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“This Family Does It Best”
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Hotel Marconi
Ranked #3 of 68 Hotels in Sirmione
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Peoria, Arizona
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“This Family Does It Best”
Reviewed 30 September 2013

Hotel Marconi is a "must stay" when visiting Lake Garda. From the moment you arrive on property, you are warmly greeted by the first member of the Visani Family, son Carlo. he is most gracious and throughout your stay, does everything to ensure a pleasurable experience. His father makes wonderful pastries which not only provide a wonderful aroma each morning, but provide a delicious addition to the large and varied buffet breakfast. The hotel has a beautiful location right on the water and wine on the terrace in the evening while watching the sun set on the water is a must.
Carlos's mother is everywhere ensuring that the wonderful meals are perfect (which they are!). All in all, this place can't be beat. We stayed three days and it wasn't enough.
Thank you Visani Family for making our stay in Sirmione so wonderful.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

We absolutely loved our stay at Hotel Marconi. The Family Visani are fabulous hosts - friendly and attentive. The rooms are lovely and they are spotless. The breakfasts are to die for. This lovely little hotel was a haven of peace and relaxation in the historic centre of Sirmione. This part of Sirmione is a walled town with narrow streets and it was an adventure to drive to the hotel where on-site parking is free. The location is wonderful, the hotel is lovely, but it is the wonderful family who run this hotel that make staying here a must when visiting Lake Garda.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

We first visited The Hotel Marconi 10 years ago and have been coming ever since. If you like a genuine family welcome then this is the place for you. The hotel is family run by the Fabulous Visani family and it shows. Sirmione is popular and attracts many visitors but The Marconi is an oasis of calm with a stunning location - right on the lake. It enjoys it's own jetty and frontage and you can sit with a glass of Apero Spritzer (Apero and prosecco) watching the sun slowly sink.
Carlo Visani or Amira greet you on arrival , so the best thing to do is wander out on the front and take in the view. Order a drink and chill out. The drinks always come with Olives, crisps and plate of Poalo Visanis' homemade pizza. Try and book a front room with a lake view. The rooms are simple and extremely clean and the view is EVERTHING. ! If you want gold taps and flashy decor don't come ! It's Italian simplicity at its best.
The food is all home cooked by Paolo and is magnificent and proper Italian Fayre. No burgers and schnitzels here ! Anna Visani is always there to make sure everything is ship shape and ensures a very high standard. Eleanor waits at table with a delicious smile and is a delight. So when you look at the menu each day and maybe 'hum and ha ' whether you fancy what's on offer - trust the chef because it will be delicious ! They also do requests with a little warning. We love having melon and prosciutto for lunch - washed down with a bottle of local Lugana white wine. You only have to stagger to the sun bed to snooze it all off !
If you do read the 6 negative reviews about the Marconi don't let that deter you because all the other reviews like mine have had a wonderful experience. But it's horses for courses - if you want hot tubs, clashing domes and sniffy waiters then the Marconi is not for you. This is a proper Italian hotel. I am sitting here in the rain, contemplating my journey home on Monday but even in the rain it's heaven. Siesta time ! One last thing, if you are bringing your car then you are allowed to bring it into Sirmione itself but don't be frightened. You check in at the castle entrance, and pick up a ticket and are allowed through with your hotel booking . There is a small traffic light system and you have to ease your way through pedestrians but they are all quite used to it and move out of the way. Great car park at Marconi. All part of the adventure ! Great fun. Enjoy !

Room Tip: Book early and try and get a front room with a lake view. Top floor is my favourite but I have staye...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

This is a Hotel we found on Tripadvisor and we are so glad we did, A small family run Hotel
where the Family and staff are friendly and attentive you could not ask for more
The hotel is spotless the rooms are well looked after with clean towels every day and bed linen changed at least three times in the ten days we stayed.
The food was excellent the smell of fresh baking every morning was a delight .
The hotel is situated in the old town and near all the amenities absolutely perfect.
If you want a hotel on Lake Garda that also backs on to the Lake we could not recommend this hotel more

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

#6 of a 16 day Euro Roadtrip goping between bard and Venice. One night only. So imagine a completely pedestrianised walled town with narrow streets in high season where even navigating a child buggy through the hoards of people is a challenge! Then picture a couple of Brits in an open top car trying to drive through all the people at 2mph as people press themselves up against the walls to get out of our way! It was hilarious in a deeply embarrassing kind of way and we were relieved to finally arrive at the haven of Marconi which is just perfect! Great warm welcome by Mama Vasanti, fabulous dinner and breakfast. |A lovely enchanting town to walk around, swim in the lake and the daunting thought of having to drive through the crowds again to get out! Let the hotel know you are driving and they tell the police your name so they let you drive in.

Room Tip: We emailed ahead and asked for a lake/partial lake view and they were ablew to accommodate which was...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gloucestershire
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

This place is a jewel; the staff are friendly and attentive, the food is great and the location is tremendous - lakeside, in the old town but sufficiently set back from the street that it is an oasis of calm even when Sirmione is at its busiest. A great place to stay and explore the lake by ferry.
Thanks to the Visani family for an ideal holiday.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

The owners and the staff make you feel a bit like part of the famiglia Visani. Lovely, lovely place to stay. Having dinner at the hotel is a must. We love the setting, away from the crowd. Very peaceful location with a beach on its own. We will certainly go back to Hotel Marconi without hesitation as it is a special place.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Marconi
Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele 51, 25019 Sirmione, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Brescia > Sirmione
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Casino and Gambling Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Sirmione
#2 Family Hotel in Sirmione
#3 Best Value Hotel in Sirmione
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Marconi 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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Marconi Hotel Sirmione
Hotel Marconi Sirmione, Lake Garda, Italy

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