Garda Hotel

The Garda Hotel is a contemporary spot that’s only a short walk away from the lake. The open-plan dining room here is the place to go for buffet breakfasts, light lunches and four-course evening meals.

Outside, you can enjoy a swim in the pool that’s surrounded by exotic palm trees, or even head to the hotel’s own bar for an aperitif. If you fancy getting out and exploring Lake Garda, then you can rent a bike from the hotel’s reception. If not, you can relax in your room, which is futuristic and bright.

Overview of Riva

The picturesque and charming town of Riva is incredibly popular with people looking for holidays to Lake Garda. After all, it’s known as the ‘pearl of the lake’ for good reason.

Situated at the northern tip of Lake Garda, Riva has the majestic Alps as its backdrop. The surrounding landscape’s dotted with lemon and bay trees and the unique scenery here combined with the favourable wind conditions make this a great venue for windsurfers and water-sports enthusiasts.

With a stay at the Garda Hotel, you’ll discover much more than just the warm, inviting waters. There are parks, history, long beaches and beautiful restaurants.

Things to do in Riva

At the Garda Hotel, you’re only 100 metres from the lakeside promenade and the beach, so it couldn’t be easier to get out and explore the lake and the beautiful scenery that surrounds you. For the best views in the area, wander along until you pass over the bridge.

If you head slightly further afield, then you’ll reach the centre of Riva and the ferry point. On your journey there, you’ll pass a number of shops and cafes that serve traditional Italian foods and coffees.

The winding cobbled streets in Riva open onto piazzas and waterfront squares. It’s a great spot to enjoy a gelato in one of the street-side shops. In Riva, you can enjoy picturesque panoramas of the lake, explore a storied history and soak up the Italian culture.

Resort Summary

Strolling along the lakeside, on the long stretch of Riva del Garda’s promenade, is simply part and parcel of this town. Watch the colourful windsurfing sails saunter past with your morning espresso, then wander along until you pass over the bridge Ponte dei Servi for some fabulous photos of the lake. Keep going and you’ll soon reach Forte San Niccolò at the foot of Monte Brione.

There are other walks too. A favourite is the Busatte-Tempesta Path, which takes you high up the mountainside, overlooking the lake for a fabulous scenic view. Other walks will take to you to the picturesque Chapel of St Barbara or the Arco Castle.