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“Nice hotel and friendly staff”
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Hotel Villa Maria
Reviewed 13 June 2013

I stayed here for just one night whilst touring Italy and my room was HUGE!! I mean it could have literally accommodated eight people. The bed was comfy although very low to the ground – a bit odd but didn’t stop me sleeping. The bathroom was a little dated but really that’s being picky. The staff were extremely helpful and welcoming – nothing was too much trouble, fetching drinks from the bar, storing luggage at reception.
I ate in the restaurant and the food was very and good and there was plenty of it! Drinking in the bar is highly recommend as the bar man pours the largest single shots of spirits I’ve ever seen!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

You fill family'very good location ,near to highway to any where you need.
The room are good,big,clean,comfortable,the service is very good.
The staff and the reception are very very good!try to help you when you need,love to advise,to
Recommend,professional .
The dinning room and the restaurant are nice and good!good coffee!!!!!!
Free parking!!!!

Room Tip: "Higher floors is possibility not only ,ask for nice view!
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

The hotel is lovely, very clean with extremely helpful staff. The facilities include a large swimming pool, bowls, tennis court, & free rental bikes! We enjoyed all of these! The rooms are spacious and well furnished. The only downside to the hotel that should be noted by travellers WITHOUT cars is that its location is about a 20-30min walk from the centre of Desenzano. However, the hotel are more than happy to arrange taxis etc and make bookings for you. There are also some lovely restaurants close by! Would return again definately!

Room Tip: Superior rooms are obviously a lot more spacious but we covered a few rooms on different floors, and...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 August 2012

After staying at this lovely hotel four times (twice as part of an organized tour and twice while traveling independently), I'm finally getting around to writing a long overdue review. While the hotel is a popular draw for vacationing European families, it is a wonderful, romantic place for couples as well. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. While the pool area can get crowded (it's sometimes a little difficult to find a free chair), the pool is beautiful, immaculate and so large that it's enjoyable even if there are a lot of people in the water. There's an outdoor bar, which serves drinks and light meals, and is a nice place to pass the evening after dinner. There is also a very good restaurant in the hotel where you can sit on a charming terrace surrounded by the lovely grounds and gardens. The staff is hardworking and friendly. I received a warm welcome upon arrival even after a four-year absence.

You should be aware that this hotel is in a residential area and not in the center of Desenzano. It is about a mile to the town and port area. It's a pleasant walk but you have other travel options if you are without a car as we were. There is a local bus that stops right down the street from the hotel and costs only one euro or you could borrow free bikes from the hotel if available. It's a quick,easy (mostly flat) ride into town.

I know that many Americans have never even heard of Lake Garda. They don't know what they're missing! I hope this review will encourage other people to visit Lake Garda and of course stay at Villa Maria!

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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 August 2012

Excellent views. Swimming pool is great for stying duin the morning. Food is ok. Breakfast could improve. Rooms are big, clean and beds are ok. Fully recommended for enjoying some days in the lake. Reception provided good recommendations for eating in closer restaurants. We will repeat again.

Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 August 2012

This is the second time we have stayed here and standards certainly haven't dropped. Lovely villas set in well maintained gardens. Safe for children pool excellent and tennis court great.
Really need car to get about that's if you want to actually leave the pool and villas ! Will return again.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 August 2012

Very nice self contained bungalows. Excellent pool. Tennis facility good. Bikes free to rent- we used to cycle off to the port and Sirmione. Very safe cycle routes.
Didn't try the restaurant, but there's a good one nearby- pizza place.
Clean accommodation. A bit out of the way if you don't have a car- or willing to cycle out for dinner etc. The public transport is aweful- buses very infrequent on weekends, often don't turn up, and no clear timetable.
There's a good supermarket nearby for breakfast and lunch supplies.
Wireless internet free for one hour- and only available pool side and at reception lobby.

Our only problem was at the end of the stay, you had to clean the whole apartment and leave it as you saw it- so we had mops out, toilet cleaners, brushes- not really want you want to be doing at the end of your holiday! Even told in our welcome pack that windows had to be cleaned!!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: Viale Michelangelo 150, 25015, Desenzano Del Garda, Italy (Formerly Villa Maria Hotel & Residence)
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Brescia > Desenzano Del Garda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Desenzano Del Garda
Price Range: £86 - £229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Villa Maria 4*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the midst of a marvellous 3.7 Acre park with secular trees, only 300 metres from the Garda Lake shores, the Villa Maria comprises the main hotel with 40 guest rooms, 24 beautiful three-room villas, a restaurant, and a congress centre. This elegant 4-star hotel in Desenzano del Garda offers spacious and quiet accommodations, all equipped with direct dial phone, mini fridge, safe, hair dryer, and flat-screen LCD TV with international channels. Wireless Internet access is available in all rooms and common areas, while an Internet point is at your disposal in the hall. Further on-site amenities include a wonderful outdoor swimming pool with spacious solarium terrace and a cocktail bar for a quick snack or an aperitivo. The Liberty-style villa houses the restaurant, where you can taste delicious Italian and international specialties, as well as vegetarian dishes. Moreover, you will enjoy the following facilities, free of charge: tennis court, bicycle rental, bowling green, and outdoor parking. Garage parking is subject to charges. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Villa Maria Hotel And Residence
Hotel Maria Residence
Hotel Villa Maria Desenzano Del Garda, Lake Garda, Italy

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