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“Smart hotel on posh side of the lake” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Villa Florida
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Zanardelli 113, 25083 Gardone Riviera, Italy   |  
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Ranked #2 of 19 Hotels in Gardone Riviera
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53 hotel reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
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“Smart hotel on posh side of the lake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Hotel Villa Florida is a family run hotel on the posh side of Lake Garda, it is in a great spot just behind the main road with a fantastic view over the lake. A little bit out of town but very accessible by car, and parking is plentiful and free. The welcome and attention given by all staff can't be faulted.

Our top price suite included a bathroom with multidirectional shower, super king size bed, seating area with fridge, a patio with table and chairs and finally a deck with two sun beds with lake view. Air con that can be left on all day works well and is supplemented by whisper ceiling fans.

There is no restaurant in the hotel but very many within 5-10 min drive. Breakfast though is just what you expect from even 5* hotels, great service, great choice and great coffee! If you've spent so much energy sun-bathing and don't want to go out then reception will order a take-away pizza delivery for you.

The supervised pool is large and deep but never crowded with a nursery pool too. Services by he pool including a hot/cold shower just can't be faulted.

The hotel is on a hilly site so expect lots of steps and stairs, people with restricted mobility might find the hotel a challenge.

Hotel Villa Florida won't be the cheapest option but extra cost is visible in service and facilities.

Room Tip: Rooms 502-510 have Great Lake views but can be reached only down a steep flight of stairs.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

Hotel Florida overlooks Lake Garda and is quiet, peaceful and relaxing. Our suite was spotlessly clean - like the rest of the hotel - and well maintained. Breakfast is served on a beautiful terrace with views across the lake, super Italian specialities, well trained staff and excellent coffee. There is no restaurant, but there are plenty of good restaurants a short walk or drive away - our favourite was Emiliano's (well priced excellent food) in Gardone. We had an outside balcony terrace with table and chairs, and sun beds. The pool is clean and quiet and well supervised. Parking places are shady and Daiella on reception is a mine of information on the locality, and gives good directions. We had a lovely time unwinding for 10 days here, and were reluctant to leave.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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MagicLakeGarda, Direttore at Hotel Villa Florida, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Dear Guest thank you for your beautiful review. We are really happy to learn that our House was comfortable for you and that you had fun and relax! Thank you for everything to you and your husband. With our best regards,

Dr. Cipani Gianmario and Daniela
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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We've been staying in Hotel Florida (Gordone Riviera - lake Garda) in July. The appartments are nicely decorated and clean. All the appartments have a kitchenette and an outstanding view on the lake Garda. The staff is very friendly and helpful. There is quite a big outdoors swimming pool but swimming in the lake is an absolut happiness. Would recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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MagicLakeGarda, Direttore at Hotel Villa Florida, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Dear Guest thank you for your beautiful words. It is always a pleasure to meet Guests like you and your Family. We are happy to know that you are enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again!
Thanks again,

Dr. Cipani Gianmario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

One of the most beautiful places in Northern Italy. The best location on lake, close to scenic walkways along lake shore. Close to tour boat landing. Private parking. Walking distance to cafe's and restaurants.
Beautiful lake views. Very relaxing atmosphere! Everyone at Hotel Florida
very personable and professional. The interior of the Villa outstanding, sitting areas very lush. Outside Breakfast veranda absolutely fabulous, food very good, presentation wonderful. Young lady at night desk very personable. Views from private terrace spectacular. Above main street , a very private feel, The grounds , pool area , everywhere on the property were great. We can't wait to go back for another visit!.

Room Tip: All suites are wonderful and face the lake.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This was our second annual holiday at Hotel Florida, extended to two weeks, following a perfect ten days' stay in June 2012.

Once again Dottore Gianmario Cipani, his family and his most professional, yet delightfully friendly and helpful team, made us feel completely at home and very welcome, greeting us on arrival like old friends.

This sense of belonging was enhanced by simply hanging out , having a friendly evening chat with our hosts, while enjoying one the best warm sunlit views of Lake Garda.

Guided by Receptionist Maura we had booked in advance for the magnificent "La Traviata" opera in Verona with Molinari Travel Agency, with whom she kindly also arranged our excellent day tour of Lake Garda by coach.

Nothing is too much trouble for Hotel Florida, who engender a warm, family atmosphere, combined with a quiet and unpretentious effectiveness.
They aim to ensure their guests have the best possible experience while staying in what could reasonably be described as "holiday heaven" !

Because our experience here had been so perfect last year, it was going to be an extremely hard act to follow . Hence our taking the easy way out and returning ! Rather like a couple we first met here in 2012, who were back again for their twelfth visit ! An entirely understandable choice.

Hotel Florida really is a very special flourishing place, loved by families and couples of all ages.

We cannot recommend it too highly.

Room Tip: I believe all the suites and apartments are excellent with stunning views of the Lake Garda
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MagicLakeGarda, Direttore at Hotel Villa Florida, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
Dear Guest, thank you for your wonderful words. We are very happy to learn that you enjoyed again our House and that you felt like to be at home. Thank you very much for everything!

With our best regards,

Gianmario Cipani and Hotel Villa Florida
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Trento, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The staff was really friendly and helpful, rooms are very nice and clean. The installations are amazing, very nice and large swimming pool with a view to the lake. The center can be reached in 20minutes by foot.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

We had a great time at this hotel. We are a family of 4... The staff really went out of their way to make our stay special. Anything you would need, you just ask and they will help you. They spoke English so we didn't have issues with that. The pool is great, my kids loved swimming....still too cold for me. They have a giant chess game and ping pong for our daily entertainment. We walked to sights and dinner. We really enjoyed our stay and would go back again.

Room Tip: We had 4 people in the one bedroom apartment, plenty of room.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Zanardelli 113, 25083 Gardone Riviera, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Brescia > Gardone Riviera
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Gardone Riviera
#2 Luxury Hotel in Gardone Riviera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Villa Florida 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Villa Florida - Suite & Suite Apartments, set in 6 hectares of olive groves and floral gardens, has been run by the Cipani family since the 1950s. All accommodations are with a balcony or terrace overlooking the lake. Guests can expect hand-painted ceilings and elegant furniture. Panoramic swimmingpools. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Residence Hotel Gardone Riviera
Hotel Villa Florida Lake Garda/Gardone Riviera, Italy

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