- 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 3 nights.
Bars & Restaurants
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
Max 2 Adults
Prestige Rooms are modern and refined, comfortably decorated with warm colours and a balcony located on the 3rd and 4th floors.
Based on 894 traveller reviews
96% of travellers recommended this hotel
What to expect
Feb 12 2020
Wonderful hotel with most helpful, efficient and friendly staff. Accommodation superb and spotlessly clean. Entertainment in evening very enjoyable and relaxing at poolside while listening to live...
Wonderful hotel with most helpful, efficient and friendly staff. Accommodation superb and spotlessly clean. Entertainment in evening very enjoyable and relaxing at poolside while listening to live music so special. Pool and loungers kept immaculate at all times. Restaurant food incredible especially Chef Special every evening. Cooked breakfast was available for guests with an early departure time. Hotel mini bus also available for those requiring such service.
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“ Lovely hotel. Excellent service.
Shrina S, United Kingdom
Oct 12 2019
Two weeks ago we had the pleasure of staying in Kristal Palace Hotel on a tour by RivieraTravel. I chose this Grand Hotel from reading unbiased independent reviews here, so I want to share my...
Two weeks ago we had the pleasure of staying in Kristal Palace Hotel on a tour by RivieraTravel. I chose this Grand Hotel from reading unbiased independent reviews here, so I want to share my wonderful experience.
Firstly the hotel is maintained at a high standard. It???s clean, fresh and tastefully decorated. The rooms are medium sized with a balcony and a very good en-suite bathroom.
The rooftop pool / bar area has stunning views of the lake and mountains. It???s lovely having breakfast there. Some days they have a guitarist playing at breakfast time. We were lucky we had the pleasure of Alla Seala who played in the style of Tommy Emanuel excellently.
The courteous service offered by every staff is so welcoming. I especially wish to thank the dining staff for their hard work in making our dining experience enjoyable. Special mention to Mr.Massimo the head dining staff member. He has a good sense of humour and a pleasant manner.
The hotel is about 20 minutes walking distance along the lakeside to the old town. There are shops and a supermarket close by. The old town is lovely but if you wish to explore a more beautiful old town and surroundings, a visit to Malcesine is a must.
We spent a day in Verona. This city is one of the most beautiful city in Italy. You have got to keep to the ???Old Town??? district. It has many old buildings steeped in history. We had a very knowledgable scholar in Mr.Andrea as a guide. For me Verona came alive with his enthusiasm and knowledge of the city. We were told that the Old City of Verona is now classed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The other must do trip in Garda is to go to the Dolomites. Our tour organised it and it is an experience you won???t forget. For independent travellers they must find a way to see the Dolomites it???s worth the wonder. It???s spectacular.
I love the Italian Lake Districts. I have so far visited all of the major Lakes and Lake Garda tops it all.
Lastly I must add that this is my 4th trip with Riviera Travel and they have been of high standard in every aspect. From booking to the trips and accommodations.
On this trip a special mention to our tour representative/ guide Mr. Gian- Luca. He was caring, kind, patient and soft spoken. A perfect person for this job. Very knowledgable too.
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