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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Lefay Resort And Spa Lago Di Garda Hotel Gargnano
- Lefay Hotel Gargnano