13 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
An individual hotel of character
"An individual hotel of character. The public rooms are simply beautiful and the bedrooms are brillaint too. The 2 new pools are wonderful and the whirpool area fantastic !!!
Although it is best to ask for a superior room or suite . Our room included free water, fridge, a/c, safe and pool towels. HB option is good value at 17e for a buffet starter, a first and second course and a desert. You can book on a BB basis and opt for HB at the above price as long as you take it for 3 consecutive days.
Hotel is very well situated, 3 min walk to lake and about 15 min walk along the lake path (well lit) to Bardolino which had plenty of bars, shops etc.
Service from the staff is excellent. we found it cheaper to book online and arrange our own flights (from UK) and the hotel will book a taxi from Verona airport.
Lots to see and do in the area, including trips to Venice and the opera at Verona.
Can't wait to go back. See the hotels web site for more info and very good photos."
- Travel date: Sun 21st of May 2006
If you are going to Lake Garda donât miss it !!!
"We've stayed a few times at the Color Hotel in Bardolino and each time had a very nice room, last time a spacious suite and experience. The location is great and very convenient, charming interiors and unique design.
The gardens ,the pools, are very nice and confortable. The staff is very helpful and most of them speaks fluent English.
The atmosphere in the evening is wonderful with all the color lights .
We can suggest you â¦â¦â¦â¦ if your are going to Garda Lake donât miss it !!!"
- Travel date: Thu 9th of March 2006
Wonderful...didn't want to leave!
"The color hotel is wonderful... bright, modern, exceptionally clean and the staff are really helpful and friendly.
We booked direct with the hotel which was very simple...Originally booked a standard room...but once we arrived (it was our honeymoon) we wanted to upgrade so they showed us every room available. For 9 more euros we got a suite with a jacuzzi, lounge, 7 foot bed and large balcony...def worth the upgrade!
The bar, lounges, pool and bedrooms are all fantastic with a really nice atmosphere and food and drink reasonable. 3 minute walk to the centre.
We caught a local bus number 115 from verona airport for 3 euros, bus stops 200 meters away!"
- Travel date: Sun 23rd of October 2005
Color Hotel - A Lesson for all Hoteliers!
"We spent 6 nights at The ColorHotel in Bardolino. The initial impact when you arrive and the friendly smiling young ladies on the reception desk instantly convince you that you have made the right choice. It gets better! The Suite we had in the front of the hotel, complete with balcony had a recently refurbished bathroom complete with Jacuzzi and Power Shower with smart marble slab effect ceramic tiling. The bed was a comfortable and monstrous 7' plus, and everything was spotlessly clean. This level of cleanliness is reflected throughout the hotel. A great buffet breakfast is provided, and although we only had Dinner twice in the hotel, both meals were thoroughly enjoyable with good friendly service. We tended to eat out in Bardolino in order to experience the variety of menues and types of cooking available.
The hotel has two swimming pools, both well laid out and maintained and with accompanying well equipped individual bars. We would definitely return here if we re-visited Bardolino and would confidently recommend The Color Hotel to anyone."
- Travel date: Tue 11th of October 2005
"We booked this hotel on the internet through Venere after looking at the hotel's own website. It far exceeded our expectations. It is a beautiful hotel. Beautifully decorated. exceptionally clean and bright. The staff were, patient, knowledgeable and extremely helpful. e.g. I am a wheelchair user and we e-mailed the hotel to ask them to arrange a taxi from the airport, stating we had a wheelchair with us. We didn't ask for a room with disabled access but when we arrived at the hotel they had picked up on the bit about the wheelchair and arranged a room opposite the lift for us. They also took the trouble to ensure that I could get around the hotel easily and showed us a level exit to the gardens and swimming pool. We didn't eat dinner at the hotel, preferring to go to the many local restaurants, but the breakfast was superb and very plentiful. Here again, the restaurant staff were first class.
We would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone and hope to return for a second visit ourselves one day soon."
- Travel date: Sat 1st of October 2005
Just a great time !
"We've just spent our first holiday in Bardolino at the Color Hote and can honestly say it surpassed all expectations
The hotel is wonderful....the style 'funky' and the use of colour so very imaginative. There wasn't a day went by when we didn't come across something in the hotel we hadn't seen before !
The staff were so very professional and couldn't do enough for us, quickly remembering our names and always making us feel very welcome. The atmosphere was one of a small family-run hotel....you would never guess there were 140 people staying...it felt like 20 !
We stayed in an Aquerello style room which was great and more than adequate for our two weeks. We had a view over the pool which I would recommend.
The pool area was exceptionally clean and ideal for those lazy days just chilling out
The location of the hotel, just off the main area of Bardolino, was ideal and only a 10 minute stroll into town. It was actually better we felt to be away from the other hotels.
Overall a great hotel and one of the best we've stayed in."
- Travel date: Fri 23rd of September 2005
A fine Hotel!
"I have just returned from an eight night stay at the Color Hotel in September 2005. The hotel has undergone comprehensive and recent refurbishment so that communal areas, lobbies, bars, grounds and swimming pools are extremely well presented and are worthy of more than a three star rating. We booked a more basic room and although it would benefit from updating it was certainly clean, comfortable and of good size with balcony overlooking the pool that we didn't expect. The room also has air-conditioning as standard with no supplement that is needed at the time of year we went.
Hotel staff were very obliging and all spoke good English; we booked the room direct with the hotel via e-mail that was quick and convenient with responses being very timely; it also gave us a decent discount compared to brochure prices. We stayed bed and breakfast that I would recommend, as although there is a comprehensive breakfast buffet, evening meal choices are limited. This maybe particularly so in our case as each of us is vegetarian and the hotel does attract a lot of German visitors and accommodates them well with meat dishes. This did not prove a problem as there is a wide selection of good restaurants in the town that is a five minute walk away. Similarly the selection of bar food available at the pool was very limited and a little disappointing given the impressive setting.
With the only reservation of limited food choices I would be happy to recommend the Color Hotel."
- Travel date: Tue 20th of September 2005
"The Color Hotel is second to none. The setting, layout, rooms, food, staff and surroundings are wonderful. We strongly recomment this hotel. There is a brand new lounge and pool layout at the front of the hotel which has been carefully thought out and tastefully designed and compliments the entire beauty and facilities of this hotel. We will be back again for our seventh visit. Well done The Color Hotel."
- Travel date: Mon 19th of September 2005
"We all had a fabulous holiday in the Color Hotel. The accomodation, food and staff were second to none.
The wedding reception on Saturday night was just perfect... the music, the beautiful swimming pool with changing colours shining in the night, the lovely people who, though they were strangers, joined in with us and danced the night away, making our small wedding much more of an occasion. It brought the guests together, and bridged language barriers. Thank you Cristina Colour for giving us all such magical memories."
- Travel date: Sun 18th of September 2005
Good hotel ruined by noise
"I was prepared to give this hotel a good review, and despite the small rooms, we we're enjoying it until the final night. All hotels have problems from time-to-time but this is when you see what a hotel is really made of. The hotel was hosting a party by the pool at the front of the hotel with a very bad, very noisy band. It was impossible to sleep even with earplugs in and we had an early start in the morning. When I called at 11pm to see if they could at least turn the music down at bit I was met with rude indifference (it was so loud I'm certain the 20 or so people at the party would have been grateful!). Needless to say, this continued for some time. The next morning was even worse - the desk clerk actually berated me for phoning the desk the night before - saying that no-one else in the hotel had complained! (I actually overheard other guests complaining about the noise at breakfast.)
Again, I understand that hotels have parties, noise, etc... but they need to balance the needs of all of their guests. In the end, the staff went out of their way to try and make me feel like I wasn't justified in wanting to sleep (despite paying for a suite at over 200EUR a night!), and offered no apology. There is no excuse for this kind of "service"."
- Travel date: Tue 13th of September 2005
Superb Hotel !! Color Hotel is for us th...
"Superb Hotel !! Color Hotel is for us the best in Bardolino , the best at lake Garda !!!
Hotel has totally renew ,4 fantastic pool , very good restaurant with a 5***** star service and a lovely stylish atmosphere .We travel a lot ,you find a lot of nice hotels around the world, but most of them are without fashion ,with a standard feeliing !!! Color is nothing like this ,warm ,welcoming atmosphere in a stylish interior ,we would raccomend to anyone !!!"
- Travel date: Fri 13th of June 2008
A lovely hotel. The staff are so helpfu...
"A lovely hotel. The staff are so helpful and there is a very pleasant, friendly atmosphere. But they do take dogs (very large ones in some cases) and they are allowed round the pool, which is a bit intimidating. It is quite well situated - only a ten minute stroll into the town and I would definately recommend Bed and Breakfast as the town is full of fantastic places to eat. Our teenage children loved it. It was our third visit to Lake Garda and it just gets better and better. Shops are incredible - I bought six pairs of shoes in one hour! Italian designer leather bags half the price they are here! Would I go back? In an instant."
- Travel date: Fri 15th of February 2008