Grand Hotel Gardone


Italian Lakes, Lake Garda

  • Situated in the historic centre of Gardone on the shores of Lake Garda
  • Soak up panoramic lake views from the spacious terrace
  • Unwind in the heated pool or find a shady spot in the beautiful gardens
  • Take a trip across to the Lake’s Eastern shore by ferry 


Built in 1884, the Grand Gardone is a historic landmark hotel. The hotel’s glorious yellow façade is an emblem of the region, set in a prime position on the western shore of the lake, the hotel’s art nouveau architecture is just lovely.

The unique mix of great location  and style reminiscing of a bygone era, is undoubtedly why it was one of the most popular stops for the belle époque bourgeoisie. Everyone from Sir Winston Churchill to Vladimir Nabokov stayed here during its heyday. 

The hotel’s sweeping lake views will steal your heart. Whether you are dining on the beautiful terrace, enjoying the heated outside pool or just soaking up the sun, Grand Hotel Gardone’s stunning, uninterrupted lake views are truly amazing.

The hotel has 167 rooms (official rating 4 star) Child prices apply to ages 2-11 years. Minimum stay 3 nights.


Bars & Restaurants

There are two restaurants, one a la carte, that offer local and international dishes, as well as a poolside snack bar and piano bar. 

Giardino dei Limoni

Open 12.30pm - 2pm and 7pm - 9.30pm

The Lemon Garden Restaurant provides a delightful lakeside location for a spot of lunch, or for dining by candlelight in the warm evenings. The a la carte chef’s dishes are paired with recommendations from the extensive wine list, which offers both local favourites and international labels.

Grand Hotel Restaurant

Included With: Bed & Breakfast, Half Board

Open 7am - 10.30am and 7pm - 9.30pm

The Grand Hotel Restaurant spills out onto the lakeside veranda and is included as a half board option. 

Winnie's Piano Bar

Open from 8am - Midnight daily from May - September

A favourite haunt of Sir Winston Churchill, this elegant and comfortable bar offers live music in the evenings.

Winnie's Pool Bar

Open 12pm - 3pm and drinks served from 10am - 6pm  (In high season)

Winnie’s Pool Bar is perfect for a bite of lunch or a cocktail or two by the pool.

Beach & Pools

Swimming Pool

Soak up the Italian sunshine in Grand Hotel Gardone’s exceptional lakeside setting. The 4* hotel in Lake Garda has a superb heated outdoor pool (with to-die-for views), completed by the surrounding solarium, whirlpool, sun loungers and parasols. And even if there’s no ocean, you can still go to the beach! Grand Hotel Gardone’s private jetty allows you to plunge right into that bright, beautiful, blue water.

Spa & Wellness


Enjoy your luxury holiday to its fullest by booking a spa session. Grand Hotel Gardone’s  Wellness Centre is both sophisticated and relaxed. Awaken the senses with a sauna, Turkish bath or gym session. And for that extra bit of R&R, why not book a massage or treatment, and truly pamper yourself.

Parking & Wifi


Parking can be found nearby to the Grand Hotel Gardone, at a rate of €14 per day.

Free Wifi

Free access to WiFi is available throughout the hotel premises.

About the location
Lake Garda - or Lago di Garda as it is known to locals - is one of Italy’s most famous travel destinations. At over 370 sq km, it is Italy’s biggest lake, a fact which can be seen in its diverse landscape. From olive groves and lemon trees in the south to snow-covered alpine peaks in the north, it is easy to see why Lake Garda has been topping travel wish lists for years. 

Gardone Riviera is found on the western shore of the lake. The peaceful town is everything you would expect from iconic Italy. Take a stroll - the famous passeggiata - in the elegant streets or waterfront promenade and simply imbibe in the laid back sophistication that Gardone is famous for. Find a cafe, enjoy a glass of delicious local wine and watch the world go by. 

The town warrants discovery. Head up to Gardone Sopra, a 15-minute walk away, for a chance to visit the historic centre. Not to be missed is Il Vittoriale, the Art Deco estate of the poet and eccentric Gabriele D'Annunzio. Il Vittoriale is exceptionally popular with visitors to Lake Garda, so arrive early to avoid queues.

If you want to visit the surrounding area, the choices are endless: take a bus to the small visit of San Michele just behind the town, and enjoy the breathtaking views on the walk down. Or jump on a ferry and visit the eastern shore of the lake, where you’ll be able to see the Grand Hotel Gardone in its full glory.
Transfer Time
The hotel is 1 hour 15 minutes from Verona airport. Return private transfers included. To change your transfers or book car hire instead, simply call us once you’ve completed your booking.
Twin Classic Front Lake View Balcony

Max 2 Adults

The twin classic rooms are bright and cosy and retain the classic essence of the hotel with their traditional furnishings. Step straight out onto the balcony in the morning for the first lake view of the day. The rooms are available with double or twin beds

Size: 20m²

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Twin Superior Front Lake View & Balcony Room

Max 2 Adults

A step up from the classic, the superior room has a slightly more modern edge to the décor, with a balcony over looking the lake making it perfect for a sunset drink before dinner.

Size: 20m²

Junior Suite Lake View Balcony or Patio

Max 3 Adults

The junior suite is a luxurious space accommodating three people, with a large bathroom and balcony over looking the lake. The elegant interior brings a contemporary edge to Italian tradition and includes a comfortable seating area perfect for a lazy morning coffee.

Size: 30-35m²

Single Lake View & Balcony Room

Max 1 Adult

The single lake view room is a bright and comfortable space for one, with a small balcony. The en suite bathroom contain either a bathtub or  shower. This room is on request so please call to book.

Size: 13m²

Free Night Offer

1 free night for stays of 7 nights or more between the 07 April - 12 May 2023 and 23 September - 21 October 2023.

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TheWonkyone, Swansea, United Kingdom
Tripadvisor review Jan 31 2023
This hotel was fabulous. As a solo traveller was wondering about my room as booked a single. I did not have to worry, it was fabulous. A small double bed with a view to die for overlooking the lake...
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Alan25252525, Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Tripadvisor review Sep 30 2022
Loved our stay here, perfect location, brilliant room with a fantastic view. Staff were all helpful and kept the hotel looking great. The food at breakfast and dinner was all good. The whole building...
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