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“Avoid!!! This is the worst hotel I have stayed in for many years.” 1 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Residence Santa Giulia
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Avoid!!! This is the worst hotel I have stayed in for many years.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2013

This is rated as a 4* hotel. It is in fact an Apartmotel, with 90% of the accomodation being in apartments, in various states of disrepair scattered around two swimming pools.there are only about 10 real bedrooms in the hotel. I was unfortunate to be stuck there for a week, by "Just You" holidays (a brand of Page & Moy which caters for solo travelers).
LOCATION. On the main road , a quarter mile from the lake,a couple of miles from the Motorway,With no local buses, bars, restaurants, ferries. A taxi to the nearest town Desenzano cost 15 euros each way.
ACCOMODATION. I was allocated a run down apartment on the edge of the complex, to say it was distressed is an understatement, and refused to stay there. I was then given a normal bedroom within the hotel which was acceptable.Most of the other Just You guests were in similar apartments, complaints included no hot water, faulty lights, ant infestations etc.
FACILITIES. Being a motel, there was no comfortable lounge area, there was an outside terrace but too cold and wet to sit on in May.There was a reception, small bar, and three dining areas, because it was also a pizzaria.There were 2 swimming pools, the small one free, a charge of 5 euros to use the large one.
FOOD. Breakfast was the same every morning,ie. cheese and tasteless boiled ham (no salami, Italian meats, boiled eggs etc. Dinner had to be ordered the previous night, with a choice of 2 dishes for each course.The only decent Italian food I had was when I escaped in a taxi, or on an excursion,at lunchtime.
SERVICE. Was virtualy non existant, one girl tended the bar, served the food, cleared the dishes with little help from the Italian men who watched and talked.
CLEANLINESS. the initial apartment was a bit grubby, but my hotel room was acceptably clean.the main hotel area was fairly clean, but almost empty.
CONCLUSION. Only stay here if you are touring northern Italy by car and are desperate for a single nights accomodation.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Grenoble, France
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

My wife and I stayed 1 night at La Locanda Santa Giulia on our way to the north end of lake Garda. The hotel was easy to find and has dedicated guest parking. Check-in was very simple, we stayed in room 94 right above the main entrence. No problem with noise though - the double glazing was excellent. Our room had a seperate bedroom and bathroom which was a nice surprise (perhaps because it was a corner room?) plus a balcony.

The receptionist gave us good sight-seeing directions and all of the staff that we met spoke good English. We had dinner at the hotel and the pizzas were excellent, with great service throughout the meal. The breakfast selection was good and check-out was smooth and fast.

I've given the hotel 4/5 as there were a few items requiring maintenance in the room, but otherwise it was a great experience.

Room Tip: Room 94 is above the main entrance. It has a seperate bedroom and balcony. Noise was not a problem...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Cloted
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catania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

My boyfriend stayed for week in a lovely apartment just around the swimming pool. There are 3 swimming pools in fact, all well maintained and clean. The apartment was spot on and fuctional. The restaurant is also very nice. In summer you can dine on the terrace overlooking the pool. We tried it twice and the food was eccellent not to mation the authentic napolitan pizza that you can order by the metre. 1,20 cm it's what we had for 2 people: to die for. The stuff was joyful but descrete and always at your disposal. They serve a lovely continental breakfast with plenty of fresh fruit, cereal, eggs, ham cheese and croissants.
We had a pleasent stay and felt like at home. It's nice to hang around in the bar area and sit on the terrace. I strongly raccomend this hotel well catered for families as well.

Room Tip: We has a self contained apartment around the pool. We loved it every minute of it!
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2011

We just got back from a LOVELY vacation at Santa Giulia.
As a family of 4 people we ordered and apartment and got a super clean and big room, The service was GREAT and each and every member of the staff answered all your answers and suggested to go for excursions on the area. We felt totally at home and intend to come back !|
Daphne K.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank DaphneTelAviv
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Tel Aviv, Israel
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2010

We stayed 5 nights at Santa Giulia and it was a great vacation, The room we got was big and very clean, the reception staff was very nice and very helpful with any request we had (weather forecast, parks rates, trip advice etc.) . The hotel located on a main road not far from the lake and not far from the Parks (Gardaland and Canevaworld ) , The pool is opened very late so we could enjoy it even at night. Breakfast is O.k. - not a very large veraity but enough to start the day. Very reasonable rates for room and minibar drinks. we highly recommend.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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EDINBURGH
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2008

Despite having booked a room in March 08 with credit card details and aware of a no show fee we arrived at 9.30 pm in July 08 and were told that the hotel had sold our room at 9.00! No other rooms were availableI have never had this happen in all my time booking our own accom. I would recommend you find some other accom to avoid this happening to you.

Stayed July 2008
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2007

30th May 07
Just returned from a 5 day trip to Lake Garda.
Initially booked this hotel as it offered a quad room for our familly. The pictures on the web site showed a hotel front age which looked drab but the rooms on the web looked good. We decided to give it a go as it offered the accomodation which we wanted ie a room big enough to house 2 small children and parents.
When we arrived, the hotel was set on the main road which worried us but far enough back that you did not hear the traffic.
The welcome by the staff was friendly and we were very pleased when we were given an apartment instead of a room for 4.
This offered us a seperate bedroom, a seating area and a kitchenette which was fantastic for our needs and gave us more functionality with a fridge and microwave. The cost being the same as the one quad room.
The apartment had a small patio area which looked out onto the pool area which was nicely kept. The rooms were clean and serviced to a high level daily.
The breakfast was at a high standard considering how quiet the hotel was that weekend. There was no shortage of food for all including a reasonable choice for the children.
The bar area and resteraunt was clean and well presented and the staff at breakfast and in the evening were very friendly and attentive.
There were no other Brits in the hotel and this is quite typical of south of the lake as the Brits tend to go for the north of the lake resorts.
This hotel is a good base for those wishing to sample the south of the lake and the theme parks of Gardaland and Movieworld. The Italian versions of Disneyland.
Venice is a 1.5 hour drive away.
The resort the hotel is based in, is a small fishing town but it does have a twice daily ferry for those wishing to go to the other resort towns.
A car is a necesity here to get around unless you are happy lounging by the pool all day. There are a few restaraunts nearby but a car journey to the other local towns offer a more attractive choice.
All in all a great base for anyone and in the high season a kids club is in action.
The only downside was the weather, the rain in Italy is spectacular especially the lightening in the fantastic mountains which surround you.

  • Liked — Great layout of accomodation.
  • Disliked — The staff did mention that there had been some thefts from the property and to keep doors locked.
  • Stayed May 2007, travelled with family
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Residence Santa Giulia
Address: Via Guglielmo Marconi 78, 25080 Padenghe sul Garda, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Brescia > Padenghe sul Garda
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Padenghe sul Garda
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Residence Santa Giulia 4*
Number of rooms: 101
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Also Known As:
La Locanda Santa Giulia Hotel Padenghe Sul Garda
Hotel Residence Santa Giulia Lake Garda/Padenghe Sul Garda, Italy

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