Travel Blogs from Limone sul Garda
... Venice was dotted with castles and citadels, all looking majestic on hilltops in the distance. In Venice the car drop off was just across the road from the taxi stand and within minutes we’re on the canals - magic!
Getting to our apartment was easy enough, lugging all our gear to the top floor made me appreciate shipping that carton of stuff home yesterday even more! On the way in to Venice we passed a super market. The guy that showed us our apartment gave us a map ...
What a lovely place, oozing architecture and old Venetian style - it was lovely! We drove, it took around 40 mins and headed straight into the tourist area. Parking was limited & after asking (we didn't want another tow truck!) a helpful couple on their moped showed us where to park in the centre. We were right next to the street where it is said that Juliet's balcony is (although I gather the balcony was built in the ...
Verona is a beautiful, wealthy, historical city compact enough to see a lot in just a few days. I, like everyone else, made the pilgrimage to see Juliet's balcony as that is what most people think of when they think of Verona. The absurd part is that while there were two politically opposed families and legends of a tragic love story, Shakespeare was the third person to write the story and is obviously the ...
... we were quickly at our seats. The Arena is spectacular inside and for this performance of Aida the stage was set so that about one third of the seats were empty and had become part of the staging. For our first ever opera the experience on the whole was great. The music of the overtures and arias was fine, and we even recognised one tune, 'The Grand March'. What was really impressive was the production and staging - ...
... at the amazing flying dingy it's not an illusion, this guy was a least a metre off the water. What is it?
At 12.30 we got back to the port and indeed the wind had dropped so we decided to take the boat out. A brief briefing and off we were sailing across Lake Garda. As we ate our picnic and drank beer it all seemed ideal. Then the clouds started to darken and wind picked up. Maybe being closer ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Cristina Limone sul Garda
We have just returned from a weeks holiday staying a the Hotel Cristina in Limone Sul Garda. This is the first time my wife and I have taken our children abroad and it has been ideal for us.
Having only booked this holiday 2 weeks before departure had a bit of a panic thinking it may be too quiet and remote than what we are used to.
Just got back from Hotel Cristina in Limone sul Garda on 30 August 2005.
Booked a late deal thru Crystal to this hotel. 20th Aug - 5 days. Half board.
We've just returned from a week in gorgeous Limone, Lake Garda. It's a beautiful place and the views from the hills/mountains were stunning. Hotel Cristina was great and has a fabulous spot overlooking the lake. I had read some reviews about the hotel before we left and although most were positive I was nonetheless a little concerned about the negative remarks made by some. But thankfully, we really had nothing to complain about at all. The staff were all friendly and helpful, breakfast good (we paid a supplement for dinner one night and it was fine- what you would expect from a 3 star hotel half-board) and amenities great (you get to share restaurants/pools with 4 star San Pietro). I had read that some have had pot luck with their rooms. Ours was really good- although it was a Panorama which I think is the most expensive. Probably pays to go for a higher standard room (the views are absolutely amazing). If you go B&B like we did, we really recommend some of the little restaurants near the hotel. Il Tovo, on the road going down into Limone from the hotel, is especially worth mentioning. It was the most traditional of eateries that we came across in Limone- obviously family run and with lovely views of the lake. Also The Osteria which is about a 5 min walk up the hill (past the hotel)- gardens have great views of lake and are set amongst grapevines. Very quaint! Both restaurants were very reasonably priced too. We had a fabulous time and would really recommend both the hotel and Limone itself. Would love to go back and will undoubtedly return at some point.
We stayed in this hotel on a short break (4 nights) with Crystal Lakes and Mountains end of July/beginning of August. Thought the hotel was excellent value for money and would recommend it -
Stunning Lake Garda
Just returned from Hotel Cristina Limone sul Garda.Food views and staff excellent-rooms were a bit luck of the draw-mine had tv but had to hire remote to work it with.Bathroom was odd -a power shower but no rail or curtain ; water went everywhere-lovely bath but no taps to fill it with.A free bus to town and back driven by the entertaining Franco was a plus.Overall this was the most relaxing holiday i have ever had.
Returned 4th August from Limone Hotel Christina.
Wonderful holiday with stunning views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Will return to Limone again in the future. Hotel Christina was fine,our room was basic but adequate, ask to see your room before you accept, as you can be lucky or unlucky with the location.Lots of terrace area to relax and walk around with panoramic views. Good pools.Yes there are steps to climb back from the village all 89, but you get used to them, although wouldn't recommend for elderly people.
Good selection of food, but like all buffet selections it does get a little boring the second week.
on arrival at hotel cristina we decided to purchase a safe key for a deposit of 30 euros which we thought was very expensive, the receptionsit told us we would received 25 euros back. When we returned the key the receptionist asked us for a reciept for the safe key I explained we never had a receipt given to us he said that because we didn't have a receipt we would not get our monry back. this receptionist was rude and very nasty and abusive towards me other guests which were checking out were also apaulled at this mans attitude. Never again will I stay at this hotel.
Beds very uncomfortable, staff not very polite and unhelpful. Food Pork everynight.
Last August we stayed at the Hotel Cristina. The view of the lake was beautiful, but everything else was far from acceptable. The room was terrible, with a large 5ft wall inside our room blocking the window.
This contained waste pipes for the rooms above, bubbling and moaning through night and day. The hygiene in the dining hall was questionable and the food was very boring. The pool area was lovely, but if you wanted the free coffee and cake, you had to climb numberous steps to the adjoining hotels pool area to get it. We booked three trips, all of them picked up down a very steep hill, which meant that we were struggling up the hill at midnight when we got back. The hotel has great potential but very little effort is made to bring it out.