We too have just returned from Italy (June 21st 2010) We had almost constant rain and a storm, whilst we stayed in Bardolino.This naturally affected our response to our one week 'holiday' However the loyal 'veterans' of Hotel Nettuno assured us that in all the years they had been visiting ( this varied from five years running to fifteen years running!!!) they had never experienced rain.....or the cold, which we suffered. We'd selected the hotel based on reviews on Trip Advisor and although most of what is written we would agree with, it felt rather out of our age group.( we felt too young and we are in our fifties) However people do seem to really enjoy themselves and are all thoroughly spoiled and entertained by Lois, a total charmer ,who prides himself on knowing his clients extremely well.
The food is excellent and the entire staff ( especially the ladies who clean the rooms) are professional, very friendly and do go out of their way to make sure everyone's needs are met.The hotel is in an excellent situation on Lake Garda and the view (on a clear day or evening) is magical.But.......the hotel looks jaded, dated and in need of an overhaul.It is a small hotel with few rooms with balconies and the decor and bathing facilities of the remaining rooms are old fashioned and rather basic, although it is always kept spotlessly clean.Side view rooms do feel claustrophobic and dark.
You can't help but feel disloyal criticising the hotel as it really does work for people who have been returning year after year.It's very popularity means that to actually get a room with a balcony means booking a year in advance. Italy is not inexpensive and we do feel that we would not put this particular hotel at the top of the our 'favourites' list. Oh well' each to his own' as they say.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Nettuno is located in Bardolino, a splendid location directly on Lake Garda, a short walk from the historic centre. The hotel features a swimming pool, bar, restaurant, lounge with tv, terrace with a lake view, lift, air conditioning in all rooms, free wifi and car park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nettuno Hotel Bardolino, Lake Garda, Italy
- Hotel Nettuno Bardolino