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About Lake Garda
One of the most beautiful and naturally peaceful spots in Europe - with a backdrop of the Dolomites on one side and neat rows of vines on the other - Lake Garda has been a refuge for writers in search of inspiration and stressed out emperors and their hangers-on for millennia. The region's popularity with wealth and power is reflected in the variety and beauty of the lake's resort towns, which the lake's fans, from 16th Century poets to modern A-listers, proclaim aren't just the best places to stay on Lake Garda, they're also the most idyllic in Europe.
All our Lake Garda Collections:
- The Best Hotels with a View on Lake Garda
- The Best Family Hotels on Lake Garda
- The Best Budget hotels on Lake Garda
- The Best luxury hotels on Lake Garda
- Lake Garda's Best B&Bs
- The best hotels on Lake Garda for walking holidays
- The best hotels on Lake Garda for foodies
Despite being the largest of northern Italy's great lakes, Lake Garda's sun-drenched scenery of vineyards, olive groves and cypresses makes it look much more like southern Italy. Lake Garda is around 50kms long, and there are charming resort towns dotted around all points of the lake's compass, Gardone Riviera has to be the most glamourous. One of the pleasures of this region is taking outings to the different towns, with their unique personalities, cultural diversity, pretty churches, ancient frescoes, botanical gardens, promenades, colourful market, local wines and other specialities… Or you could hop between them.
Market days differ from town to town, so you can visit each town at its best and busiest. You can hop by local ferry - which range in type of craft from leisurely paced historic paddle steamers to speedy hydrofoils - or drive. The resorts of Garda, Bardolino and Lazise, on the lake's south eastern bank, are linked by a walking trail with charming views, so you can even 'hop' on foot. Gargnano is another good base for walkers, whether you go for a strenuous hike up the towering hills or promenade down the lakeside to ogle the Villa Feltrinelli. Don't miss charming little Montichiari. It may not be right on the Lake, but its hilltop position affords stunning views in all directions.
A number of the best places to stay on Lake Garda also offer their guests complimentary use of hotel bikes, and there are some particularly scenic cycling routes between some of the smaller resorts. So, while choosing the right resort is a big part of planning your visit to Lake Garda, hopefully you'll also have time to explore further afield.
What not to Miss
Lake Garda is rich in picturesque sites and sights, but the best known and ones you really don't want to miss include:
- The views from the funicular up Monte Baldo. The peak is 1760m above sea level and the rotating cabins reveal the lake in all its glory.
- The Rock of Minerva, now a UNESCO protected site, but once the site of a Roman temple dedicated to Minerva.
- A visit to the small private island, Isola del Garda, and a tour of the scenic formal gardens and sumptuous Venetian villa hosted by the present owners.
As well as the lake's natural assets and charming resorts towns, Garda also has many beautiful and often extravagant villas, some of them built by Roman senators, and some of them by today's Hollywood A-listers. That's how long this spot has been considered an idyllic spot for a break.
Our Guru's pick of the best places to stay on Lake Garda represents every genre of Italian hotel, from farm accommodation (agriturismo) and old-fashioned pensioni to one of the most luxurious hotels in Europe, the Feltrinelli.
Why Stay on Lake Garda's Northern Shore?
- The lake's north is narrower and lined with steep, green slopes and high peaks.
- This is where you'll find the best conditions for watersports, climbing, hiking and mountain biking etc. - this is the lake's active holiday Mecca.
- Part of Austria up until the end of WWI, the lake's northern side still serves Austrian style hams and salted beef, and the towns have a more northern European flavour.
Why Stay on Lake Garda's Southern Side?
- The lake widens to the south, and it is much warmer, more Mediterranean, away from the breeze which sweeps in off the Dolomites in the afternoons.
- The resort towns here have more vineyard views and more of an Italian flavour.
- This is where you'll find the campsites, family friendly farmhouses and spa towns.
- This is still a beautiful place to explore on foot, but it's flatter and much easier going.
The Best Places to Stay on Lake Garda
For Lake Garda's southern shores
Lake Garda's southern region broadens into two bays sheltered by the Sirmione peninsula - as well as being in a prime position for beautiful views, Sirmione is also known for the ruins of a Roman villa and a 13th Century castle, so this is definitely a town to visit even if you don't stay here. The Romans probably built here because of the nearby sulphur springs.
Bardolino, linked by the lakeside path to Garda Town and Lazise, and Salò or Torri del Benaco are other popular towns on the lake's southern edge. Bardolino began as a fishing village but has become a relaxed and cosmopolitan centre, with an elegant 19th Century esplanade. Salò is known for its arcaded waterfront. Desenzano is the largest of the lakeside towns and while it's definitely the 'good transport hub', that the guides tell you, it's also lively and historic.
- Villa Cortine Palace typifies Lake Garda perfectly. Sitting right on the tip of the Sirmione peninsula, this grand old villa hotel is rich with frescoes, antiques and lovely 30s style rooms. It's also surrounded by its own gardens dotted with fountains and neoclassical statues, so it's very romantic.
- Locanda Agli Angeli is a restaurant-with-rooms with bags of charm. Several of the nine rooms have four poster beds, so this is also a great option for romantics on a budget - rooms start from £67.
- In Torri del Benaco, one of Lake Garda's prettiest Verona side fishing villages, Gardesana is simple and charming, with excellent views of the bustling little harbour and an excellent restaurant.
For Lake Garda's northern shores
The main towns along Lake Garda's northern shores are Riva del Garda, Torbole and Limone. The mountains and cliff faces around these towns trap the warmer air, creating wonderfully windy conditions for sailing and other wind and water sports. The winds also offer a respite for those who like their beachside afternoons cooled by pleasant breezes - there are beaches, natural and manmade, all around the lake.
Riva del Garda is the lake's second largest town, but has arguably the most beautiful setting. This is a popular spot for visitors who like a bit of city bustle to their lakeside break. Just nestled behind it is Arco, a quieter option. And Limone is the sweet-scented lemon and olive oil capital with the wonderfully rich history, historic harbour and lush surrounds.
On the northern Verona side shore, Malcesine is one of Lake Garda's prettiest medieval towns, with the requisite castle above narrow winding streets, now populated by lovely little boutiques, cafes and restaurants.
- The LIdo Palace offers five stars worth of wonder right on the shores of the lake and at the foot of the mountains - this is really one of the planet's most idyllic settings. Behind the Liberty style facade are sleek, contemporary rooms, an award winning spa and a Michelin recommended restaurant.
- Bellevue San Lorenzo sits high on the flanks of Monte Baldo, a popular, Belle Epoque villa in beautiful grounds, converted into a simply furnished modern hotel. From this height, you get a panoramic view of the lake.
- Right on the water's edge, the Villa Giulia is a handsome, Victorian affair with large, light, airy rooms and a collection of lovely antiques and water-view terraces. Rooms start from £194 per night.
- Hotel du Lac enjoys a wonderful lake-side location, just outside Gargnano. This period Venetian style villa offers just twelve classically styled rooms (six with lake views and balconies), plus a lovely breakfasting terrace which almost hovers above the water.
- The Gardenia al Lago (sister property to the Hotel Du Lac) boasts a similarly impressive lakeside location, and here you'll find an elegant small hotel (only seven bedrooms) filled with period furnishings, plus offering a sun terrace and restaurant overlooking the water.
Lake Garda in luxury
- Locanda San Vigilio, just above Garda and bustling Bardolino, is an elegant and intimate hotel right on the lake. Originally owned by an Italian Count, this grand dwelling has been a hotel for the last 500 years. So it's an extra special, and traditionally luxurious place to relax.
- Villa Arcadio, in charming Salò, is a fabulous stone villa built on a hilltop which offers spectacular views of the lake. The decor is bare but beautiful and the restaurant is gourmet. This is luxury at its most refined, rather than opulent, but it's also affordable, with rooms starting from £201 per night.
- Lake Garda has always attracted those for whom money is not a problem, and, if you can afford it, the Villa Feltrinelli is a wonderful place to stay. Converted from a historic house, with superbly restored art and antiques, this house now offers Michelin starred dining as well as its serene location. Rooms start at £837 per night.
For the best views on Lake Garda
- Bella Riva has direct access to the lake and the views are spectacular, from the pool, the restaurant and a number of private terraces. As well as views, the Bella Riva also specialises in watersports.
- The Lefay Resort & Spa is perched on a hilltop, so the views of Lake Garda are panoramic, rather than close up. Some of the rooms have private hot tubs and sun decks and these tend to have special views as well. As do the gardens and pool areas.
- Dimora Bolsone offers more 'bird's eye' views. this time from a restored medieval manor house above the town of Gardone Riviera. The B&B itself has extensive grounds, but this is also a great base for walkers. And it's right next to the Vittoriale Degli Italiani, the magnificent home of the poet Gabriele DiAnnunzio.
As well as the beaches, historic sites, pretty towns and markets and the possibilities of trying all sorts of different watersports, Lake Garda also has the Gardaland Theme Parks, near Lazise in the south eastern corner, which are great for a kid's day out. So this is a great destination for families.
- Hotel Laurin, near Salò is perfect, elegant Lake Garda glamour on the outside, and frescoes and Art Deco furniture on the inside - yet it's big enough, and modern enough, and has enough of a garden and pool, to be ideal for families.
- Also in Salò, Hotel Bellerive has large, stylish rooms and apartments overlooking the lake, many of which are large enough to accommodate a whole family. They'll also help organise sailing, cycling, golf and picnics - for example.
- While Tenuta Le Sorgive isn't on the lake, this agriturismo is only a short distance from the lake's southern bank, yet surrounded by countryside. This is a great place for a healthy, outdoorsy break, with lots of activities on offer and a restaurant which serves food grown right here! And rooms start from just £81 per night.
- La Finestra Sul Fiume is another rustic charmer, this time with only five rooms, so you can be guaranteed peace and relaxation, but with all the pleasures of the lake nearby.
- The Hotel Villa Rosenhof in Gardone Riviera is a charming, peach-coloured lakeside villa with just two suites. Both have sitting areas and country views, plus you have access to a swimming pool in a partner property up the road, which also has a large sun terrace and a buffet breakfast.
- On the hill above Gardone Riviera, 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.
- Also in Gardone Riviera, the Villa Vittoria is a graceful villa set amongst palm trees. There are eight large bedrooms, with chic, white interiors, beamed ceilings and Persian rugs. There’s also communal living and dining areas. Rooms start from around £70 per night.
- The Garni Gianmartin in Limone is a seven room B&B on the main square, just minutes from the beach. The rooms are simple and comfortable, and all have lake views. The suites have their own private terraces as well. The breakfasts are hearty, and the rooms, with breakfasts, start from around £70 per night.
- 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 there’s plenty of facilities for outdoor adventures close by.
- La Finestra Sul Fiume is a rustic, five room B&B set on the side of a river, between Lake Garda and Verona. This peaceful stone cottage has whitewashed walls and exposed beams, plus romantic terraces.
- The B&B Big Sur in Gardone Riviera, is in the hills, just above Lake Garda, and has three simple, but stylish rooms. Perfect for families and groups. Rooms start from £50 per night.
- Sirmione’s Il Mosaico B&B is a six room, adults only B&B set just back from the lake. There’s comfortable, contemporary decor, air conditioning, wifi and plenty of parking, and all for around £55 per night.
- The Villa San Pietro in medieval Montichiari, is a spacious B&B right in the heart of medieval Montichiari. There are just three rooms, but they’re each very spacious and individually decorated with antiques and family heirlooms, plus there’s a very warm welcome and plenty of activities on offer. Room start from around £70 per night.
For a self-catering Apartment or lake-side Villa
- Sometimes a villa or apartment is the best option if you're travelling in a larger group, so if you decide that you'd prefer a self catering option, check out our online booking partner, booking.com for some inspiration.
- Lake Garda is positioned between several international airports: Verona-Villafranca, which is about 15kms away and Brescia-Montichiari, which is about 30kms away. But it’s also about 100kms from Venice Marco Polo airport and from Milan’s Linate and Malpensa. Alternatively there are good rail links to the lake.
- If you want to hire a car - which we strongly advise if you’re staying on Lake Garda - we recommend you visit our online partner, Rentalcars.
- Lake Garda has always been an extremely desirable holiday destination, so if you're planning to visit in the high season you should expect full hotels and reservations required for the most popular restaurants - but this is the place to see and be seen, and the bustle is part of the shining appeal. Even if you're not hoping to visit in peak season it's still advisable to book the best places to stay on Lake Garda several months in advance - and even then charm and diplomacy may be required.
Still not sure which is the best place to stay on Lake Garda for you?
- Consider our Guru’s recommendations for the Best Hotels with a View on Lake Garda,
- or the Best Family Hotels on Lake Garda or the Best Budget hotels on Lake Garda,
- refine your search to the best places to stay in Riva del Garda, or the best places to stay in Limone,
- or expand your search to include Lake Como, Lake Iseo, Lake Orta, Lake Lugano and Lake Maggiore,
- or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.
Best Hotels in Lake Garda
Hotel Gardenia al Lago 7 rooms from £88Villa di Gargnano
An elegant villa overlooking Lake Garda. Edwardian style rooms with antiques, frescoes, views and all the mod cons. Sun terrace, beach and Italian dishes. Exquisite views across the lake, and lots of activities nearby. An understated but very romantic choice for a weekend of exploring.Exclusive offer - Peaceful Easter on Lake GardaActive Holiday - Activities on the lake: sailing, diving, kayaking. On dry land, choice of walking tours and riding, plus fishing in Lake GardaSights nearby - Boat trips to Bogliaco, Palazzo Bettoni, Gargnano, Palazzo Feltrinelli, Villa Feltrinelli, and the Santella dei Pescatori.Great walks - Hundreds of paths; slope up to San Valentino Hermitage; Santelle tour; D.H. Lawerence tracksSailing - Historic Gargano's Sailing Club; Garda Yachting CharterRecommended by - Sawdays
Hotel du Lac, Gargnano 12 rooms from £96Villa di Gargnano
A charming family owned and run small hotel overlooking Lake Garda, just outside Gargnano. The twelve rooms (six with lake view and balcony) are traditional in style and feature period furnishings and antiques that perfectly complement the 19th century building. A welcoming understated stay.Local exploring - Gargnano is a great base for exploring all of Lake GardaLakeside - Right on the shores of Lake GardaGreat walks - There are lots of paths for walkers of all abilities and once a week the hotel hosts a guided excursionSpa - Wellness treatments can be booked at the sister hotel Gardenia al Lago
Bellevue San Lorenzo 52 rooms from £172Malcesine
Popular belle epoque villa with lovely grounds overlooking the lake. Five Italian Villas with simple traditional rooms. Highlights include outdoor pool, fitness centre and small relaxation spa. Good value for a stunning spot.Views - Wonderful views of Lake Garda.Great walks - Walk along the promenade to the picturesque Val di Sogno, a superb spot for lake bathing and water sports.Local markets - Malcesine’s Saturday market is not to be missed, with a range of local produce from food to soaps.Sailing - Rent a boat and sail around Lake Garna, explore the shores and take in the sights.
B&B Big Sur 3 rooms from £53Gardone 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.Less £ - With doubles from as little as €60 per night including breakfast, it is exceptional value for money.Sights nearby - Visit Verona for the dayHideaway - Tranquil and intimate.Secluded setting - For escaping.
Il Mosaico B&B 6 rooms from £57Colombare di Sirmione
Slightly set back from the Lake Garda waterfront, Il Mosaico offers good value accommodation ideal for those looking to explore the area by car. Comfortable, air conditioned bedrooms are striking in moody palettes with all the mod cons. Includes free Wifi and plenty of private parking.Value chic - Modern, luxurious accommodation at a steal of a priceRomantic Break - Adults only hotel makes it ideal for visiting couplesLocal exploring - Great central location for exploring on footRestrictions on children - Children are not permitted at this hotel
Due di Moro 5 rooms from £65Gardone Riviera (Brescia)
A small eco property nestled in the picturesque hills near Lake Garda. Charming rooms feature beamed ceilings, tiled floors, crisp white linen and private terraces. A fabulous restaurant serves up regional dishes using home-grown produce. There is a sauna and infinity pool too.Eco break - An eco friendly hotel which has used sustainable architectural design and the restaurant takes its produce from the garden.Sights nearby - Visit Il Vittoriale, the home of 20th century poet and eccentric Gabriele D’Annunzio.Great walks - Take a stroll through the nearby André Heller Botanical Garden.Swimming Pool - Outdoor pool
Corte Mantovani 6 rooms from £61Colà di Lazise, Lake Garda
A short drive from Verona and just a few minutes from Lake Garda, this is a great location for those looking to get out and explore the area. Set in an old farmhouse courtyard, bedrooms have been decorated in a contemporary style with a rustic feel. Natural earthy tones and exposed stone walls.Value chic - Beautifully chic rooms and prices from just €70 per night including breakfast......a bargain!Local exploring - A great location for accessing all the region has to offerGreat walks - There are plenty of good walking and hiking routes close by suitable for all abillitiesSights nearby - Spend the day in Verona
Osteria Antico Brolo 4 rooms from £61Gardone 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!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 GardaSailing - Spend a day sailing on Lake GardaSights nearby - The town of Gardone Riviera
B&B Garda & Golf 3 rooms from £61Caprino Veronese, Lake Garda
Owner managed, this welcoming bed and breakfast has a lovely garden, swimming pool, free bikes; and several comfy bedrooms. Country style interiors give it a rustic charm and kitchen breakfasts add a homely touch. Staff have lots of good local knowledge and nearby restaurant recommendations.Local exploring - A lovely quiet home from home from which to explore this stunning areaSailing - Sailing on Lake Garda and surrounding riversSights nearby - Spend a day in VeronaSwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
La Piazzetta di Canale 4 rooms from £70Tenno, Lake Garda
A medieval house, renovated extensively in 2013. Original stone walls and fire places add an authentic charm to this cosy bed and breakfast. Spacious bedrooms with contemporary furniture and hard wooden floors. A good location for keen cyclists with popular bike trails nearby.Value chic - With smart accommodation from as little as €80 per night including breakfast, you can't go wrong.Great walks - There are good mountain trails and paths around for walkers of all abilities.Sailing - Sail on Lake GardaRestrictions on children - No children
Locanda Agli Angeli 9 rooms from £70Gardone 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.Value chicFour poster beds - For romantics.Views - Great views from hotelTraditional
Villa Vittoria 8 rooms from £75Gardone 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.Local exploring - A stylish base from which to explore Lake GardaSailing - Sailing on Lake GardaSurfing - Kite SurfingViews - Great views from hotel
Garni Gianmartin 7 rooms from £75Limone (Lake Garda)
Located on the main square in a quiet village, this small B&B with lake views is just minutes from the beach. Bedrooms are simple & comfortable, suites have terraces with a view. Store bikes in the garage or rent them on site. Hearty breakfasts before a day of outdoor exploring. Great value too.Value chic - With rooms from as little as €86 per night including breakfast, it's excellent value for money.Local exploring - Ideally located for exploring the gorgeous Lake GardaSights nearby - Visit the historic town of VeronaViews - All bedrooms have a lake view
La Dimora del Garda 4 rooms from £79Colombare di Sirmione
This simple and sophisticated house has been recently renovated and offers four comfortable air conditioned rooms and an airy communal breakfast room. Each of the bedrooms also have a small private outdoor terrace area with table and chairs. A great spot for families looking to explore Lake Garda.Value chic - This part of the world is not cheap, and here you have great value and plenty of styleLocal exploring - Whether by bike or on foot, Lake Garda and its attractions are moments awayGreat walks - Enjoy walks in the surrounding hillsSailing - Hire a boat and explore Lake Garda
Da Gianni 13 rooms from £79Arco
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.Total relaxation - A spa providing massages, wellness therapies such as reflexology, and beauty treatmentsBack to Nature - Located in a picturesque setting in Chiarano, under the slopes of Castle ArchLocal exploring - A bus stop next door has frequent buses connecting to the centre of townGreat walks - The Varone Waterfall - one of the most popular natural attractions is a short hike away
B&B Loggia Marti 4 rooms from £79Gargnano (Lake Garda)
A gorgeous seventeenth-century house in the heart of a tiny village made of narrow alleys and olive groves overlooking Lake Garda. The four bedrooms are clever mix of contemporary design and period features. A grown up, great value, laid back home from home, ideal for exploring the region.Value chic - This B&B respresents excellent value for money with lovely rooms from just €90 per night including breakfast.Local exploring - The property is ideally located for exploring the gorgeous Lake GardaGreat walks - Parco regionale dell'Alto Garda BrescianoSights nearby - Visit Verona for the day
Relais Colle San Giorgio 6 rooms from £83Bardolino (Loc. Fontanadino 1)
A charming B&B facing Lake Garda. Four poster beds, antique furniture and decorated with white drapes, it is beautifully romantic. Has an infinity pool and sun terraces with stunning views. Very eco friendly it is a true rural idyll.Local exploring - Close by to Bardolino, known for its local wines, gastronomic events and famed restaurants and shopsBack to Nature - Complete bliss at this lake facing hotel surrounded by olive trees and vineyardsGreat walks - At the prominent Rocca, a headland wonderful viewsSights nearby - Close by to the Camaldolese friars monastery
Palazzo Novello 18 rooms from £83Montichiari
A romantic, fairytale Italian palazzo in the picturesque village of Montichiari. Rooms are elegant and suites come with muslin-draped four posters and huge walk-in showers. The owners ensure you feel like friends, not guests! A perfect base for exploring the lakes and castles of the Brescia region.Sights nearby - Just 20 mins from Lake Garda, and easy access to Verona, Mantua, Bergamo and Cremona.Traditional
Tenuta Le Sorgive 12 rooms from £85Solferino, Lake Garda
A beautifully restored 19th-century farmhouse on an organic agriturismo farm. Simple traditional rooms come with continental breakfast. Explore the orchards and vineyards or head out on a pony trek through the surrounding hills. A wonderful spot to re-engage with mother nature.Families - This is truly a family place, with plenty of group activities on site and a wholesome organic vibe.Less £Great walks - There are lovely walks around the estate where you can learn about farming in the Italian counrtyside.Swimming Pool - Outdoor garden surrounded poolRecommended by - Sawdays
Bianca Leo B&B 3 rooms from £88Bardolino (Affi)
A small chic B&B, built and furnished using only natural materials from its surroundings. Just a five minute drive away from Lake Garda it makes for a great base to explore the local area. Benefits from an inviting outdoor pool and delicious buffet breakfast. A rejuvenating escape.Country Escape - Surrounded by olive trees, lavender and rosemary, the house's sympathetic architecture is in harmony with its surroundingsEco break - Photovoltaic system, heating of water with solar thermal panels, air conditioning with heat pump and geothermal systemSights nearby - Located 10 minutes from the centre of Verona and historical monuments such as the Arena, The Roman Theatre and art galleriesLocal markets - Verona fair is worth a visit
Villa San Pietro 3 rooms from £88Montichiari (Lombardy)
Charming B&B in the centre of mediaeval Montichiari. Three spacious rooms are all individually decorated and feature antiques which have been in the family for years! Expect a warm welcome and loads of activities from ping pong to cookery classes. A real Italian home from home.Sights nearby - Right in the centre of mediaeval Montichiari and only 20mins from Lake GardaCooking classes - Learn the art of traditional Italian cuisine from owner AnnaSwimming Pool - There is an olympic sized pool just 2 mins walk awayFull of characterRecommended by - Sawdays
Hotel Locanda del Benaco 13 rooms from £96Salò
Rooms with floor to ceiling windows, luxurious bathrooms and hot tubs. An in-house restaurant with a covered patio overlooking the lake. Gorgeous set-up in the best location. Right on the lake within easy reach of town.Local exploring - In an area, home to many high end shops and restaurantsBack to Nature - Rooms offer wonderful views of the lake and mountainsBirdwatching - Home to a wide variety of species, be sure to bring a pair of binocularsGreat walks - Trails offering beautiful scenery around the hotel
Gardesana 34 rooms from £96Torri del Benaco
Excellent food and comfortable, simple rooms in Garda's showpiece fishing village. Perfectly positioned in a charming little port, it's a very romantic spot for a good value break. Homely and ideal for local exploring.Local exploring - Central location perfect for exploring Lake Garda and its surroundsFishing - Fishing excursions nearbySights nearby - Verona 40 minutes driveSailing - Sailing on offer nearby
Hotel Elda 17 rooms from £98Ledro, Lake Garda
An eco friendly hotel in a spectacular setting close to Lake Garda, Lake Ledro and surrounded by mountains. Simple attractive rooms, a restaurant with Eastern European flair, swimming pool and spa. Fishing, cycling, skiing, walking etc. Perfect for families and the great outdoors.Eco break - The hotel is completely eco-friendly in terms of energy and building materials.Skiing - In the winter, excellent for cross-country skiers.Views - Spectacular views over Concei Valley.EcoRecommended by - I Escape
AQVA Boutique Hotel 18 rooms from £105Sirmione
The hotel offers relaxing rooms filled with calming natural palettes. Modernist design, private balconies and a peaceful garden with a small jetty. Enjoy lunch on the terrace or cocktails at the sun loungers. Organise exciting day trips and fine dining restaurants with the hotel concierge.Local exploring - Just 600m from Scaligero Castle and within walking distance of Sirmione’s thermal bathsTotal relaxation - The hotel boasts its own stretch of private beachRestrictions on children - Must be arranged with the hotelViews - Wonderful views over the lake
Grand Hotel Fasano 76 rooms from £105Gardone 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.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
B&B Villa Principessa 3 rooms from £105Arco
With one and two-bedroomed accommodation it's great for families. White on white decor with traditional artworks. Borrow a bike to get about or enjoy a barbecue on site. Many restaurants located within easy reach. Includes a grand breakfast and wifi. No pool but there is a hot-tub.Local exploring - Numerous local eateries out the front door. Bus stations are within walking distance as wellFamilies - Plenty of outdoor activities for all agesLocal markets - Foto Emmebi di Bresciani Sergio - a shopping mall within walking distanceSights nearby - The Arco Castle and the Sanctuary of our Lady of Grace are a must visit
Hotel Castello 36 rooms from £107Malcesine
A small contemporary hotel on the edge of Lake Garda. Contemporary chic rooms, some with private balconies overlooking the lake. Excellent restaurant and terrace and its own private pebble beach with deck chairs. An good value spot for a romantic holiday, family friendly too.Views - Stunning lake views.Value chicSailing - Can be booked nearby.Diving - Good diving nearby.
Hotel Laurin 30 rooms from £123Salò
A stunning hotel on the shore of Lake Garda. Rooms and suites in a 20th century villa are elegant, with parquet floors and all mod cons. Frescoes and art nouveau furniture. Excellent authentic cuisine, pool and shady gardens. An idyllic choice, and perfect for a family holiday.Foodies - Garda Food and Wine Trail & Strada dei Vini e Sapori del Garda: visits to about 100 producers (wineries, oil mills, cheeses).Families - Swimming and Lake Garda to explore by boat. Many child friendly sights in the area, such as movie studio and safari parkSights nearby - Salò, Gardone Riviera, Toscolano Maderno, Gargnano and Limone del GardaViews - Great views from hotelRecommended by - CN Traveller
Relais Rossar 16 rooms from £110Garda
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.Great walks - This is lovely walking area from strenuous hikes to a more sedate ambleSwimming Pool - Outdoor pool open from April to OctoberSailing - Sailing on Lake GardaSights nearby - Visit Verona
Hotel Villa Rosenhof 2 rooms from £112Gardone 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.Local exploring - Well located for exploring Gardone Riviera and the surrounding area.Great walks - The Andre Heller Botanic GardenSights nearby - Teatro del VittorialeSailing - Sailing on Lake Garda
Pianaura Suites 2 rooms from £114Valpolicella (Veneto)
Up in the Valpolicella hills lies this luxuriously converted 17th century stone house. With a gorgeous terraced garden, plunge pool and stylish bedrooms - it is a delight. The hosts, Mara and Filippo have good local knowledge and are more than happy to recommend activities and restaurants nearby.Romantic Break - With just two luxury suites and no children under 14 it's perfect for an escape a deux!Country Escape - Located amongst the rolling vineyards of Valollicella - close to Lake GardaSights nearby - Spend a day in Verona, just 20 mins driveRestrictions on children - Above the age of 14 are permittedRecommended by - I Escape
Villa Pioppi 7 rooms from £114Sirmione
The elegant Villa Pioppi boasts two hectares of picturesque parkland with swimming pool, a private beach area and extensive sun terrace with views. Spacious air conditioned rooms - some with lake views - feature private balconies. Enjoy outdoor dining or try out the plentiful nearby restaurants.Families - Babysitting services, private beach, plus acres of grounds in which to tire them outLocal exploring - An idyllic spot next to Lake GardaViews - Great views from hotelSwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
Villa Sostaga 19 rooms from £114Gargnano
Surrounded by 40 acres and overlooking Lake Garda, this charming villa was once an old hunting lodge. The bedrooms have a unique homely feel with antique furniture and are all individually named. Enjoy the elegant art nouveau dining room which gives a refined noble feel to this charming retreat.Local exploring - A charming spot from which to explore the delights of Lake GardaViews - From its elevated position you get fab views over Lake GardaSwimming Pool - Large outdoor pool and terrace with lovely lake viewsLocal markets - Visit Gargnano which has many charming shops.Recommended by - Sawdays
Hotel Bellerive, Salo 46 rooms from £131Salò (Lake Garda)
A delightful hotel overlooking Lake Garda. Large stylish rooms and apartments, many with views. Outdoor pool, and fantastic Italian concept cuisine. Sailing, golf and opera nearby. Gourmet, family friendly, all in a romantic location.Foodies - Restaurant '100km' is a concept by Fred Plotkin, using products sourced within this distance. Olive oil & wine tours and tastingFamilies - Apartments are big enough for the whole family, with kitchens to make picnics. Boat trips on Lake Garda, swimming and cyclingSights nearby - Brescia and Verona, between Venice and Milan, between the Dolomites and the seaSailing - Minutes from the hotel
Mod 05 36 rooms from £138Sandra, Lake Garda
A contemporary hotel with minimal interiors set in peaceful gardens just a short drive from Lake Garda. Bedrooms are simple and walls are adorned with modern Italian art pieces. Situated between Lake Garda and Verona, this is an ideal spot for anyone looking to visit nearby villages and attractions.Eco break - Using power saving lights, solar panels and natural materials this property keeps its carbon footprint downCity Style - A chic and modern property close the historic Lake GardaLocal exploring - Equidistant between Lake Garda and VeronaSights nearby - Visit the charming city of Verona
Corte delle Cicale 3 rooms from £123Bardolino (Lake Garda)
A traditional Italian villa set in the hills above Lake Garda surrounded by vines and olive trees. This country house has an authentic rustic style - bedrooms are decorated with antique furniture and fresh flowers. Unwind in a hammock in the secluded garden or laze by the swimming pool.Great walks - There is lovely walking on the doorstep from serious hiking routes to paths for a gentle ambleHideaway - A lovely off the beaten track hillside location, takes you away from the lakeside crowds.Sights nearby - Visit the beautiful city of VeronaSailing - Sail on Lake Garda
La Finestra Sul Fiume 5 rooms from £123Valeggio Sul Mincio, Lake Garda
A rustic B&B in a magical riverside setting between Verona and Lake Garda. A stone cottagey building houses 5 lovely rooms with wooden beams and white washed walls. Enchanting terraces dotted around the property soak up the sun. A great choice for rural romance, nature lovers or families.Active HolidayTotal relaxationViews - All rooms have lovely views over the gardens and riverTraditionalRecommended by - I Escape, Sawdays
B&B Corte Castello 3 rooms from £123Bardolino
Delightful rural hotel wrapped in rustic charm. The Castello's traditional interiors are conserved with antique furniture and elegant wooden beds. Surrounded by rolling vineyards, it's perfect for a quiet hotel within easy reach of Lake Garda.Great walks - Beautiful walks in the nearby Parco Natura Viva.Sights nearby - Visit the nearby Sirmione Castle.Traditional
Maison Resola 5 rooms from £123Valeggio sul Mincio, Lake Garda
A charming 18th century stone guest house on a quaint street just a short drive from Lake Garda and Verona. Bedrooms have been decorated in a contemporary rustic style - exposed stone walls and distressed wooden furniture. A sleepy little riverside town with charming restaurants nearby.Great walks - The Sigurtà Park and Gardens and Parco Naturale del Mincio are close bySights nearby - The historical town of Verona is easily accessible for a day outHideaway - An off the beaten track location from which to explore the areaLocal markets - Antiques Market on the 4th Sunday of each month
Guesthouse Grand View 5 rooms from £123Malcesine (Lake Garda)
Overlooking Lake Garda with fantastic views from its hillside location, this secluded rustic guesthouse is a relaxing spot, off the beaten track. Simple but stylish bedrooms have either a terrace or balcony for enjoying the views, plus there's an infinity pool in the pretty garden.Views - As its name suggests, the view here is jaw dropping.Great walks - There are paths from the property leading directly down to Lake GardaHideaway - A lovely spot in the hills above MalcesineSights nearby - The gorgeous town of Verona
Hotel Eden, Sirmione 30 rooms from £126Sirmione (Old City)
Hotel Eden offers guests fantastic lake side accomodation with a private sun terrace and relaxed outdoor dining. Bedrooms are air conditioned with simple, contemporary decor - often with lake views. A charming and picturesque spot with great activities on offer in the surrounding area.Local exploring - Right on Lake Garda and just a few minutes walk from the beachRomantic Break - Stylish suited with Lake views - ideal for couplesGreat walks - Explore the hills surrounding Lake GardaSights nearby - Spend a day in nearby Verona
Porto Vecchio 10 2 rooms from £130Malcesine
Set on the cobbled streets of Malcesine, Porto Vecchio 10 is a delightful, small B&B. The original townhouse brims with rejuvenated character and the rooms are cosy and comfortable. With Lake Garda on the doorstep, it's the perfect quiet spot for couples looking for a romantic holiday.Great walks - Superb walking in the nearby Monte Baldo range.Sights nearby - Five minutes walk from Castello Scaligero.Local markets - Explore the local markets of Malcesine.Full of character
Villa Nicolli 59 rooms from £131Riva del Garda, Lake Garda
A luxury hotel with enviable access to both the mountains and Lake Garda. Elegant rooms feature floor to ceiling windows, striped wallpaper and sink-in-to beds. The restaurant whips up delicious dishes from high quality local produce. The perfect spot for adventure enthusiasts.Active Holiday - With Italy's largest lake infront and mountains behind the area is a veritable playground for adventure enthusiasts.Sailing - Hire a boat for a day's sailing on the picturesque lake Garda.Great walks - The hotel is just a nine minute walk from the nearest beach.Views - Great views from hotel
Hotel Sogno 18 rooms from £132San Felice del Benaco (Lake Garda)
Hotel Sogno, in the quiet village of Valtenesi has a gorgeous private beach, small jetty and peaceful dining terrace overlooking the lake. The bedrooms are contemporary yet quaint. Suites have private balconies and even a sauna. Arrange lots of activities through the hotel - a great Lake Garda spot.Romantic Break - Sprawling suites, some with private balconies and Lake views plus in room saunasFoodies - Known for its restaurant amongst locals and touristsSights nearby - Visit Garda TownSwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
Corte Guastalla 6 rooms from £132Sona, Lake Garda
Corte Guastalla is all about traditional Verona interiors. Antiques complement the wooden-beamed ceilings and parquet floors, but the rooms are fresh and contemporary. Situated between Lake Garda and Verona it offers a gorgeous base from which to explore city or countryside.Sights nearby - Lake Garda and Verona are both only 12km away - the largest Italian lake and the city of art - a UNESCO World Heritage SiteSwimming Pool - Outdoor poolRemote - Off the beaten track.Back to Nature
Zeno Suites 5 rooms from £140San Zeno di Montagna, Lake Garda
This elegant hotel, set in the hills above Lake Garda has a fabulously tranquil swimming pool and large sun terrace with beautiful panoramic views. Each of the five contemporary bedrooms has a private sun deck with loungers. A relaxing refuge.Views - Outstanding views from its hilltop position over Lake GardaHideaway - A hilltop hideaway with glorious views over lake garda, perfect for relaxing away from the crowdsGreat walks - Scenic walks with lake viewsSwimming Pool - 12m outdoor heated pool
Palazzo Arzaga 84 rooms from £149Calvagese della Riviera, Lake Garda
Palazzo Arzaga boasts vast scenic grounds which include a private golf course, spa and small chapel. Dating back to the 15th century, the hotel has kept some original features - period frescoes, charming cellar with dining and oak beamed ceilings. A delightful spot to relax.Romantic Break - Indulgent interiors and fine dining mean it's popular amongst couplesTotal relaxation - Golf for him; spa for herWeddings - Small private chapelSailing - Sail on nearby Lake Garda
Dimora Bolsone 10 rooms from £158Gardone 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.Romantic Break - Pools with a view, romantic al fresco dining and gorgeous suitesSights nearby - Next door to Vittoriale Degli Italiani, the last magnificent home of poet Gabriele DíAnnunzioGreat walks - Maps available. Walks suitable for all from gentle strolls to more adventurous hikes.Views - View over Lake Garda
Prati Palai 8 rooms from £158Bardolino
An elegant Italian farmhouse surrounded by 45 acres of postcard perfect views across Lake Garda. Smart, country style bedroom suites and a peaceful garden with private pool. Farmhouse style breakfasts are on offer with lots of local produce. Perfect for local exploring and exclusive hire.Country Escape - Established country house set atop a hill with far reaching viewsRestrictions on children - Children under the age of 16 not permittedGreat walks - Take a walk through the Olive grovesSights nearby - Verona is a 30 min drive awayRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
Villa Cordevigo 23 rooms from £162Cavaion Veronese,, Lake Garda
An 18th century palatial villa just 10km from Lake Garda, with formal Italian gardens and parkland. Rooms are decorated in a Venetian style with period furniture, high ceilings and original stone fire places. The restaurant favours traditional dishes with local produce. A stunning Italian estate.Sights nearby - The perfect base from which to explore both Lake Garda and Verona.Full of characterSwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoorSpaRecommended by - Tablet
Tobago Wellness Hotel 18 rooms from £189Garda
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.Spa breaks - Boasting a Turkish bath, Kneipp hydrotherapy, waterfalls, jacuzzi baths and much more - totally relaxingRomantic Break - Couples packages, hot tub baths and a spoiling spaSights nearby - Parco Baia delle SireneViews - Great views from hotel
Bella Riva 23 rooms from £167Gardone 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.Lakeside - Direct access on to Lake GardaActive HolidayViews - Great views from hotelRomantic BreakRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape
Locanda San Verolo 12 rooms from £171Costermano, Lake Garda
A beautifully converted 18th-century farm, outside the medieval village of San Verolo. The restaurant heaves with happy customers every evening, testimony to the incredible food. Rustic chic bedrooms with vibrant walls and crisp white sheets. Heavenly pools and fragrant gardens seal the deal.Restaurant - Recommended.Great walks - Explore the the medieval village of San Verolo and surrounding countryside.Sailing - Sailing courses can be booked at the Garda Naval LeagueSwimming Pool - Two outdoor pools: one for adults, one for children
Hotel Villa del Sogno 35 rooms from £172Gardone 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.Views - Wonderful views from its lakeside locationSwimming Pool - Outdoor salt water poolSailing - Lake GardaLocal markets - Good for local colour.
Villa Fiordaliso 5 rooms from £17525083 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. Intimate and refined.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 GardaRecommended by - Relais & Chateaux, Fodors
Locanda al Castelletto 4 rooms from £192BS, Lake Garda
A sweet and cosy four bedroom guesthouse, delightfully decorated. Perched on a hill side rooms boast unobstructed views of Lake Garda, plus wooden floors and elegant furniture. A restaurant serving traditional cuisine and homemade cakes, cheeses and croissants. You'll be tempted to call it home.Country Escape - On the lake, all rooms offer great views of the Lake Garda and surrounding landscapesLocal exploring - Close by to Campione Del Garda and Limone Del Garda both a 10 minute drive awayEco break - Carefully restored, an environmentally friendly hotelLively - Hip and happening.
Villa Arcadio 18 rooms from £211Salò
A fabulous stone villa with spectacular views over Lake Garda from its hilltop perch. Bedrooms and one suite are simply decorated with bare stone walls and glimpses of frescoes. Fantastic restaurant and terrace, swimming pool, and gardens around. Romantic, traditional, gourmet.Views - Stunning views over Lake GardaActive HolidayRomantic BreakLocal markets - Good for local colour.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape
Locanda San Vigilio 14 rooms from £237Garda
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.Views - Wonderful views of LakeLocal 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
Vivere Suites 6 rooms from £241Arco
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.HoneymoonsRomantic BreakWellbeingSwimming Pool - With panoramic viewsRecommended by - Tablet, I Escape, Mr & Mrs Smith
Villa Giulia, Gargnano 23 rooms from £276Gargnano
Handsome Victorian villa right on the water's edge. Light and airy bedrooms with original decorative flourishes and antiques. Fragrant gardens sloping down to the lakeside. Its unassuming and sophisticated charm transports one to another time.Literary - DH Lawrence stayed on the lake for months at a time and would write the final version of Sons and Lovers here.Great walks - The beautifully maintained gardens are a feast for the senses with bougainvillea, climbing roses, olive and lemon trees.Sights nearby - Gargnano, one of the few villages on the Lake that still maintains its original structures, is only one km away.Views - Magnificent Lakeside views
Villa Paradiso 35 rooms from £338Gardone 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.Spa breaks - Bespoke spa and detox retreatTotal relaxationSights nearby - Spend a day in the beautiful city of VeronaSailing - Sail on Lake GardaRecommended by - Tablet
Lefay Resort & Spa 90 rooms from £349Gargnano
Spectacular spa resort overlooking Lake Garda from its hilltop perch. Rooms and suites in contemporary design with private hot tubs and sun decks. Excellent organic restaurant, swimming pools, meditation gardens and parklands for roaming. Designed for total relaxation.Views - Spectacular views over Lake Garda.Swimming Pool - Indoor and Outdoor PoolsRomantic BreakTotal relaxationRecommended by - Tablet, Kiwi Collection, Small Luxury Hotels
Villa Cortine Palace 54 rooms from £389Sirmione
Grand and charmingly old-fashioned villa hotel with a splendid setting in pretty Sirmione. Lovely lakeside gardens, grand 30s style bedrooms, frescos and antiques. Private swimming jetty and lovely pool. Super romantic, if you like historic charm.Garden - The hotel boasts a five hectar garden with fountains, neoclassical statues and natural terraces overlooking the lake.Great walks - Wander the huge five acre gardens that surround the property, with elegant landscaping and wonderful statues.Swimming Pool - Heated outdoor swimming pool with outstanding lake views.Opulent
Relais La Speranzina 3 rooms from £425Sirmione
In the historic centre of Sirmione, with traditional stone exteriors matched with elegant chic interiors. Boasting a bar and restaurant set besides Lake Garda, spa facilities and beautifully-maintained gardens. Rooms are light and spacious and also offer fabulous views. A luxurious stay.Romantic Break - Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be held on the terrace overlooking Lake Garda, but you can eat in bed if you want more intimacy.Total relaxation - Spa and sauna facilities on-site, and massages are available on request.Sights nearby - Set in the historic centre of Sirmione.Designer - Uniquely designed interiors.
LIdo Palace 42 rooms from £445Riva del Garda
Five Star luxury on the shores of Lake Garda and at the foot of mountains and nature reserve. Stunning liberty building is home to designer contemporary flair - rooms and suites have all glass walls, modern gadgets, huge beds, and stand alone bathtubs. Fabulous spa, gourmet restaurant and grounds.FoodiesHoneymoonsViews - Great views from hotel5* Luxury - Very high service standards.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
Villa Feltrinelli 21 rooms from £833Gargnano
Ultimate luxury lakeside hotel in an historic house. Like staying in a private home, full of aristocratic heritage, with restored interiors and antiques, beautiful fabrics and paintings. Gourmet dining, a perfect honeymoon escape for those that can afford it.Romantic Break - The ultimate treat for yourself and a loved oneGreat walks - Plenty of scenic walking routes nearbySwimming Pool - Lovely Outdoor Heated PoolSights nearby - Verona just 1 hour awayRecommended by - Kiwi Collection, Fodors