Gardone Riviera

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Gardone Riviera was once one of the most glittering and glamorous resorts on Lake Garda, with its perfect views augmented with beautiful villas and elegant Belle Epoque hotels sloping up the hill like an amphitheatre of prettiness. And these villas and hotels are still some of the best places to stay in Gardone Riviera.

Our Gurus' other top criteria when recommending the best places to stay in Gardone Riviera are the lake views. And you might be surprised that you can find some of the best places to stay in Gardone Riviera starting from less than £70 per night, so it’s significantly more affordable than in its 19th Century heyday.

In the historic centre of town is a lively piazza with cafes and bars, plus a charming chapel. But one of the nicest things about Gardone Riviera are the beautiful gardens, which display all the best of Lake Garda’s vegetation plus some Mediterranean and sub-tropical guests which thrive under the sunshine and warm microclimate. Many of the villas and hotels have lovely gardens, but Gardone Riviera also has some formal botanical gardens and several parks lining its elegant waterfront boulevard.

The Vittoriale degli Italiani, once the home of the poet Gabriele d’Annunzio, and the A. Hruska Botanical Gardens are probably the town’s main sights, but there’s plenty to do in, around and on the lake.

All the best places to stay in Gardone Riviera get very busy during the busy summer months, so if you're planning a trip, remember to book well in advance.

Best Places to Stay in Gardone Riviera

For couples

  • The Villa Fiordaliso is a grand 19th Century Liberty-style villa with beautiful, historic interiors and a gourmet restaurant. There are just five rooms, which are traditional but timeless, and all with beautiful views of the lake. There’s also Michelin starred dining and lovely gardens and terraces.
  • Dimora Bolsone is a stylish, ten room B&B in a converted medieval manor house. Quiet and secluded, you get views over the whole area from the house’s position above the town, plus there’s a lovely garden and simple rooms with nice antiques and objets.
  • Hotel Villa Rosenhof is perfect for those who want a quiet break - with just two rooms, there'll be hardly anyone else around to disturb you. Plus you can use a partner hotel's facilities including lake side pool.
  • The Villa del Sogno is another luxury option for couples. It enjoys a gorgeous lakeside position, beautiful gardens, gourmet restaurant, wellness area and no children are allowed!

For families

  • Bella Riva is a beautifully positioned hotel with 23 contemporary rooms and suites. There’s also an excellent restaurant and bar and a very nice pool. And the hotel has great watersports facilities, which means it’s a great choice for families.
  • Villa Vittoria is a charming eight roomed property with a plum lake side spot. Rooms are spacious, the gardens lush and there's an outside pool for those who can't be bothered to move! Perfect for families or groups (you can rent the whole place if you like).

For foodies

  • Osteria Antico Brolo is a gorgeous little restaurant with rooms. Chic rooms and suites with original features and a contemporary feel. Plus the on site restaurant for delicious dinners. And it's great value too!

For great value

  • Situated in the hills just above Gardone Riviera, you won't find anything better value than B&B Big Sur. Its three rooms are simple yet stylish and prices start from as little as €60 B&B. And for adventurous types, there are both hang gliding and paragliding opportunities on site.
  • The Locanda Agli Angeli is a charming restaurant with nine romantic rooms - some with four-poster beds. The decor is simple, think whitewashed walls and exposed beams. And there’s a small pool. Rooms start from around £70 per night.
  • Originally built for the imperial family, the Grand Hotel Fasano is an historic grand hotel in a privileged lakeside position. The architecture is romantic with fairytale turrets and lovely details, but its private terraces, pebbly beach, spa and tennis courts mean it’s also a good choice for families. The 76 rooms start from around £100 per night.

For wellness

  • For the increasing number of us who want to go on holiday to get healthy, the Villa Paradiso should tick all the right boxes. It's a luxury option with beautiful rooms, gourmet (healthy) cuisine and all treatments and therapies included in the price.

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  • B&B Big Sur

    Gardone Riviera

    A charming bed and breakfast in the hills above Lake Garda. Three simple, stylish, homely bedrooms (one with shared bathroom). Great for families or groups of friends. Lots of outdoor activities nearby and just a short drive to the Lake. A great value hideaway off the beaten track.

    3 rooms from $67
    Less £  -  With doubles from as little as €60 per night including breakfast, it is exceptional value for money.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Verona for the day
    Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
  • Osteria Antico Brolo

    Gardone Riviera

    Gorgeous restaurant with rooms in Gardone Riviera. Enter through a charming courtyard with arched stone gateways and traditional oak doors. Chic all-white bedrooms and suites with exposed beams complemented with period furnishings. Eat delicious dinners at the on site osteria. A perfect base!

    4 rooms from $79
    Value chic  -  Seriously good value with standard rooms from only €70 per night B&B.
    Local exploring  -  A chic base for exploring Gardone Riviera and Lake Garda
    Sailing  -  Spend a day sailing on Lake Garda
    Sights nearby  -  The town of Gardone Riviera
  • Locanda Agli Angeli

    Gardone Riviera

    Charming restaurant with rooms near to Lake Garda. Romantic bedrooms have four poster beds, white linens, wooden beams, and white washed walls. The restaurant serves excellent local food and there's also a small pool. Excellent value, family friendly.

    9 rooms from $90
    Value chic
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
  • Villa Vittoria

    Gardone Riviera (Lake Garda)

    This graceful villa set in a garden of palm trees and neat lakeside lawns has modern, elegant accommodation. Eight large bedrooms, with chic white interiors, beamed ceilings, & wooden floors dotted with persian rugs. Spacious living areas and communal breakfast. A stylish stay and good for groups.

    8 rooms from $95
    Local exploring  -  A stylish base from which to explore Lake Garda
    Sailing  -  Sailing on Lake Garda
    Surfing  -  Kite Surfing
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
  • Grand Hotel Fasano

    Gardone Riviera

    An historic grand hotel originally built for the imperial family. Its privileged lakeside position and romantic architecture make it the ideal spot for a honeymoon or romantic holiday. Fairytale turrets, terraces, private pebble beach, spa, tennis court and sumptuous rooms. Heavenly.

    76 rooms from $135
    Romantic  -  You couldn't stay in a more fairytale setting on the lake's edge.
    Views  -  Stunning views over the lake.
    Lakeside  -  On the edge of Lake Garda.
    Romantic Break
  • Hotel Villa Rosenhof

    Gardone Riviera (Lake Garda)

    This charming peach coloured lakeside villa has two comfortable suites with sitting area, country views and all the mod cons. Enjoy access to a swimming pool overlooking the lake with a large sun terrace and take buffet breakfast at the partner hotel 50 yards down the road.

    2 rooms from $144
    Local exploring  -  Well located for exploring Gardone Riviera and the surrounding area.
    Great walks  -  The Andre Heller Botanic Garden
    Sights nearby  -  Teatro del Vittoriale
    Sailing  -  Sailing on Lake Garda
  • Dimora Bolsone

    Gardone Riviera

    Stylish bed-and-breakfast in restored medieval manor house with breathtaking views high above the town. Lovely garden, simply styled rooms full of antiques and objets. Quiet, secluded, a good base, set in a nature park with wonderful hikes.

    10 rooms from $202
    Romantic Break  -  Pools with a view, romantic al fresco dining and gorgeous suites
    Sights nearby  -  Next door to Vittoriale Degli Italiani, the last magnificent home of poet Gabriele DíAnnunzio
    Great walks  -  Maps available. Walks suitable for all from gentle strolls to more adventurous hikes.
    Views  -  View over Lake Garda
  • Bella Riva

    Gardone Riviera

    Dreamily positioned with views over Lake Garda. Contemporary, but still classic, hotel with fabulous rooms and suites, excellent restaurant, bar and pool. Fantastic watersports and activities. A great choice for families, an outdoor holiday, or a romantic break.

    23 rooms from $213
    Lakeside  -  Direct access on to Lake Garda
    Active Holiday
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Romantic Break
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape
  • Hotel Villa del Sogno

    Gardone Riviera

    An elegant five star villa surrounded by beautiful, manicured gardens on the edge of Lake Garda with outdoor swimming pool and tennis court on site. A choice of two restaurants - relaxed outdoor terrace or smart fine dining. Bedrooms are traditional and stylish with high ceilings and large windows.

    35 rooms from $220
    Views  -  Wonderful views from its lakeside location
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor salt water pool
    Sailing  -  Lake Garda
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
  • Villa Fiordaliso

    25083 Gardone Riviera

    Very romantic and grand late 19th century, Liberty-style villa with historic interiors and gourmet food. Timeless, traditional rooms with antiques, lakeside views, and lovely gardens and terrace. Michelin starred dining. Intimate and refined.

    5 rooms from $224
    Sights nearby  -  Vittoriale degli italiani the architecturally fascinating hillside estate in the town is only a 15 minute walk away.
    Great walks  -  Plenty of scenic walking routes on the property grounds and surrounding countryside.
    Sailing  -  Rent a boat and head out on the lake, the perfect way to explore the shore.
    Views  -  Stunning views over Lake Garda
    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux, Fodors
  • Villa Paradiso

    Gardone Riviera (Lake Garda)

    A relaxation and well-being destination of choice - Villa Paradiso offers 7 day bespoke clinical treatment programs. Warm and elegant bedrooms are designed in a contemporary style that complements the traditional Italian country house. A grand hallway entrance and chic fine dining.

    35 rooms from $432
    Spa breaks  -  Bespoke spa and detox retreat
    Total relaxation
    Sights nearby  -  Spend a day in the beautiful city of Verona
    Sailing  -  Sail on Lake Garda
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
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