Palace Hotel San Pietro

  • Lake Garda, Italy, Bardolino

  • 4.5

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Palace Hotel San Pietro is in the historical district of Bardolino, which means it’s central but tucked away in a peaceful street. The town’s shops, bars and restaurants are all an easy walk away and the lake is just 200 metres from the hotel.

Popular with returners

It's a family-run hotel with just 43 rooms and the service is excellent. Lots of people return year after year, drawn in by its beautiful public areas, light and airy rooms and impressive floor-to-ceiling windows.

Relaxing surroundings

The pool is a welcome addition. It’s heated to 28 degrees and surrounded by well-manicured gardens. From the roof terrace, you'll have some of the best views over the lake and it's also where breakfast is served. We love relaxing here with a cappuccino before heading out to explore for the day. Hire a bike for the day from the hotel and enjoy a relaxing cycle along Bardolino's lakefront. This is a great way to spend a family day out.

Added value

Inghams Guided Walks included from 13th May -11th Oct (excludes 16th Aug, subject to availability)

All holidays include flights from the UK and transfers

24/7 support & tailored advice from our local resort team


Bardolino, Bardolino – where are you, Bardolino? Many know the name from the well-quaffed red wine that comes from the region, but few can place it on a map. But those who do know visit – and then visit again and again. You’ll find Bardolino in the south-east of Lake Garda, reclined between two headlands. It wraps a piazza-topped old town and waterfront promenade into one easily walkable package – and then hands out walking, ferry and train routes so you can extend your summer holiday exploration to Lake Garda’s towns and vineyards, and on to fair Verona and Venice.

Exploring Bardolino's old town

You’ll never get lost walking around Bardolino’s old town, no matter how aimless your strolling – all roads lead to the lake. Once through the lovely stone gateway, it’s an easy ramble past Romanesque churches, a café-lined main piazza and shuttered houses in gelato shades of clementine and cream. There’s usually music in the air too. What was once an old church, Sala della Disciplina, hosts opera, while terraces fill with buskers and musicians in the summer.

Family walking by Lake Garda

A promenade hugs the lake’s edge between Bardolino and Garda. It’s a leisurely hour-long walk or speedier bike ride – longer if you pause at the beaches and lake-view benches en route, great places to stop off with children to rest little legs. The walled town of Lazise is also an easy walk away, home to one of the grandest castles of the Scaligeri family, who ruled the region for over 100 years. The Way of Bardolino as it is known is a collection of walking routes that will take you a little further afield. Take your pick from 75km of paths and 18 nature trails, dipping into whichever vineyards take your fancy as you go along. The nature trails and easy walking paths around Bardolino are ideal for families, as they're not too challenging.

Celebrating Bardolino wine in style

Bardolino vineyards have lined the southern edge of Lake Garda since Roman times. The red wine is loved across the world for its fruity flavour – but, of course, is best drunk in its hometown, preferably with a side of risotto and sunny lake views. Time your summer holiday to Bardolino for September’s wine festival (Festa dell’Uva di Bardolino) to celebrate the region’s greatest grapes. The Olive Oil Museum in neighbouring Cisano shows off another regional speciality, along with antique presses and an olive oil library.

Day trips from Bardolino with children

In the summer, ferries cruise between the wooden piers of Lake Garda, connecting picturesque towns such as castle-topped Sirmione and the Gardone Riviera. Most ferries accept bikes, so you can take the family for a day of cycling on Lake Garda. Why not cycle one way and hop on the boat for the return trip – or vice versa. Alternatively, head to Desenzano or Peschiera, where trains zip off to Venice and Verona, where you can spend the day walking around and soaking up the sights. From this part of the lake make sure you check out the nearby Caneva Aquapark or Lake Garda's famous Gardaland theme park; perfect for keeping the children entertained!

Why book a summer holiday in Bardolino with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Bardolino's best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

Plus, we've included two optional guided walks every week in Bardolino. Join a professional mountain guide and really get to know the area (see more details in the ‘walking’ tab below).

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Bardolino include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

  • No. of rooms: 46
  • No. of floors: 4
  • Official rating: 4.5


Classic Rooms are around 16m² and sleep up to two people.

Classic Balcony Rooms are around 16m² and sleep two people. They have a balcony facing the Guerrieri-Rizzardi Park and overlook the gardens or pool. 

Classic Rooms for sole use are available on request, please call to book.

All rooms have:

  • TV
  • Air-conditioning
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe

Local fees & taxes

A resort tax of approx. €1.50 per person per night is payable locally


  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No
  • Accessible rooms are available on request, please call to book.
  • Please note that due to the narrow nature of the street outside the hotel, it is not always possible for coach transfers to drop guests off directly outside the entrance. In these cases the coach will stop at the nearby bus park where we will arrange a taxi service to drop guests off directly at the hotel's door.
  • Airport transfer time: approx. 45 mins by coach from Verona airport
  • 150 metres to centre of Bardolino
  • 200 metres to the lake front
  • 600 metres to the ferry point 
  • 100 metres to the nearest bus stop

Stunning modern spa

The hotel's brand new private spa 'La Scala' will be a fantastic addition to your stay.

Spa facilities include:

  • Sauna, steam room, emotional shower, sunbeds, relaxation room, food & drink corner (includes, cakes, pastries, herbal teas, dried fruits and more...)
  • Open from 11am-7pm daily
  • Bookable and payable locally for €100 for 1.5 hours private use (max. 4 guests) or €200 for 3 hours private use (max. 8 guests)
  • Pool Towels (first towel is free, successive towels available for €2 per towel)

Hotel Facilities

  • Outdoor salt water pool heated to 28°C
  • Outdoor salt water whirlpool
  • Bike hire (payable locally, approx. €15 per day)
  • Pet Friendly (€10 a day, payable locally)
  • Garden
  • Entertainment room with a pool table and darts
  • Free Wi-Fi 
  • Parking (€5 per car per day, payable locally)
Family Facilities
  • Cots are available for approx. €10 per day (payable locally)

Enjoy a buffet breakfast each morning with cakes, fresh pastries and hot options. You'll have a choice of fruit juice, freshly brewed coffee and teas. It's served on the panoramic roof terrace so you can enjoy the lovely views as you start the day. 

Bistrot Il Terrazzino is located on the ground floor beside the garden. The restaurant has a small lunch and dinner menu and is open from midday - 9pm daily. 

The Lounge Bar in the lobby area serves drinks and light snacks. It has a small menu of lunches and light dinners. It has a great wine list and cocktail menu, so stop by in the evening for a drink. In good weather you can also enjoy drinks outside in the hotel's small garden. The bar is open every day from 11am until midnight. 

Peter's Bar is open everyday between 10.30am and midnight. It's a great place to have a coffee in the morning or an aperitivo at sunset. Sit outside in the sunshine on the terrace.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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