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About Lake Garda

One of the most beautiful and naturally peaceful spots in Europe - with a backdrop of the Dolomites on one side and neat rows of vines on the other - Lake Garda has been a refuge for writers in search of inspiration and stressed out emperors and their hangers-on for millennia. The region's popularity with wealth and power is reflected in the variety and beauty of the lake's resort towns, which the lake's fans, from 16th Century poets to modern A-listers, proclaim aren't just the best places to stay on Lake Garda, they're also the most idyllic in Europe.

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Despite being the largest of northern Italy's great lakes, Lake Garda's sun-drenched scenery of vineyards, olive groves and cypresses makes it look much more like southern Italy. Lake Garda is around 50kms long, and there are charming resort towns dotted around all points of the lake's compass, Gardone Riviera has to be the most glamourous. One of the pleasures of this region is taking outings to the different towns, with their unique personalities, cultural diversity, pretty churches, ancient frescoes, botanical gardens, promenades, colourful market, local wines and other specialities… Or you could hop between them.

Market days differ from town to town, so you can visit each town at its best and busiest. You can hop by local ferry - which range in type of craft from leisurely paced historic paddle steamers to speedy hydrofoils - or drive. The resorts of Garda, Bardolino and Lazise, on the lake's south eastern bank, are linked by a walking trail with charming views, so you can even 'hop' on foot. Gargnano is another good base for walkers, whether you go for a strenuous hike up the towering hills or promenade down the lakeside to ogle the Villa Feltrinelli. Don't miss charming little Montichiari. It may not be right on the Lake, but its hilltop position affords stunning views in all directions.

A number of the best places to stay on Lake Garda also offer their guests complimentary use of hotel bikes, and there are some particularly scenic cycling routes between some of the smaller resorts. So, while choosing the right resort is a big part of planning your visit to Lake Garda, hopefully you'll also have time to explore further afield.

What not to Miss

Lake Garda is rich in picturesque sites and sights, but the best known and ones you really don't want to miss include:

  • The views from the funicular up Monte Baldo. The peak is 1760m above sea level and the rotating cabins reveal the lake in all its glory.
  • The Rock of Minerva, now a UNESCO protected site, but once the site of a Roman temple dedicated to Minerva.
  • A visit to the small private island, Isola del Garda, and a tour of the scenic formal gardens and sumptuous Venetian villa hosted by the present owners.

As well as the lake's natural assets and charming resorts towns, Garda also has many beautiful and often extravagant villas, some of them built by Roman senators, and some of them by today's Hollywood A-listers. That's how long this spot has been considered an idyllic spot for a break.

Why Stay on Lake Garda's Northern Shore?

  • The lake's north is narrower and lined with steep, green slopes and high peaks.
  • This is where you'll find the best conditions for watersports, climbing, hiking and mountain biking etc. - this is the lake's active holiday Mecca.
  • Part of Austria up until the end of WWI, the lake's northern side still serves Austrian style hams and salted beef, and the towns have a more northern European flavour.

Why Stay on Lake Garda's Southern Side?

  • The lake widens to the south, and it is much warmer, more Mediterranean, away from the breeze which sweeps in off the Dolomites in the afternoons.
  • The resort towns here have more vineyard views and more of an Italian flavour.
  • This is where you'll find the campsites, family friendly farmhouses and spa towns.
  • This is still a beautiful place to explore on foot, but it's flatter and much easier going.

Our Guru's pick of the best places to stay on Lake Garda represents every genre of Italian hotel, from farm accommodation (agriturismo) and old-fashioned pensioni to one of the most luxurious hotels in Europe, the Feltrinelli.

The Best Places to Stay on Lake Garda

For Lake Garda's southern shores

Lake Garda's southern region broadens into two bays sheltered by the Sirmione peninsula - as well as being in a prime position for beautiful views, Sirmione is also known for the ruins of a Roman villa and a 13th Century castle, so this is definitely a town to visit even if you don't stay here. The Romans probably built here because of the nearby sulphur springs.

Bardolino, linked by the lakeside path to Garda Town and Lazise, and Salò or Torri del Benaco are other popular towns on the lake's southern edge. Bardolino began as a fishing village but has become a relaxed and cosmopolitan centre, with an elegant 19th Century esplanade. Salò is known for its arcaded waterfront. Desenzano is the largest of the lakeside towns and while it's definitely the 'good transport hub', that the guides tell you, it's also lively and historic.

  • Villa Cortine Palace typifies Lake Garda perfectly. Sitting right on the tip of the Sirmione peninsula, this grand old villa hotel is rich with frescoes, antiques and lovely 30s style rooms. It's also surrounded by its own gardens dotted with fountains and neoclassical statues, so it's very romantic.
  • Locanda Agli Angeli is a restaurant-with-rooms with bags of charm. Several of the nine rooms have four poster beds, so this is also a great option for romantics on a budget - rooms start from £67.
  • In Torri del Benaco, one of Lake Garda's prettiest Verona side fishing villages, Gardesana is simple and charming, with excellent views of the bustling little harbour and an excellent restaurant.

For Lake Garda's northern shores

The main towns along Lake Garda's northern shores are Riva del Garda, Torbole and Limone. The mountains and cliff faces around these towns trap the warmer air, creating wonderfully windy conditions for sailing and other wind and water sports. The winds also offer a respite for those who like their beachside afternoons cooled by pleasant breezes - there are beaches, natural and manmade, all around the lake.

Riva del Garda is the lake's second largest town, but has arguably the most beautiful setting. This is a popular spot for visitors who like a bit of city bustle to their lakeside break. Just nestled behind it is Arco, a quieter option. And Limone is the sweet-scented lemon and olive oil capital with the wonderfully rich history, historic harbour and lush surrounds.

On the northern Verona side shore, Malcesine is one of Lake Garda's prettiest medieval towns, with the requisite castle above narrow winding streets, now populated by lovely little boutiques, cafes and restaurants.

  • The LIdo Palace offers five stars worth of wonder right on the shores of the lake and at the foot of the mountains - this is really one of the planet's most idyllic settings. Behind the Liberty style facade are sleek, contemporary rooms, an award winning spa and a Michelin recommended restaurant.
  • Bellevue San Lorenzo sits high on the flanks of Monte Baldo, a popular, Belle Epoque villa in beautiful grounds, converted into a simply furnished modern hotel. From this height, you get a panoramic view of the lake.
  • Right on the water's edge, the Villa Giulia is a handsome, Victorian affair with large, light, airy rooms and a collection of lovely antiques and water-view terraces. Rooms start from £194 per night.

The Best Places to stay in Gargnano

  • Hotel du Lac enjoys a wonderful lake-side location, just outside Gargnano. This period Venetian style villa offers just twelve classically styled rooms (six with lake views and balconies), plus a lovely breakfasting terrace which almost hovers above the water.
  • The Gardenia al Lago (sister property to the Hotel Du Lac) boasts a similarly impressive lakeside location, and here you'll find an elegant small hotel (only seven bedrooms) filled with period furnishings, plus offering a sun terrace and restaurant overlooking the water.

The Most Luxurious Places to Stay on Lake Garda

  • Locanda San Vigilio, just above Garda and bustling Bardolino, is an elegant and intimate hotel right on the lake. Originally owned by an Italian Count, this grand dwelling has been a hotel for the last 500 years. So it's an extra special, and traditionally luxurious place to relax.
  • Villa Arcadio, in charming Salò, is a fabulous stone villa built on a hilltop which offers spectacular views of the lake. The decor is bare but beautiful and the restaurant is gourmet. This is luxury at its most refined, rather than opulent, but it's also affordable, with rooms starting from £201 per night.
  • Lake Garda has always attracted those for whom money is not a problem, and, if you can afford it, the Villa Feltrinelli is a wonderful place to stay. Converted from a historic house, with superbly restored art and antiques, this house now offers Michelin starred dining as well as its serene location. Rooms start at £837 per night.

The Best Places to Stay for views on Lake Garda

  • Bella Riva has direct access to the lake and the views are spectacular, from the pool, the restaurant and a number of private terraces. As well as views, the Bella Riva also specialises in watersports.
  • The Lefay Resort & Spa is perched on a hilltop, so the views of Lake Garda are panoramic, rather than close up. Some of the rooms have private hot tubs and sun decks and these tend to have special views as well. As do the gardens and pool areas.
  • Dimora Bolsone offers more 'bird's eye' views. this time from a restored medieval manor house above the town of Gardone Riviera. The B&B itself has extensive grounds, but this is also a great base for walkers. And it's right next to the Vittoriale Degli Italiani, the magnificent home of the poet Gabriele DiAnnunzio.

The Best Places to stay on Lake Garda for Families

As well as the beaches, historic sites, pretty towns and markets and the possibilities of trying all sorts of different watersports, Lake Garda also has the Gardaland Theme Parks, near Lazise in the south eastern corner, which are great for a kid's day out. So this is a great destination for families.

  • Hotel Laurin, near Salò is perfect, elegant Lake Garda glamour on the outside, and frescoes and Art Deco furniture on the inside - yet it's big enough, and modern enough, and has enough of a garden and pool, to be ideal for families.
  • Also in Salò, Hotel Bellerive has large, stylish rooms and apartments overlooking the lake, many of which are large enough to accommodate a whole family. They'll also help organise sailing, cycling, golf and picnics - for example.
  • While Tenuta Le Sorgive isn't on the lake, this agriturismo is only a short distance from the lake's southern bank, yet surrounded by countryside. This is a great place for a healthy, outdoorsy break, with lots of activities on offer and a restaurant which serves food grown right here! And rooms start from just £81 per night.
  • La Finestra Sul Fiume is another rustic charmer, this time with only five rooms, so you can be guaranteed peace and relaxation, but with all the pleasures of the lake nearby.
  • 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.

The Best B&Bs on Lake Garda

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

If you're confident a B&B is for you, here's a ful list of the best B&Bs on Lake Garda.

The Best Value Places to Stay on Lake Garda

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Villa San Pietro in medieval Montichiari, 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.

Prefer a self-catering Apartment or lake-side Villa?

  • Sometimes a villa or apartment is the best option if you're travelling in a larger group, so if you decide that you'd prefer a self catering option, check out our online booking partner, booking.com for some inspiration.

Travel Information

  • Lake Garda is positioned between several international airports: Verona-Villafranca, which is about 15kms away and Brescia-Montichiari, which is about 30kms away. But it’s also about 100kms from Venice Marco Polo airport and from Milan’s Linate and Malpensa. Alternatively there are good rail links to the lake.
  • If you want to hire a car - which we strongly advise if you’re staying on Lake Garda - we recommend you visit our online partner, Rentalcars.
  • Lake Garda has always been an extremely desirable holiday destination, so if you're planning to visit in the high season you should expect full hotels and reservations required for the most popular restaurants - but this is the place to see and be seen, and the bustle is part of the shining appeal. Even if you're not hoping to visit in peak season it's still advisable to book the best places to stay on Lake Garda several months in advance - and even then charm and diplomacy may be required.

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    Best Hotels in Lake Garda

    • Hotel du Lac, Gargnano Villa di Gargnano 12 rooms from €120

      Local exploring  -  Gargnano is a great base for exploring all of Lake Garda
      Lakeside  -  Right on the shores of Lake Garda
      Great walks  -  There are lots of paths for walkers of all abilities and once a week the hotel hosts a guided excursion
      Spa  -  Wellness treatments can be booked at the sister hotel Gardenia al Lago

      A charming family owned and run small hotel overlooking Lake Garda, just outside Gargnano. The twelve rooms (six with lake view and balcony) are traditional in style and feature period furnishings and antiques that perfectly complement the 19th century building. A welcoming understated stay. See More

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    • Hotel Gardenia al Lago Villa di Gargnano 25 rooms from €124

      Active Holiday  -  Activities on the lake: sailing, diving, kayaking. On dry land, choice of walking tours and riding, plus fishing in Lake Garda
      Sights nearby  -  Boat trips to Bogliaco, Palazzo Bettoni, Gargnano, Palazzo Feltrinelli, Villa Feltrinelli, and the Santella dei Pescatori.
      Great walks  -  Hundreds of paths; slope up to San Valentino Hermitage; Santelle tour; D.H. Lawerence tracks
      Sailing  -  Historic Gargano's Sailing Club; Garda Yachting Charter
      Recommended by  -  Sawdays

      An elegant villa overlooking Lake Garda. Edwardian style rooms with antiques, frescoes, views and all the mod cons. Sun terrace, beach and Italian dishes. Exquisite views across the lake, and lots of activities nearby. An understated but very romantic choice for a weekend of exploring. See More

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    • Corte Mantovani Colà di Lazise, Lake Garda 6 rooms from €70

      Value chic  -  Beautifully chic rooms and prices from just €70 per night including breakfast......a bargain!
      Local exploring  -  A great location for accessing all the region has to offer
      Great walks  -  There are plenty of good walking and hiking routes close by suitable for all abillities
      Sights nearby  -  Spend the day in Verona

      A short drive from Verona and just a few minutes from Lake Garda, this is a great location for those looking to get out and explore the area. Set in an old farmhouse courtyard, bedrooms have been decorated in a contemporary style with a rustic feel. Natural earthy tones and exposed stone walls. See More

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    • B&B Garda & Golf Caprino Veronese, Lake Garda 3 rooms from €70

      Golf  -  With eight courses in the surrounding area this is a golfers perfect destination
      Country Escape  -  A lovely quiet home from home from which to explore this stunning area
      Value chic  -  Double rooms start from just €70 per night including breakfast
      Sailing  -  Hire a boat and explore Lake Garda the best way!

      Owner managed, this welcoming bed and breakfast has a lovely garden, swimming pool, free bikes, and several comfy bedrooms. Country style interiors give it a rustic charm and kitchen breakfasts add a homely touch. Staff have lots of good local knowledge and nearby restaurant recommendations. See More

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    • Osteria Antico Brolo Gardone Riviera 4 rooms from €80

      Value chic  -  Seriously good value with standard rooms from only €70 per night B&B
      Local exploring  -  A chic base for exploring Gardone Riviera and Lake Garda
      Foodies  -  Sample the delights of the on site gourmet restaurant
      Families  -  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

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    • La Piazzetta di Canale Tenno, Lake Garda 4 rooms from €80

      Active Holiday  -  There are so many activites in the surrounding area from watersports to hang-gliding to hiking - you'll never be bored
      Value chic  -  With smart accommodation from as little as €80 per night including breakfast, you can't go wrong
      Romantic Break  -  Four charming rooms in a beautifully renvoated mediaeval setting. And no children!
      Great walks  -  There are good mountain trails and paths around for walkers of all abilities

      A medieval house, renovated extensively in 2013. Original stone walls and fireplaces add an authentic charm to this cosy bed and breakfast. Spacious bedrooms with contemporary furniture and hard wooden floors. A good location for keen cyclists with popular bike trails nearby. See More

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    • Locanda Agli Angeli Gardone Riviera 9 rooms from €80

      Foodies  -  The family-run restaurant spills out onto the square where regional dishes are served up with alot of love and care
      Traditional  -  A charming traditional property perfect for an authentic and homely stay
      Great walks  -  Get out into the countryside and explore the many walking trails
      Views  -  Great views from hotel

      Charming restaurant with rooms near to Lake Garda. Romantic bedrooms have four poster beds, white linens, wooden beams, and white washed walls. The restaurant serves excellent local food and there's also a small pool. Excellent value, family friendly. See More

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    • B&B Big Sur Gardone Riviera 3 rooms from €85

      Less £  -  With doubles from as little as €60 per night including breakfast, it is exceptional value for money.
      Active Holiday  -  The property is home to hang-gliding and para-gliding schools
      Sights nearby  -  Visit Verona for the day
      Lakeside  -  Lake Garda

      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. See More

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    • La Dimora del Garda Colombare di Sirmione 4 rooms from €90

      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

      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. See More

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    • Da Gianni Arco 13 rooms from €90

      Total relaxation  -  A spa providing massages, wellness therapies such as reflexology, and beauty treatments
      Back to Nature  -  Located in a picturesque setting in Chiarano, under the slopes of Castle Arch
      Local exploring  -  A bus stop next door has frequent buses connecting to the centre of town
      Great walks  -  The Varone Waterfall - one of the most popular natural attractions is a short hike away

      A delightful B&B in an ancient building and a stunning location. Italian-style antique furniture, wooden beams and stone walls. An outdoor pool with a covered sitting area perfect to catch up on some reading. Gourmet breakfast is included. A great base for exploring the area. See More

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    • B&B Loggia Marti Gargnano (Lake Garda) 4 rooms from €90

      Active Holiday  -  There are loads of outdoors activities in the area from walking and cycling to watersports on the lake
      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

      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. See More

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    • Il Mosaico B&B Colombare di Sirmione 6 rooms from €92

      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

      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. See More

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    • 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
      Back to Nature  -  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

      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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    • Palazzo Novello Montichiari 18 rooms from €95

      Active Holiday  -  From golf to a wide-range of watersports there's plenty to do in the area for sports enthusiasts
      Romantic Break  -  Romantic rooms feature four poster beds draped in muslin
      Sights nearby  -  Just 20 mins from Lake Garda, and easy access to Verona, Mantua, Bergamo and Cremona.
      Traditional

      A romantic, fairytale Italian palazzo in the picturesque village of Montichiari. Rooms are elegant and suites come with muslin-draped four posters and huge walk-in showers. The owners ensure you feel like friends, not guests! A perfect base for exploring the lakes and castles of the Brescia region. See More

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    • Tenuta Le Sorgive Solferino, Lake Garda 12 rooms from €100

      Families  -  This is truly a family place, with plenty of group activities on site and a wholesome organic vibe.
      Great walks  -  There are lovely walks around the estate where you can learn about farming in the Italian counrtyside.
      Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor garden surrounded pool
      Full of character
      Recommended by  -  Sawdays

      A beautifully restored 19th-century farmhouse on an organic agriturismo farm. Simple traditional rooms come with continental breakfast. Explore the orchards and vineyards or head out on a pony trek through the surrounding hills. A wonderful spot to re-engage with mother nature. 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

      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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    • Villa San Pietro Montichiari (Lombardy) 3 rooms from €100

      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

      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. See More

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    • Casa Alla Lega Arco 10 rooms from €110

      Foodies  -  Hosting the oldest restaurant in the town, this hotel offers guests an entry point to the rich cuisine of this region of Italy
      Local exploring  -  With an unbeatable location in the centre of Arco, this hotel is a great base for local exploring in and around Lake Garda
      Country Escape  -  Set in the the charming town of Arco on the banks of Lake Garda, this hotel makes a tranquil escape to the countryside
      Great walks  -  Garda Trentino is a paradise for hiking, trekking and Nordic walking, offering trails with exceptional views

      This boutique hotel offers contemporary suites in one of the oldest properties in Arco, nestled on the shore of Lake Garda. Inside, modern design elements are perfectly juxtaposed with original wooden beams and part-exposed walls. Dine on the romantic restaurant terrace under a canopy of leaves. See More

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    • Hotel Elda Ledro, Lake Garda 17 rooms from €112

      Country Escape  -  Set in beautiful countryside at the foot of the Dolomites this is a perfect country escape
      Eco break  -  The hotel is completely eco-friendly in terms of energy and building materials.
      Foodies  -  The restaurant serves up the family's recipes and they're superb!
      Skiing  -  In the winter this is an excellent base for cross-country skiers.
      Recommended by  -  I Escape, Michelin Travel

      An eco friendly hotel in a spectacular setting close to Lake Garda, Lake Ledro and surrounded by mountains. Simple attractive rooms, a restaurant with Eastern European flair, swimming pool and spa. Fishing, cycling, skiing, walking etc. Perfect for families and the great outdoors. See More

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    • Active & Family Gioiosa Riva del Garda 34 rooms from €116

      Families  -  Families are at the heart of this hotel, with suites, activities and facilities designed to accommodate parents with children
      Country Escape  -  Set in the beautiful natural landscape of the Italian Lake District, book this hotel for a peaceful escape to the countryside
      Active Holiday  -  With a range of daily excursions available, from cycling to trekking and canyoning, choose this hotel for an active getaway
      Views  -  Great views from hotel

      This family-oriented hotel is tucked away between the mountains and olive groves of Riva del Garda. The hotel offers a range of packages which are great for active families, from canyoning to hiking and mountain biking. Join an excursion or simply relax in the verdant gardens by the pool. See More

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    • Garni Gianmartin Limone (Lake Garda) 7 rooms from €119

      Back to Nature  -  Located overlooking Lake Garda and the surrounding mountains, this is a superb escape to nature
      Active Holiday  -  Find a wide range of activities to choose from including sailing, hiking and mountain biking
      Sights nearby  -  Visit the historic town of Verona
      Views  -  All bedrooms have a lake view

      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 and 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. See More

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    • AQVA Boutique Hotel Sirmione 18 rooms from €120

      Local exploring  -  Just 600m from Scaligero Castle and within walking distance of Sirmione’s thermal baths
      Total relaxation  -  The hotel boasts its own stretch of private beach
      Restrictions on children  -  Must be arranged with the hotel
      Views  -  Wonderful views over the lake

      The hotel offers relaxing rooms filled with calming natural palettes. Modernist design, private balconies and a peaceful garden with a small jetty. Enjoy lunch on the terrace or cocktails at the sun loungers. Organise exciting day trips and fine dining restaurants with the hotel concierge. See More

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    • Hotel Locanda del Benaco Salò 13 rooms from €120

      Local exploring  -  In an area, home to many high end shops and restaurants
      Back to Nature  -  Rooms offer wonderful views of the lake and mountains
      Birdwatching  -  Home to a wide variety of species, be sure to bring a pair of binoculars
      Great walks  -  Trails offering beautiful scenery around the hotel

      Rooms with floor to ceiling windows, luxurious bathrooms and hot tubs. An in-house restaurant with a covered patio overlooking the lake. Gorgeous set-up in the best location. Right on the lake within easy reach of town. See More

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    • B&B Villa Principessa Arco 3 rooms from €120

      Local exploring  -  Numerous local eateries out the front door. Bus stations are within walking distance as well
      Families  -  Plenty of outdoor activities for all ages
      Local markets  -  Foto Emmebi di Bresciani Sergio - a shopping mall within walking distance
      Sights nearby  -  The Arco Castle and the Sanctuary of our Lady of Grace are a must visit

      With one and two-bedroomed accommodation it's great for families. White on white decor with traditional artworks. Borrow a bike to get about or enjoy a barbecue on site. Many restaurants located within easy reach. Includes a grand breakfast and wifi. No pool but there is a hot-tub. See More

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    • Hotel Castello Malcesine 36 rooms from €122

      Romantic Break  -  An idyllic lakeside setting complete with a romantic terrace restaurant, a perfect choice for a romantic holiday
      Local exploring  -  Perfectly positioned to enjoy Lake Garda and just a stroll from the historical downtown area
      Sailing  -  Hire a boat and spend the day cruising across the lake
      Sights nearby  -  Visit the the ancient battlements of Castle Scaligero

      A small contemporary hotel on the edge of Lake Garda. Contemporary chic rooms, some with private balconies overlooking the lake. Excellent restaurant and terrace and its own private pebble beach with deck chairs. A good value spot for a romantic holiday, family friendly too. See More

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    • Hotel Laurin Salò 30 rooms from €142

      Foodies  -  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 park
      Sights nearby  -  Salò, Gardone Riviera, Toscolano Maderno, Gargnano and Limone del Garda
      Views  -  Great views from hotel
      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

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    • Relais Rossar Garda 16 rooms from €125

      Active Holiday  -  There are so many different activites to choose from and great storage facilities on site for bikes etc.
      Families  -  With flexible accommodation options this is perfect for families or groups
      Great walks  -  This is lovely walking area from strenuous hikes to a more sedate amble
      Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool open from April to October

      A hot spot for bikers, groups and families - this secluded villa has a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. The peaceful countryside and large garden provide the perfect place to unwind. Bedrooms are spacious and homely- some spread over two floors. Helpful staff can organise excursions. See More

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    • Hotel Villa Rosenhof Gardone Riviera (Lake Garda) 2 rooms from €128

      Groups  -  With just two rooms this is a good option for small groups wanting to rent a hotel in its entirety
      Local exploring  -  Well located for exploring Gardone Riviera and the surrounding area.
      Romantic Break  -  A secluded base ideal for couples looking for a little privacy
      Great walks  -  The Andre Heller Botanic Garden

      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. See More

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    • Pianaura Suites Valpolicella (Veneto) 2 rooms from €130

      Romantic Break  -  With just two luxury suites and no children under 14 it's perfect for an escape for two!
      Country Escape  -  Located amongst the rolling vineyards of Valollicella - close to Lake Garda
      Sights nearby  -  Spend a day in Verona, just 20 mins drive
      Restrictions on children  -  Above the age of 14 are permitted
      Recommended by  -  I Escape

      Up in the Valpolicella hills lies this luxuriously converted 17th century stone house. With a gorgeous terraced garden, plunge pool and stylish bedrooms - it is a delight. The hosts, Mara and Filippo have good local knowledge and are more than happy to recommend activities and restaurants nearby. See More

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    • Villa Sostaga Gargnano 19 rooms from €130

      Active Holiday  -  Lake Garda makes an excellent base for sports enthusiasts with sailing, hiking, golf and cycling opportunities in the area
      Local exploring  -  A charming spot from which to explore the delights of Lake Garda
      Historic  -  The property was once the home of the Feltrinelli counts
      Views  -  From its elevated position you get fab views over Lake Garda
      Recommended by  -  Sawdays

      Surrounded by 40 acres and overlooking Lake Garda, this charming villa was once an old hunting lodge. The bedrooms have a unique homely feel with antique furniture and are all individually named. Enjoy the elegant art nouveau dining room which gives a refined noble feel to this charming retreat. See More

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    • Hotel Bellerive, Salo Salò (Lake Garda) 46 rooms from €151

      Foodies  -  Restaurant '100km' is a concept by Fred Plotkin, using products sourced within this distance. Olive oil & wine tours and tasting
      Families  -  Apartments are big enough for the whole family, with kitchens to make picnics. Boat trips on Lake Garda, swimming and cycling
      Sights nearby  -  Brescia and Verona, between Venice and Milan, between the Dolomites and the sea
      Sailing  -  Minutes from the hotel
      Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel

      A delightful hotel overlooking Lake Garda. Large stylish rooms and apartments, many with views. Outdoor pool, and fantastic Italian concept cuisine. Sailing, golf and opera nearby. Gourmet, family friendly, all in a romantic location. See More

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    • Mod 05 Sandra, Lake Garda 36 rooms from €159

      Eco break  -  Using power saving lights, solar panels and natural materials this property keeps its carbon footprint down
      City Style  -  A chic and modern property close the historic Lake Garda
      Local exploring  -  Equidistant between Lake Garda and Verona
      Sights nearby  -  Visit the charming city of Verona

      A contemporary hotel with minimal interiors set in peaceful gardens just a short drive from Lake Garda. Bedrooms are simple and walls are adorned with modern Italian art pieces. Situated between Lake Garda and Verona, this is an ideal spot for anyone looking to visit nearby villages and attractions. 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

      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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    • La Finestra Sul Fiume Valeggio Sul Mincio, Lake Garda 5 rooms from €140

      Back to Nature  -  Nestled between the Mincio river and Lake Garda, this is a a scenic spot for an escape to nature
      Groups  -  With just four rooms this is a great option to rent out in its entirety
      Total relaxation
      Sailing  -  Hire a boat and spend the day cruising across Lake Garda
      Recommended 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

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    • B&B Corte Castello Bardolino 3 rooms from €140

      Country Escape  -  A charming country house set in beautiful countryside, ideal for an authentic rural Italian escape
      Local exploring  -  Ideal for exploring the area surrounding Lake Garda
      Great walks  -  Beautiful walks in the nearby Parco Natura Viva
      Sights nearby  -  Visit the nearby Sirmione Castle

      Delightful rural hotel wrapped in rustic charm. The Castello's traditional interiors are conserved with antique furniture and elegant wooden beds. Surrounded by rolling vineyards, it's perfect for a quiet hotel within easy reach of Lake Garda. See More

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    • Gardesana Torri del Benaco 34 rooms from €140

      Local exploring  -  Offering a great location overlooking the lake and with views of the castle, this is the perfect spot to explore from
      Foodies  -  Regional dishes are served on the terrace restaurant
      Fishing  -  Fishing excursions nearby
      Sights nearby  -  Verona 40 minutes drive

      Excellent food and comfortable, simple rooms in Garda's showpiece fishing village. Perfectly positioned in a charming little port, it's a very romantic spot for a good value break. Homely and ideal for local exploring. See More

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    • Maison Resola Valeggio sul Mincio, Lake Garda 5 rooms from €140

      Romantic Break  -  Rustic chic rooms are romantic in style and perfect for a cosy getaway
      Hideaway  -  An off the beaten track location from which to explore the area
      Great walks  -  The Sigurtà Park and Gardens and Parco Naturale del Mincio are close by
      Sights nearby  -  The historical town of Verona is easily accessible for a day out

      A charming 18th century stone guest house on a quaint street just a short drive from Lake Garda and Verona. Bedrooms have been decorated in a contemporary rustic style - exposed stone walls and distressed wooden furniture. A sleepy little riverside town with charming restaurants nearby. See More

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    • Guesthouse Grand View Malcesine (Lake Garda) 5 rooms from €140

      Romantic Break  -  With just five rooms, views to die for and no children allowed, this is perfect for romance
      Total relaxation  -  A charming off the beaten track location offers the chance to completely unwind
      Hideaway  -  A lovely secluded spot in the hills above Malcesine
      Great walks  -  There are paths from the property leading directly down to Lake Garda

      Overlooking Lake Garda with fantastic views from its hillside location, this secluded rustic guesthouse is a relaxing spot, off the beaten track. Simple but stylish bedrooms have either a terrace or balcony for enjoying the views, plus there's an infinity pool in the pretty garden. See More

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    • Hotel Eden, Sirmione Sirmione (Old City) 30 rooms from €144

      Local exploring  -  Right on Lake Garda and just a few minutes walk from the beach and the castle
      Romantic Break  -  Stylish suites with Lake views - ideal for couples
      Great walks  -  Explore the hills surrounding Lake Garda
      Sights nearby  -  Spend a day in nearby Verona

      Hotel Eden offers guests fantastic lake side accomodation with a private sun terrace and relaxed outdoor dining. Bedrooms are air conditioned with simple, contemporary decor - often with lake views. A charming and picturesque spot with great activities on offer in the surrounding area. See More

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    • Porto Vecchio 10 Malcesine 2 rooms from €148

      Active Holiday  -  With the lake offering watersports and the mountains ideal for hikers, this is a perfect spot for active holidaymakers
      Local exploring  -  Perfectly placed for exploring Malsecine and Lake Garda
      Great walks  -  Superb walking in the nearby Monte Baldo range.
      Sights nearby  -  Five minutes walk from Castello Scaligero.

      Set on the cobbled streets of Malcesine, Porto Vecchio 10 is a delightful, small B&B. The original townhouse brims with rejuvenated character and the rooms are cosy and comfortable. With Lake Garda on the doorstep, it's the perfect quiet spot for couples looking for a romantic holiday. See More

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    • Villa Nicolli Riva del Garda, Lake Garda 59 rooms from €149

      Active Holiday  -  With Italy's largest lake infront and mountains behind the area is a veritable playground for adventure enthusiasts.
      Sailing  -  Hire a boat for a day's sailing on the picturesque lake Garda.
      Great walks  -  The hotel is just a nine minute walk from the nearest beach.
      Views  -  Great views from hotel

      A luxury hotel with enviable access to both the mountains and Lake Garda. Elegant rooms feature floor to ceiling windows, striped wallpaper and sink-in-to beds. The restaurant whips up delicious dishes from high quality local produce. The perfect spot for adventure enthusiasts. See More

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    • Hotel Sogno San Felice del Benaco (Lake Garda) 18 rooms from €150

      Foodies  -  Pick this property for the romantic fine dining restaurant that sits on a terrace jutting out over the lake
      Romantic Break  -  Sprawling suites, some with private balconies and Lake views plus in room saunas
      Sights nearby  -  Visit Garda Town
      Lakeside

      Hotel Sogno, in the quiet village of Valtenesi has a gorgeous private beach, small jetty and peaceful dining terrace overlooking the lake. The bedrooms are contemporary yet quaint. Suites have private balconies and even a sauna. Arrange lots of activities through the hotel - a great Lake Garda spot. See More

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    • Corte Guastalla Sona, Lake Garda 6 rooms from €150

      Country Escape  -  Set in beautiful gardens, surrounded by pretty Italian countryside filled with vineyards, this is a charming country escape
      Active Holiday  -  With golf, hiking, watersports and sailing nearby there's plenty to do for everyone
      Sights nearby  -  Lake Garda and Verona are both only 12km away - the largest Italian lake and the city of art - a UNESCO World Heritage Site
      Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool

      Corte Guastalla is all about traditional Verona interiors. Antiques complement the wooden-beamed ceilings and parquet floors, but the rooms are fresh and contemporary. Situated between Lake Garda and Verona it offers a gorgeous base from which to explore city or countryside. See More

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    • Villa Vittoria Gardone Riviera (Lake Garda) 8 rooms from €159

      Local exploring  -  Situated right on Lake Garda with easy access to the art cities of Brescia, Verona, Mantua and Venice
      Total relaxation  -  Sunbathe on the jetty with a good book before diving into the lake for a cool-off
      Romantic Break  -  Elegant rooms and a beautiful lakeside setting add up to a romantic treat
      Sailing  -  Sailing on Lake Garda

      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. See More

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    • Zeno Suites San Zeno di Montagna, Lake Garda 5 rooms from €160

      Views  -  Outstanding views from its hilltop position over Lake Garda
      Hideaway  -  A hilltop hideaway with glorious views over lake garda, perfect for relaxing away from the crowds
      Great walks  -  Scenic walks with lake views
      Swimming Pool  -  12m outdoor heated pool

      This elegant hotel, set in the hills above Lake Garda has a fabulously tranquil swimming pool and large sun terrace with beautiful panoramic views. Each of the five contemporary bedrooms has a private sun deck with loungers. A relaxing refuge. See More

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    • Villa Pioppi Sirmione 7 rooms from €162

      Active Holiday  -  From cultural tours to mountain biking or waterspots, there's plenty to do in the area
      Families  -  Babysitting services, private beach, plus acres of grounds in which to tire them out
      Views  -  Great views from hotel
      Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor

      The elegant Villa Pioppi boasts two hectares of picturesque parkland with swimming pool, a private beach area and extensive sun terrace with views. Spacious air conditioned rooms - some with lake views - feature private balconies. Enjoy outdoor dining or try out the plentiful nearby restaurants. See More

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    • Palazzo Arzaga Calvagese della Riviera, Lake Garda 84 rooms from €170

      Total relaxation  -  Indulge in a round of golf or a day at the spa (or, of course, a combination of the two) to truly unwind
      Romantic Break  -  Indulgent interiors and a fine dining menu makes this a popular choice amongst couples
      Weddings  -  There's a small private chapel for those wanting a picturesque and intimate wedding
      Sailing  -  Sail on nearby Lake Garda

      Palazzo Arzaga boasts vast scenic grounds which include a private golf course, spa and small chapel. Dating back to the 15th century, the hotel has kept some original features - period frescoes, charming cellar with dining and oak beamed ceilings. A delightful spot to relax. See More

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    • Bellevue San Lorenzo Malcesine 52 rooms from €198

      Total relaxation  -  This chic hideway is perfect spot to recharge, with Hammam, sauna and sleepy gardens overlooking the lake.
      Country Escape  -  Surrounded by beautiful gardens, sloping down to the shores of Lake Garda.
      Views  -  Wonderful views of Lake Garda.
      Great walks  -  Walk along the promenade to the picturesque Val di Sogno, a superb spot for lake bathing and water sports.

      Popular belle epoque villa with lovely grounds overlooking the lake. Five Italian Villas with simple traditional rooms. Highlights include outdoor pool, fitness centre and small relaxation spa. Good value for a stunning spot. 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
      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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    • Villa Cordevigo Cavaion Veronese,, Lake Garda 23 rooms from €185

      Total 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 vineyards
      Child friendly  -  Although child friendly, it caters mainly to adult clientele
      Lakeside  -  Close to Lake Garda
      Recommended 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

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    • Tobago Wellness Hotel Garda 18 rooms from €218

      Spa breaks  -  Boasting a Turkish bath, Kneipp hydrotherapy, waterfalls, hot tub baths and much more - totally relaxing
      Romantic Break  -  Couples packages, hot tub baths and a spoiling spa
      Sights nearby  -  Parco Baia delle Sirene
      Views  -  Great views from hotel

      Offering guests a large outdoor pool with sun terrace and an extensive spa facilities. Bedrooms are fitted with contemporary furniture and stylish modern features. All have glorious views of the surrounding lake and hills. Enjoy fresh fish and Italian classics at Tobago's restaurant. See More

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    • Bella Riva Gardone Riviera 23 rooms from €190

      Families  -  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 setting
      Lakeside  -  Direct access on to Lake Garda
      Views  -  Great views from hotel
      Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape

      Dreamily positioned with views over Lake Garda. Contemporary, but still classic, hotel with fabulous rooms and suites, excellent restaurant, bar and pool. Fantastic watersports and activities. A great choice for families, an outdoor holiday, or a romantic break. See More

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    • Locanda San Verolo Costermano, Lake Garda 12 rooms from €195

      Hideaway  -  A tranquil rural setting close to Lake Garda and all its attractions, a great choice for those who want a quiet base
      Wine tasting  -  The popular in house restaurant boasts an impressive wine cellar and friendly waiters happily advise on pairings
      Families  -  A family friendly hotel with babysitting services offered
      Great 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

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    • Hotel Villa del Sogno Gardone Riviera 35 rooms from €196

      Romantic Break  -  A romantic fin de siecle property with gorgeous lake views, beautiful rooms and fine dining.
      Country Escape  -  A grand country escape set in centuries-old parkland
      Views  -  Wonderful views from its lakeside location
      Lakeside  -  Just 100m from the shore of Lake Garda

      An elegant five star villa surrounded by beautiful, manicured gardens on the edge of Lake Garda with outdoor swimming pool and tennis court on site. A choice of two restaurants - relaxed outdoor terrace or smart fine dining. Bedrooms are traditional and stylish with high ceilings and large windows. See More

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    • Villa Fiordaliso 25083 Gardone Riviera 5 rooms from €200

      Sights 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 Garda
      Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux, Fodors

      Very romantic and grand late 19th century, Liberty-style villa with historic interiors and gourmet food. Timeless, traditional rooms with antiques, lakeside views, and lovely gardens and terrace. Intimate and refined. See More

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    • Locanda al Castelletto BS, Lake Garda 4 rooms from €219

      Country Escape  -  On the lake, all rooms offer great views of the Lake Garda and surrounding landscapes
      Local exploring  -  Close by to Campione Del Garda and Limone Del Garda both a 10 minute drive away
      Eco break  -  Carefully restored, an environmentally friendly hotel
      Lively  -  Hip and happening.

      A sweet and cosy four bedroom guesthouse, delightfully decorated. Perched on a hill side rooms boast unobstructed views of Lake Garda, plus wooden floors and elegant furniture. A restaurant serving traditional cuisine and homemade cakes, cheeses and croissants. You'll be tempted to call it home. See More

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    • Villa Arcadio Salò 18 rooms from €240

      Foodies  -  The restaurant is sensational, with four-course taster menus made using produce from the garden
      Total relaxation  -  The quiet lakeside setting and exemplary service makes this a great place to come and unwind
      Great walks  -  Take long walks through the Alto Garda National Park
      Views  -  Stunning views over Lake Garda
      Recommended 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

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    • Grand Hotel Fasano Gardone Riviera 76 rooms from €240

      Total relaxation  -  A gorgeous former hunting lodge located in a secluded spot besides the lake, the perfect place to come and unwind
      Romantic Break  -  With pools to lounge by, elegant rooms and a romantic terrace restaurant, this is a great choice for lovers
      Lakeside  -  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

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    • Dimora Bolsone Gardone Riviera 10 rooms from €250

      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

      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. See More

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    • Locanda San Vigilio Garda 14 rooms from €270

      Writing a novel  -  This enchanting place has been inspiration for many great minds, from Churchill to Napoleon and Laurence Olivier
      Honeymoons  -  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.
      Great walks  -  Wander along the Cypress shaded avenue to the Parco Baia delle Sirene.
      Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels

      Elegant and intimate lakeside hotel, full of character, owned and run by an Italian count. A hotel for 500 years, the property is right on the waterside in a charming location, full of antiques and objets. A very special and relaxed place to stay. See More

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    • Vivere Suites Arco 6 rooms from €275

      Active Holiday  -  In a quiet spot yet with easy access to cultural attractions as well as sailing and watersports opportunities
      Romantic Break  -  Each suite has a private garden and terrace, ideal for couples looking for privacy
      Swimming Pool  -  With panoramic views
      Views  -  Great views from hotel
      Recommended 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

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    • Du Lac et Du Parc Grand Resort Riva del Garda 163 rooms from €304

      Active Holiday  -  Set on the banks of Lake Garda with a sailing club, gym and sports facilities onsite, book this resort for an active break
      Romantic Break  -  With beautiful views over the Italian Lake District, book this hotel for a romantic getaway in a spetacular landscape
      Families  -  Families are well-catered to at this resort, with a Miniclub for children plus lots of family-friendly activities
      Great walks  -  Discover the verdant grounds the resort is situated in on a long walk; ask the hotel to provide a picnic to take with you

      This unique, four-star resort is nestled in the heart of the Italian Lake District on the banks of Lake Garda. The resort offers classic suites and private bungalows, great for a family stay or a romantic break. Discover the region's beautiful lakes through the resort's chic sailing club. See More

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    • Villa Giulia, Gargnano Gargnano 23 rooms from €315

      Honeymoons  -  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.

      Handsome Victorian villa right on the water's edge. Light and airy bedrooms with original decorative flourishes and antiques. Fragrant gardens sloping down to the lakeside. Its unassuming and sophisticated charm transports one to another time. See More

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    • L'Unicorno Bedizzole, Lake Garda 10 rooms from €320

      Foodies  -  The hotel produces a range of organic products, from wine to olive oil; foodies can sample the products in a tasting session
      Local exploring  -  With Lake Garda less than ten minutes' drive away, this hotel is perfectly placed for local exploring in this region
      Country Escape  -  Set on a 16th-century farm in Bedizzole, book this hotel for an authentic Italian country retreat
      Sailing  -  Drive to nearby Lake Garda for excellent sailing opportunities; ask the hotel to book a transfer if you prefer

      This hotel is nestled among the vineyards and olive groves of Valtenesi. Guestrooms are located in the carefully restored heritage farmhouse, where selected antiques complement the original terracotta tiles and exposed beams. Do a tasting session to sample the hotel's organic wines. See More

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    • Villa Paradiso Gardone Riviera (Lake Garda) 35 rooms from €385

      Spa breaks  -  The spa here is serious business, book in for a week-long bespoke spa and detox programme
      Total relaxation  -  A discrete luxury property set right on the lake, the perfect place to come and unwind
      Sights nearby  -  Spend a day in the beautiful city of Verona
      Sailing  -  Sail on Lake Garda
      Recommended by  -  Tablet

      A relaxation and well-being destination of choice - Villa Paradiso offers 7 day bespoke clinical treatment programs. Warm and elegant bedrooms are designed in a contemporary style that complements the traditional Italian country house. A grand hallway entrance and chic fine dining. See More

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    • Lefay Resort & Spa Gargnano 90 rooms from €398

      Spa breaks  -  Beyond the spa itself (which is superb) there are multiple pools, saunas and meditation gardens
      Total relaxation  -  The mountain location, overlooking Lake Garda, makes this a serene spot to come and relax
      Private Hot Tub  -  Royal pool & spa suite has a private hot tub & infinity pool
      Kids Club  -  Daily club for children aged from 3 - 12
      Recommended by  -  Tablet, Kiwi Collection, Small Luxury Hotels

      Spectacular spa resort overlooking Lake Garda from its hilltop perch. Rooms and suites in contemporary design with private hot tubs and sun decks. Excellent organic restaurant, swimming pools, meditation gardens and parklands for roaming. Designed for total relaxation. See More

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    • Villa Cortine Palace Sirmione 54 rooms from €443

      Total 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.
      Swimming Pool  -  Heated outdoor swimming pool with outstanding lake views.

      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. Super romantic, if you like historic charm. See More

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    • Relais La Speranzina Sirmione 3 rooms from €485

      Romantic Break  -  Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be held on the terrace overlooking Lake Garda, but you can eat in bed if you want more intimacy.
      Total relaxation  -  Spa and sauna facilities on-site, and massages are available on request.
      Sights nearby  -  Set in the historic centre of Sirmione.
      Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.

      In the historic centre of Sirmione, with traditional stone exteriors matched with elegant chic interiors. Boasting a bar and restaurant set besides Lake Garda, spa facilities and beautifully-maintained gardens. Rooms are light and spacious and also offer fabulous views. A luxurious stay. See More

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    • LIdo Palace Riva del Garda 42 rooms from €507

      Spa breaks  -  The spa includes an indoor-outdoor pool divided by a large glass pane, suanas, a salt room and excellent treatment menu
      Foodies  -  There are two restaurants, one a laid-back Mediterranean offering and then there's superb formal Il Re della Busa
      Honeymoons
      5* 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

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    • Villa Feltrinelli Gargnano 21 rooms from €950

      Foodies  -  The elegant restaurant serves up superlative Italian cuisine in an undeniably romantic setting & has two Michelin stars
      Romantic Break  -  The ultimate treat for yourself and a loved one
      Great walks  -  Plenty of scenic walking routes nearby
      Swimming Pool  -  Lovely Outdoor Heated Pool
      Recommended by  -  Kiwi Collection, Fodors

      Ultimate luxury lakeside hotel in an historic house. Like staying in a private home, full of aristocratic heritage, with restored interiors and antiques, beautiful fabrics and paintings. Gourmet dining, a perfect honeymoon escape for those that can afford it. See More

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