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“gorgeous view of Riva and unusual, charming residence”

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Residence Vecchio Porto Excelsior
Ranked #59 of 62 Hotels in Riva Del Garda
philadelphia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“gorgeous view of Riva and unusual, charming residence”
Reviewed 27 October 2009

There are few reviews of this residential hotel - and those I could find were not so positive. Our experience was terrific. The people who run the hotel were extremely helpful and responsive to the few things that I wanted but did not initially find in the apartment. We stayed in Suite 117 - it was odd, unique and wonderful for us. The most dramatic bathroom you ever have seen - and spacious. We loved it.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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10 Thank goingtoitaly100
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ExcelsiorRiva, Responsabile reception at Residence Vecchio Porto Excelsior, responded to this review, 25 May 2012
Hi friends from Philadelphia!
Even if we are answering you with delay, we would like to thank you for your words.
We are glad to know that you had pleasant and relaxing holidays in Suite 117.
We really hope to see you again in the future.
Warmest regards from Riva del Garda.
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Reviewed 30 September 2009

Couldn't find any reviews on this place on the net but decided to take a chance.

We stayed in a 'mini' appartment that had a double bed, toilet/shower and a kitchen, outside table and chairs. The appt was a little dated and a bit scruffy in places. The kitchen consisted of a fridge, micro, 2-hob and kettle. Plenty of room for 2 people and adequate facilites to cook up some pasta.

The real charm of this place is that it is right on the lake shore. You walk out of the appartment and you are on a communal wooden deck that is suspended 2m above the water. This deck is where you have a table and chairs so you can sit having breakfast looking out over the water. Great views across to Riva and beyond - we had to keep pinching ourselves! Sit on the edge of the deck and you can see the millions of tiny fish in the clear water, and the ducks will come if you chuck them some bread (not allowed ;-)). There is a small but adequate pool, plus plenty of space to lie on the sun loungers or chairs. The hot tub was not working when we were there, suposedly out of order but more likey just switched it off for the winter. You can also swim in the lake via the tiny little beach.

So peaceful, the main road from Riva is behind the building but inside the tunnel so you cant hear a thing. You can walk from here to the town in about 5-10 mins along a newly built footpath along the shore, perfect for a stroll.

Having walked through Riva, I dont think there was anywhere else that was right on the lake like this - a real gem.

the receptionist was very friendly and helpful, always ready for a chat and happy to give us weather forecasts from the internet. Spoke good english, and gave us a free coffee! Finding the place was dead easy, parking was fine.

We had very little wind while we were there but I imagine it can be quite windy at times. There was no air con but apparently you dont need it with the water so close. We didnt need it but it was september.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Residence Vecchio Porto Excelsior
Address: Via Gargnano 4, Riva Del Garda, Italy
Region: Italy > Trentino-Alto Adige > Province of Trento > Riva Del Garda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Riva Del Garda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Vecchio Porto Excelsior 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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