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“Poor Accomodation- Lovely Riva”
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Hotel Brione
Ranked #36 of 62 Hotels in Riva Del Garda
Certificate of Excellence
West Midlands
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Poor Accomodation- Lovely Riva”
Reviewed 23 September 2008

We holidayed in Riva with Travelsphere. Whilst the Brione communal areas were fine our bedroom was not. We had a top(3rd) floor room front facing to the road and it was so noisy (we had to open the doors to the balcony as we could not stand the heat ) . No air conditioning was available in the rooms Travelsphere booked and the Hotel had no fans either ! There were no other rooms available and there would have been an additional charge of 7 euro a day per person if we had been able to change rooms. Our bedroom furniture and beds were extremely poor ,old and distressed. Be warned - lighting in the rooms is awfully poor - one central light and an overbed light . there was only one electric socket and that is in the bathroom !
My advice would be to get a room at the rear of the hotel to avoid road noise should you wish to open windows/doors !
Food was of poor standard . Beware - you have to use your napkin over many days - you are required to place it into an envelope after each use and place your name on it so it can be deposited back for your next meal ! ! --- food hygiene ! !
The Hotel swimming pool looks good but if you are not comfortable in 5 ft of water beware because it is one depth all over (not suitable for kids or non-swimmers !).
In summary I will be returning to Riva but will not go with Travelsphere or stay at the Hotel Brione.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — Bedroom and furniture
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank wongy45
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Reviewed 30 June 2007

On arriving at BRIONE, we were greeted by a very pleasant lady who checked us in and wished us a very nice stay. After that, we never met her again. As we walked to our room, we noted its very 'seasonal-may not have been occupied since last summer' aura. When we got to our room, we were knocked back out to the hallway with a whiff which is certainly indescribable. One might say it was something similar to (a) a dead animal, (b) a very sick animal, (c) animal with very bad breath. Realistically, it was likely to be as a result of either damp walls or lack of occupation. Being die-hards, we decided to stick it out for the first night and blame it on the tremendous amount of wood that surrounded the hotel! (Don't ask..silly justification.) So, having endured the radioactive croissants and thick, charcoaled coffee, we braved the elements and confronted the receptionist-not the lovely lady anymore-but a grump of a man who appeared to be the owner. Hospitality is not his forte so don't expect much. He grunted at us when we complained of the smell and hesitantly offered us a new room two doors down from Room 225, 'massacre of the animals'. As he unlocked the door of Room 222, we became aware that the original smell had an even worse competitor down the hallway. This time, we grunted and trudged our way back to Noah's ark knowing we had the best of a bad situation. Hopefully, due to the JUNE occupation, the smell should have lifted for the lucky tourists of July and August. Otherwise, it was reasonable, clean, safe and a good location. Just don't expect an attitude of 'THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT'!! More like, to hell with the customer...grunt grunt!

  • Liked — The pool area
  • Disliked — The owner
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled with friends
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6 Thank FrancescaCork
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Reviewed 30 May 2007

Brione is about 10 mins walk from the marina/main square in Riva Del Garda. The hotel is clean and quiet at night with air conditioning which is a plus though we had hassle getting our aircon turned on when we arrived late at night. The rooms and bathrooms are fine and the pool is nice and bigger than some other hotels' pools in the area. The main letdown for us was the attitude of the owners/some staff working there. They were narky at times and made any enquiries made seem like a hassle - hello! That is their job! They refused to provide us all with towels on our last day (we had to check out early and weren't getting collected until 5pm that day) - were given 2 handtowels between 4 of us and when we tried to get more the reply was as usual narky and " There is nothing we can do - you have left now!" Yep €600 revenue from us and not a thing they could do about the towels...hmmmm... Ok Towel rant over. Other area we were not impressed with at this place was the breakfast - buffet I think was the intention but cereals were awful, fruit bruised and not fresh, plastic ham laid out and other unappetising fare. We got croissants which were ok though contained potentially radioactive preserves in the middle !! Overall, I thought it was grand for a base in Riva Del Garda - not too pricey, clean and quiet, just be prepared to get out for breakfast and don't bother with the buffet.

  • Liked — clean and quiet
  • Disliked — staff attitudes and breakfast
  • Stayed May 2007, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Brione
Address: Viale Rovereto 75/77, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy
Region: Italy > Trentino-Alto Adige > Province of Trento > Riva Del Garda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 62 Hotels in Riva Del Garda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Brione 3*
Number of rooms: 70
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Also Known As:
Brione Hotel Riva Del Garda
Hotel Brione Riva Del Garda/Nago, Italy

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