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.
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- Also Known As:
- San Pietro Hotel
- San Pietro Limone Sul Garda
- Hotel San Pietro Limone Sul Garda, Italy - Lake Garda