We stayed here for four nights and couldn't have asked for more. The location is perfect, bang in the middle of the bustling Peschiera Del Garda, surrounded by bars, restaurants and shops, 1 minute's walk from the lake and boat trips and just 10 minutes to the train station, with trains to Venice, Verona and Milan and buses to other places around Lake Garda.
The hotel is clean, minimalistic and stylish with arty touches. Our room was very quiet, air conditioning efficient, bed soft and comfortable and the bathroom large and stylish.
The continental breakfast was gorgeous - freshly baked croissants and cakes, a selection of cheeses and cold meats, loads of cereals and biscuits to choose from, and a choice of juices, tea and coffee - a million times better than the 'full english' some reviewers expected and were disappointed to not get.
The Italian staff were very friendly and always happy to help. We never had trouble making ourselves understood in English, however they appreciated our efforts to speak Italian and I would suggest everyone else does the same (it is just arrogant to expect hotel staff in another country to speak your own language perfectly).
Realistically I don't think the hotel has enough facilities to call itself 5-star, but as a simple base for exploring Lake Garda and the nearby cities, it is perfect. We didn't try to use the internet so can't comment on that. The room was not absolutely perfect - a couple of the (many) lights didn't work and the bathroom had a few shortcomings - the sink plug didn't work, the tap didn't run very cold, the glass shower door dragged on the floor and the shower was only powerful if you used the handheld attachment. However these things were so insignificant that we didn't bother to complain about them, and they didn't take anything away from our stay.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Ai Capitani
- Ai Capitani Hotel Lake Garda/Peschiera Del Garda, Italy