- Restaurant terrace situated on the lake front
- Tranquil location in Pettenasco, with its own private boat landing stage
Hotel Giardinetto sits right on the shores of Lake Orta, with its own private landing stage; this is as close as you can get to lakeside living in this picturesque corner of the Italian Lakes. Spend the day relaxing by the swimming pool (normally in use May to September) and sun terrace or on the sun deck positioned on the lake. The guest rooms are all clean and comfortable and the lake view rooms offer a simply beautiful vista. The hotel restaurant is renowned for its local specialities and fish dishes, and the terrace provides a wonderful setting for dining late into the evening.
Citalia recommends this hotel for its tranquil location. For added freedom and flexibility, we recommend car hire.
The hotel has 59 rooms (official rating 4 star). Citalia does not accept children at this hotel, however this is not an adult-only property.
Minimum stay 3 nights.
Bars & Restaurants
Included With: Half Board
Open 7.30am - 10am, 12.30pm - 2.30pm and 7.30pm - 10pm
The Hotel Giardinetto Restaurant is renowned for its local specialities and wide selection of wines. Guests have the option to dine inside the fine restaurant with views out to the lake or on the fantastic terrace situated directly over the water. During summer evenings candlelit dinners can be enjoyed under the gazebo on the terrace which is decorated with flowers and candles. A separate informal lunch menu is available during the summer which includes snacks, salads and light lunches.
Serves snacks/lunch from 12.30pm - 3pm (Bar is open 7am - midnight)
The bar serves a vast selection of Italian and international beers, wines and spirits and refreshing cocktails. There is also a drinks service on the beach.
Beach & Pools
Normally in use mid May - September
Wifi, Parking & Boat Stop
Wifi & Parking
Stay connected with the wifi available free of charge.
Parking is available.
Landing Stage & Boat Stop
About the location
Just two miles along the coast from Orta San Giulio lies Pettenasco, a tiny lakeside comune best noted for its handful of excellent restaurants. Its medieval houses, small beach and pretty harbour also help make it one of Lake Orta’s most picturesque locations – we highly recommend exploring the village on foot to truly appreciate its beauty. The local restaurants focus on serving locally sourced cuisine, plus there are often some great wines to enjoy alongside your meal, too.
When it comes to getting out and about, it’s easy to reach the nearby town of Orta San Giulio, which is just around the cove. Best known for its jaw-dropping island, Isola San Giulio, this pretty town is a great place to spend an afternoon strolling the medieval streets or enjoying the views from the lakefront promenade.
Pettenasco is 41 miles from Malpensa airport. We recommend hiring a car in your destination. Simply call us once you’ve completed your booking and we will talk you through the options.
Standard Double With Balcony And Lake View
Max 2 adults
Standard Double Lake View Rooms feature a balcony with views of the lake.
Superior Double Balcony And Lake View
Max 3 adults
Superior Double Lake View Rooms feature a balcony with views of the lake. They can sleep up to three adults.
Free Night Offer
1 Free night for stays of 7 nights completed between 22 August - 18 September 2020.
1 Free night for stays of 4 nights completed between 19 September - 24 October 2020.
Free dinner per person per stay (excluding drinks) for stays of 7 nights or more.
Based on 657 traveller reviews
85% of travellers recommended this hotel
What to expect
“ Loved this Hotel
Goosey2014, London, United Kingdom
Oct 24 2019
A super warm welcome, a brilliant room with spectacular views over the lake, a ferry port next door and some fabulous food. What's not to like about this place?? You can even see the fish from your...
A super warm welcome, a brilliant room with spectacular views over the lake, a ferry port next door and some fabulous food. What's not to like about this place?? You can even see the fish from your balcony!
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“ Wonderful Staff and Gorgeous Location
Cheynna T, Girona, Spain
Oct 22 2019
A friend and I recently spend a weekend at Lake Orta for an athletic event. To be honest, we booked this hotel as it was the only one available, but it turned out to be such a treat. All of the staff...
A friend and I recently spend a weekend at Lake Orta for an athletic event. To be honest, we booked this hotel as it was the only one available, but it turned out to be such a treat. All of the staff at the hotel are warm and friendly and do all they can to help. Our room overlooked the lake and I wish we could have spent the weekend there admiring the view (we competed in a local ultra marathon). Hotel was quiet and we slept very well on comfortable beds. After the race we came in wet and ragged and the staff gave us more towels and shampoo while accommodating our dinner order. Even room service food was fantastic. Breakfast offered plenty of options for two hungry runners, so we were really pleased. I felt so taken care of at this hotel and we will definitely return for a proper holiday. This area of Italy is stunning and I cannot wait to return.
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