This was our second visit to Hotel Olivi - the last one being 4 years ago as a couple, but this time we took my father-in-law who is 87. It turned out to be a perfect spot for him - he loved being by the pool and able to go across to the seating area/pool restaurant for a beer at lunchtime(!), and then a gentle stroll down to the town for a drink and dinner suited us all really well. We also enjoyed boat trips across the lake to Salo, Garda and Bardolino.
The hotel is lovely - we had what they call a quality room with a lake view which was worth it. My father-in-law had opted for a single comfort room but wished he had paid the extra for the lake view and balcony - if we take him there again we will make sure that he does that! The pool area is great - lots of beds with umbrellas, so you could find shade easily. The only slight negative for us was that the sunbeds were not that comfortable - they are a standard design very popular with hotels (you can see them in the photos) but they are not padded, and the back doesn't really support you. If you like to stay by the pool and read I suggest you take an inflatable pillow or two with you!
Breakfasts were good with an excellent range of fresh fruit (one of the things we look for on holiday) and service in the restaurant and at the pool was excellent. We had one meal in the hotel which was good but the menu was a bit limited which is why we enjoyed going out to find restaurants in the town...and we had some great meals there - see my other reviews.
We were a bit disappointed that the hotel charges for the use of their posh new spa area. I think it would be good if they offered each guest staying more than just a couple of days one free entry to the spa - it might have persuaded us to pay to go into the spa another day, or to buy a treatment or two.
However, all in all this was a great holiday - we would definitely recommend it and we hope to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An uncontaminated garden surrounded by centennial olive trees - this is how Hotel Olivi welcomes you. An exceptional four star hotel that knows how to offer you hospitality made of sought - after ambiance and atmospheres filled with comfort, but without forgetting availability and discretion. Perfect ingredients for a Vacation with a capital V.Set amidst olive groves, in the mild Sirmione climate, a few steps from the lake, is a very special place where you can have a truly relaxing experience: bathing in thermal waters, purifying your body in enveloping aromatic mists, letting yourself be pampered by expert hands and by the scents of essential oils and fluids. Welcome to the world of wellness. Welcome to Natural Spa.NATURAL SPA:Thermal swimming pool 34 degrees (Thermal water of Sirmione). Indoor pool with salt water 34 degrees Sweet Sauna 65 degrees in natural oak and Thermowood oak Sweet Sauna 90 degrees in natural oak Sweet Spa (steam bath) temperature 47/50 degrees, humidity 98% - aroma eucalyptus Sweet Spa (steam bath) temperature 47/50 degrees, humidity 98% - aroma citrus Emotional showers:cold mist - minty essence cold drizzle – pine essenceIce font Relax areaRefreshment area Beauty Treatment rooms for therapeutic facial and body treatments. RoomsAll our rooms are with air-conditioned, flat screen television Lcd, Sat or digital, SKY-TV decoder, Wi-Fi connection, private phone, minibar, electronic safe and hairdryer. Single Comfort Classic Quality Family Premier Swimming Pool and garden Immersed in the garden is a corner where silence and relaxation rules. It is here where you will find the swimming pool. Cool off in the water, lay out in the sun, or simply enjoy the freshness of the shade. You may also wish to practice sports, dine at the restaurant facing the pool, or have us reserve spa treatments for you.The finest dining Inviting fragrances, unequivocal tastes of Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, generous wine lists... There are many ingredients that render dining at Ulivi’s Restaurant a memorable experience. Our central restaurant is a “temple” of refinement and elegance: fine cuisine, beautiful furnishings and warm lighting. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Olivi Sirmione
- Hotel Olivi Thermae & Natural Spa Sirmione, Lake Garda, Italy