The 10 Best Hotels on Lake Garda for Foodies
Known for being beautiful and atmospheric, romantic and fun, Lake Garda is also a delicious destination! The picturesque towns, villages and hamlets around the lake’s edge have a hefty smattering of cafes and restaurants and the best hotels on Lake Garda for foodies have their own restaurants, some of them Michelin starred.
Pizza, pasta, plenty of fresh seafood, local olives and olive oils, polenta, local citrus fruits are all on the menu, with all the local wines to match, from Merlot, Cabernet, Nosiola, Bardolino and Vin Santo. The lake is bordered by three distinct regions, Lombardy, Veneto and Trentino Alto-Adige, and they all have much to contribute to the flavours you’ll find on your plate. The 10 best hotels on Lake Garda for foodies are a great place to start planning your ‘food-yssey’, many will be able to point you in the right direction as far as cooking classes and wine tastings are concerned as well.
The 10 Best Hotels on Lake Garda for Foodies
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The Villa Giulia is a handsome Victorian villa right on the water’s edge in Gargnano, with 23 light, airy bedrooms and some lovely original decorations. Between the villa and the lake are beautiful, fragrant gardens. The villa is peaceful and the views are spectacular.
Salò’s Hotel Laurin is a stunning hotel with 30 rooms and suites, also right on the shores of Lake Garda. Converted from an elegant 20th Century villa, guests can expect parquet floors, frescoes and Art Nouveau furniture. There’s also a lovely pool in shady gardens and an excellent restaurant.
Also in Salò, the Hotel Locanda Del Benaco has rooms with floor to ceiling windows, luxurious bathrooms and hot tubs. It's wonderful in-house restaurant has a covered patio overlooking the lake, but you're also within easy reach of town if you want to eat elsewhere. Rooms start from around £100 per night.
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The Villa Cortine Palace is a 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. Gourmet and super romantic, if you like historic charm.
The Villa Fiordaliso, right by the lake in Gardone Riviera, 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.
The Villa Feltrinelli in Gargnano is another incredibly beautiful aristocratic villa conversion, with 21 rooms boasting carefully restored interiors filled with antiques, sumptuous fabrics and paintings. Plus a Michelin starred restaurant.
The Villa Arcadio in Salò is a fabulous stone villa perched on top of a hill and offering panoramic views from its 18 bedrooms and suites. Simply decorated, with bare stone walls and the occasional hint of a fresco, there’s a lovely swimming pool and gardens and a fantastic restaurant and terrace.
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The Lido Palace offers five star luxury right on the shores of Lake Garda at Riva del Garda, positioned beautifully, between the lake, the foot of the mountains and a nature reserve. The stunning liberty building is packed with designer contemporary flair - rooms and suites have all glass walls, modern gadgets, huge beds, and stand alone bathtubs. There's also a fabulous spa, a gourmet restaurant and impressive grounds.
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Right on the shore in Salò, the Hotel Bellerive is a charming mid-sized hotel with 46 large, stylish rooms plus an outdoor pool, a fantastic Italian concept restaurant, and sailing and golfing opportunities nearby.
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Gardensana is in the showpiece fishing village of Torri del Benaco, has 34 simple, comfortable rooms, great views and, of course, excellent food. It’s also wonderful value, with room starting from under £100 per night, and it’s quite romantic.
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Osteria Antico Brolo in Gardone Riviera is a gorgeous restaurant with four chic, all-white rooms and suites you can stay in. Private and comfortable, and very good value, with rooms starting from around £60 per night.
Also in Gardone Riviera, the Locanda Agli Angeli is a similar offering, 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.
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The 10 Best Hotels on Lake Garda for Foodies
Hotel Laurin Salò 30 rooms from £123Foodies - 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 GardaSailing - Can be booked nearby.Recommended by - CN Traveller
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. See More
Villa Giulia, Gargnano Gargnano 23 rooms from £273Honeymoons - Hopelessly romantic old world feel- balconies overlooking the lake, Murano glass chandeliers and proseco under the stars.Foodies - Savour the masterpieces created from the regions bountiful produce, in a phenomanal setting overlooking the lake.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.
Hotel Bellerive, Salo Salò (Lake Garda) 46 rooms from £131Foodies - 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 hotelRecommended by - Michelin Travel
Villa Cortine Palace Sirmione 54 rooms from £384Total relaxation - Allow yourself to be transported to a by gone era when palaces were home and servants tended to your every need.Honeymoons - A lovers paradise with private couples dining, indulgent suites and private balconies overlooking the lake.Great walks - Wander the huge five acre gardens that surround the property, with elegant landscaping and wonderful statues.Tennis - Be sure to bring your racket and check out the clay tennis court on site.
Villa Arcadio Salò 18 rooms from £208Foodies - The restaurant is sensational, with four-course taster menus made using produce from the gardenTotal relaxation - The quiet lakeside setting and exemplary service makes this a great place to come and unwindGreat walks - Take long walks through the Alto Garda National ParkViews - Stunning views over Lake GardaRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape
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. See More
Villa Fiordaliso 25083 Gardone Riviera 5 rooms from £174Sights 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
Villa Feltrinelli Gargnano 21 rooms from £824Foodies - The elegant restaurant serves up superlative Italian cuisine in an undeniably romantic setting & has two Michelin starsRomantic Break - The ultimate treat for yourself and a loved oneGreat walks - Plenty of scenic walking routes nearbyRestaurant - Two Michelin starred restaurantRecommended by - Kiwi Collection, Fodors
Gardesana Torri del Benaco 34 rooms from £121Local exploring - Offering a great location overlooking the lake and with views of the castle, this is the perfect spot to explore fromFoodies - Regional dishes are served on the terrace restaurantFishing - Fishing excursions nearbySights nearby - Verona 40 minutes drive
Osteria Antico Brolo Gardone Riviera 4 rooms from £72Value chic - Seriously good value with standard rooms from only €70 per night B&BLocal exploring - A chic base for exploring Gardone Riviera and Lake GardaFoodies - Sample the delights of the on site gourmet restaurantFamilies - One of the suites can accommodate up to 4 people
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! See More
Locanda Agli Angeli Gardone Riviera 9 rooms from £69Foodies - The family-run restaurant spills out onto the square where regional dishes are served up with alot of love and careTraditional - A charming traditional property perfect for an authentic and homely stayGreat walks - Get out into the countryside and explore the many walking trailsViews - Great views from hotel