Hotel Kristal Palace


Italian Lakes, Lake Garda

4 * Bed and Breakfast Swimming Pool
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  • Panoramic roof terrace with rooftop swimming pool, restaurant and cocktail bar
  • 10-15 minute walk to the centre of Riva

The stylish Hotel Kristal Palace is located in a quiet residential area, only a three-minute walk from the lakefront and a further ten minutes to the old town centre of Riva along the lake. The guest rooms and public areas are beautifully furnished with Bisazza mosaics, white marble from Carrara, 'Louis Ghost' chairs by Kartell and many other contemporary furniture accessories.

The breathtaking panoramic roof terrace features the heated swimming pool, whirlpool and large private sun terrace that overlooks the lake and nearby mountains which are dotted with olive groves. During the summer, the Sky Bar and gourmet Sky Restaurant located on the roof terrace, are the perfect place for a romantic evening; enjoy a cocktail whilst watching the sun setting over the lake, with music from the piano bar. The refined and elegant à la carte 'Live Restaurant' serves seasonal, modern Mediterranean cuisine, where the chefs pay special attention to using the local produce and specialities from Lake Garda and the Trentino region.

The hotel has 58 rooms (official rating 4 star) Minimum stay 7 nights.



Bars & Restaurants

'Live' Restaurant

Included With: Half Board

Open 7.30am - 10.30am, 12pm - 2pm and 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Located on the ground floor, this open-plan kitchen serves quality Mediterranean and international cuisine with only a glass wall separating the chefs to it's diners. Guests can enjoy authentic flavours accompanied with fine wines with the luxury of live piano music being played in the background.

Sky Bar

Open until 11.30pm during the summer months

Perfect for a refreshing daytime drink, an aperitivo before dinner and a cocktail accompanied with live music to finish of the day, all whilst enjoying the breathtaking views. 

Sky Restaurant

Open 9am - 11am (08 May to 22 September) and 12pm - 2pm

Situated on the roof terrace with views over the lake and surrounding mountains, guests can enjoy lunch on the terrace or an easy breakfast consisting of an assortment of sweet and savoury food, cheeses, cold meats, fresh fruit, yoghurts, pastries and fresh bread.

Beach & Pools

Swimming Pool

Heated rooftop outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool. Pool towels provided

Activities & Entertainment

Sports & Activities

The hotel has a small fitness room, complimentary bike hire, yoga lessons and a complimentary weekly trekking experience.

Parking & Shuttle


Complimentary parking in garage.

Shuttle service

Shuttle service to Riva del Garda centre.

About the location

Riva del Garda is the northernmost town on Lake Garda and oozes Italian charm, with an historic old town full of winding passageways and a glamorous lakefront promenade.

The atmospheric central square – Piazza III Novembre – is the beating heart of the town, bustling with local boutiques and crowned by the 13th-century Torre Apponale, which offers breathtaking views of the lake from its 100-foot-high terrace. There’s plenty more to see and do, including visiting the fortified town museum and taking a stroll along the picturesque promenade. The town has a great laid-back vibe, and you’ll find many locals and visitors indulging in some downtime by enjoying gelato at the lake’s edge, or perusing some of the quaint shops dotted around the streets. 

Thanks to the prime position at Lake Garda’s northern end, visitors can access several pretty towns nearby, including Torbole and Malcesine. The breezy waterside location also means that Riva del Garda is ideal for watersports, with windsurfing being a popular pastime here.

Transfer Time

The hotel is 1 hour 5 minutes from Verona. Return private transfers included. To change your transfers or book car hire instead, simply call us once you’ve completed your booking.
Prestige Room

Max 2 Adults

Prestige Rooms are modern and refined, comfortably decorated with warm colours and a balcony located on the 3rd and 4th floors.

Size: 24m²

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Tripadvisor review Sep 26 2023
We stayed here in August and it was without the doubt the best holiday we have had. As mentioned on other reviews the rooms could do with updating, however they were clean and the bed was comfortable...
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Outstanding, Amazing!!

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Tripadvisor review Sep 17 2023
Just returned from a week here, sad to leave! Hotel is spotless, rooms good and beds very comfortable. We were lucky to receive a free upgrade on arrival, possibly for my husbands upcoming...
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