Great location, but could do with redecoration
Posted Jul 17, 2012
We were very happy with the location of the hotel. The hotel is near the centre, but not right in the centre, so is easy to walk to anywhere, but not noisy.
We had lakeside rooms on the 2nd floor - with a good view - but a little on the small side. Good bathroom with shower and WC, and air con worked fine.
Hotel does need redecoration and is a little shabby in places.
Staff were helpful and friendly, but could have been more knowledgeable about local tourist information.
Breakfasts are fine and typical continental type - always fresh fruit, cakes, toast, cheese/ham etc. I never worked out the egg boiler...
Sun deck on outside front on first floor - OK, with spa pool.
However, was a little disappointed because it does say on Expedia that there is a swimming pool on site - and there isn't. Expedia also mentions a bathrobe, complimentary water and a complimentary newspaper - i didn't see any of these.
Do visit - Isolda del Garda, the botanic gardens in Gardone and the market in Bardolino.
Don't bother with Malcesine and cable car up Monte Baldo - it was very crowded. we bought a ticket for the castle and the cable car - castle was good, but the queue for the cable car was so long, there was no way we could use the ticket and get the boat back.