A truly delightful week spent in Lake Garda we stayed in our favourite hotel in Garda (Hotel Excelsior Le Terrazze) We do
like staying in the town of Garda as we find it’s very convenient for getting around the lake due to the Bus Station & Ferry Port . Our first town we visited was the lovely small and relaxing town of Torri Del Benaco with its castle small port and time for a nice stroll along the promenade our next town to visit was Bardolino which we decide as usual to take a leisurely 45 minute walk around the lake taking in the stunning views before arriving. It’s a bigger town for shopping and a large area on the front which is popular for relaxing with an Aperol Spritz especially at Cafe Italia for unbelievable snacks Next was a definite worthwhile trip to Isola Del Garda a glorious little island in the middle of the lake with its amazing castle and beautiful Italian & English gardens plus the most stunning views across the lake so on we go this time by ferry to Sirmione now this town as well as a castle and a grotto is an absolute heaven for Gelato which appears to be every other shop but it is amazing so all this plus the town of Garda which is a lovely town with a delightful long promenade with many shops and restaurants and as I said very convenient for touring around the lake .
A fantastic little hotel in a great location on Lake Garda I think is the best way to start. Now let me begin this was our 3rd visit to this hotel and I will now tell you why . Set just a short walk from the town of Garda it has amazing views of the lake . A warm and friendly Italian welcome is assured not just by the reception team but everyone from management to cleaners . They have rooms overlooking the lake and even our view from our side lake view was stunning . Every section of this hotel is run so professionally & without any fuss whatsoever from the restaurant which well organised by manager Vito and his team of young waitresses who are so friendly & professional to say the least. The food in the restaurant is absolutely amazing and truly Italian from the amazing Salad Bar to the 3 Course Al a carte served at your table . Onto the bar which is at the front of the hotel and ideal for a pre dinner drink as you can sit outside and enjoy the view and great service from Michela and also a nice place to relax after your evening meal . The hotel also treats it’s guests to a regular Afternoon Tea & cakes a great way relax after a day sightseeing round the lake or if you’ve just been lazing around the pool before the evenings festivities which all adds to the true friendly Italian nature of this hotel. As I said at the beginning it’s in a great location where the ferry port is only a couple of minutes walk away and th bus station only a few minutes further . I would definitely recommend this hotel and will be returning as soon as I can 🇮🇹#LakeGarda #Garda #Italy
<a href=”https://www.bloglovin.com/blog/18480961/?claim=fsdwsxvwufd”>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a>. Great day at Haywards cooking Demo with Chef Patron Jahdre Hayward good to see a chef in action cooking and telling you the process of each dish definitely a worthwhile thing to see makes you appreciate how hard a restaurants team work & the skill that is required to produce amazing food for your pleasure. I would definitely recommend that if you ever have a chance to go to one then you should
So into April we go and it started with something I love a lot sandwiches , cakes & pastries that made for a amazing Afternoon Tea at Claridges Hotel especially when you get 5 star service the following weekend it was off to the Artichoke to try the New Lunch Tasting Menu and fantastic it was to then in the Sunday a delightful Sunday Lunch at Marygreen Manor such a lovely location. This was followed by trying more New dishes at Haywards and as expected tasted great then to finish the month a delightful stay at Taplow House with a really good meal in Berry’s Restaurant that overlooked the hotels grounds . So that was a great month looking forward to May as I’ll be spending a lovely week in Lake Garda enjoying all things Italian. That’s all for now will update soon Happy Dining