We booked a room with a lake view and balcony and first impressions were perhaps not best. The room was on two levels with a small sitting area on the lower level with bathroom, wardrobes and door onto the patio. The sleeping area was accessed by steep marble steps to a mezzanine floor with further wardrobes and chest of draws. Unfortunately the bed was firmer than I was used to and the fiber pillows tended to slide off the bed in the absence of a headboard. This said we got used to the room and enjoyed having a balcony where we could sit and enjoy the local wine whilst looking out over the lake. We were in the annex as opposed to the main hotel block which had its advantages as it was convenient for the swimming pool, gym and spa area.
The thing that made our stay special and made up for other misgivings was the exceptional service we had from the staff who were helpful and friendly. The food was first class and the service from the restaurant staff supervised by Vito, who deserves a special mention, was exceptional. Although we sampled the local restaurants, the food at the Du Lac was hard to beat.
The only thing we did miss was not having a courtesy tray in the room with tea and coffee as we do enjoy a cuppa first thing in the morning
I would have no problems in recommending the Du Lac despite our initial comments and would thank everyone at the hotel for helping to make our week a very enjoyable one.
One final thing worth a mention is the excellent service the hotel arranged for us for transport to and from the airport
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Du Lac et Bellevue is located at the shore of Lake Garda, on the beautiful lake promenade. It is just a short walk from the historic centre of Bardolino. It consists of three close buildings: the main building, the annex and the Bellevue building. The hotel boasts a private beach with deck chairs and parasols, pool, restaurant and bar, spa area (with sauna, turkish bath and whirlpool) and a fitness area. Bike rental available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Du Lac Bardolino
- Hotel Du Lac Bardolino
- Du Lac Hotel Bardolino
- Hotel Du Lac Et Bellevue Bardolino, Lake Garda, Italy