Travel Blogs from Sirmione
Sirmione - Lake Garda - caught the train to the closest railway station at Desanzano, about 20 minutes from Sirmione - Sirmione sits on a peninsula with no train closer than this - wow is this place busy. It's apparently a favourite holiday spot for Italians - the lake is huge - about 50+ Km's long - plenty of recreational boats and people swimming …
Our one little nod to some kind of luxury was to spend a night (which very quickly became 2) in a hotel overlooking Lake Garda in the little town of Sirmione, situated on the peninsula which stretches up into the very south of the Lake.
Having enjoyed an interesting bus journey where we seemed to get further and further along the peninsula …
We are currently in Venice. A few of us are waiting for our pizza/ pasta to arrive for lunch. Authentic Italian lunch :) This morning we went to a glass blowing demo, and then shopped for glass. After that we toured the crazy alleys of Venice, then went and toured the canals on gondolas. After lunch we're going to the Doge's palace before free ...
On our way to Venice we stopped in Verona, the place where Romeo and Juliet is set. We saw Juliet's balcony, toured a bit of the town and had some free time. Some people went into the arena that that was built 2000 years ago. Others used their time to get some gelato and do a bit of shopping. We at staying at the Hotel Bolivar in ...
We arrived in Verona Monday at 9:00am. We first went to the Banco Populare, which is a building that Carlo Scarpa designed. From there we went to Piazza delle Erbe which is one of the major piazzas in Verona. After lunch, we went to the Museo di Castelvecchio which is a museum in an ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsEden Hotel Sirmione
After 12 days camping we had cleverly booked ourselves into a Hotel for one peaceful night of relaxation before a few nights in Venice and then home. Having been dropped off at the entrance to the town where the traffic isn't allowed we wandered through and found the hotel on the edge of a little sqaure overlooking the lake.
The view and location were perfect and we immediately went down to reception and asked them to book another night. They didn't have space in our room but they found us another room with the same view and told us we could move in at any time the next day when it suited us.
The room was spacious and comfortable, the sight of our own shower almost brought me to tears, and the staff were fantastic. We ate dinner in the restaurant attached to the hotel, an enjoyable 3h long affair where they completely allowed us to unwind and go at our own pace.
Breakfast was out on a little terrace overlooking the sea and was exactly what you'd expect from a buffet of this kind, except the food quality was well above average.
All in all, we found this to be a fanstastic hotel in a stunning location and I would have no hesitation in recommending this to anyone and everyone.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Eden Hotel Sirmione
I stayed at hotel Eden in August for 4 nights. The hotel is in the old part of Sirmione (inside the castle walls). This has the advantage that the setting is quaint and in the centre of everything. The disadvantage is that to drive a car into this area is ridiculous (and surely only a matter of time before it is banned completely). The streets are tiny and packed with hundreds of people.
Trully first class
The Eden Hotel has an excellent position immediately adjacent the main lake boarding pier for Sirmione. The staff couldn't be more helpful and the accomodation was well looked after.
When we booked the hotel in Sirmione, we really did not have a good idea what to expect. We wanted a location relatively near the Milan airport where we could relax for a few days, to recover from jetlag, and where our teenagers, who were on their first trip to Europe, could feel comfortable wandering around on their own. Both the hotel and Sirmione were just what we were looking for.
My husband and I stayed here mid-September 2004, and had a lovely holiday. Hotel Eden is just by the main town square and the ferry, but non the less is a peaceful and quiet hotel. So - lots of restaurants to choose within walking distance and the town is lovely, if rather full of tourists. The room we had did have a lake view, but this was a side view and the window was veiled in net curtain to provide some privacy from the square and surounding hotels. It was not quite the open lake view I had expected. Also breakfast was OK, but saw no-one eating dinner or using (or indeed serving in) the very small bar. Not such a problem as the town had lots and lots of bars and restaurants.
My family of five stayed at the Eden for three nights in July of 2002, and enjoyed it very much. We had two modern, comfortable, adjoining rooms on the top floor overlooking the lake. The Eden is a small comfortable hotel, with a marvelous location in the center of Sirmione. Breakfast was about average for an Italian hotel, and we ate all of other meals in the little town. The staff was courteous and helpful. Sirmione is a jewel not to be missed, a gorgeous medieval town perched on a penninsula a few hundred yards wide which juts into Lake Garda. It is full of picturesque stores, restaurants and gelatto shops, and you have to drive across the castle causeway to get in (which they don't let you do unless you have a reservation for a hotel). Disney could not have done better. I'd certainly stay at the Eden again.