Myself and 2 friend are all 60 this year so we decided to go with our partners to Lake Garda for a week of early celebrations. We picked this hotel as it is a family run hotel and within walking distance to the town. The rooms were very nice and large although if we had visited during the hot summer months we would have probably struggled with the heat as there is no air conditioning, but actually we didn't have a problem. Our room had a balcony and the views across the lake was stunning. Unfortunlatey the rooms at the front are directly onto the main road and the noise can be very disturbing, although we didn't let it upset our holiday. The rooms the back of the hotel are fine so it might be a good idea if the owners installed double glazing to mask the noise. The food was great and we were very impressed. Its a pity there was no tea and coffee facilities in the rooms but this was a minor point. The family themselves were really very nice and helpful.
We did find it strange that the hotel didn't take credit cards (which we didn't know beforehand) and we had to pay our final weeks drinks bill with cash, which did make it very difficult for one couple as they had to draw money from the cash machine.
The pool is quite small but adequate, although it was a bit bizarre that everyone had to wear a swimming cap - not very flattering!! The owners allowed us to take our room towels to the pool which they later replaced with clean towels.
Torri itself is a beautiful small town and easily accessible. The one problem is that the ferry boats only stop there twice a day so you need to take the bus to Garda if you want to go out of the early morning times. The buses only run once an hour and can get very full, so if you can't get on it, there is another hour wait until the next bus. We really enjoyed travelling around the lake on the buses and the ferries but some people may prefer to have the use of a car.
We had a fabulous time and really enjoyed our 60th birthday celebrations, especially as our four other friends had never been to Lake Garda before - this was our third visit. I would definintely go back to this hotel again as its in a very lovely town on the Lakes, although I'd probably book a rear facing room.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Benacus Torri Del Benaco, Lake Garda