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Hotel Catullo
Ranked #2 of 67 Hotels in Sirmione
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 July 2010

I booked the hotel for my wife and our friend directly just a month before going. We booked 9 nights in the last two available rooms directly with the owner Fabio. He arranged taxi transfers from Verona Catullo airport to the hotel and did not require any initial deposit. Our friend was not charged any room supplement and paid the same price as my wife and I, even though she occupied a double room.

Both en-suite rooms were very spacious with small balconies looking out onto the adjoining Piazza. They were exceptionally clean, we were provided with clean towels every single day and the maid service was excellent.

The hotel grounds are very attractive with a good mixture of sun and shade, the garden leads onto a sun terrace directly overlooking the lake with a jetty allowing you to swim from. There is a garden bar overlooking the terrace - ideal for those afternoon G & T's while you are relaxing on a lounger!

The hotel's interior public rooms are spacious and the quality of food and wine provided in the restaurant is superb. Fabio, the owner, is always on hand at evening meal times and will recommend excellent local wines to accompany your meal (at very reasonable prices). All the hotel staff are friendly and hard working and go out of their way to ensure the holiday experience is an enjoyable one.

Special mention must go to Fabio (nothing is ever too much trouble), Eleanore on reception, who is always on hand to provide helpful advice and she has such a lovely personality (she even forecast 9 days of perfect unbroken sunshine which were delivered accordingly!) and Roberto - the omelette specialist who'll rustle up an omelette of your choice each morning to order. Fabio also owns three delightful pets who are usually to be found in the hotel lounge area, often dozing away from the heat - Mitzi the resident dog and Boban and Dida - two of the most friendly cats you will find.

The location of the Catuillo is perfect - right in the centre of the old town and this really is a gem. We stayed in the Hotel Flaminia opposite 5 years ago and it just didn't compare with this. The service and facilities provided here are really first class and enhanced by the warmth and friendliness of the owner. On our last day, Fabio arranged a complimentary lunch on the terrace at a specially set table overlooking the lake immediately prior to the arrival of our taxi to take us back to the airport - it was the perfect way to end such an enjoyable holiday and will live long in the memory.

Whenever we return to Sirmione we will look no further than the Hotel Catullo - it really is a delightful hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 June 2010

We arranged a holiday to celebrate our anniversary and wanted something special; quiet relaxing and stress free. This was easily acheived with the atmosphere and service provided by Fabio and his dedicated staff who made every effort to ensure we had a wonderful time at the Catulla. Our only regret was that we had only booked a week and not a fortnight, but we will return in the next few years to enjoy the experience again.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank RobertandJennifer85
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Reviewed 30 June 2010

Just spent two wonderful weeks at this very special hotel where Fabio and staff make you feel like you're part of the family. The extra little touches provided such as free drinks while watching England play in the world cup, spaghetti party after Italy played, Bosanova music with aperitifs in the garden before dinner, guided walking tours of Sirmione, and private boat trips were very much appreciated and nothing was too much trouble.

The staff were extremely friendly, with extra thanks to Roberto, for preparing our morning omelettes, and Florabella who spoiled us rotten when it came to desserts as part of the evening four course meal which Fabio would oversee personally every evening, and suggesting and expertly serving appropriate local wines.

The location of the hotel is fantastic, and we found public transport extremely accessible with the ferry port 5 mins walk away, and the bus stop 8 mins away.

Me and my hubbie will definitely be returning and would recommend this hotel for couples who enjoy shopping, walking and visiting local tourist spots like Verona and Venice, as well as the many little towns around the lake, although it would have taken a 4 hour ferry journey to get to the top of lake!

Wonderful!

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Ann C
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Reviewed 20 June 2010

In July we will return to hotel Catullo. This will be our fourth visit. On entering through the town walls by car you will wind your way through a couple of bustling narrow streets. This is absolutely no problem and only adds to the atmosphere and whole sense of fun. Stopping at the hotel to drop off your bags you will helped by the friendly staff who will then escort you to their secure car-park area, this is a 5-10 minute walk. The rooms we have stayed in previously have all been clean, comfortable and quite large. All different and all facing the garden and lake. The hotel location on Lake Garda could hardly be bettered. We always choose half-board, as in the past, before we discovered Catullo, we ate in many places both in Sirmione and other locations on Lake Garda. The food is 1st. class and can be quite adventurous, and if you need any help with the wines, Fabio will be on hand to offer his advice. I own and operate 2 hotels and restaurants with my family, and can confidently say that in my long experience I have hardly come across a friendlier and helpful hotel and staff. Well done Fabio and your team! See you in July.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank ArdmillanUddingston
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Reviewed 23 May 2010

My wife and myself would not consider staying at any other hotel but Hotel Catullo
because of the friendliness of Fabio and his staff.Situated in a quiet square but in walking distance of the facilities offered by Sirmione.When we arrived on May 15 2010
we had a very warm welcome and we felt that we were coming home.We certainly intend to go again sometime in the future and would highly recommend this hotel to
anyone thinking of visiting Sirmione.
Sylvia and Ron Rogers from Bristol

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank Henry18
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Reviewed 15 May 2010

We stayed at this hotel for four nights, myself, husband and mum. We contacted the hotel directly and booked via e mail and were not even asked for a deposit. We paid the same rate per person even though mum had a double room for single use, it made a refreshing change not to have to pay an over inflated single supplement.
Our room had a lake view, the room was huge, with a small balcony and fantastic bathroom. What really makes the hotel is the food, breakfast was continental style with someone who would cook eggs in any style, the evening meals were fantastic - four courses and the owner was more than happy to offer an alternative to the available choices if you did not want any of them. He also had a very good knowledge of wine particularly the local wines. If you didn't finish a bottle then it was kept for you to the following evening and although the drinks were extra thy were not at all expensive.
Sirmione is a beautiful small village, there is a ferry that calls there but not as frequently at this time of year as in the summer so read the timetable carefully!
If you drive there go straight to the end of the peninsular where there is a barrier with a small hut to the right, give your name and the hotel name to the policeman in the hut and the barrier is lowered. You will have to negotiate narrow streets and a mass of people but do not let this put you off, it is all part of the experience! The hotel have a free, secure car park at the other side of the village but be sure to go to the hotel first to drop off your bags.
Having stayed in a nasty apartment in Venice (Vanessa apartment in Canareggio) it was an absolute delight to arrive at this hotel, cant be recommended enough

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 May 2010

I can see why Hotel Catullo is rated number one in Sirmione. http://www.hotelcatullo.it/en/home_hotel_catullo_locale_storico.php
The location is right on the water with a sun deck and garden area between the sun deck and hotel lobby. We were fortunate to get a lake view room view with a small balcony with a table and two chairs. The view right on Lake Garda was excellent. The entire staff from Fabio at the front desk to Roberto (who seemed to do it all, porter, barman, valet and omelet maker for breakfast) spoke English and were extremely helpful and friendly. Roberto was very helpful and very willing to do whatever to make your stay pleasant. Both the room and bath were large and very clean. The breakfast included with the room was fantastic with many items to choose from and as mentioned above omelets to order. The hotel is located right in the heart of the old town so walking around the small streets and shopping area was perfect. Parking was also included free. Want to go back soon.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Catullo

Address: Piazza Flaminia 7, 25019 Sirmione, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Brescia > Sirmione
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Sirmione
#4 Romantic Hotel in Sirmione
Price Range: £105 - £134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 56
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Hotel Catullo Sirmione, Lake Garda, Italy

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