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Hotel Villa del Sogno
Ranked #7 of 19 Hotels in Gardone Riviera
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Perth, Australia
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628 reviews
90 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
“Stayed before so went back”
Reviewed 21 July 2011

Having stayed there before and enjoying it we decided to stay again the service was good however at the Restaurant it was lacking cohesion in the that they did not know who ordered what.

The Hotel is in need of renovation the pool area is good but i would not rate this as a 5 star Property

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2011

The hotel is is a beautiful location, overlooking the Garda lake, and we booked it in the internet.Upon arrival, they showed us to a corner room very small and unacceptable for the 320 euros rate.Then they proposed to upgrade us to a huge suite paying 470 and finally they found us the most wonderful room with a breathtaking view from the window for the price stated in the reservation. But the furniture and overall decoration of the hotel needs revamping. You feel like you are in the decor of a bollywood movie about Italian palaces and not in a real palace. The staff is wonderful (it is a 5 star hotel) the bathroom and toiletriesare very good but the best thing is the location of the hotel inside a park where you can stroll or rest and enjoy the beautiful view of the waters of the lake. The restaurant is also very good and serves marvellous food and breakfast on the terrace or inside.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Cirencester, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2011

If you want great views of Lake Garda, in a private and secluded setting and waiters buzzing around your ears then this is the hotel for you.........but beware. This is not a 5 star hotel in the conventional sense - it lack facilities (this is a small boutique hotel - reception and wellness facilities are limited). In addition it is isolated......20-25 minutes walk to Gardone and a walk up a steep hill (via a flight of steps) when you return. They do run a complimentary taxi service to Gardone (but ony until 7pm - most people eat later and anyway it's the return trip which is the pain). Food and drinks at the hotel are expensive - better value at Vittoriale and Gardone (but then you have that walk). To sum up if you are prepared to spend most of your time in and around the hotel and want a quiet holiday with stunning views ; then fine. If not then perhaps there are better options.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 February 2011

Stunning hotel, very memorable honeymoon!!! Lovely food too! But you pay the price! Standard rooms are very small. Spa service is ok- not grand though.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Woking, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2010

Last hotel at end of trip through France & Switzerland. Beautiful views lovely sunny terrace great start to any day. Although quiet good service and food we ended up eating there most nights. Would recommend to friends. It is a walk to to the other restaurants but not far 10 minutes to several trattoria. Great place to relax and unwind before heading back to UK>

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2010

Gardone Riviera is beautiful, however this hotel was not up to its beauty.

The waiting staff were very bored, uninterested and poor. The food was dire; truly awful. We were on honeymoon for 3 weeks and this was by far the worst food we had.

Our bath plug wouldn't seal so we couldn't have a bath. Upon complaining, and explaining the problem, they sent a porter to look. He noted the problem and then we didn't hear anything else about it. Very poor for a 5* hotel.

Not what we expected and would not recommend

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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LondonPhils, Proprietario at Hotel Villa del Sogno, responded to this review, 23 September 2010
We are very sorry that happened and hopefully the next occasion of his pleasant visit, we will meet all its demands and its requirements.
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UK
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58 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2010

Enjoyed our stay at this peaceful hotel with stunning views of the lake. Contrary to other reviewers, we found all the staff very approachable and friendly - even when they met us "off site" such as at the bus stop one of the breakfast waiters was keen to share his local knowledge with us. Beautiful grounds. Interesting history of the place - small book in every room telling the story. Free wifi - signal strong enough by the pool as well as in the hotel. Breakfast had a good variety of choices and no problem if you wanted an espresso or cappucino rather than the normal pot of coffee. Times and Telegraph available (previous day's edition). We ate dinner one evening at the hotel - although a lovely experience on the terrace, thought is was overpriced for what we had (eg soup around 12 euros). American bar also expensive as is often the case with hotel bars - an Aperol spritz was 13 euros as opposed to 4.50 in bars in Gardone. Room was slightly smaller than expected - we had a lake view but as no balcony it was difficult to dry swimming gear/towels - but having said that the staff changed our towels twice a day! Walls a bit thin - could hear occupants either side of ours. We did not have a car, so mobility was a bit of an issue - although there was a complimentary shuttle service if you asked at reception (basically a cab that the hotel paid for) this only operated during the day. We did find the 202 bus service (half hourly) to be reasonably good (Gardone or Salo short journey away), albeit rarely ran on time mostly due to weight of traffic. Buy tickets at a Tabbachi rather than on board. Bus stopped right by the road to the hotel, but this still requires a walk up the winding road to the hotel, or 104 steps....
First night we booked a cab via reception and he charged us 15 euros for a five minute drive into Gardone - subsequent cab driver charged 8 euros so be careful! I've got the mobile number of a good cab driver if you need :-)
If you want to walk, Gardone Riviera is a good 20 minutes away, (some websites claim only 1km) but there are some restaurants here, and ferries stop fairly regularly to connect you with other ports on the Lake.
Head to Fasano for a small minimarket for essentials - ten minute walk from the hotel turning left once on the main road. If you need more, there is a supermarket the other side of Gardone heading to Salo, or in Salo itself.
Do make the trip up to Il Vittoriale - weird and wonderful grounds to explore. 2 euros by a little train from Gardone centre.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Villa del Sogno
Address: Via Zanardelli 107, 25083 Gardone Riviera, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Brescia > Gardone Riviera
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Gardone Riviera
#6 Luxury Hotel in Gardone Riviera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Villa del Sogno 5*
Number of rooms: 38
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