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 best 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 on the lunch & dinner menu at Restaurant Catullo for all Inghams guests (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.

It’s not just about the wine though. 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 harbor 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. Some of these lead to towns on the lake while others take you to some fantastic viewing spots of the sparkling lake from above.


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

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.

Verona Opera (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. You can find out more about the opera and see the 2021 programme here.

Price: from £64 per person (price based on un-numbered steps tickets, upgrades are available)

Departs: Various days from June to September (click here for the 2021 schedule)

Venice Classic (full day)

Spend a day in this rich and indulgent city; known for its spectacular Renaissance architecture, dramatic theatre history, cobbled streets and charming waterways. It’s not to be missed! Our Venice Classic excursion allows you to explore the city with a guide as well as at your own pace. You’ll arrive there by coach and a water taxi transfer is included into the historic 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 in your own time – this is the perfect introduction to one of Italy's most magical cities.

Price: from £68 per person

Departs: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Venice Special (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.

Price: from £77 per person Not available for summer 2021

Departs: Wednesdays

Majestic Dolomites (full day)

We think the Dolomites are the most breath-taking part of the Alps and this excursion gives you the chance to embrace mountain life with one of our fantastic tour guides. It starts 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. Then 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.

Price: from £50 per person 

Departs: Mondays and Fridays

Tour of Lake Garda (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.

Price: from £48 per person

Departs: Tuesdays and Fridays

Verona (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. The handsome city mixes its rich past and modern present with great style.

Price: from £37 per person

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 the price of excursions will vary depending on the resort you are staying in. 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.


Pools & Beaches

There's a small pool with a whirlpool in the hotel's garden. Loungers and parasols are provided for guests use free of charge and there is even a bar service so you can sit back, relax and enjoy some of the gorgeous cocktails the Catullo bar has to offer. The pool is open from 8.30am to 7.30pm and a pool towel service is available for a small local fee. 

The award winning nearby beach of Lido di Mirabello (payable locally) offers crystalline waters, grassy picnic spots and with the promenade close by, its easy to make a day of your time here by having a spot of lunch in one of the many cafes or ice cream parlours. 

General Facilities

  • Free wifi
  • Car parking
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

A buffet breakfast is served each morning and offers 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 surrounding waters - there's a vast and inventive menu. You'll need to book up a table here in advance and the food is payable locally - but all Inghams gusts receive a 10% discount on the lunch and dinner menu here. 

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: 10.719051
  • Latitude: 45.547957
  • Location Description:
    • Resort centre location
    • On the lakside promenade
    • 40 metres to the lake
    • 400 metres to the nearest bus stop

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Hotel Catullo
Bardolino, Lake Garda,Bed & Breakfast
29/09/2021 - 3 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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