We reserved this hotel for two nights during our golfbreak in Central Europe.
Checked in late and had just half an hour to get to the restaurant for a dinner. Dinner was served in spacious "hall-style" restaurant with large terrace and views to the fairways. Very beautiful scenery!
Food was nothing surprising, typical average Italian food, and service polite but nothing to feel welcome. Little bit overpriced and I think I didn't tip enough to get smile or even wishes to say "good night" or "welcome again". So it was more like a "dinner-factory" without being rude either.
After dinner we tried to get our air-conditioner to work without success. There was 30° C outside (at least few degrees more insede the room), so I went to reception to ask some help.
It was so late that night-receptionist was in duty and he actually didn't speak english quite well. So it took some time to get to track and suddenly he wen't to the back-office room, came back and said "it's working now". I was surprised that it was only a question of switching it on! I just can't understand why it was not settled upon arrival, cause it took few hours to have at least decent conditions to sleep. However, airconditioning was not working like expected, but at least it woked as a fan and made us feel little bit calmer. This case reminded me about pervious stays in Italy and it's more like "normal" than coincidence.
Room itself was spacious and clean. Nicely decorated and at first floor, we also had small terrace with table and chairs. Also bathroom was very clean and spacious.
But then again, I decided to have a bottle of water from minibar: All the stuff in fridge were warm (because the fridge was warm). Very Italian.
Breakfast was served in the same restaurant and it was very good! Nothing to complain; yoghurts, myslies, lots of warm items and very funny orange-juice-automat, which made juice from real oranges. Veery good!
Golf itself was fantastic! Very Fazio-style course and in good shape! Really enjoyed those narrow fairways and fabulous greens. This course is worth playing when in north Italy. Only the weather was exhausting - 35° C, but we survived with plenty of water.
After golf we just relaxed and waited for housekeeping to fix our room before 3 pm as informed. Wen´t in at 3.20 pm and nobody hasn't done anything yet. Waited still some time but just before 4 pm had to take a shower and of course they came in right away. We asked them only to change the towels and they went away. Again, very Italian!
Later on decided to go to main hotel (same area) to have pizza with my son. Pizza/pasta restaurant was total disaster; almost every table had wrong portions, portions missing, tables loaded with glasses and plates etc. We didn't succeed better - they totally forgot our primis. Well, things got better when they got help from the main restaurant. The whole disaster was based on the lack of workers, so it wasn't their fault - I would point my finger to the management. BTW, pizza was okay!
All together, our stay didn´t succeed very well. I know it is Italy and something happens anyway. Nothing serious, but small harmful incidents. If you wan't to play good golf and can tolerate same troubles, this hotel is ok to visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Active Hotel Paradiso & Golf in Castelnuovo del Garda, which occupies the premises of a 18th century country house carefully restored, makes a suitable accommodation for those who seek rest and well-being as well as for sportspeople. The hotel is part of a large resort which includes a golf course, a sporting centre and three more hospitality facilities.The hotel is located just 2 km away from the A4 Milan-Venice motorway exit. The town centre of Peschiera del Garda is within easy reach and you can also avail yourself of the free shuttle bus service of the hotel to visit it. The hotel also include two outdoor swimming pool and a wellness centre with an indoor swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool and gym. In addition, the Active Hotel Paradiso offers, on the first floor, an à la carte restaurant with panoramic terrace overlooking the golf course and a piano bar; on the ground floor, there is a taproom, the registration desk of the golf course, a pro shop where you can buy sports equipment.The golf course, "Golf Club Paradiso del Garda", stretches over 800.000² and includes the driving range, the putting green and a golf academy with 4 regulation-size holes, at the nearby sporting centre. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Active Hotel Paradiso & Golf Lake Garda/Peschiera Del Garda, Italy