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“An Excellent 3 Star Hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Benaco
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“An Excellent 3 Star Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

This was our second stay at the Hotel Benaco within a year, so we knew what to expect. It's a well managed family run hotel, situated on a quiet road, which is a 5 minute walk from the railway station and a 5 minute walk to the town center. If you're content with resting up then the garden and pool at the front of the hotel offer a quiet haven for just chilling and reading a book. If you like to use the hotel as a base to explore further afield then the Benaco is ideal, in that, it's a short walk to the ferry which will give you access to the many towns and villages around Lake Garda. The railway station offers access to Venice, Verona, Milan and Bologna.
The staff always welcome you with a a smile and a buongiorno or buonasera. Breakfast is what you would expect from a well run 3 star hotel. We would certainly return to the Benaco if we visit Desenzano again.

Room Tip: Go for a room with a balcony overlooking the pool and a view of Lake Garda
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Ireland
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56 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

This property had it all for our recent trip, after a few hectic days it was a great relief to find the hotel only a short walk from the train station. It has a lovely pool with a shady garden. The staff were all nice and friendly. The breakfast was as good as you will get anywhere with a great choice. Quiet location with only a short walk to the lake and town centre. Our family room was very comfortable and spacious. All in all vey relaxing place.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Kilkenny
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Stayed in this hotel in June and thoroughly enjoyed it. This is a family run hotel and staff were extremely pleasant and helpful. The buffet breakfast was very good and tea/coffee and drinks were served during the day when requested. The pool was very clean and the surrounding area very well kept with no shortage of sunbeds. The garden provided shade also when required. It is only a few minutes from the train station in Desenzano where you can visit Verona, Venice, Milan and many more places of interest. It was about 10 minutes walk to the harbour where you can board a ferry to the neighbouring towns on the lake. The only down side if you are not too good on the walking is the uphill back to the hotel from centre but the hotel nevertheless is in a very good location. I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel and look forward to staying there again in the near future.

Room Tip: Room with a veranda
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hulst, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

The hotel is not recent, but well enhanced with new bathroom and good airco equipment. Our room was second floor with a view over the Garda-lake. Very clean and spacious. English spoken personnel, very helpfull and friendly. As the wheather had just changed to summer the airco needed a re-boot, but this happened immediately. Breakfast was extensive and complete, while many guests were present. Good service! Hotel has very nice swimming pool. Location is ideally suited (5 - 10 min walk to and from Desenzano city center. Parking facilities. Overall we felt we had a great stay at Benaco.

and...the dog was a real joy!

Room Tip: some lake side rooms have a balcony without direct sun, which can be nice during a warm summer
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

The location is very good for the railway station, where buses also leave for various destinations including Sirmione. The welcome was fairly understated and we had to ask for the wi-fi details. The hotel is a grand old building with a very nice aspect to the front where there is an immaculate swimming pool area (which never seemed very busy). This does mean noise carries and we could hear people above us and next door very early in the morning. Breakfast unremarkable. The rooms were clean and spacious. Don't stay here if you don't like or are allergic to dog - Stella is incredibly well trained though and personally we were fans!

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

I stayed at the Benaco hotel in June 2014. It is a lovely quiet hotel and the people who run it were extremely helpful and kind. They also have a cute collie by the name of Stella who was the star of the week!

It is a three star hotel and the rooms are spotless and mine (110) was more than big enough.

The location is excellent. Just a five minute walk from the train station at Desenzano - which is perfect if you want to explore the nearby cities of Verona (20 mins), Venice (1.5hr) and Milan (1.5hr).

The walk to the lake, harbour and main part of Desenzano is about ten minutes max. It is a very pretty and safe area.

The pool was very refreshing, and Stella, who is trained not to go in to the pool, likes to race any swimmers to the other side. Very cute and funny!

The staff went out of their way to be helpful and made my stay even more enjoyable.

I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel. Especially for the location and for Stella!

Room Tip: Room 110 overlooks the pool and you can just see the lake too!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

The room was minimal - very small with very little room to store suitcases and no refrigerator or microwave. The sink drained extremely slowly. The breakfast, while plentiful, was not of good quality. There is no restaurant.
The staff was, however, very helpful.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Hotel Benaco

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 #6 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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