Hotel Villa Nicolli Romantic Resort

  • Lake Garda, Italy, Riva

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The Villa Nicolli's such a romantic place for a couple's getaway. The Nicolli family have been running the hotel for years and really try to make you feel as welcome as possible. The rooms are fresh and modern with a unique style and the hotel's slightly out of the centre of town so has a really peaceful atmosphere.

Riva's romantic summer getaway

The gardens are stunning; having them right on your doorstep means you can nip out for some fresh air or an atmospheric evening stroll whenever you like. The hotel is adults only so you'll be able to relax by the pool or wind down in the spa without too much hustle and bustle going on around you. They've recently renovated the public areas of the hotel so you can enjoy fantastic views of the vineyard from the restaurant where you can end the day with a delicious Italian meal and a bottle of wine from their extensive wine list. Pre-dinner, make sure you head to the bar for an aperitivo, which is filled with light from the giant windows that look out onto the pool and gardens. We look forward to seeing you there!

Added value

Free use of hotel's city bikes

Honeymoon offer: bottle of sparkling wine (proof of marriage is required)

Trentino Guest Card app

All holidays include flights from the UK and transfers

24/7 support & tailored advice from our local resort team


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 walking 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 walking 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 hotel rooms: 57
  • No. of buildings: 2
  • No. of floors: 4
  • Official rating: 4


Romantic Twin Rooms are about 23m² and sleep up to two people. 

Junior Suites are more spacious at about 30-40m² and sleep up to three people. They have a lounge area.

Romantic Twin Rooms for sole use are available on request for a supplement, please call to book.

All rooms have:

  • Balcony
  • Air-conditioning
  • TV
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Shower stall
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe

General Information

  • The hotel has a separate annexe building 10 metres from the main building, where some of the rooms are located

Local fees and taxes

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


  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No
  • Accessible rooms are available on request, please call to book
  • The annexe does not have a lift
  • Airport transfer time: approx. 1 hour 45 minutes from Verona airport.
  • 500 metres to resort centre
  • 1.2 kilometres to the ferry departure point
  • 400 metres to the lakefront
  • 100 metres to the nearest bus stop

Modern spa facilities

The hotel has a lovely modern spa with:

  • Indoor salt water pool
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Salt grotto
  • Sensory showers
  • Panoramic relaxation room
  • Massages and beauty treatments (bookable and payable locally)

Hotel Facilities

  • Outdoor and indoor pools
  • Free pool towels available
  • E-bikes available to rent in resort (payable locally)
  • Peaceful garden
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking Garage (payable locally)

Please note, this is an adults only hotel (minimum age 16 years).


For breakfast you'll have a hot and cold buffet which runs until 10.30am. Our favourite part of the week is Sunday breakfast where you can treat yourself to smoked salmon and champagne!

For dinner you'll be served a four course Italian evening meal with several choices. The hotel has a great selection of wines which will be the perfect accompaniment to your food. The restaurant has lovely views of the vineyard at the back of the hotel. The dress code in the restaurant is smart casual, so make sure you spruce yourself up before dinner!

The hotel also has a 'Stube' restaurant which is a cosy small dining area, with just four tables, serving up delicious gourmet food (not included in half board, payable locally).

  • No of restaurants: 1

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
  • Dairy Free

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

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18/09/2024 - 3 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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Hotel Villa Nicolli Romantic Resort
Lake Garda, Riva
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