We booked with National holidays to go to Lake Garda. We did not which hotel we were staying in until we got on the coach. I had been doing some research on trip advisor and noted 2 hotels National had used in Lake Garda. One with good reviews and the Hotel Caribe with bad reviews so I feared the worst when were told we were going to the hotel Caribe. I am doing this review because I think it is important that anyone reading reviews gets a honest assessment. This is mine. The hotel was great. Clean rooms with fantastic views. Cleaned every day with clean towels. the TV's DO have English channels, BBC1 BBC2 and CNN news. The staff could not be any better than what they were. Helpful, friendly, and very focused on the needs of there guests. The standard, choice, and type of food that was available, and the service of it, in my opinion could have been better.There was a cold salad bar were you helped yourself and included on it were the only vegatables available at meal times . For example brussell sprouts, cauliflower, carrots and leeks. All cold, needless to say not many were eaten. Having said that there was hot soup every night, 2 pasta's, and usually 1 type of meat e.g turkey with fried potatoes. I never went hungry and really enjoyed this part of the meal. Also the service could have been more fluent and the sweet was served late every night. The young lady who served in the bar needs a special mention because she was fantastic. Overall great holiday. Thanks to a great crowd on the bus, the drivers Mark, and Terry with his wide range of informative knowledge and sense of humour, and to all the staff at the Hotel Caribe for making it a special holiday to remember. Now for some practical info for the journey. There are no kettles in the rooms so if you like a cuppa when you first get up, take a travel kettle. Also your overnight bags you take to use in the hotel in France on the first night and on the return jourey home is packed in the coach boot until you reach the hotel in France so you can pack drinks and snacks in there for the onward journey from France. You can also buy certain cold drinks on the coach. If you get the chance, go, and hope they are going to the hotel Caribe. One final thing if they do a optional trip to Verona it is worth paying the money to go.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Caribe in Castelletto di Brenzone Gardalake. Hotel on the Gardalake stands in a delightful location opposite the lake. Nestled between an olive grove, sunny and sheltered from the winds. Offers ideal conditions for a wonderful holiday on Gardalake. The rooms are equipped with all comforts, private parking, garage, lake underpass for direct access to the beach, private pier. For sports enthusiasts there is the possibility of sailing, surfing, water skiing, mountain biking, tennis and paragliding. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Caribe Brenzone/Castelletto, Lake Garda