We spent 5 nights in Salo du Parc. The hotel looks like a concrete bunker built into a hillside on the shore of lake Garda. You enter from the street into Floor 3. All rooms have views of the lake, but floors 2 and 1 have not windows on the street side. Floor 1 is the bar and restaurant, but Floor 2 has guest accommodation which feels like it is in a basement even though there are windows on the lake side. The hallway is depressing and the rooms are dark.
We arrived in the evening with a reservation for a double room and were given a suite because there were no more vacant rooms. Wonderful - NOT! The suite was an enormous room on Floor 2 with a king and two single beds in it. The room reeked of air freshener in an attempt to cover up the smell of damp. It was obvious by the damaged floor boards that there had been a serious leak in the room at some stage. We had two bathrooms, both very dark. We informed the desk that a light had blown over the basin in one bathroom; it was never replaced.
At night, we listened to the sound of waste water from the rooms above dribbling down an outside drain pile. This was enhanced by the drone of the hotel's airconditioning plant, also just outside our room. Because we were at ground level, we had no view of the mountains, and our very limited view of the lake was mostly obstructed by a single, large bush in front of our patio. After three nights, we asked to change rooms, and were given a room on the top floor (the hotel was no longer fully booked). Although this was a great improvement in term of noise, smell and view, we found that the shower flooded the entire bathroom and made the marble floor extremely slippery. An attempt to pull the shower curtain shut, the entire curtain rod fell into the bathtub. and yes, the shower was over a deep tub, rendering it unsuitable for someone with mobility problems.
The restaurant service was friendly and very efficient and the breakfast was excellent. The clientele are mostly Austrian/German, and the hotel caters to their expectations of a good breakfast. The service at the front desk was rather abrupt and unfriendly, except for a young fellow named Milan, who was very helpful.
This hotel is tired and not very well maintained. It needs some serious attention to spruce it up. We will not return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- L'hotel salo du parc is a modern building facing direct the lake with a beautiful park with swimming pool and a private dock. L'hotel distance few minuts from the historical center of salo. All the rooms have lake view and balcony. The rooms have different size and they are on a different floor and then they have different prices. At the hotel there is a paid parking just bihind the hotel and also in front of it there is a big parking with a convention with the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Salo' Du Parc Hotel Lake Garda
- Hotel Salo Du Parc