We Stayed at this hotel for 5 days and it simply wasn't long enough!! From our arrival to departure we received quality service from all the staff in the hotel. The receptionists greeted us morning, noon and night. The restaurant staff were both friendly and efficient and the restaurant manager gave no hesitation in recommending something different each evening so that we received the best experience from their award winning chef. All of his / our menu choices were absolutely gorgeous.(Spaghetti Bolognaise, beef and herbs, Sea Bass are definite reommendations) I too, required a Gluten free diet and at no point was any request for a Gluten free option greeted with anything other than a positive response. Even the breakfast waiters, after the first morning, brought a supply of gluten free bread to our table every morning without any prompt. And ice cold Prosecco to wash it down...Fabulous!! The location of the hotel was perfect for us...opposite the lake and a short walk from the main areas (5 mins) It is on a main road but the shutters were very efficient at keeping the noise disruption to a minimum. Desanzano itself is beautiful place to stroll around and sit and people watch and, for me, was much prettier than Garda which i have visited previously for the same period of time. Make a point of visiting the Castello (although watch out for opening hours!) and there's some beautiful views from up high and a lovely little area with more shops etc to explore if you want to feel like you're away from the rest of the tourists a little.
I have read the reviews for this hotel and feel like some peoples experiences are so vastly different from my stay. Perhaps they have acted on feedback received and to me that is such a positive in itself. I can fault nothing during my stay and came away feeling like I'd stayed in a 5 star hotel and received 5 star service. The staff all responded well to our attempts at basic greetings or phrases in Italian and even helped us to correct our mistakes and we enjoyed being able to practice with them. They were all able to understand / communicate with guests from many languages.
Top Notch....especially if you're thinking of trying Italy and are a Coeliac!! And YES I will be returning!!
Bravo to all at the Villa Rosa Hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boasting wonderful views over Lake Garda, the Villa Rosa Hotel is set in front of a small beach area and just a short stroll away from the historic area of Desenzano, with its ancient churches and museums, shops and coffee houses. The contemporary and chic interiors feature stylish design touches that contrast beautifully with the neoclassical style exterior, and the elegant guest rooms and suites are decorated to high standards with modern, clean lines and neutral tones, each featuring stylish furniture and a balcony. Set in the gardens, with panoramic views over the lake, there's a seasonally circular outdoor pool with Jacuzzi section. Light lunches and cocktails are available at the poolside Lunch Space restaurant, whilst Rose & Sapori Restaurant, winner of numerous awards for its excellent cuisine, such as "Chicco d'Oro 2007", "Italy International 2010", "Menu Franciacorta Sparkling 2009", "Italian Hospitality 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014",provides the setting for evening dining with mouthwatering Italian and international dishes creatively prepared by internationally renowned chefs. The guests can choose between half board menu or a la carte menu, that on warm days can be enjoyed al fresco on the terrace overlooking the lake. We are also prepared to cater for coeliac (gluten fee) and vegetarian guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Rosa
- Villa Rosa Hotel Desenzano Del Garda, Lake Garda, Italy