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Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda
Ranked #2 of 19 Hotels in Gargnano
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Moscow, Russia
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“Two days of paradise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

The hotel has all the luxury one could wish for. The rooms are beautiful and the view from each room on Lake Garda is simply breathtaking. The spa facilities and the gym were to my full satisfaction. The view from the heated outside swimming pool on the snowy moountains at minus 8 degrees was just brilliant. The breakfast and dinners are good but not spectacular. The staff at the spa was very good and the reception staff and the restaurant staff were good but not exceptional. It is well worth the trip and I hope to come back here some day.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2012

I have just got back from a weekend spent at the beautiful Lefay Resort. The staff were very efficient and polite. The setting is spectacular 6km above the lake. The structure is stunning, beautifully designed / engineered and every room overlooks the lake with huge glass windows. The pools / huge external jacuzzi is amazing and the spa is beautiful and very well run. I really did not like the interior design of the hotel or the rooms but the structure itself makes up for it. I would not recommend full board or even half board (especially in high season) as there are lots of lovely little resturants within a 10 minute drive that are well worth discovering. Just open the slow food guide and take your pick.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Campo di Trens, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

We stayed in the Lefay Resort just for one night, but this night was special. A wonderful spacious, but cosy room with a bathtub to dream and food, that left no wishes open. The whole hotel is built around the spa as it´s centre. You find everything to relax: saunas in different heats, nice waterbeds to relax. If you like to swim outside even in january, this is your place to be. The stay is not cheap, but worth it´s money. And you can take home flipflops and a bag ;-)

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2012

the Lefay is an hotel very much worthy of its five stars (stars being sometimes generously given in Europe).
The spa facilities are excellent. Swimming in the outdoor heated swimming pool and looking at the sunset (or the sunrise) on the Garda lake is a fabulous and unique experience (we were there in december). This hotel is elegantly designed and furnished. The bedrooms are comfortable, spacious and with beautiful views (we stayed in a junior suite), The bathrooms are both practical and beautiful (and clean of course). There is a diversity of customers but single persons, young couples, senior ones (like ourselves) and families mix together in an amazingly happy fashion (in our experience, it is not always the case). A special note a praise for the staff : they are truly exceptionnaly nice, dedicated and helpful. Some are young and can be on training but they do their best to help the customers.

On the (slightly) inconvenient side, the location is uphill Gargnano (the cost to bear for the magnificent scenery you enjoyed at the Lefay). To get there, you drive up a rather steepy and curvy road. It means you think twice before driving down (especially in a winter evening) for a dinner in a Garda lake coast restaurant (there is an excellent one at Gargnano). The Lefay hotel is a real five stars hotel, the restaurant is not. To take an example, in a restaurant worthy of a five stars hotel you get a freshly pressed orange juice at breakfast : it is not the case at the Lefay. Nevertheless, you get very decent meals with some reasonnably priced good italian wines at the Lefay restaurant.
I don't want to stop on a critical point : in short, the Lefay resort is an excellent hotel.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Westmount, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2012

great food
great room
great views
great walking paths
do not miss the chance to stay here if you are in the area

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Wdinburgh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2011

The other reviews are thorough, so won't reiterate everything.

The setting is stunning. Great views over Lago di Garda and the hills. Sunset drinks on the terrace are not to be missed. The bedrooms are clean, well-serviced and well equipped (other reviews mention that there is no AC, but this is 1) in Europe and 2) an eco-friendly setup, so to be expected).

We found the food to be very good. However, it was not a typical Italian experience in the sense of finding local flair. The kitchen does, however, attempt to address this with their "Italian tradition" selections. It was a little bit like being on a cruise. Plenty of good choice, but you are a somewhat captive audience. There is the van into town, but we had dinner included and spent a number of days out in the mountains and towns, so decided to have dinner at the hotel.

I recommend this place if checking in and forgetting the rest of the world is your thing. The few spa treatments we had were also top notch. It is hard not to relax and unwind here. If want a base for exploring the towns of the lake, then maybe not.

The staff were very attentive and service is at a very high standard. Try to speak some Italian to the staff and it will pay dividends!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2011

We stayed at the Lefay for 4 nights at the start of our honeymoon and on the whole it met our expectations as the perfect place to unwind and relax. It is a bit of a trek up to the hotel from the small town of Gargnano but the views such a hill-side location offer make it well worth it. Was so nice relaxing in the infinity pool with a fantastic view of the lake. Although the location does at times feel a bit isolated the hotel do offer a free (well in the day anyway) shuttle bus to and from Gargnano.

We stayed on a half-board basis – the hotel restaurant Limone provided excellent efficient and friendly service and the food was generally excellent. Maybe not Michelin-starred status (for that you’ll have to visit La Tortuga restaurant in Gargnano centre) but I’d certainly consider it a ‘fine dining’ experience. My only recommendation would be the ambience could be improved a little by dimming the lighting which was a bit too bright.

The infinity pool is heated and clean and as mentioned earlier offers stunning views of the lake. The whirpool never got too crowded either. Warning - poolside drinks and snacks are very expensive so be prepared for this. The Spa facilities were very good. Look out for last minute offers on tree outside spa (tend to knock 20% off the price). My wife had one of the best ever body massages here.

Surprisingly they have no wireless internet access in the rooms, it's available only in the bar area. Not a major issue for us as when we wanted to occasionally check our emails etc. as there were a couple of desktops by the side of reception available but I could see how it could annoy some people.

The hotel is advertised as fully air-conditioned but we found the system not particularly effective. the ventilation is not fan-based i.e. the cool air naturally circulates around the building. The can only be adjusted from -3 to +3 of the building temperature. We found, for our tastes anyway, the room insufficiently cool so we requested a floor-fan.

Generally a very high standard hotel , okay the room rates reflect that but I think in this case you get what you pay for. Overall a very pleasant and relaxing stay in stunning surroundings. Recommended for a couple on honeymoon.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda
Address: Via Feltrinelli 136, 25084, Gargnano, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Brescia > Gargnano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Gargnano
#1 Romantic Hotel in Gargnano
#2 Luxury Hotel in Gargnano
#2 Family Hotel in Gargnano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda 5*
Number of rooms: 93
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda is located in Gargnano, one of the most picturesque villages on the lake. The Resort, the first to be awarded the prestigious 5-star superior rating on Lake Garda, is situated inside an 11 hectares natural park in the heart of the spectacular and renowned "Riviera dei Limoni", surrounded by gentle hills and natural terraces rich in olive trees and woods overlooking the lake. ... more   less 
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