Hotel Giardinetto

Italian Lakes, Lake Orta

4 * Quiet location Swimming Pool Views Lake Front Bed and Breakfast
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  • 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 and is 2 miles from the town of Orta San Giulio; 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 comfortably furnished and the lake view rooms offer a 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 and slightly isolated location. For added freedom and flexibility, we suggest 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.



Bars & Restaurants

Giardinetto Restaurant

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

Swimming Pool

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.

Transfer time

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.

Max 2 Adults

The Classic rooms are comfortable and furnished in a contemporary style. These rooms overlook the road

Classic With Balcony And Lake View

Max 2 adults

Classic 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.


Early Booking Discount

10% Early booking discount for stays up to 3 nights completed between 01 - 05 April 2024, 21 September - 31 October 2024 booked by 31 March 2024.

10% Early booking discount for stays up to 6 nights completed between 06 May - 15 June 2024 and 28 August - 20 September 2024 booked by 31 March 2024.

Free Night Offer

1 Free night for stays of 7 nights completed between 06 May - 15 June 2023 and 25 August - 20 September 2024.

1 Free night for stays of 4 nights completed between 01 - 05 April 2024 and 21 September - 31 October 2024.

Meal Offer

Free dinner per person per stay (excluding drinks) for stays completed 01 April - 31 October 2024.

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Giardinetto- a delightful experience!

Linda D,

Tripadvisor review Oct 31 2023
The staff have been working at this resort for years and are delightful. The resort itself is a family operation with nice rooms and amazing lake swimming access. Getting to the village of Orta can...
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If you want an excellent hotel at Lake Orta then this Is definitely the one to choose.

Marpak45, Somerset, United Kingdom

Tripadvisor review Oct 16 2023
One of the best hotels I have stayed at. I can’t fault it at all. Friendly staff, excellent service, beautifully clean, delicious food. Lovely swimming pool and easy access to other areas via the...
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