Best : location on lake and access to promenade is perfect.Gardens and pool perfect.Front desk service thoroughly professional and friendly.
The breakfast facilities are jammed into a room without a lot of thought given to meal order with the result that guests are crisscrossing needlessly.The food is good.
Bar does not provide light snacks or foodstuffs throughout the day and charge on the spot.It is mind boggling as they have a guaranteed money spinner and two staff doing nothing essentially.
Basic bedrooms are just that but comfortable enough.
I suspect that the management are uncertain of their market and don’t know whether to move up or down.
We lived at this hotel for a week. Had a room in the anneks with terrasse, furniture and a beautiful view towards the lake and Garda city.
The hotel-garden is top. With sunchairs, a nice pool and only 10 meters to the promenade and lake-front. Just aside the garden you find the restaurant with a stunning lake-view. Having breakfast here every morning was a good start of the day. Dinners served here were average.
The room itself was OK, but not 4-star. The bathroom and toilet seriously needed renovation. Mold were found at many places around the walls.
Finally notice, that Garda is a lively place (at least in August). On the terrasse you are bombarded with noise from the bars, concerts, ships across the bay.
Unfortunately, this holiday was not a good experience for me! Nothing to do with the hotel, but I had picked up a really nasty stomach bug from a previous holiday, and suffered for most of this one, therefore spending a huge amount of time in the hotel bedroom!
My husband was fine, and was able to go with the group (it was kind of a tour) to Verona, Venice etc. while I languished.
However, the lovely staff at the Hotel du Parc were extremely understanding and kind and really looked after me! So not all bad.
The hotel is really clean and comfortable; it is modern and perhaps has had a refurb not too long ago; all public areas and the rooms were immaculate.
Breakfast was a more than adequate buffet and the evening meal was table service. The only downside that I could see was that the menu for the evening was very unimaginative, always just a choice of meat, fish or vegetarian. The choices looked quite good on paper, but in reality the meat and/or fish could have been pretty much anything and the vegetable accompaniments non-variable. There is such lovely food available in Italy that I felt the chef could possibly have done better, even allowing for the fact that our group was around 40 people.
For lunch (not included in our tour price) you could get very nice snacks from an integral café on the ground floor and sit outside amongst the trees.
The hotel is situated about 3Km inland from Lake Garda, just a bit too far for most people to walk, but there was a hotel shuttle bus and also a regular bus that was fairly frequent. Eating in Sirmione itself was expensive, but this applies to pretty much all the towns around the lake.
The pool looked very nice, but I was in no fit state to actually try it!
I would possibly stay here again, although we have been to Sirmione several times now and would be more likely to try another resort around the lake.
Big thanks to all the staff and management at the Hotel du Parc, but looking after me so well; I felt I had made new friends when we finally left!
On arrival we where treated brilliantly.
Our room was one of the little outhouse type rooms just of the side of the main hotel, clean and spacious although like many Italian hotels slightly dated.
The staff do look after you, it’s a tad Faulty Towers ‘ish’ however I quite like this type of hotel.
The gardens and pool make this hotel special and it’s just a 5 minute walk from the centre of Garda.
If you like beautiful outlooks and are happy to brush past the slightly dated building this hotel is definitely for you....
We stayed for 5 nights in the hotel for a big family gathering and our wedding reception. The hotel gardens and pool are ideal (my 3 granddaughters spent hours in the pool) and the bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. The hotel is private and ideally situated by the lakeside 5 minutes walk from the town of Garda. I fail to understand the critical reviews. Certainly du Parc has an air of faded grandeur but it has charm and style. If you want modern glitz with no character then you have plenty of choice elsewhere. And du Parc has Mario, one of the most helpful, courteous and pleasant managers I have encountered in many years of travelling around the world. Jim and Claudia Murray and families.