This new residence is really top quality - nice, simple decor, large balcony, small site so reception and pool all very close. The end cleaning, air conditioning and wi-fi were all included in the price, so no need to try and figure out in advance what it might cost. The only bit that was tricky is that they price a one bedroom apartment with sofabed in lounge as a 2 person stay, so if you want to bring children they do charge €10 extra per night per child, which can add up if you are staying a week! They kindly informed us of that in advance though and so we could have pulled out, but we are glad we didn't. The receptionist was very welcoming and relaxed.
The pool is maybe 15 meters long, very clean and a great temperature. There are enough deck chairs for everyone. The nearby beach is only 100 yards away but we were drawn to the beaches on the other side of the peninsula, where there was more an atmosphere.
The nearest town centre is Colombare (5 minute walk) not Sirmione (Sirmione is a good 4-5km away), and while Sirmione is stunningly beautiful Colombare is a lovely town centre too with plenty of shops/gelato/restaurants. It costs about €3 per hour to park near Sirmione, so in hindsight I might have brought scooters or bikes to make it easier to get to Sirmione. It is a beautiful walk/ride.
Free parking is underground, right under the apartment blocks, which keeps the car nice and cool.
The only other thing to pay attention to is that the television has a hundreds of channels but I'd guess 80% at least are in German. All the children's channels are in German, unfortunately. Word of warning: There are lots of Erotica channels which we discovered (!!!) while trying to find some children's channels. Ouch. I couldn't figure out how to block them so I had to hide the remote!
- Also Known As:
- Residence Barcarola Sirmione, Lake Garda, Italy
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just 200 metres from the shores and beaches of Lake Garda, Residence Barcarola is in Sirmione. It is surrounded by a large garden with swimming pool and offers free Wi-Fi.Each suite or apartment at Barcarola Residence features moder décor and comes with a balcony and a fully-equipped kitchenette with a microwave and dishwasher. Living rooms are complete with a flat-screen TV offering satellite channels. ... more less
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