Being a long time traveller and now travel writer, I’ve stayed in a lot of hostels, hotels and rental flats. Over time, they all become a bit of a blur with none really standing out more than another.
But now there’s a certain hotel, that I can’t get out of my mind. It’s beautiful, peaceful and inviting. One one night there was not enough and I find myself yearning to return. Maybe it’s because I like pretty things, romantic places and being treated like a princess. And who doesn’t like that?
So which hotel was able to capture my heart? Hotel Rivalago in Sulzano, Italy which rests on the shores of Lake Iseo.
There’s also a cozy lounge area where you can eat a meal, use the Internet and borrow a book from their little library. Had I more time there, I would have curled up in a chair and read for a while.
My room was tastefully decorated with neutral tones and pastel colours. It was feminine, chic and accented nicely with cute throw pillows and a patterned chair. I especially loved the soft white terry cloth robe, which I wore while standing on my terrace drinking prosecco. Yes indeed, life was good at that exact moment.
Then there was those unforgettable views of Lake Iseo from my terrace. Can you now see why it was so tough to leave Hotel Rivalago?
As if the inside wasn’t lovely enough, the outdoor eating and pool areas were stunning. Imagine having breakfast here while watching the early morning sunrise!
Hotel Rivalago is perfect for someone (like me) looking for solitude and inspiration, a couple wanting a romantic getaway or discerning travellers looking for a refined hotel experience in Lake Iseo.
Tips – be sure to book ahead during high season so you can get a room with a view of the lake. While my room had a small terrace, other ones have larger ones complete with lounge chairs. Wifi’s available, but is painfully slow. Cars and boats are also available for rent.
Via Luigi Cadorna, 7, 25058 Sulzano Brescia, Italy
+39 030 985011
* Disclosure – My stay at the Rivalogo Hotel was complimentary, courtesy of Brescia Tourism. Any opinions expressed are entirely my own.