Viale T. Dal Molin, 36, Desenzano del Garda, Lombardy, Italy
29.1km from Brescia/Montichiari Airport
1.4km from Desenzano del Garda-Sirmione
1.5km from Desenzano - Via Gramsci, 13
"Myself and my wife have just returned from a perfect 3 days at the Piccola Vela. We received a free upgrade to a suite as it was our anniversary and enjoyed a lovely, spacious room facing onto the lake. What a wonderful hotel and staff! Every detail was perfection, the hotel is elegant, spotlessly clean, beautifully furnished in lovely, well manicured grounds. The breakfast was extensive and tasty and run until 11am, so no rush required. Valter and the charming Benjamin on front desk could not have been more helpful, friendly or professional. The hotel is a short walk from the centre of town and has ample free parking. The two hotel pools were obviously too cold to use but the hotel has a lovely jacuzzi on the roof with amazing views across the lake. We enjoyed this every night with a glass of Prosecco! This was off season so it was very quiet, which was just what we wanted. The Christmas markets were in full swing and the town of Desanzano was beautifully illuminated for Christmas. We enjoyed fabulous weather, cold but clear blue skies and sunshine, so took walks around Sirmione nearby (stunning) and a lovely walk from Lazise to Garda via Bordalino along the beautiful lakeside, highly recommended and possibly the highlight of our time there. The Aquaria Spa in Sirmione is NOT to be missed. Verona was a 40 minute drive away and is well worth a visit with a guided tour. The glowing Tripadvisor reviews for the Piccola Vella are well deserved, this was one of the nicest hotels and experiences we have ever enjoyed. It was a few days never to be forgotten, It is not a question of if we return but when. Thank you Piccola."
"We had a wonderful stay here in September. The location is great as it’s easy to walk to the ferries and all the restaurants. You can also walk to the station if you are planning to see Verona or Venice. The hotel was beautiful and from the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome. We parked easily and were helped with all of our luggage (there was a lot of it!). The rooms were lovely, spacious, clean, extremely comfortable beds, stunning bathrooms and great selection of toiletries. The swimming pools and grounds were great, as someone that likes a warmer pool the heated pool was a dream and the lemon and olive trees were lovely. The roof terrace was wonderful and relaxing with stunning views. The staff were extremely helpful, advising us on routes and plans, booking taxis and memorising our breakfast drinks, we couldn’t fault them. If we had to be really picky the only improvements we would suggest is a better hairdryer (if you have long hair it took a long time to dry) and it took us a long time to run a bath when we were trying to add hot water. We did love the bathroom though!"
"We had 3 nights at Piccola Vela and from the first moment we arrived everything was just perfect. All the staff very helpful and courteous, we were helped to our room which was spacious and spotlessly clean, very large double bed and great size shower room with plenty fluffy towels. We had a small balcony with views of the lake. Very quiet on a night and a good nights sleep is almost guaranteed. Breakfast had a very good selection of hot and cold items and was available until 11AM so nothing was a rush.. The hotel is a short walk from the town centre. If you have a car there is plenty parking. A roof top terrace affords great views over the lake complete with hot tub if you want . Only down side was the lack of tea/coffee facilities in the room, although the reception staff did provide us with some hot water one night when we came back and we did our own thing (we always take some tea bags and coffee mate with us on holiday just in case!!). A bit expensive but well worth it."