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Hotel Residence Holiday
Ranked #63 of 67 Hotels in Sirmione
Reviewed October 20, 2012

I cannot recommand this Hotel at all. Why?
Cause as a non-private-guest you feel like being in a two-class-society. You eat breakfast in a room with private guests. The problem is, that you just get to see what you ARE NOT ALLOWED to eat cause it's just for private guests. As a non-private-guest your food is on a small table and not tasty at all.
Next thing I really disliked were the rooms: The condition is horrific! It seems like the rooms were touched the last time in the 50ies! Broken furniture like broken sockets, lamps and doors, holes in the walls and in the windowpane (I'm not lying!), no air-condition by day, not well cleaned (spiders, dust and must everywhere!), dirty bedding, malfunctioning toilet flushing etc. etc. etc.! Also the distribution of the beds in the room is really bad. One person has to sleep alone next to the door. If you want to change that you had to pay for it as a punishment.
The rules in general are too strickt. You have to pay for several unnecessary things like for shifting sth in your room or from the kitchen. You have to be in your rooms at 11, which is of course good for families and people who want to have some quite. But it's really bad for groups, who want to go out or use the bar.
Another negative aspect is the staff: The people working in the Hotel were really unfriendly. For example they didn't want to help when we didn't understand the system of the safe.

The area is beautiful but all in all the price was too high for this hotel!

Room Tip: Just don't use this Hotel!
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Carina G
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

Not clear how it is stated as a 3 star hotel. maybe from 20 years ago.. I wouldn't call it a Hotel at all.
in a 3 star hotel you are not asked to clean your own room!

- On check in we were asked to clean our own room or pay extra for cleaning service.
- The elevator was out of order, we were given a room on the second floor & had to carry our bags up 2 flights of stairs. (and also down the next morning, since the elevator was still out of order)
- The AC was out of order (They came to fix it, but it stopped completely during the night)
- The room had a bad smell, it wasn't ventilated for a long time.
- The hotel & room furniture is very outdated, furniture broken & dirty

Room Tip: Do not stay there
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank s_o919
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

My wife and i stayed at the hotel holiday the staff and especialy the managment team were so helpfull they made our holiday very special nothing is to much trouble they even had my wife julie picked up and taken to the hairdressers free of charge, the food was exellent the room was cleaned daily to a very high standard i cant recomend this hotel enough we will definately be going back,it is extremly good value for moneyTHANK YOU SO MUCH HOTEL HOLIDAY
Keith and julie (england) the pool was fantastic very warm not cold like a lot of the others and a nice bar to getr a cold beer and coffe served by a real nice guy!!!!!

Room Tip: All the rooms are exellent
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

The only reason to go to this hotel is to film a 70s movie. Because that is the last time someone touched a room in that hotel. The dark blue bed covers with the orange (i do not know if in the past it was red and turned orange) curtains.. the fact there is no phone in the room, there is no fridge to put a bottle of water, the thin prison mattress??
over breakfast i asked for a fried egg for my 4 year old son, willing to pay of course extra if needed. The answer was OK, we do it , but this is the last time , and i was charged 6 Euros for it! the most expensive egg ever.
The bathroom was small and dirty, the balcony door did not shot all the way so we could hear noises from outside. The Air Condition outside unit was on the balcony so we heard its noise all night long.
Can not sleep, can not shower, can not have proper breakfast.

Room Tip: go to another hotel
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank Hebo72
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

Doesn't worth the money you pay for it !
It's not a hotel !
We didn't like . Very very old
Hotel, the oldesT I have ever been in. No view. No nothing ! The only good thing is the air conditioning !!
Small bathroom. Old door with keys ! No
Restaurant , old bar !
Sorry that I had spent my money there !

  • Stayed: August 2012
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6  Thank Hkndlft
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

We returned to Hotel Holiday in June this year having visited six years previously. We were delighted to find the hotel still retained its friendly atmosphere and good facilities. We appreciated the location, set in a residential area which was very peaceful and within close proximity of a lovely walk by the side of the lake.
We booked a room with kitchen facilities which were quite adequate for our breakfast needs although could perhaps do with a little updating. The room and bathroom were very clean and a good size.
As regular swimmers we were very happy to find that the 25metre pool was just as lovely and well maintained as we remembered and we put it to very good use as we experienced some very hot weather during our stay.
The staff on reception were very pleasant and helpful and we would not hesitate to go back to the Hotel Residence Holiday for yet another return trip.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Lesman9
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Reviewed September 4, 2011

i was there with my family, when i got in the first time i was shocked, the design if you can even call it design is the worst you can imagine, dirty, and hot, no air condition, the service was horrible, slow, the room was small very old and the bathroom had only a tiny tiny shower and had broken elements in it. the pool is fine but the food & beverages next to it are poor!!! you have to clean the room when you go out or you pay extra 40 euros. i paid 125 euros a day and i personally will never go again but wouldn't pay more than 50 euros. the only good thing about it is that at the end of the street to the right there is an amazing place to spend on the garda lake with a little cafe.

Room Tip: nothing to say
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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5  Thank yaelgg
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Address: Via Achille Grandi 5, 25019 Sirmione, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Brescia > Sirmione
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #63 of 67 Hotels in Sirmione
Price Range: $82 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Residence Holiday 3*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surrounded by the green of the trees and located in an oasis of quietness, just a few meters from the lake shores at the beginning of Sirmione peninsula, Hotel Residence Holiday offers 80 rooms and apartments (with small kitchen) fitted with : balcony or terrace, air conditioning, telephone, safe and TV Sat, private bathroom with shower, hairdryer. At guests' disposal a half-olympic swimming pool and a children's pool, a garden, American bar, bicycles, free parking places. ... more   less 
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Hotel Residence Holiday Sirmione, Lake Garda, Italy

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