Hotel Mayer & Splendid

  • Lake Garda, Italy, Desenzano

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A historic former residential villa, Hotel Mayer & Splendid is nestled on Desenzano's lake front with incredible views across the bay and harbour. With the lakeside promenade home to boutiques, cafes and gelateria and the ferry port just a stone's throw away, the Mayer & Splendid is in a prime location. The hotel itself has been renovated in recent years and has an tasteful and traditional decor with bright, airy communal spaces. A lovely bar opens out onto the lake facing terrace and offer the perfect excuse to relax with a refreshing drink.

Rooms here are spacious and tranquil, all boasting balconies with views out over the lake or town. The dining room overlooks the promenade and offers a hot and cold breakfast buffet each morning. Dinner can be taken at the a la carte restaurant where you can enjoy local dishes and gourmet pizzas on the terrace (payable locally). The recently renovated spa area offers use of a sauna, Turkish bath, dip pool and relaxation area with herbal tea station (payable locally).

Transfer time: approx. 45 mins by coach.



Added value

Stay 10 nights and pay for 9 nights or stay 14 nights and pay for 12 nights between 07 Apr - 31 Oct 20

Complimentary drinks including soft drinks, wine and beer from 7pm - 11pm for holidays between 21 Sep - 31 Oct 19, 20 Apr - 23 Jun 20 and 23 Sep - 31 Oct 20 (available at other times for €10pppd)

Free tea and biscuits every day between 4pm and 5pm

Complimentary bike hire (subject to availability)

Save 10% on the hotel price for holidays between 07 Apr - 31 Oct 20 booked by 31 Mar 20

Honeymoon Offer: Complimentary bottle of sparkling wine

  • No. of rooms: 50
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 4
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:
  • Official rating: 3

Standard Rooms are finished in light colours and can sleep up to two people. They have side lake views from the balcony and facilities include air conditioning, TV, safe, minibar, hairdryer and shower.

Superior Rooms sleep up to three people and enjoy stunning lake views from the balcony and a bath or shower.

Junior Suites can accommodate two people and have a balcony or terrace with lake view and a living area.


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

Breakfast is taken in the stylish and bright dining room located on the ground floor of the hotel. You'll have both hot and cold options including home made pastries, eggs, cold meats and cheeses all served with freshly brewed coffees and teas.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

A holiday in Desenzano combines a picturesque lakeside resort setting with the vibrant atmosphere of a thriving Italian community. Social life is focused on the many bars, cafés, pizzerias and restaurants in the historic centre and on the pedestrianised shopping area. Narrow streets lead up to the medieval castle that overlooks the town and offers panoramic views of the lake. Desenzano has two harbours and two public beaches.

The resort has the best ferry and hydrofoil services on the lake so the main lakeside towns, including Garda, Peschiera and Sirmione, are very accessible. Bus and train connections are excellent and Verona, Venice and Padua are within easy reach.


Things to do in resort

Holidays in Desenzano give you great access to two harbours and two public beaches. The resort has the best ferry and hydrofoil services on the lake so the main lakeside towns, including Garda, Peschiera and Sirmione, are very accessible. Bus and train connections are excellent and Verona, Venice and Padua are within easy reach.

You can also attend the Verona Opera from Desenzano, see our Verona Opera information page.

  • Panoramic views from Desenzano castle
  • Archaeological museum
  • Roman Villa
  • 16th century cathedral where the Last Supper by Tiepolo can be found
  • Visit to Parco Sigurta botanical gardens
  • Boat trips to other resorts around the lake
  • Gardaland theme park
  • Caneva World waterpark
  • Cinema
  • Cycling
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Walking


Location in resort
  • Longitude: 10.5407693
  • Latitude: 45.4701496

For more information on travel and transport visit our Desenzano page


FREE EXCURSION | Pre-book 3 excursions per person and receive Verona* full day FREE.

Please note: Only one Verona opera booking per person can be counted towards your 3 excursions.


Verona Opera - Jun to Sept - please visit our Opera information page for booking details and prices

Wine Tour from £48 Tuesdays only
12.35pm - 6.50pm
Spend the day sipping some of the finest wines of the Veneto and Trentino regions in the sunshine. Discover the secrets of wine making and enjoy a small snack with a selection of full bodied fresh, refreshing whites and vibrant rose.

Tour of Lake Garda from £48 Mondays and Fridays 
8.15am - 6.45pm 
Explore the resorts of Lake Garda with one of our fantastic tours. Take a coach down the famous Gardesana road and cruise the crystalline waters on a boat trip to resorts with time for shopping, sight seeing and lunch.

Dolomites from £53 Mondays only  
6.40am - 8.00pm 
Drive through the scenic South Tyrol right through to Pass Pordoi and immerse yourself in the vibrant countryside of the Dolomites. Stop for a drink at one of the Refugio's or explore the flora and fauna on foot during this guided tour.

Venice Classic from £70 Tuesdays and Thursdays 
8.30am - 7.30pm 
This spectacular guided tour offers you a full day in the rich and decadent city of Venice. Including coach and water taxi transfers, our tour leader will guide you through the sights and on a gondola (optional and payable locally) before you enjoy free time to explore this enchanting city at your own pace.

Verona Classic from £43 Tuesdays and Fridays
9.30am - 5.40pm  
Visit one of Italy's most popular citta d'Arte and traverse this spectacular medieval city which is home to the Roman Ampitheatre, Juliet's balcony and the stunning Via Mazzini.

Bookable Locally

Milan from £59 Thursdays only
Take the coach down to the cobbled streets of Milan and spend the day immersing yourself in the stunning architecture of this industrial city.

**Please note that 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. See terms & conditions.** 


Restaurants & Bars

The hotel's a la carte restaurant is known for its cuisine. You can expect to see fresh fish dishes here along with home cooked pizzas and pasta, fragrant risottos and of course decadent desserts. During summer, take advantage of the warm weather and dine on the terrace that overlooks the lake.


New for 2019, Hotel Mayer & Splendid have created a wellness area within their hotel which includes a sauna, Turkish bath, mini pool and relaxation area with herbal tea station (payable locally)

General Facilities

  • Free wifi
  • Parking

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Hotel Mayer & Splendid
Desenzano, Lake Garda,Bed & Breakfast
10/10/2020 - 7 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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