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About Lake Garda
Lake Garda is one of the most beautiful spots in Europe, a long, narrow body of glittering water, framed by the Dolomites, and neat vine rows. It’s sun drenched and littered with elegant resort towns, created for centuries of well-to-do visitors. Poets, writers and artists have been drawn here, amongst the powerful and monied, and have extolled the region’s beauty to the rest of us. Today Lake Garda is on the itinerary of many an Italy-bound traveller. Which means the accommodation options along Lake Garda’s shore have evolved from just traditional properties and very grand hotels, to include converted villas, charming guesthouses and B&Bs, state-of-the-art spa hotels, farmhouses, restaurants with rooms, and apartment hotels. Our pick of the best places to stay on Lake Garda includes many a room with a view, properties with exceptional lake access, pools that float on Lake Garda, and gorgeous terrace bars.
Some of our Lake Garda Collections:
- The Best Family Hotels on Lake Garda
- The Best Luxury Hotels on Lake Garda
- Lake Garda's Best B&Bs
- The Best Hotels on Lake Garda for Walking Holidays
- The Best Hotels on Lake Garda for Foodies
- The Best Value Hotels on Lake Garda
- The Most Romantic Hotels on Lake Garda
Some experts recommend the whole Lake Garda region. Others are a bit more specific with their advice, promoting Lake Garda's southern regions, especially the two bays sheltered by the spectacular Sirmione peninsula, to honeymooners, romantics, foodies, history buffs and photographers — this area is where you’ll find some of the hotels with the most spectacular views. Lake Garda’s northern shores, radiating outwards from Riva del Garda, Torbole and Limone, they recommend for sailing and other wind and water sports. There are beaches littered all along the lakeshore, and plenty of good value accommodation to be found at both ends of the lake too, but if pushed, our Gurus recommend Bardolino for families.
But don't forget that this region gets extremely busy during the peak summer months. So if you want to guarantee a room in one of the best places to stay in Lake Garda, you'll need to get organised and plan well ahead.
The Best Places to Stay on Lake Garda
For the Album
- The 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.
- 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.
For the Views
- The Bellevue San Lorenzo sits high on the flanks of Monte Baldo. It's 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.
- Hotel du Lac enjoys a wonderful lake-side location, just outside Gargnano. This period Venetian style villa offers just twelve classically styled rooms — six have lake views and private balconies — plus a lovely breakfasting terrace which almost hovers above the water.
- The Gardenia al Lago, sister property to the Hotel Du Lac, is in a similarly impressive lakeside location, and here you'll find an elegant small hotel — only seven bedrooms — filled with period furnishings. There’s also a charming sun terrace and restaurant overlooking the water.
- 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.
For a Special Occasion
- 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.
- 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.
For Waterside Access
- 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.
- 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 Hotel Laurin, near Salò is Lake Garda perfection: elegant 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.
- 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!
For a Lake Break
- Gardesana is simple and charming, with excellent views of the bustling little harbour and an excellent restaurant. In Torri del Benaco, one of Lake Garda's prettiest Verona side fishing villages,
For Great Value
- The Villa Vittoria is a graceful villa set amongst palm trees in Gardone Riviera. It has eight large bedrooms, with chic, white interiors, beamed ceilings and Persian rugs. There’s also communal living and dining areas.
- 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. Breakfasts are hearty and included in the price.
- 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 are plenty of facilities for outdoor adventures close by.
Prefer a Self-catering Apartment or 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.
- Lake Garda is between 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 summer high season you should expect full hotels and reservations required for the most popular restaurants — but this is a 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.
Still not sure where to stay?
- You could consider our Guru’s recommendations for the Best Hotels with a View on Lake Garda. the Best Family Hotels on Lake Garda or the Best Budget hotels on Lake Garda
- Or you could refine your search by location, and seek out the best places to stay in Riva del Garda, or the best places to stay in Limone for example.
- You could expand your search to include Lake Como, Lake Iseo, Lake Orta, Lake Lugano or Lake Maggiore
- Alternatively, you could contact one of our friendly gurus for personalised advice.
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Best Hotels in Lake Garda
Hotel Gardenia al Lago Villa di Gargnano 25 rooms from $145Active Holiday - Activities on the lake: sailing, diving, kayaking. On dry land, choice of walking tours and riding, plus fishing in Lake GardaSights 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 tracksSailing - Historic Gargano's Sailing Club; Garda Yachting CharterRecommended 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
Hotel du Lac, Gargnano Villa di Gargnano 12 rooms from $149Local exploring - Gargnano is a great base for exploring all of Lake GardaLakeside - Right on the shores of Lake GardaGreat walks - There are lots of paths for walkers of all abilities and once a week the hotel hosts a guided excursionSpa - 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
Corte Mantovani Colà di Lazise, Lake Garda 6 rooms from $78Value 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 offerGreat walks - There are plenty of good walking and hiking routes close by suitable for all abillitiesSights 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
Locanda Agli Angeli Gardone Riviera 9 rooms from $89Foodies - The family-run restaurant spills out onto the square where regional dishes are served up with alot of love and careTraditional - A charming traditional property perfect for an authentic and homely stayGreat walks - Get out into the countryside and explore the many walking trailsViews - Great views from hotel
Osteria Antico Brolo Gardone Riviera 4 rooms from $92Value chic - Seriously good value with standard rooms from only €70 per night B&BLocal exploring - A chic base for exploring Gardone Riviera and Lake GardaFoodies - Sample the delights of the on site gourmet restaurantFamilies - One of the suites can accommodate up to 4 people
Gorgeous restaurant with rooms in Gardone Riviera. Enter through a charming courtyard with arched stone gateways and traditional oak doors. Chic all-white bedrooms and suites with exposed beams complemented with period furnishings. Eat delicious dinners at the on site osteria. A perfect base! See More
B&B Big Sur Gardone Riviera 3 rooms from $94Less £ - 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 schoolsSights nearby - Visit Verona for the dayLakeside - 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
La Dimora del Garda Colombare di Sirmione 4 rooms from $100Value chic - This part of the world is not cheap, and here you have great value and plenty of styleLocal exploring - Whether by bike or on foot, Lake Garda and its attractions are moments awayGreat walks - Enjoy walks in the surrounding hillsSailing - 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
Da Gianni Arco 13 rooms from $100Total relaxation - A spa providing massages, wellness therapies such as reflexology, and beauty treatmentsBack to Nature - Located in a picturesque setting in Chiarano, under the slopes of Castle ArchLocal exploring - A bus stop next door has frequent buses connecting to the centre of townGreat 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
B&B Loggia Marti Gargnano (Lake Garda) 4 rooms from $100Active Holiday - There are loads of outdoors activities in the area from walking and cycling to watersports on the lakeLocal exploring - The property is ideally located for exploring the gorgeous Lake GardaGreat walks - Parco regionale dell'Alto Garda BrescianoSights 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
Il Mosaico B&B Colombare di Sirmione 6 rooms from $102Value chic - Modern, luxurious accommodation at a steal of a priceRomantic Break - Adults only hotel makes it ideal for visiting couplesLocal exploring - Great central location for exploring on footRestrictions 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
Relais Colle San Giorgio Bardolino (Loc. Fontanadino 1) 6 rooms from $106Local exploring - Close by to Bardolino, known for its local wines, gastronomic events and famed restaurants and shopsTotal relaxation - Enjoy complete bliss at this lake facing hotel surrounded by olive trees and vineyardsGreat walks - At the prominent Rocca, a headland wonderful viewsSights nearby - Close by to the Camaldolese friars monastery
Palazzo Novello Montichiari 18 rooms from $106Active Holiday - From golf to a wide-range of watersports there's plenty to do in the area for sports enthusiastsRomantic Break - Romantic rooms feature four poster beds draped in muslinSights 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
Tenuta Le Sorgive Solferino, Lake Garda 12 rooms from $111Families - 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 poolFull of characterRecommended 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
Bianca Leo B&B Bardolino (Affi) 3 rooms from $111Country Escape - Surrounded by olive trees, lavender and rosemary, the house's sympathetic architecture is in harmony with its surroundingsEco break - Photovoltaic system, heating of water with solar thermal panels, air conditioning with heat pump and geothermal systemSights nearby - Located 10 minutes from the centre of Verona and historical monuments such as the Arena, The Roman Theatre and art galleriesLocal 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
Villa San Pietro Montichiari (Lombardy) 3 rooms from $111Sights nearby - Right in the centre of mediaeval Montichiari and only 20mins from Lake GardaCooking classes - Learn the art of traditional Italian cuisine from owner AnnaSwimming Pool - There is an olympic sized pool just 2 mins walk awayTennis - Communal tennis courts in MontichiariRecommended 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
Casa Alla Lega Arco 10 rooms from $122Foodies - Hosting the oldest restaurant in the town, this hotel offers guests an entry point to the rich cuisine of this region of ItalyLocal exploring - With an unbeatable location in the centre of Arco, this hotel is a great base for local exploring in and around Lake GardaCountry Escape - Set in the the charming town of Arco on the banks of Lake Garda, this hotel makes a tranquil escape to the countrysideGreat 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
Hotel Elda Ledro, Lake Garda 17 rooms from $125Country Escape - Set in beautiful countryside at the foot of the Dolomites this is a perfect country escapeEco 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
Active & Family Gioiosa Riva del Garda 34 rooms from $129Families - Families are at the heart of this hotel, with suites, activities and facilities designed to accommodate parents with childrenCountry Escape - Set in the beautiful natural landscape of the Italian Lake District, book this hotel for a peaceful escape to the countrysideActive Holiday - With a range of daily excursions available, from cycling to trekking and canyoning, choose this hotel for an active getawayViews - 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
Garni Gianmartin Limone (Lake Garda) 7 rooms from $132Back to Nature - Located overlooking Lake Garda and the surrounding mountains, this is a superb escape to natureActive Holiday - Find a wide range of activities to choose from including sailing, hiking and mountain bikingSights nearby - Visit the historic town of VeronaViews - 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
AQVA Boutique Hotel Sirmione 18 rooms from $133Local exploring - Just 600m from Scaligero Castle and within walking distance of Sirmione’s thermal bathsTotal relaxation - The hotel boasts its own stretch of private beachRestrictions on children - Must be arranged with the hotelViews - 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
Hotel Locanda del Benaco Salò 13 rooms from $133Local exploring - In an area, home to many high end shops and restaurantsBack to Nature - Rooms offer wonderful views of the lake and mountainsBirdwatching - Home to a wide variety of species, be sure to bring a pair of binocularsGreat walks - Trails offering beautiful scenery around the hotel
Hotel Castello Malcesine 36 rooms from $136Romantic Break - An idyllic lakeside setting complete with a romantic terrace restaurant, a perfect choice for a romantic holidayLocal exploring - Perfectly positioned to enjoy Lake Garda and just a stroll from the historical downtown areaSailing - Hire a boat and spend the day cruising across the lakeSights 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
Hotel Laurin Salò 30 rooms from $158Foodies - Garda Food and Wine Trail & Strada dei Vini e Sapori del Garda: visits to about 100 producers (wineries, oil mills, cheeses).Families - Swimming and Lake Garda to explore by boat. Many child friendly sights in the area, such as movie studio and safari parkSights nearby - Salò, Gardone Riviera, Toscolano Maderno, Gargnano and Limone del GardaSailing - Can be booked nearby.Recommended by - CN Traveller
A stunning hotel on the shore of Lake Garda. Rooms and suites in a 20th century villa are elegant, with parquet floors and all mod cons. Frescoes and art nouveau furniture. Excellent authentic cuisine, pool and shady gardens. An idyllic choice, and perfect for a family holiday. See More
Relais Rossar Garda 16 rooms from $139Active 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 groupsGreat walks - This is lovely walking area from strenuous hikes to a more sedate ambleSwimming 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
Pianaura Suites Valpolicella (Veneto) 2 rooms from $145Romantic 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 GardaSights nearby - Spend a day in Verona, just 20 mins driveRestrictions on children - Above the age of 14 are permittedRecommended 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
Villa Sostaga Gargnano 19 rooms from $145Active Holiday - Lake Garda makes an excellent base for sports enthusiasts with sailing, hiking, golf and cycling opportunities in the areaLocal exploring - A charming spot from which to explore the delights of Lake GardaHistoric - The property was once the home of the Feltrinelli countsViews - From its elevated position you get fab views over Lake GardaRecommended 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
Hotel Bellerive, Salo Salò (Lake Garda) 46 rooms from $168Foodies - Restaurant '100km' is a concept by Fred Plotkin, using products sourced within this distance. Olive oil & wine tours and tastingFamilies - Apartments are big enough for the whole family, with kitchens to make picnics. Boat trips on Lake Garda, swimming and cyclingSights nearby - Brescia and Verona, between Venice and Milan, between the Dolomites and the seaSailing - Minutes from the hotelRecommended by - Michelin Travel
Mod 05 Sandra, Lake Garda 36 rooms from $177Eco break - Using power saving lights, solar panels and natural materials this property keeps its carbon footprint downCity Style - A chic and modern property close the historic Lake GardaLocal exploring - Equidistant between Lake Garda and VeronaSights 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
Corte delle Cicale Bardolino (Lake Garda) 3 rooms from $156Hideaway - 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 stayGreat walks - There is lovely walking on the doorstep from serious hiking routes to paths for a gentle ambleSights 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
La Finestra Sul Fiume Valeggio Sul Mincio, Lake Garda 5 rooms from $156Back 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
Gardesana Torri del Benaco 34 rooms from $156Local 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
Maison Resola Valeggio sul Mincio, Lake Garda 5 rooms from $156Romantic Break - Rustic chic rooms are romantic in style and perfect for a cosy getawayHideaway - An off the beaten track location from which to explore the areaGreat walks - The Sigurtà Park and Gardens and Parco Naturale del Mincio are close bySights 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
Guesthouse Grand View Malcesine (Lake Garda) 5 rooms from $156Romantic Break - With just five rooms, views to die for and no children allowed, this is perfect for romanceTotal relaxation - A charming off the beaten track location offers the chance to completely unwindHideaway - A lovely secluded spot in the hills above MalcesineGreat 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
Hotel Eden, Sirmione Sirmione (Old City) 30 rooms from $160Local exploring - Right on Lake Garda and just a few minutes walk from the beach and the castleRomantic Break - Stylish suites with Lake views - ideal for couplesGreat walks - Explore the hills surrounding Lake GardaSights 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
Porto Vecchio 10 Malcesine 2 rooms from $165Active Holiday - With the lake offering watersports and the mountains ideal for hikers, this is a perfect spot for active holidaymakersLocal exploring - Perfectly placed for exploring Malsecine and Lake GardaGreat 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
Villa Nicolli Riva del Garda, Lake Garda 59 rooms from $166Active Holiday - With Italy's largest lake in front 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
Hotel Sogno San Felice del Benaco (Lake Garda) 18 rooms from $167Foodies - Pick this property for the romantic fine dining restaurant that sits on a terrace jutting out over the lakeRomantic Break - Sprawling suites, some with private balconies and Lake views plus in room saunasTennis - Tennis Court for useSights nearby - Visit Garda Town
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
Corte Guastalla Sona, Lake Garda 6 rooms from $167Country Escape - Set in beautiful gardens, surrounded by pretty Italian countryside filled with vineyards, this is a charming country escapeActive Holiday - With golf, hiking, watersports and sailing nearby there's plenty to do for everyoneSights nearby - Lake Garda and Verona are both only 12km away - the largest Italian lake and the city of art - a UNESCO World Heritage SiteSwimming 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
Villa Vittoria Gardone Riviera (Lake Garda) 8 rooms from $177Local exploring - Situated right on Lake Garda with easy access to the art cities of Brescia, Verona, Mantua and VeniceTotal relaxation - Sunbathe on the jetty with a good book before diving into the lake for a cool-offRomantic Break - Elegant rooms and a beautiful lakeside setting add up to a romantic treatSailing - 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
Zeno Suites San Zeno di Montagna, Lake Garda 5 rooms from $178Views - Outstanding views from its hilltop position over Lake GardaHideaway - A hilltop hideaway with glorious views over lake garda, perfect for relaxing away from the crowdsGreat walks - Scenic walks with lake viewsSwimming Pool - 12m outdoor heated pool
Villa Pioppi Sirmione 7 rooms from $180Active Holiday - From cultural tours to mountain biking or waterspots, there's plenty to do in the areaFamilies - Babysitting services, private beach, plus acres of grounds in which to tire them outViews - Great views from hotelSwimming 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
Palazzo Arzaga Calvagese della Riviera, Lake Garda 84 rooms from $189Total relaxation - Indulge in a round of golf or a day at the spa (or, of course, a combination of the two) to truly unwindRomantic Break - Indulgent interiors and a fine dining menu makes this a popular choice amongst couplesWeddings - There's a small private chapel for those wanting a picturesque and intimate weddingSailing - 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
Bellevue San Lorenzo Malcesine 52 rooms from $220Total 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.
Prati Palai Bardolino 8 rooms from $200Country Escape - Established country house set atop a hill with far reaching viewsRestrictions on children - Children under the age of 16 not permittedGreat walks - Take a walk through the Olive grovesSights nearby - Verona is a 30 min drive awayRecommended 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
Villa Cordevigo Cavaion Veronese, Lake Garda 23 rooms from $206Total 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
Tobago Wellness Hotel Garda 18 rooms from $242Spa breaks - Boasting a Turkish bath, Kneipp hydrotherapy, waterfalls, hot tub baths and much more - totally relaxingRomantic Break - Couples packages, hot tub baths and a spoiling spaSights nearby - Parco Baia delle SireneViews - 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
Bella Riva Gardone Riviera 23 rooms from $211Families - 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
L'Unicorno Bedizzole, Lake Garda 10 rooms from $217Foodies - The hotel produces a range of organic products, from wine to olive oil; foodies can sample the products in a tasting sessionLocal exploring - With Lake Garda less than ten minutes' drive away, this hotel is perfectly placed for local exploring in this regionCountry Escape - Set on a 16th-century farm in Bedizzole, book this hotel for an authentic Italian country retreatSailing - 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
Locanda San Verolo Costermano, Lake Garda 12 rooms from $217Hideaway - 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
Hotel Villa del Sogno Gardone Riviera 35 rooms from $218Romantic 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 parklandRestaurant - Gourmet restaurant and more relaxed poolside diningViews - Wonderful views from its lakeside location
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
Villa Fiordaliso 25083 Gardone Riviera 5 rooms from $222Sights 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 al Castelletto BS, Lake Garda 4 rooms from $243Country Escape - On the lake, all rooms offer great views of the Lake Garda and surrounding landscapesLocal exploring - Close by to Campione Del Garda and Limone Del Garda both a 10 minute drive awayEco break - Carefully restored, an environmentally friendly hotelRomantic - Good for couples.
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
Villa Arcadio Salò 18 rooms from $267Foodies - 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
Grand Hotel Fasano Gardone Riviera 76 rooms from $267Total 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
Locanda San Vigilio Garda 14 rooms from $300Writing 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
Vivere Suites Arco 6 rooms from $306Active 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
Dimora Bolsone Gardone Riviera 10 rooms from $318Romantic Break - Pools with a view, romantic al fresco dining and gorgeous suitesSights nearby - Next door to Vittoriale Degli Italiani, the last magnificent home of poet Gabriele DíAnnunzioGreat walks - Maps available. Walks suitable for all from gentle strolls to more adventurous hikes.Views - View over Lake GardaRecommended by - Michelin Travel
Du Lac et Du Parc Grand Resort Riva del Garda 163 rooms from $338Active Holiday - Set on the banks of Lake Garda with a sailing club, gym and sports facilities onsite, book this resort for an active breakRomantic Break - With beautiful views over the Italian Lake District, book this hotel for a romantic getaway in a spetacular landscapeFamilies - Families are well-catered to at this resort, with a Miniclub for children plus lots of family-friendly activitiesGreat 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
Villa Giulia, Gargnano Gargnano 23 rooms from $350Honeymoons - 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 Paradiso Gardone Riviera (Lake Garda) 35 rooms from $428Spa breaks - The spa here is serious business, book in for a week-long bespoke spa and detox programmeTotal relaxation - A discrete luxury property set right on the lake, the perfect place to come and unwindAll inclusive - Price quoted is on a full board basis, including all meals, treatments and therapiesSights nearby - Spend a day in the beautiful city of VeronaRecommended 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
Lefay Resort & Spa Gargnano 90 rooms from $442Spa breaks - Beyond the spa itself (which is superb) there are multiple pools, saunas and meditation gardensTotal relaxation - The mountain location, overlooking Lake Garda, makes this a serene spot to come and relaxPrivate Hot Tub - Royal pool & spa suite has a private hot tub & infinity poolKids Club - Daily club for children aged from 3 - 12Recommended by - Tablet, Kiwi Collection, Small Luxury Hotels
Villa Cortine Palace Sirmione 54 rooms from $492Total 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 $564Spa 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
Relais La Speranzina Sirmione 3 rooms from $799Romantic 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.Views - Great views from hotel
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
Villa Feltrinelli Gargnano 21 rooms from $1056Foodies - 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