See our Guru's list of the best places to stay in Garda

Garda, or sometimes Garda Town to avoid confusion, was the 10th Century fishing village which gave Lake Garda its name. Built on a scoop of shingle, today the bay is just as charming, but the town is pierced by the busy road around the lake so it can be quite busy in summer, and the best places to stay in Garda tend to be just out of town away from the traffic.

If you stay in Garda it’s definitely worth taking a boat out to nearby Isola del Garda, a stunning private island with an impressive Gothic villa and beautiful formal gardens. The boat from Garda leaves on Wednesday morning.

The Best Places to Stay in Garda

  • The Locanda San Vigilio is an elegant, 14 room hotel owned and run by an Italian count! It’s been a hotel for 500 years and it’s immaculately decorated with antiques and beautiful objets. The hotel even has it’s own Emporium where you can buy beautiful things.
  • Converted from and 18th Century farmhouse, the Locanda San Verolo has 12 rustic chic bedrooms, a heavenly pool and fragrant gardens. There’s a great restaurant and you’re just outside the medieval town of San Verolo about five kilometres from Garda.

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  • Relais Rossar


    A hot spot for bikers, groups and families - this secluded villa has a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. The peaceful countryside and large garden provide the perfect place to unwind. Bedrooms are spacious and homely- some spread over two floors. Helpful staff can organise excursions.

    16 rooms from $140
    Great walks  -  This is lovely walking area from strenuous hikes to a more sedate amble
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool open from April to October
    Sailing  -  Sailing on Lake Garda
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Verona
  • Tobago Wellness Hotel

    Garda, Lake Garda

    Offering guests a large outdoor pool with sun terrace and an extensive spa facilities. Bedrooms are fitted with contemporary furniture and stylish modern features. All have glorious views of the surrounding lake and hills. Enjoy fresh fish and Italian classics at Tobago's restaurant.

    18 rooms from $243
    Spa breaks  -  Boasting a Turkish bath, Kneipp hydrotherapy, waterfalls, jacuzzi baths and much more - totally relaxing
    Romantic Break  -  Couples packages, hot tub baths and a spoiling spa
    Sights nearby  -  Parco Baia delle Sirene
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
  • Enjoy Garda Hotel

    Lake Garda

    Recently renovated, the hotel offers comfortable accommodation with contemporary suites and modern facilities. Enjoy the private fitness gym or a cocktail by the hotel pool with its brand new Jacuzzi terrace. The restaurant offers fine dining and has good local wines. Great for families and groups.

    45 rooms from $344
    City Style  -  Uber modern stylish interiors in a traditional setting
    Country Escape  -  Uphold admirable green principles
    Sailing  -  Take a boat out on Lake Garda
    Private Hot Tub  -  Jacuzzi Baths in some suites
  • Locanda San Vigilio


    Elegant and intimate lakeside hotel, full of character, owned and run by an Italian count. A hotel for 500 years, the property is right on the waterside in a charming location, full of antiques and objets. A very special and relaxed place to stay.

    14 rooms from $303
    Views  -  Wonderful views of Lake
    Local markets  -  The hotel has its own Emporium where you can buy prints of drawings by Venetian artists, painted ceramics and fabrics.
    Great walks  -  Wander along the Cypress shaded avenue to the Parco Baia delle Sirene.
    Sailing  -  Charter a boat for hire from Lega Navale, just 2 km down the road.
    Recommended by  -  Johansens
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