Hotel Araba Fenice

Italian Lakes, Lake Iseo

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  • Set on the edge of crystal clear Lake Iseo
  • An elegantly restored 19th Century villa
  • Ideal for couples wanting to explore the area
  • Renowned for its excellent cuisine
Hotel Araba Fenice is set on the sparkling shores of Lake Iseo in northern Italy. It’s ideal for those wanting to relax, with its outdoor swimming pool, excellent restaurant and tranquil ambiance. If you prefer to explore, you’ll find the the small village of Pilzone within a 10 minute walk and further afield the Medieval town of Iseo, a 35 minute walk. Keeping active in Iseo is easy - there’s golf, sailing, cycling, hiking and swimming within easy reach.

Hotel Araba Fenice is set within a 19th Century villa which has been lovingly restored to include modern amenities and elegant touches of history. Enjoy a continental buffet breakfast and rich Italian dinners at the hotel’s restaurant. Delicious northern Italian dishes, including freshwater fish from the lakes, are served on the pretty terrace overlooking Lake Iseo. Each of the rooms is air conditioned and has Sky TV and free Wi-Fi. Upgrade to a lakefront room for spectacular views of the lake and surrounding emerald green hills.

The hotel has 43 rooms (official rating 4 star). Minimum 3 night stay during July and August.


Bars & Restaurants

Bella Iseo Restaurant

The chef of Bella Iseo provides guests with an eclectic mix of fine cuisine using quality ingredients, with recipes centred around local produce including fresh lake fish. 

Offering a menu of the day alongside a taster menu, guests have plenty of choice including a varied selection of home made desserts from the pastry chef to follow. The restaurant also pays special attention to food allergies and intolerances, and is able to detail the composition of food and provide alternatives for guests upon request.

Guests can enjoy the elegance of the main dining room, or during summer months dine al fresco on the terrace overlooking the lake.

The American Bar

Open 7 - 11pm

With its terrace overlooking the lake, the American Bar is the perfect spot to enjoy a sip of sparkling Franciacorta wine with canapés and live music. 

Beach & Pools

Swimming Pool

Activities & Entertainment

Mountain Bike Hire

Payable locally.

Private Mooring For Boats

There is a private moor available.

TV & Reading Room


Parking is available.

About the location

Set on the dramatic southern shore of Lake Iseo, Iseo is one of the Italian Lakes’ best-kept secrets. It's seen far less fame than towns on the larger lakes, making it a great option for an authentic Italian escape.

Set beneath forest-cloaked hills, Iseo is still a relatively small town with an atmospheric historic centre and a pretty harbour close by. At the heart of the town is the Garibaldi Square, a bustling piazza ringed by cafes and town houses. Duck down the side streets to seek out cosy restaurants and craft shops, and make sure you check out the local market – held each Friday in the square. There are plenty of dining options in Iseo, too, including lake-view restaurants and traditional gelaterie. 

When it comes to exploring further afield, Iseo is only a short drive from Brescia, one of the region’s most beautiful cities. Bergamo is also within easy reach.

Transfer Time

The hotel is 1 hour 5 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.
a bedroom with a bed and a window
Double Deluxe Lake View

Max 2 Adults

Deluxe Lake View Rooms are located in the heart of the hotel and have impressive 180° views of the lake. They can sleep up to 2 adults. 

15 m²

a bedroom with a bed and a window
Double Superior Lake View Balcony

Max 2 Adults

Double Superior Rooms offer stunning views over the lake and adjacent harbour from the private balcony. They can sleep up to 2 adults and are available on request, please call to book.

15 m²

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Junior Suite Lake View

Max 4 Adults

Junior Suites are bright with impressive 180° views of the lake. Spacious with a lounge area complete with sofa bed these rooms can sleep up to 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children and are available on request, please call to book.

33 m²

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Perfect view and pool

Anett H,

Tripadvisor review May 12 2024
We liked the hotell very much, it had a wonderful terrace with infinity pool. The restaurant served good food and the staff was very service mindred and nice. The menue could have had more options...
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megana271, Brooklyn, New York

Tripadvisor review Mar 08 2024
Keep looking - You can find a much better experience elsewhere on the lake. First of all, the food and drink is inedible. I didnt know wine in Italy could be bad, but somehow this is. Second, the...
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