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“loved the lake but”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Holiday

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Hotel Holiday
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Bolsena
Certificate of Excellence
South Yorkshire
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“loved the lake but”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2008

We have just returned from this holiday and after 4 nights in Rome in the star hotel Metropole which was excellent we went to stay at the suppoedly 4* hotel Holiday. Our room was on the 2nd floor overlooking the stunning lake views the rooms were ok but a bit on the dark side.
overall the hotel was good apart from the food which was not 4*.
We have travelled allover Italy and this was the worst food we have ever had.It was repetitive, bland and uninviting.They ran out of the local wine during our stay and when a wedding was taking place you felt like you weren't supposed to be there and that evening at dinner you were given the wedding cake as a dessert.The last 3 nights we ate at some fantastic restaurants in Bolsena and had some lovely freshly produced local dishes.
This area is well worth a visit the scenery is stunning.

  • Liked — The views from the hotel were supurb
  • Disliked — the food
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank susieq65
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South Wales
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2008

Booked this holiday at short notice and had not really done much research of the area. However, we were delighted with the hotel, the staff of which were attentive and friendly. It was in a perfect location, just opposite the lake. It had tranquil gardens by the pool, where you could relax without hoards of people around you. Bolsena itself was a typically Italian lake village, unlike the over-commercialised towns on Garda. Would recommend this holiday to anyone who wants a relaxing break in a small Italian gettaway. We did actually think about not writing a review, to keep this little gem to ourselves, but, hey, we're not selfish...

  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
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5 Thank CandDSouthWales
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manchester england
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2007

After a hectic 3 day stay in Rome, Hotel Holiday offered us a wonderfully relaxing week. The hotel has an attractive, modern aspect
and is beautifully decorated. We were given a friendly welcome and shown to our good sized, air-conditioned, en suite lake view room which had a spacious covered balcony.

The reception area doubles up as a bar. The dining room is light and airy. The breakfasts are buffet based and include the usual range of cereal, pastries, fruit, cooked meats and cheeses along with scrambled eggs and bacon. The evening meals are ordered the previous day, service is friendly, prompt and efficient. We were very happy with the amount of choice and both quality and quantity. The wine list is reasonably wide in range and a typical bottle would be in the €11 to 15 region.

The whole hotel is kept spotlessly clean. The pool and garden area is very pleasant with plenty of comfortable loungers, parasols (no extra charge) and chairs and tables. Towels can be hired, use of the room towels is unwelcome to the management.

Italian weddings are catered for, one such occurred during our visit,
it presented no problems and was clear away by 18:30. Beautifully situated only 30 metres or so from the lakeside (free fishing to tourists) and just 5 minutes, on the level, walk from bars and restaurants. A further 10 minutes up hill takes you into the quiet but beautiful old town of Bolsena with its impressive castle/museum and reasonably priced restaurants, bars and cafes. Unreservedly recommended for a quiet holiday, check out their web site, its absolutely accurate.

  • Liked — everything
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled as a couple
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14 Thank pancake
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Additional Information about Hotel Holiday

Property: Hotel Holiday
Address: Viale Armando Diaz 38, 01023 Bolsena, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Province of Viterbo > Bolsena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Bolsena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Holiday 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in a tranquil and green location, Hotel Holiday Sul Lago is a 4-star establishment situated on the panoramic shores of Lake Bolsena. Hotel Holiday offers lakeside accommodation with a luxurious swimming pool and 23 spacious and comfortable rooms. Suitable for every traveller, the hotel provides dedicated pool space and play areas for children, a large garden and a guarded car park. In the hotel’s panoramic restaurant, enjoy regional and international cuisine. The restaurant’s indoor dining hall and outdoor terrace make it a suitable venue for meetings, banquets and various events. Hotel Holiday Sul Lago makes a great base to visit nearby attractions and cities. Take day trips to Orvieto, Bomarzo, Saturnia, Siena and Rome. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Holiday Hotel Bolsena
Hotel Holiday Bolsena, Italy - Province Of Viterbo

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