Like the last reviewer,we stayed as part of a group.We were lucky to have a front facing room with a balcony.Well,lucky comes at a price.Though billed as pedestrianised,there are times - usually very early in the day or late at night when vehicles shoot up &down as though they were at Brands Hatch!And of course,folk strolling up from the lakeside chatting nineteen to the dozen - how dare they!
Being a wee hotel,there's very little sitting out space,only 4 small tables,so as our group came back at the end of the evening,there was only enough seating for about 12.
The hotel was simple but clean & tidy.Towels changed daily,sheets twice while we were there.A complaint we had with our room was the size of the shower- 24sq.inches!not a lot of room to stretch there!(or am I too big?don't answer that!)I understand that others had much larger showers all the same.
The food was a bit of a disappointment.I know we shouldn't expect the same as at home but it was just a tad too simple for most tastes.4 wee slices of tomatoes and mozzarella cheese as a main course.And the pudding?better without it,go out for an ice cream is a better bet.
By the way,I read somewhere that a swimming pool was being built at the back of the hotel.No sign,is it a victim of the recession?Shame.
The town of Bardolino is lovely,plenty of (expensive)shops to admire.Pleasant lakeside walks,lovely at night all lit up.And of course,there's the ferries to all the other places,Limone,Riva,Sirmione to name a few.
And,if not on a tour,buses go to Verona,for example,and you can do the walking or bus tours there and do the Romeo & Juliet thing on the famous balcony too!(you & dozens of others too!)Enjoy!
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- Speranza Hotel Bardolino
- Hotel Speranza Bardolino, Lake Garda, Italy