We booked this hotel as we got quite a good deal for a 3 day get away. The hotel is set in a beautiful location on the side of the italian hills overlooking lake Garda. We couldn't quite understand why other reviewers had written that the hotel didn't offer lake views as we thought the views were actually rather stunning.
On arrival we were allocated a room with 2 single beds when we'd booked a double but this was rectified immediately. The room was basic but comfortable with a good sized bathroom. We had a large balcony but this overlooked the car park and appartments opposite, a room with a view of the lake would have been preferable so ensure you request one upon booking to avoid being disappointed. The rooms were "cleaned" daily but the bed sheets and linen were not changed once. Not really what you'd expect from a 4* hotel.
If you want to eat in the hotel restaurant for dinner, ensure you pre-book as we were turned away on the first night due to a conference being held at the hotel (this actually turned out to be a blessing). The breakfast at the hotel is good with a variety of cereals and pastries, fruit and a hot option of eggs and bacon, The hotel has a lovely outside terrace from which you can watch the sun setting over the lake of an evening with a cold beer in hand. The hotel advertises a lovely little piano bar and terrace which has views over the lake, however we were disappointed to find that this was not open to guests.
The hotel is about a half an hour walk into town. The hotel does offer a shuttle down but the walk is quite pleasant. We had booked a hire car with Hertz which we'd picked up from the airport on arrival, completely hassle free and was actually a godsend. Parking is easy in town so for those not fancying the half hour walk into town, I'd suggest a hire car is a good idea. It cost us £56 for 3 days hire. The hotel has ample parking spaces free of charge too.
Due to the fact that Lake Garda and Garda town were so beautiful, we literally only slept and ate breakfast in the hotel and that's about it, so for us it served its purpose. However, I would question the 4* rating.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Poiano Resort is surrounded by 60 hectares of Mediterranean greenery and offers a number of ways to unwind: La Spa (with swimming pool with salt water, turkish bath, sauna, biosauna, emotional showers and massages), Olympic size swimming pool, 6 tennis clay courts, artificial 5-a-side football pitch, beach volleyball, archery, gymnasium with personal trainer, children's playground, game room, table tennis, shop, sporting events and musical entertainment in the evenings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Poiano Hotel Garda
- Poiano Resort Hotel Garda, Lake Garda