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“An Authentic Italian Hotel”
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Piccolo Hotel
Ranked #6 of 22 Garda B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 August 2011

I was looking to return to Garda after an enjoyable holiday in 2009 and was surprised to discover that this hotel wasn't included in the Trip Advisor listings. Our stay here isn't recent, and things might have changed, but my instincts are to return because the stay was so enjoyable last time.

Hotel Piccolo is in the central square of the old town and is first seen as a large pavement restaurant-cafe that dominates one side of the square with its matching furniture, table linen, and parasols. Behind it all is a quaint traditional Italian taverna with about four or five bedrooms and a cosy alpine-syled bar. Needless to say, the food is fantastic, as you might expect from a restaurant that seems to feed about half the town, although to keep down costs the residents have a limited menu that changes daily with a selection of just three or four main courses from the encyclopaedic a la carte menu.

The hotel is family owned and there was fun to be had in working out the relationships between the various people who worked in the bar, the kitchens, and waited on the tables. In the middle of it all presided the padrone and his wife who commanded the various sons and daughters with clicks of his fingers like some latter day Mafia boss. As often is the case in Italy, this was drinking and dining as theatre - with you as part of the cast as well as part of the audience.

The accommodation was basic but very clean. Not all the rooms had en-suite facilities. There was no air-con, but huge ceiling fans in each bedroom. With it having a town square setting it was convenient for all the town's facilities, but the square could be a bit noisy at the weekend - not the best place to stay if you want an early-night's sleep.

Garda is a perfect base from which to tour the area. Trips to other towns around the lake by the comprehensive ferry service, including some marvellous paddle steamers about 100 years old, are worth taking. Day trips to Venice, or to Verona for the open air opera, are easy to arrange. When we return our first choice of accommodation will be Hotel Piccolo.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Piccolo Hotel

Address: Piazza Catullo Valerio 11/12, 37016 Garda, Italy
Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Verona > Garda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Garda
Price Range: $99 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Piccolo Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is situated in the historical centre of Garda directly on the lake front. Integrated in an ancient building, recently renovated on the picturesque square of the port. You will be welcomed by the Dorella family in a friendly atmosphere and by its excellent, traditional cooking. On the pension menu you have the possibility of choice of three first course dishes, two second course dishes and three desserts. During the summer season you can also dine outside on the terrace. The hotel also offers the possibility of using the covered, 24 hour supervised garage for your car, which is included in the price of your stay. It is situated 500 metres from the hotel and there is a shuttle bus service to and from the centre. ... more   less 
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Piccolo Hotel Garda, Italy - Lake Garda

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