Vela d'Oro is a nice, cozy hotel on the shores of lake Garda. The location s great, just by the pier of Cisano. Cisano itself is a quiet place halfway between Bardolino and Lazise, two beautiful villages within walking distance from Cisano (~20m). While Bardolino and Lazise have much more to see than Cisano itself, they are also more busy and crowded, making Cisano an excellent compromise location. Some boats of the regular Garda service stop in the pier just in front of the hotel, making the boat service an excellent option to visit some emblematic places on the south of Garda (namely Sirmione, which is just about 30/40m away by boat), and avoiding the often crowded roads around the lake shore.
Vela d'Oro itself is a small and cozy hotel. It is hard to find one negative point about this hotel. Of course, this is a family type hotel and not a 5 star unit. But the staff is friendly, the service is excellent and efficient, the location and view over the lake are great, the garden and swimming pool are fantastic and the private parking quite convenient. The breakfast is continental type but it is great, with a good option of cheese, ham, rolls, croissants, cereals, yoghurts and eggs, making it more than reasonable. A single minor point about the breakfast is the lack of fresh fruit, which is mostly (all?) canned. The service in the breakfast room is also worth a quite positive reference: while we have been here for one week at the high season and the hotel was reasonably crowded, the breakfast tables were permanently clean and ready to be used. The time between the the guests leaving and the table being is renewed was minimal, avoiding the messy feeling that one often experiences in breakfast rooms at peak hours.
Our room was brand new and fitted with air conditioned, a ceiling fan, a fridge and a large balcony with one table and chairs and amazing views over the lake. It would be impossible to ask for more. A minor negative point goes for the douche cabin, which is a little bit on the small side.
On the lake shore just near the hotel there is a good assortment of restaurants with beautiful lake views at a quite affordable price, therefore there is plenty of eating options around. Given the number of good options around, we never experienced the hotel restaurant, which was slightly more expensive.
In short, Vela d'Oro is a fantastic and cozy place to stay. Congratulations to Caroline and all her staff for providing an excellent service in such an amazing place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is situated on the lake front, in the middle of the tourist centre of Cisano, between Bardolino and Lazise, easy reachable by the wonderful promenade.The hotel has 55 rooms with all comforts. Exclusively reserved to our guests there is a magnificent park with ancient trees, swimming pool in front of the lake, lift, big private car-parking, large selection buffet breakfast and an elegant restaurant (separately managed). In the neighbors there are the nicest Italian amusement parks as Gardaland and Canevaworld, and Natural Parks as “Sigurtà” Garden and Safari-Zoo.Excursions can be booked directly at our reception desk. The bus stop to the mains cities around the lake and the historical city of Verona, is in front of the hotel. Anyway, for a nice trip on the Lake Garda, the ship stop is working from 1st June until 30th September. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Vela D'Oro Bardolino, Lake Garda, Italy