I have just returned from a week at the Caesuis Thermae Hotel with my husband and 20 month old..... the place is excellent and well thought out.
It is obvious from the first few hours at the hotel, that they have really considered peoples needs and especially when it comes to children.
I'll start with the rooms....
We stayed in a suite which are in the 'family' area (has its own baby pool, playgrounds, grass areas etc). The suites are big with 2 rooms and a large bathroom with a bath and separate shower - you can all get ready at once!). lots of extras, like umbrellas, dressing gowns, slippers, plenty of towels, beach bags etc. Thoughtful things that save you the hassle of packing them.
There is a mini bar (expensive as most are).... if I was going to have a criticism the fridge is not that cold (and not much room to add any of your own bits).
Location - perfect. Bardolino is beautiful. you are a 10 min Lake side walk from the centre and a 15 min walk in the opposite direction is Lazise which is gorgeous too.
There's a Lidls 5 mins up the road which sells all the usual (plus nappies and other baby essentials!).
Food - Yummy! I was a bit concerned it wasn't a buffet style affair, but the meals were just amazing. we didnt have a bad meal.
You can basically help yourself to salad, bread and then you are offered a appetiser, a 1st course, a main meal and then help yourself to puddings (which are especially lovely.... ask my daughter!) and cheese and biscuits!
There is a children's menu which has about 7 choices (lasagne, burgers, chicken, pizza etc) and the waiters ask for their order straight away so the kids dont have to wait.... top idea!
We were seated with the other little ones, near the buffet for ease and the waiters always make a fuss of the kids if they appear to get fidgety. They also hand out little gifts every now and then (like hats and teddies). There are beakers, bibs and colouring bits on the table when you arrive. They didnt provide plastic bowls or cutlery so if you need your baby to have them, I would pack your own. My little one enjoyed the china plates and even managed to break one. The waiters were again really good and quickly cleared it up and put us at ease.
Breakfast was great too, usual buffet affair, with extra bits at the weekend like crepes. They also have a healthy section.
Pools - plenty of choice with great sunbeds at the main pools (have a bit you can put over your face while you're reading - I want one!!).
2 baby pools, one with water features, one near the family area.
Indoor pool luxurious, not aimed at children, but fine if not too busy.
There's a kids club, but I think its for 4-11 years old. However, there is a indoor play area suitable for younger kids with loads of toys etc.
Spa - it it a tad expensive but I treated my husband to a massage as it was his birthday. He enjoyed it, even if he was a tad surprised at the paper pants and the 'closeness' of the massage!!!!
Trips - you can get anywhere from Bardolino harbour, it's 30 mins from verona and close to theme parks and museums.
I would highly recommend this hotel. Although we went as a family with a young child, there were plenty of couples and people without children. The place caterers well for children, but also caterers for people without. They have made so many areas that are aimed at different people that it is possible for everyone to relax and enjoy themselves.
We found it pretty hard to criticise the place...... if we were going to try and be negative we would say the room was a tad dark (but the facilities and practicalness of the room outways this!) and the coffee wasnt replaced enough in the room! But that is us being REALLY picky.
Will definitely consider staying again and we NEVER go back someone again.....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the Hotel Caesius Thermae & SPA Resort you are our VIP guests and we guarantee that you will take pleasure in a made to measure experience both for your enjoyment and for your well-being. At just a few steps away from Lake Garda fresh clear waters gurgle out from a natural spring and the Hotel Caesius Thermae & SPA Resort has transformed these waters into a Thermal Centre immersed in a beautiful park and it is here where you can relax and enjoy a wonderful health-enhancing holiday. Relax in the wonderful swimming pools at Hotels Caesius Termae & SPA Resort and find back to the balance of body, mind and soul thanks to the kindness and excellent competence of the staff at Caesius Beauty Center which includes one of the completest Ayurveda Centers of Italy. Furthermore, enjoy our restaurant where the taste of a genuine kitchen and the wishfor good health are perfectly combined for providing you with maximum well-being. This could be what you are looking for as that special place to host a corporate hospitality event or congress, a ceremony or meeting, our Congress Centre is both stylish and up-to-date and can be found in our elegant basement area. Every season is the right one for a relaxing and regenerating stay at the Hotel Caesius Thermae & SPA Resort.strong>The pleasure of excellence! ... more less
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