The 10 Most Romantic Hotels on Lake Garda
Lake Garda offers a breathtaking variety of near-perfect views: from the chalet chic, wind swept towns of the north, under their sheer amphitheatre cliffs; past the Belle Epoque villas of the riviera stretch; to the beautifully converted farmhouses and spa towns of the Mediterranean-feeling south. The most romantic hotels on Lake Garda can be found dotted all over the lake’s shores; a collection of beauties offering perfection for everyone - whatever your taste.
Our Guru’s recommendations for the 10 most romantic hotels on Lake Garda include traditional villas with decorations to impress the Tzars, contemporary offerings chic enough for James Bond - who’s been known to swing by in this or that sports car, to five-stars-but-pared-back properties which let the lake views speak for themselves. If you want intimate, our list of the 10 most romantic hotels on Lake Garda offers intimate, if you want an all-out-honeymoon-worthy-fuss our recommendations offer that too.
The 10 Most Romantic Hotels on Lake Garda
The Most Romantic Luxury Hotels on Lake Garda
The Locanda San Vigilio is an elegant, 14 room hotel owned and run by an Italian count! It’s been a hotel for 500 years and it’s immaculately decorated with antiques and beautiful objets. The hotel even has it’s own Emporium where you can buy beautiful things. Right on the lake at Garda.
The LIdo Palace is a five star resort perfectly positioned in Riva del Garda, between lovely Lake Garda and the mountains. The stunning Liberty villa has ben converted into a 42 room hotel with contemporary designer flair. There’s a fabulous spa, extensive grounds and a gourmet restaurant.
The Most Romantic Hotels with a View on Lake Garda
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.
Sirmione’s Villa Cortine Palace is a grand, old fashioned villa hotel, with 54 rooms and an absolutely splendid setting on a spit of land jutting into the lake. The rooms are grand, and Art Deco in style, with some beautiful frescoes and antiques, and there’s a private jetty, a lovely swimming pool and lush neoclassical landscaped gardens all around. Gourmet and super romantic, if you like historic charm.
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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 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.
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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 Most Romantic Hotels on Lake Garda - for Families
Originally built for the imperial family, the Grand Hotel Fasano in Gardone Riviera 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 works for families too.
The Best Value Romantic Hotels on Lake Garda
Gardesana 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 very romantic.
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The 10 Most Romantic Hotels on Lake Garda
Locanda San Vigilio Garda 14 rooms from £234Writing a novel - This enchanting place has been inspiration for many great minds, from Churchill to Napoleon and Laurence OlivierHoneymoons - Private balconies overlooking the lake, palatial fourposters and romantic walks through fragrant gardens.Local markets - The hotel has its own Emporium where you can buy prints of drawings by Venetian artists, painted ceramics and fabrics.Tennis - Tennis club di Garna is 4 km from the property and equippment can be rented on site.Recommended by - Great Small Hotels
Lido Palace Riva del Garda 42 rooms from £440Spa breaks - The spa includes an indoor-outdoor pool divided by a large glass pane, suanas, a salt room and excellent treatment menuFoodies - There are two restaurants, one a laid-back Mediterranean offering and then there's superb formal Il Re della BusaRomantic Break5* Luxury - Very high service standards.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
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. See More
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 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 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 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
Vivere Suites Arco 6 rooms from £239Active Holiday - In a quiet spot yet with easy access to cultural attractions as well as sailing and watersports opportunitiesRomantic Break - Each suite has a private garden and terrace, ideal for couples looking for privacySwimming Pool - With panoramic viewsViews - Great views from hotelRecommended 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
La Finestra Sul Fiume Valeggio Sul Mincio, Lake Garda 5 rooms from £121Back to Nature - Nestled between the Mincio river and Lake Garda, this is a a scenic spot for an escape to natureGroups - With just four rooms this is a great option to rent out in its entiretyTotal relaxationSailing - Hire a boat and spend the day cruising across Lake GardaRecommended by - I Escape, Sawdays
A rustic B&B in a magical riverside setting between Verona and Lake Garda. A stone building houses 5 lovely rooms with wooden beams and whitewashed walls. Enchanting terraces dotted around the property soak up the sun. A great choice for rural romance, nature lovers or families. See More
Grand Hotel Fasano Gardone Riviera 76 rooms from £208Total relaxation - A gorgeous former hunting lodge located in a secluded spot besides the lake, the perfect place to come and unwindRomantic Break - With pools to lounge by, elegant rooms and a romantic terrace restaurant, this is a great choice for loversLakeside - On the edge of Lake Garda.Romantic - You couldn't stay in a more fairytale setting on the lake's edge.
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. See More
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