Excellent accommodation, bus ride to centre
Posted Aug 22, 2016
Not having been to Sirmione before, we were surprised how big it was and that a bus or taxi ride was required to get to the most lively area at the tip of the peninsula. At a guess, it's about 2 or 3 miles, probably a 5 minute bus/taxi ride. There are some restaurants and shops near the hotel, but it is not the main tourist area of Sirmione.
The hotel itself is fantastic. We stayed in one of the family apartments which is across the road from the main hotel. It was newly refurbished and had plenty of space. We were on the first floor. The main room contained a king size bed, a bunk bed, table and chairs and wardrobe plus TV. There was a small kitchenette with fridge and hob in the next room and then came the bathroom. This contained a shower/basin/toilet/b-day. The only downside was that the toilet was too close to the back of the shower so it was a bit of a squash when sitting on the toilet! Apart from that, excellent facilities.
The hotel has a reasonable sized swimming pool surrounded by loungers and tables/chairs. It is surrounded by a high wall (no view). There is also a bar nearby which serves drinks and light snacks (croissants/crisps etc). The hotel staff were very accommodating and polite and couldn't be more helpful when we enquired about tourist attractions etc. Breakfast was very good with a selection of cheese, meats, tomatoes, croissants, bread, poached and boiled eggs, cakes, tea/coffee/juice.
We found several supermarkets in the near vicinity.