When you research a holiday location / hotel online you have some non disputable facts, 'Verona is in Italy', for example.
Then there's the stuff that's a bit more subjective, 'the bedrooms are painted a nice colour'. This is where things can become a bit unstuck because you have to put faith in what the nice reviewers tell you.
Now, Hotel Agli Ulivi is very nice.
Its new, its modern, its clean, all the rooms have on-suite bathrooms, the staff are friendly, there is an excellent pizzeria attached to the hotel - its basic but then its only two stars so it ticks all the boxes for the price and star*age. I can't really fault the hotel.
So where's the problem?
The available web info on lastminute and the hotel website states the hotel is very close (1km from the centre) to Vallegio sul Mincio, a sleepy, pretty little town with plenty to do and see.
The reality is that the hotel proved very hard to find and is definately not the 1km from the centre of the town. It's five or more km outside the outskirts of the town down an extremely busy road with no pavement in a fairly residential area with nothing but barking dogs and fast cars. Thank heaven for the attached Pizzeria, it was excellent - but insist on a menu - the 'specials' are reserved for the tourists methinks and are expensive and not very good. Also the seafood place ten minutes walk away was excellent and is literally the only other local alternative.
We did walk into town one day and the walk was quite unpleasant really. If you are going to stay in this hotel you really do need to drive. So, hire a car, plan your day trips, fill up your days and vary your eating options by staying out lateish in the many pretty towns on Lake Garda or Vallegio.
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