Grand Hotel Liberty

  • Lake Garda, Italy, Riva

  • 4

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Grand Hotel Liberty is right in the centre of Riva. You couldn’t be better placed for exploring the town or taking lakeside walks. You’ll have Riva’s cafés, bars and restaurants on your doorstep.

Art Nouveau style hotel near central Riva

Grand Hotel Liberty has a timeless elegance – it’s Art Nouveau façade houses high, arched ceilings and a traditional décor of parquet floors and antiques. Head out back for the outdoor pool; there are loungers on the surrounding lawn so lay down your towel and top up your tan. When it’s time for dinner, the restaurant serves up traditional Italian food with a modern twist (bookable and payable locally), or head into town for a delicious Italian feast. Make sure you save lots of room!

Added value

Free night available between 01 - 08 May 24 (min 5 night stay)

Flights and transfers included

Inghams rep based in resort


Riva, in the far north of Lake Garda, rolls out a waterfront that’s almost as grand as the mountains behind. Roman, Venetian, Napoleonic and Austro-Hungarian rulers have all occupied this prized position between the Italian Alps, lakes and plains, leaving behind a richly decorated lakeside promenade and old town. Thanks to the Mediterranean climate, olive, cypress, palm and lemon trees thrive in Riva, making for some of the most scenic hiking and cycling paths in Italy. Plus, the jagged peaks of the Dolomites are on the doorstep… if you can bear to peel yourself away from Riva, that is.

Family activities by (and on) Lake Garda

Life revolves around the water in Riva del Garda. Day-trippers come and go by boat and restaurants and cafés set out their tables along the sun-trapped promenade. This stretch of shore is also a favourite spot for windsurfing, canoeing and sailing aficionados. Stroll or cycle along the promenade to neighbouring Torbole, passing sand and pebble beaches along the way. You’ll find that it’s nearly impossible to resist abandoning your bike or boots for a dip in the lake.

Swap Lake Garda for Ledro for the day

The emerald waters of Lake Ledro are just a half-hour bus ride away from Riva. This high alpine lake is another irresistible swimming spot, as well as a great place for delving into the region’s pre-Roman history at the open-air Pile-dwelling museum. Alternatively, head to Lake Ledro via one of the best hiking and cycling paths in Lake Garda – the panoramic Strada del Ponale (Ponale Road).

Walking around Riva old town

Riva has one of the most picturesque waterfronts in Lake Garda, with grand waterfront buildings dressed in alpine shades of blue, buttercup and rose. Don’t miss the car-free, flower-filled old town, Venetian city gates, cobbled main square and baroque fresco-adorned churches. Even the museum, Alto Garda, has extravagant trappings; this medieval fortress was once owned by the powerful Scaliger family. A glance at the restaurant menus reveals specials of schnitzels and strudels, as well as delicious mountain cheeses, cured meats such as mortadella and fruity red wines.

Exploring Lake Garda

Boats regularly set off from Riva’s harbour, bound for the villages of Lake Garda. Each one has its own forte. You could visit Malcesine and catch the cable car up Monte Baldo, explore Limone’s (you guessed it) lemon growing history, and even sail as far south as castle-topped Sirmione. Hold on to your hat whilst speeding across the lake aboard catamarans and hydrofoils, or choose one of the leisurely ferries that meander through the lake and mountain scenery at a more holiday-like pace.

Why book a summer holiday in Riva with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Riva's best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Riva include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

  • No. of rooms: 94
  • No. of floors: 4
  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

A tourist tax of approx. €2.50 per person per day is payable locally. 


Comfort Rooms are about 20m² and sleep two people.

Family Comfort Rooms are about 25m² and sleep three to four people (extra bed is a double sofa bed). These rooms are available on request, please call to book. 

Single Comfort Rooms are about 15m². 

Comfort Rooms for sole use are also available.

All rooms have:

  • Air-conditioning (mid-June to mid-September)
  • TV
  • Shower stall
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe


Please let us know about any accessibility requirements at the time of booking.

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • No. of steps into property: 10
  • Access ramp: No
  • Accessible rooms are available on request, please call to book.
  • Airport transfer time: approx. 1 hour 45 mins by coach Verona airport.
  • 200 metres to the centre of Riva
  • 200 metres to the lakeside
  • 40 metres to the nearest bus stop
  • 750 metres to the ferry point

Hotel Facilities

  • Outdoor pool and sunbathing terrace in the hotel gardens (usually open from May to September)
  • Pool towels are available free of charge
  • Spa with large indoor pool, sauna, kneipp bath, whirlpool and Turkish bath (payable locally approx. €25 per person per day)
  • Spa treatments (payable locally)
  • Garden
  • Fitness room
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking (payable locally, €10 per day - must be booked)
Family Facilities

Cots are available on request for approx. €10 per day, payable locally. 


Enjoy a buffet breakfast each morning in the bright dining room or outside on the terrace where you'll have views of the garden and pool. You'll have various options including fresh pastries, cereal, fruit, jams, yoghurt, cheeses, cold cuts and scrambled eggs. To drink you'll have a choice of coffee, teas and fruit juices.

Restaurant 1910 is the hotels à la carte restaurant and is open for dinner (bookable & payable locally). 

Liberty Cafè & Bar opens throughout the day and is ideal for a morning coffee, light lunch or to sample some of the region's famous wines.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Please let us know about any dietary requirements at the time of booking. 

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17/07/2024 - 3 nights
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Grand Hotel Liberty
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