A week in the middle of September at the Hotel du Lac was just wonderful. This is a small, old-fasioned hotel with good old fashioned values. That said, there is A/C, excellent bathrooms with good showers, and complementary wifi, plus a computer in the lounge for guests.The description of the rooms and facilities are comprehensively and accurately covered on the hotel website so you get exactly what it says there and everything is spotlessly clean. We had a room leading on to the terrace built right onto the lake and we really enjoyed the whole experience. Lunch on the terrace was a delight and the dinners that we had in the hotel were excellent and reasonably priced. Of the other restaurants in the area, the food at Vicovetere was just exceptional.
Valerio, the owner of Hotel du Lac, is courteous, knowledgeable, helpful and speaks excellent english. His small staff follow his example and the service cannot be faulted.
Most, but not all, of the other guests were of the same mature vintage as us and the whole atmosphere was quietly civilised in a friendly way. If you are a young family with boisterous children or are under 30 and looking for a lively night-life, this is not the place for you. If you are looking for quiet relaxation, stunning scenery,wonderful walks and good restaurants (the closest is good and within 100m), this must be difficult to beat at the price. We stayed at the much more expensive Villa Giulia a few years ago, and enjoyed the HdL experience more.
Thank you, Valerio, for providing a key component of a perfect holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Du Lac is a small hotel, almost a private house, full of atmosphere, peace and comfort, and it is the ideal spot for an absolutely relaxing stay, steeped in the gentle atmosphere of the lake, and cradled in our magical old-world charm. The bedrooms are charmingly appointed with original period furniture. The hotel also has a restaurant where traditional local and national dishes are served accompanied by genuine wines from various Italian regions. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Du Lac Lake Garda/Gargnano, Italy