Booked this hotel at the turn of the year, and a few weeks before leaving I was a bit worried about what we would find.
The trip from Verona airport to Bardolino was only a short 20 minute trip and that was a positive thing.
The first impressions of the inside of the hotel didn't look good - the corridors are long and dark, and the room for myself, my wife and teenager son was a bit on the cosy side, also it was raining when we arrived - so the thought of 10 nights didn't look promising.
But then it stopped raining and we went for a walk around town that was bustling with life. We came back to the room and unpacked and the sun was shining then and it was hot, so we went to the pool area that was quite empty.
The majority of the days where hot and sunny with two thunderous downpours that only lasted an hour at most - then the sun came out again just as quick as it went.
There where always plenty of sunbeds around the pool.
The evening dinner buffet was not to bad, lots of choice, but it could have been better for my vegetarian wife not much choice (luckily she eats fish).
Breakfast was again a buffet and had everything you wanted.
The location of the hotel is right on the lake front, and you can have a long or short stroll every night into the town or further if you wish.
The nightlife was quite poor, a few solo singers over the nights, local Italian's dancing one night, some nights nothing. But as others say - you can easily go into town for this thing if you want it.
There was free tea or coffee and biscuits (and sweet lattice tart) every day from 4pm to 5pm, it took us a few days to realise that pressing "latte" on the machine just means hot milk, not latte coffee, we always thought the machine was broken!
Listening to other guests at the hotel talking, they said it was their 8th 9th etc time here and loved it.
The location is the best part of the hotel, the pool and surrounding area are good, the food and room are acceptable - would we come back - well the world is such a large place I try never to go back again anywhere until I find that extra special place, but not this place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Excellent location and high quality services for this 4 star hotel, the perfect choice for a relaxing and exclusive holiday. Just few steps from Bardolino and lake front, Parc Hotel Gritti is very popular for its tranquil gardens and terraces, for its pleasant pool area and a nice wellness center with indoor pool, sauna and wellness treatments.260 cosy rooms with en-suite facilities, hairdryer, minibar, tea & coffee maker, telephone, sat.TV and safe. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Parc Hotel Bardolino
- Parc Hotel Gritti Bardolino, Lake Garda, Italy