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Hotel Piroscafo
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“Patricia B.”
Reviewed 6 October 2013

I just want to say how much my husband & myself enjoyed our stay in Sept 2013 at the Piroscafo. The staff were very helpful & polite at all times. The buffet breakfast was good, plenty of choice. The rooms are lovely & cleaned & towels are replaced everyday. It is a great location,for getting out & about on the local transport. The train station is 20mins, buses 4mins, & the ferry 3mins. We used all of them during our 10day holiday, visiting Venice, Verona, Brecia,Milan all by train, very good service & cheap.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

This hotel was very comfortable, pleasant staff and excellent varied breakfast. The best thing about the hotel is its location as it is right in the heart of the main centre of Desenzano and very close to Lake Yards. We had a room at the back which was fine but there was some noise from the walkway below and neighbours but it was in the centre of all the bars and restaurants so not unexpected.

Room Tip: As others have said pay extra for a room at the front. We cannot all afford that!
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

We stayed at the Piroscafo for a week 7-14 September. It is a B and B hotel, but there are many eating places within a few yards of the hotel, we especially enjoyed the Gattolardo lovely food and very friendly staff. The hotel is in the most perfect setting overlooking the old harbour. The lake is just a few yards away. The hotel was spotlessly clean the breakfast was a buffet type affair with plenty to choose from. It was fully replenished when needed. The staff were ever so friendly and really helpfull. All in all a lovely hotel, so much so we plan to return next year!!!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Ennis
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

We loved this hotel. It was at a prime location, in the middle of the harbour, which we could view every day while having our breakfast.
We were right around the corner from the ferries and bus stop and just a 15 minute walk from the train station.
The room was very spacious with a little balcony. Very clean and fresh towels every day.
Mattresses a little bit hard.
We asked for a kettle and got one delivered to our room straight away.
We had a little trouble with the air conditioning as it was leaking but it was fixed within 2 days.
The staff is very helpful and friendly.
We would definitely use this hotel again upon return to Desenzano.

Room Tip: If possible, ask for a room with balcony, they seem to be more spacious. There is only a very small...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Pershore, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2013

What a lovely hotel in a prime position. This is a 3 star hotel with a 5 star location, well worth paying for a harbour view, book direct with hotel who are very helpful. Breakfast was perfectly adequate for a 3 star hotel, lovely fresh pastries, bread, ham, cheese and eggs. Local buses are very easy to catch nearby and are always on time, tickets are cheaper from the tobacconists. Boats on the lake are a good way to see other places but are quite expensive. A good tip if you are going to the castle and cable car in Malcesine is buy your ticket for both at the castle and then when you go to the cable car you can bypass the queues which can be long. Food in Desanzano is very good and you are certainly spoilt for choice. Another good tip is if you fancy a swim in the lake take some footwear to wear as pebbles can be a little painful on the feet.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Scotland
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

What a lovely little hotel! It has the most beautiful location, right on the little inner harbour, so all the town's amenities are a few steps away, yet good double glazing means there is no noise. The hotel is simply yet nicely furnished, and immaculately clean. The bedrooms are certainly small but perfectly adequate, with nice touches such as slippers, kettle, toiletries. Good quality towels changed daily.
The staff are very friendly and know your room number almost immediately. Breakfast a good selection of cereals, fruit, meats, cheese, pastries. Just what you would expect in Italy.
Would definitely recommend if you are looking for bed and breakfast only in a central location, yet a 5 minute walk from the beach and 2 minutes from the ferry terminal

Room Tip: No need for balcony room. Ones at back are nice and quiet.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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208 reviews
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

Hotel Pirascafo is perfectly situated in the town of Desenzano, overlooking the picturesque little harbour surrounded by pavement cafes. It is handy for everything, right by the town square and just around the corner from the ferries and a short walk from the sunbathing areas of the lake. I would say the hotel is a quiet oasis of calm in this vibrant lakeside town, and was surprisingly quiet at night.

Our room was quite contemporary (wall mounted flat screen tv) and adequate in size, spotlessly clean, with good air conditioning – a relief to come back to after outdoor temperatures of 30+. My husband found the mattress a little too firm and we had sheets and a blanket - I missed our duvet! We had french doors that opened out onto a shared terrace with nice views of the harbour. Wi-Fi was very hit and miss. Neither of us could use our ipads in the room and had to go to a communal area on the landing. There is a kettle and cups in the room but no tea bags or coffee – I don't know if this is usual on the continent or just a cost cutting exercise. We took tea bags and milk jug from breakfast. The bathroom has retro lurid green tiling, with contrasting white bathroom suite and crisp white towels. The shower curtain sticks to you which is difficult to avoid and mildly annoying. Access to the bedrooms is by spiral staircase or (with luggage) the tiniest lift in the world.

Breakfast was continental only, at first glance plenty of choice but the variety never changed in the five days we stayed. I would describe this as a good b&b rather than a hotel as the only meal provided was breakfast. It is in such a perfect spot and has a large dining room with outside terrace, such a shame not to do evening meals - not that we weren't spoilt for choice elsewhere!

The staff are very helpful and courteous and engaged in conversation, the receptionist booked a table for us at a restaurant and we were also allowed some extra time to leave our room on check out. We had an enjoyable experience at this non-pretentious hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Piroscafo
Address: Via Porto Vecchio 11, 25015, Desenzano Del Garda, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Brescia > Desenzano Del Garda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Desenzano Del Garda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Piroscafo 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The ownership and the management of the Hotel Piroscafo by the Segattini family originates at the early part of the last century. At that time transport on the lake was by sailboats which could enter into the harbour. Travellers found accommodation and food in the hostelry known as Locanda Stella. The final renovation of the building was carried out at the start of the 1980's and the business took on the present characteristics, that of an hotel in a central location with a view of the quaint old harbour. It is of particular delight to those visitors who wish to stay in the traditional centre of Desenzano, taking advantage of the comforts that only the centre can offer: proximity to shops, restaurants and bars, the port and the other amenities of a typical small lakeside town. From the terrace on the first floor one has a privileged view of the main square of the town and guests may relax or sun bathe there, taking advantage of the bar service or the shows and concerts organised by the town council in the evenings during summer. The Hotel is equipped with a lift that serves nearly all rooms: only a few rooms need to be accessed by the stairs.The rooms are soberly furnished with modern and linear furnishings, equipped with colour SAT TV, direct telephone line, safe, air conditioning and internet Wi-Fi connection. All rooms are equipped with private bathroom, with shower or bath tube and hairdryer. Some have a small exclusive balcony with view on the harbour or direct access to the communal terrace situated on the first floor, and they could be booked on request. ... more   less 
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Hotel Piroscafo Desenzano Del Garda, Lake Garda, Italy

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