Chic yet classic, this famed hotel has played host to a number of illustrious guests.

You’ll truly feel part of the region’s history as you soak up the grandeur and style of a more elegant age at the Grand Gardone. Opened in the late 19th Century, this was one of the first hotels on the shores of Lake Garda and today the classic design, which remains true to its past, is complemented by contemporary facilities. It is adjacent to the ferry landing stage giving you easy access to other lakeside villages. A charming promenade runs along the entire length of the hotel and it is from here – and from the swimming pool in the gardens – that you’ll have beautiful lake views.

It is unsurprising that the hotel attracted some high profile guests in its day, most notably Winston Churchill, whom the bar, Winnie’s, is affectionately named after. It has a relaxed ambience with live music and dancing, while the large terrace invites you for al fresco meals. The Lemon Garden is open for lunch and dinner and serves romantic, candlelit dinners with lake views. Close to the hotel there’s a small selection of restaurants, shops and bars.

There aren’t many better ways to wake each morning than with views over the water. The Classic Balcony Lake View Rooms, Superior Balcony Lake View Rooms and Junior Suites Balcony Lake View look over the hotel’s grounds towards the lake. A number of the Superior Balcony Lake View Rooms have been thoughtfully renovated, while the others have a more traditional style. For those travelling as a family, there are interconnecting rooms available.

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Key information

At the heart of the Gardone Riviera, in a lakeside position close to charming cafés and restaurants

Airport transfer time: Approx 1½ hours’ private transfer from Verona airport
Rooms: 167

Good to know

Minimum stays apply. A tourist tax is payable at the hotel.

Accommodation information

167 rooms

Activities

• By day, hop on a local ferry and explore the rest of magnificent Lake Garda* • Treat yourself to a full body massage*.

Dining

Restaurant, bar

What's included

Breakfast in the restaurant.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half Board from £24 • Breakfast and dinner in the restaurant.

*Denotes local charge