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The Secret Garden (Relais Il Giardino Segreto)

Via Curiel 2, 25015 Desenzano Del Garda, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014
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Toronto, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

In looking for a B&B on Lake Garda, our primary considerations were to find very comfortable accommodation in case of inclement weather and a location easily accessible by public transit. Most importantly, we look very carefully at comments about the host as it speaks volumes about the accommodation. And we were very pleased on all counts with our four nights... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I spent the last week end at Desenzano del Garda with my wife, between all Hotels around we choose the small relais The Secret Garden just to try a new experience. Small house, run by the same owners, few guests only and a family environment. The most pleasant note : super cleaning in the public areas but, specially in the... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Everything has already been said about this lovely property, and it is totally representative. Maddalena and Elizabetta excelled themselves in helpfulness, even allowing us to store a suitcase whilst on a side trip to Venice for 3 days. We had asked for room advice as to our preference for a sunny room and stayed in the Great Blue which was... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is an excellent choice in Desenzano. It is owned and managed by Maddalena and her mother Elisabetta, whose genuine warmth, friendliness and professionalism came through in all aspects of our stay. The house is located in a quiet area and provides free parking. The pedestrian zone is just a few steps away, which means you do not have to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for a week in August 2014. From the moment we arrived, Maddalena and her mother (who own the property) were so friendly and helpful - they even seemed to appreciate my husbands sense of humour! They speak English well, and throughout our stay, they did everything they could to make us feel at home... More 

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Lower Austria, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

A lovely boutique hotel situated in Desenzano on Lake Garda where mom & daughter team make you feel effortlessly at home. From arrival to departure we really felt valued as guests and for the most part enjoyed our stay. We booked the Shangri-la room which happens to be the most expensive & although the size is lovely, we didnt necessarily... More 

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Good evening, we thank you very much for your review. We would like only to underline that everytime a guest leaves the mini suite “Shangri-la” we use specific products to clean the hydromassage bathtub just to prevent the proliferation of germs so that it can be used without any problems. In the description of the room it is clearly specified... More 

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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

A lovely little hotel, clean with great artistic touches, Mother and daughter are fabulous hosts and cannot do enough. The homemade cakes and pastries were beautiful. I would highly recommend to anyone visiting Desenzano.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in Relais Giardino during last week end ( Nov 2013). It was fantastic Vacation. The hotel is intimate, well maintened, with excellent service from Maddalena and Elizabeth that give the felling that each guest is unique. It strongly recommend to stay in Relais Giardino.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We stayed in this B&B in summer last year for 2 weeks. We stayed in the Desert de Tenere room which was a very large room overlooking the garden. The bathroom was very big with a wonderful walk in shower. The Hotel is quite new and very well appointed and is immaculately clean. There is air conditioning/heating in the room... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I convey my profound thanks to Maddalena and her mother senora Elizabeth for their kindness and hospitality. You made my vacation a real holiday! I stayed here for 1 week with my family and all of us were happy. We stationed ourselves in Il Grande Blu room with great design and cosy terrace. It was great to sit on it... More 

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Address: Via Curiel 2, 25015 Desenzano Del Garda, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Brescia > Desenzano Del Garda
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Number of rooms: 6
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