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Bo'ness, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2011

My wife and I stayed here for 7 nights on half board The hotel location, facilities, food, services and staff excellent. The food in particualr was of such a high quality we never considered eating anywhere else. Little extras such as access to a free room safe and fridge was the icing on the cake. We had a large balcony... More 

4 Thank Brian R
Bedford, UK
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85 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2011

We stayed at the Sportsman Hotel for 11 nights in August 2011 as part of a Thomson “Lakes & Mountains” package. Our Room (302) Room had a view of the lake (and the private “beach”). There was no balcony, although the doors could open to let fresh air in. The Air-Con was quiet. (Note that you can request (at Reception)... More 

6 Thank GOMCP
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2011

Faultless Hotel in fantastic resort of Lake Garda.Great service and quality accommodation.

1 Thank grumpy1903
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2011

The Sportsman has a great position, sraight on the lakeside and even with it's own beach area actually edging into the Lake. You have a lovely walk alongside the lake either to Bardolino to your left or Garda to your right. Both are a gentle 15 minute stroll and both towns are delightful with lots of restaurants and bars on... More 

3 Thank bpd1968
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126 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2011

My wife and i spent 4 nights in this hotel in June 2011. The hotel is actually located mid-way between Bardolino and Garda on the lakeside walk that links the two towns. From the hotel it is approximately 15 minutes walk each way to either Bardolino or Garda. The hotal is made up of a main building and a separate... More 

5 Thank John C
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2011

Hotel was excellent. Rooms were clean with good quality fittings (Grohe taps in bathroom etc.). Private beach was fabulous too! Staff were all very friendly and helpful. Service at breakfast was swift and efficient and the Matre D' must get a special mention for being especially useful. Food was of a god standard and plenty of variety. Staff at reception... More 

5 Thank Timbot2
Derry, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2011

For our first visit to Italy and Lake Garda, we chose to stay on the South East of the Lake. The Sportsman Hotel turned out to be a perfect choice for us, approximately 45 minutes from Verona Airport and situated on a lovely, quiet lakeside path between Garda, approximately a 15 minute and Bardolino, approximately a 20 minute stroll. Whilst... More 

7 Thank Tee C
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2011

When you see consistently good reviews you are sometimes sceptical but in this case it lived up to all our expectations. Excellent food and accommodation, nice setting and the staff on the whole were a credit to the hotel. Prices reasonable too so don't think you have to walk to Bardolino or Garda for cheaper drink and food it's competitively... More 

3 Thank peteratko
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2011

uninspired architecture and public areas don't detract from this excellent hotel in a lovely location. Large modern bedrooms which are spotlessly clean, fabulous food, and excellent friendly staff. Situated in a quiet spot right on the lake - easy walk into both Bardolino and Garda. Would return

3 Thank jpae
County Antrim, United Kingdom
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2011

If you want busy night life and entertainment don't go to this hotel. However if you want any of the following this is the place to go. 1. Spotlessly clean hotel with wonderful courteous staff. 2. A very acceptable continental breakfast and wonderful 5 course dinner with proper italian food. Not a chip in sight. 3 A very reasonably priced... More 

7 Thank LiamBelfast1

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Sportsman is located halfway between Garda and Bardolino, directly on the lake, in an enviable, calm and peaceful location. It is the perfect destination for guests who wish to relax or do sport. The hotel boasts a bar, restaurant, lounge, tv room, terrace, swimming pool, private beach, wifi, air conditioning in all rooms, heating and car park. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sportsman Hotel

Address: Via Gardesana Dell'Acqua 17, 37011, Bardolino, Italy
Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Verona > Bardolino
Price Range: $208 - $351 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sportsman Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 71
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Also Known As:
Sportsman Hotel Bardolino, Italy - Lake Garda
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Bardolino
#7 Luxury Hotel in Bardolino
#16 Romantic Hotel in Bardolino
#18 Family Hotel in Bardolino
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“Ask when you book if you want a lake view and a bath (most rooms have showers)”
 of 5 bubbles jimmymac102016, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Request a room with a terrace or balcony otherwise you will not get one.”
 of 5 bubbles ElinorC297, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Lake view was lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles FANDG2014, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with a view of the Lake are worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles W5329DLdavidc, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
“double with lake view beautiful room”
 of 5 bubbles TAYLORJ123, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
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