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Hotel Le Palme
Ranked #13 of 42 Hotels in Limone sul Garda
Certificate of Excellence
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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“Need to Try Harder”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

We visited this hotel for a week in the latter end of June 2014. We were met from our transfer mini bus by a lady from the hotel in a little electric van with seats in it! She was very friendly and it was a very different mode of transport to arrive at your hotel! Once at the hotel we were quickly booked in and shown to our room which was on the first floor overlooking the lake and right next to the ferry landing. The room was clean though quite dated, but then that is the style of the hotel, so that was what we had expected. One surprising feature was that there was tea and coffee making facilities in the room which is very rare throughout Europe. The room was equipped with a fridge which had a few items in it, leaving enough room for a few items of our own, although it wasn't very cold and struggled to keep things cold. The Air con in the room was also a little poor, only really acting like a fan as opposed to making the room cool. It was very hot while we were there, so the Air Con being cooler would have been an advantage for a better nights sleep.
Breakfast was adequate but was the same everyday with no variations, but this was compensated by the lovely lakeside terrace where breakfast was taken.
Our first couple of evening meals were quite acceptable, with as much wine, beer or soft drinks as you wanted included in the half board rate which was welcomed!
On the Friday evening they had a gala dinner which was disastrous. They insisted that everyone was in the restaurant for 7pm, but after your initial salad starters there was nothing for about an hour, one couple actually got up and left. Nobody explained how it worked and what was going on. The staff in the restaurant seemed unable to answer any questions.
After that evening the service in the restaurant deteriorated badly, which did put quite a
dampener on things, even though the food was very enjoyable.
The hotel is rated as a four star, but after staying in other four star hotels in the area this one did not compare favourably.

The hotel cannot be faulted on location, but other areas need to be improved.
Please note you have to pay extra for the safe in the room, and Wi-Fi also. Many other hotels these days offer these as standard.

Even though there are issues in the hotel that need addressing, it did not detract form an enjoyable week.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

Just returned from a 4 night stay at Hotel Le Palme as part of a last minute Thomson holiday. Upon arrival in Limone, we were picked up by a member of staff in a small electric vehicle to take us directly to the hotel, although we could have walked as it was only a short distance. The staff at the hotel were all very friendly and efficient - particularly those working in the restaurant. We were incredibly impressed with the speed at which our food arrived and how quickly drinks were replenished. As we were half board, we enjoyed breakfast and a four-course evening meal throughout our stay and only have positive things to say about the food quality and quantity. As the hotel is so well located, there is some noise into the evening with shoppers and people enjoying the bars nearby, but this was not a problem for us. A factor could also have been our room being directly above reception. The hotel has two hot tubs on a small roof terrace which has a terrific, uninterrupted view of Lake Garda and it is well worth spending some time up there. The swimming pool is a short walk away from the hotel and due to its size, can get rather busy. On our first full day we took a boat across to Malcesine where we ventured up Monte Baldo in the cable car. The cable car wasn't a pleasant experience as it was crammed full of people and therefore the view was restricted somewhat. The views are good from the top of the mountain and it is great to watch the paragliders though so not all bad. There were also donkeys and alpacas at the top. We then had a wander around the town and swam in the lake. The next day we headed over to Riva and hired a pedalo which was great fun and again, we decided to cool down in the water. Limone itself is a cute, charming town and the gelateria close to the Tourist Information serves the best ice cream I have ever tasted - Tiramisu Flavour! On our last day, it was a little cooler and raining so we took the ferry back to Riva and walked up to Capella Santa Barbara via the Bastion. This was a thoroughly enjoyable walk - gave the legs a work-out and provided an excellent view of Riva. All in all we had a wonderful stay and it is very likely we will return. Recommendations are: Tiramisu ice cream, Kiwi ice cream, hire a boat, swim in the lake, do lots of walking and if you are up to it - visit Capella Santa Barbara!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

Long overdue review. We stayed here last September and it would certainly be our first choice for a return visit to Limone.
Perfectly situated right on (kind of over actually) the lakeside adjacent to the ferry port (little more than a ticket office, queue & gang plank - so don't worry about throngs of honking cars & taxis), the hotel is in an ideal location. There is a breakfast/restaurant that is partially over the water and likewise a covered bar area the same, perfect for a sunny breakfast or relaxing drink taking in the views to the peaks across the water, or watching the boats (and fish) go by. We also took advantage of a room with lake view, though we didn't have a balcony the views through the two tall windows overlooking the lake, mountains & one part of Limone were excellent.
Of the small & friendly type, the hotel is nicely decorated featuring polished wood, stone and metal in the public areas. Our room was a not quite so flash as that but with stone floors and period style wooden furniture and of a good size with a nice modern bathroom it really didn't need any extras. It was always kept nice and clean.The staff were all friendly & attentive and there was a good choice of food every day.
As mentioned above the ferry port is right on the doorstep for easy access to Riva and Malcesine for example and the rest of the town with it's bars, shops, waterside areas, old lemon groves and footpaths is easily accessible on foot from this central location.
We actually picked this hotel due to a good holiday at another (larger) hotel in their group across in Malcesine and were very pleased we did so.

Room Tip: We had a lake view but no balcony - I don't remember balcony being offered, but it would have be...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

Just back from a 2 week stay at Le Palme in Limone. The hotel has wonderful friendly staff, who were all helpful and welcoming. Our room (210) had a fantastic view over the lake and was clean and comfortable. The meals were generally of a very good standard with included drinks at dinner, but while always friendly the service could sometimes be slow, but hey it's Italy!!! While the hotel has whirlpools on the sun terrace a word of warning they were freezing, although that was sometimes a benefit after long walks. Limone is a wonderful town in a stunning location and the Le Palme made an comfortable base for exploring the region. Will almost certainly be back at some point.

Room Tip: Lakeside rooms overlook the very terminal, but are worth the minimal noise just for the views
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

Good points : Delicious food served at the hotel and it is in a good location right next to the ferry port.

Not so good : Our room 106 was small and looked out onto a busy throughfare. Perfectly clean but a little poky, if you didn't have good weather, you wouldn't want to spend much time there- more like a 3 star room.Having said this, we got a very good deal from Crystal so we got great value.

Hotel does not have its own outdoor areas , so you have to walk down the street to the next door hotel, this was fine but again not really representative of a 4* hotel.

In our late 20s, we were by far the youngest at this hotel but this didn't bother us at all.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Sweep182
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

We received a wonderful welcome which got our holiday off to a good start. We were met in the car park by a lovely member of staff who took us in a buggy to the hotel and, as we had missed dinner, a cold meal had been left in our room with wine, water, fruit, bread etc. That, coupled with a balcony, just made us feel we had died and gone to heaven! The food was excellent given the numbers they cater for but can't help feeling they would be better to cut down on the huge choice. The staff were brilliant, couldn't do enough for us. The local tourist board in Limone work hard to make it a nice destination but there is not a lot going on and it definitely caters to an older clientele.

Room Tip: Ask for a balcony as only 7 of the 28 rooms have them. If you travel with Inghams (who were very go...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank robert c
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

This was a last minute holiday for us, but everything was spot on! Especially the hotel! From the moment we arrived when reception met us with a small electric car to take us and our luggage along the narrow winding streets through the specially built tunnels to the hotel. We were made so welcome and shown to a beautiful end suite bedroom, filled with antique furniture, loads of storage space and spacious bathroom! The staff were attentive throughout and the meals were plentiful, dinner being accompanied with as much wine and/or beer as we could drink. We usually ended up taking the remains of a second bottle of wine through to the terrace, where there was always a keyboard player/singer to entertain us. The rooms were cleaned and changed every day to perfection! We took several trips on the many ferries which plied on the lake to the other small resorts on the landslide, and had a trip on a cable car to the top of a nearby mountain, which gave us wonderful views of the lake! We also enjoyed a couple of trips on a small speed boat which was exhilarating! Hopefully we will return at some point. We would highly recommend the area and this lovely old hotel on the landslide!!

Room Tip: Request and pay for in advance a room with a lake view
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Le Palme
Address: Via Porto 36, 25020 Limone sul Garda, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Brescia > Limone sul Garda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Limone sul Garda
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Limone sul Garda
#9 Luxury Hotel in Limone sul Garda
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Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Le Palme 4*
Number of rooms: 28
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