After a delightful stay in Venice the 2nd week of our holiday was in the Hotel Desiree in Sirmione & all I can say in NEVER stay at this hotel. It looks ok when you walk into the dated reception, but when you take the extremely slow lift or the stairs to you room the true horror of this fleapit hit you full in he nostrils as the 1970's style carpet literally stinks. Then when you get to your room (Our wasn't one with a lake view) it was like taking a trip back to the 1970's with again carpeted walls , a bathroom that would not be out of place in a prison & a phone which looked like the one noel Edmunds had on swapshop. As mentioned in another review the air con went off at 12 midnight and as it was early august the heat and the smell was overpowering and opening the windows did little to help. When we asked the manager why the air con went off at this time she said it was because it kept the elderly guests awake at night (Like the heat and smell didn't). It was only after we got our Inghams rep to complain that a fan promised by the manager appeared in our room but this was less than useless as it just re-circulated to hot air.
The food was very very basic and nothing like what we had had in Venice or in the restaurants in Sirmione and was greasy, plain and often cold.
After 2 nights we had had enough & checked out and went down the road to the wonderful hotel catioulo (Which I highly recommend).
In summing up again all I can say is:
WARNING NEVER STAY AT THIS HOTEL
As you will be wasting your hard earned money and if one person reads this and books into another hotel in Sirmione (Which is a lovely little town and well worth a visit) then I done my job.
- Also Known As:
- Desiree Hotel Sirmione
- Hotel Desiree Sirmione Lake Garda, Italy
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