Lido Palace *****
With a glorious and fascinating history, the Lido Palace opened in 1899 in Riva del Garda, the most picturesque corner of Lake Garda, with the aim of making the town the private Riviera of the Kaiser at the time of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In the following years, the hotel hosted royals and nobles from across Europe, including King Vittorio Emanuele and Queen Elena of Italy after the region became part of Italy at the end of the first world war. The hotel operated for most of the 20th century but by the 1990’s had begun to deteriorate. The redesign and renovation project was entrusted to the architect Alberto Cecchetto, whose work won the Ischia International Prize for Architecture. The new life of this jewel of Italian architecture thus began in 2011, where the new installations artfully integrate with the 19th century gardens, with cedar, cypress, yew and palm trees. Today, the garden contains the indoor and outdoor swimming pools, the massage area, the Spa, and the Fitness centre, which exalt the natural wellbeing bestowed by the lake and mountains all around. Today, more than ever, the Lido Palace is an exclusive property for an idyllic stay in one of the most spectacularly beautiful corners of Italy.
The 1500 square meters of the Spa CXI at the Lido Palace contain an outdoor swimming pool, an indoor swimming pool, a natural solarium, a Jacuzzi, a Mediterranean bath, a tepid bath, a Finnish sauna, a steam bath, sensation showers, a salt room, a gym and a relaxation corner with herbal teas. Among the most exclusive services are the “Seven Ceremonies”, inspired by seven rituals from around the world, and the Ritual Suite, a private area for couples. The menu of treatments and massages for the face and body is vast, and includes anti-aging treatments.
The Lido Palace offers various types of accommodation to suite your stay. They range from the Single Room to the Comfort Room with lake views, and from the double Premier and De Luxe to the Suites: the Junior Suite with lake view, the Executive Junior Suite and the exclusive Baldo Suite of 120 square meters, with a separate lounge, two bathrooms, a sun terrace and a bath in the bedroom. All accommodation has climate control, satellite TV, a desk, a minibar, free Wi-Fi internet connection and a bag for the Spa with a gown and slippers.
On the “bow” of the boat-shaped property, facing the lake, the Re della Busa restaurant of the Lido Palace has a panoramic terrace and serves haute cuisine that features sea and lake fish dishes and traditional recipes with a modern twist, accompanied by an excellent selection of local and national wines. With a more informal atmosphere, the Tremani Bistro serves Mediterranean cuisine and light lunches, ideal for visitors to the spa.
The hotel's facilities and services include:
Riva del Garda offers much in the way of outdoor activities and cultural visits, for nature lovers or those who want to stroll through the quaint centres of the lakeside towns, explore the area by bicycle, venture out into the mountains, rent a boat or even try water sports on Italy’s biggest lake. The Gardaland theme park is great fun for all the family, but for those who enjoy more cultural visits, Verona is without doubt worth the short drive. The city of the Venetian Republic is Unesco World Heritage and offers monuments such as the Roman Arena that hosts operas, or perhaps even more famous among tourists, Juliette’s balcony. Other sites of historic and cultural interest include Piazza Erbe, the Basilica of San Zeno, and Palazzo del Podestà.A little further away is Mantua, another beautiful city full of monuments, from Pallazzo Te to Piazza delle Erbe and the Torri ai ponti.
€ 1.30 per day for guests over 14 years of age.
Number of rooms accessible for persons with disabilities : 1
Wireless internet access
Restaurants in the vicinity
Indoor swimming pool
Free car parking