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Hotel Europa

  • Lake Garda, Italy, Riva

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In the heart of Riva's historic centre and amongst the brightly coloured buildings reminiscent of the Cinque Terre is the fabulous Hotel Europa. The hotel's vibrant periwinkle exterior stands out even with the surrounding buildings of peach and yellow hues and offers unrivaled views of the harbour front and direct access to the town. Maintaining a sense of tranquility even with its location, the decor of the Europa is simple yet stylish. Hues of gold, tan and cream are used throughout the spacious bedrooms creating a peaceful and relaxing aesthetic. The restaurant in which evening dinners are served has stunning panoramic views of the harbour with floor to ceiling windows. The exquisite views combined with the twinkle of fairy lights and candles creates a truly romantic atmosphere and the fabulous gastronomy on offer is not to be missed. The chefs at Europa pride themselves on their use of local ingredients including infused olive oils, fish platters and antipasti bought from the market that very morning. 

Atop the roof of the Europa is a glorious haven of relaxation in the form of their small, heated pool and sun terrace. Sun loungers and parasols are at your disposal and this makes the perfect spot to spend a sunny afternoon taking in the sunshine over the lake with the mountains beyond. There is also a Turkish bath which is the ideal treat for any weary limbs after a day of exploring the lakefront and beyond. 

Riva itself is a spectacular town with a lot to offer and being at the northernmost point of the lake is home to a variety of water sports. The mountainous terrain brings with it a refreshing but sometimes powerful alpine wind creating the perfect conditions for the likes of kite surfing, sailing and paddleboarding with the latter being an excellent 'outside-the-box' means of taking in the scenery. There are also some wonderful walking trails available for all abilities as the town itself is on a flat whilst the likes of Monte Brione make for an incredibly rewarding challenge for avid ramblers. There is also a 4 kilometer walk on the Bisatte-Tempesta path which is suspended over the mountainside and upon arriving in Tempesta (shuttles do run if the walk proves difficult) and gorgeous adventure and nature park awaits you. 

Exploring other resorts on the lake is easy with the ferry port of Riva just a few steps away from the hotel. From here you can purchase tickets to travel all over whether you want to spend the day taste testing every gelato shop in Limone, climbing the castle steps in Malcesine or taking in the incredible turquoise waters of Peschiera

Added value

Free use of the hotel's bicycles (subject to availability)

Honeymoon & Anniversary Offer: Complimentary bottle of sparkling wine

Rooms

  • No. of rooms: 61
  • No. of buildings: 2
  • No. of floors: 4
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 15
  • Annex:
  • Official rating: 4

Rooms at the Hotel Europa are decorated in a simple yet stylish manner with tones of tan, gold and cream throughout. Renovated in 2006, all rooms including the following:

Standard room (sleeps 2-3) 

Standard room with lake view (sleeps 2) 

Single room available at a supplement 

All rooms have the following amenities: 

  • Air Conditioning 
  • LCD TV with international channels
  • WiFi 
  • Electronic safe
  • Bathrooms with bath or shower all decorated in marble 
  • Hairdryer 

 

Bedroom facilities

  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Hairdryer
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Tea or coffee making facilities
  • Wireless internet

Accessibility

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

Meals

A varied and plentiful continental breakfast buffet is available each morning with hot options as well as freshly brewed coffees, teas and locally sourced fruit juices. 

The evening dinner service takes place in the breath-taking panorama restaurant with floor to ceiling windows giving you unrivaled views of the harbour, mountains and beyond. Dinner is comprised of three courses with a selection of choices from local delicacies such as game ragu to dishes taking influence from the south of Italy such as fritti di mare platters, arancini and of course desserts with lashings of fresh cream. 

A weekly gala dinner is also put on with a free aperitivo on the panorama terrace so you can toast to your time in Riva as the sun sets behind the lake.

  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Smart/casual

  • Breakfast service:

    Buffet

  • Dinner service:

    Waiter

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Riva

Riva is the main resort at the northern end of Lake Garda and boasts superb scenery, elegant parks and a long lakeside promenade. It has many fine buildings, especially around the colourful Piazza Tre Novembre and the 12th Century La Rocca castle dominates the waterfront. In the cobbled streets of the old town you will find an excellent variety of shops, attractive terrace cafés, bars and restaurants. The large, clean, white pebble beach is popular for lake bathing. Stroll along the lake to Torbole and explore other lakeside villages by ferry on your holiday in Riva.

 

 

Things to do in resort

  • Walking
  • Watersports

In the cobbled streets of the old town you will find an excellent variety of shops, attractive terrace cafés, bars and restaurants as well as excellent Riva hotels. The large, clean, white pebble beach is popular for lake bathing. And you will be able to stroll along the lake to Torbole and explore other lakeside villages by ferry.

You can also attend the Verona Opera.

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 10.839386
  • Latitude: 45.89407
  • Distance to City Centre: 50

For more information on travel and transport visit our Riva page

Excursions

FREE EXCURSION | Pre-book 3 excursions per person and receive Verona* full day FREE.

Please note: Only one Verona opera booking per person can be counted towards your 3 excursions.

PRE-BOOKABLE EXCURSIONS 2019

Verona Opera - Jun to Sept - please visit our Opera information page for booking details and prices

Wine Tour from £48 Thursdays only
11.00am - 6.20pm
Spend the day sipping some of the finest wines of the Veneto and Trentino regions in the sunshine. Discover the secrets of wine making and enjoy a small snack with a selection of full bodied fresh, refreshing whites and vibrant rose.

Tour of Lake Garda from £48 Wednesdays and Fridays 
8.40am - 6.50pm 
Explore the resorts of Lake Garda with one of our fantastic tours. Take a coach down the famous Gardesana road and cruise the crystalline waters on a boat trip to resorts with time for shopping, sight seeing and lunch.

Dolomites from £53 Mondays and Fridays 
8.20am - 6.10pm  
Drive through the scenic South Tyrol right through to Pass Pordoi and immerse yourself in the vibrant countryside of the Dolomites. Stop for a drink at one of the Refugio's or explore the flora and fauna on foot during this guided tour.

Venice Classic from £70 Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 
7.30am - 8.50pm 
This spectacular guided tour offers you a full day in the rich and decadent city of Venice. Including coach and water taxi transfers, our tour leader will guide you through the sights and on a gondola (optional and payable locally) before you enjoy free time to explore this enchanting city at your own pace.

Venice Special from £75 Wednesdays only
8.20am - 00.40am 
An extended version of our exceptionally popular classic tour, this package gives you extra time in the magical city of Venice as well as a trip on a motorboat to visit the Laguna islands.

Verona Classic from £43 Tuesdays and Fridays
8.20am - 6.15pm
Visit one of Italy's most popular citta d'Arte and traverse this spectacular medieval city which is home to the Roman Ampitheatre, Juliet's balcony and the stunning Via Mazzini.

Bookable Locally

Milan from £59 Thursdays only
7.35am - 7.45pm
Take the coach down to the cobbled streets of Milan and spend the day immersing yourself in the stunning architecture of this industrial city.

 

**Please note that we act at all times as a selling agent for the suppliers. All excursions require minimum numbers to run and subject to change. Prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. See terms & conditions.** 

Facilities

Restaurant and Bars

The onsite restaurant at the Hotel Europa has spectacular panoramic views of Lake Garda and the surrounding mountains as well as exquisite cuisine created daily by chefs. From the fresh pastries at breakfast to incredible dinners of fresh fish and recipes taking influence from the top to the toe of Italy's boot, there is truly something here for everyone. Dietary needs and requests can be catered for, please remember to make us aware at the time of booking.

The lounge bar which sprawls out onto the lake front terrace is well known for its cocktail list and superb selection of wines stemming from the vineyards of Torri del Benaco and Peschiera as well as the Trentino region known for its deep reds and refreshing rose. 

Pools and Beaches 

Tucked away on the rooftop of the Hotel Europa is a gorgeous relaxation area which is home to a small, heated pool and sun loungers with parasols providing the perfect spot for relaxing in the sun with the gentle mountain breeze for company. A steam room with essential oils and Turkish bath is also available in the hotel at a local charge.

There are a number of man made beaches scattered throughout the craggy coastline of Lake Garda and some of the most stunning can be found in the north. Pini beach is named for the pine trees which line its crystalline shores and offers various bars, cafes, playgrounds for children and a dedicated area for water sports such as wind surfing and kite surfing.

Miralago beach is much quieter but just as beautiful with a pebbled beach, pine trees and a floating offshore platform ideal for sunbathing or sitting to read a book and forgetting the world.

Local Fees and Taxes

  • Tourist tax payable locally directly to hotel.

Family Facilities

  • Cots & Linen
  • Highchairs in restaurant

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Hotel Europa
Riva, Lake Garda,Half Board
03/06/2020 - 3 nights
3 adults
From London Stansted
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