We have just spent 7 days at the Hotel Giardinetto in Garda. Location in Garda itself was excellent, right on the lake front. Check in was a little underwhelming and at first it didn't seem overly friendly, but this was more to do with the relaxed attitude of the staff than anything else. The room was spotless and cleaned every day to a high standard. The en suite was very good with a top shower and a bath also. The bedroom was basic and lacked plug sockets with only one taking the standard two pin European plugs, the others were for three pins, which we didn't have an adaptor for. We had no view at all being on the side of the building, so we overlooked the next door hotel's roof. They do have lake front rooms, so it would be worth asking for one if you book directly with them as some had balconies, which would have been lovely. Air con was excellent though.
Being in such a prime location it was quite noisy in the mornings on several days and ear plugs came in handy. Also the shutters failed to keep out the light, so I ended up improvising with beach towels over the windows!
We stayed b&b and the breakfast was fine. A selection of the usual meats and cheeses, but lots of fresh fruit, cereal, yogurts etc. something to suit everyone.
The hotel is also a restaurant with a huge range of food, especially fish and seafood. Out first meal there of spaghetti with seafood was excellent and we had excellent service, but the second night (very busy night with lots of covers) was less inspiring. We learned from our rep. that as guests we were entitled to 10% discount, but on our first night we didn't know this so we didn't get it. We asked for it in the second night, but when the bill came they hadn't done it so we had to ask again. I'd advise eating earlier when it less busy to get the best service. We didn't eat there again.
All in all it was a pleasant stay and some of the staff (especially the breakfast crew) were really lovely and friendly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- New Management - The hotel is located in a magnificent position. It overlooks the beautiful bay of Garda, is situated on the walkway alongside the lake promenade but at the same time in the heart of the picturesque village. Our guests are able to reach all main places of interest as well as several attractions conveniently on foot. The hotel disposes of double rooms with a stunning lakeview, which we are especially proud of, and also of rooms looking sidewards but still allowing a beautiful bit of view overlooking the water in front. All rooms dispose of a flatscreen satellite LED-tv, free wi-fi, air-conditioning, a safe, a servicetelefone, bathroom with a shower or a bathtub, daily fresh towels as well as showergels, hairshampoo and a hair dryer. Every room can be accessed by lift and our guests are welcome to use a private and free parking area only 200 meters away. On arrival you will be received by our multilingual staff, which is happy to help you with any request to assure you a pleasant stay. A special highlight of our hotel is our restaurant with a stunning lakeview. Our highly motivated kitchen team will prepare outstanding culinary delights for you, which our friendly waiters are happy to serve. Our excellent wine list is well stocked with Italian as well as foreign wines and ensures to perfectly enhance your choice of dinner or lunch. Our sommelier will be glad to recommend the corresponding wines and tour our wine cellar with you. Not only through our privileged location can we call ourselves a family-friendly hotel - our guests can also easily reach all main services: the pharmacy, the bus stop, the boat dock and the beaches, to which one can easily walk without having to take a car. Our kitchen staff is happy to prepare selected and tasty dishes for our smallest guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Giardinetto Hotel Garda
- Hotel Ristorante Giardinetto Garda Lake Garda