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“Nice and cosy, well placed”
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Hotel Benaco
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Tomsk, Russia
1 review
“Nice and cosy, well placed”
Reviewed 13 October 2013

We stayed in Benaco Hotel for 2 nights in Ocober, 2013. The hotel appeared to be very nice, clean and cosy. Moreover, it's 5 minutes walk from the railway station and about 7 minutes walk from the city center. Breakfast was included and was good enough including some gateau's.:) The staff was always nice and helpful. They have free wi-fi connection in every room. Moreover, in the lobby there is a desktop PC with a printer at your disposal, free of charge. Generally, the hotel was very good and nicely decorated, in authentically italian style. The only minus was that for late check-out we were charged some additional money.
So, if you need to spend several nights in a pleasant and peaceful italian atmosphere not far from the city center and the railway station - that's just the right place to settle!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Banbridge, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

We stayed for a week in this hotel which met all expectations for a 3 star hotel. All the staff and Stella dog were very friendly. Luckily they spoke English (with the exception of Stella) as our attempts at Italian was very poor.
We didn't spend much time at the hotel as we made the most of the wonderful weather and took the ferry to a different venue on lake Garda every day with the exception of one trip to the Dolomites.
We chose the hotel because it was located near the railway station as well as the ferry port so that we could travel to Milan, Verona or Venice but we didn't choose those options because we didn't want to leave the area.
There is plenty to do for all tastes and I loved the markets in particular.

Room Tip: Our air conditioned room at the back/side was nice and quiet although I think the front and side roo...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

We decided to have a three night stay at Lake Garda on our way to Venice, and we chose Hotel Benaco in Desenzano because it was handy for the railway station without being too close to it - it was five minutes walk towards the lakefront. It was warm when we arrived mid-afternoon and the pool in the front of the hotel was being enjoyed by several of the guests.

Our room was on the second floor and a good size, our only concern was that we were right next to the lift shaft, but this was never a problem. We were on the side facing the railway station but this was not a noise problem either.

Breakfast was very good, lots of choice of cereal, fresh fruit, mini sausages and scrambled egg, warm rolls and croissants, cheese, jams, etc.. Good coffee and hot chocolate or tea were brought by the waitress.

Short walk into town, 5-10 minutes, which had a good selection of restaurants, cake shops and other shopping. Desenzano is one of the two terminii for the passenger ships on the lake and this was a good way to get around, though the buses can be quicker for some journeys.

Our only quibbles would be that, like most hotels, there are no hooks for your clothes in the bathroom, and the shower curtain is inclined to attach itself to you once the water starts to flow.

Staff were very helpful, and when the trains stopped running on the day we were leaving they put us in touch with another traveller to share a taxi to Verona and ordered the taxi as well.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Somerset, England
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

We stayed here for 5 nights, having booked direct with the hotel. We had a good sized room on the the top (third) floor looking out over the town towards the lake. Room was fully equipped and clean and comfortable. Breakfast was good, particularly by Italian standards, with a large choice including some hot food.
All staff were helpful and polite, spoke good English. The pool and grounds were very attractive-it was a shame that the weather was not not quite good enough for us to spend any time in the pool.
Parking was easy in the grounds and the walk to the town and lakeside was easy with a steady gentle uphill return walk.

Room Tip: We were in 139, top floor, on the side facing the lake, so a good view and very quiet.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ireland
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

Really enjoyed our trip to Desenzano and Lake Garda. The Benaco is a wonderful family run hotel in a great location with loads of free parking, a short walk to the town centre, restaurants, bars, ferries, buses and train station. The staff are very pleasant and helpful, the breakfasts are great with plenty to choose to eat. The quaint rooms are spotless and cleaned every day, ours had a great view from our balcony on the second floor over the lake and mountains. The garden and pool are well maintained with the beautiful Stella keeping an eye on everybody. We would happily return to the Benaco Hotel - there is something really nice about staying in a small hotel - its much more personal and pleasant.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2013

The Benaco Hotel is in a great location just a five minute walk down from the railway station and a gentle ten minute walk to the centre of the town and lake. Swimming pool is great with comfortable sunbeds surrounded by very nice gardens. We had a room overlooking the pool which was quiet with a nice view, linen changed daily, good bathroom with powerfull shower. Drinks from the bar at the hotel are very reasonable and there is a cafe just a fews minutes walk down from the hotel which sells water, wine and fresh food at a very good price. Overall a very pleasant and comfortable stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

We arrived without a booking but managed to secure a room. The rooms are in need of a bit of an update and electronic locks would have made a difference. However, the breakfast was perfect with fresh fruit and lovely bread and warm croissants.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Property: Hotel Benaco
Address: Viale Cavour 30, 25015, Desenzano Del Garda, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Brescia > Desenzano Del Garda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 40 Hotels in Desenzano Del Garda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Benaco 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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Benaco Hotel Desenzano Del Garda
Hotel Benaco Desenzano Del Garda, Lake Garda, Italy

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