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Hotel Castell
Ranked #12 of 42 Hotels in Limone sul Garda
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

Stayed at this hotel on beautiful part of Lake Garda called Limone.Hotel overall was perfect location and the perfect place for breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding mountains. The room we had was a little smaller than expected, but as sooner as we opened the shutters and doors to our balcony we were astounded at how amazing the views were, so it changed our thoughts on the room and we soon felt at home. The staff were friendly too.Pool was perfect size and was overlooking lake too.The only thing that could of been improved if there was a fridge in the room to keep drinks cool as we were there during a week of a heat wave.The food was adequate.We can't say we disliked it, but the portions weren't big.There was a menu you chose three courses from and also a buffet salad to start on. The buffet did fill you up along with other courses, but without that we may have felt peckish a little later.The rooms were clean and everyday the cleaners came in and did a good job.Overall we would definitely come back to this hotel and stay. Its the best view we have had from a hotel balcony and perfect location at Lake Garda.You won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

Check in was very quick and when I first entered our room I was a bit taken aback at how small and basic it appeared to be. We then opened the doors and the shutters and all of a sudden the room seemed enormous. To be fair the rooms are pretty basic but are spotlessly clean and the beds were really comfy. The terrace was quite big and we spent a lot of time sat on the terrace which is something I rarely do on holiday. The views are quite spectacular and ever changing. We found all the staff very friendly and helpful, the food was ok, not the best I've ever had but certainly not the worst. We managed pretty well. We found drinks to be very reasonable, do yourself a favour and order a carafe of the house wine as we found that nicer than the bottled stuff at twice the price.
Limone is beautiful, very quaint and picturesque. The only downside was I didn't realise how far out it is. The last time we went to Lake Garda we stayed in Bardolino and went all over via local buses which were regular and really cheap. It's a mammoth task to go anywhere from Limone and really you can only travel by ferry which was expensive. We had planned to go to Verona but never made it as it would have taken about 3 hours to get there as opposed to 45 mins from Bardolino.
Previous reviews have mentioned the accessibility from the hotel down to Limone itself. There are over 100 steps and I'm really unfit but managed ok. It probably isn't suitable for anyone who's disabled but it did mention this on the website so If you don't read the small print more fool you. We took our 11 year old daughter and while there is nothing for kids to do she was quite happy as she loves to read. If you've got the type of kids that can't entertain themselves I would say don't go to Limone. All in all we had a fabulous week and I will go to Lake Garda again but probably not to Limone and the only reason I wouldn't go back there is because of how long it takes to get anywhere else.

Room Tip: The higher up your room is the better the view. There are only 4 floors anyway
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank gabriellamadge
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Hotel Castel has one of the best locations in Limone sul Garda. Close to the center of the city and enough high to have a beautiful view from the balcony. Cery good breakfest and cery helpfull staff. Rooms are very clean with a/c. I will go there again for sure!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Asailor1968
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

The thing to remember with the Castell is that it is a 3 star, value hotel (at least it was value for us). Most people in the hotel seemed to agree that they got a bargain and made the most of it.

We were staying half-board although we would have paid the same to stay B&B. So we treated dinner as a bonus and agreed that if the food was terrible we would just head into town for dinner. The food was interesting but we both managed to leave filled up every evening. If you don't like what you get served there is a nice salad buffet available to fill up from.

The views are incredible and every room has a balcony with a lake view. Our room was small and a little dated but it was very clean and we grew to like it a lot.

The staff were all friendly and flexible. We were allowed to have an early breakfast on 2 occassions and a late dinner on one since we were out on excursions.

Yes, the hotel is up a lot of steps (I counted 107 to the hotel then a further 36 to our room) but if you do your research first then you can decide if it is suitable. I see this as a positive as it is the height that gives such spectacular views and the walk down to town is quite charming.

The pool is beautiful too (but freeeeezing).

We would stay again. Any of the negative things you might read about food seem to be shared with all the hotels, even the 4 star ones (according to others on our flight).

Room Tip: Higher up for the view or lower down for less steps to town.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank ColandKaz
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

Just got back and i wish I'd booked elsewhere. Firstly not suitable for anyone with any kind of physical disability as we were told. Cleanliness is so poor, photo's included, that i had an asthma attack the first and third night. Safety cord in shower was black with mold, when we brought it up, the owner cut it off completely so should i slip in the shower I'd be stuck there. Radiators caked in an inch of dust, even after brought up and they "Cleaned" it was still there. No pull end on the ceiling fan so i couldn't even reach it to turn it on. Even though food pre-ordered the day before desert was wrong twice with no apology. I'll warn you now that the seafood risotto is hotter than hell and it has tonnes of chilli flakes in it but menu did not state that. The back staircase to get to town if you stand at the top and someones at the bottom they can see right up your skirt/dress and certainly not suitable for children. Balcony never swept or mopped. Ant run down side of bed. Walls so thin you can hear next door wee and have arguments. Only two power outlets in the room, one in bathroom and one with the TV plugged in. The power is unreliable, lights flicker always and went off altogether regularly. Fair enough the power goes off during thunder storms but the rest of the time there's no excuse. No hot water before 6am. Charged for drinks we did not have, refunded after confronted. This hotel is not geared up to English just the Germans and Italians. No entertainment at all so either sit in bar or bog off to bed as outside steps much to dangerous to walk up in dark or semi- light.

Buses will not stop here, any buses or coaches. The road level is LETHAL, think Brans Hatch, no matter what anyone says DO NOT try to walk along it.

Only good things to say about this hotel is the beds are comfortable and the lady at reception/bar is really nice, i'd just like to say that. View is great.

Room Tip: Get one in Malchesine instead. Or just about any other hotel.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

I went on holiday to Limone and stayed here for a week. The Breakfast was to die for. The lunch and tea was ok but not brilliant. The drinks were lovely too. The rooms were cool but were a bit ugly. The view of the lake was fantastic and the swimming pool was good. The swimming pool gave me a awful itch everywhere so beware. Other than that it was good.

Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
1  Thank Ellis B
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

a simple hotel with fab views from the restaurant and pool area. all rooms are lake facing so all have good views though some are definitely better than others - i think floor -1 i.e. the floor below reception has the best views if you get a choice - smaller balconies but unobstructed views. didnt really want half board but actually it was decent enough and plenty of it. lovely pool - plenty big enough for a proper swim.

Room Tip: top floor has v deep/shared balcony which restricts views and makes it less private. floor -1 looked...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: Via IV Novembre 62, 25010 Limone sul Garda, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Brescia > Limone sul Garda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #12 of 42 Hotels in Limone sul Garda
Price Range: £57 - £147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Castell 3*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Castell, grown in the rocky face of an lemon house "limonaia", in a quiet and phenomenal location, situated just e few steps from the characteristic historical center of the town, with shops, cafe's and restaurants, which can be reached by an internal staircase. The hotel has 48 comfortable and friendly rooms, divided into two categories: the double rooms Standard and the double rooms Superior. All rooms with shower/W.C., hairdryer, telephone, TV/Sat, safe and balcony. Internet connection (WLAN) free throughout the Hotelproperty. Rich breakfast buffet. The evening restaurant offers great quality and style cuisine that retrieves all the flavours of Italian tradition. Our Outdoor Pool is in a beautiful location, with a small refreshment area, the ideal place to relax, to ffer you drinks, snacks or sip an aperitif in the magic of the place Small parking place in front of the hotel or free garage (300mt) from the hotel You will have a reception open 24 hours on 24 and the friendly staff is happy to provide tourist information and help with your every request. Parking-place guarantee at 300 mt. from the Hotel. In Hotel ONLY on request and reservation. ... more   less 
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Castell Hotel Limone Sul Garda
Hotel Castell Limone Sul Garda, Lake Garda, Italy

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