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About Arco

Snuggled in behind Riva del Garda, under an amphitheatre of sheer cliffs, Arco is a fantastic destination for rock climbers, but also for anyone looking for a more peaceful base around Lake Garda. Our Gurus agree that the best places to stay in Arco are those with the most stunning views. And you have plenty of options there!

What not to Miss

  • There’s a wonderful Castello di Arco, built by the Goths a thousand years ago, and the Parco Arciducale, a beautiful parkland and arboretum laid out by the Archduke Albrecht in the 19th Century, when he built his winter palace here.

The best places to stay in Arco are those with the best views and the best gardens!

The Best Places to Stay in Arco

The Best Places to Stay in Arco For water views

  • The Villa Nicolli is a luxury hotel close to the water but with views of the mountains too. The 60-odd rooms are elegant, with floor to ceiling windows to make the most of the surrounds, striped wallpaper and beds you sink right into. The restaurant champions local produce to its best.

The Most Luxurious Places to Stay in Arco

  • The Vivere Suites are a sleek collection of six contemporary ground floor suites, all with private gardens and kitchenettes. There’s a spa and pool onsite and plenty of facilities for outdoor adventures close by.

The Best B&bs in Arco

  • Da Gianni is a delightful property just outside the centre of town. Rooms are traditional in style, plus there's a spa for massages and treatments and lovely garden with pool. It's great value too, with rooms from just €90 per night including breakfast.

The Best Places to Stay in Arco for adventurous types

  • Garni on the Rock is the perfect spot if you are into climbing! You can show off your skills on the perpendicular rock face behind the property or check out the indoor boulder room! Rooms are simple but stylish, with great mountain views.

The Best Value Places to Stay in Arco

  • For around £70 per night you can stay in one of La Piazzetta di Canale’s four rooms, which all have stone walls and fireplaces dating from the houses’ medieval construction. The rooms are spacious and the decor contemporary and smart. And the breakfast is good.

Prefer an Apartment or Villa?

If you’d prefer to stay in an apartment or private villa we recommend you visit our online partner Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • Arco is on the northern tip of Lake Garda, positioned between several international airports: Verona-Villafranca and Brescia-Montichiari. But it’s also about 100kms from Venice Marco Polo airport and from Milan’s Linate and Malpensa. The nearest railway station is Rovereto.
  • If you want to hire a car - which we highly recommend if you’re staying in Arco and want to see more of Lake Garda - we recommend you visit our online partnerRentalcars.
  • Arco enjoys a mild, temperate climate with four distinct seasons, summer being the most popular time to visit. Between June and September temperatures are in the mid 20s and you get nine of ten hours of sunshine a day. Late spring, when it’s starting to warm up again, is considered the optimum time for walking holidays.

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Best Hotels in Arco

  • Da Gianni Arco 13 rooms from £78

    Total relaxation  -  A spa providing massages, wellness therapies such as reflexology, and beauty treatments
    Back to Nature  -  Located in a picturesque setting in Chiarano, under the slopes of Castle Arch
    Local exploring  -  A bus stop next door has frequent buses connecting to the centre of town
    Great walks  -  The Varone Waterfall - one of the most popular natural attractions is a short hike away
    Swimming PoolGardenDisabled accessViewsParkingNo pets

    A delightful B&B in an ancient building and a stunning location. Italian-style antique furniture, wooden beams and stone walls. An outdoor pool with a covered sitting area perfect to catch up on some reading. Gourmet breakfast is included. A great base for exploring the area. See More

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  • Casa Alla Lega Arco 10 rooms from £95

    Foodies  -  Hosting the oldest restaurant in the town, this hotel offers guests an entry point to the rich cuisine of this region of Italy
    Local exploring  -  With an unbeatable location in the centre of Arco, this hotel is a great base for local exploring in and around Lake Garda
    Country Escape  -  Set in the the charming town of Arco on the banks of Lake Garda, this hotel makes a tranquil escape to the countryside
    Great walks  -  Garda Trentino is a paradise for hiking, trekking and Nordic walking, offering trails with exceptional views
    Air conditioningSpaRestaurantDisabled accessViewsParkingNo pets

    This boutique hotel offers contemporary suites in one of the oldest properties in Arco, nestled on the shore of Lake Garda. Inside, modern design elements are perfectly juxtaposed with original wooden beams and part-exposed walls. Dine on the romantic restaurant terrace under a canopy of leaves. See More

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  • Garni on the Rock Arco 19 rooms from £105

    Active Holiday  -  Fantastic Climbing facilities
    Lakeside  -  A short way from Lake Garda
    Sailing  -  Sailing on Lake Garda
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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    Ideal for the adventurous! Not only can you climb the natural rock face that towers over the hotel - there is also an indoor boulder room. Bedrooms boast modern furnishings and great mountain views. The private spa includes a Turkish bath and Sauna. Plenty of activities on offer. See More

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  • Vivere Suites Arco 6 rooms from £239

    Active Holiday  -  In a quiet spot yet with easy access to cultural attractions as well as sailing and watersports opportunities
    Romantic Break  -  Each suite has a private garden and terrace, ideal for couples looking for privacy
    Swimming Pool  -  With panoramic views
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Air conditioningSpaSwimming PoolGardenPet friendlyViewsParking
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, I Escape, Mr & Mrs Smith

    A sleek collection of ground floor suites with private gardens and kitchenettes close to Lake Garda. Contemporary rooms, excellent spa and pool, yoga, cycling and great restaurants close by. A great spot for total relaxation and outdoor activities for families or honeymooners. See More

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