I see allot of reviews here have complained allot about "hotel du Lac", and I will admit that some of them are founded. The food for instance is not the best for what your paying for, with main meal prices being about 8.00 -12.00 Euro's a piece, and thats before you throw in the drinks and service charge. BUT this is not unique to "hotel du Lac" . There where other places around the lake and in the Gardone Rivera area which where just the same. Food that is expensive and portions of a mediocre size, so I find it unfair to hold "du lac" for this. If you plan to eat in Gardone then I advise going to the " cafe Wimmer" in the square, Which give good sized portions, friendly service, have a lovely cafe and a good view. Or try the "grand hotel" - although with the grand do come grand prices !
Service seems to be another gripe people have, Again this doesn't appear unique to "du Lac" . Service time in Italy should be considered in Hours not in minutes, but this dose give you time to relax and enjoy the setting.
As for the rooms- This is a three star hotel so you do get what you pay for. The rooms are basic but they are clean and comfy and you can get a wonder view for the balcony over the lake, from which I watched a wonderful thunder storm.
If to your are expecting a Pool then I advise you to book into the Grand Hotel. It may lack in a pool but if you are going on holiday just for the pool then you might as well save yourself the time and the money and go down to the local instead of flying out.
Yes it is a little dated but again I remind you of what your paying for. We didn't pay allot ( respectively) for this and that is what we got. And if the rooms are such a gripe then you should be out on the lack more. we found there was so much to do and so many wonderful and amazing places to visit that we hardly spent any time at the hotel. The hotel is perfectly positioned for the ferry service, the bus service and the little train service. Gardone is a nice area although for shopping go out to Grada or on Tuesdays when there is a market, go to Desenzano or Limone
So All in all , yes the hotel is a little dated, and yes the food is not the best. But For three stars and the price you get a good deal. I would give this hotel 3 stars because although it's not the best it was still a wonderful holiday, and comapred to other places like Sirmone hotels I was glad we chose this one.
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- Also Known As:
- Du Lac Gardone Riviera
- Hotel Du Lac Gardone Riviera, Italy - Lake Garda