Many years ago I found this hotel in a travel book written by Karen Brown. Once I read her entry about Hotel Grifone I told myself I must visit it. 12 years later I still have to find some time to visit this amazing place each year. I have seen it grow and develop into what it is today- paradise.
Once you step through the entrance you know you are home. Enza who runs the hotel is truly one of the best people you could ever meet. She is so welcoming,efficient, friendly and has turned this hotel into what it is today. Her tireless energy and committment makes this the number one hotel in Sirmione.
Now to tell you about the hotel- position is right by the old castle in the centre of the old town. It faces the lake and all rooms have wonderful views. Most have balconies where you can sit and watch the amazing sunsets over the lake. It also has a little beach in front or it where you can go in for a swim whenever you like.
Rooms- have all the amenities one needs, ensuite, very clean and comfortable. The air con is an asset during the hot summers.
Breakfast- included in the price- well I have stayed in many hotels up to 5* deluxe. This however is the best breakfast. It is bountiful. Enza has put on a spread that is the envy of all. The tables are set out with various cheeses, meats, breads, fresh fruit, yoghurts, pastries. The list is endless. My friend who comes with me said ' I don't know where to start'.
Finally the host - well as you may read words cannot express how I feel about Enza and her team. Magnificent comes to mind.
To end my review this hotel is truly paradise or as one of the previous reviewers said a little bit of heaven on earth.
Part of me does not want to post this as I am selfish and does not want to share this hotel. However whoever reads this review and comes to stay here will be glad that I did. Thank you Enza for making my family and friends want to return every year. We love you and your wonderful team lots.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grifone Hotel, Sirmione, the jewel of lake Garda, is under new family running and it is ideally situated. It offers an excellent price-quality ratio, it is provided with a lift,it has 16 rooms, all with bath or shower, tv, phone, air-conditioning and wonderful lake view. It is situated in the historical centre of town, beside the castle, directly in front of the lake, it allows a pleasant and relaxing holiday in a peaceful setting. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Grifone Hotel Sirmione
- Hotel Grifone Sirmione, Lake Garda, Italy