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Hotel Nazionale

  • Lake Garda, Italy, Desenzano

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Set back from the main road yet a short stroll from both the centre of Desenzano and the lakefront, this contemporary and stunning hotel offers not just an enviable location but stellar levels of service, far exceeding its 3.5 star status. The property has a sleek and modern feel with an elegant décor complimented by spacious rooms and verdant gardens complete with pool. The rooms here are rich with cosmopolitan tones of stone grey and cream offset by splashes of fuchsia and turquoise to bring the settings to life and create the perfect space for you to kick back and relax. There is a large dining room on the ground floor where an extensive hot and cold breakfast buffet is served each morning complete with fresh fruit juices, coffee and teas. Pastries baked on site along with bacon, sausages, made to order eggs, fresh fruit and cold cuts provide the perfect spread to start your day. In the small but beautifully manicured gardens, you will find a pool and whirlpool which is ideal for a spot of afternoon rest and relaxation whether you've spent the day strolling around Desenzano and its bright and lively promenade or hopped on the ferry to one of its neighbouring resorts such as the turquoise Peschiera or rustic and cobbled Sirmione.  

Rooms

  • No. of rooms: 41
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 3
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:
  • Official rating: 3

These sleek and modern rooms are spacious with good amenities and soundproofing to ensure peace and quiet during your stay. 

Comfort Room (Sleeps 2)

Superior Room (Sleeps 2-3)

Junior Suite (Sleeps 2-4)

*Please note that the 'Comfort' room has a shower only, 'Superior' and 'Junior Suite' have bath or shower.

All rooms have the following amenities: 

  • Air conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Satellite LCD TV 
  • Telephone
  • Minibar (payable locally)
  • Electronic Safe

 

Accessibility

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes

Meals

The main restaurant on site is the in fact the breakfast hall where a rich and varied continental breakfast with hot options is served each day including freshly baked pastries, breads, sausages, bacon and eggs cooked to order. The restaurant has large panoramic windows which look out onto the flourishing gardens and glittering pools and in warmer months, you can take breakfast out on the garden terrace. The 'Lounge Dionysus' is the hotel bar which is open throughout the day not just for drinks but also light snacks such as sandwiches, small pasta dishes and of course local gelato. Here, you can obtain cold drinks throughout the day and into the evening as you sit by the pool living La Dolce Vita with an Aperol Spritz in hand!

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast

Desenzano

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

  • Cinema
  • Cycling
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Walking

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.

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 10.5411957
  • Latitude: 45.4666436

For more information on travel and transport visit our Desenzano page

Excursions

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.

PRE-BOOKABLE EXCURSIONS 2019

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 subject to change. Prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. See terms & conditions.** 

Facilities

Restaurant and Bar

The main restaurant on site is the in fact the breakfast hall where a rich and varied continental breakfast with hot options is served each day including freshly baked pastries, breads, sausages, bacon and eggs cooked to order. The restaurant has large panoramic windows which look out onto the flourishing gardens and glittering pools and in warmer months, you can take breakfast out on the garden terrace. The 'Lounge Dionysus' is the hotel bar which is open throughout the day not just for drinks but also light snacks such as sandwiches, small pasta dishes and of course local gelato. Here, you can obtain cold drinks throughout the day and into the evening as you sit by the pool living La Dolce Vita with an Aperol Spritz in hand! 

Pools and Beaches

There is an amply sized swimming pool located in the Nazionale's flourishing gardens. Complete with built in whirlpool and plenty of sun loungers and parasols so you can make the most of the Desenzano sunshine. Pool towels are provided.

For those wanting to take a dip in the cool, crystalline waters of Lake Garda itself, there are plenty of man made beaches along Desenzano's shorelines. The most popular is the stunning Spiaggia di Rivoltella which is one of the rarer lakeside beaches which has sand rather than shingle and rock. 

General Facilities

  • Free wifi
  • Parking
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi

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Hotel Nazionale
Desenzano, Lake Garda,Bed & Breakfast
13/05/2020 - 3 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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