Had originally booked a different hotel but due to overbooking by Inghams stayed here. The hotel is nice and there are good views of the lake but it is a way out of town. It is about 20 minutes walk into the centre of Limone. There are some good views on the way but it can feel a long walk in the heat, also when you walk back to the hotel you then have to walk up over 90 steps. The good thing about that is that you can eat as much gelato as you want knowing you will walk it off. There is also biergarten Augusta on the way back which serves nice pizzas and is a good place to stop off for an aperol spritz.
The hotel has a nice outdoor terrace where you can eat breakfast. Dinner is served inside in the dining room but there are some great views across the lake. You are given the menu the previous evening so you can choose in advance, food was generally okay, better some days than others. The house wine is very reasonably priced and perfectly okay.
The hotel is set out with the pool and some rooms on the top floor, then the dining room and terrace on the next, then floor 2 is below that and then floor 3 is the lowest level. We were on floor 3, the rooms have larger terraces than the balconies on floor 2 but there is a small wall in front. The view from the room and when standing on the terrace is stunning. However when you sit down you can see the mountains across the lake but not the lake itself. We resolved this by asking for extra pillows which we folded and put on the chairs so we were a bit higher up, problem solved.
The best thing about this hotel were the staff. The manager, the receptionist, the housekeeping staff, waitresses and bar staff were all delightful. They were all so friendly and helpful. My boyfriend had a problem with his glasses and managed to break the frame the manager went out to find superglue and glued it for him, you wouldn't get that everywhere.
If you want a relaxing holiday with great views and don't mind a walk then I would definitely recommend this hotel.
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- Also Known As:
- Dirce Hotel Limone Sul Garda
- Hotel Villa Dirce Limone Sul Garda, Lake Garda, Italy