This is the 4th time we have stayed here and once again it was perfect ,the room is nothing fancy but the balcony lets you veiw the beauty which is Lake Garda ,the staff are friendly even the cleaners have smiles on their faces ,inside the hotel there is a small coffee/bar ,the people who staff it are again so friendly that you feel that you know them so well ,breakfast served in the hotel is just perfect ,plenty of choice and always being topped up ,the nuns that roam the hotel always have a smile and always say hello although in Italian ,we will always go back and may even make the visit once a year because they make you feel so at home.
Stayed here for 5 nights for a birthday treat for my husband
It’s right opposite lake Garda we had a lake view room (306)
Magnificent views across the lake
Pleasant clean room and clean bathroom nice towels and white sheets bit short on pillows but we managed bed is hard which I do like very quiet
Air conditioning that we had on all night was good we also had a tv in our room ( other right ups said there was none ) good free WiFi
No kettle in the room. But We actually took our own breakfast is continental with fresh fruit cheese, boiled egg , basic Cereal,
Fruit juice and toast
We didn’t eat evening meal in the hotel but it is bookable at breakfast should you want it
Plenty of restaurants walking distance away
I didn’t actually realise until we got here that it’s a retreat and is used by students
And that the convent is next door , again it didn’t bother us. On a Sunday the chapel is used for a service And there are people in and out the hotel ( the hotel has its own chapel ) which was beautiful
And the bells rang on the hour ( not over night ) in the church next door
Again we only used the hotel as a base and it didn’t bother us email communication from home to the the hotel was good
All in all it was a lovely comfortable stay with stunning views
The hotel was serene and beautiful and the location was like a scene from an old movie set... Very romantic location. It's just opposite the beautiful lake Garda which was swan lake . The rooms were clean and spacious and the food was basic but in plenty. There are no TV's in the room but with magnificent mountains and lakes just opposite who needs it!!!
My partner booked us a surprise trip to Lake Garda for my birthday in March 2018. I wouldn't recommend flying from Milan as it was a little bit of a faff with transport so try and book Verona if you can (airport transfer prices were through the roof so train it was). As we went out of the regular holiday season the buses from Peschiera del Garda railway station (this is the closest you can get to Castelleto via train) were very sparse but it does stop right outside the hotel. However I wouldn't call it a hotel, it is essentially a sister convent, that isn't a problem but I do feel they should let you know this and they don't leave many lights on at night meaning it can be quite creepy trying to get back to your room. I recommend booking an upgraded twin room on the top floor, not only do you get a huge balcony with beautiful views of the lake and mountains but an electric shutter that completely blacks out the room to sleep easier as they don't provide curtains. The biggest problem we had staying here was that nothing is open out of season not even the supermarkets in the main towns! One day to find lunch we walked over 20 kilometres up and down the lake and every shop, cafe, bar etc was closed, eventually at 4pm the small corner shop near the hotel opened and we practically bought the entire store just in case we didn't find anything open again. We again had the same problem in the evening time, every restaurant we tried was closed and all we found was one takeaway pizza restaurant and having seen the overpriced muck they sold in the hotel restaurant we just decided to eat here. The only sit down meal we ever did manage to have was at lunch time in Venice which is easy to get to via train from Peschiera del Garda , Verona is also only one stop away. The beds were fairly comfortable and the WiFi was particularly good, breakfast wasn't the best and the staff were extremely slow especially when we were trying to check out in a hurry as we had to catch our train back to Milan. 100% only go to Lake Garda in season. We made the best of it though and didn't let everything being closed ruin our holiday, Lake Garda really is a beautiful place.
As others have said it seems to be part of some church or convent but didn't worry us. Our room was very roomy and clean with a stunning room of the lake. It cost us 50 Euros a night, a bargain. A little walk to the local shop and a bottle of wine and came back and sat on our balcony and watched the sunset. The room is spotless, bathroom great you can't go wrong.