My husband and I booked a standard room in main building and according to Thomsons brochure, included safe, air con and mini bar. The room did not have a mini bar and when I told the rep, she said they were only in superior rooms. I just wish I had the brochure page with me to show her! Not that there would have been space in the room for even a tiny fridge as it was a VERY small room. Impossible to both get ready and dressed at the same time, very limited storage space too so had to leave many of our clothes in the suitcases. Having said that, the air con worked fabulously which was just as well as the temperatures were in mid thirties and rising. And the bar staff supplied glasses or buckets of ice whenever we asked. The safe was free, a bonus these days when so many 4 and 5 star hotels charge. The room was spotlessly clean, as was the whole hotel.
We found the staff to be friendly-even reception (despite some reviews I've read). The food was fine, lovely fresh fruit at breakfast and the evening meals (which I'd been worried about after reading some of the reviews on Trip Advisor) were on the whole very tasty, especially the pasta dishes. The desserts were limited but we could cope with that.
Many guests there had been back year after year, 12 and 13 times in the case of the couples we sat next to for meals! We didn't find a problem with the table arrangements as it was nice to chat and get tips from fellow guests.
The pool area was good, never a problem with obtaining sunbeds.
The hotel is in a fantastic location in the beautiful town of Bardolino. Plenty of shops and restaurants and easy to catch the ferries to other towns around the lake. The free occasional concerts given on the steps of the church were fabulous and well recommended.
We never go back to the same place twice-too many places to see in the world. But would have no hesitation recommending this hotel in this resort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set against the wonderful backdrop of Lake Garda, Hotel Catullo enjoys a unique position. Situated in the historical centre of Bardolino, directly on the lakeside with a romantic view of the small harbour, the hotel offers rooms of different types: Standard, Superior and Junior Suites provided with every comfort, all of which have a balcony, some overlooking the lake, others with a view of the historical centre. A' la carte restaurant and open-air pizzeria facing the lake, bar with shady terrace, swimming pool with sunbeds and whirlpool, private car park. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Catullo Hotel Bardolino
- Hotel Catullo Bardolino, Lake Garda, Italy