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“Outstanding service” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Caravel
Ranked #19 of 43 Hotels in Limone sul Garda
Englander
1 review
“Outstanding service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2010

The service we encountered from the lovely girls on reception, restaurant staff, waiters and cleaners was excellent, they couldn't do enough for you. The hotel surroundings were relaxed and quiet even though we were only five minutes walk from the lake and ten minutes walk from the town centre. Our rooms were clean and comfortable but could do with being modernised, even so if going back to Limone we would stay at this hotel again. Great food - couldn't fault it (many hanks to the unseen chefs), never ate out apart from ice creams at Malecesine... delicious (just too many choices). Fantastic guitarists & harp player at Malecesine - just happen to come across them one day but unfortunately they were not their on our second trip over!!!

  • Stayed June 2010
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Darlington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2010

I agree with the fact that this is a good hotel, however as we had paid for a superior, lake view room I was dissapointed that the only way to see the lake was to stand and look over to the left on the balcony. The room actually looked over the side garden which was well kept and quite pretty, but it did not make up for the fact that I had been looking forward to opening the curtains in the mornings to see the lake !
I did try to have us moved but was told that they were full and was told very aggresively by one of the receptionists that we had a lake view. The only difference with superior rooms is that they have been re furbished, If I had known I would have opted for an un refurbished room!
I was surprised that there was no curtesy bus down into the town, I was OK going down but coming back was a struggle, it cost 7 euros for a taxi up the hill to the hotel !!
The standard of cleanliness was excellent as it should be for 4 stars.
The food was OK but we did eat out at times as one of our party is vegetarian and there is only so many omelettes one can eat.
To summerise, If you want lake views make sure you insist before you arrive.
Don't try to walk back up the hill if you have any back or leg problems.
It would probably be better to have B&B as there are so many restaraunts in the town.
99.9% of the staff were excellent (pity about the 1% as she was our 1st point of contact)
Having said all that, our daughter, who's wedding we were there for, had a superb room facing the lake, and although the wedding was at Malcesne Castle, they did make her stay special, even if they did charge us 30 euros to cut up the wedding cake and put it on plates for us !

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank LizDarlington
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Cheshire
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21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2009

Stayed for 3 nights at the Caravel over the August Bank Holiday 09. Chose a superior room as wanted a lake view and found the refurbished room to be very clean. Could have done with tea making facilities or a mini bar, but it did say on website that the rooms didn't have any, so wasn't surprised not to find them. Hotel has 2 swimming pools, 1 with bar and restaurant and the other with a bar - however this one is not poolside. We chose the pool without the restaurant as found this quieter and there were ample sunbeds and cushions. Breakfast was fine - usual cereals, toast, croissants, fruit, yoghurt, fruit juice, tea/coffee - seemed to cater for the german customer as lots of breads and cheeses and scrambled egg wasn't great. Breakfast tables were pre allocated, so no choice of where to sit and you had the same table each morning. Found hotel staff pleasant and happy to assist. A walk into Limone takes 10 minutes and is a steep walk back up to the hotel, however it was fine for two thirtysomethings. We ate in Ristorante Gemma on the lakeside by the fountain which lights up with changing colours and found the meal delicious - had to reserve table though. We also would recommend Al Pirate - pizzeria next to Alexander hotel - up hill past coach park on lakeside. Good bars - Ginny's on beach - played jazz and rock music, Bar Turistica - small balcony at back which has stunning views. We visited Malcesnie and Riva during our stay in Limone and thought Malcesnie had more bars/restaurants. However, overall for a 3 night stay Limone was perfect and the hotel was good.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank CheshireBru
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Ghent
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2009

This year we went back to the Caravel hotel. We were given a room at the Villa Eden because we had 2 teenagers who stayed in a adjacent room. The lakeview from our room was disturbed by the big olivetrees, but this did not matter, the hotel surrounding is great. Like last year, we had a super holiday again. Compared to last year, there was nothing new. Maybe this was a pitty but on the otherhand, good things may stay as they are. Congratulations to the staff of the Caravel Hotel !

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank DirkB
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Kent UK
Level Contributor
79 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2009

On arrival greeted by very smiley face and shown to our room by the receptionist, the room was large and had been refurbished, the balcony had views of lake Garda and Dolomite mountains - brilliant !
The whole hotel had a fell good factor about it, great staff, very clean, beautiful flowers everywhere, central location - 10 mins walk from Limone.
The food and restaurant service superb, nothing was too much trouble for the staff and quality of the food first class, served mostly at your table.
Pleasant terrace area for drinks and lower pool area peaceful, upper pool good size with bar/snacks adjacent.
The one complaint was the temperature of the water in the bathroom, great shower and recently re furbished, but hot water on a timer and if you need a shower outside the timed hours be ready to shiver.
This hotel is well worth a visit if planning to stay around northern lake Garda.
Limone is very pretty and picturesque.
Travelled with First Choice, the reps, unusually were excellent from the airport to the resort.
Would highly recommend this hotel and Limone.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank RSC&JCC
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2009

Pleasant hotel, friendly staff, decent pool and within walking distance to beautiful Limone. Limone it very picturesque with lots of character and quaint shops and many restaurants. We took a coach to Arena di Verona to the stunning and very memorable opera Aida!

  • Stayed July 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Giottolovers
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Old, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2008

At first I was a little annoyed to be put in this hotel after we booked through archers/cosmos to stay in the splendid, however they did compensate us and the hotel caravel was our replacement. The people we sat next to for dinner had been to splendid 3 times before and seemed to much prefer caravel overall.

For starters the room is pretty massive and you don't have squeeky beds or paper thin walls that means you can here whenever anyone gets up in the night (plaguing the rest of the hotels in Italy), The beds were 'ok' which is one of the reasons I hadn't rated it excellent as the pillow wasn't too effective, the rooms seemed to have everything apart from a mini fridge but I can live without that.

The staff at the hotel were all very friendly including the help desk, bar staff, waiters, cleaners and repair man!

The second reason why I only gave the hotel 4 is because there is no heated/indoor pool and when travelling in September even when its nice its too cold to swim in the top pool.

Finally Food, one of the best restaurants I've ever been which is great for a hotel with half board and I enjoyed the cakes mid afternoon ^_^

  • Liked — Food! It was amazing
  • Disliked — Garda as a whole is a big German destination so most staff speak 'better' German than English
  • Stayed September 2008
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank Daniel G
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Additional Information about Hotel Caravel

Property: Hotel Caravel
Address: Via Tamas 2, 25010 Limone sul Garda, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Brescia > Limone sul Garda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Limone sul Garda
#12 Luxury Hotel in Limone sul Garda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Caravel 4*
Number of rooms: 347
Also Known As:
Caravel Hotel Limone Sul Garda
Hotel Caravel Limone Sul Garda, Lake Garda, Italy

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