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Hotel Meridiana
Ranked #16 of 67 Hotels in Sirmione
Reviewed 2 September 2017

The hotel is fantastic, like most Italian hotels it's a bit basic but it was brilliant, the owners put a lot of thought, effort and care into everything they do and nothing is to big or too small for them to help with.
The bar is great and they offer a wide range of drinks and if they don't have your cocktail listed they will happily go off and learn to make it.
The breakfasts were excellent and a mixture of cakes and cooked bits, it was all very nice to eat.
When we left on our last day very early they made a breakfast for us to take with us.
We will be returning

Room Tip: Room 103 is the best
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Nice place to stay for a short vacation.
Smoking is an issue here it looks like it’s okay to smoke anywhere outside.
the service is great and friendly the rooms are huge for Italy. Everything is very clean and welcoming, if you’re a smoker

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

It's a beautiful small hotel with very comfortable rooms and a nice view of the lake. It's in an excellent central location, right near the Maria Callas Park which means it's right between the main streets of the town, the beaches, and the Grottoes of Cattulus. Best of all is chance to meet the owners, Margherita and Elia, the loveliest, most hard-working couple in Italy. I love my beer and it turns out Elia does too and so he has the best selection of beers of anywhere that I stayed during my six weeks in Italy. Plus, all those delicious cakes and pastries at breakfast (which has the best bacon and scrambled eggs), they're hand-made by Margherita. All the other staff members are very friendly and helpful too. I travelled around northern Italy on my own for a month but I was so impressed with Sirmione and this hotel that when my girlfriend arrived to join me for two more weeks of travelling, I insisted on taking her back here and Margherita and Elia greeted me like an old friend. Awesome place! If you stay anywhere else, you're an idiot.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

We booked for 1 week vacation at short notice. This hotel has it all, great location, friendly and extremely helpful staff and comfortable bed and room.
Hotel is traditional Italian, rooms are kept clean, tidy, very comfortable.
Breakfast is buffet style, with sufficient to suit all tastes, cereals, fruits, eggs, bacon, sausage, various breads and, Yes, the cakes are good.
Hotel is ideally located, beach is 5 minutes walk, very popular, no sand only large rock areas, swimming shoes required, water was clean and clear but deep, numerous small shallow rock pools for kids. Town centre is 5 minutes walk in the other direction for shops and numerous restaurants. Terme spa and pools is 2 minutes walk which is worth a visit.
Car parking is in the hotel forecourt.
Totally recommend this hotel for a relaxing vacation.

Room Tip: We had room 103 at the front of the hotel, nice balcony sun in the morning. Terme spa and pools, hot...
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Let me start with what I would normally consider a final paragraph: if I were to return to Sirmione the first hotel I would chose would be Hotel Meridiana. It is a fantastic hotel, run by the most fabulous and committed team I’ve ever met. On arrival, we were greeted by Margherita (who owns the establishment) and Elia who offered us a refreshing glass of iced water with mint. They checked us in and allocated us Room 105. Elia carried our cases to our first-floor room, there is no lift in the hotel, and explained everything to us, the use of the bathroom, fridge, air conditioning (yes, each room has air-conditioning and an in-room fridge), times of breakfast etc. He also explained to us that there was a sun terrace on the second floor and a small chapel/prayer room on the first floor.
Our room had a double wardrobe with a good number of coat-hangers and also a security safe (electronically operated and no charge/deposit for its use). There was a dressing table with well-lit mirror as well as bedside tables with drawers, so all in all, plenty of storage space. The room was a good size – ample for two people – and had a king-size bed.
The bathroom included shower, toilet, bidet and hand-basin. It was well lit and the shower had excellent pressure and was never short of hot water.
The balcony was spacious, equipped with a table and two chairs, and overlooked the entrance courtyard – although not a lake view it was a very pleasant outlook and we finished each evening there enjoying a Prosecco or Spritz from the bar.
There is daily maid service with towel change (following the now international custom – leave towels in the shower if you want them changed).
Breakfast was a superb “all-you-can-eat” buffet including the usual fruit-juices, tea and coffee, cereals, cold meats and cheeses, bread, yoghurt and fruit and a variety of Danish pastries. It also included hot scrambled egg, bacon and frankfurter but featured, most unusually, a variety of home baked cakes including chocolate sponge, madeira sponge and cheesecake. The array was regularly replenished right through to the end of breakfast.
The bar / restaurant is open all day (to residents and non-residents) serving a complete variety of hot and cold beverages and ice creams and a selection of meals including cold platters and also much that is centred around Margherita’s baking. During the day, one can also – I’d suggest uniquely for Lake Garda – enjoy Afternoon Tea with Margherita’s home baked scones with jam and cream. Margherita and Michela both possess a genuine talent for baking!
The sun terrace on the second floor was not over-subscribed and had a nice outlook over the west of the lake and the staff were happy to deliver drinks from the bar to the terrace. We also used the terrace at night on 15th August (Ferragosto) to watch a firework display across the lake in Desanzano.
The hotel location is ideal. It is literally just on the outskirts of the old city on the main route to the beaches and the Grotte di Cattulo (the famous Roman Villa unearthed at Sirmione). It took us only 5 minutes to stroll to Sirmione Ferry point and less to the main streets and restaurants and it is only 150 metres from the Catullo thermal resort.
Meridiana doesn’t offer a dinner menu but there are several restaurants in the town and neighbouring ports and Margherita is happy to recommend a selection to suit any taste.
Margherita, Elia, Michela, Manuel and Halima work long hours and never stop smiling! Their happiness at delivering excellent customer service is so apparent, they so obviously love what they do and are fantastic at doing it. Meridiana maybe only “3 star” but I’d happily give it another two, just for the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff.
On Sirmione itself, there is plenty to see and do (including visiting the castle, the remains of the Roman villa, boat trips around the peninsula, and it is a great location for touring the south of the lake. On different days, we used the ferry to visit Desenzano, Garda, Lazise, Bardolino, Solo and Gardone, to name just a few. The ferries are a great way of moving around the lake, they are frequent and relatively inexpensive (€3 for a one zone single and €9.90 for a four zone which covers, pretty much all ports at the south of the lake. If you are in any doubt about returning from the same place, just buy a single as a return is exactly double the single fare. A day pass is good value if you intend to hop-on, hop-off a number of times. The only other tip on the ferries is to plan your route carefully to ensure that you connect with the last boat back to where you need to end the day.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Address: Via Caio Valerio Catullo 5, 25019 Sirmione, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Brescia > Sirmione
Bar / Lounge Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #16 of 67 Hotels in Sirmione
Price Range: $131 - $321 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Meridiana 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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Hotel Meridiana Sirmione, Lake Garda, Italy

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