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Hotel Piccola Vela
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All reviewslemon gardenrear gardena lovely small hotellake gardaminute walk to the town centrepre dinner drinkslovely gardentravelled with inghamshotel bikesswimming poolfamily roomrisottoenjoyed the pool areakept immaculately cleanvery friendly servicestaff were all very helpfuldefinitely return to this hotel
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

At first we were a bit disappointed to have a rather small bedroom for the price. This was soon compensated for by the relaxing gardens amongst the olive groves at the front and back of the hotel, by the very obliging hotel staff and by the realisation that it was just a very short and pleasant stroll into centre of the attractive and lively lake-side town of Desenzano. All hotels in this part of Italy are relatively expensive but this can be recommended.

  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank candp444
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piccolavela, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Piccola Vela, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2015

Dear candp444, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you enjoyed the hotel and staff.
Thanks for the recommendation and review
Greetings from Desenzano del Garda

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Reviewed 25 June 2015

We stayed at this hotel for 2 weeks in June 2015 and had a wonderful stay. We booked the holiday through Thomsons lakes and villas and their service and representatives were first rate. We stayed in room 27 on the first floor to the rear of the property and had no complaints about the room at all except for the balcony which was a little tired and needed a lick of paint. The staff were wonderful and friendly especially the head waiter Nino who was exceptional.
The only criticism we can make and it's not the hotels fault is that it's located on a very busy and noisy road and because their main swimming pool and garden fronts the hotel this can be irritating. Having said this they have just finished installing a dip pool in the rear garden and this area is much quieter and secluded. We hope it proves successful.
The hotel is conveniently situated with just a short walk to the town centre where there is an abundance of restaurants and cafes and the ferry service. The hotels own restaurant is excellent although we felt a little overpriced. Free wifi and air conditioning and buffet breakfast all good. If you have a car there is free parking underground.
Would definitely return to this hotel.

Room Tip: Best views from front of hotel over lake but rear quieter.
  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank lesrob_12
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piccolavela, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Piccola Vela, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2015

Dear lesrob_12 , thank you for writing this review and thanks for the nice words.
We wanted to inform you that the new pool is ready, on our Facebook page "Piccola Vela Hotel" you'll see it.

Best Regards

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Reviewed 20 June 2015

The highlight of our week's stay was the fantastic staff always ready to help and give information about the area. We had a spacious, comfortable room at the front of the hotel. The air conditioning was much appreciated as the weather was very hot. The buffet breakfast was delicious and the hotel is well located and an easy walk into the town. We had driven down so appreciated the secure parking available.We would love to stay at Piccola Vela again and will recommend it to our friends.

Room Tip: Superior rooms are worth the extra money.
  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Christine T
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piccolavela, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Piccola Vela, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2015

Dear Christine

Thanks for the review and for the kind words. We really like to be considered a friendly and get these appreciations. Thank you for recommending us to your friends.

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Reviewed 16 June 2015

The welcome was outstanding, the staff are happy to explain about the area, they take the comfort and welfare of their guests very seriously. The Hotel is well maintained our room faced onto a garden area at the back of the hotel, the room was immaculate cleaned daily, regular linen and towel changes. The balcony was fantastic with a canopy that can be lowered to shade the balcony, the rooms are air conditioned, it was very hot during our stay. The hotel is a 5 minute walk into Desenzano yet in a quiet area. Breakfast was fabulous fresh fruit sweet and savoury dishes as well as a hot selection, every morning we sat on the terrace for breakfast. I would highly recommend, we will be returning.

Stayed: June 2015, travelled with family
1  Thank julie y
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piccolavela, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Piccola Vela, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2015

Dear Julie y , thank you for writing this wonderful review.

It is gratifying to read these beautiful words of praise to our hotel and our work.

We are waiting for you for the next holiday

Greetings

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Reviewed 16 June 2015

stayed here for 10 days in June, hotel is in a good location just 10 mins walk from centre, train station 20 mins walk uphill, ferries to all around the lake 10 mins walk. Staff here are fantastic, friendly, happy, helpful from the front desk to the restaurant couldn't fault them at all. Buffet breakfast excellent, beautiful fresh fruit and fresh bread every morning, good selection cheese and meats etc. Free Wifi excellent reception. Room cleaned every day to excellent standard. All rooms here have balconies, unfortunately for us we had room 26 and couldn't use the balcony as there was no shade at all, request for a parasol refused as the owner didn't want the risk of it blowing off should anyone leave it up in a wind (understandable) room quite dark as the only light was from narrow door leading onto the balcony. also no instructions as to how to use TV (no english channels) or any info in bedroom on the hotel routine, mini bar charges etc - minor gripes but worth pointing out. Would definately recommend this hotel. Tip - if using the train go on a Saturday - tickets are two for one on all journeys. Also Ferries - check out the circular and daily tickets against the normal fares, these can work out cheaper. the crew on the boats are very helpful on these matters.

Room Tip: Room 26 is dark with a small narrow balcony, if you like to sit out then ask for another room.
  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled as a couple
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piccolavela, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Piccola Vela, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2015

Dear Sheilab740 , thank you for your review and for choosing the hotel Piccola Vela for your stay.

Our future guests will have an advantage thanks to all your informations about Desenzano and Lake Garda

Greetings

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