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Hotel Piroscafo

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Via Porto Vecchio 11, 25015 Desenzano Del Garda, Italy
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely hotel. All staff friendly and always helpful. The rooms are small. However they have everything you need. The breakfast was perfect. Fresh bread every morning, and a great selection of other tasty treats. It was wonderful to relax on the terrace in the afternoon with a wee glass of wine. Would be happy to stay again.

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little hotel right by the old port. Ask for a room with a harbour view. Staff are helpful, breakfast great - you can eat in or out. Thoroughly recommended. Rooms are small but comfortable and air-conditioned which we appreciated as it was 37deg+

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alberto s, Manager at Hotel Piroscafo, responded to this review

Some of our guests from U.K. have recently written four very good reviews on Trip Advisor : we are very pleased ! Contrary to what we usually do, we don' t have different answers for everyone. So, we hope you will understand and approve our choice. The description of our Hotel and resort reviews are very careful and exhaustive, so... More 

Sheffield
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171 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this hotel on account of its excellent location, right on the quayside. It turned out to be a good decision. The furnishing of the hotel is a little dated, but this is a minor quibble. Within five minutes of the hotel door, the ferries run to towns and villages all around Lake Garda. We were lucky enough to... More 

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alberto s, Owner at Hotel Piroscafo, responded to this review

Some of our guests from U.K. have recently written four very good reviews on Trip Advisor : we are very pleased ! Contrary to what we usually do, we don' t have different answers for everyone. So, we hope you will understand and approve our choice. The description of our Hotel and resort reviews are very careful and exhaustive, so... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I have just arrived home from our fabulous holiday. This is a small, friendly, family run hotel and is lovely and relaxing. The hotel is located in a Excellent spot .. overlooking the small harbour. . Very pretty area. . Hotel and rooms are spotlessly clean. . Staff are very pleasant and helpful, nothing is a bother... More 

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alberto s, Owner at Hotel Piroscafo, responded to this review

Some of our guests from U.K. have recently written four very good reviews on Trip Advisor : we are very pleased ! Contrary to what we usually do, we don' t have different answers for everyone. So, we hope you will understand and approve our choice. The description of our Hotel and resort reviews are very careful and exhaustive, so... More 

Wales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Dezenzano in July after booking in May but had to cancel because of illness. We originally booked a different hotel then but when we tried in July we could not get it. We looked at the Piroscafo and althouth it did not have a swimming pool like the first hotel we decided to go for this hotel. We... More 

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alberto s, Owner at Hotel Piroscafo, responded to this review

Some of our guests from U.K. have recently written four very good reviews on Trip Advisor : we are very pleased ! Contrary to what we usually do, we don' t have different answers for everyone. So, we hope you will understand and approve our choice. The description of our Hotel and resort reviews are very careful and exhaustive, so... More 

Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Very nice hotel and friendly staff and the location is amazing. Breakfast is ok, but nothing extraordinary. It was a heat wave when we were there, but the AC delivered all the coolness one can ask for!

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alberto s, Owner at Hotel Piroscafo, responded to this review

Dear Josefin, it has been a pleasure to meet you at the Piroscafo and to know you have appreciated our location and services. We are looking forward to greeting you again ! Bye bye. Alberto S. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is our second stay at this hotel which must say a lot! It’s in a great location situated on the side of the old harbour – no traffic. Handy for lots of cafes, bars & restaurants also the ferry’s & buses a bit of walk to the train station. Our room was on the top floor overlooking the harbour... More 

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alberto s, Owner at Hotel Piroscafo, responded to this review

We are very glad to hear that you have been satisfied visiting Hotel Piroscafo for the second time ! Your extensive description of our "house" and services would be an helpful instrument for other people to choose Desenzano as their vacation destination. We are looking forward to meet you again next year ! Enjoy your summer time in Yorkshire !... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

If you're staying in Desenzano you could not ask for better positioned accomodation, right in the centre by the small harbour. The first floor balcony overlooks the harbour and is a great place to relax at any time of the day. The staff are all friendly and helpful in a calm good natured way. We were given advice on trains,... More 

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alberto s, Owner at Hotel Piroscafo, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing the details of your holiday experience at Hotel Piroscafo. We are satisfied hearing that you had a pleasant time with us and could appreciate both our small town and its land. We hope to have you again as our guest in a near future. Arrivederci.... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Sitting on our last evening here enjoying a glass of wine whilst overlooking the little harbour and facing hotel Piroscafo where we stayed for a week. Just had to write a review! Had a fantastic stay here. Hotel was perfect. Spotlessly clean, staff very friendly and breakfast whilst continental style was very satisfying with plenty options. Great location overlooking the... More 

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alberto s, Owner at Hotel Piroscafo, responded to this review

We are absolutely delighted with your enthusiastic review. Actually Desenzano offers many opportunities to wander around among small lake towns and old romantic cities. Thank you for the trust placed in our hotel ! Alberto S. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This is my second time staying in this hotel. I really like the staff here, location is probably the best - it is next to the beautiful harbor, and to the lake, with lots of restaraunts nearby, yet quiet as at sits on walkable streets. breakfast is good.

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alberto s, Owner at Hotel Piroscafo, responded to this review

Dear Victor, we have been very glad to greet you again. Thank you very much for sharing the details of yours second experience at Hotel Piroscafo and Desenzano. We hope to welcome you once again in a near future. Alberto S. More 

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