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Camping Cisano San Vito
3.5 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   Via Peschiera 48, 37011 Bardolino, Italy   |  
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“Great campsite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

stayed with Eurocamp 3 years ago.
Very nice campsite. If you book, try and book onto the Cisano side for the lake. The San Vito side is where the swimming pools are.
Good restaurant and really friendly service.
Would go back again !!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

We have been to this campsite twice sept2011 and sept2012.......we are a young family with 2 small children, we booked our van with keycamp holidays and they are fantastic they do everything possible to make your stay happy and trouble free cant recommend them enough we are booked again for 2013 but at different location with keycamp......this site is awsome! Has everything you will need the site has a supermarket which is well stocked fresh bread is always there throughout the day! and if you drive about 10 mins down the road you will find 2 huge supermarkets for everything! There are lovely places to eat on site and the location is stunning! Set on the side of lake Garda the sunsets are very beautiful and being a short walk to Bardolino which is also very beautiful and has regular markets so you can pick up some lovely bargains to.....if you like wine I highly recommend the local white wine Zeni it's the best wine I'v ever tasted and had to bring several bottles home to uk as it can't be bought over here! The lake is stunning and as you drive round it you will come across many beautiful Italian towns and the people are so very friendly and very helpful. It is about 20-25 mins drive to Garda land and sea world both big hits with older kids.....The staff on the camp site speak many languages so communication was not an issue at all and if your keycamp rep isn't around one of the other reps will always try to help as best they can its a lovely atmosphere and plenty to do on site for kids with kids clubs play parks swimming pools the lake so much fun to be had and there is evening entertainment for the older kids and adults.....I would highly recommend this to any family for a self catering holiday we loved it and been twice will be back again one day I love it! ***** stars from me!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

We stayed here through Al Fresco and loved the campsite. Lots to do - a real Hi Di Hi atmosphere with entertainment throughout the day and evening.

The Lake was a matter of minutes away with a private sandy beach (gets very busy though) and the location is central to many cultural days out - Milan, Venice and Verona are all within 2 hours, via a train ride from Peschiera station.

About a 40 minute walk brought us to Lazise which is well worth a visit with it's beautiful clean Piazza and delicious Gelato (ice cream) stands. (If you do nothing else in Italy, at least try an Ice Cream)! However we found the walk a little tedious in the midday sun so if you are hiring a car, there is a Pay and Display Car park opposite the gates to Lazise, which is reasonably priced.
Also down the road, (not walking distance) is GardaLand which is a "must see" if you have children.

All other amenties were to our satisfaction, the mobile home was clean and tidy and our Rep, Linda was extremely helpful, even lending us her own personal iron!

I would recommend it here, especially for the location, and would come back in a heartbeat!

Room Tip: Would recommend Al Fresco mobile homes. We had the A/C Rossini Lux. It was compact, but had a lovely...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Stayed here in a Venue 2 bedroom mobile which was on the San Vito site, location of mobile excellent right beside swimming pool. A short walk over to Cisano site via an underpass to the other swimming pool which has two small slides suitable for 7 years old and younger. Not far from here is the lake which is absolutely fabulous and where we spent all our time. Gets very crowded in the sanded area, but there are plenty of spaces further down on the rocks, which is comfortable enough when you put a towel down to lie on. Venue mobile was spotless and Marc is a great ambassador for Venue, checked in on us every day. Lots to do in the area about half hour walk along promenade to Bardolino and in the opposite direction about 45 mins walk to Lazise which is worth a visit.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

5 of us stayed for 4 nights in July. We had a 2 bed 1 bathroom unit with decking. It was a very tight squeeze so luckily we had the decking to use as our dining area. The bedroom with the 3 beds (1 bunk and 1 single) was smaller than an average bathroom so only one person could really sleep in there comfortably, the only way you could have 3 people in there is if they are under 12 years old. 3 of us voted to use the public showers as the bathroom shower was just so small and the weather so hot it was unbearable (the public amenities were spotlessly clean). The unit had no airconditioning (we had to ask for fans), toaster, microwave or electric kettle, these items I would have thought in 2012 would be standard inclusions even in the lowest rating of accom.
Other than those things we had a nice relaxing time as the area is so beautiful it is just nice to go for long walks, catch the ferry or just visit the close by villages.
One thing I would mention is that the first lot of reception staff are not very welcoming, friendly or helpful. The actual Keycamp staff are young but enthusiastic and make you feel welcome.
We ate at the camp's pizzaa/pasta restaurant a couple of times and even though the food was good and reasonably priced, the service was very hit and miss. It became a joke with us as to what we were going to end up with once we placed orders for food and drink.
Overall I would like to stay again in Lake Garda but choose an apartment or villa with a few friends instead.

Room Tip: make sure you ask for air conditioning!!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2011

Nice Location - Nice Accomodation - but Campsite could have been better!

In summary - we are a family of 4 (2 adults + 2 girls aged 8 and 5) that booked to stay in the THOMSON ALFRESCO accomodation. Flew into Milan Linate which is an easy 1hr 45 mins drive along mainly motorway. We hired a car through Thomsons and i would suggest that car hire is very much worthwhile. Lake Garda as a destination is lovely with some the very pretty harbour towns within 2-3 miles of the site and some attractions not much further afield. The accomodation is good with the Thomson caravans well positioned in the site. The plots are small accomodating only really the caravan and its veranda. The camp site we felt was a let down in so much that we felt
1) the pools were dirty
2) the main childrens pool was far too cold
3) the entertainment was dire
4) the service in the lake side restaurant was terrible. The central restuarant was good
5) the "beach" and its waterfront was poor (beach being a very loose definition)
Hence would we go back to Lake Garda - possibly - would we stay at Cisano San Vito again - NO.

Now for a bit more detail.

Getting there - flew to Milan Linate with BA from LHR. No problems at all - Verona is a closer airport to Lake Garda but for us it would have meant a different airport in the UK. It was about 1hr 45 mins to the site and a very easy drive - it is a toll motorway which cost us circa E8.50.

Car Hire - Hired a car through Thomsons (Jigsaw3000) which proved as cost effective as any other option (circa £360 for 12 days). BE WARNED - we were advised by Thomson that the damage excess waiver would be E60 payable locally - when we arrived they told us it would be E250! We took our own booster seats rather than pay the £8 per day per seat charge (that is a rip off!)

Accomodation / Rep. On the whole the accomodation was very nice. There were a few things that Thomson could improve upon and a few things they did well. Our comments would be:
1) Hair dryers - there were none in the caravans (we were told that there would be none) so take one
2) Safety deposit boxes - the caravans were fitted with boxes but they did not work - we were advised to hire one in the main reception which we did however they only had 14 boxes for the whole site
3) Linen - it was disappointing that given Thomson are advertising as "luxury" caravans that they did not provide any change of linen for stays of say 7 days or more.
4) Pillow - you will be provided with 6 pillows. No more are available.
5) Games Cupboard - something we found good for both the rain day (we had 1) and also when it was too hot to be out and about was the provision of the games cupboard in the reps booth.
6) Location - Thomsons have about 11 caravans which are located to the rear campsite. The vans are in quite a good spot - close to the pools, close to the central restaurant and supermarket - however a bit of a walk (with steps) to the waterfront. The vans are packed in but 50% of the Thomson ones do overlook an olive orchard / vineyard
7) Mosi - we did not have any real problem with mosi's in the caravan - seemed to get a few bites when down at the waterfront in the evening but not a big problem (albeit my wife had a bad reaction to one or two bites)
In terms of the rep - Linda - she is a very nice lady who seems happy for you to contact her on her mobile when she is not about. We had one small problem with the door of our van which she sorted quickly. She did have a tendancy to refer you back to main reception for more general local knowledge queries.

The Campsite - Predominantly occupied by germans or dutch (hence you will most likely be spoken to in german)
The camp site we felt was a let down in so much that we felt
1) the pools were dirty. The childrens pool with the slides was a good pool however it was clear that it was not maintained as well as it could be. There were life gaurds present who occasionally commented if you did not wear your swim cap. They were quite oblivious however to people sitting in the childrens pool with their beer bottles and pint glasses which i would have though pose more of an issue in a pool should they smash
2) the main childrens pool was far too cold. You would think by Aug they would warm up?
3) the entertainment was dire - truelly dire. The kids mini disco was ok given the animation team had about 4 languages to contend with. After that however i can not get over just how bad it really was....
4) the service in the lake side restaurant was terrible - we ordered a starter to share, lasange, nuggets, two pizza's. Lasange arrived first - nuggets 5 mins later - starter 5 mins after that - two pizzas after lasange and nuggets and starter all finished? The central restuarant however was good and there you could find some nice singers whilst having your meal.
5) the "beach" and its waterfront was poor - beach being a very loose definition. I dont think Lake Garda has any beaches in the sense that we would use the term beach. It has a waterfront which generally comprises a gravel footpath - a small width of grassy gravel verge, an small embankment or boulder breakwater, the lake. Take some swim shoes for the lake as it can be either gravelly or muddy and the steps can be slippy.
6) The childrens play areas were a bit of a let down and expected a lot more

The location. The campsite is located almost midway between two very nice harbour towns of Lasize and Bardilino. They are about 3m and 2m away and can be walked to along the water front. The campsite is just a 5 min walk away fron the little harbour village of Cisano located between the two towns. Cisano itself has about 4/5 restaurants and is a nice evening stroll. You can also get on some ferries from Cisano but it is not on the main ferry service. We got the ferry up to Bardalino to visit the market which was a nice morning trip. Other attractions - Gardaland; expensive for a full day at 140 euro for a family of 4. Movieland Aquapark - about 88 euros for a family of 4; we went for a day and enjoyed it - it quietened down a little in the afternoon. The Thermal Park - well worth a visit - about 25 euros per adult and kids generally got in free - notably most of the visitors were italian!

Hence - Nice Location - Nice Accomodation - but Campsite could have been better!

Any questions please ask... photos also posted.

Room Tip: Hire a car but take out damage excess in uk. Venture beyond the campsite and explore.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2011

My wife said after we left Cisano Camping, that usually you are sad to pack your bags at the end of a stay. At Cisano we couldn't leave quick enough.

From the room information sheet it clearly states that Cisano Camping is a 4*, and in the high season costs €42 a night.

We arrived at the end of August for three nights in the Cisano rooms, we were two adults and two children aged 3 and 6.

Looking back alarm bells should have rung when I realise that they don't have pictures of rooms on the website, there is only a photo retouched image from outside, I say retouched because there is a grass lawn on the left of the pic which is not there and in reality and I'm sure that it never could have been from looking at how it is, just a brown scrub with tree roots sticking up. It is in fact the car park for those staying there.

The Cisano apartment block is a very run down set of rooms which, to be frank it reminds me of something you might see in a film where you pay for the room by the hour.

The first jaw dropping moment came when we noticed on entering the room that the entrance door has a glass inner, granted it wasn't a clear glass pane but obviously it beggars belief that Cisano camping would think that on a privacy and security level this would be ok. The other problem related to this was that the landing light was directly outside our room so if we were sleeping and someone switched the light on it would illuminate the room. They did though thoughtfully leave a piece of cord across the top of the door so that we could make our own curtain.. what fun! See what we made in the attached pic. Also worth noting is that the light is not on a timer and has only one on and off point at the entrance so quite I woke up in the middle of the night to switch off the landing light that someone had left on.

We moved in just after it was cleaned. Cleaned is a stretch here as we spent a good while afterwards removing all the dead insects from the floors and surfaces.

There seems to be a problem with damp in the room as you can see from the attached pictures. You can easily make out the markings on the walls and ceiling from where black mould was removed and then left unpainted. This is emphasised by the black guttering in around the shower and the tiling.

The fittings in the room, shower, sink taps etc would be more at home on a tip, in the picture you can clearly see the taps have lost their colour completely and leak.

The shower is possessed! The cold tap brings hot water the hot tap cold. If you manage to get the water at a good temperature more often than not right at the worst moment it would flip to very cold or boiling hot. Not so good when you have a three year old.

The mattresses in the room were filthy and blood stained and desperately need to be changed, we all awoke each day with insect bites.

The position of the block puts it right next to the main lake road, which has constant traffic all day and well into the night. Because there is no air conditioning in the room you will be forced to open the windows to get some fresh air, make sure you have a anti-mosquito device. For a four star you might expect a better position or at least double glazing to cut out the noise and air conditioning.

We asked if any other areas of the camp site were free, we even asked Thomson al fresco if they had any rooms but everything was booked solid. We tried local b&b's but in such short notice none could accommodate us.

So we tried to put a positive light on the situation and tried not to think too much about it so we quickly got dressed to go to the pool. Surely that would be a different story. Wrong. The three pools all had broken floors, peeling paint and were very dirty. The smaller pool, which we assume was for small children had lumps of black-brown floating algae in it. The jacuzzi next to that pool was empty, which was a good job as all the water jets were black with algae.

We ate one night at the restaurant by the lake which was ok and the prices were in line with the area.

After we ate we stopped by the stage to see the entertainment that evening which was karaoke. I found this quite tedious and not very inventive as all the staff had to do was set up the deck and the guests did the rest.

The next day we went to make our breakfast in the communal kitchen. As you can see from the image the gas hobs are distributed around the room with a double sink in one corner.
Most of the gas hobs don't work. The sinks are very very old much like the bathroom fitting, the white enamel has worn away to show the bald base of the sinks. Areas on the worktops between the hobs the white formica covering has come away to reveal the MDF.

Last year we stayed in a 4* campsite in Corsica, with a clean pool, well maintained, modern clean rooms and good entertainment.
We had none of these at Cisano.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Peschiera 48, 37011 Bardolino, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Verona > Bardolino
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