Okay.....when is a Junior Suite not a Junior Suite?
I selected this hotel for it's quirky and different looking rooms, and of course location had a lot to do with it.
Before I give fuller details be careful of how, when and who you book with......I booked with Booking.com with what I thought was a reasonable rate, BUT a week before my trip and when I was then unable to change the booking the hotel itself offered a brilliant rate over a 100 pounds less than what I was quoted with and booked with Booking.com......having contacted them they come up with every excuse under the sun not to honour the 'Price Guarantee'.
I opted for the Tower room which the hotel classify as a Junior Suite and according to the pictures (obviously done with a wide angle lens) the Suite looks enormous, I also opted for this room as being the top of the tower it looked far removed from the door slamming noise from other rooms.
The room is on the 2nd floor and the lift only goes to the 1st floor so stairs for rest of way, but really no big problem. On entering the room it was very bright with beautiful views but not 360 only 180 due to frosted bathroom and outside hall windows......BUT an average size room with a double bed a flat table top type desk and one dining chair to me does NOT equate to being a Junior Suite, yes there was a wardrobe (all furniture being of rather poor B & Q type quality) and a pathetically stocked mini-bar and the double sinked, walk in shower were nice, but on the whole VERY disappointed and over-rated and over-priced.
The staff were friendly and helpful enough in their slightly offhanded Italian way, but that's their way.
The gardens were pleasant with stairs leading down to a miniscule somewhat dirty stoney beach which led to the main road, and unfortunately there were some tramps gathered there under an arch by the main road using the area as a public toilet.
The breakfast was the usual continental type as expected and covered everything from cakes, savouries, meats and fruits.......it was delightful to sit outside but the wind sure does blow here across the lake.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Travelocity, Hotwire, TripOnline SA, Cheap Tickets, Cancelon, Priceline and HotelQuickly so you can book your Hotel Villa Maria Au Lac reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Maria Au Lac
- Hotel Villa Maria Au Lac Toscolano-Maderno, Lake Garda, Italy