After his usual meticulous research, M booked this hotel for us (via Thomson Holidays) for a stay in late May 2017. We were not disappointed. Our greeting at reception was friendly and efficient. We were allocated room 103 which was a corner room with three Juliet balconies! We had paid for a lake view room and the outlook was stunning. We were half board and really enjoyed the dinner each evening - which was served at your table, apart from the salad bar and the desserts which were buffet style. (Watch out for the individual creme caramels which were to die for.). There was plenty of choice - including fish and vegetarian options. We did not eat all the courses - but that was fine with the friendly and efficient waiting staff. Jacopolo served us each evening - he was lovely! We were lucky to have beautiful weather for our stay so it was breakfast in the garden each morning with, again, those lake views. The breakfast buffet had plenty of choice and there was also a facility for freshly cooked eggs of your choice. The pool area was comfortable and M swam each day. There is also a small beach area with loungers and sun umbrellas. The hotel is located midway between Garda and Bardolino. It takes about 15 minutes to reach the Garda ferry terminal and about 20 mimutes to reach the one at Bardolino. (We walk fairly quickly.) The hotel offers a free trip on a sailing boat which takes about 25 people and wine is served during an approximate three hour cruise. To be recommended. We had a really super week at this peaceful and beautifully located hotel. We could not fault any of the staff. They were all helpful and friendly. They even noted my date of birth from my passport and I was presented with a small cake on my birthday - which occurred during the holiday. We hope to return tomthis truly delightful hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sportsman is located halfway between Garda and Bardolino, directly on the lake, in an enviable, calm and peaceful location. It is the perfect destination for guests who wish to relax or do sport. The hotel boasts a bar, restaurant, lounge, tv room, terrace, swimming pool, private beach, wifi, air conditioning in all rooms, heating and car park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sportsman Hotel Bardolino, Italy - Lake Garda