I stayed in this hotel with my boyfriend, mum and sister as part of a special birthday celebration at the beginning of August.
We had booked quite late with the hope of securing 2 lake view rooms but were told unfortunately there were only ‘pool view’ rooms left. I was so disappointed but thought, how bad could it be, it’s Lake Garda! The reality was, the location of the rooms was soooo bad it was embarrassing.
We had room numbers 409 and 410 – read on people and memorise if you are planning on a visit to this hotel!
On opening the curtains in our room to reveal the balcony view (the one and only time we did so) the scene that greeted us was awful. Our balconies were on the ground level with the pool and sunbathers literally inches from our balcony. They were so close they were practically in our rooms and had a full view of us and the interior of our rooms without having to leave their sun loungers. We felt like we were on full display with no privacy and consequently spent no time on our balconies as a result. What a shame.
There only seemed to be 10 rooms with this problem, so we were really quite unlucky to have been allocated 2 of them!
The hotel is overall fantastic and I don’t wish to detract from this fact. I agree that the decor is slightly outdated (matching carpet on the walls - why!), the dining room is on the comical side (you may serve yourself at breakfast but not dinner – these are the rules! Health and safety or portion control – you decide!) and the lack of air con in the lounge/reception area is unfortunate (half of our welcome meeting was asleep due to the overwhelming heat). The location is fantastic, the food is very good and the reception staff spoke good English and were friendly and helpful.
Just a word of warning, if you are returning on an early morning flight with Thompsons/Crystal be prepared for the delight that is the Packet Breakfast! We wrongly assumed that we were entitled to a full breakfast on our last morning, and were horrified to discover that our ‘breakfast’ was handed to us in a paper bag (for consumption on the coach presumably) with no accompanying hot drink! Last year my mum stayed in a similar hotel in Limone, caught the same flight home and enjoyed a full hot breakfast at the hotel before departure. This is a 4 star hotel and we had all paid for our breakfasts so whether this was at the hotel’s request or Thomsons, it was unacceptable. THOMSONS – SORT THIS OUT!
This is a lovely hotel in probably the most beautiful town on the Lake and I would definitely return, but I would demand to know my room number before I did so!
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- Also Known As:
- Splendid Palace Hotel
- Hotel Splendid Limone
- Splendid Palace Limone Sul Garda
- Hotel Splendid Palace Limone Sul Garda, Lake Garda, Italy