I have just got back from a wonderful stay in Sirmione, Italy. We booked the 4 Star saver hotel deal through Thomson Lakes & Mountains. There was a chance of staying in one of four hotels, one being the Du Park.
Minutes after walking trough the glass entrance doors with the 4 stars at eye level I formed the opinion I was not standing in a 4 Star Hotel.
Don't get me wrong this is not a bad hotel and at 3 star would cause me to give it a higher rating. These are my reasons for not doing so.
First the rooms, I understand that Italian rooms are more classical than British ones but the rooms were basic with very cramped bathrooms and very hard beds. There was a mini bar in the rooms with a use and pay tariff that was expensive. Rooms did have air conditioning but the temp was set and could not be adjusted other than contacting reception. There was a safe deposit box in the room that you could use for a deposit of 30 Euro. If you wanted a towel for the pool you had to pay a deposit of 25 Euro per towel.
The food was average at best but never bad. On the first night I had 3 thin slices of meat and 3 croquet potatoes on a small plate for my main course. To be fair the pasta was good and we were offered free wine and water with our meal every night, but you was told that you could not take the wine out into the bar. I suspect that the unused wine was recycled over to the next night. You also was asked to order your evening meal at breakfast.
The staff were very good though and attentive.
The location is also a fair way from the centre of Sirmione. It is a good brisk 30 minute walk away and not onto the lake. Facilities other than a outside pool are non existent.
So to sum up this hotel may have been in the past a 4 Star, but no more in my opinion it is 3 star at best for all the above reasons. Thomson should not list this hotel as a 4 Star as it is misleading customers especially when they market it along side the hotel Caesius Thermae Spa in Bardolino.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is located in Sirmione, in a quiet position, just 2 km from the historic center. 93 rooms - Economy, Classic, Superior, Junior Suite and Suite - with Balcony/terrace, Bath room with shower or bath tub, Air conditioning/Heating, TV lcd, Sky, Safe and Minibar, Wi-Fi. At guest's disposal, Bar, Outdoor Terrace for lunch, Indoor Restaurant for dinner, Fitness corner, Live music once a week, Free shuttle service to/from the historic center. Free outdoor parking and garage (upon availability). Ideal destination for leisure and relax. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Du Parc Hotel
- Du Parc Sirmione
- Hotel Parc Sirmione
- Hotel Du Parc Sirmione, Lake Garda, Italy