Tucked away in the rolling hills of picturesque Tuscany lies the astoundingly beautiful Riva del Sole Resort & Spa.
The hotel is perched on top of a hill, with a breathtaking panoramic view of the surrounding Tuscan countryside. From the moment you walk through the door, you’ll know that you have entered a place of ultimate relaxation and comfort.
Its commitment to luxury is evident in every aspect of the resort, from the world-class cuisine to the impeccable service provided by the attentive staff.
It comes as no surprise then that this hotel was recently chosen as a winner of the prestigious Luxury Lifestyle Awards in the category of Best Luxury Design Hotel in Tuscany, Italy 2023.
Established in the 1960s, Riva del Sole Resort & Spa has recently undergone major renovations as well as a restyling intervention that has enhanced its identity and philosophy.
Overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, the resort’s privileged location, combined with designer Eva Khoury’s inspiration has resulted in a truly luxurious experience.
Located in the enchanting Maremma pine forests, rolling hills and lush seaside of Tuscany, this beautiful retreat is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
As soon as you arrive you feel like you’ve been transported to a magical world of romance, relaxation and adventure. You’ll appreciate the stunning views of the crystal blue waters and Mediterranean sunsets as you sip your favorite Italian wine on the terrace.
The first thing guests notice upon arrival is the style and sophistication of the hotel. Its architecture is blended with pine trees surrounding the hotel. Attention to detail is evident throughout the property both inside and out.
The grounds and gardens are lush and vibrant. The courtyard is lined with stately cypress trees, and there are terraces and balconies on every floor where guests can take in the soft breeze of the sea.
The interior of the hotel is just as stunning, with stylish furniture, elegant decor and modern amenities. Upon entering the hotel, guests are welcomed into an inviting lobby filled with natural light.
There are comfortable sofas and armchairs scattered throughout. And after a long day by the sea, guests can relax in the restful piano bar area with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.
The hotel offers a variety of accommodation options, ranging from cozy rooms, suites or villas. Each room is tastefully decorated with a contemporary design that is seamlessly fused with tasteful touches such as local artwork and wooden furniture.
They come with modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and WiFi. The custom beds with luxury linen and pillows are super comfortable and perfect after a busy day of swimming or exploring. The rooms also come with private balconies.
The hotel’s main restaurant serves traditional Tuscan cuisine and Italian favorites as well as a few contemporary dishes, with a focus on fresh, local ingredients that are sure to tantalize your taste buds.
The food is always fresh and flavorful and the wine list is extensive, with a selection of local and international labels. The restaurant also offers a wide range of desserts and cocktails, making it a great place to end your day.
In addition, the hotel has a poolside café and a seaside bar, which serves light snacks and drinks throughout the day while watching the waves caressing the sandy seashore.
The second restaurant serves up delicious Italian dishes prepared with the freshest local ingredients. The menu includes everything from classic pasta dishes to wood-fired pizzas and grilled fish and meats which can be enjoyed on the terrace alfresco or inside. Room service is available throughout the resort, should you prefer to stay in.
The hotel’s spa is a must if you feel like pampering yourself after a long day at the beach.
The spa offers a variety of signature treatments and services, including massage, facial, and body treatments. It has a heated indoor pool, sauna, and steam room. Guests can further enjoy the state-of-the-art fitness center, complete with a wide range of equipment.
The hotel’s swimming pool is a great way to cool off after a day of exploring. The pool is heated, making it ideal for swimming in colder days.
There is also a bar, so you can enjoy a refreshing drink while looking out to the sea.
When not enjoying the hotel’s private beach, it offers a range of activities to keep you entertained. There is a water sports center, a mini club, a tennis court, a mini golf course and numerous biking and walking trails.
Guests can also take cooking classes, go horseback riding, take part in wine tastings and yoga classes.
Images courtesy of Luxury Lifestyle Awards