Had a week at The Color Hotel, Bardolino in August 2009 with our 2 teenage sons. We loved it from the moment we arrived. Total luxury and relaxation at this hotel. We spent most of our time at the hotel just chilling by the pool areas - 3 lovely pools each with different characteristics. One quite large pool with a wet bar, table tennis, garden & hammocks, obviously intended for families with kids. 2nd pool near the bar area with sofas to relax on nearby. 3rd smaller pool obviously intended for adults as it was very peaceful and relaxing by this pool with no screaming kids. So if you have no kids and need to get away from kids you would be able to at this hotel even in peak summer time.
Our rooms were the "deluxe" ones, and we overlooked the restaurant and pool area which was nice as we woke up to the smell of fresh coffee. The other side of the hotel was facing onto the main road, so might not have been quite so nice there but we would not have minded as we spent very little time in our room anyway. The rooms are quiet small and a bit tight for space for moving around in especially since we had a deluxe room, but this did not bother us in the slightest. The bathroom was nice and large with a wonderful shower and bathrobes and soft towels.
The hotel offers free wifi which is great, and there is also a computer to access the internet on if you don't have your own.
Breakfast was a buffet with a huge array of different foods - something to suit every taste and we looked forward to it every morning.
Food and meals at the hotel were quite expensive but were excellent every time.
We hired bikes (free from the hotel) one day and cycled along the lakeside to some other villages further up the lake.
The hotel is on a fairly busy main road and some reviewers have commented on this and said that it was a disadvantage, but this did not bother us in the slightest. The pool areas were all at the back of the hotel tucked away from the traffic noise. To get to the lake area we had to walk along the road a little way and cross over at a pedestrian crossing and then down another little road to get to the lake, but we enjoyed our walk every evening and the main road was no problem for us at all.
Bardolino is a great little town and one of the best we saw on the lake and we were glad we stayed there - huge choice of restaurants and lots of lovely shops to look around, plus a very picturesque lakeside area and nice walks along the lake in the evening.
Our 2 teenage sons loved the holiday - they were quite happy being by the pool and if they got bored they could easily go out and walk around the town and see other things. There are also buses to other areas on Lake Garda and I believe there is a water park not too far away although we didn't go to this.
We took a day trip to Venice which was fantastic.
We are planning on going back again to this hotel this summer.
- 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, 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. rself an unforgettable stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Color Hotel Bardolino, Lake Garda, Italy