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Hotel Giardinetto
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Viale Marconi 33, 25015 Desenzano Del Garda, Italy   |  
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North Palm Beach, Florida
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“Incredible Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Our friends and us just spent two nights at this strategically located property. The accommodations were superb and the hotel was run like a very comfortable, well-oiled machine. The hotel is literally just a 5 minute walk from some of the best restaurants we ate at in Lake Garda. The hotel offered a great atmosphere but was made incredibly special by the friendliness, helpfulness, and seemingly always present owner, Sara. It is obvious she make the property the great success we felt it was and are thankful for her presence. Our next trip to that area will certainly include a return to Hotel Giardinetto.

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

Just back from a weeks stay at this hotel and was very pleased with our choice. The hotel is well located - the town centre and the train station are both just a few minutes walk away. The staff were very helpful and friendly and our room was clean, quiet and had everything we required in it. We were also very happy with the breakfast as there was plenty to choose from. Overall, I would happily recommend this hotel to anyone planning a holiday to Lake Garda.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

The hotel is a short walk to the town centre and the lake and a good base from which to tour Lake Garda and the area. The train station is closeby. Rooms and bathrooms are clean with good linens. The staff, especially Sarah, were very helpful and knowledgeable of the area. Decor is a bit tired. Fresh apples in the lobby were a nice touch. The hotel is located on a traffic roundabout, which was quite noisy at times. Breakfast was adequate, with the occasional home-made addition.

Room Tip: A room in the back might be less noisy.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

This was an okay hotel to use as a base to visit other areas.

The hotel staff are friendly and helpful, very pleasant to deal with.

The rooms are clean, the beds are comfortable. Some of the rooms are quite dark (some in fact have no windows at all, or very small windows that don't allow for much light) whilst other rooms are much brighter with balconies.

Location is okay for a base hotel. It's a short (five minute) walk into the main tourist area, though the immediate surroundings are not of interest (being on a main road).

Room Tip: Ask for a balcony room- they are much better lit.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

We booked this hotel as a place to relax and chill for a few days after a fortnight visiting the cultural centres of Italy. Having read the description and seen the photos of the hotel on various sites, we were expecting to be able to sit out in the green and pleasant gardens in the quiet location of the hotel. How wrong we were.
The hotel is actually situated right on the junction of a number of busy roads, with only the pavement between it and the traffic. The garden mentioned in the official description is in fact two small terraced areas either side of the main entrance, just about accommodating a swing seat and a small table apiece, which are obviously provided as smoking areas. They are not areas in which you can sit and relax comfortably, given the fumes from the ashtrays and traffic and the lack of space.
The room itself was ok, although there were no seats to sit and relax in, and the AC was efficient, but the bathroom was small,shabby and tired and really in need of replacing. The shower in particular was cramped with a nasty shower curtain on runners which needed a good clean. The carpets throughout were clean and in good condition.
Even with the windows and shutters closed, the noise from the traffic throughout each night of our stay was loud enough to keep us awake. This was much worse than any noise from the places we had stayed in the centres of Rome, Florence and Venice.
The staff were pleasant enough. Breakfast was available but the food was all of the cheapest brands available and the choice wasn't great.
This was the second most expensive hotel at which we stayed in Italy (twice the price of a lovely boutique hotel in the centre of Rome) and I did not feel that the prices were at all justified. Had we been able to cut short our stay I would have done so.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Port Republic, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

My husband and I spent one night here in late June and wished we could have spent more time. The room was booked through Freedom Treks, a part of our seven day bike adventure. We had just spent five hours on a ferry crossing beautiful Lake Garda and arrived at the hotel rather late although the walk from the ferry landing and resort area was short, just five minutes or so. Sara quickly checked us in and gave us an excellent restaurant recommendation for the evening. The room was very clean, cool and quiet. Breakfast was delicious: coffee made to order, cheese, meat, fruit, yogurt, eggs and pastries. Sarah and her staff made us feel at home.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

What can I say? The rooms are very basic, but very clean, and the breakfast is tasty. The staff is wonderful, very friendly and willing to go the extra mile to help. Sara held our luggage for us after we checked out so that we could take the afternoon to explore the Lake, she arranged for a taxi to pick us up from the train station when we missed the last connecting train, and she was nothing but very warm and hospitable. The location is just right - a pleasant walk through town takes you to the beautiful lake shore, and the train station is a bit of a hike when you have luggage (as it is mostly uphill) but still relatively convenient. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Viale Marconi 33, 25015 Desenzano Del Garda, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Brescia > Desenzano Del Garda
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Desenzano Del Garda
#8 Romantic Hotel in Desenzano Del Garda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Giardinetto 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A charming little Hotel ideally situated to offer you a pleasant stay: very close to the historical heart of Desenzano at a stone's throw from the lake and at a short distance from the railway station. All Desenzano's its stage. The Hotel Giardinetto location puts the city's shopping,shows and intresting cultural events right at your door. The Hotel Giardinetto offers everything you are looking for complete your ideal holiday in a warm and homely ambiance with a courteous and helpful service. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Giardinetto Hotel Desenzano Del Garda
Hotel Giardinetto Desenzano Del Garda, Lake Garda, Italy

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