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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Splendid Palace Limone sul Garda
Stayed at the Splendid 14th-28th July 2004 with Inghams, our 2nd time on Lago di Garda but 1st time in Limone. What can I say other than this was the best 2 weeks holiday we've ever had. The hotel was indeed splendid in ALL aspects, but special mentions for the wonderful staff (everyone was so helpful, polite & happy in their work), the fantastic food (despite other comments on here, there was plenty of choice and it was all delicious) and the absolutely stunning views over Limone & the lake. Our advice would be to ask for a room on a high floor to take advantage of the views from the balcony. Things you must do while being situated towards the north of the lake are: a trip to the Dolomites, the city of Bolzano and the South Tyrol region which was formerly part of Austria and doesn't feel like Italy at all. The landscape in this part of the world is truly breathtaking. One final note is that we would recommend Inghams to anyone. Heather the rep was so enthusiastic and had an infectious laugh, and they have a direct coach link to the and from the airport, i.e. no time consuming pick-ups in other resorts around the lake.
A View To Die For!!!!!!
What a hotel,Outstanding,
We have just returned from the splendid palace and what a hotel, we drove to it ourselves from the airport (I would recomend hiring a car in Italy to anyone,better drivers than in the uk) and arrived late evening to this hotel.
In the typical 70s style with its illuminous signage we entered the 4 star Splendid Palace not too sure what to expect.
We were greeted by the Manager who knew who we were without us having to speak first who proceeded to check us in.
He advised us that as we had arrived late after the evening meal had finished that they had arranged a cold salad for us and a bottle of wine which would be waiting for us once we had been to our room to freshen up.
He gave us our keys and advised us that we were in a room directly below reception with an amazing view(hotel built into hillside with reception at the top and all rooms and facilities below)
We went down to the room and entered,the room was very large with a double bed,a sofa,an arm chair,desk and very large wardrobe as well as aircon and a t.v,this room was very old fashioned and had not been modernised since the mid 80s.
We entered the bathroom to find the usual sink and toilet but no bath and just a drain in the corner of the room and a shower above it.
This was great but again not modernised.
We were not at all dissapointed though as what was there was of the best quality and built to last.
We went onto the balconey and this is where we fell in love with the hotel,we had a view of the mountain monte baldo with the town of Malcesine on the other side of the lake in front of us and a clear view of Limone to the side of us,this was a dream,it was stunning and that is all I can say!!!!!!
The rest of the hotel was again in the 70s style with the tinted mirrors on every pillar and the old fashioned wooden chairs and tables,the hotel had a buffet restaurant which could be reached by either a lift or stairs,the food was of a very good quality but the very small range let it down and we ended up eating out sometimes soley for the range.
We were very impresses with the all you can drink with your evening meal policy and we did use this.
The choice included beer,red/white and rose wine,water,coke and lemonade and the quality of these were very good also.
The 2 pool areas were very nice with one pool located on site and the other down near the private beach for the hotel,2 mins walk away down hill and through a security door.
The terrace for the hotel was amazing and again had this great view,there was entertainment on 2 nights and this was superb as they were off site acts, the rest of the time we would walk down to limone which was 5 mins away down alot of steps and a steep slope(Not good for the infirm)
To close my rant I would just like to say that this was a very SPLENDID hotel with alot of facilities.
I would though recommend hiring a car before you set off,it is cheap and the drivers are very courtious,you can also see more places and enjoy what Lake garda and the splendid palace have to offer.
If anyone requires any help with info on the lake,car hire,the hotel or any general info please e-mail me and I will try to help
Great surprise - booked initially because nowhere else in the brochure was avail
We couldn't have wished for a better hotel - have returned this year and have now booked for next June. The staff are friendly and helpful - cleanliness is amazing - our rooms were left spotlessly clean every day - the bar and restaurant staff spent their spare moments cleaning all the glass and mirrors everywhere every day. Food was very good - all buffet service so you could have as much as you wished of any particular course. Drinks (including wine) at the evening meal were free. Dessert was a bit unimaginative some evenings but plenty of choice. We usually were able to eat out on the balcony for most meals with stunning views of lake and mountains. Limone is truly beautiful - villagey atmosphere, little boats bobbing, nice little shopping precincts, spotlessly clean streets. A coach trip to the Dolomites is well worth it while you are there, also ferry boat over the lake to Malcesine to go up to top of Monte Baldo in the new funicular lift. Breathtaking views and wild flowers at the top. Also, nice cafe for latte, etc.
We have just returned from Limone, a lovely picturesque village on the north western side of Lake Garda - the Hotel Splendid Palace was great and in a stunning location with snow-capped mountains, excellent accommodation, good choice of local dishes at dinner (plus free wine!) The Lake is amazing and Limone is certainly amongst the most beautiful of locations on the lake. Ask at your hotel Reception for the Promotion Card which allows discounts on ferries on three consecutive days. Do go up Monte Baldo at Malcesine for the wonderful views and take a packed lunch as the restaurants are not good value - you can easily spend a couple of hours at the top taking in the views! Only one disadvantage to staying in Limone - trips to Mantua, Verona and Venice, although worth doing but make for very long days. We travelled with Inghams and found their rep very knowledgeable. Tour guides also were very informative.
Only 9 weeks to go and we will be returning to the most beautiful part of Italy. We will be at the Splendid Palace Limone for the fourth year. The food is plentiful and extremely tasty and the staff are wonderful The views from the Lake view rooms are the best on the resort and the Lake itself is the most wonderful place to swim and relax. I have travelled around the North of Italy alot since I was a child as I have family dotted in various places but now we have found this place, we will not venture anywherelse
We have stayed at the Splendid on 4 occasions since 1996 and have thoroughly enjoyed every minute at this wonderful hotel. Staff great, rooms clean and smart, food wonderful and views over lake spectacular.
You could never tire of this hotel and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone, although I do agree about the steep climb up from town/ferry - not for the infirm especially during the hot weather!
Our accomodation was "allocation on arrival", and when I first heard heard the name of our hotel was "Splendid Palace" I was a bit worried - I thought it sounded like a cheap indian takeaway.
How wrong I was! My wife and I really did enjoy staying at the Splendid. In particular, the staff were always pleasent and helpful.
Although most of the rooms have a view of lake Guarda, I did hear one guest complain that their balcony looked out onto just a wall! So, if that is important to you, do make a point of stating your preference when you book.
All you could ask for
We had a wonderful week, in July 2003, at The Hotel Splendid Palace in Limone. The room was lovely, with a view of the pool and lake, and the air conditioning made it very comfortable. Food and service were both excellent. However, the very best bit was the hotel's position within Limone. Views from the hotel are just stunning, and it is a short walk to the shops and boat landing stage. We will return! We thought the hotel was excellent value for money.
What a lovely surprise we got
We have just returned from a weeks stay at the Splendid Palace Hotel following a weeks touring of Italy the previous week.We weren't really sure what to expect but what a lovely surprise we all got. A bottle of bubbly (cheap but a nice thought) in our rooms when we arrived, happy hour 6-7 with half price cocktails, free tea and biscuits 4-5, superb meals on an evening, buffet style with plenty of choice for everyone, lager, red & white wine, water, fruit juices 'on tap' and free during evening meal time.The staff were lovely and the views from all our bedrooms were spectacular, we paid the extra but well worth it!!
A memorable holiday
My husband and I stayed here over easter 2002 and were very pleased with the Hotel standard.The meals included wine ,beer and soft drinks and were excellent! Our room was comfortable and had a lovely view of the town.This is not however a hotel for the elderly or infirm as the walk to the town centre was very steep and had us both out of breath!Limone is lovely but as it is at the far end of the lake, trips to Venice etc. were a long coach journey away and we were usually the last drop off point, which meant getting back quite late.
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