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Hotel Villa del Sogno
Ranked #8 of 19 Hotels in Gardone Riviera
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 October 2006

Of the four hotels we stayed at in our recent Italy trip, the Villa Del Sogno was our least favorite.

The plusses..... as stated by other reviewers, the property is quite lovely. The large terrace off the bar/restaurant is handsomely decorated with gorgeous plants and has stunning views over the lake. Service in the bar/restaurant is very good...

The minuses...
(1) The women at the front desk are just haughty. We had dinner reservations at a very expensive restaurant for one of the nights we stayed, and asked for a recommendation for a simple place in town for the other. Response... "we don't send our guests to those places in town".

(2) Plain, small, cramped, and stuffy rooms. Perhaps we should have opted for a junior suite, but we booked the "Superior Double Room with Terrace" at 330 Euros/nt. These rooms are directly below the terrace off the bar/restaurant described above. While the terrace was large, the room itself was very tight-- barely room to maneuver around the bed and terrible lighting for reading. Signs on the patio door admonish you against leaving them open, but if you don't the room is very hot and stuffy. If you do open them, you get the breezes and swarms of mosquitoes. Also, you hear the scraping of chairs from above when people are on the terrace above. Lastly... the elevator does NOT go down to this level; it is about 40 stairs up to the next level. Except for the terrace, we really hated this room.

Had we to do it over, we would have stayed at the Grand Hotel, right on the water next to those restaurants the hotel won't send you to. We had lunch and cocktails there, and thought it was quite lovely. We didn't see the rooms, but the staff were extremely helpful and from there you can walk everywhere in the town.

  • Stayed: September 2006, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 August 2006

A beautiful small hotel in a fabulous location. Push the boat out (metaphorically) and book a junior suite with a private terrace overlooking the lake...just stunning. There is a classy pool area and a lovely terrace for drinks and dinner. the views are great.The food at breakfast and dinner was first class, as was the service...not at all snooty. This is a quiet, romantic hotel (although there were quite a few kids) and I'm beginning to run out of superlatives. It isn't cheap , it lacks mod cons (no LCD TVs) and the location is quiet but I would recommend it wholeheartedly.

  • Stayed: August 2006, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 June 2006

My wife and I have returned from this hotel today and are glad to report yet another truly memorable vacation. We found the hotel by accident last year amongst a number of possible Lake Garda hotels and had an exceptional time, and this has just been repeated during our second stay.

The friendliness, quality and attention to detail is outstanding. The hotel is relatively small in terms of room numbers but hits the mark in respect of attentiveness of all the staff, setting (magnificent views of the lake whilst dining under the stars) and quality.

If you want a hotel that will cater for your individual needs and offer a relaxing environment to indulge in fine dining and relaxation then this is the place. These comments were echoed by all other guests we spoke to.

This is not the cheapest place on the lake, but if you can afford to stay here then do, you will not regret it. We intend to return again next year.

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Reviewed 13 June 2006

2  Thank bromsgrovian
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Reviewed 18 September 2005

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11  Thank HelloSailor
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Reviewed 16 August 2005

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8  Thank bristolreviewer
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Reviewed 9 August 2005

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9  Thank Bertiedog
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Additional Information about 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
#7 Luxury Hotel in Gardone Riviera
Price Range: £216 - £447 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Villa del Sogno 5*
Number of rooms: 38
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Hotel Del Sogno
Del Sogno Hotel
Hotel Villa Del Sogno Lake Garda/Gardone Riviera, Italy

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