At the northern end of Lake Garda where the lake ends and the spectacular Brenta Dolomites begin lies the town of Riva del Garda. Just a few minutes walk from the old town with its narrow streets and the shores of the lake with its pebble beach is Hotel Villa Nicolli, a 4 star hotel set in its own garden with outdoor swimming pool and a full Spa including Himalayan salt cave, Turkish bath, bio sauna, vitae path and relax area and a heated indoor salt water pool with big picture windows facing onto the garden. You will find the emphasis is on quality, whether it be the furnishings in the public rooms, the lounge has big comfortable armchairs or the bedrooms, many of them recently refurbished and all with balcony or terrace many with views towards the vineyards and mountains. The hotel serves a buffet breakfast each day from 07.00 - 10.00, lunch or a snack is available often served at the pool so there is no problem as to where to go to find something to eat! In the evening dinner with a choice from an à la carte menu, salad bar, dessert and cheese trolley is served in the main restaurant. For several years now the hotel has catered for coeliac guests and is accredited by the Italian Coeliac Society so, rest assured, all coeliacs will be well looked after.
Hotel Villa Nicolli is situated in a quiet residential area of Riva del Garda but near enough to the old town to make it an easy walk at any time during the day or in the evening. Have fun exploring the narrow cobbled streets and boutiques or go to the big square by the harbour and sit in one of the many bars and watch the world go by! Bars and shops stay open till quite late during the summer so you will have plenty to do. If you are looking for a shopping bargain you will find good quality shoes, belts and handbags. For the more active you can choose between sailing, windsurfing, mountain bikes or even rock climbing near Arco. Near to Riva and well worth a visit is the Cascata di Varone, a waterfall that pours down a gorge or even a climb up to Arco castle perched on top of the rock with amazing views up and down the valley. Make use of the public boat service to visit other villages round the lake such as Limone or Malcesine from where you can take the cable car to the top of Monte Baldo for a spectacular view the full length of the lake and the mountains beyond. Coach excursions are also available to the Dolomites, Verona, Venice and round the lake.
In the hotel
Reception – bar – restaurant – lounge area - lift – large garden - outdoor pool – solarium – private parking – garage – beach towels plus deck chair in the garden - bike rental and storage - Full SPA (open to 18 yr olds and over) with special salt water pool with cascades, floor and wall jets, hydromassage, bio sauna, turkish bath, fitness path and much more!
In the bedrooms
59 double/twin rooms + junior suites in main building or Garden House annexe en suite with shower or bath/wc – sat. TV – telephone – internet connection – wifi - safe deposit box - kettle – air conditioning – heating (when applicable) – hairdryer – bath robe & slippers - balcony or patio
Riva centre pedestrian area with shops, bars, bank, chemist – pebble beach – sailing – windsurf – coach excursions – public boat service around the lake
Airports: Verona 80km; Milan/Bergamo 130kms.
(Daily low cost flights with Easyjet and BA from Gatwick plus Jet2 and Ryanair from several UK regional aiports and Aerlingus from Dublin)
From Verona by car turn right out of airport and then left onto dual carriageway going north. Follow green motorway signs and join A22 motorway north and exit at Rovereto Sud / Lago di Garda Nord. Take the road towards the lake passing Torbole and on to Riva. Hotel is signposted down road on right hand side after Hotel Louise between Torbole and Riva.
From Bergamo turn right out of airport and follow green m’way signs onto A4 and then towards Venice: exit at Brescia Est. Take road to Salò (Brescia & Trento) and then the full length of the lake as far as Riva del Garda. Follow the signs through the town towards Torbole and in the one way system watch for a sign to the hotel on the left hand side of the street. Turn sharp left here and continue onto Via Cattoni. Hotel on left hand side set back from the road.
For those who need a transfer from the airport, the hotel can offer a private transfer at a price of €140,00 each way from Verona airport. There is also the possibility of booking seats on a group transfer service which costs approx €45,00 per person each way and will drop you about 200 metres from the hotel.
Prices are per person per day half board sharing a twin/double room en suite. Coeliac guests are very welcome and a good choice of menu is available. Choose between room types 'ROMANTIC' or larger 'JUNIOR SUITE' or 'GARDEN SUITE'. 10% discount on stays of 7 nights or more!
April, mid May, end Sept, October €108,00
Mid May to mid June €114,00
End June, July, September €124,00
April,mid May, end Sept, October €118,00
Mid May to mid June €140,00
End June, July, September €150,00
April, mid May, end Sept, October €136,00
Mid May to mid June €156,00
End June, July, September €179,00
Garden suites in nearby annexe have double bedroom closed by sliding door and 2 sofa beds suitable for up to 4 persons.
Tourist/city tax of €1,30 pp per day.
All prices are in €uro. Right now €uro 1 is equivalent to approx £0.85. If there is any significant change within the next few months a new sterling guide will be added.