Hotel Catullo

  • Lake Garda, Italy, Bardolino

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The best thing about Hotel Catullo is its location. It's in the centre of Bardolino right on the harbour and it has fantastic lake views. You're within easy walking distance of everything the town has to offer. Family-run restaurants, busy bars and the stunning lakeside promenade are all on your doorstep. The ferry port is less than a minute down the road, so it's ideal if you want to explore the lake. Regular ferries can take you to nearby towns like Peschiera or up to the rugged terrain and medieval castles of Malcesine.

This is a family-run hotel so you'll get a warm and friendly welcome. It exudes personality with antique statues, paintings and even the odd Vespa decorating the communal areas. The rooms have a traditional Italian design and every room has a balcony with lake views. There's a small pool at the back of the hotel that gets the sun all day. We love relaxing here with a cocktail from the pool bar! Don't leave without trying the hotel's restaurant, Catullo. It’s where you'll find some of the tastiest pizzas in Bardolino, best enjoyed on sunny terrace beside the promenade.

Transfer time: approx. 45 mins by coach from Verona airport.

Added value

Honeymoon Offer: Free bottle of sparkling wine

10% discount at Restaurant Catullo (bookable & payable locally)

  • No. of rooms: 31
  • No. of buildings: 2
  • No. of floors: 3


Superior rooms are located in the hotel's annexe, which is adjacent to original building and connected by a covered walkway.  

  • Official rating: 3

Local Fees and Taxes

Cots are available for a local fee of €10 per night.


Twin Rooms have lake views and a balcony. They can sleep up to two people and have traditional décor. Facilities include air conditioning (during July and August and other periods depending on the weather), TV, safe, hairdryer and a shower.

Superior Rooms also have lake views and a balcony but offer more space and sleep up to two people. They have a bathtub or shower. These rooms are located in the annexe. Superior Rooms sleeping up to three people are available but do not have a lake view - the extra bed is a single sofa bed. 

Please note that only superior rooms have lift access.


Adapted rooms are available on request in the annexe.

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: Yes

A holiday to Bardolino means enjoying lots of excellent wines. The town's surrounded by a stunning scene of orchards, olive groves and vineyards. Plan your trip for around the end of September and you’ll be able to enjoy the Bardolino Wine Festival that celebrates the town’s namesake wine - a light, fruity red that pairs perfectly with fish.

What to see on a Bardolino holiday

It’s not just about the wine here. The town has a busy main square filled with cafés, restaurants and upmarket shops. Evening choir and music concerts are often held here during the summer, making it a great place to spend an evening people watching and enjoying local food. The square leads down to a pretty harbour where you’ll find miles of lakeside promenade that’s perfect for walking or cycling - it’ll take you all the way to the neighbouring resort of Garda. If you’re after something more strenuous, there are plenty of walking trails nearby. Choose from over 20 that head up into the hills that surround the town.

Discover more things to see and do on Lake Garda.

Why book a holiday in Bardolino with Inghams

We love holidays in Bardolino and have made sure to hand-pick the best hotels in the resort, whether you're after a luxury stay in the centre of town or a family-run hotel with lakeside views. We've secured the best offers for you so you can be assured of great value and your holiday is in safe hands with Inghams.


Free Excursion: Pre-book three excursions per person and receive a FREE full day excursion to Verona

Pre-book your excursions online or give us a call

Verona Opera from £64 per person (evening)

The Verona Opera is definitely one for the bucket list! The season runs from mid June to early September and covers all the classics including Aida by Verdi or Turnadot by Puccini. Whichever performance you choose; you’ll have an incredible evening. We’ve included transport to and from the arena so you won’t have to worry about a thing. Find out more about Verona Opera and view the 2022 schedule.

Price based on un-numbered steps tickets, upgrades are available

Venice Classic from £68 per person (full day)

Venice is not to be missed! This excursion allows you to explore the city with a guide and at your own pace. You’ll arrive by coach and grab a water taxi to the centre. You’ll also have the option to add on a gondola ride (payable locally). There’s plenty of time to take in sights of the Basilica, Doge's Palace, St Mark's square and the Rialto bridge  – this is the perfect introduction to one of Italy's most magical cities.

Departs: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Venice Special from £77 per person (full day)

Extend your day in Venice with this excursion. You’ll spend the day exploring the cobbled lanes and canals. We’ve included a lagoon boat trip that takes around an hour – you’ll get to see the Laguna islands as well as other famous spots and monuments. There is so much to see and do in the city, and with your departure time back to your hotel not until 9pm, you won't be rushed to fit them all in.

Departs: Wednesdays (not available for summer 2021)

Majestic Dolomites from £50 per person (full day)

Start with a scenic drive through the exceptional South Tyrol, Val di Fiemme, Cavalese and Moena regions. You’ll then stop off at Passa Pordoi and take in the incredible views from this 2,000-metre-high vantage point. There’s some free time to explore the terrain at your own pace, either by taking one of the trekking paths or simply enjoying an Aperol at a refugio and taking in the views. A stop off at the chocolate box town of Ortisei is included on the way back to your hotel as well as plenty of stops for photo opportunities in this awe inspiring landscape.

Departs: Mondays and Fridays

Tour of Lake Garda from £48 per person (half day)

Get ready to explore the best of Lake Garda on this excursion – there’s so much natural beauty and picturesque towns to discover. See the spectacular mountain scenery of the north and the sunny plains of the south. Travelling by both coach and ferry, the tour itinerary for this excursion varies depending on where you start but will usually follow the famous Gardensana road lined with fragrant olive and lemon trees to reach the likes of Malcesine, Sirmione, Salo and Limone.

Departs: Tuesdays and Fridays

Verona from £37 per person (full day)

Verona is one of Italy’s most charming little cities. This day trip dips into the romance of the medieval city, reliving the scenes from Romeo and Juliet while wandering around through the cobbled streets and past ancient buildings. The impressive 2,000-year-old Roman arena is one of the best preserved Roman amphitheatres in the world and is currently home to the Verona Opera, and the marble paved shopping street of Via Mazzini leads you to the stunning Piazza Delle Erbe. 

Departs: Tuesdays and Fridays

Milan (full day, bookable locally)

Milan is one of the most stunning cities in Italy and has transformed what comes to mind when we think of the industrial landscape. This hive of activity and industry plays host to the heavyweights of haute couture fashion, art and baroque architecture. From the towering and awe inspiring Duomo to Da Vinci's Last Supper housed in the Santa Maria delle Grazie, a guided tour of Milan is to be missed.

Departs: Thursdays

Please note that excursions are not pre-bookable in Bardolino for summer 2021 - some excursions are available to book locally, but will only run subject to meeting minimum numbers.

We act at all times as a selling agent for the suppliers. All excursions require minimum numbers to run and are subject to change. Some excursions may not be available to pre-book in low season but may be available to book locally subject to numbers. Prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. Please see our terms & conditions.

  • Small pool with a whirlpool in the hotel's garden with loungers and parasols (open 8.30am - 7.30pm)
  • Pool towels (payable locally)
  • Pool bar service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking

A buffet breakfast is served each morning with freshly baked pastries, cakes and breads along with cold cuts, cheeses, yogurts and fresh fruit accompanied by delicious Italian coffee.

The hotel has a popular a la carte restaurant known simply as Catullo. It serves some of the best food on the harbour. Choose from options like wood fired pizzas and beautifully cooked fresh fish from the lake. You'll need to book a table in advance and Inghams guests receive a 10% discount on the lunch and dinner menu. 

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free

Please advise of any special dietary requirements at the time of booking. 

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 10.7171483
  • Latitude: 45.5473521
  • Location Description:
    • Resort centre location
    • On the lakside promenade
    • 40 metres to the lake
    • 400 metres to the nearest bus stop

Reviews of Hotel Catullo

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per person from £459
Hotel Catullo
Bardolino, Lake Garda,Bed & Breakfast
04/05/2022 - 3 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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