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About Bardolino

Bardolino is Lake Garda’s wine capital. The gentle slopes surrounding the town are a neat patchwork of vineyards and wine cellars from the edge of town right down to the shores of the lake. The towns itself is a resort town. The best places to stay in Bardolino share views of the gently rolling slopes and the lake, and we've picked out some real charmers.

What not to Miss

  • Bardolino is located on the widest part of the lake, on the Verona side, and is linked to the beautiful walled town of Lazise and Peschiera del Garda by the lakeside path.
  • Relaxed and fairly uncrowded, with great food and good transport links, Bardolino is in a great position for the lake ferry.
  • The town makes an ideal base for exploring Lake Garda, especially for the first time visitor.
  • Plus there’s the wine… You’ll not want to miss the weekly produce market, held on Thursday mornings.
  • If you are travelling with children then Bardolino is close enough to Gardaland and a few other parks that you can get there using public transport.

This area is extremely busy during July and August, so if you want to guarantee a room in one of the best places to stay in Bardolino during the summer season, get organised and book well ahead.

The Best Places to stay in Bardolino

For romance

  • The Tobago Wellness Hotel is an 18 room hotel with extensive spa facilities and contemporary decor. The rooms have beautiful views of the lake and of the hills and there’s an excellent Italian restaurant, a Turkish bath, jacuzzis and hydrotherapy on offer.
  • The Locanda San Vigilio is an intimate and elegant lakeside hotel with wonderful character. Once owned by an Italian count, this beautiful villa now has 14 rooms, all still filled with beautiful antiques and objet d’art.

Amid the vines

  • Pianaura Suites is a beautifully restored 17th century property situated amongst the Valpolicella vines, offering luxury accommodation, terraced gardens and plunge pool. It's ideal for a romantic break with just two suites and no children allowed under 14!
  • Corte delle Cicale is a traditional Italian villa surrounded by vines and olive trees. Rooms are romantically furnished and you can enjoy stunning views from this hillside hideaway.

For a guesthouse

  • Prati Palai offers eight luxury suites and one double room in a beautiful rural spot with stunning views over Lake Garda. Come here for a spoiling break away from the crowds.

For Families

  • Relais Rossar is a secluded villa with a comfortable, friendly atmosphere and 16 rooms. There’s a large garden and beyond that peaceful countryside with great walking and cycling trails.

For great value

  • Relais Colle San Giorgio offers excellent value for money. Smart rooms start from as little as €85 per night B&B. Plus you'll enjoy wonderful views and there's a lovely pool for cooling off.
  • Bianca Leo B&B is another cheap and chic option. With just three rooms, gorgeous pool with terrace and superb eco-credentials. You'll have to book early, but prices start from just €100 B&B.

Prefer an Apartment or Villa?

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Travel Information

  • Bardolino is on the south-eastern shore of Lake Garda, positioned between several international airports: Verona-Villafranca and Brescia-Montichiari. It’s also about 100kms from Venice Marco Polo airport and from Milan’s Linate and Malpensa. The nearest railway station is Peschiera, 15kms away, but you’re only around 30kms from Verona.
  • If you want to hire a car - which we highly recommend if you’re staying on Lake Garda - we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars.
  • Bardolino enjoys a mild, temperate climate with four distinct seasons, summer being the most popular time to visit. Between June and September temperatures are in the mid 20s and you get nine of ten hours of sunshine a day. Late spring, when it’s starting to warm up again, is considered the optimum time for walking holidays.

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Best Hotels in Bardolino

  • Relais Colle San Giorgio Bardolino (Loc. Fontanadino 1) 6 rooms from €95

    Local exploring  -  Close by to Bardolino, known for its local wines, gastronomic events and famed restaurants and shops
    Total relaxation  -  Enjoy complete bliss at this lake facing hotel surrounded by olive trees and vineyards
    Great walks  -  At the prominent Rocca, a headland wonderful views
    Sights nearby  -  Close by to the Camaldolese friars monastery
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    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. See More

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  • Bianca Leo B&B Bardolino (Affi) 3 rooms from €100

    Country Escape  -  Surrounded by olive trees, lavender and rosemary, the house's sympathetic architecture is in harmony with its surroundings
    Eco break  -  Photovoltaic system, heating of water with solar thermal panels, air conditioning with heat pump and geothermal system
    Sights nearby  -  Located 10 minutes from the centre of Verona and historical monuments such as the Arena, The Roman Theatre and art galleries
    Local markets  -  Verona fair is worth a visit
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    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. See More

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  • Corte delle Cicale Bardolino (Lake Garda) 3 rooms from €140

    Hideaway  -  A lovely off the beaten track hillside location, takes you away from the lakeside crowds.
    Groups  -  With just three rooms this is a great option for small groups wanting a private stay
    Great walks  -  There is lovely walking on the doorstep from serious hiking routes to paths for a gentle amble
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the beautiful city of Verona
    Air conditioningSwimming PoolGardenDisabled accessViewsParkingNo pets

    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. See More

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  • Prati Palai Bardolino 8 rooms from €180

    Country Escape  -  Established country house set atop a hill with far reaching views
    Restrictions on children  -  Children under the age of 16 not permitted
    Great walks  -  Take a walk through the Olive groves
    Sights nearby  -  Verona is a 30 min drive away
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    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    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. See More

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