I am going to compare this to American hotels just so that those in America have something to base it on. It will not be figured into the ratings though.
I stayed here in March for 2 nights with my wife as part of a school group of 30 people.
First off this hotel has a strong frog theme, they're everywhere. Not live ones but all other manner of frogs. There's a story that goes along with it, some princess kissing a frog story, that I heard second hand so won't retell here.
The room was nice, clean, average to small, witha fairly good size bathroom and the smallest shower I've ever used. I'm 6 foot 225 pounds and took up every inch of the shower, so it's tight. There was however a large private terrace off the bathroom which was very nice. The breakfast was typical Italian continental with various breads, prociutto, cheese, pastry, cake, jellies and even cold cereal, There was also cappuccino, espresso and hot chocolate. Seating was good for our group of 30 plus still room for more. We also ate dinner there and the food was very good and enough to fill everyone up. The staff was great all around, very friendly and accomodating. In fact the second night I came down with a severe stomach bug and stayed in my room instead of coming to dinner. When the staff found out they had a special dinner sent up to me of plain chicken (which was still very tasty) potatoes and rice. The location of the hotel is awesome. Right on the lake in a small plaza with plenty of sights within walking distance.There is also free wi-fi but you can only access it in the lobby, not in the rooms.
OK now the very few bad things with the hotel. There is no elevator so everyone has to travel up at least one flight of stairs. Unencumbered it's not too bad but dragging luggage up one flight, or possibly two, is a pain. The only other complaint is you hear everything going on outside, there is no sound proofing whatsoever. Being on the plaza you hear everyone walking by or ending there evening even with the windows closed. It's nothing a set of ear plugs wouldn't solve and it's worth it when you add all the positives in.
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- Also Known As:
- Astoria Hotel Garda
- Hotel Astoria Lake Garda
- Hotel Astoria Garda, Lake Garda, Italy