The 10 Best Luxury 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 best luxury 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 best luxury 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.
The 10 Best Luxury Hotels on Lake Garda
The Best Luxury Hotel Views on Lake Garda
The Villa Giulia is a handsome Victorian villa right on the water’s edge at Gargnano. It has 23 light, airy bedrooms and some lovely original decorations. Between the villa and the lake are beautiful, fragrant gardens. A peaceful villa with spectacular views.
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 Best Traditional Luxury Hotels on Lake Garda
The Villa Feltrinelli is another beautiful aristocratic villa conversion, with 21 rooms boasting authentically restored interiors, antiques, beautiful fabrics and paintings. There’s also a Michelin starred restaurant.
The Villa Cortine Palace in Sirmione is a grand, old fashioned villa hotel, with 54 rooms and an absolutely splendid setting. The rooms are Art Deco in style with some beautiful frescoes and antiques, plus there’s a private jetty, a lovely swimming pool and neoclassical landscaped gardens all around.
The Most Romantic Luxury Hotels on Lake Garda
Gardone Riviera’s Villa Fiordaliso 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 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 Best Luxury Hotels on Lake Garda for Families
The Bella Riva in Gardone Riviera is a beautifully positioned hotel with 23 contemporary rooms and suites. There’s also an excellent restaurant, bar and a good pool. And the hotel has great watersports facilities, which means it’s ideal for families.
The Locanda San Verolo has been converted from an 18th Century farm house, and now has 12 rustic chic bedrooms, two heavenly pools - one for adults and one for children - and fragrant gardens. There’s a great restaurant and you’re just outside the beautiful medieval town of San Verolo.
The Best Value Luxury Hotels on Lake Garda
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 76 rooms start from around £100 per night.
The Villa Cordevigo is a palatial 18th Century villa surrounded by formal gardens and parkland just ten kilometres from Lake Garda and about five kilometres from Bardolino. The 23 rooms are decorated in the Venetian style, with period furniture and original fireplaces. And there’s a traditional Italian restaurant.
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The Best Luxury Hotels on Lake Garda
Villa Feltrinelli Gargnano 21 rooms from AU$1549Foodies - 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
Grand Hotel Fasano Gardone Riviera 76 rooms from AU$391Total 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
Villa Cordevigo Cavaion Veronese, Lake Garda 23 rooms from AU$302Total relaxation - With quiet surrounds, a lovely pool and a traditional Italian restaurant, there's no need to leave!Country Escape - An idyllic rural property surrounded by ancient cypress trees and vineyardsChild friendly - Although child friendly, it caters mainly to adult clienteleLakeside - Close to Lake GardaRecommended by - Tablet
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. See More
Locanda San Verolo Costermano, Lake Garda 12 rooms from AU$318Hideaway - A tranquil rural setting close to Lake Garda and all its attractions, a great choice for those who want a quiet baseWine tasting - The popular in house restaurant boasts an impressive wine cellar and friendly waiters happily advise on pairingsFamilies - A family friendly hotel with babysitting services offeredGreat walks - Explore the the medieval village of San Verolo and surrounding countryside
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. See More
Bella Riva Gardone Riviera 23 rooms from AU$310Families - Baby cots are provided or extra beds for children plus babysitting services are available for parents in need of a break!Romantic Break - Pick a room with lake views enjoyed even from your bed, the ultimate romantic settingLakeside - Direct access on to Lake GardaViews - Great views from hotelRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape
Villa Fiordaliso 25083 Gardone Riviera 5 rooms from AU$326Sights 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 San Vigilio Garda 14 rooms from AU$440Writing 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
Villa Giulia, Gargnano Gargnano 23 rooms from AU$513Honeymoons - 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.
Villa Cortine Palace Sirmione 54 rooms from AU$722Total 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.
LIdo Palace Riva del Garda 42 rooms from AU$826Spa 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