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“Good hotel in stunning countryside.” 4 of 5 stars
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Villa Arcadio Hotel & Resort
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Palazzina 2, 25087 Salo, Italy   |  
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Ranked #7 of 16 Hotels in Salo
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“Good hotel in stunning countryside.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

High up, overlooking Lago di Garda, this old villa has become a gorgeous place in which to relax and enjoy Italian hospitality and views of this picture postcard like setting. Breakfast which starts rather late is served on the terrace, which is lovely. Omelettes or bacon and eggs are made to order. The rooms are well equipped, comfortable beds, wifi, and modern fittings for the lighting, also liked the walk-in wardrobe with safe and the large bathroom with lots of snowy white towels plus the quaint toiletries packages - it seemed a shame to open them, now have a set from one day adorning my guest bathroom.
The infinity pool is beautifully appointed and the perfect place to relax.
One thing, not the fault of the hotel, flies in the room this late in the season, but quickly rectified by requesting the room sprayed while we were out. Understood that a 20 minute walk would take us down to the lake. Remember to get very clear directions in deciphering the hotel's little map. I went ahead of the others and ended up in a very large field which turned out to be private property and the whole walk into town took me 65 minutes, but some people have a better sense of direction. A taxi can be had from town, for 12 Euros which is a bit steep, but so is the hill! The town of Salò is beautiful but extremely commercial with many boutiques to tempt the traveller. Not least, the staff were very friendly and food in the restaurant excellent.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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17 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

We had a very pleasant few nights at Villa Arcadio. The Villa has been elegantly restored into a stylish hotel with a great restaurant and fabulous infinity pool. The rooms are simply but stylishly decked out in sleek neutrals and come with good quality beds, linen and toiletries - adding to the overall experience.

The highlight for us was the infinity pool with stunning views of Lake Garda, Salo, the mountains and beyond. Even better when enjoyed with a glass of Prosecco! The restaurant was pricey but excellent and we were very well looked after by staff- especially the sommelier. We liked how the chef used fresh local ingredients including herbs and vegetables from the villa's gardens. We also had a great more rustic meal out at the excellent Osteria Orologie in Salo- a short drive away.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 10 days during July this year and chose it as a perfect romantic getaway - designed to allow us to wind down from our hectic London lives and enjoy the peace and quiet of our surroundings. I'm pleased to say that it delivered on almost all points.

Perhaps most importantly, the staff were brilliant. There is a small team that runs the hotel between them and they're all very friendly and efficient. They made every effort to speak English to us (our Italian being non-existent) and they coped admirably. The food at the hotel is exemplary - my husband is gluten intollerant and they were able to cater for him very well. His only comment in relation to the menu was that they might like to vary it more than they do (in the 10 days that we stayed, the menu remained static, apart from a few changes to the chef's recommendations).

The location of the hotel is stunning. There is a lovely terrace area at the back of the hotel, with a small infinity pool that looks out over Lake Garda and the view really is breathtaking. It makes you smile every morning you look out of your window. The hotel is also beautifully furnished. Jaana has an eye for design and the antiques in the hotel were just to our liking. We found ourselves agreeing at the end of our trip that if we ever had a house like Villa Arcadio, we'd furnish it in exactly the same way!

The only downside (which was quite a major one to us) was the amount of children at the hotel. We understood and accepted that it was child friendly but expected that with it being so small, the weighting of couples to children would be much higher. We also expected any children that were there to be well behaved. Unfortunately we were wrong on both counts! We actually complained to Jaana after one particulalry bad afternoon by the pool where children were dive bombing and using inflatables (despite clear instruction that this was not permitted) and to her credit, she spoke with the guests immediately and things improved hugely. We really appreciated the action that she took and this again highlighted the excellent service level at this hotel. As a result of this however, we wouldn't recommend it for couples loking for a quiet retreat, which is a shame as in my opinion, the villa lends itself perfectly to just this. This did slightly spoil the holiday for us given that we had gone there looking specifically for tranquility but in all other areas, we were thrilled.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Arriving at the villa up a cobbled road takes you back in time and for the entire stay forgetting time and enjoying the peace of the villa and the breathtaking views across olive groves to the lake and mountains remains a pleasurable memory. The villa has been tastefully decorated with an eclectic mix of old and modern and the rooms are comfortable with beautiful views overlooking the lake. The pool and poolside are perfectly set to enjoy the view with immediate access onto a beautiful terrace. The are also clean with wonderful loungers and enough umbrellas.We ate each night at the restaurant and enjoyed everything, especially the fish and the local wine. The staff are excellent remembering your name, room number and what you would like to eat! Having a car is a must so that you can travel around and enjoy what the region has to offer. This is a villa not to be missed.

Room Tip: Try to get one with two windows, one overlooking the lake and the other the pool.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hyvinkaa, Finland
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Lovely, elegant and cozy. There's no reason to hesitate, just make a reservation and enjoy this impeccable and clean hotel. The Finnish co-owner Jaana makes everyone feel welcome and her knowledge of the surroungings makes the life of a turist so much easier. Lovely day trips, visits to the local vineyards, hiking, excellent restaurants, you name it.

The food and wines at the hotel restaurant are excellent although there is still some room for improvement what comes to the service. However, locally produced ingredients perfect the meals at this cozy restaurant.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

we had a truly impeccable experience at Villa Arcadio.
the elegant, simple and warm interior felt so homey yet overwhelmingly beautiful with its gorgeous surrounding.
The owner of the hotel, Jaana and the hotel staff were incredibly friendly and helpful!
The food was delicious and the hike around the hotel was breathtaking.

all in all! i highly recommend it!!!!

Room Tip: the suite was perfect!
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

I simply love this hotel. The decor is lovely and a tad quirky which appeals, the staff are lovely, the olive grove location is lovely, the view is lovely, the fitness circuit LOOKED lovely! Our room, overlooking the pool and Lake Garda was lovely. The food however was beyond lovely.
We stayed here for two nights, arriving late on our first evening, we ate in the restaurant. I had no expectation and was more than pleasantly surprised by what turned out to be a noteworthy meal with great service (only us and a family in the restaurant) and knowledgeable staff (1 person) in a delightful dinning room.
I had the selection of raw fish to start which was so exquisite I decided there and then I wanted to dine in the hotel restaurant again the following evening. The seafood pasta was also delicious and although portions were substantial we still managed pudding - well, it would have been rude not to!
Breakfast (as if we were hungry) was also excellent.
I would highly recommend this place, it is a tad pricey for what you get, but the hotel delivered what it promised on its and the the Mr & Mrs Smith website. Great for couples, (I like children & the other guests had them!) and I would definitely consider taking the whole hotel for a large group or special occasion. They even accommodate dogs - I have promised ours a stay here for her birthday. She is so looking forward to it.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Villa Arcadio Hotel & Resort

Address: Via Palazzina 2, 25087 Salo, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Brescia > Salo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Salo
#3 Luxury Hotel in Salo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Arcadio Hotel & Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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