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“Lovely hotel with fabulous views.”
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Hotel San Pietro
Ranked #27 of 42 Hotels in Limone sul Garda
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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“Lovely hotel with fabulous views.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2011

9th July 2011...Our second visit to the San Pietro in Limone the first being in August 2003 and again it doesn’t disappoint , and neither does the beautiful Lake Garda. Everything is much the same except the trees and foliage have grown some in the last eight years, because of this the rooms were described by ‘First Choice’ as having a ‘limited lake view’. Ours had a palm tree in the garden which blocked the view a little but it wasn’t a major problem and just added to the general beauty. In our room complimentary sparkling wine, water, and chocolate greeted us. The rooms are very spacious by European standards and the beds are around 6 ft wide. (presumably two singles zipped together) There is also a sofa and a small table with two chairs. The furnished balcony or terrace gives you outdoor space. Room facilities include a mini bar fridge, a kettle and some limited daily tea and coffee supplies. We normally buy a carton of milk from the local supermarket and bring tea bags with us anyway. There is a free safe box in the floor of the wardrobe, but the TV’s old and not much in the way of English programs if that’s important to you. Towelling robes and slippers are provided, as are towels for pool and sun bed use. The aircon is good and essential in July and August, it can get very hot and humid during the summer months. We ran it 24/7.
Some of the facilities like the main pool are shared with its sister hotel the Cristina. But San Pietro guests have access to several additional levels of spacious sun terraces, and the infinity pool that is designated an adults only quiet zone. We never had any trouble finding a sun bed, there is plenty of space and fantastic views from these terraces.
Complimentary tea, coffee, cake and biscuits were available by the main pool each day between 4 & 5pm.
The meals in the main restaurant are all served buffet style and we enjoyed free unlimited red/white wine, water and soft drinks at dinner. You could sit anywhere inside or out.
Breakfast is a comprehensive hot/cold buffet, and if you want fried eggs the chef will cook them for you.
At dinner there was soup, consommé and several pasta dishes. Rice and plain spaghetti with a separate tomato sauce was always available. There is a very comprehensive salad/ hors d’oeuvre selection, and three hot meat and one fish dish each evening.
One small disappointment only one hot potato and one hot vegetable choice each evening, but the salad bar was so comprehensive and had a big range of cold vegetables that you wouldn’t go hungry. Desserts etc completed the menu.
We like this hotel and would return again without hesitation.

We would recommend...
Getting the ‘privilege card’ from reception which gives discounts on the official ferries and the Malcesine cable car etc.
Buying a good supply of the shuttle bus tickets from reception (80c), it’s a long walk up hill and he can’t take cash on the mini-bus! You can cash back any unused ones.
Exploring the little lanes above the hotel via the back gate. Discover the little chapel in the olive groves just a few minutes down the track opposite the hotel gate. And the Comboni Mission further up the hill.
The delightful Malcesine...it reminds us of Venice and then it reminds us of Provence. E 8.20 return with the privilege card from Limone Centro to Malcesine Centro. Or E 8.00 return on the private boat from Limone Porto Nuevo (Easy 10 mins walk from landing stage to Malcesine Centro)
Riva...E 6.20 return with the ‘card’ from Limone Centro.
The all day lake trip on the private boat from Limone Porto Nuevo E 35.00. 2 1/2hours in Sirmione and 1 ½ hours in Garda.

Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2011

As a change from our usual 'Spanish beach' holidays we decided on Lake Garda, Limone and the San Pietro hotel with 'First Choice'
After a 2 hour coach trip from Verona airport along Lake Garda we arrived at the San Pietro (4*)and sister hotel Cristina (3*). An odd arrangement that had the reception (hardly impressive) for the two hotels combined. Excellent reception staff soon had us dealt with and our cases taken to our room. Wow, what a fantastic view. Top floor on the end. We had requested a top floor by email previously and they came up trumps.
Room of average size, clean and tidy, traditionally furnished. Provided were: robes and slippers, sparkling wine, water, bar of chocolate and towels for the pool, a nice touch and unexpected. Tea / coffee making facilities were provided as was a free safety deposit box. Mini bar (expensive).
All locks were by key rather than card entry /digital. Balcony quite good size with usual 2 chairs and table.
On to the dining room and food. The only access to the dining room is from the exterior so all have to venture outside ( mostly up steps) hence the aforementioned brolly if it's raining. Pasta dishes were excellent and the soup was OK, if not as hot as it may have been. A vast array of salad dishes which included cold sprouts, beans etc. The hot dishes comprised of roast pork or turkey most nights and the hot veg (1 only) and potato was really not up to the mark for a 4 star hotel. Sweets were limited and repetative but we did not go hungry. House wine (really quite drinkable!) and water were freely availble on a self service basis but there was a wine list if you choose to spend extra. Waiting staff were 'politley reserved'. Seating was plentiful both inside and out on the terrace and on our visit seemed only half full.
Breakfast was the same spread of cold meat and cheese with only scrambled eggs and a 'sort of bacon' available everyday. Fruit juice and a choice of coffee was only from a machine. Disappointing.
Hotel grounds had a good choice for sitting out with wonderful views over the lake and plenty of indoor space also. Choice of swimming pools for the San Pietro. We were given a key to the 'upper' and indoor pools. No rush for sunbeds etc. As it rained every day (first week of June) with the exception of 2 mornings this may have helped!! Free afternoon tea/coffee with biscuits and cake was a nice touch. Evening entertainment was mmmmm.... No rush to get in.
Limone is a beautiful flower bedecked lake side town, quite busy even in early season. Plenty of nice shops and cafes, a small beach and public toilets available.
A fifteen minute walk down to the town and the hotel mini bus at 80 cents return (taxi 8 euro's) we didn't attempt the climb back up. If you want views then this hotel provides the best, if you want to be in the town then choose from the many lakeside ones.
As in most Hotels the San Pietro had it's good and bad points. For us it was alright but a little disappointing in places.
Would we return? No, but then we do prefer a beach by the sea.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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HotelSanpietroLimone, Web PR Manager at Hotel San Pietro, responded to this review, 15 February 2012
Dear client, we are very thankful to you for your review. We would also like to thank you for giving us some useful pieces of advice so as to improve our service. We hope that sooner or later you will come back, anyway. :-)
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2011

We stayed at this hotel for a week through First Choice and had a really good holiday.
The room was well sized and very clean.The view from our room was wonderful of the lake. The food was good with lots of choice and unlimited wine and soft drinks
The staff were helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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HotelSanpietroLimone, Web PR Manager at Hotel San Pietro, responded to this review, 15 February 2012
Dear client, we are very happy to know that you had a nice holiday at our hotel. We are really looking forward to seeing you again soon.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2011

My wife and I stayed at the San Pietro from 11 to 18 May as part of a First Choice holiday which we thoroughly enjoyed. The hotel is in a wonderful location just above Limone (but be aware that it is a 15 minute walk from the town and the route is quite steep).

It is designated four star and this can certainly be applied to the accommodation. Our room was spacious and well equipped with a large furnished balcony and conscientiously cleaned daily. The view over the lake was stunning (I think all rooms face the lake but please check). And the superbly maintained gardens are a delight.

The dining experience was OK but not wonderful. I knew beforehand that evening meals are buffet style but I was not expecting the dining room to be so cramped. Tables were set VERY close together. A cosy table for two was most definitely out of the question. The food was plentiful and good but usually only luke-warm. And since we were in Italy, where were all the Italian cheeses?

The bar was a bit of a disappointment as well. It was closed prior to dinner, so we could not buy an aperitif. This was no big deal in itself since we merely used the mini-bar and had a drink on our own balcony. Also, we found it a bit strange that we could not buy a glass of wine from the bar. Only a bottle or half bottle. And the wine list consisted of only one type of white wine, one rose and two reds. And this in an area where all sorts of wine are grown locally - the Osteria Livio (a bar just up the road from San Pietro) has at least twenty available.

Entertainment varied from good to excellent (the classical trio were especially noteworthy).

But overall we greatly enjoyed our stay and would definitely return.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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HotelSanpietroLimone, Web PR Manager at Hotel San Pietro, responded to this review, 14 February 2012
Dear client, we thank you very much for your kind review. We will also take into consideration your remarks. So, we are looking forward to seeing you again soon. :-)
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Wootton Bassett
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2010

Have hust returned from 10 fantastic days at the San Pietro- EVERYTHING was above expectation. The staff service, cleanliness, rooms and food were all excellent. The choice of menu at all meals was superb with something for everyone- the staff are also extremely helpful and would if required cater for dietry requirements. We stayed half board with a more than ample buffet breakfast (cereals, fruit, breads, eggs, meat, cheese etc etc), complementary afternoon tea ( with cake & biscuits) and then a further buffet evening meal (where it was possible to start with salad, select fish from the buffet, indulge in a main course and follow with a buffet of desserts and cheese- all with complementary wine and soft drinks). Definate excellent value for the quality and quantity of food- if we had eaten in a restuarant each night as a family of 4 to this quality I dread to think what we would have paid.The location of the hotel pools and terraces has to be the envy of all other hotels in Limone. A great family pool, a large indoor pool and added bonus of a further huge relaxy pool and terrace free from ball games. I agree with other comments that there is a walk into Limone but there is a shuttle bus and to be above the town rather than directly in the middle was great a bonus. HIGHLY RECOMMEND and can't wait to return.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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cornwall
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2010

We have just returned from the most fantastic holiday in the San Pietro Hotel. This was our first time to Italy and it turned out to be an absolute treat. We read some of the reviews of this hotel (fortunately for us AFTER WE HAD BOOKED) and we decided to see for ourselves what it was really like, and boy are we glad we did. What some people find to complain about is just daft. The rooms, dining areas and pool areas were spotless, the staff were courteous and the atmosphere was superb, very relaxing. There were lots of Germans there (thankfully the rules specified NO TOWELS ON SUNBEDS BEFORE 7am) which was respected. The shuttle bus was always on time and for 80cents each way, and absolute bargain. The location of the Hotel is wonderfull and we had a beautifull view of the Lake from our balcony. On arrival in our room was a bottle of sparkling wine, water and chocolates to welcome us, what a treat. We shall definately be going back next year.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2010

We returned to Limone for the second year running after staying at the San Pietro's sister hotel the Christina the year before. The only reason we upgraded was owing to the fact the price for the 3* was the same as the 4* San Pietro. The service was as excellent as the previous year and the difference in the rooms themselves was noticeable. Other than that the food and excellent service was the same. The only noteable difference other than the room was the access to an additional terrace with a pool and also access to the indoor pool which we used several times in our week.

Limone is a great family place. However, the hotel is a 15min walk from the hotel to Limone (the uphill on the way back is perhaps not as suitable for older visitors) which helped us to work off the large meals we had (a wide selection of salads, pastas, soups, 4 mains and cakes/ice creams/fruit). The drinks are on free vend for vino (red and white), water, cola and orange. Breakfast choices were also excellent with a hot and cold selection with fruit and cereals. We often found ourselves going from breakfast to evening meal with the help of the odd ice cream here and there.

We would have no hesitation in recommending this (and the Christina) although would opt for the San Pietro if there is only a small difference in price. Stay Here!!!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel San Pietro
Address: Via Tamas 20, 25010 Limone sul Garda, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Brescia > Limone sul Garda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
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#15 Luxury Hotel in Limone sul Garda
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Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel San Pietro 4*
Number of rooms: 89
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