It seems a little churlish to complain about anything regarding this hotel in such a wonderful location.... but .... it was to be the highlight of our trip across Europe .. a suite costing a lot more than other hotels we had stayed in. We were not disappointed by the size of the room or the splendid view but it really was not a suite and did not match some of the superb rooms we had stayed in. On the plus side the aircon was very efficient and we needed it in very hot temperatures, there was a fridge in the room and the food in the restaurant was superb. They say that the prouce comes from their gardens and we saw it collected every day, beautifully fresh ! It was a very easy walk into Limone which was a charming place with plenty of bars and restaurants... great atmosphere ! The hotel benefitted from being in a very quiet location in a busy area.
The aproach road to the hotel (2 way!!) was so narrow just before the hotel that wing mirrors had to be folded in and we still felt that we would not make it. Range Rover etc? Maybe not !!! The hotel parking is a bit hit and miss and if you arrive too late to take one of the few places which are available it is a case of double parking and leaving your keys at Reception. A very steep drive down to the small parking area which might frighten any elderly or new drivers !
The owners appeared to be very friendly on arrival but it seemed very easy to upset the host... maybe the end of a very busy season ! He didn´t want us to book a table for dinner. At times we felt we were still in Germany, most of the other guests were German but very friendly and no towels were put on sunbeds to reserve them !!! The pool was small but it was a good feature in such a confined space..
All in all, allowing for the downsides, a good place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Family Bertera will do his utmost to give you a relaxing and unforgettable holiday! Hotel al Rio Se is situated on a very lovely and quiet spot with a beautiful panorama. It is surrounded by lemon- and olive trees, free from the noises of cars, near to the lake, but at the same time only 2 minutes walking away from the historical centre of Limone and the boat landing-stage. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Al Rio Se Limone Sul Garda, Lake Garda, Italy