Punta Ala is an ideal venue for a coastal vacation with all the facilities which might reasonably be expected, but with the added benefit of being within easy driving distance of some of the most remarkable hilltop towns in Italy.
It would be difficult to find fault in the hotel facilities, but it is only right to particularly note the key highlights of the hotel, which includes the extremely diligent, helpful and attentive staff, high standard of the food offer and the relaxation afforded by all the Public Areas, such as the piano bar, pool terraces and gardens.
We will return.
I compare this to Italian East coast hotels (we stayed for three nights at San Benedetto del Tronto on the same trip), and what strikes me most is that Riva del Sole has a private well maintained beach where residents of hotel don't have to pay anything for sunbeds and umbrellas (opposed to 25 eauro per one sunbed per day in San Benedetto regardless of the fact that they call it "hotel's private beach"). Riva del Sole also has a big territory what feels to be in the middle of the forest. Their children't pool is really nice and surrounded by a circle of large pine trees providing shade all day long, there is also a nice large playground next to the pool.
On the negative side, our room was a bit on the older side (I heard hotel has some modern recently rrnovated rooms, but those were all sold out at the time we booked). And hotel's staff speak very little English (I speak of front desk people in particular) - this was a bit strange for a hotel.
Overall we had a really nice experience and will definitely recommend this hotel.
Maria from Moscow/New York
175 rooms in the 4 star hotel with aircondition, satellite TV, telephone, safe, WLAN, minibar. All rooms with terrace or …More