Very Bare Bones
Posted Sep 10, 2014 on Hotels
The cost was inexpensive, so I guess we only got what we paid for. Being a foreign country, we didn't know what to expect for what we paid. The hotel is bare bones “one clean bed”. Toni at the front desk was very helpful and pleasant, but when he was not there Monica was useless. From what we saw, we're not so sure the other hotels would have been any better, so for that reason, I'd sort of recommend it. On Tuesdays there is a flee market that stretches for about a mile. It was difficult to get out of the hotel front door for the crowds and our our window was one floor above it. It you are a city dweller the noise of the night traffic and the adjacent outdoor cafes won't bother you. Actually its easier to sleep through the constant din than an intermittent one. The hotel was not awful, but not great either. Desenzano and Lake Garda? Absolutely stunning! Recommend you take the fast ferry to Riva, return. The ticket office is nearby. I say return because those seemingly sleeply little villages that the ferry visits, have busy traffic chaos behind them that you'd have to ride through. We made the mistake of taking the ferry one way, and the bus back (bus took twice as long). Simeone nearby is worth a bus ride if you don't use the ferry. If you are unsure about going to Lake Garda, don't be. Enjoy!