Hotel Rivalago in Sulzano, Italy.

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.

Hotel Rivalago in Sulzano, Italy.

A small family run hotel, it’s neither too large nor too small. You immediately feel at home when you’re welcomed by the friendly and courteous staff at their small front desk. Hotel Rivalago in Sulzano, Italy.

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.

Hotel Rivalago in Sulzano, Italy.

Hotel Rivalago in Sulzano, Italy.

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.

Hotel Rivalago in Sulzano, Italy.

Hotel Rivalago in Sulzano, Italy.

Hotel Rivalago in Sulzano, Italy.

Hotel Rivalago in Sulzano, Italy.

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?

Hotel Rivalago in Sulzano, Italy.

Hotel Rivalago in Sulzano, Italy.

Hotel Rivalago in Sulzano, Italy.

Hotel Rivalago in Sulzano, Italy.

Hotel Rivalago in Sulzano, Italy.

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 in Sulzano, Italy.

Hotel Rivalago in Sulzano, Italy.

Hotel Rivalago in Sulzano, Italy.

Hotel Rivalago in Sulzano, Italy.

Hotel Rivalago in Sulzano, Italy.

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.

Hotel Rivalago
Via Luigi Cadorna, 7, 25058 Sulzano Brescia, Italy
+39 030 985011
http://www.rivalago.com/ 


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* Disclosure ā€“ My stay at the Rivalogo Hotel was complimentary, courtesy of Brescia Tourism. Any opinions expressed are entirely my own. 

Founder of cherylhoward.com. Canadian in Berlin. Frequent traveller now at 43 countries and counting.

19 Comments

  1. I stayed in this hotel last year some nights with my wife. I 100% agree with what Cheryl is writing. I would like to add that the breakfast was exellent and the prices are reasonable.
    The view from the room is really stunning.

  2. I totally agree, the Rivalago is a very special place in a simply stunning setting, I’ve been organising a painting holiday there for over six years and every year it only gets better.

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