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“beautiful location and stunning view - quiet pool” 4 of 5 stars
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Corte Ferrari
del Porto 1/A, 25080 Moniga del Garda, Italy   |  
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“beautiful location and stunning view - quiet pool”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

we stayed for a week in july 2013 - had a lovely time and would definitely recommend the apartments (subject to some provisos mentioned below)

overall: lovely apartments, stunning view over the lake from (I think) all the apartments and the pool, very helpful staff and good communication in the lead up to the trip; a lovely pool (though no shallow end so might not suit everyone); and very peaceful though only a few yards to a variety of good bars and restaurants

arrival: keys have to be collected from a separate location (about 5 mins walk away...though uphill on the way back...v hot in the afternoon). there is a car port beyond the pool and electronically controlled gates to the apartment complex. it's a one way road to get to the entrance (we managed to miss the sign) and if you find yourself in the village centre, you have gone too far

apartment: we were in apt 4 (il pavone) with a garden, large shaded patio and a barbecue set back a bit from the pool - very much enjoyed this location and it still had a lovely view though if going again we might choose the other garden apartment which directly overlooked the pool and looked like it had a bit more privacy and a more open aspect.

it was spacious, comfortable and well equipped. it will not perhaps be as bright as in the apartments with balconies (due to the shaded verandah). in particular, we found it a little dark at the back (bathroom and kids' room) as these had only narrow windows at almost ceiling height which let in v little light (and looked out at foot height on the busy street outside so we didn't like having them open). overall this didn't really bother us but if you really like having bright sunny rooms, it might be best to choose a different apartment in the complex. some have commented on the wifi but we found it worked fine.

the aircon was ok but could have been a little cooler for our Scottish blood!

although there is "satellite tv", there were only a couple of news channels in english when we stayed (and we had to get someone from reception to come and find them for us). he said they were looking at how they might be able to upgrade this so things might have changed by now - if mainlining disney/cbeebies might be an important component of your stay, check in advance ;-)

pool: the setting for the pool is stunning - the gardens are beautiful and as you will see from the photos, there is an amazing view over the lake. it is very very peaceful as a location but that might not suit everyone. there was a real mix of age groups and nationalities in the complex when we stayed and it might be a bit quiet at times for some

the main thing we had not realised (don't think it was advertised at the time and it didn't occur to us to ask) is that there is no shallow end - the pool is about 1.6 m deep throughout. an average kid could probably not stand up in the pool til they were about 10. ours are good swimmers so we didn't physically have to be in the pool all the time but if you have younger kids, you would need to bear this in mind. you are also not allowed to take inflatables / toys / balls etc into the pool so kids may need to be more actively entertained!

whilst the peace and quiet is lovely in some ways, it can also be a bit daunting if you have kids (who will inevitably produce noise when combined with water!).

when we arrived, it just so happened that most of the guests at the pool were adults or teenagers sun bathing and it was deathly quiet. it made us feel very self conscious being the only family trying to enjoy playing with the kids without disturbing those who were (quite rightly) trying to enjoy a peaceful time. maybe that was in our heads - we never got any dirty looks and are not particularly noisy anyway - but we felt this was worth mentioning in case you are looking for a full on "anything goes" type family pool (which this is not). in fact, there were other families there but there was a really variety of people overall

having said that, when we had settled in after the first day or two, we got used to it and timed our visits better - in fact, we often had the pool to ourselves (or almost) particularly in the morning and early evening so we actually really enjoyed the pool in the end and it really is a gorgeous setting. our comments on the pool should be taken as observations rather than criticisms!

staff: staff were lovely and v helpful - when we reported a couple of small things in the apartment, they were sorted pretty much immediately

location: as other reviewers have said, corte ferrari is located in the middle of moniga and it is rather magical in that on the poolside, there is literally no traffic noise and it feels like the middle of the countryside. however, take the back door out of the complex and you will find yourself in a busy,narrow one way street which takes you to the centre of moniga about 50 yards to the right.

in the opposite direction, it is about 15 mins walk down to the lake side where there are a few restaurants but we only did it once as it's a steep hill all the way back and was hard going in the heat.

there is a decent selection of bars and restaurants in the centre of moniga just outside the back door and a lovely ice cream shop (nicely shabby chic!) though the main road runs through the centre so it is not particularly peaceful. it's not a hotspot either so if you are looking for a really active nightlife, it's not the place for you.

we ate pretty well wherever we went and pizza and pasta in particular are generally really good / good value. there was a vintage market one night we were there but not sure if that was a regular thing or not.

moniga is a decent location to visit other places by car - salo was lovely - though there is a v limited ferry service so I wouldn't choose it as a location if you were hoping to do lots of ferry hopping

lake garda as a whole was a fantastic destination - we stayed in 4 different places in the south and west and had a fabulous holiday overall. it was very hot though summer 2013 was probably hotter than normal everywhere

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Really good apartment, well equipped and very clean. Top condition. Perfect for family with beautiful view of Lake Garda. Highly recommended and the little walk to the small town of Moniga del Garda downs very well. Came back home very happy !

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Nuremberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We stayed at the apartment on the ground floor (Perfect when u have a jumping jack). Extremely family friendly,
You had everything you could have asked for, even an Irorning Board!! And the View is SPECTACULAR!!, The pool, the Vineyards and ofcourse Lake Garda!! Everything is available at a 10 min walking distance, a supermarket, restaurants!! We have not had enough of this beautiful location. We are coming back for sure!!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Corte Ferrari was perfect for our trip, a 5 day family break in late October. We wanted to explore Northern Italy and Lake Garda, Corte Ferrari proved to be the perfect location with a high level of facilities. The apartment was spotlessly clean on arrival with an excellent kitchen facility so we could cater for ourselves and all rooms were large, spacious and well furnished to allow a family of 5 to spread out and relax. The views to Sirmione across Lake Garda were stunning, we thoroughly enjoyed them from the large balcony terrace (where we had breakfast every day). Additional nice touches were the welcome pack (including a bottle of local wine), free wi-fi, excellent swimming pool and private parking. The location was wonderful, although a few minute walk to the beach, it felt like we were near enough to the lake shore and in the countryside then only had to pop out the back of the complex to find ourselves in the beautiful village centre of Moniga del Garda with a full complement of local shops and restaurants. The ultimate test, would we stay again? Absolutely - we can't wait to go back!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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 September 2, 2013

We have just returned from Corte Ferrari and cannot speak more highly of our experience. We stayed in "Il Cucu" - the apartment had everything we needed (including a dishwasher - much appreciated!) and was very clean with a beautiful view across Lake Garda. We have 3 young children and they all had a wonderful time. You are 2 mins walk from a small (but very well stocked) supermarket as well as numerous delicious restaurants and a scrumptious cake/ice cream shop. It's also approx 10 min walk from the lake itself, although I must admit we only ventured down to the lake twice as the pool was perfect! What stood out to me about the town itself was how clean it was (no litter or graffiti) and how friendly all the locals were. We met 2 families who had stayed at Corte Ferrari before, which says it all really - one of those families were in fact on their 3rd trip there. We would return in a heartbeat. Stunning location, safe, clean, family friendly, delicious food, comfortable apartment, gorgeous swimming pool - what more could you ask for?

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Newcastle, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We stayed in apartment 2, for a week from 10th August. It was our thrid family visit to this fantastic place. The apartment is spacious, clean and well equipped. We had a great, relaxing week and met some great families. Nearby shops and restaurants are all excellendand good value for money. We would recommend the ice cream parlour in the village for an after dinner treat! Staff at the reception are friendly with lots of good tips and advice. We will return,

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We have just returned from a wonderful week's holiday at Corte Ferrari with our 2 daughters. The accommodation and location are hard to beat. The best aspect for us was the "dual location". From the front of the apartment, our balcony overlooked the peaceful gardens, great pool and vineyards and olive groves beyond stretching away to the lake - beautiful and tranquil and not a building or road in sight. And yet a "secret door" at the back of the building opened directly on to a bustling village street, 2 minutes away from the town square, bars, restaurants etc. Thanks to very thick walls, double glazing and shutters, you have no idea you are so close to the action - but it is so convenient for the morning bread run.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Address: del Porto 1/A, 25080 Moniga del Garda, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Brescia > Moniga del Garda
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Moniga del Garda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our charming residence, lies in Moniga on lake Garda' s shores, is made by 14 apartments (1, 2 or luxury 3 bedrooms) with garden or balcony.We are perfectly located, with the town centre and its bars, restaurants, pizzerias and shops only a 1 min walk away.5 mins walk are the shores of Lake Garda where you will find lakeside restaurants, pizzerias, bars, ice-cream parlours, ferries to go all over Lake Garda, boat hire and scooter hire. ... more   less 
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