We stayed in this hotel for 7 nights, booked it on the recommendation of tripadvisor's no 1 hotel in Bardolino rating.
It's a nice hotel, but for those world travellers out there don't expect world class standards. I believe most hotels in Lake Garda are "boutique" rather than world class.
Very friendly and welcoming staff
Free wifi mostly throughout the hotel
Extensive lounge public areas to read, surf on your iPad, have a quiet moment, etc.
Good location for walking in to Bardolino town centre.
3 lovely pools (we only found 2 actually), but not heated. 1 indoor heated whirlpool.
Good effort made for our wedding anniversary - rose petals, free bubbly in room.
Not so good points:
Our standard "smart" room has unbelieveably cramped bathroom, without a bath only a shower.
No real lakeview rooms, as the hotel is across a main road/other buildings from the lake.
Most balconies overlook the main road, the swimming pools or the dining room roof.
Very pricey overall, e.g. "tasting dinner" menus are from 50euros each.
Breakfast is good for continental standard, not world standard, e.g. only 4 hot items - boiled egg, scrambled egg, streaky bacon, sausage. No omelette chef, etc. Fairly good selection of high quality pastries. Identical breakfast every morning.
No useful English language channels on TV, e.g. BBC World News or Sky News.
No in-room tea/coffee making facilities for the quintessentially British guests!
So there you are, my honest opinion. We have stayed in hotels of much higher standard elsewhere, but for Lake Garda it's ok, just not 5 star material and too pricey.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At ColorHotel in Bardolino on Lake Garda you will find the luxury, style and design that you expect from a 4 star hotel, but with a little something extra. That something that cannot be touched but is felt and therefore leaves its mark. A feeling of being welcomed that allows you to be yourself whatever color you are feeling or whatever your mood is. Only in this way can you be sure that you are not missing out on anything. This way of welcoming you we have called: Be Your Color. Be Your Style. Discover our 4 swimming pools of which 2 are heated, a green area which recalls the tropics, free parking, a relaxing lounge and spa, a well equipped gym, a massage area, bedrooms containing every possible comfort, unique suites, a rich breakfast buffet, a wine-tasting cellar, a gourmet restaurant and everything else that you could possibly want from a luxury hotel including style and design. Get yourself an unforgettable stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Color Hotel Bardolino, Lake Garda, Italy