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Hotel Desenzano
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 25, 2013

Just returned from "Great Rail Journeys" Simply Lake Garda holiday, we were staying at Hotel Desenzano, Desenzano at Lake Garda for 7 nights.
On arrival at Desenzano railway station, our heavy luggage was transported by hotel staff directly to our rooms, while we were treated to drinks and nibbles on the 3rd floor terrace. What a beautiful hotel, great rooms, friendly staff (all speak good English), excellent 3 course dinners and a buffet breakfast that was first rate. Nothing was to much trouble for the staff, they made you feel really welcome and everywhere was spotless. Would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

We have just returned from a GRJ holiday which used this hotel as its base. The hotel was all we would hope for on a holiday. Everywhere was spotless and well organised and the room was perfect. There some building work going on next to the hotel but this did not affect our stay in any way. The view from the 3rd floor terrace was fantastic and it was wonderful to have tea there after a busy day. The hotel is only minutes from the station where you could get trains and buses to Venice, Verona and to various places round the lake.
The 10 minute walk downhill to the lake, restaurants and boat station was a bit daunting at first especially as it was hard coming back uphill but you soon got used to it.
All in all, a fantastic place to stay. Thanks to "Mama" and her family for making us feel welcome. We will return.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Megluka
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

recently returned home from a GRJ holiday at Lake Garda. Stayed at the Hotel Desenzano which I think is the best GRJ hotel we have stayed in. Hotel was spotless, staff were excellent, food was excellent and our room was superb. No problems with aircon as other reviewers have said and complaints about the hotel being on a hill are not justified as there is a bus service from the town to the station which is less than 5 mins walk away. Fare is 1 euro. So walk down to the town (15 mins) and ride back up. There have also been some adverse comments about "the old woman". The owner of the hotel is a charming lady of mature years who sets very high standards and makes sure her staff keep them up. She doesn't speak english but I suspect understands more than she lets on. Our last night there was very memorable in that after the main course the lights were turned out and we were served a delicious surprise desert together with a couple of glasses of a delicious sweet sparkling wine. What a finish to a fabulous holiday. I can't recommend this holiday and hotel highly enough. Would love to return.

Room Tip: rooms NOT overlooking the lake seem to be better equipped.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank apnitram
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

I stayed at Hotel Desenzano on a recent trip to Italy. The service was excellent beautiful views and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. Being in a clean comfortable hotel made a world of difference. Happy customer.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Thank ClintWAus
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Dese_17, Direttore at Hotel Desenzano, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2013

Dear Guests,

Thank you for your review, we are very happy to have helped make your holiday enjoyable.
Our staff is always ready and happy to help our guests.

We wait for you again in our hotel and wish you good summer

The manager

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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Great Rail Journeys used this hotel as its' base. Family run, great food - the breakfasts were epic. The rooms were really tasteful and well equipped with a lovely balcony. The roof terraces offer amazing views up to the Alps. Venice is a shortish rail journey away and was as breathtaking as we had hoped. It was on my bucket list and did not dissapoint. Desenzano is a pleasant town with an excellent market on Tuesdays. 17 trains and 3 countries later it was a fabulous holiday and the hotel was really good.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank rushbelina
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Dese_17, Responsabile reception at Hotel Desenzano, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2013

Dear kind Guest,

thank you very much for your nice comment on our hotel and area.

We always try to do the best to make the holiday of our guests enjoyable, we renew often the rooms, and the breakfast is always varied and with so much choice.

We wait for you again in our hotel

Best regards

Hotel Desenzano****

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Reviewed June 30, 2013

Just got back from Lake Garda on a Simply Lake Garda Great Rail holidays. Had an absolutely fabulous time. Hotel was lovely couldn't fault it. Brilliant location by the railway although you wouldn't know it as it is quite quiet. Walk into a very attractive town takes about ten mins.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank JCHarrison
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Dese_17, Responsabile reception at Hotel Desenzano, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2013

customer friendly,

Thanks very much for the nice words spent for our hotel and our country.

We hope to welcome you again in our hotel


We wish you a good summer

Hotel Desenzano****

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Reviewed June 28, 2013

The well balanced, tour manager-lead (ME), Great Rail Journeys (GRJ) tour 'Simply Lake Garda' is based around the quietly placed Hotel Desenzano situated near the main station. Tour trips include idyllic Isola del Garda, old city of Verona, picturesque village of Sirmione and the unique city of Venice.

Lakeside and quays, many restaurants of Desenzano lay down hill from hotel which takes 10 minutes walk but the hill coming back might take 15 to 20 minutes depending on stops and heat. We were very lucky with warm 30C to 34C sunshine. Desenzano is a base from which you need to plan to venture further afield.

On arrival at the hotel our tour party of 36 was welcomed by Hotel staff with a drink on the 3rd floor terrace and a chance to look out over the lake before going to our rooms where our luggage had been delivered. Room 126 lay at the back of the hotel looking up the street away from the main road. We could not see the building construction next door but we could hear it. GRJ had kept us fully informed that building work would be going on during the day.

Our room was very comfortable, well looked after, well air-conditioned and a good place to return to after a warm day's sight-seeing.

We enjoyed all our hotel meals especially breakfasts. The hotel made us a packed lunch for our return journey to UK via Strasbourg.

The very mixed age-group tour were very supportive of each other. It is not easy lifting suitcases 180cm onto a train carriage luggage rack. But there was always a very generous spirit within the group that overcome those hurdles on each train. After all, we were told before we left "travel light" - you really do need to!

This holiday and hotel enabled a spirit of adventure to flourish.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Desenzano

Address: Viale Cavour 40/42, 25015, Desenzano Del Garda, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Brescia > Desenzano Del Garda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Desenzano Del Garda
Price Range: $102 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Desenzano 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Desenzano****, recently completely refurbished is located in Desenzano del Garda,easy to reach from exit of the Highway,just 50 meters far from the railway,5 minutes walking to arrive in the historical centre.Good point of departure for trips all around the lake,towards entertainment parks or to visit artistic cities.The modern complex combined with the elegant surroundings allows us to offer an ideal accommodation for business Clients,tourists and Meetings.The rooms are provided with private bath,hair dryer,direct dial telephone,TVsat LCD,air conditioning,minibar,digital safe,all with balcony.Pool with deck-chairs,beach-umbrellas,wide solarium terrace with lake view to relax yourself and sunbathe,TV leisure room,American bar,free internet point. ... more   less 
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