Hotel Antico Borgo

  • Lake Garda, Italy, Riva

  • 4

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Hotel Antico Borgo is right in the historic centre of Riva. You’ll find it tucked away on one of the cobbled streets and the town’s bars, shops and restaurants are literally on its doorstep. The hotel’s got a modern feel with trendy public areas and minimalist rooms. Head to the dining room each morning for a great spread – the breakfast is mostly continental but eggs, sausage and bacon are available and sometimes you’ll find pancakes. Fill up before you head out for the day to explore Riva. Speak to the friendly staff before you go and they’ll make excellent recommendations of what to see and where to go. A roof terrace has some loungers and comfy seating so grab a drink and head up there to enjoy views over the town.

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 45 mins by coach from Verona airport.

Added value

Inghams rep based in resort

Flights and airport transfers included

  • No. of rooms: 61
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 3
  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

Resort tourist tax of approx. €2.50, payable locally. 


Standard Twin Rooms sleep up to three adults or two adults and two children (extra bed is a double sofa bed) and have air conditioning, TV, safe, hairdryer and walk-in shower. These rooms are small and comfortable. A minibar is available on request (payable locally). Rooms with a balcony are available for a supplement.

Junior Suites offer plenty of space with a relaxing seating area and private balcony. They measure around 28m² and can sleep up to three adults or two adults and two children (extra bed is a double sofa bed).

Rooms for sole use are available on request, please call to book.

Please note that the hotel is situated in the historical centre, so views from many of the rooms will be of the surrounding buildings and the hotel's internal courtyard.

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

This hotel may not be suitable for guests with walking difficulties due to stairs in the public areas.


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.

Activities by (and on) the lake

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.

  • Panoramic roof terrace with sun loungers
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Public parking 250 metres away (payable locally)
  • Cots are available on request for approx. €10 per night, payable locally. 

Enjoy a varied buffet breakfast each morning with bacon, sausages, eggs cooked to order and special dishes on occasion such as pancakes. Dinner is waiter service with a four course set menu with both regional and international dishes to choose from and a seasonal salad bar.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarians

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

Longitude: 10.8404879
Latitude: 45.8906162

  • Central location in the pedestrianised centre of Riva
  • 150 metres to nearest bus stop
  • 300 metres to the ferry departure point
  • 200 metres to the lakeside 

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per person from £739
Includes £30pp discount
05/10/2024 - 7 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
Bed & Breakfast
Hotel Antico Borgo
Lake Garda, Riva
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