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Palace Hotel Villa Cortine - Luxury holidays to the Italian Lakes

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  • About this holiday

    The formidable neo-classical façade of this five-star hotel opens up into a magnificent palatial interior. Chandeliers light each of the comfortable downstairs rooms, and the luxurious grandeur of the furnishings is continued into the elegant rooms. Through the trees, this hotel has excellent views of Lake Garda, and is perfectly placed in Sirmione for exploration of Scaligera Castle and the rest of the peaceful, historic waterfront.

    The journey and how you get there


    On-site parking and WiFi

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes return scheduled flights from London, dinner, bed and buffet breakfast and hire-car. Private transfer possible.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard Double Room.
    From £1790 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

    • Honeymoon Offer(4)
      All couples staying at the hotel for their honeymoon will receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and fruit basket in their room upon arrival.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    A top-quality hotel combining a relaxing atmosphere and excellent service.

    Hotel description

    The Palace Hotel Villa Cortine stands in its own magnificent gardens above Sirmione, with views of Lake Garda across both sides of the peninsula. Sirmione has been valued as an exceptional site since Roman times and the Villa Cortine, in a strict neo-classical style with great columns supporting the portico-façade, was started at the end of the 19th Century on the instructions of a German count who owned the land. Much of the present hotel was added on after the Second World War. Today the Villa Cortine benefits from years of careful planting and tending of the gardens, and the beautiful grounds are a great highlight, full of conifers, oleanders, pomegranites, rock garden and jasmine in season. In fine weather, guests dine outside on a terrace near the swimming pool. There is a private beach on the lake about 500 metres from the hotel where barbecue lunches are also served in the summer months. The bedrooms are spacious and elegantly but comfortably furnished, with balcony and usually views in the distance, through the trees, of the lake. There is a path from the hotel into Sirmione. (Please book very early for July and August because of the Verona festival).


    Sirmione, Lake Garda

    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    18 April to 19 October.

    Distance from airport

    About two hours from Milan airport, about 45 minutes from Verona.

    Closest airport

    Milan or Verona

    Room types

    Palace Hotel Villa Cortine offers 54 rooms bath and wc, heating, air-conditioning, television, telephone, radio, minibar, WiFi and safe.
    Classic Double or Twin roomwith or without balcony - features garden view, bathroom with bathtub. Maximum occupancy of 2.
    Comfort Double Room - features partial lake view, bathroom with bathtub. Maximum occupancy of 2.
    Superior Double Room - features partial lake view/garden view, bathtub, shower box, and majority have a balcony.
    Junior suite with balcony - features partial lake view/garden view, balcony, large natural daylight bathroom with bath and shower.
    Suite (no balcony) - features either a partial garden view/ partial lake view, daylight large bathroom with bathtub and separate shower.
    Prestige Deluxe Double Room - features full lake view, large terrace, natural daylight bathroom with bathtub and separate shower.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Extensive parkland, Outdoor swimming pool (usually in operation from April to October), Bar service at the pool, 4 Restaurants, Private man-made beach on the lake, Tennis court, Massage, Lift, Car park,  Room service, Baby-sitting, Concierge, Cooking experiences available.


    Water sports

    Boats and motorboats.

    Land sports

    Tennis, Golf.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Il Vittoriale (house of d`Annunzio), Villas and Gardens of Lake Garda, Verona, Site of the battle of Solferino, Attractive lake side drives.

    Sports nearby

    Several Golf course nearby.


    Infants up to 2 years old stay free when sharing bedding with parents. Maximum of 1 extra bed or cot per room, subject to a supplement charge.

    Minimum stays

    Other information

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    • CALL US 01392 441245

      We are open Mon-Fri 9-17.30 Sat 9.30-16.00.


      Let us know a convenient time to call you back to discuss your holiday.


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