"Wonderful location inside Sirmionie"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Jul 14, 2013
Very nice hotel. It is inside Sirmionie which was much nicer than staying outside the castle area. No traffic allowed except for delivery and cars of people staying at the hotels. Wonderful to be there late at night when all the tourists are gone. Hotel was clean, good breakfast, staff friendly, breakfast was delicious and lots of it. Many restaurants near the hotel. Hotel is not on the lake but we had a partial view of the lake from our room.
"Outstanding hotel at fantastic price!"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Jun 28, 2013
This hotel's location is perfect! Close to Sirmione (walking distance) and the hotel itself is beautiful. There was a playground & lagoon area for our kids to play in, a large grassy area to relax, and a beautiful dock that goes out to the lake. The only downside was that wifi was very sporadic, particularly in our rooms (wifi was free so I really couldn't complain). Also, the rooms got very stuffy at night - we wanted to leave the window open but we would have been eaten alive by bugs. Breakfast was great - good selection and lots of food. And the staff was VERY helpful and accommodating. DEFINITELY recommend this hotel and we would definitely stay here again!!!
"Nice little hotel close to center of Sirmione"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Aug 20, 2012
We stayed at Hotel Smeraldo for 5 nights in the beginning of August. The hotel La Paul across the street and Smeraldo belong together which is why you can use the pool of both hotels (La Paul has a bigger one, Smeraldo only one for kids). Both hotels have parking lots. Smeraldo doesn't have a front desk so we checked in at La Paul. We got there at 1 and were told that we couldn't check in until 2 (their official check in time). Staff was very friendly and spoke good English. The room was much nicer than expected (the hotel doesn't look that great from the outside) with everything we needed (blow dryer, toiletries, small TV) and with a very well working air condition. La Paul also has a nice garden with chairs and access to the water through a dock (we never went to the garden at Smeraldo). Breakfast was okay, there was a selection of rolls (pretty dry and hard), pastries and cakes, sausage and cheese, jam, juice, milk, cereal and yoghurt. The items are the exact same every day. Nothing spectacular but sufficient, especially when you want to save room for all the great Italian food :). It is about a 10 minute walk into the center of Sirmione. There are tons of restaurants, bars, ice cream places and a few public beaches where you can rent paddle boats. The beaches areall stone and rocks though, so it's a good idea to wear shoes into the water to not hurt your feet. All in all we had a great time and were happy with the hotel, staff and area.
"Close to everything"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Jul 13, 2012
We enjoyed our stay. The quality of service was beyond measure and the employees were very friendly and helpful. The location was great with easy access to eveything that was on our list to see and do.
"Great experience- will come back!"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on May 21, 2012
We loved Azzurra! We wanted to see the start of the Mille Miglia and it was the PERFECT location!! Fabio and staff were excellent. Food was awesome as was the wine!!!!! The town is beautiful too! We will be back!!!