away from the noisy road. The hotel was spotless our room was serviced every day, we had a king sized bed with crisp white spotless sheets, the towels were changed each day. We had no complaints about the food, this is a 3* hotel so I don't know why some people expect gourmet meals. The staff were very friendly and helpful. During the week we had a candlelit gala night, which was very enjoyable, the food was very good and the service was excellent, the staff are very efficient and work very hard. We did eat out one evening, but this was because we were celebrating our wedding anniversary and wanted to do something special, and not a reflection on the hotel food. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Brione hotel and would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

We stayed at the Brione for 7 nights, booking with Riviera Travel. Our room 203 was spotless with a balcony overlooking the road and the the mountains. A bit noisy for us as we are used to a quiet road with no noise. It was a good spot for people watching. The furnishings are rather tired. The whole room could do with a re-furb. 2 single beds which were pushed together to make a kingsize on our request. Spotless cotton sheets which were changed. Blankets rather than duvet, a tired blue bed cover, carpet worn and flat. There is a safe but no tea making facilities, so take your own with a plug adaptor.. No fridge. Only one plug socket, next to the TV (which we didn't use). Plenty of coat hangers in the wardrobe (smelt rather musty). The bathroom spotless with a shower, but could do with an update. No hooks to hang clothes, but I presume that was what the plastic stool was for. Hairdryer adequate, and I'm fussy about my hair. Lighting rather dim although there were 3 light bulbs on the mirror, it wasn't bright enough for applying makeup and the bedroom wasn't much better. Towels changed regularly but rather worn and thin.
Restaurant a basic room with tables for 4 persons, with a view over the garden. Food not gourmet, ok with 3 choices in the evening. Our guide, Werner, informed us the hotel grow their own vegetables, which were always fresh. Restaurant staff pleasant and are able to understand a little English. Wine waiter is a character and very helpful. The hotel ask you pay for your drinks in the restaurant each night before you leave. Cash only. Breakfast always plentiful with the usual meat egg bread croissant and fruit. Tea came with hot water in the pot and bags on the side.English breakfast blend similar to PG tips. Gala night was enjoyable with an elderly gent entertaining us with the keyboard and a variety of instruments. He was quite good, but played the predictable selection of tunes. Was able to dance in small cleared area of restaurant.
Pool was very cold but welcome after a day out. Sunbeds available. Area around pool attractive and spotless. No pool bar or shop. take a drink with you. Sun is lost behind the hotel mid afternoon and pool is shaded.
There is a room with books to read and swop and a computer which we were not made aware of until our last day by our guide. Something the reception should have told us, but they did not give info unless asked. The owner and wife ate in the restaurant in the evening - a good sign, but did not mix with the guests, and were rather aloof.
Hotel have bikes for hire at 5euros a day. My advice is check them out first before you commit. Our opinion is (and we cycle regularly in the UK) they are old, do not appear to be well maintained, with bald tyres and loose brakes. If you plan to go further than the car park - hire them elsewhere, around 15E a day.. You cannot try them for size as they are locked with the receptionist reluctant to unlock them . (We have told our tour guide). Cycle paths everywhere and a great experience to cycle in safety.
The hotel bar is basic but comfortable enough and the staff friendly. If you are teetotal the chances are water, orange juice, cola, lemonade or tea/coffee is your only option. Non alcoholic cocktails unavailable.
A 5 minute walk down the narrow road opposite finds the lake. This is the best feature of the hotel, the location.
In short you get what you pay for, 3* hotel with prices to match.

Room Tip: Quiet rooms - ask for a pool view, people watching ask for road view. All have balconies.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank MrandMrsIngleby
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Holyhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Very pleased with the very high standards of cleanliness of this Hotel. Our room was a decent size with adequate drawer and wardrobe space. The bathroom looked to be brand new and spotlessly clean. We had a decent balcony on two sides of the room ! If you want a "full English Breakfast" then stay in England! This was definitely a Continental breakfast with cereals, fruit, cold meats, cheeses and yogurts but not cooked bacon, eggs etc, which meant no lingering cooking smells! A menu for the evening meal was presented for your choice at breakfast time and the meals were very well cooked and tasty ( and I'm quite a fussy eater!) All the staff were pleasant and helpful and we were always greeted with a smile.. We were given a room key AND a door key to use after 11p.m. when the front door was locked ,an indication that the building was pleasantly quiet at night. The Hotel itself was a two minute walk from the lake and there are frequent buses to take you to other towns around the area. I would highly recommend this hotel to singles and families alike, it is wonderful!!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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3 Thank Dotmag
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York U.K.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2013

Like some of the other reviewers we stayed there as part of a holiday with Riviera Travel.
Some of the guests comments must have been acted upon as the food was perfectly acceptable and on some nights very good indeed. Be aware that they will ask you for €15 plus for their table wine, which may or may not be in order, we drank mineral water with our meals and patronised the bar afterwards. The Staff were all very friendly, courteous and helpful and made us all very welcome. The room, though on the small side, was beautifully clean and well serviced. The rooms at the rear of the hotel are smaller but quieter and those on the front larger but may be subject to a little noise. Generally a decent Italian 3* Hotel and we would have no qualms about re-visiting.

Room Tip: The rooms at the rear of the hotel are smaller but quieter and those on the front larger but may be...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tiptree, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2013

We have also just returned from the same holiday to Lake Garda with Riviera Travel and we too must agree with the complaints about the food at the Brioni Hotel. We too ate out on one occasion because there was nothing on the menu that we fancied. We ate dinner in the hotel restaurant 6 day of the 7 and our party of 4 all agreed that it was the worst food that we have ever experienced. We really cannot understand how they could ruin good food. As has been previously mentioned, all the food was overcooked, dry and unpalatable and accompanied by the most vile vegetables you could ever imagine. On one occasion we had to ask what the meat was and on another we could not believe it was pork despite this being on the menu. The wine was nice though, but that was in bottles. The head waiter was dashing in and out of the kitchen when he should have been directing his staff who were serving people haphazardly and on more than one occasion I had to get up from the table to ask for service.
Breakfast was Continental with the usual rolls, meats, cheeses, but there was cereals and a selection of fruit, which made it quite palatable although the serving staff were still disorganised.
However, on a positive note, the ladies on reception were extremely friendly, the hotel was immaculately clean as was our room, which was clean and tidy at all times. We were very satisfied with our room, which had a balcony with a magnificent view of the mountains, although I noticed, from the outside, that some rooms were not as suitably sited. The hotel had a pool, which was kept immaculately clean as was the area and gardens around it.
Riviera Travel did a wonderful job of organising the trips and our tour guide ensured that the coach and guides were all in position at the allotted time for our tours. She phoned ahead to ensure that services and destinations were expecting us. She ensured that everyone knew what to do, where to meet, where to go and she was always available for us whenever we wanted her. She was a mine of information and we learned such a lot wherever we went. The organised trips around the lake Garda, around the mountains, to Venice, to Verona and across the lake was wonderful and the area in which the hotel was situated was ideally placed to walk to the lake and Riva del Garda town, with restaurants and shops in easy access. We met lots of nice people on this holiday and we had a wonderful time; it was just a shame that it was marred by the food in the Brioni Hotel and it would be this that would deter us from going there again.

Room Tip: Book bed and breakfast and eat lunch and dinner out. Room 410 is a good room.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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5 Thank Tony B
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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2013

We stayed here with Riviera travel. Good 3 star hotel. A few minutes walk away from the shores of Lake Garda and only 15/20 minutes from the centre of Riva del Garda. Great location. Ice cream parlours across the road and ATM point next door. Staff were friendly and helpful. Would stay here again.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the pool are away from the main road. Had to charge up mobile phone in the bathroo...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank ALIE T
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2013

Just arrived back after staying at the Brione Hotel as part of the Riviera Tour of Lake Garda, the tour was fantastic but totally spoilt for my husband and I by the poor hotel... we did not have one good evening meal at this hotel and had to resort to going out (after consistently bad meals )to the pizzeria across the road as we were famishes after being out all day, we may be older generation but we eat good well cooked food at home so why should be have anything less when away I ask? It amazed me that anyone would consider serving overcooked dry trout with brussel sprouts in June !!! the choices for dinner lacked any imagination or flairThe management were indifferent when we came in just handed us our key without greeting. We put this down to the fact that we had mentioned to the staff that we did not like our meals. The room was very noisy from the road had a very badly stained dirty carpet and a general well worn tiredness to the room. The bathroom also had mould in the wall. My husband had an upset stomach one evening and requested a cognac, the bar person looked down their nose and said 'a cognac before dinner,what an odd thing to ask for ' !!!!
I loved Lake Garda and the town of Riva del Garda and will definately return but not to the hotel Brione !!!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Brione Hotel
Address: Viale Rovereto 75/77, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy
Region: Italy > Trentino-Alto Adige > Province of Trento > Riva Del Garda
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Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #36 of 62 Hotels in Riva Del Garda
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Hotel Class:3 star — Brione Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 70
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