After a long time deliberating over where to stay on our honeymoon, we came across the Color Hotel on Tripadvisor. The hotel had received many positive reviews and seemed to meet all the criteria that we were looking for.
On arrival, the first thing that strikes you is that the hotel is set back from a main road and not actually situated off the lake. Having said that, when you are actually in the hotel or the outdoor grounds, you can't hear any of the traffic so don't let that put you off.
The hotel is otherwise well located. It is next door to a supermarket which is very convenient and is only a very short walk into the centre of Bardolino.
Inside, the hotel has a clean, modern feel to it. Guests have the choice of 4 swimming pools and plenty of sun loungers and other seating areas around the pool in both the shade and sun. As well as there being a swimming pool, there was also a free table tennis table and free bike hire for guests.
The hotel had 2 computers which were free for guests to browse the internet on, plus free WIFI. The hotel also had a very good selection of DVDs which could be rented from reception for free (with a 20 euro deposit).
In terms of our room, we had booked into a suite and were pleasantly surprised on our arrival to see that our room had been decorated with balloons, confetti and bunting. We were also given a free celebratory bottle of prosecco.
The room was a good size with a massive double bed, of which we only probably occupies 1/4 of the space! The bathroom was also a decent size, with a good shower and a very relaxing jacuzzi bath.
The room was well air-conditioned, which was essential given how hot it was while we were staying.
What was really nice was the small touches that made our stay there so comfortable. In the room, there was a mini bar which was stocked with soft drinks, water and beer. The water and soft drinks were complimentary and refilled every day.
Bathrobes and slippers were also provided.
The hotel generally was very clean and we could not have faulted the maid service. The maids came in twice a day, leaving the room spotless and also leaving sweets in our room of an evening.
The hotel restaurant offered a good choice of food for breakfast, including cereals, fresh fruit, cooked meats, several different types of cheese, bread, cooked breakfasts and pastries. Breakfast quickly became a three course affair!
The hotel restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. Evening food, although slightly on the expensive side (compared to going for dinner in Garda), was of an excellent quality and definitely worth the money. It was well presented and very tasty.
As well as the restaurant, there is also a bar area by the pool which provides bar snacks and a large selection of drinks.
What really makes the Color Hotel a great place to stay is the friendliness of the staff. From the maids, the restaurant staff, the receptionists and the hotel manager. They were all very welcoming and could not have done enough for you.
Bardolino is a beautiful lakeside town, offering a range of restaurants, bars and shops and only a stones throw from the hotel. The medieval town of Lazise, Garda and Verona are also nearby places which are worth a visit.
In summary, if you are thinking of staying at the Color Hotel I would highly recommend it - a great place, not just for couples but also families.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At ColorHotel in Bardolino on Lake Garda you will find the luxury, style and design that you expect from a 4 star hotel, but with a little something extra. That something that cannot be touched but is felt and therefore leaves its mark. A feeling of being welcomed that allows you to be yourself whatever color you are feeling or whatever your mood is. Only in this way can you be sure that you are not missing out on anything. This way of welcoming you we have called: Be Your Color. Be Your Style. Discover our 4 swimming pools of which 2 are heated, a green area which recalls the tropics, free parking, a relaxing lounge and spa, a well equipped gym, a massage area, bedrooms containing every possible comfort, unique suites, a rich breakfast buffet, a wine-tasting cellar, a gourmet restaurant and everything else that you could possibly want from a luxury hotel including style and design. Get yourself an unforgettable stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Color Hotel Bardolino, Lake Garda, Italy