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“Friendly, accomodating budget hotel in good base for exploring lakes”
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Hotel Continental
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Lovere
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“Friendly, accomodating budget hotel in good base for exploring lakes”
Reviewed August 6, 2009

I recently stayed here with my husband as part of our honeymoon. We were a little unsure of what to expect after securing a room for 8 nights for less than the cost of our 3 night stay in Venice. However, we were pleasantly surprised. Although the hotel is not that impressive from the outside we were given a warm welcome and a good sized, clean and comfortable room with a balcony overlooking lake Iseo. Staff are very friendly and full of tips and ideas on where to eat and visit. The buffet style breakfast caters to a variety of tastes and the delicious coffee always served with a smile. Lovere is a pleasant town with some good restaurants and a frequent reliable ferry service which enables exporation of the lake. Recommended for holiday makers on a budget.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 11, 2009

I booked this hotel on hotels.com for £35/night after reading all the lovely reviews about it on the internet. It was advertised as having a spa and air conditioning which was really important to me due to the long walks and hot days that I expected to be having on my holiday.

Upon arrival, the hotel is easy to find although not very easy on the eye. We were given a very small room at the back of the hotel facing the fire escape. The room had a very small tv with no English channels and the tiniest shower I have ever seen. There was a button for air conditioning but this was switched off so we were not able to use this.

The breakfast is a very small selection of a croissant, bread roll, jam, butter and yoghurts. There was no hot food available.

On the second day, we were woken up at 8am by the cleaners coming into our room then again 15 minutes later. There was no "do not disturb" sign to hang out. We did tell the receptionist this and she said she would speak to them.

We had lots of walking and were really looking forward to the spa when we got back. When we asked at reception, we were told it was only open on Sundays.

The service from the front desk and the waitress at breakfast was very good. The hotel receiptionist recommended two very good restaurants in the area which we dined at.

Given the short distance to the centre and the very low cost of this hotel, I have given this hotel 3 stars out of 5 as I do believe it was value for money, although I think they need to actually provide the services they advertise to score higher.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 23, 2008

Recommend the hotel, Lovere and Lago d'Iseo. The hotel staff are very friendly, helpful and efficient. The rooms are decently sized, very clean and satisifyingly different from the usual 'corporate' standard. Offers all the usual services of a 4 star hotel, but also has a spa that's very relaxing at a reasonable rate. The restaurant also offers very good 3-course meals at a reasonable price - we lost count of the amount of people that wanted to compliment the chef. In all, the staff made the difference - always helpful, cheerful and kind.
Lovere is a sweet little town - they've just opened the 'tourist port' a marina - not massive but has lengthened the promenade. Lots of nice little bars and restaurants.
In short, if you want a relaxing or romantic break, Lago d'Iseo is a much more appropriate choice than the better-known lakes like Garda, Maggiore or Como. Less people, the mountains sit right on the lake, lovely to drive around or take a tour on the ferry. Recommended.

Stayed August 2008
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Property: Hotel Continental
Address: Viale Dante Alighieri 3, 24065 Lovere, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Bergamo > Lovere
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Lovere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Continental 3*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Continental HotelContinental hotel is situated just a few steps from Lovere’s historical centre, at only 100 mt from lake shore, with a panoramic view on lake Iseo and Adamello’s peak.Continental Hotel is the ideal place for a relaxing holidays, with excellent services and a wonderful lake view.Staying in our hotel, guests can take advantage from many discounted offers, for example visiting lake on a ferryboat, to spend a nice day in public swimming pool, or relaxing at Terme di Boario, an important termal centre, or to visit Accademia Tadini Museum.Continental Hotel is air-conditioned, has a lift, restaurant, breakfast room, meeting room, wake-up service.Continental hotel has a new management from February 2013 and offers to its guests wifi and garage for free.How to reach usFrom Milan: autostrada A4 direction Venezia, exit Seriate, follow indication for lago d’Iseo and Lovere.From Brescia: autostrada A4 direction Milano, exit Brescia ovest, follow indication for Valla Camonica, Lago d’Iseo e then Lovere. ... more   less 
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