Travel Blogs from Sirmione
... apparently free to do whatever they want to do on the Disney cruise, seems they think they set their own release conditions.
With the sun finally gone the water started to bubble up onto the Piazza, Max and Emerson started playing maroon between the forming puddles to see which of them could leave the other one marooned on the either side of the growing puddles. With the water rising up we passed a photo shoot set up to capture girls playing in the puddles under the ...
... the graffiti on the walls and love messages on padlocks and in the Letter's to Juliet postbox was beautiful - I has goosebumps! Anyhow we added a K&P to the wall, as did the girls (although I don't know what they wrote!?). We wandered through the town, busy with tourists and headed home just as the heavens opened. We stopped at nice little pizzeria for tea & got out the maps & camping books to see where to go ...
... of the same sights I had seen earlier, his comments and stories made it that more interesting. To end our tour he took me down a winding alley to little wine shop to meet the owner and sommelier, Antonio, who let me try numerous wines of the area. He showed me his pride and joy; bottles worth thousands of Euros while showing me photographs of famous people who had come to see his shop. Andreas ...
Old dogs, new tricks ... The weather was threatening on the day we were to see our first opera with our friend Margery who had talked us into going. In fact, at about 5pm, a huge storm ('tempo molto bruto') hit Verona and the prospects didn't seem bright that it would start at all. But as the time got closer to the 9pm start, it was looking better. Well, it was looking all pretty fine from the basement of one of our favourite ...
... harbour would be good.... By the time we got back across the lake the wind was now strong, we had taken in a lot of sail and the waves were building. Soon the engine went on and the sails were down and we were heading for home. We had a rather exciting time picking up our mooring buoy but soon a very welcome rib arrived to take us to shore. In fact Charlie stayed aboard to help the boat man moor up ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Continental Sirmione
We have just returned from 2 weeks at the Hotel Continental. The hotel is magnificent and we have never experienced such incredible service before. It was so lovely that it was hard to drag ourselves away from the hotel to explore the beautiful Lake Garda. The hotel oozes elegance from the minute you walk in the door and check in.
You'll not be disappointed
I opted for this hotel following Trip Advisor reviews and it fully lived up to expectations. It is a 4 star hotel situated at the top end of Sirmione old town, with a beautiful location on the shore of Lake Garda. Hotel room was spacioius and spotless with very effective air-con (a requirement in 35C). Staff were courteous and very helpful from start to finish. The food (breakfast al fresco) was well up to standard also. It is difficult to fault any aspect. We stayed for a week and would return tomorrow.
Back to one of our favorite places!
This was our third time staying at the Hotel Continental and as usual it was as good as ever,the management and staff as friendly as always,it is more like visiting with friends than staying at an hotel, we look forward to returning as soon as we can.
Mr & Mrs Sands England
Man kann in Sirmione kein besseres Hotel als das Hotel Continental finden. Wir haben die Kommentare der anderen TripAdvisor Mitglieder bei der Auswahl dieses Hotels berücksichtigt und es hat unsere Erwartungen bei weitem übertroffen. Die Lage ist fantastisch, direkt am See und man hat eine große Terrasse zum Sonnenbaden, gepolsterte Sonnenliegen mit Sonnenschirmen, Jacuzzi, Kellnerservice, liegt in der Nähe der Spitze der Halbinsel. Es gibt auch einen Swimmingpool und makellos gepflegte Gärten. Das Hotel strahlt Eleganz aus, es ist von oben bis unten sehr sauber und ich war noch in einem Hotel wo es ein solch hohes Niveau zu so einem günstigen Preis gibt. Giovanni und sein Personal waren sehr hilfsbereit und kümmerten sich um jedes Detail. Er empfahl uns ein von Michelin ausgezeichnetes Restaurants in Sirmione und reservierte dort für uns (eine ganz fantastische Erfahrung, in der Nähe vom Schloß), er empfahl uns auch andere Restaurants die unserem Geschmack entsprachen.
Wir verbrachten Anfang Mai sieben Tage im Continental und drei Wochen später fehlt es mir immer noch! Es hat meine Erwartungen übertroffen. Das Personal ist freundlich und sehr professionell. Die Lage ist superb, direkt am See und von dem Rummel in Sirmione entfernt. Die Auswahl beim Frühstück ist sehr groß, könnte aber ein wenig aufregender sein. Aber lassen Sie davon nicht vom Essen im Restaurant abhalten. Wir waren bis gegen Ende unseres Urlaubs zum Abendessen nicht im Restaurant und haben bedauert, dass wir das nicht schon eher gemacht haben; das Essen war wunderbar und der Speisesaal war wunderschön. Das Hotel ist von altmodischer Eleganz und zusammen mit dem ausgezeichneten Service fühlten wir uns wie auf einer Zeitreise in die Vergangenheit. Es war so schön, sich einfach verwöhnen und umsorgen zu lassen. Ein großer Pluspunkt ist das große Spa welches neben dem Hotel eröffnet hat. Dort gibt es ein Fitness-Center, alle möglichen Beauty Anwendungen (auch für Männer!) und auch ein großes, beheiztes Schwimmbecken mit Schwefeldüsen und Sonnenliegen am See. Fabelhaft. Wir würden hier auf jeden Fall wieder hinkommen, nur nicht in der Hochsaison weil Sirmione dann ein Albtraum sein muss! Wir hatten einen Mietwagen wenn wir um den See herum unterwegs waren aber wenn man nur eine Woche oder weniger hier ist, dann braucht man den gar nicht, man kann auch einfach die Fähre nehmen, die bringt einen überall um den See herum hin.
You won't get a better hotel in Sirmione than the Hotel Continental. We took on board the comments of other tripadvisor guests by choosing this Hotel, and it more than met our expectations. The location is fantastic right on the lake with large sunbathing deck, padded sunbeds parasols jacuzzi and waiter service, located near the tip of the penisula. There is also a swimming pool and spoltlessly manicured gardens. The hotel oozes elegance, it is immaculately clean throughout and I've never come across a hotel that sets and keeps such high standards for such a reasonable price. Giovanni and his staff were extremely helpful ensuring every detail was attended to. He recommended a Michelin star restaurant in Sirmione and made our reservations, (absolutely fantastic experience, tucked away next to the castle) he also recommended other restaurants according to our requirements .Our return journey via public transport was arranged by Giovanni ensuring we had the correct train connections including choices of times etc.and a print out with details... (and a taxi to the station) we travelled from Bergamo.,and had a nightmare with the train times on arrival and ended up getting a cab from Bergamo to Sirmione even though we already had return train tickets!!
We stayed at the Continental for 7 nights early in May and 3 weeks later I'm still missing it!
Wonderful Hotel with excellent staff
We have just returned from our holiday in Sirmione at the Hotel Continental and would rate it as one of the lovliest places we have ever visited complimented by staying in a luxurious hotel situated on the lake and commanding fantastic views. The manager and staff were professional, friendly and helpful and made our stay such a pleasurable experience we all want to return. We booked independently with ease as the manager spoke very good english. Our rooms had lake views and breakfast included, we also ate lunch there several times and the food was good and service impeccable. It was definately value for money.
A very nice service
Unfortunately I was booked in an other Hotel in Sirmione with no access to the lake. Hotel Continental allowed me to use their lake aera and to use their infrastructure. This is not an usual service and I would like to thank the managament of the hotel again. For me it is quite clear, Hotel Continental will be my future destination and I can recommend this Hotel to everyone. Friendly staff, superbe food, super infrastructure and near of the Terme of Sirmione.