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Grand Hotel Gardone - Luxury holidays to the Italian Lakes

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  • About this holiday

    The Grand Hotel Gardone is one of the most prestigious destinations on the Gardone Riviera. Originally popular with names such as Gabriele d'Annunzio, Winston Churchill, Mussolini, and Somerset Maugham, it is not hard to discover the abundant charms of this stunning property. The classical style of each of the bedrooms complements the breath-taking views across the lake, while bringing to mind the hotel's illustrious history as the first hotel ever built on the Gardone Riviera. Spend your days enjoying the views from the private promenade, relaxing in the Piano Bar or by the pool, and dining by candlelight, accompanied by vintage wines.

    The journey and how you get there


    Included in your holiday

    Italian Expressions includes scheduled flights, hire car and accommodation with bed and buffet breakfast. Private transfers are also possible.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices for the Grand Hotel Gardone, Lake Garda are per person based on two people sharing a Double room with partial lake or street view.
    From £1180 for 7 nights
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Special Offers

    • Italy 2019 autumn early booking offer
      Book a holiday of at least 7 nights to Italy by 31 August 2019 for stays between now and 31 December 2019 and receive a reduction of £50 per person.
    • Italy 2020 early booking offer
      Book a holiday of at least 10 nights to Italy by 30 September 2019 for stays between 1 April and 30 September 2020 and receive a reduction of £100 per person.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    The Grand Hotel Gardone on the Gardone Riviera offers classical elegance amidst a historic Lake Garda setting.

    Hotel description

    The first hotel to be built on the shores of Lake Garda, the Grand Hotel Gardone dates back to 1884 and embodies the elegance and style of a bygone era. Boasting majestic views over the lake, this stunning property enjoys a prominent position in the centre of the Gardone Riviera. Starting life as a popular winter resort, the Grand Hotel Gardone grew in reputation throughout the 20th century, attracting nobility and intellectuals from all over Europe including King George of Saxony, writer and poet, Gabriele d’Annunzio, Winston Churchill, Benito Mussolini and playwright and novelist, Somerset Maugham. Remaining to this day one of the most prestigious and refined destinations on the Gardone Riviera, the Grand Hotel Gardone fuses the classic elegance of its illustrious past with the practicalities and convenience of modern-day living. The majority benefitting from a private balcony, most of the 167 rooms overlook the lake, with just a handful facing on to the street or verdant gardens, shaded by palms and magnolia trees. Decorated in a style befitting the heritage and grandeur of the hotel, rooms are classically appointed with air conditioning, satellite TV and en-suite marble bathrooms. The elegance continues through to the main restaurant which is decorated in airy, neutral tones with a large veranda overlooking the lake. Here, you’ll enjoy breakfast and an extensive dinner menu accompanied by buffet-style salads, cheeses and desserts. The poolside Lemon Garden meanwhile provides a romantic and atmospheric setting for dinner by candlelight, where the menu showcases the finest Italian and international cuisine, accompanied by a handpicked wine list of over 100 different vintages. For a more casual drinks and dining environment, the Pool Bar serves light lunches, snacks and cocktails whilst Winnie’s Piano Bar pays homage to one of its most famous guests, with live music accompanying post-dinner drinks. The Grand Hotel Gardone's heated outdoor pool and sun terrace overlook the lake, with further relaxation opportunities available in the sauna, Turkish bath, whirlpool, not to mention a wealth of beauty, massage and wellness treatments. Or you might just simply like to stroll along the 300-metre private lakeside promenade, taking in the glorious vistas of this most tranquil and refined setting.


    Gardone Riviera, Lake Garda

    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    12 April to 20 October

    Distance from airport

    35 minutes from Brescia airport, 48 miles/1 hour from Verona airport, 131 miles/1 hour, 20 minutes from Milan Linate Airport.

    Closest airport

    Room types

    Grand Hotel Gardone offers 167 rooms and suites each with bath or shower and wc, air conditioning, satellite TV, safe, mini-bar, telephone, bathrobes and slippers.
    Single room with lake view and balcony.
    Standard double room with partial lake view or street view.
    Classic double with lake view or garden view.
    Superior double or twin room with lake view and balcony.
    Junior Suite with lake view, balcony and sitting area.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Grand Hotel restaurant, Lemon Garden restaurant, pool bar, Winnie’s piano bar, 24-hour reception, 300-metre lakefront promenade, jetty, heated outdoor swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, steam bath, small wellness and beauty centre, beauty treatments and massages, laundry service, WiFi, babysitting on request, secured parking (Euros 14 per 24 hours).

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Historic villas of Lake Garda, only visible from the lake, Villa Vittoriale, Local vineyards and olive mill tastings, Salò with its magnificent 15th-century cathedral, Rocca of Manerba, the thermal baths of Sirmione, Grotte di Catullo, the Riviera dei Limoni, Verona’s lovely gardens and festivals.

    Sports nearby

    Numerous golf courses, tennis club (300 metres), horse riding (5km), running track and gym (300 metres), windsurfing (10km), kite surfing (15km).


    Children are welcome and children 6 years old and younger stay free on B&B basis when sharing with 2 adults.

    Minimum stays

    Other information

    Gated parking is available at a charge per 24 hours.

    Small dogs are permitted at the hotel at a charge but must be less than 50cm in height. 

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