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Hotel Mayer & Splendid
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Tampere
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8 reviews
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“Excellent hotel, best location”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

Firstly, you can not get a hotel with better location in Desenzano than this one. Everything is close, yet it's peaceful inside. We stayed at Mayer & Splendid for 5 nights in Jul 2014. The service was friendly and helpful during the whole stay. The whole reception staff made us feel really welcome and relaxed. I can honestly say it was the best service I've had on any hotel I've stayed at.

We had a "Camere Business Puccini" on the 2nd floor, facing the lake. You can request for the lake view on your reservation. Room was decently sized, nice looking and everything in it worked perfectly. If you for reason intend to spend a lot of time in the room during your holiday, you might want to take a look at some of the bigger rooms. You can set the air conditioning into silent mode to keep you cool during the night too. Cleaning staff made excellent job every day. Room was always spotless when we returned to it. While the hotel's located next to the beach boulevard, traffic (it's not much really) never bothered us as the sounds outside are almost completely silenced by the windows.

Breakfast was good. A selection of warm foods, good variety of breads and toppings. Nice selection of pastries, fruit juices (including freshly squeezed orange juice). Overall it's a good continental breakfast. We didn't have any other meals at the hotel's restaurant, as we like to try out different places, but the restaurant has had good reviews on TripAdvisor.

I highly recommend Mayer & Splendid to anyone who's visiting Desenzano. Based on our experience, Mayer & Splendid could easily be a 4 stars hotel.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Helsinki
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

We stayed two nights on July 2nd - 3rd at the Mayer. Service and room were the best during our 18 day trip from Chamonix to Venice and Milan. Room 106 had big private terrace open to lake with Sirmione view and also in front of small lively central piazza. Service and comfort meets perfectly well. Breakfast and service, once again, were excellent. Higly recommend this place.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Mayer for 7 nights in June/July 2014. The hotel is ideally located overlooking Lake Garda, in the heart of the town. The road that runs between the hotel and the water's edge is closed to most traffic after 9pm. We stayed in room 112 which has a large terrace overlooking the lake. The room was large, comfortable and cleaned every day. There was a minibar and tea/coffee making facilities provided. We found the free wifi signal to be weak, but usable, in the room.
The reception staff were very friendly, helpful and spoke good English. They helped us plan local bus journeys, printing off timetables, etc. The breakfast was adequate with a small selection for the cooked breakfast plus toast, pastries, cereals, yogurts, fresh & tinned fruit. We had read the previous poor reviews regarding the restaurant but I think it is now under new management and the dinner we had was excellent - plus, as a guest of the hotel, we got a 10% discount, so I would recommend trying it. We would also recommend trying Ristorante Bagatta alla Lepre and Il Bagattino at which we had excellent dinners.
The hotel is located next to the boats that ferry you over the lake, 2 minutes walk from the bus stops and it is about a 15-20 minute walk up-hill to the mainline railway station from which you can travel to Verona, Venice, Padua, Brescia, Bergamo, Milan, etc.
In conclusion I would recommend this clean, friendly, well situated hotel.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

Stayed at the Hotel Mayer & Splendid for 4 nights in June and was very impressed, the location is fantastic and the staff very friendly. We just had breakfast at the hotel, good selection for continental. Would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Newtown Vic Australia
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

We stayed as part of a group and already have plans to return independently as we enjoyed not only our stay at the hotel but Desenzano in particular. The hotel overlooks the waterfront and the lake which is spectacular. Rooms are not overly large but very comfortable with air-conditioning and wifi. The bathroom was on the small size even for two people but we managed. Tea and coffee making facilities in the room would add to the appeal. The breakfast was a buffet with a good range of food on offer including coffee machines and freshly squeezed orange juice. Some of our dinners were disappointing and not of the standard we would have expected from an Italian hotel serving Italian food. I guess this is "group food". We would most likely eat elsewhere when we visit again. Ambra on the reception desk is a delightful young lady, helpful, smiling and nothing too much trouble. She is an asset to the hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Vrhnika, Slovenia
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

When we stepped out of the car, the first thing we noticed was an amazing location and a great appearance of the hotel. When we entered, we were impressed.
A restaurant is very pretty, the breakfast is simple, but delicious. Staff on the reception is very friendly. Rooms have a huge bathroom, also beds are clean and big enough. Desenzano city is splendid! It has nice cafes, bunch of pretty boutiques and again, location by the lake is beautiful. Most of the people speak English very well.
We are comming back for sure!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

Lovely view from our room with private patio. Hotel Staff were amazing, friendly, polite and very accommodating. Location excellent room spotless.

Buffet Breakfast excellent could not ask for more. Evening meals one or two bit hit or miss, but this being a package tour (Treyn with a fixed menu) not unexpected for the price we paid, but alternative a la carte menu extremely good.

Balcony view alone was worth the money (room 111), would certainly return.

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Property: Hotel Mayer & Splendid
Address: Piazza Papa Ulisse 10, 25015, Desenzano Del Garda, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Brescia > Desenzano Del Garda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #10 of 40 Hotels in Desenzano Del Garda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Mayer & Splendid 3*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
WELCOME TO THE MAYER & SPLENDID HOTEL! Ours is a well-known hotel in Desenzano del Garda, where history, tradition and professionalism come together to make your stay unforgettable. The Hotel has delightful views of the lake. It is situated in the heart of the historical centre of Desenzano, and provides for enjoyable moments of complete relaxationwith a choice of different types of rooms, all finely furnished in detail. Our hotel is ideal as a starting point for exploring the beauty of Lake Garda and unique cities such as Venice, Verona, Mantua and Brescia and Milan, or simply for enjoying a typical lakeside holiday. Hotel Mayer will satisfy all your requirements. Book now!!! ... more   less 
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