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“Luck find for a relaxing break”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Garni Marina

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Hotel Garni Marina
Ranked #5 of 26 Hotels in Torri del Benaco
Certificate of Excellence
Yorkshire
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36 reviews
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“Luck find for a relaxing break”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2009

This hotel was all we were hoping for after reading previous reviews. We stayed just three nights and received a warm welcome form the owners who were very attentive with us and all the guests. We had previously stayed in a similar positioned hotel in Malcesine further up the lake so we had requested a room facing the lake with balcony so we could enjoy the evening sun. Unfortunately when we arrived we were given a room facing the back off the hotel so we asked if we could change rooms. We were then offered a room for 2 nights at the front but would need to move for the last night as other guests were arriving and booked into our room. We agreed to do this but were informed on the second day we could stay where we were. We were happy with this and were able to relax for 3 days. The noise from the busy main road wasn't a problem for us. The room was nicely furnished and very clean. The air conditioning was not as effective as we expected but the weather was exceptionally hot during our stay. In the room there was a file full of information on what to do in and around the town and free unlimited internet access for guests. Breakfasts were wonderful with plenty of choice and served until 10.30. As the hotel did not have a restaurant service we booked the half board arrangement via the hotel on the first night. This was at a waterfront restaurant overlooking the lake. Unfortunately the food wasn't as good as the view but at 13 euros each for pasta starter, chicken and chips and coffee was reasonable value! There are many other excellent value restaurants with freshly prepared food so we didn't visit this restaurant again. Hotel is in an ideal location for the harbour and ferry and a short walk to a very small beach. Unfortunately the lake water was high during our visit with little room to sunbathe. As the hotel doesn't have a pool or a sun terrace we were glad to have our balcony to sit out on. We would recommend taking the 35 min ferry across to Maderno where there were sandy beaches. The hotel has sun chairs and beds for you to take and use. We drove further up the coast and found a quiet spot to sit by the lake. The hotel has a fitness centre and spa but we didn't use them. I would certainly recommend this hotel for a short break - Torri Del Benaco is a lovely town, with a relaxing atmosphere. Thew hotel staff appear to go out of their way to help their guests. The place was spotless.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2009

My husband and I spent 4 nights here in May 2009 as part of our 7wk holiday in Italy. We loved the hotel.The room (and bathroom) was bigger than normal and very clean.Whilst there is no real view from the Hotel it is easy walking distance to both the delightful centre of Torri or the swimming area on the Lake.Erica and Franco are the perfect hosts so helpful and friendly and it was always relaxing to make it back home for a nightcap or capuccino on the front porch.Torri is a great little town from which to see the beautiful Lake Garda and surrounds.As we were on a self drive holiday it was also great to have free off street parking.Would we stay here again ? Certainly

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2008

We wanted a small hotel near the Lake, we got so much more. The hotel was immacuately clean, very quiet, very freindly and only a stones throw from the Lake. Enrica and Franco are a very happy and very helpful couple who work extremely hard to make your stay as enjoyable as they possibly can. They were at the hotel day and night, and anything you wanted to know about anything they were always accomodating. The Spa and Sauna is a must after a long hard day, with all the finishng touches there for you (ie. candles are lite and soft music played whilst you relaxed in private). The breakfast buffet was superb, and it had everything you could possibly want. My husband especially enjoyed the biscuits and cakes! Our room was cleaned every day and clean linen and towels were always replaced when necessary. We have been to several towns in Lake Garda and Torri del Benaco is by far the best. We will definately be going back for a second visit, even if it is just to visit Enrica and Franco at the Hotel again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2008

We've just got back from 2 weeks in Italy, the first 5 days being at Hotel Marina in Torri. We could have stayed there for the whole 2 weeks!

Erica and Franco are phenominally friendly and helpful, with a way of making you feel completely at home. Erica speaks very good English, having spent some time in London, and is always there to help answer any questions about the area or trips, or just for a chat!

The rooms are very comfortable and kept immaculately clean; our balcony had a view across the road (which though sometimes busy, is never intrusively noisy) onto the lake and mountains opposite, which looked even better with the sun setting behind them.

Breakfast is a huge spread of cheese, cold meat, cereals, bread, fruit and fruit juices, and it's made even, more pleasant by being able to sit on the patio when eating it.

Torri itself is a lovely, small, quiet town which is ideal as a place to either sit and watch the world go by at the marina, or use as a base for visiting the rest of the beautiful Lake Garda.

We can't recommend the hotel highly enough. If you're looking for comfort, friendly owners and good value for money, then look no further.

  • Liked — Convenience for marina, quality of hotel owners, comfortable surroundings
  • Disliked — That we couldn't stay for longer!
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Garni Marina
Address: Via Gardesana 168, 37010 Torri del Benaco, Italy
Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Verona > Torri del Benaco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Torri del Benaco
#4 Family Hotel in Torri del Benaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Garni Marina 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Marina is in a central area just a short distance from Punta Caval, which reflects in the clear blue water of Lake Garda, and from the old town center of Torri del Benaco. The recently remodeled, completely air conditioned hotel has a reading lounge and a relaxation area with hot tub, sauna, personalized massages, and a fitness gym. The lavish buffet breakfast is served on the terrace or breakfast room. Hotel Marina has comfortable carefully decorated rooms to offer you utmost comfort and make your stay pleasant. All rooms have a direct dial telephone, satellite color TV with remote control and programs in various languages, a refrigerator/bar (for a fee), independently adjustable air conditioning, a spacious bathroom with shower, courtesy kit, and hair dryer. Most rooms have a balcony. Small pets are allowedJust 50 meters from the hotel, our guests can take romantic strolls to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and spectacular fiery red sunsets reflecting on the lake, dine in one of the many local restaurants or pizzerias, or shop in the stores in town. Torri del Benaco is a strategic point of departure for visiting the western banks of Lake Garda, to which it is connected by way of convenient and frequent ferryboats. Mount Baldo, the garden of Europe, is close by: its modern cableway takes you in just a few minutes to the top of the mountain, where you can enjoy the gorgeous panorama and go for wonderful nature hikes. Lake Garda and its inland area are full of treasures just waiting to be discovered. That’s why the Hotel reception staff is at your complete disposal for any request or information, and to make your stay a unique and memorable experience. ... more   less 
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