This could be such a lovely place with a little work/investment. The location is excellent right on the main promenade lakeshore of the old town. The bones of the bullding are 16th century overlaid with tired 1960s/1970s/1980s decor.
We booked a junior suite with lakeview balcony for three nights as part of a two-week trip.
So here it goes: there's no aircon just a fan in your room which isn't terribly effective in the very hot and humid nights/evenings. First night we left one of the french windows open for air and almost had a heart attack when woken by furry warm animal at our heads. Turned out to be cute, friendly neighbouring young cat but you can imagine middle of the night, dark . . . we weren't the better of it :-)
We asked for ice - not available - so got it from the restaurant in front with drinks we paid for each night.
At breakfast - we were informed they couldn't do espressos or cappucinos because they "don't have the machine". So what you get is a pot of the most tasteless brown liquid instead. The famous stove top espresso pot obvioulsy not an option! Breakfast buffet had plenty of the usual plastic cheeses/salamis and pre-pack spreads etc; the bread choice was poor so after night 1 we didn't bother with breakfast.
The restaurant/cafe in front has the same name and is 'connected' in some way but is also separate so there isn't an option to breakfast there instead though they do have 'the machin!
What's good: there's parking and wifi on site. the location is great and the view lovely. Giuseppe in reception was very nice, kind and helpful. Price of 140e per night was good.
The junior suite was clean, spacious but decor was tired/dated. The balcony terrace was again spacious but visibly rundown with poor quality furniture. Bathroom consisted of double sink then separate area for shower, wc and bidet. Again decor wise was tired and dated but it was clean and all worked fine.
This could be a great little hotel - it has spacious rooms both for guests and the public areas, and some lovely period features along with a very pleasant front of house person in Giuseppe. It just needs money and energy to bring it into the 21st century. It isn't unreasonable to expect ice, decent coffee and tasteful decor to be available to guests.
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- Also Known As:
- Bellavista Limone Sul Garda, Lake Garda, Italy