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Hotel Spiaggia d'Oro - Charme & Boutique
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

The staff were very friendly and welcoming, the hotel itself was immaculate and pretty. The hotel is very smart but with a lovely relaxed ambiance.

Good selection at breakfast including delicious cakes. The room was very clean with a lovely balcony overlooking the pool and lake-ideal for watching the sunset. The only downside was our king size bed was made up of two singles made up as one bed. This is totally common in Italy.

The lakeside views were stunning and we loved that the hotel was literally on the lake. It is in walking distance to both Salo (35min or just a few min driving) or Gardone Riveria (10min). Both of which are very cute towns right on the lake with many restaurants and also ferry port.

We spent such a long time finding this hotel online and were definitely not disappointed - we really do recommend it.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

A small family run hotel right on the lake side. Quiet location but very short lovely walk into nearest town. Good sized rooms with views of the lake. fantastic service from a small staff who turned their hand to most tasks. super breakfasts and surprisingly good dinner menu. Pool was a touch on the cold side for me but the lake was great to swim in. A perfect base for exploring the area which had loads to see. One of their suppliers has a restaurant on their farm up in the mountains and it is well worth the 25 minute taxi rid for their delicious beef dishes. Will definitely return.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

We arrived here pretty late in the evening, better to arrive before dark just because it has a beautiful setting on Lake Garda.
The staff are very friendly, helpful and efficient. The hotel is fabulous. We were too late for dinner but had a night cap served by a very professional waiter.
The rooms are a generous size and tastefully decorated, bathroom also. No noise, so aided a much needed restful sleep.
Breakfast is very good, some hotels slip up with breakfast but not here.
We were on a schedule so we had to leave early, but would love to come back here and stay a few days to enjoy the surroundings of Lake Garda.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank StellaNW
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

We stayed for a week in July. The hotel is small which we like, and Ok if you like getting up from breakfast and lounging by the pool all day as some guests seemed to do. Must have been expensive to stay there all day as drinks and nibbles are not cheap and the lunch is the same menu every day! The evening menu was also the same every day so that was rather disappointing.

The receptionist did not mention that we had to book for dinner (the hotel only include B&B in their charge) and when we arrived at the restaurant, which is outside on the decking with a lovely view of the lake, the manager adopted a very superior manner said we should have booked and made a bit of a deal over consulting his seating plan. There were plenty of tables available so all a bit unnecessary. We were not made welcome at all but he made a lot of fuss over the German guests who obviously were very 'well heeled'.

The hotel is very clean and we had a pleasant room and the air conditioning was very quiet which was a bonus. There were no tea/coffee making facilities as they prefer you to pay for these. The TV was a very old portable and No English stations. I don't want to watch TV all the time on holiday but it's nice to catch up with the news now and then and for the price we paid I would have expected the hotel to have satellite and flat screen TVs. The balcony had iron chairs which make a terrible noise if you (or anyone else on another balcony) moved them and they were very uncomfortable. After a day out we like to relax on a balcony with a book and a glass of wine but the chairs made this totally impossible. The massage advertised was not available. We only spent one late afternoon at the pool side (we are not the lounge lizards!) and it was not until I read another review that I realised that there were sunbed covers available, no mention of this anywhere - no wonder the sunbeds were uncomfortable!

The breakfast was very good and the waitresses were very friendly and helpful. We walked the 10 minutes or so to Gardone for evening meals at the various restaurants there, The Taverna Restaurant in the little back street behind the main 'drag' is excellent. As good, if not better than the hotel and slightly cheaper.

There were children staying although the hotel says No Children but they were fine and no trouble at all. It seemed the parents knew the hotel staff and had been before which probably accounted for this. I did not like that fact that dogs were allowed as even if meals were taken outside I was not too happy to have dogs at a nearby table at breakfast.

We love Lake Garda and went our every day on the ferry from Gardone to visit the different towns along the lake. The hotel is walking distance to the Botanic Gardens and the house and garden of Gabriele d' Annunzio - well worth a visit.

So there are the upsides and downsides of a lovely little hotel but as we went out every day we probably paid too much for the time we spent there.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank VivBromley
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

Visited :22nd September 2013 - 27th Septembe 2013
Just recently had 5 days very relaxing break at this hote nearly . Need to book transfers as the taxi's are very expensive. Nearly 200 euros, about an hour to this area. We booked a private transfer ( a lot better than waiting for a coach)
Very beautiful location and the hotel very nice and relaxing. Not over run by tourists, but a lot of German visitors. Not well known to the English Tourists.Came across it by accident.On the lake and well placed for the boats across the lake.
We went for an Early annversary but! ( We did not get much of a greeting when we arrived).It wwas mentioned on our booking. Not much interest from the reception staff(or owners) etc
They did quickly rush a bottle of Asti into our room, not given the normal details like reception number etc and normal booking in information etc.
No information in bedrooms either, but loads of leaflets in foyer, (in Italian)
Rooms very clean and tidy but no tea or coffee in rooms ( a downside) as you have to order all the time. (can be a bit pricey).
The other issue tends to be the restaurant menu. We stayed on a bed and breakfast basis, The menu is a set menu every day and a bit too rich in taste and price for us. We could have done with a snack bar at the hotel for small things like toastie's or burgers etc,. although the hotel does advertise a snack bar with a terrace, it is not a snack bar as we know it. We had to venture out to eat lunch or dinner every day, not too far.
About a ten minute walk to the nearest town with a few restaurants a a few shops in Gardonine.We were told that we wee coming to the end of the season and that the hotel were closing down on Monday 30th September.
( We found the Hotel Du Lac) outside restaurant very nice and friendly service. Did find the pizzeria very nice pizza's but did not like the sevice there, seat you , then ignore you.
Swimming pool very nice area , plenty of sun beds, but you have to get your own sunbed cover, not told about these, we found them our selves. Pool very cold, 19 degrees but ok once in, good for swimming in the lake after.
Overall, lovely, relaxing, good weather when we stayed, but they were expecting rain the week-end. Not bad, lovely generally, but food facilites a bit of a let down. ok if loads of money and like your food rich in choice.

Room Tip: most of rooms lake view with a small balcony, we did see a room with a couch and a bath, but that wa...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our week-long stay at the Hotel Spiaggia d'Oro and would happily return for a future visit. A great Hotel with a lovely pool and direct access to the Lake which ticked all our 'wish-list' boxes.

Our party totalled eight '50-somethings' (four couples) and we were there to celebrate one couple's 30th wedding anniversary. We did somewhat take the Hotel by storm but the staff coped with us superbly and catered for just about every need and/or request no matter how 'off plan' (cheese and biscuits after lunch…).

Our rooms (109, 108, 103 and 306) were more than adequate, 103 having duel aspect with views over the lake and marina while the other rooms faced the pool with a side view of the lake. Sleep quality was varied but I suspect that was due to the differing levels of food and drink consumption. All rooms were kept scrupulously clean and bath towels were changed daily. We were asked to keep our blue pool towels for the duration of our stay, but I suspect these would have been changed upon request without fuss.

The Hotel is dog friendly and several guests had their dogs with them by the pool. There were also a number of guests with babies/small children, worth noting if you believe the Hotel to be 'adult only'. No complaints for the quality of food at breakfast, lunch and dinner, although the menu was not extensive and could prove tiresome if staying for any length of time. Not a problem for us as we ate out often.

Lots to do around and about – a short walk to Gardone, walk/taxi to Salo and numerous boat trips to everywhere else more than satisfied our needs for external stimulus (and places to eat).

All-in-all, a great place to stay for a relaxing break.

Room Tip: Rooms 108 and 109 are on the first floor above reception and benefited from the free WiFi. Room 103...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank s2wart
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 12 nights. we were disappointed with the view from our room but the receptionist said we could change to a room with a better view after 2 days..that was fine with us. All the staff are excellent as is the food. we hope to return next year

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Via Spiaggia d'Oro 15, 25087 Barbarano di Salo, Salo, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Brescia > Salo > Barbarano di Salo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Barbarano di Salo
Price Range: $76 - $283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Spiaggia d'Oro - Charme & Boutique 4*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Spiaggia d’Oro is between Gardone Riviera and Salo, right besides Barbarano’s picturesque little port, where the view wonderfully embraces Saint Vigil’s point, the Isle of Garda and Salo’s Gulf. Peaceful, relaxing and charming resort for those who want to enjoy the historical part of Lake Garda and discover its enchanting surrounding area. Small and romantic, it is a destination for gourmands and for everyone wants relax and comfort in a high-class ambient. Staff will offer you a rest break for body and mind. The Hotel includes a nice garden, an ample solarium deck, a nice swimming pool and a Jacuzzi. ... more   less 
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Spiaggia d Oro Hotel
Spiaggia d Oro Resort
Hotel Spiaggia Oro
Hotel Spiaggia D'Oro - Charme & Boutique Italy/Lake Garda - Salo

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