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Hotel Gardenia al Lago
Ranked #3 of 19 Hotels in Gargnano
Certificate of Excellence
London
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102 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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“Lovely, top class experience”
Reviewed 30 April 2013

We stayed in this hotel for 3 nights in April.

It was off season and very quiet, with only 4 other rooms taken.

We had the Benaco room and this was beautiful. The views were breathtaking, the furniture very grand and the curtains and linen very white and beautiful.

We had half board and as we were off peak this was to be taken in their sister Hotel, Hotel Du Lac.

I had warned them months previously that we are vegetarian, however at dinner we were asked if we ate fish, which we do not, and this lead to a rather mixed dinner of different things. To be honest we were slightly disappointed. However the following two nights considerably made up for this, with particular attention being made to make our vegetarian 3 course meal to be exciting, which it was and very enjoyable.

The breakfast spread was considerable considering that there weren't many of us staying.

The staff and, in particular the owner, were very welcoming, very friendly and very helpful. They seemed to genuinely care about your stay, as only a family run hotel can. There was also always a family member in reception or at dinner, which added to the family feel.

We were also able to get wifi in the room although this isn't advertised.

Overall a lovely stay and I would thoroughly recommend this family run hotel.

Room Tip: Benaco rooms have lovely views
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Podgorica, Montenegro
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Reviewed 22 November 2012

Wonderful, noble, peaceful place where all rich in culture and civilization. On the shore of Lake Garda is located in a series of beautiful small town. In Gargnano writer Lawrence liked to stay.
The hotel is beautiful, with a lovely garden. I was in Benaco room with a terrace overlooking the lake. The lake is beautiful. Every morning is different. At night you can hear the sound of water.There are different types of activities from swimming, diving, boat rides on the lake in all directions.
The food is excellent. The whole atmosphere is incredibly intimate. The staff is very friendly. I thank them for their pleasant stay and warm welcome ... I hope to come again next year.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 October 2012

We stayed in a panorama room for 2 nights - these rooms are fully refurbished with a balcony facing south over the hotel garden towards the lake. The room was not large, but not cramped and certainly big enough for a couple. The bathroom was small but stylish and very clean with a shower but no bath. The bed was in fact two single beds pushed together, and it was a little hard for my taste. The hotel is very quiet though and we slept well. The staff are friendly and helpful.

In fact, the hotel is just outside Gargnano in a tiny hamlet called Villa, and it's about a 10 minute walk into Gargnano which wasn't a problem for us. The hotel car park is tiny and we never found a space, but the hotel has parking permits to park on the street outside and we had no problem finding a space.

The breakfast buffet is really good, and breakfast is eaten on the terrace by the lake which is delightful in the summer.

I would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Mystic, Connecticut
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Reviewed 3 October 2012

We recently spent 2 nights at the hotel. This was our second trip here. This time we were with friends who were in the lakes region for the first time. We were not disappointed. The lakeview room with balcony was wonderful and the rooms was perfect. We couldn't have asked for more. We ate both nights at the hotel. One night in the garden, spectacular, and the second night inside. The meals were great and the service was the best. We would come back again.

Room Tip: Choose a room with water view and balcony. You will not regret it.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Weatherford, Texas
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Reviewed 18 September 2012

This is a delightful hotel run by a nice family. We were greeted on arrival and helped with our luggage. Wonderful areas to retreat and relax. The garden and lounge were very nice. Breakfast in the morning right on the lake was more than anyone could ask. Always a delicious variety. Free wifi in the lobby and garden area. It would have been nice to have in the room, but then it forced you to get out and enjoy the beauty - which was a good thing. Very close to walk to the town of Gargnano and many beautiful sights along the way. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 September 2012 via mobile

Gardenia al Lago is full of charm, from the hotel itself, to its location right on the lake to the staff / owners.

The room was tastefully furnished with antique furniture and a new comfy bathroom with a big bath. The interior was stylish - especially the original 1920s decor.

The hotel offered a very relaxed way to enjoy Lake Garda; about 1km / an easy walk to Gargnano with its pretty little harbour and waterfront restaurants.

Amazing style for a 3* hotel. Peaceful, relaxed and stylish.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Castelverde, Italy
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Reviewed 14 September 2012

I have just spent four perfect days at Hotel Gardenia with my husband. The Arosio family welcomed us back for the fourth time like old friends and it was a pleasure to see many familiar faces among the staff. We were lucky to get a standard rooms as ours was a last-minute booking but I could not fault the room we had in any way. Dining out on the terrace for breakfast, lunch and dinner was a treat and the service was , as always, impeccable and nothing was ever too much trouble. We made the most of the beautiful gardens and swam in the lake every day.

Villa di Gargnano is a beautiful, quiet back-water - never heaving with tourists and great for amateur photographers like myself as it is so unspoilt. The connection to DHLawrence adds as extra fascination to the place and I would advise reading his book Twilight in Italy which captures the atmosphere of the place even in modern times.

My choice every time I need to re-charge my batteries -I will undoubtedly be back there soon!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Gardenia al Lago
Address: Via Colletta' 53, 25084, Gargnano, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Brescia > Gargnano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Gargnano
#4 Romantic Hotel in Gargnano
#8 Family Hotel in Gargnano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quite and charming House located directly on the water in a splendid and peaceful position. The renovated rooms are furnished with old period furniture, are air-conditioned and have a balcony with lake view. The garden with its olive trees, palms and Mediterranean vegetation is the ideal place to relax, wrapped in a triumph of flowers and silence. When the weather is nice, breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the magnificent garden facing the lake. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Gardenia Al Lago Gargnano
Gardenia Al Lago Hotel
Hotel Gardenia Al Lago Lake Garda/Gargnano, Italy

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