Lake Garda's 10 Best B&Bs

Some people love to get lost in a large hotel, but some love the cosy intimacy of a bed and breakfast. B&Bs are great places to meet locals and other travellers, and they’re often very well priced. If you love to stay where everyone knows your name then our Guru’s list of Lake Garda’s 10 best B&Bs is the perfect place for you to start looking for your Lake Garda accommodation.

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Instead of grouping their Lake Garda B&B recommendations by place our Gurus have chosen Lake Garda’s best B&Bs for families - those with added child-friendly extras: cots, highchairs, family rooms or adjoining rooms; they’ve chosen Lake Garda’s best B&Bs for couples - with peaceful surroundings, private terraces and spectacular lake views; Lake Garda’s best B&Bs for great value, and Lake Garda’s best B&Bs for those of you looking for idyllic Lake Garda views from the privacy of your own room. Sigh.

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Lake Garda’s 10 Best B&Bs

Lake Garda’s Best B&Bs for Great Views

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.

Dimora Bolsone

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.

Il Mosaico BandB

Lake Garda’s Best Value B&Bs

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.

BandB Big Sur

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.

Garni Gianmartin

Lake Garda’s B&Bs for Couples

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.

Vivere Suites

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.

La Finestra Sul Fiume

Lake Garda’s Best B&Bs for Families

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.

Hotel Villa Rosenhof

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.

Villa Vittoria

For around £5 per night more, you can stay in La Dimora del Garda, in Sirmione: a simple, sophisticated house with four comfortable, air conditioned rooms and an airy communal breakfast rom. Each room has a small outdoor terrace.

La Dimora del Garda

Lake Garda’s Best B&Bs for Walkers

The B&B Loggia Marti is a beautiful 17th Century house in the heart of Gargnano, with four rooms offering a clever mix of period and contemporary features. A perfect home-from-home style property in an easy-access location.

BandB Loggia Marti

The Villa San Pietro 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.

Villa San PietroRudy Fenaroli

Still not sure which of Lake Garda’s 10 best B&Bs might be perfect for you?

Lake Garda’s 10 Best B&Bs

  • Villa Vittoria Gardone Riviera (Lake Garda) 8 rooms from £138

    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 Garda
    Sailing  -  Sailing on Lake Garda
    Surfing  -  Kite Surfing
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • Dimora Bolsone Gardone Riviera 10 rooms from £217

    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 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
    Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel
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  • Vivere Suites Arco 6 rooms from £239

    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.

    Romantic Break
    Swimming Pool  -  With panoramic views
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, I Escape, Mr & Mrs Smith
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  • Hotel Villa Rosenhof Gardone Riviera (Lake Garda) 2 rooms from £111

    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 Garden
    Sights nearby  -  Teatro del Vittoriale
    Sailing  -  Sailing on Lake Garda
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  • Garni Gianmartin Limone (Lake Garda) 7 rooms from £103

    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 Garda
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the historic town of Verona
    Views  -  All bedrooms have a lake view
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  • Villa San Pietro Montichiari (Lombardy) 3 rooms from £87

    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 Garda
    Cooking classes  -  Learn the art of traditional Italian cuisine from owner Anna
    Swimming Pool  -  There is an olympic sized pool just 2 mins walk away
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • La Dimora del Garda Colombare di Sirmione 4 rooms from £78

    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 style
    Local exploring  -  Whether by bike or on foot, Lake Garda and its attractions are moments away
    Great walks  -  Enjoy walks in the surrounding hills
    Sailing  -  Hire a boat and explore Lake Garda
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  • Il Mosaico B&B Colombare di Sirmione 6 rooms from £80

    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 price
    Romantic Break  -  Adults only hotel makes it ideal for visiting couples
    Local exploring  -  Great central location for exploring on foot
    Restrictions on children  -  Children are not permitted at this hotel
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  • B&B Loggia Marti Gargnano (Lake Garda) 4 rooms from £78

    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 Garda
    Great walks  -  Parco regionale dell'Alto Garda Bresciano
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Verona for the day
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  • La Finestra Sul Fiume Valeggio Sul Mincio, Lake Garda 5 rooms from £121

    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 Holiday
    Total relaxation
    Views  -  All rooms have lovely views over the gardens and river
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Sawdays
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  • B&B Big Sur Gardone Riviera 3 rooms from £74

    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 day
    Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
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Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Wednesday, 20th March 2019