If you are the kind of person who likes being near the water with long bike rides, watersports, swimming + endless walking paths around a gorgeous lake lined with lavender, roses and jasmine..castle ruins, fresh Italian food and friendly people, then you must stay here. This family-run hotel has great service, Monica 100-thankyou's for emailing me all the directions from the Milan airport-Desenzano train station and help with my boxed breakfast for my departure after three blissful days on the lake.
I had no idea what to expect being my first visit to Sirmione, I knew I was going to be close to the lake, didn't realise I was going to be right ON the lake. I'd originally thought I 'should' have booked somewhere super-close to the castle ruins at the tip of Sirmione, but am so pleased I didn't. Instead I went for a powerwalk there each morning (30minutes there and 30 mins back which was ideal) and each time it was over-run by tourist buses. Was great to return to Ca'Serena where it is quiet, away from the road, yet very conveniently located near the town centre, supermarket and bus stop for day trips.
My room was on the top floor, spotless, big LCD TV, fast wi-fi, excellent air-conditioning and a new white bathroom with power shower. Both bath+bedroom had windows that overlook the lake. The breakfast each day was fabulous -- cereal, yoghurts, ham, cheese, and my favourite: eggs cooked fresh, just how you like them. After breakfast make your way out onto the patio (free sunlounges by Ca'Serena), or go down onto the grass where the cafe rents their blue sun-lounges for only 6euro per day. This was base-camp for me for the entire stay, the perfect spot to relax, quick dip, snooze, then swim again. I thoroughly recommend Ca' Serena, thank you again for making my first trip here so wonderful.
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